Luxury

  • Cadillac 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 Blackwing engine logo

    Forget Cadillac's Northstar. The future is Blackwing, and it starts with the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V. Cadillac has named the sport sedan's new 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 the Blackwing, and it even comes with a unique logo. GM Authority first discovered the logo a week ago in a trademark filing made by General Motors with the World Intellectual Property Organization for both the United States and Canada. The logo recalls similar shapes from Cadillac's crest logo and the V-Series emblem itself. The filing states the logo consists of "two stylized wings comprised of six elongated geometric...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque teased ahead of debut on November 22, 2018
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque to debut Nov. 22

    Dynamically designed and arrestingly attractive, the Range Rover Evoque has won plenty of praise since its 2012 debut, even though it may not be the best driving experience in small premium SUV segment. Land Rover will look to improve on the formula with a redesigned Evoque scheduled for a reveal...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX prototype
    Aston Martin reveals DBX name, first prototype for SUV

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at its highly anticipated SUV with the reveal of an early prototype. The automaker also confirmed the DBX name for the vehicle which will enter production at a new plant in Wales next year. The reveal is scheduled for late 2019, suggesting we'll see...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell
    Mercedes delivers first GLC F-Cell hydrogen-electric hybrid SUVs

    Mercedes-Benz has delivered the first examples of its hydrogen-electric GLC F-Cell SUVs to customers in Germany. Those initial owners include German railway operator, Deutsche Bahn. Other companies that will soon take delivery of the SUV include Air Liquide, Shell, Linde AG, and the cities of...

  • 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
    Care by Volvo subscription program proves more popular than expected

    Care by Volvo jumped off the starting line with a hiccup, but the subscription program has become more popular than executives first expected. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday that within four months of the program's launch, Volvo ran out of the entire number of subscriptions...

  • Jay Leno and the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops by Jay Leno's Garage

    The previous Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage is a cracker of a sports car, as Jay Leno recently...

  • 2020 BMW M340i xDrive

    BMW will use this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to introduce the new M340i sport sedan. First announced during last month's 2018 Paris auto show, where the redesigned 3-Series made its debut, the M340i is the latest addition to BMW's M Performance range. It reaches showrooms next summer as a 2020 model and replaces the previous 3-Series generation's 340i model. Both rear- and all-wheel-drive models will be offered, the latter referred to as the M340i xDrive, and both come with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential as standard. Unfortunately, no manual transmission is...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class Coupe but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

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

    Despite Mercedes-Benz having just launched a new A-Class compact sedan, the automaker's other compact sedan, the CLA, won't be disappearing after the current model runs its course. A redesigned CLA has been spotted once again, this time with minimal camouflage gear. The car is due for a reveal next...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated version has just been spotted. This particular prototype is for the E-Class All-Terrain soft-roader which isn't sold in the United States, however many of the changes you see here will appear on...

  • Audi TT Sportback Concept
    Could the Audi TT morph into a sedan?

    Mercedes-Benz has the CLA and BMW will soon have the 2-Series Gran Coupe, but is Audi also set to join the compact coupe-like sedan battle with its next-generation TT? That's exactly what the brand with the four rings is planning, Auto Express reported Thursday. The British rag claims the sedan has...

  • 2020 BMW M8 prototype
    BMW M8 enters final round of testing

    BMW isn't taking its time with additional variants of its revived 8-Series. The coupe is still a month out from showrooms but the German automaker has already revealed the 8-Series Convertible, and soon there will be a more practical 8-Series Gran Coupe and high-performance M8 as well. Next in the...

  • 2016 McLaren 675 LT, Jay Kay collection

    Jay Kay, frontman of the British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai, will part ways with a group of cars from his private collection at the NEC Classic Motor Show this Saturday. The cars are being offered through Silverstone Auctions, and there's something for every budget and taste. The collection's highlight is a 2016 McLaren 675LT, one of 500 cars built. The singer's example features $65,000 worth of extra equipment from McLaren Special Operations. Finished in Chicane Gray with a gray and orange interior, the supercar makes 666 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8. It was the last...

  • 2017 Audi RS 7
    Buy Bavarian: 2018 Audi RS 7 discounted up to $18,500

    Shoppers who have an eye on a 2018 Audi can take advantage of some serious discounts through the end of November. The 2018 Audi RS 7 tops the list, with up to $18,500 in savings. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that the German luxury brand has issued dealerships "marketing allowance," which is...

  • ECD Land Rover Range Rover Classic
    Florida's ECD now offers restored Range Rover Classics

    Florida's ECD has made a name for itself in recent years with its range of restored and restomodded Land Rover Defenders. In fact, the company's name is an acronym for “East Coast Defender.” However, ECD isn't opposed to working on other Land Rover products and has recently turned its...

  • Teaser for 2020 Genesis G90
    Major update on the way for 2020 Genesis G90

    Genesis is planning a major revamp for its G90 flagship, as indicated by a teaser shot released by the Korean luxury brand on Thursday. The teaser hints at a new headlight and grille treatment for the full-size sedan which originally arrived for the 2017 model year. The updated model will be...

  • Teaser for production Aston Martin DBX due in 2019
    Aston Martin SUV to be unveiled in late 2019

    Aston Martin will climb aboard the luxury SUV bandwagon with an all-new model, and the company confirmed on Wednesday it will debut in late 2019. In an announcement that surrounded ongoing work to complete the St Athan, Wales, production facility, Aston Martin said the new SUV will be unveiled in...

  • 2020 BMW 1-Series facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 1-Series spy shots

    The smallest BMW sedan we get in the United States is the 3-Series, but over in China a compact sedan known as the 1-Series has been on sale since 2016. The car will soon reach the midway point in its life cycle and in BMW tradition will receive a round of updates to keep it looking and feeling...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated version has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class Wagon but similar updates should be bound for the sedan as well. The current E-Class was introduced for the 2017 model year. In Mercedes tradition, we should see the updated version introduced for 2021. The face of the E-Class will be given a substantial makeover with this update, with the headlights taking on a design similar to the units found on the latest GLE SUV. This should provide further differentiation between the...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 911 spy shots and video

    Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market next summer as a 2020 model. The latest prototypes, which show both the Carrera and Carrera S, are almost completely devoid of camouflage gear, and they also reveal most of the interior...

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

    Mercedes-AMG's GT sports car is about to receive a subtle facelift, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype sporting a few tweaks. The changes constitute a mid-cycle update for AMG's standalone sports car which first arrived as a 2016 model. We expect this updated version to go on sale...

  • Lincoln Aviator Teaser
    Lincoln Aviator's warning chimes were recorded by Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    When the Lincoln Aviator makes its debut in production form, it will have a little piece of Detroit engrained within it. Instead of using computer-generated tones, Lincoln approached the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) to record the luxury SUV's warning chimes, the brand revealed on Monday. The...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 development drives
    2020 Porsche 911: Testing from the mundane to the extreme

    Year after year, Porsche consistently ranks at or near the top of multiple reliability surveys, such as the annual J.D. Power Dependability Study. Part of the reason for this is the extensive testing that goes into the development of each of the German automaker's cars. Porsche's next major...

  • 2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots and video

    The current BMW 1-Series Hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines. That's odd because the rear-wheel-drive layout eats into interior space, making an already tight cabin even tighter, while...

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