Luxury

  • 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Pedestal Edition

    It's been 15 years since Cadillac launched its first V-Series model, the 2004 CTS-V, and to celebrate Cadillac has launched new Pedestal Edition models based on the ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V. They're being introduced for 2019 and can be ordered from the first week of November. Their arrival also marks the end of the road for the current-generation ATS-V and CTS-V. The whole ATS and CTS lines are on their way out in fact, soon to be replaced by CT4 and CT5 lines, respectively. The ATS sedan has already bowed out. Fortunately, the replacement model lines are also expected to get the performance...

  • 2020 BMW Alpina B7 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots and video

    BMW's about to give its 7-Series a mid-cycle update, and by the time the car reaches showrooms late next year the folks at Alpina will have their own version ready. Alpina is a semi-official tuner that has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years, and the company's 7-Series-based B7 is one...

  • Christophe Georges, Bentley US CEO and President
    Bentley names new CEO and president for US operations

    Bentley has a new CEO and president for its American operations in Christophe Georges. His appointment to the top position in the United States comes as Bentley's Volkswagen Group parent shuffled its executive deck in North America just weeks ago. Georges will succeed Mark Del Rosso, who was...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nürburgring Race Taxi
    XE SV Project 8 super sedan joins Jaguar's 'Ring taxi fleet

    Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is currently the fastest production four-door car around the Nürburgring, with one of the cars completing a lap of the notorious German racetrack last November in a time of only 7:21.23. Jaguar is now offering the chance to experience a Nürburgring hot lap in the...

  • Mercedes-Benz shuttle service in China
    Daimler joins forces with Geely to offer Chinese ride-hail service using Mercedes, Maybach cars

    German auto giant Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have joined forces to take on the booming ride-hailing market in China, which is currently dominated by Didi Chuxing. The two automakers on Wednesday announced they will form a 50:50 joint venture to offer various...

  • 2019 Aurus Arsenal - Image via Motor1
    First look at Arsenal van from Russian luxury brand Aurus

    The second model from new Russian luxury brand Aurus has been spotted on the streets of Moscow. Still in development, the model is a minivan to be called the Arsenal and due on sale in Russia in 2019. It will join the Senat sedan in the Aurus lineup, a stretched and heavily armored version of which...

  • 2019 Audi R8

    Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and the car has been put under the knife to keep it looking and feeling fresh. There's also more power available thanks to upgrades to the car's 5.2-liter V-10. The changes will be introduced for the 2019 model year, with the first examples of the updated R8 coupe and R8 Spyder expected in showrooms early next year. Audi Sport gave us a preview at this month's 2018 Paris auto show with the reveal of the 2019 R8 LMS GT3 race car. The biggest change is the much more aggressive front end, with the grille...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Someone paid $26M for outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings

    Aston Martin went public this month. With that move to offer shares on the London Stock Exchange, Aston Martin had to provide a lengthy public prospectus, 321 pages to be exact, ahead of its IPO. The document is filled with every bit of information on the company, and buried deep within the...

  • 2019 Karma Revero Aliso Edition
    Revero Aliso Edition hints at future personalization at Karma

    Karma on Monday unveiled a special version of its Revero extended-range electric sedan named after California's Aliso Beach. Just 15 examples of the Revero Aliso Edition will be sold, each priced at $145,000. That's $15,000 more than the standard Revero. The car features a unique exterior hue...

  • 2022 Ferrari Purosangue test mule spy shots
    2022 Ferrari Purosangue spy video

    An early tester for Ferrari's Purosangue SUV has been spotted within the confines of the Italian firm's Maranello headquarters. It may look like a GTC4 Lusso that's just escaped the panel beaters from hell, but the extra large wheel gap confirms the test vehicle has the raised suspension of an SUV...

  • Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System
    Listen to the Jaguar I-Pace's audible vehicle alert

    We've taken the internal-combustion engine for granted for a long time. As electric cars become more common, governments and automakers need to deal with a new problem: electric cars are virtually silent in operation, and that can make them dangerous for pedestrians who are blind or simply not...

  • BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4
    Styling of BMW electric cars will be toned down as tech matures

    Future BMW electric cars won't exactly follow in the footsteps of the wildly futuristic i8 or bionic egg-shaped i3. Instead, the brand plans to tone things down as battery technology becomes more commonplace. BMW chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk told Autocar in report published last Tuesday that...

  • 2020 BMW X1 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for an updated X1 due on sale next year as a 2020 model. When it was introduced for 2016, the second-generation X1 brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in the transition. Judging by the prototype for the updated model, BMW is planning to further refine the looks, and hopefully it also works on the chassis so that the compact crossover SUV no longer feels like a boring econo car. The head and taillights feature a similar shape to the current model but their...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace nets 234-mile range, puts it behind Model X

    Jaguar aimed for a range rating of 240 miles with the launch of its all-electric 2019 I-Pace. The results are in, and it appears that Jaguar has fallen just a bit shy of that goal. The official range for a Jaguar I-Pace as rated by the EPA is 234 miles. While the automaker has fitted the I-Pace...

  • Cadillac XT4 V-Sport Rendering
    Cadillac XT4 V-Sport rendering spotted hiding on automaker's website

    Cadillac has placed a rendering for the all-but-confirmed V-Sport version of its new XT4 compact crossover SUV in plain sight. Visiting the brand's website and clicking over to the "Making Of" portion for the brand's first compact crossover will lead visitors directly to the rendering. GM Authority...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 spy shots

    Mercedes-AMG's current crop of 45 series cars are little rockets. Their heavily breathed on 2.0-liter inline-4s makes otherwise ordinary cars quite lovable, not to mention shockingly quick. For its next generation of compact cars, AMG will offer two levels of performance, starting with the A-Class...

  • Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept
    Porsche confirms a Taycan wagon is coming

    Porsche on Friday confirmed its Mission E Cross Turismo concept for production as an alternative body style for the Taycan electric liftback sedan. The Mission E Cross Turismo concept made its debut in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show and is in the form of a rugged, high-riding wagon, known as a...

  • Genesis digital instrument cluster
    Genesis gives first look at 3D digital instrument cluster

    Genesis has provided the first look at a new digital instrument cluster that will soon be making its way into the Korean firm's cars. It will launch in the G70 sedan in the Korean market starting next year but availability in other markets is yet to be announced. The 12.3-inch screen is said to be...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW's revived 8-Series coupe made an appearance in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a dedicated racing version competed in the prestigious race's GTE class for production-based cars. We'll see the new BMW flagship arrive in showrooms in December, initially in $112,895 M850i trim. Soon, BMW will grace us with the convertible version of the car, a prototype for which has just been spotted. We'll remind you that the original 8-Series never spawned a convertible, although BMW did get around to building a prototype. The latest spy shots reveal most of the details including the soft-top roof...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a mid-cycle facelift for its GLC and that means all versions of the small SUV, including those from AMG, will be going under the knife for a bit of refinement. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for AMG's updated GLC63 which should arrive alongside the updated version...

  • 2019 BMW X7
    2019 BMW X7 3-row SUV debuts: The bling comes standard

    BMW on Tuesday unveiled its entry into the highly competitive full-size luxury SUV segment: the 2019 X7. Due for delivery next March, BMW brings the fight with a generous list of features included as standard within the X7's $74,895 starting price. The price nets you an X7 xDrive40i which comes...

  • First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery  -  October, 2018
    First Jaguar I-Pace delivered in US

    Ahead of retail sales next month, Jaguar has delivered the first of its I-Pace electric crossovers in North America. Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida are the first owners of the electric Jaguar, and a fitting family they are. Mark Pascarella told Jaguar his family has owned...

  • 2019 Audi A8
    4 features the 2019 Audi A8 won't get, at least for now

    The creamy-smooth 2019 Audi A8 full-size luxury sedan goes on sale in November in the U.S., but several slices of its very elaborate technical pie will arrive later. Some of the features may not hit U.S. shores at all, but that die is not yet cast. Chock full of tech or shorn of the leading-edge...

  • 2019 Audi A8
    2019 Audi A8 first drive review: Technology enabling luxury

    I’m hustling through the Spanish countryside getting a back massage, attacking roundabouts with gusto in a car that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, and my passenger is sound asleep. This car does just about everything well. It’s quiet, fast, smooth, spacious, and...

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