Tag Archives: Luxury

Patent images out BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe and Convertible

Last week, BMW finally took the wraps off of the 2019 8-Series, which marks the nameplate's return after 20 years. But, the brand won't limit the lineup to the 8-Series coupe for long. After numerous spy shots and a concept, the 8-Series Gran Coupe and Convertible have shown face for the first time in patent images. The drawings, published to the Brazilian...

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Porsche buys 10-percent stake in electric supercar maker Rimac

Porsche has big plans to be a leader in the electric-car segment, and it has just inked a new partnership with a familiar company to bolster its position. The German sports car and luxury vehicle maker announced on Wednesday that it's purchased a 10-percent stake in the Croatian firm Rimac Automobili. “We feel that Rimac's ideas and approaches...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C43 first drive review: subtle upgrades, big safety

A web of country roads casts a romantic net between the alpha world cities of Paris and Frankfurt. Where maps pare down to two-lane roads, the Moselle Valley unfurls vast expanses of lush green carpet, sun-spotted by a yellow haze of wildflowers, lidded by a cobalt-blue sky. Lucky steers and heifers bask against the Windows XP backdrop. They might wonder...

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Report: Lincoln MKC to be renamed Corsair with 2020 redesign

As Lincoln continues to rid its vehicles of the largely unloved MK naming scheme, it appears the MKC will soon be called the Corsair. The current MKC is one of the remaining Lincolns without a name that is an actual word within the brand's current lineup, and Automotive News reported on Monday that Corsair will fall in line with the luxury marque's...

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Bentley is cooking up a hotter Bentayga Speed

Bentley previously said it needed more Bentayga derivatives to keep the luxury SUV the newest kid on the block. Now, it appears more are coming, and one will be a performance-oriented Bentayga Speed model. Speaking with Autocar in a Wednesday report, Bentley design boss Stefan Sielaff confirmed a Bentayga Speed is in the pipeline. We should see typical cues...

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Vantage V600 badge returns on bespoke V-12 model

Update: Photos of the actual car have been posted to Instagram by Chris Harris. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Vantage V600 in the metal. The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is back, only this time it's packing a V-12 under the hood and limited to just 14 examples—seven coupes and seven Volante convertibles. The original Vantage V600 was a...

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2019 Audi S7 spy shots and video

Audi's A7 didn't start the modern coupe-like sedan trend, but with its muscular proportions, beautiful surfacing and Kammback rear it managed to make us almost forget the segment's progenitor, the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The handsome four-door has been redesigned for the 2019 model year, though so far we've only been treated to the regular A7...

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2019 Volvo S60 first with Polestar Engineered performance upgrade

The redesigned 2019 Volvo S60 due to be revealed on June 20 will be the first of the Swedish automaker's cars to receive the new Polestar Engineered treatment. Recall, Polestar is now a standalone brand so will no longer be building dedicated performance offerings for Volvo like the current S60 and V60 Polestar models. Instead there will be upgrades offered...

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2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed

Aston Martin has a new addition to its growing AMR family: the Rapide AMR. The car was shown in concept form during the launch of Aston Martin's AMR sub-brand at the 2017 Geneva auto show, but now we have our first look at the production version due in showrooms by the end of the year. Pricing for this bad boy starts at $240,000. That's a steep price for a...

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2018 BMW M5 recalled over ECU and fuel pump woes

Owners of the 2018 BMW M5 should begin checking their mailboxes because nearly all of the new M5 are subject to a new recall over a faulty fuel pump. According to the recall information on the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's website, 846 units of 2018 M5 will be recalled. BMW has also issued a stop-sale for any new M5s sitting on...

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