Luxury

  • 2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the new Audi Q8 comes another sighting of a prototype for a high-performance RS Q8 from the Audi Sport division. Audi has previously been spotted testing an SQ8 but we know the latest tester is for an RS Q8 because of the enlarged intakes in the front fascia, massive cross-drilled brake rotors, and the two large oval-shaped exhaust tips. The latter is a signature Audi Sport design trait. There have been lots of hints that an RS Q8 is coming. It was discovered last summer that Audi had filed trademark protection for the RS Q8 name, and the automaker...

  • 2021 Audi A4 Allroad facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 Allroad spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype for an updated A4 Allroad soft-roader. The current A4 range was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see...

  • BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition
    BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition basks in exclusive luxury elements

    Better late than never. The first 8-Series cars reached dealers this past December, but on Monday BMW revealed an M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition that will grace markets around the world this spring. BMW said in its Monday announcement that the limited-edition car combines the standard coupe's...

  • 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series
    Yellow fever: 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series set for Chicago Auto Show debut

    Lexus will bring its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Series to the Chicago Auto Show next week, and it marks the first time U.S. buyers will be able to buy the Flare Yellow color. It's also the third time a Lexus vehicle will wear the "Inspiration Series" badge. The first was a limited-edition LC 500...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
    Land Rover nixes plans for an ultra-luxurious Range Rover SV coupe

    The Land Rover Range Rover SV coupe is dead before it truly ever took its first breath. The British luxury SUV maker confirmed the ultra-posh two-door model will not enter production. Auto Express first reported on the Range Rover SV coupe's premature death and confirmed the decision with Land...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550
    8 things you need to know about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 and AMG G63

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen doesn’t look much different than the boxy SUVs from each of the 40 years preceding it. Typically, if a vehicle is indistinguishable from its predecessors, that’s a bad thing. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is anything but typical. I went to San Diego...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its 8-Series but this time around there will be more body styles than just a coupe. We've already seen the covers come off an 8-Series Convertible and now we have revealing shots and video of a tester for the 8-Series Gran Coupe undergoing cold-weather testing on public roads. Despite the coupe in the name, the 8-Series Gran Coupe is actually a liftback sedan. It's due on sale in late 2019 as a 2020 model and will fill the void of the 6-Series Gran Coupe that BMW recently phased out. Alternatives include the Audi A7, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes-Benz...

  • Mercedes Me store in Mercedes-Benz MBUX system
    Mercedes-Benz wants to sell optional features after a new vehicle purchase

    The buying process won't be over for Mercedes-Benz owners after they take their new car home. The luxury brand has introduced a new feature via its Mercedes Me application that allows owners to purchase optional features after the car has left the dealer. The brand announced last Tuesday that...

  • 2019 Lexus NX
    Lexus might build a performance SUV, and it could be an off-roader

    Some sort of performance-oriented SUV could be in Lexus' future, and the brand is in "active conversation" about what form it could take. It would mark the first time the F performance badge would appear on a crossover or SUV. Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz already sells a GLA compact crossover SUV, but for the automaker's next generation of compacts we'll see both a redesigned GLA plus a new GLB. Prototypes for the GLB have been spotted for a while and reveal that the vehicle will exhibit the more familiar two-box SUV shape, as opposed...

  • Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototype
    Mercedes-Benz says an uncrashable car is possible

    Mercedes-Benz believes it can build a car capable of avoiding crashes, and it plans to show its vision with a new concept vehicle this year. Australian website Motoring reported Sunday Mercedes-Benz global research and development head, Ola Kalennius, thinks an uncrashable car will come sooner than...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
    No one-hit wonder: More Lexus RC F Track Editions to come

    The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition won't come and go as a one-hit wonder. The brand plans for the RC F Track Edition to stick around for a while, according to Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at Lexus. Speaking at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ericksen said the brand...

  • Byton M-Byte and K-Byte

    Tesla vehicles have earned a reputation, boosted by YouTube reaction videos, for their blistering, dragstrip-worthy, straight-line acceleration. Porsche is getting into the electric performance game with even more fervor. The German luxury marque aims for the pedigree of Nürburgring times and track-ready handling with its upcoming 600-plus horsepower Taycan. The Chinese-funded startup electric-car maker Byton, however, places performance bragging rights and sport-sedan pedigree low on its list of priorities. It has other targets in mind for its upcoming M-Byte crossover, due to go on...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo spy shots
    2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe spy shots and video

    A coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne has been rumored for several years and prototypes testing in the wild confirm the vehicle is finally coming. Their sighting follows comments made last year by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume that the green light for production had been given. From the spy shots...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
    GMC hints at future electric pickup truck, SUV

    General Motors' premium truck and SUV brand could have an electric pickup in its future. The GMC brand's vice president, Duncan Aldred, said an electric pickup truck is something the brand is considering and GMC is looking at how to offer an electric SUV. He made the comments to CNBC in a Thursday...

  • Polestar 2 Android-based infotainment system teaser image
    Polestar 2's Android-based infotainment system teased, looks slick

    Following a round of teaser photos for the model itself, we now get a look at the Polestar 2's Android-based infotainment system. Polestar invited anyone to preview the infotainment system via a tweet on Wednesday. The tweet routes users to a smartphone application that previews what the...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype
    Porsche Taycan production doubled before it even launches

    Before it even launches, demand for the Porsche Taycan is surging. In December, the company confirmed it would build more Taycan electric sedans than it had initially planned as it experienced stronger-than-expected demand, but now we know Porsche plans to double production. The brand confirmed...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo
    Lamborghini boss: 2019 production capped at 8,000 to preserve exclusivity and resale values

    Lamborghini will build no more than 8,000 vehicles in 2020 to preserve its exclusivity and protect resale values. The Italian firm's CEO Stefano Domenicali told the Australian website CarAdvice in a Wednesday report that half of the 8,000 vehicles will be Urus SUVs. The other 4,000 cars will be...

  • Aston Martin Rapide E prototype from video posted by Andy Palmer

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Monday gave an update on the progress of the company's first electric car, the Rapide E. He uploaded a video to Twitter showing a prototype on the move. According to the tweet, it was the first time a prototype for the Rapide E was driven under its own power. It's certainly eerie seeing Aston Martin's svelte sedan, which normally packs a raucous V-12, moving silently on electric power alone. A moment of @astonmartin history. First Validation Prototype Aston Martin RapideE moves under its own power for the very first time with its breakthrough 800v battery...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Skipping the bandwagon: Bugatti boss says no to SUV

    After years of speculation, Bugatti head Stephan Winkelmann has delivered a final answer on the potential for a Bugatti SUV. That answer is no. In a year-in-review announcement from the French luxury and supercar brand on Wednesday, Winkelmann explicitly said there will not be an SUV from Bugatti...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator
    2020 Lincoln Aviator priced to fight at $52,195

    More than a decade on since the nameplate was last in production, Lincoln's Aviator is finally back, and better than ever. The 2020 Aviator unveiled earlier this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show is a credible alternative to mid-size luxury crossover SUVs from the German brands, and thus it's...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 sedan but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

  • 2021 Audi S4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the sporty S4 in Avant wagon guise. While this updated S4...

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