Luxury

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Although Cadillac will cull all of its current sedans after 2019, General Motors' luxury division remains committed to passenger cars. And there's a new V-8-powered V-Series sedan on the horizon. The news first came to light during GM's investor conference on Friday, where executives showed attendees video of a sport sedan that distinctively featured the sound of a V-8 with some form of forced induction. It's unclear if the engine employs turbocharging or supercharging, however. Motor Authority confirmed with a Cadillac spokesperson the vehicle shown to investors was a sport sedan, and that...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition: Suicide doors are back

    Next year, 80 2019 Lincoln Continental owners will bring back memories of Lincoln’s 1960s glory days when they open their car’s doors. That’s because coach doors, more popularly known as suicide doors, will return with the limited edition 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    Cadillac just revealed the design of its first EV

    In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Cadillac revealed the design of its first electric car during Sunday night's preview showing of the new 2020 XT6 crossover SUV, whose formal debut took place Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric car is a...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F unveiled in Detroit with track-ready flagship

    Lexus introduced an updated RC for 2019 but noticeably missing was the updated version of the RC F sledgehammer. It turns out the Japanese brand had much bigger plans for its high-performance coupe. Unveiled Monday in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show was a new RC Track...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT
    Luxury brands rack up record sales in 2018

    Last year was a banner year for numerous luxury automakers. We've compiled 2018 global sales for five of them, and each of them saw sales expand to new records. The feat is particularly notable as the overall new-car market begins to plateau, and consumer confidence, even in once-booming China...

  • Cadillac Super Cruise

    In 2018, Cadillac launched the world's first hands-free driver-assist system, giving consumers a glimpse of a self-driving future. To date, the system has only been offered on the soon-to-be-dead CT6 full-size sedan. On Friday during its Capital Markets Day presentation, Cadillac announced Super Cruise will spread to the automaker's entire lineup by the end of 2020. That's slightly less than two years away, and it would seem to be a tough task to incorporate across an existing lineup. However, by the end of 2020 every vehicle in Cadillac's lineup will be new or refreshed. That is the...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Next Mercedes-Benz SL to take inspiration from 1950s 300SL Gullwing

    Mercedes-Benz has a next-generation SL-Class in the works, but the brand has been quiet on details surrounding the convertible sports car until now. According to a Wednesday report from the Australian website Car Advice, the seventh-generation SL will take a lot of inspiration from the iconic 300SL...

  • Cadillac Escala concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    Cadillac will become lead EV brand at GM, challenge Tesla

    Cadillac will become the leading electric car brand at General Motors in an attempt to lure sales away from Tesla while also countering the onslaught of EVs in the pipeline at the German luxury brands. The announcement was made by GM on Friday during an investor call conference, where the automaker...

  • 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots

    Bentley's Bentayga has managed to scale to the top of the brand's sales charts, and Bentley fully intends to keep the momentum going by launching a new Bentayga Speed range-topper. Our spy shots show a prototype testing at the Nürburgring and provide some clues as to the design of the...

  • Lexus LC Convertible Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Lexus SC redux: LC Convertible concept hints at new open-top flagship

    The Lexus SC is back, or at least it is in spiritual form with Friday's reveal of the LC Convertible concept. The handsome drop-top is due to debut on January 14 in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, and according to Lexus' own words the car hints at the future direction of...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots

    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 almost a year but now we have spy shots of a prototype for one of the AMG-enhanced versions. The...

  • One-off Toyota Century GRMN owned by Toyota President Akio Toyoda

    The Toyota Century is a full-size luxury sedan that's spawned just three generations since the nameplate was launched 50 years ago. It's big, bold and deliciously retro, and it's the choice of ride of Toyota President Akio Toyoda. But a normal version didn't suffice for Toyota's sports car-loving boss as he has a one-off version that sports a body kit and GRMN badging. GRMN is the range-topping trim for Toyota's GR performance sub-brand and typically signifies serious performance upgrades. We now have video of the car in motion. First discovered by Motor1, the video was taken at Gazoo...

