Luxury

  • Acura Precision concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

    Acura's well-received Precision concept from 2016 has already influenced the design of several models in the Japanese brand's lineup, most notably the 2019 RDX. Soon, though, we could see a model actually based on the concept. Car and Driver reported Thursday that Acura is working on a flagship sedan with a fastback body, and that a preview will come at August's 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the form of a “production-ready” concept. Acura already has a flagship sedan in the form of the RLX, but the car sold less than 2,000 units in 2018 in the United States so perhaps...

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept
    Production Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV could arrive in 2020

    Alfa Romeo last June announced plans for a compact crossover SUV and at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show we got a preview in the form of the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept. Alfa Romeo is committed to launching the production version of the Tonale some time before the end of 2022, and...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6
    2020 Cadillac XT6 SUV cuts $23,000 off the price of a three-row Caddy

    Want a three-row Cadillac? It'll cost at least $53,690 for the 2020 XT6 crossover SUV. That's about $23,000 less than the other three-row Cadillac, the Escalade, but about $10,000 more than the mid-size CT5 two-row crossover. The starting price, which was announced Thursday, nets the XT6 Premium...

  • BMW X3 xDrive30e
    BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid due in US in 2020

    BMW didn't have much in the way of surprises at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, but the automaker did roll out a new plug-in hybrid version of the X3. The vehicle is badged an xDrive30e and packs the same powertrain as the new 330e sedan. A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 works...

  • Maserati Alfieri concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
    Maserati Alfieri locked in for 2020 Geneva auto show

    Maserati's Alfieri sports car will be shown at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show but won't reach showrooms until 2021 or 2022. The information was revealed by Maserati boss Harald Wester in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. The Alfieri was first shown as a concept in 2014 and...

  • 2022 BMW iNext spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW iNext spy shots

    BMW is working on a technological flagship code-named the iNext, which the automaker previewed last September with the Vision iNext concept and has since confirmed is coming in 2021. A prototype for the iNext has now been spotted, revealing a few clues about the vehicle that in production guise...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

    Americans still aren't too keen on wagon body styles, and that likely makes the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake off limits stateside. However, the compact wagon made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday where it will join the CLA sedan in Europe. The CLA Shooting Brake is aimed at customers who perhaps wouldn't put Mercedes-Benz on their vehicle shopping lists. The CLA-Class is a stepping stone into the luxury brand, and the CLA Shooting Brake provides more space for drivers and passengers and their cargo. The coupe-like look of the CLA sedan translates well...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel
    Updated Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel adds power to armored SUV

    Flashback to 2015 and recall Jaguar-Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations revealed an armored version of the swanky Range Rover with the Sentinel badge. On Monday, the Range Rover Sentinel got a shot in the arm of more power. SVO announced the armored SUV is now fitted with the supercharged...

  • Teaser for Karma Vision concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Karma promises 3 cars for 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Karma, the electric car startup born out of the remains of the original Fisker, is ready to give us a glimpse at its future. The Chinese-backed, Southern California-based automaker will use April's 2019 Shanghai auto show to present three cars, one of which will be an updated version of Karma's...

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept
    Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV concept blends electrified power with passionate design

    Alfa Romeo plans two new crossover SUV models in the future, a compact model below the current Stelvio and a mid-size model above it. On Tuesday, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Italian luxury brand gave us an early look at the compact model in the form of the Tonale concept. Named...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
    Bentley brings race-inspired Continental GT to Geneva auto show

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. The British brand has already revealed a special Mulsanne limited to 100 units, each featuring a slice of the original crankshaft that featured in the 1930 8 Litre owned by company founder...

  • Bugatti La Voiture Noire
    Bugatti La Voiture Noire--a $12.4 million celebration of the Type 57SC Atlantic

    Bugatti has paid homage to the legendary Type 57SC Atlantic with a one-off hypercar unveiled on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Called the La Voiture Noire, French for “The Black Car,” the one-off creation is based on the platform of the Chiron and honors a...

