Luxury

  • 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA will soon have competition from a coupe-like sedan from BMW. A prototype has been spotted for what’s likely to be a 2-Series Gran Coupe. The car is on track for a debut in the spring and on sale later in 2019 as a 2020 model. Its development may explain why BMW has been reluctant to sell its 1-Series sedan outside of China: for global markets, a sharper-looking 2-Series Gran Coupe makes more sense. The 2-Series Gran Coupe sits on a front-wheel-drive platform, in this case the FAAR design that debuted in the 1-Series. Compared to the 1-Series, we can see that the...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Land Rover Discovery SVX cancelled, SVX name to live on

    Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team has less to do than initially planned. Land Rover scrapped plans for an ultra-opulent Range Rover SV Coupe in late January, and now we learn that the hardcore Discovery SVX off-roader is no longer headed to production. Autocar reported the model's death...

  • Bentley Bentayga Speed
    High-class hauler: 626-hp Bentley Bentayga Speed can hit 190 mph

    Bentley has taken its penchant for power to the SUV segment. On Thursday, the British luxury brand unveiled the Bentley Bentayga Speed, which claims the title as the world's fastest production SUV. That claim comes with an asterisk. Bentley says this ultra-luxury SUV clocks a top speed of 190 mph...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots
    2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again. The car is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model. From earlier test mules, we know the general size and proportions will match up with the current...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots

    The BMW 8-Series just returned after a long hiatus, and the German automaker has plans for an entire lineup of its svelte range-topper. Both the 8-Series coupe and convertible have officially debuted, and photos of the M8 coupe were leaked onto the Internet. The 8-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    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. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw...

  • 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots

    Get ready for a second generation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a car you'd buy if you're filthy rich but not an all-out baller. Prototypes for a redesigned version of Rolls-Royce's entry-level sedan have been spotted ahead of an expected debut in late 2020 or early the following year. We should see it arrive as a 2021 model. The prototypes reveal the British marque is going with an evolutionary look for its new Ghost, just as it did with the redesign of its Phantom flagship in 2017. There's some extra curvature in the body, especially along the top of the front fenders. The design also appears...

  • 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M
    2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M arrive with 503 hp and 177 mph top speed

    It's the new reality: A sporty crossover SUV is as important as a sport sedan from an automaker that makes performance one of its talking points. So it was only a matter of time before BMW released M versions of its compact X3 and X4 crossovers. On Tuesday, BMW revealed the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M...

  • 2020 Alpina B7
    2020 Alpina B7 preview: Because the BMW M7 doesn't exist yet

    The 2020 Alpina B7 stormed onto the scene in a Monday announcement, and in typical Alpina fashion, the latest B7 looks the part and packs all the essentials of a flagship sport sedan. Alpina underscored the B7's smooth operation and door-busting torque delivery. Under the hood is a 4.4-liter...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante GTS
    First drive review: 2019 Maserati Levante GTS completes a beast

    Italian cars are known for four things: beauty, speed, noise, and a special feel. Fail on any of these and the car feels authentic like ravioli from a can. Maserati’s Levante is the Italian automaker’s first crossover SUV. It’s beautiful, but base models weren’t fast...

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Civilian Mercedes-Benz G-Class turns 40

    This year marks 40 years since the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class made its debut, and the brand told the story of its inception on Wednesday to mark the occasion. Originally, the G Wagon, or Gelandewagen, was conceived as a military vehicle. However, Mercedes-Benz and the Austrian firm...

  • 2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
    Lexus launches subscription service, limited to UX crossover

    Select Lexus dealers now offer the brand's new "Lexus Complete Lease" subscription program. Announced Tuesday, the program rivals other subscription programs from competitors such as Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Yet, Lexus' offering veers more on the side of leasing with benefits than a true...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series

    The 2020 BMW 7-Series and its massive maw will cost $87,445, including a $995 destination fee, to start when it arrives at dealerships later this year. The revamped full-size luxury sedan will do its best to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which outsold the 7-Series by a wide margin last year: 14,978 to 8,271. The $87,445 figure is for the base 740i model. Power comes from a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that makes 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, all of which flows to the rear wheels. Selecting the 740i xDrive model unlocks all-wheel drive, which costs $90,445. Even in its...

