Luxury

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesign for its GLS (formerly the GL-Class), and this time around there will be an ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach model to challenge the Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and potentially something from Aston Martin's rived Lagonda brand. Talk of the Maybach GLS dates back to 2014, and now the first prototypes have surfaced. They were spotted recently exiting Mercedes' main test center in Germany. The Maybach GLS will share its body and lights with the regular GLS but will feature a unique grille with vertical slats. The Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept...

  • Aston Martin DBS 59 special edition
    Aston Martin pays tribute to DBR1 with new DBS 59 special edition

    Aston Martin has worked overtime to crank out numerous special editions. The latest pays homage to an iconic bit of motorsport history; the DBR1 race car. To celebrate that amazing machine, Aston Martin has created the DBS 59, based on the latest DBS Superleggera. The number 59 is in reference to...

  • BOOK by Cadillac
    Chapter closed: Book by Cadillac subscription goes on hiatus

    Book by Cadillac, the luxury brand's car subscription service, will shut down effective Dec. 1. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the subscription service's end and cited ongoing challenges for the program's demise. Motor Authority reached out to Cadillac for additional information on the...

  • 2020 BMW X6 M spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW X6 M spy shots and video

    There's a new generation of the BMW X6 in the works, and like its predecessor it will spawn a high-performance X6 M variant. Today we have our first look at the high-performance variant from BMW M thanks to the sighting of a prototype testing in Germany. Clear give-aways that this is the BMW M...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible (M850i xDrive Convertible)
    2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible bows ahead of 2018 LA auto show

    BMW on Thursday unveiled the convertible version of its revived 8-Series. The car makes its formal debut this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show and will be in showrooms next March, arriving as a 2019 model. Just one variant will be available at launch, an M850i xDrive Convertible. Its...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Redesigned Land Rover Defender could spawn Sport, EV models

    The beloved Land Rover Defender was sent to the automotive graveyard in early 2016 after decades of production. The good news is that a successor is in the works, and it's confirmed for an arrival in 2020. The last Defender was in production for more than three decades and could trace its roots to...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car (crossover SUV)

    Jaguar Land Rover is reeling from a sharp decline in sales in the third quarter as the automaker faces falling demand in its key markets of China and the United Kingdom. Global sales for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands were down 13.2 percent on the same period a year ago, coming in at 129,887 units for the quarter. To put that figure into perspective, Tesla sold almost 70,000 units in the third quarter...in the United States alone. The poor performance has resulted in a pretax loss of $116 million for Jaguar Land Rover. The result has also had a negative impact on the share price of parent...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesigned CLA, and like the outgoing model the new one will spawn a wagon variant known as the CLA Shooting Brake. A prototype for the redesigned CLA Shooting Brake has been spotted for the first time and reveals the sleek shape Mercedes' designers are planning. The...

  • 2019 Lexus LX Inspiration Series
    Lexus goes for sinister look with 2019 LX Inspiration Series

    Lexus will use next month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to unveil a new Inspiration Series model. Based on the 2019 LX, the latest in the line of special-edition Lexuses features a sinister exterior combining a deep black paint finish with 21-inch wheels wearing gloss black. This new beauty also...

  • 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive
    2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive review: Luxury for every occasion

    My 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS test car came with ceramic brakes, rear-wheel steering, and a frighteningly thick booklet explaining the driving laws—significantly, the penalties for breaking them—in Bahrain. The words “jail term” appeared often enough to dissuade me from...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept
    Long-term plan for Maybach is still to offer standalone cars

    Mercedes-Benz has managed to swing its AMG family of cars into an entity that is capable of standing on its own. With the GT 4-Door Coupe and upcoming One hypercar joining the GT sports car, and possibly a new entry-level sports car on the way, too, AMG is slowly morphing into a standalone...

