Luxury

  • Porsche Taycan production

    Porsche has yet to release its first electric car, the Taycan, to the world, but things are peachy inside the German firm. According to a new report from Roadshow last Friday, the number of pre-orders for the all-electric sedan could lead to a sold-out first year of production. Porsche North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer told the publication, "If all the people (who preordered) buy this car, then we are sold out for the first year." Porsche hasn't revealed how many Taycans it plans to build in the first model year—it estimated it would sell 20,000 of them worldwide earlier...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    BMW's 3-Series Sports Wagon dead in the US

    BMW's redesigned 3-Series sedan will spawn its wagon body style early next year but the longroof will not make it to the United States. When asked about the arrival of the new 3-Series Sports Wagon in the U.S. by CarBuzz in an interview published Sunday, a BMW spokesman replied, “BMW of North...

  • 2021 Audi A4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 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 a prototype for an updated A4 Avant wagon. The current A4 was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see the updated...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron quattro first drive review: A new normal for electric luxury

    The Audi e-tron SUV that goes on sale next spring in the U.S. isn’t just Audi’s first fully electric vehicle. It’s the luxury brand’s way of showing how an increasingly inevitable part of the future can fit right in and be a part of four-ring identity. In our first drive...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    Porsche launches lifestyle app with access to human personal assistant

    Porsche wants to make the lives of 911 drivers even easier with the launch of its Porsche 360+ lifestyle assistant app for iOS. The brand announced the app's launch on Monday, which has the ability to handle numerous tasks and grants users access to a live human assistant. According to the company...

  • BMW makes 1-millionth 3D-printed component
    BMW's created 1M 3D-printed parts since 2010

    The use of 3D-printed components isn't exactly new, but it has begun to reach levels normally reserved for mass production. A remarkable example is the 3D priting of parts by BMW. The German automaker said in a November announcement that it has produced one million 3D-printed components since 2010...

  • Bugatti Chiron first drive

    Bugatti fans hoping for a reveal of an open-top Chiron along the lines of the Veyron's Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse models are set for disappointment as the French marque has no plans for such a car. That was the response from Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann to a question posed by Motor Trend about a potential Grand Sport Vitesse version of the Chiron in an interview published Thursday. “We decided in the Chiron project not to do an open-top version,” Winkelmann said. The former boss of Audi Sport and Lamborghini, who took over from Wolfgang Duerheimer at Bugatti earlier...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots

    Land Rover is working on a redesign for its iconic Defender, the original version of which bowed out of production in 2016 after a run lasting more than three decades. The redesigned Defender starts sales in 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model, and once again the nameplate will...

  • 2019 Maserati Edizione Nobile special edition
    Maserati reveals Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Edizione Nobile special editions

    Maserati has three new special edition cars inbound for the 2019 model year and only 150 will make their way to the United States and Canada. The Italian luxury brand announced the Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante Edizione Nobile special editions Wednesday. The Nobile Edition cars feature a Blu...

  • 2008 Bugatti Veyron interior for sale
    $150,000 buys a Bugatti Veyron's complete interior

    A sum of $150,000 is no insignificant amount of money. One could do many things with that kind of cash, but for the ultra wealthy, that's a drop in the bucket. In other words, spending that much on a car's interior, a Bugatti Veyron's interior mind you, is not out of the realm of possibility...

  • Prototype for Porsche Taycan, the production Mission E
    Demand for electric Porsche Taycan surging, CEO says they'll build more

    Porsche hasn't built its first battery-electric car, the Taycan sedan, but it already plans to increase production. The German brand's CEO Oliver Blume told WirtschaftsWoche in a report last Friday that strong demand has led to increased production. Blume said the added production will be split...

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

    Audi has just unveiled a new generation of its Q3 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the high-performance RS Q3 version from the Audi Sport division. Previously thought to be a tester for a new SQ3 variant, our sources have confirmed that this is in fact a future RS Q3. It...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the most capable vehicles off the road. Unfortunately, the off-roading icon was phased out at the start of 2016 due to safety and emissions regulations—after more than three decades of continuous prodcution. The good news is that a successor is coming in 2020, and a prototype has just been...

  • 2019 Jeep Renegade
    Alfa Romeo compact crossover will be based on Jeep Renegade

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in late November announced $5.7 billion worth of investments in its Italian plants, which includes a plan to steer them away from slow-selling, unprofitable vehicles and refocus them toward in-demand models, particularly luxury crossovers. Part of the plan is production of...

  • 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6
    2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 for sale in US for $1.69M

    A few years ago, Mercedes-AMG showed off the wild G63 6x6—a G-Class with six wheels, three axles, and plenty of off-road chops. They've long been sold out after a run of 100 production vehicles, but one has surfaced for sale. Listed on eBay in the United States, this 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake
    Aston Martin shows off Vanquish Zagato shooting brake's interior

    To send the Aston Martin Vanquish off with a bang last year—the DBS Superleggera has since replaced it—the British ultra-luxury brand showed off a family of Zagato models. Production may be complete, but Aston Martin isn't done with the Vanquish just yet. The company showed off the...

  • 2020 BMW M8 leak - Image via German Car Forum
    2020 BMW M8 leaked

    Here it is. The new BMW M8 courtesy of a leak on German Car Forum. The particular version shown is the hotter M8 Competition. It features a number of carbon fiber accents that will likely be absent on the standard M8. It should also come with extra horsepower but we won't know for sure until BMW M...

  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Bentley's CEO says no to EVs until battery tech matures

    Bentley, which previously appeared more than ready to launch an electric car, has pumped the brakes. The brand's CEO Adrian Hallmark told Automotive News Europe (subscription required) in a Monday report that the company wants to wait for battery technology to advance. Today, and in the near...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator

    Lincoln executives spent a lot of time deciding what to call the brand's electrified vehicles, and the winning nomenclature might be unexpected: Grand Touring. Ford's luxury division decided on the Grand Touring name for its electrified vehicles after much consideration and work with focus groups, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday. The Grand Touring, or GT, name, often reserved for the sportiest or more powerful models, is a deliberate marketing attempt to recalculate how consumers think of plug-in hybrids. Lincoln President Joy Falotico said consumers often associate...

  • 2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots

    Acura confirmed the return of its Type S performance badge earlier this year and now the first car to wear it in more than a decade has been spotted. The prototype is for a new Acura TLX Type S, which is expected on the market in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. And more Type S models will...

  • 2019 Volvo V60, Tarragona, Spain, June 2018
    2019 Volvo V60: Svelte Swedish wagon slips in under $40,000

    Volvo's redesigned V60 wagon arrives in showrooms in early 2019 priced from $39,895, including destination. The base sticker nets you a 2019 V60 T5, a model that comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering 250 horsepower to the front wheels. Should you want all-wheel drive, you'll need...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 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 our first spy shots of a prototype for an AMG-enhanced version of the...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator
    Lincoln wants to hit the gas pedal on Chinese production due to tariffs

    Ford wants to accelerate its plans for a local production plant in China to build Lincoln vehicles as local tariffs begin to eat into profits. Joy Falotico, head of Lincoln and Ford’s chief marketing officer, told Bloomberg in an interview published Wednesday that even a small improvement...

  • 2019 Audi S6 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi S6 spy shots and video

    Sport sedan fans can look forward to a redesigned S6, prototypes for which have been spotted on multiple occasions. Audi has already unveiled the redesigned version of the regular A6 and judging by the lack of camouflage gear on testers for the S6 its debut can't be far. Look for the debut to take...

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