  • Lagonda All-Terrain Concept

    Aston Martin is in the midst of a revival of fellow historic British brand Lagonda. The plan is transform the brand into a tech-focused alternative to the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, with electric powertrains, connectivity and self-driving capability to be the hallmarks of ultra-luxury instead of the somewhat staid concepts of wood, leather hides and burly engines. The first model out will be an SUV that Aston Martin will put into production at its new plant in St Athan, Wales, early next decade. But before then, Aston Martin is providing a more tangible taste with the Lagonda...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept
    Q4 e-tron concept previews Audi's first EV based on MEB platform

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover SUV to slot between the Q3 and Q5, the automaker is also working on an electric Q4 e-tron which it previewed in concept form Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The market launch has been confirmed...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
    Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster ready to rock your world

    Mercedes-AMG's GT R sports car was developed with the sole purpose of putting down serious lap times, but for some track enthusiasts the allure of open-top driving is too powerful and for that reason the folks at AMG have developed the GT R Roadster, which was unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva...

  • Mercedes-AMG GLE53
    Mercedes-AMG GLE53 arrives with performance and efficiency

    Mercedes-AMG's first take on the latest GLE has been revealed in the form of the new GLE53, a mid-size crossover SUV combining performance with efficiency. Making its debut on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the vehicle replaces the previous-generation GLE43. The...

  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST
    2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport nixes the V-6, debuts new inline-6

    As we've speculated for years, Jaguar-Land Rover has a new inline-6 engine, and on Monday the company announced it will first find a home in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport lineup. The new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 replaces the dated supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and is part of the Ingenium...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition
    Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition waves goodbye to twin-turbo V-12

    The Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition waves goodbye to a stalwart powerplant: the company's 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12. Mercedes in February confirmed that the special sedan will mark the end of the road for the engine in the S-Class range, and that we'll see the covers come off at the 2019...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

    Rolls-Royce isn't an independent British luxury company. It hasn't been since 2003 when BMW Group acquired full control of the automaker. On Friday, the luxury marque's top executive acknowledged that without BMW, the brand would be dead. Speaking to Australian website Go Auto, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said he's glad to be a part of the BMW Group. He went on to say "we would never exist anymore" if it weren't for being part of BMW. Having the large automaker behind the small Britain-based company means Rolls-Royce doesn't have to go it alone when it comes to meeting...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
    First drive review: The 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i revives the roadster

    Coachella is a town, not a thing. For the 356 days a year when Boy Pablo and Childish Gambino aren’t in residence, it’s a prosaic farm community, where highlighter-pink and yellow signs hawk Medjool dates, shaken fresh from the trees that tower over checkerboards of agri-business green...

  • Italdesign sketch of concept car for 2019 Geneva motor show
    Italdesign publishes first image of sultry coupe bound for Geneva auto show

    Last month, Italdesign shared that it had a new car coming to the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. A week out from the show, the firm released the first image of the car, which appears to be a sleek coupe. Thought to be called the DaVinci, the car is a concept that previews a new...

  • 2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots and video

    Bentley has redesigned its Continental, with both coupe and convertible body styles already available. Next in line will be the related Flying Spur sedan, which is expected to arrive later in 2019 as a 2020 model. We have a new set of spy shots and video of the redesigned Flying Spur in action and...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300, 2019 New york International Auto Show
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 gets tougher look, more tech

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 broke cover on Wednesday with the German automaker's latest tech, a tougher look, and more power. Set to make its formal debut on March 5 at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the refreshed compact GLC luxury crossover SUV gets updates to fall in line with its...

  • 2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition
    2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition darkens the mood

    Following the introduction of the Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition, the Japanese luxury brand has applied a similar treatment to its compact sport sedan. On Monday, Lexus released details on the 2019 IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition, which is all about monochromatic luxury...

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