  • Lamborghini Urus
    Lamborghini Urus goes 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

    The Lamborghini Urus is a brash, in-your-face exotic SUV. It's also very quick. YouTube channel Drag Times found out just how quick when it borrowed an Urus, hooked it up to a VBox, and recorded a 0-60 mph time of just 2.93 seconds. How does the hulking SUV run so quickly? There's a 4.0-liter V-8...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz last week presented its third-quarter financials, and tucked away in a lengthy document detailing the results was a slide providing a product roadmap for the coming year. First noticed by Motor1, the roadmap provides us with details that were already largely known but there are a couple of nuggets of good info. It reveals that a redesigned V-Class van will be launched in early 2019, which we should see here as a new Metris. The model is expected to be a major update of the current V-Class as opposed to a true redesign. A redesigned CLA coupe-like sedan currently out testing will...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon could spawn M3 variant

    A new generation of the BMW 3-Series was unveiled earlier in the month at the 2018 Paris auto show. The car has grown in size but nevertheless promises to be dynamically superior to the outgoing model by a significant margin. There will once again be another round of the 3-Series Sports Wagon body...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots and video

    Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman have just received the GTS treatment, but the German sports car marque is already working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. Shown here is a prototype for the Cayman GT4, or possibly a Cayman GT4 RS. The car is being...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • 2019 BMW X5 M Performance parts
    BMW shows off M performance parts for 2019 X5

    BMW will give every 2019 X5 buyer the chance to inject a little bit of the brand's M division goodness. The automaker on Thursday revealed its line of M Performance parts for the redesigned SUV, which includes styling elements and other minor performance additions. BMW is keen to underscore the...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVR spy shots and video

    Land Rover’s striking Range Rover Velar only recently arrived in showrooms but a more potent version is already in the final stages of development. Our spy shots and video show prototypes for what will likely be a Range Rover Velar SVR. There are enlarged intakes in the front bumper plus a...

  • Rolls-Royce and Fabergé partner to build a special Spirit of Ecstasy egg

    Just when it seems Rolls-Royce has reached a new plateau in the bespoke luxury space, the automaker announces a new project we never would have imagined before. Today that involves a partnership with famed jewelry maker Fabergé. The pair have crafted a special Fabergé egg that houses the Rolls-Royce Sprit of Ecstasy. Fabergé is best known for its eggs, though the company has produced all sorts of items over the course of its rich history. Its most famous eggs were produced from 1885 to 1917. These are called the Imperial Easter Eggs, and just 43 are known to exist. It's...

  • Porsche Hockenheimring experience center
    Porsche's next experience center is being built at a German F1 track

    Germany will be home to Porsche's next experience center, but it won't be settled just anywhere. The brand announced Monday that the latest center will be built within the confines of the Hockenheimring, one of the racetracks hosting the Formula 1 German Grand Prix (the other is the...

  • Aston Martin Shaghai design studio
    Aston Martin opens first design studio outside UK

    Aston Martin design won't be purely British-born in the future. The automaker announced Wednesday that it has opened its first design studio outside of the United Kingdom. The newest studio resides in Shanghai, China and bears the title Aston Martin Lagonda Creative Lab. The studio is a partnership...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
    Jaguar Land Rover finally offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto continue to spread across automakers' infotainment systems. The latest to gain integration? Jaguar Land Rover. The automaker announced Tuesday that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality will finally be optional for any vehicle equipped with the InControl Touch...

  • BMW 8-Series convertible prototype
    The top shall drop: BMW 8-Series Convertible to debut at 2018 LA auto show

    BMW realized the return of its 8-Series coupe with the 2019 M850i xDrive luxury coupe launched in June, but we'll see an 8-Series Convertible join it in the near future. Camouflaged prototypes have been testing for a while and Roadshow learned Wednesday from BMW representatives that the debut will...

  • 2018 Audi Q2 L
    Q2 L is Audi's newest stretched model for China

    Because of congestion in many Chinese cities, the custom of having a personal driver is not uncommon as a way of relieving the stress. It's why having a big back seat is an important criteria for many Chinese buyers of means. In response, automakers in the luxury segment offer stretched versions of...

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