Luxury

  • 2020 Bentley Flying Spur teaser

    Bentley has a redesigned Flying Spur coming for the 2020 model year, and the reveal must be coming up soon as the British firm has started giving us glimpses of its new luxury sedan. We know from spy shots that the new Flying Spur will take on an evolutionary look, with more rounded edges expected to set the new car apart from its predecessor, as was the case with the latest Continental GT. Details we've picked out in the past include headlights and revised upper and lower character lines. At the rear, Bentley has moved the license plate holder from the trunk to the bumper. When the full car...

  • 2019 Cadillac XTS
    Cadillac XTS production to cease in October

    Cadillac's aging XTS will finally bow out of production in October, according to information in a union bulletin published May 9. The front-wheel-drive sedan is built at General Motors' plant in Oshawa, Canada, and shares a production line with the related Chevrolet Impala. The Canadian plant also...

  • "The Bentley Centenary Opus"
    Book celebrating Bentley's centennial costs more than a Continental GT

    Bentley is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year and one of the highlights planned is the launch of a special book, an opus of stories and photographs that detail Bentley's past and also its future. How much content are we talking about? The book, referred to as “The...

  • Teaser for 2019 BMW 1-Series hatchback
    BMW teases its redesigned 2019 1-Series

    The BMW 1-Series hatchback has always been somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, as it has always been offered with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines. That won't be the case for the third-generation modelthat BMW plans to unveil later in 2019 and has...

  • 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years
    BMW celebrates 35 years of fast sedans with special M5

    The BMW M5 is turning 35, and to celebrate the automaker on Thursday announced the 2020 M5 Edition 35 Years. Just 350 will be built for worldwide sale, and of these just 35 are headed to the United States, each priced from $128,995. That figure includes destination and a gas guzzler tax and is...

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

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain, and now its development is almost complete. A reveal is expected in September at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show, meaning we'll...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo, 2018 New York auto show

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has largely opted out of developing its own self-driving technology and instead decided to find a partner. In 2017, FCA joined BMW's self-driving car alliance, which includes Mobileye and Intel, for future autonomous car technology, and now we know it's headed to Maserati first. Fiat Chairman John Elkann named Maserati as the first recipient of the developing technology in a speech in Italy, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. He did not, however, give a timeline for when the technology will make its way into the Italian luxury cars. BMW, Intel, and Mobileye aim to reveal...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots and video

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned...

  • 2020 McLaren GT
    McLaren GT debuts with 612 horsepower, over 20 cubic feet of storage

    McLaren on Wednesday took the covers off a new, more usable type of supercar called the GT. As the name suggests, the car is the brand's interpretation of the classic grand tourer, which traditionally offers copious thrust, cossetting comfort, and ample storage space for luggage. In the case of the...

  • New Audi A4
    Updated Audi A4 arrives with mild-hybrid tech but still no plug

    Audi's A4 range has been updated, bringing revised looks, some extra goodies in the cabin, and mild-hybrid tech. There still isn't a plug-in hybrid model but one is expected. It will be badged a TFSI e as Audi is now reserving the e-tron badge for battery-electric models. The updated A4 range...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe
    Meat in the middle: 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe is the base-turbo 'tweener

    Porsche couldn't help itself. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe became official in March in base and Turbo models, breaking enthusiasts' hearts and tempting wealthy Starbucks patrons. On Tuesday, Porsche revealed the 2020 Cayenne Coupe S version of the fastback crossover to expand the lineup. The S...

  • Lexus LC 500h Orange Prototype
    Lexus LC 500h matte orange "prototype" bursts into Barcelona

    Yet another vibrant hue has made its way to the Lexus LC. This time, the LC 500h hybrid is the recipient of a wild, and very different, orange color. The brand revealed what it calls the LC 500h orange "prototype" at the 2019 Barcelona motor show last week. The exterior color is called Space Orange...

