Luxury

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6-V

    Two General Motors sedans previously confirmed to cease North American production this year will live on a bit longer. As first reported by Reuters on Friday, GM will continue to build the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan until January 2020. The original plan would have seen production cease this summer. When contacted, a GM spokesman told Motor Authority the company will be building 2019 examples of the Impala and CT6 until the cutoff date, with no models changes planned other than those already announced. This means GM isn't likely to offer any...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots

    Audi's next electric car has been spied. The car is a more rakish, style-conscious alternative to the current e-tron crossover SUV, to be known as the e-tron Sportback. We'll see it later this year as a 2020 model. Audi previewed the design with a concept of the same name rolled out in 2017...

  • 2020 Volvo XC90
    2020 Volvo XC90 bows with minor changes, updated powertrains globally

    Volvo has ever-so-slightly freshened its largest SUV. The 2020 Volvo XC90 debuted on Friday with minor tweaks to the exterior and interior. For global markets outside of the United States, the XC90 also gets new electrified powertrains. Motor Authority confirmed with Volvo spokesperson Russell Datz...

  • Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
    Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic celebrates its 80th birthday and it still looks stunning

    Eyes widen when cars fetch six-figure prices at auction. Mouths drop when the bid reaches seven figures. Eight figures? Remarkable, and the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is one of only a few cars that has achieved such value—$30-plus million to be exact. For the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic's 80th...

  • 2021 Audi A5 Sportback facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi's A5 range is about to receive an update, as evidenced by a prototype for an updated A5 Sportback. Similar updates will feature on the related A4 range, numerous prototypes for which have also been spotted. The updates represent a mid-cycle refresh for the cars and should be introduced for the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and CLA Shooting Brake set for Geneva debut

    Mercedes-Benz has a bumper lineup for next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. In addition to concepts for an EQV electric SUV and Formula E race car, the automaker will also present an updated GLC and redesigned CLA Shooting Brake. The tweaks to the GLC, expected to be introduced for the...

  • Audi e-tron ski slope ad

    Audi made a name for itself in the late 20th century with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and today, the brand wants to show a shift to battery electric vehicles won't change Quattro's prowess. The brand published a new video on Tuesday that recreates its famed 1986 ski slope advertisement. In the original ad, an Audi 100 sedan showed it could scale a 39-degree incline in the snow thanks in part to its AWD system. For 2019's redux, Audi took to the Streif in Kitzbühel, Austria, to show electric power and Quattro absolutely go a hand-in-hand. Former WRC and DTM champion Mattias...

  • Audi traffic light recognition
    Audi wants to help you hit all green lights, all the time

    The average American driver spends 300 hours a year driving, and Audi hopes its latest piece of technology helps reduce that figure. The luxury brand announced Tuesday its new Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), a funny name for an impressive technology that aims to help drivers hit every...

  • 2019 Lincoln MKC
    2020 Lincoln Corsair to offer 3 powertrains, including plug-in hybrid

    A redesigned MKC is coming for 2020, only it won't be called an MKC as Lincoln has ditched its confusing three-letter naming strategy in favor of proper names that just so happen to feature a nautical theme. Look for the MKC replacement to debut later this year as the Corsair, an old French term...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
    Pricey Platinum trim could be last chance to snag CT6 with V-8

    Cadillac has a new, brand-exclusive V-8 called the Blackwing that debuts in the 2019 CT6. Initially announced last November for a high-performance CT6-V model limited to just 275 units, Cadillac in January added that the 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 would also be offered in the regular CT6...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan demand outstrips production capacity

    The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the opulent luxury brand's first foray into the SUV market with its debut last May, and it's been nothing but good news for the company ever since. According to an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Saturday, demand continues to outweigh production...

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

    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...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    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 on Friday, though Jaguar-Land Rover spokesman Nathan Hoyt told Motor Authority the final decision was made months ago. The brand quietly sent a bulletin to customers who had placed orders for the Discovery SVX to explain the model was no longer planned. Notably, the SUV added JLR's supercharged...

  • 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 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
    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...

  • 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

    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 twin-turbo V-8 that spools up 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Alpina improved BMW's turbocharger system with larger-diameter impellers, specific intercoolers, and new engine management software. Peak torque comes on between 2,000 rpm and 5,000 rpm, which drivers will absolutely notice, Alpina...

  • 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
    2020 BMW 7-Series and its gaping grille starts at $87,445

    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...

  • 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...

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