  • Audi compact electric crossover SUV teased - Image via Autoweek.nl
    Audi PB18 electric supercar given green light, future e-tron teased

    Audi on Wednesday held a launch event for its e-tron electric crossover SUV in the Netherlands, where the brand provided new details on a number of upcoming EVs. Autoweek.nl was in attendance and was able to source a teaser image for a compact electric crossover that will sit below the small...

  • Teaser for 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition debuting at 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition teased ahead of 2019 Detroit auto show

    Don't think the Lexus RC F is as sharp a tool as rivals like the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe? Well, Lexus will soon silence the naysayers with a new track-focused version aptly named the RC F Track Edition. The car is set to debut next week in Detroit at the 2019 North American International...

  • 2018 Bentley Bentayga
    Bentley Bentayga Speed reportedly due in 2019

    Bentley is cooking up a quicker version of its Bentayga, and according to the latest reports we'll see the speedy luxury SUV this year. Autocar reported Thursday that Bentley's highly anticipated Bentayga Speed will be unveiled in the first half of 2019. It means we'll likely it land in showrooms...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550
    Mercedes holds onto US luxury sales crown in 2018 despite decline

    Mercedes-Benz managed to retain its top spot in the sales charts for luxury cars in the United States in 2018, a year that saw most brands report lower sales than the previous period. Mercedes was included in the list of brands that reported lower sales, with its 2018 tally minus commercial...

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

    Mercedes-Benz has just launched a redesigned GLE for 2020, and that means a redesigned GLE Coupe is coming soon. Today we have new spy shots and video of the coupe-like crossover SUV, which is currently undergoing cold-weather tests in northern Europe. It's immediately clear that the the designers...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series leaked - Image via BMW Blog

    An updated version of BMW's 7-Series has been revealed via an early leak. The leaked photos were posted to the BMW Blog and the Twitter account @StanRudman and reveal the heavily updated car from all angles. It's clear the BMW flagship sedan takes on a much more distinctive look than the current model, often criticized for its overly conservative design. The updates represent a mid-cycle refresh for the 7-Series, which was launched in its current guise for 2016. The updated model is expected in showrooms in the fall as a 2020 model. The 7-Series is one of the most dynamic and technologically...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
    2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet revealed with new looks, faster top operation, more power

    The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, the so-called 992 generation, will take its time to roll out in its various versions in 2019. We saw the S and 4S coupe models at the 2018 LA Auto Show in November, and Tuesday we got our first official look at the same versions of the Cabriolet body style. Like the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, photo by Ronan Glon
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA brings its svelte looks to CES

    Mercedes-Benz scored a hit with the original CLA. Combining sportiness and style, its attributes helped shine a positive light on the German firm's full compact car portfolio. Now a redesigned model has been revealed, with the covers coming off Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

  • Jay Leno drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC400
    Jay Leno goes for a drive in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    The first Mercedes-Benz product from Daimler's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars was revealed last fall in the form of the 2020 EQC. The small electric SUV isn't due in showrooms until mid-2020, but Jay Leno was recently able to sample a pre-production example and has given us the lowdown. Also...

  • 2021 BMW iX3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW iX3 spy shots

    Prototypes for an electric version of the BMW X3 have been spotted and follow an earlier sighting of a test mule. The vehicle, which will go by the name iX3, is confirmed for launch in late 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model. After stumbling with the oddball i3, BMW decided to...

  • BMW 850i Night Sky
    Customized BMW 8-Series comes with meteoritic materials

    BMW looked outside of planet Earth as inspiration for a highly customized version of its reborn 8-Series. The automaker, courtesy of the in-house BMW Individual Manufaktur customization facility, revealed the 850i Night Sky on Thursday as the Earth was treated to its first meteor shower of 2019...

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