  • Mercedes-Benz Ambition 2039

    Mercedes-Benz on Monday announced the ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2039. That's 20 years away or less than three product cycles, which for an automaker the size of Mercedes is a short time to transform its entire operations. Key to reaching the goal will be expanding the number of plug-in hybrid and electric models, including both battery- and hydrogen fuel cell-electric models. Mercedes estimates that even by 2030, half the vehicles it sells will either be a plug-in hybrid or an EV of some sort. And the figure is likely to be much higher by the time 2039 rolls around. But...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 sedan)
    SUV demand might see Mercedes-Benz end US C-Class production

    With the SUV market booming, Mercedes-Benz may make a tough decision in the near future. The automaker is rumored to be considering ending C-Class production at its plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on the possible decision on Monday. The C-Class sedan's...

  • Land Rover Range Rover Astronaut Edition
    Land Rover Range Rover Astronaut Edition is for future space explorers

    The Land Rover Range Rover Astronaut Edition is truly limited in scope. Why? The only individuals with a shot at owning it are future astronauts. The British luxury brand announced the Astronaut Edition on Thursday, and it will be offered exclusively to members of the Virgin Galactic Future...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover
    First details on the next Range Rover

    Land Rover in May announced its 2020 updates for the Range Rover, which include a new inline-6 engine and mild-hybrid system as the base powertrain. But the current Range Rover dates back to 2013 so a redesigned, fifth-generation version should be arriving in the not too distant future. We now have...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E at the 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix
    Aston Martin Rapide E electric sport sedan takes on Monaco street circuit

    Aston Martin used the past weekend's 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix to demonstrate the performance of its Rapide E electric sport sedan. Unveiled only last month at Auto Shanghai 2019, the Rapide E is an electric version of Aston Martin's Rapide, with the svelte sedan's V-12 and associated...

  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots and video

    Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle refresh for its Discovery Sport, which was introduced in its current form for 2016. A prototype has just been spotted and reveals a number of clues about the updated model. This won't be your typical facelift-style refresh as there will be substantial changes...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a redesigned GLE for 2020, and once again the mid-size crossover SUV will spawn a rakish GLE Coupe. Prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupe have been spotted for more than a year but more recently we started seeing prototypes for AMG-enhanced versions of the coupe-like crossover. The lowered suspension and massive wheel and tire combo confirm the tester as a member of the AMG family, and the presence of round exhaust tips suggest we're looking at the entry-level model, i.e. the replacement for the current GLE43 Coupe. Another giveaway is the single-bar grille...

  • Prince Harry and 2021 Land Rover Defender
    Prince Harry got a close look Land Rover's new baby, the 2021 Defender

    The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, was treated to an up-close look at the next-generation Land Rover Defender on Thursday, right after welcoming a baby into the world. Jaguar-Land Rover is a presenting partner for the Invictus Games, an event that brings wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and...

  • Teaser for bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom celebrating automaker's 115th anniversary
    One-off Rolls-Royce Phantom celebrates brand's 115th anniversary

    This year marks Rolls-Royce's 115th anniversary, and to celebrate the automaker has built a one-off Phantom that will be sold to the highest bidder. Rolls-Royce announced a partnership with auction house RM Sotheby's, which will sell the car later this year. However, the auction will take place...

  • PSA Peugeot Citroën logo
    France's PSA Group rumored to be interested in acquiring Jaguar-Land Rover

    French automaker PSA Group made a splash when it acquired Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors two years ago, and the company may not be done yet. A new report claims PSA Group is interested in acquiring Jaguar-Land Rover. India's Tata currently owns JLR, and the company is thought to be...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo
    Maseratis won't be powered by Ferrari engines much longer

    One of the most compelling reasons to buy a modern Maserati is that its engine is built by Ferrari. That won't be the case for long, though. Maserati won't renew its engine supply deal with Ferrari once the current contract expires, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri revealed on Tuesday during a first...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    Porsche trademarks GT5 name, possibly for hardcore Cayenne Coupe

    A look through the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office reveals that Porsche filed trademark protection for “GT5” in automotive use in July 2018. It isn't clear whether Porsche has any actual use planned for the name, though Motor Trend journalist Jonny Lieberman...

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