  • BMW X3 M and X4 M prototypes
    Speedy SUVs: BMW teases first X3 M and X4 M

    The wait is nearly over for the new BMW X3 M and X4 M. Last Friday, BMW teased both performance SUVs and added to stay tuned as we approach the vehicles' respective debuts. BMW's flashy teaser video shows off both the X3 M and X4 M in camouflage but doesn't reveal anything we haven't seen before...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    First drive review: The 2019 Acura NSX grips better, and gives more

    North Georgia roads bustle in the spring but crowds thin when browned leaves and cool north winds arrive. It’s just warm enough to keep the windows down and the tires warm. In other words, it’s perfect NSX weather. The 2019 Acura NSX doesn’t veer far off the course Acura plotted...

  • 2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition
    2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition is monochromatic luxury

    Lexus has treated its NX crossover to a special edition package that was revealed on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition is, bluntly, luxury produced in black and white. Despite its mouthful of a name, buyers aren't bound to all-black everything...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    As it turns 100, Bentley to look to future with EV, concept

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. In an interview with Car Sales published Thursday, Bentley engineering chief Werner Tietz revealed plans for a new concept defining the future of luxury at the brand. It will be revealed...

  • Bugatti Chiron 110 Ans Bugatti special edition
    Bugatti celebrates 110th anniversary with special-edition Chiron

    Bugatti is 110 years old this year, and to celebrate, the hypercar maker revealed a special-edition Chiron. Appropriately called the Bugatti Chiron 110 Ans Bugatti, French for "110 Years of Bugatti," the hypercar is all about honoring its French heritage. Although the exterior color is finished in...

  • 2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport Edition

    Cadillac XT5 buyers will soon be able to enhance the small crossover SUV's looks with a Sport Edition option introduced on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Available in limited numbers for the 2019 model year, the XT5 Sport Edition can be ordered with the XT5's Luxury and Premium Luxury models, increasing the price tags by $2,995 and $1,995, respectively. Like Sport Edition versions of the XT4 and Escalade, the new XT5 Sport Edition brings a number of darkened exterior accents. These include the grille, side steps and 20-inch wheels. LED headlights and clear taillight lenses round out...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Urus, Palm Springs media drive, December, 2018
    Video highlights Lamborghini Urus Off-Road Package

    The Lamborghini Urus aims to be more than a flashy parking lot crawler. The Italian firm wants owners to get the super SUV dirty. In a video published in January, the brand detailed the Urus' Off-Road Package for buyers who want to go off the beaten path. The package includes a different exterior...

  • Prototype for BMW iNext electric SUV due in 2021
    Prototypes for BMW iNext electric SUV break cover

    Is the world ready for another SUV? BMW thinks so, and will add to its lineup of high-riding vehicles with the much-hyped iNext electric crossover SUV in 2021. BMW previewed the vehicle last September with its Vision iNext concept car, and on Tuesday the automaker revealed the production version...

  • Chris Harris at RM Sotheby's Youngtimers collection
    Chris Harris has a "man moment" in one of the greatest car collections on earth

    For any car buff born into Generation X, or perhaps even some Millennials, the collection is this video is motoring nirvana. Chris Harris of "Top Gear" visited the RM Sotheby's "Youngtimers" collection where he absolutely geeked out on camera as he dove into the rows of incredible cars from the...

  • Land Rover Range Rover SVA Dynamic Edition
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition oozes opulence, boosts performance

    The name Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition may be a mouthful, but this luxury SUV means business. Land Rover revealed the limited-edition 2020 model on Tuesday and detailed how the luxury SUV earned its rather long title. The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography (SVA)...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class hints at updates for Metris van, EQV electric version coming

    Mercedes-Benz's V-Class van has proven to be a huge hit for the automaker, with close to 209,000 examples sold since the model was launched in 2014. Now an updated version has arrived and points to updates that will feature on our own Metris van, which is essentially a V-Class tooled up for work...

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