Tag Archives: Luxury

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: eco without compromise

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid's biggest rival might be parked across the showroom. That's because the Cayenne E-Hybrid, with its 445-horsepower hybrid powertrain delivers faster acceleration and better fuel economy than the Cayenne S. Oh, and it's cheaper. The Cayenne E-Hybrid's $80,950 base price is about $3,000 less than the Cayenne S. Compromise...

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Bentley Mulsanne successor might go electric route

Bentley's successor to the Mulsanne is due early next decade, and according to Autocar the automaker is yet to decide on what route its new flagship will take. A direct replacement such as a large sedan with traditional styling and a powerful internal combustion engine is one possibility. An alternative is introducing an electric car with avant-garde...

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Infiniti’s new electrified platform will underpin almost entire range

Infiniti last week announced plans for a new electrified platform that will spawn its first model in 2021, expected to be an electric car. And the platform will eventually underpin every model in the Infiniti lineup except the QX80, which for the foreseeable future will retain the rugged body-on-frame platform of the Nissan Armada/Patrol, Automotive News...

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Living with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT: the good and the bad

It took years for Americans to embrace Japanese performance cars and the different philosophy behind them. If the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is any indication, it won't take South Korea nearly as long to gain a foothold with American performance shoppers. That's because there's something intrinsically American in the way the Stinger GT drives. It feels like a...

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2019 Audi A1 spy shots and video

Engineers from Audi are out testing prototypes for a new generation of the A1 subcompact hatchback. The current A1 debuted in 2010 and sadly was never offered in the United States. We're afraid there's also little chance we'll see the redesigned model as Audi has ruled out launching anything smaller than the A3 in these parts...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 mild hybrid replaces E43

Mercedes-AMG added the E43 sport sedan a couple of years ago to appeal to the buyer looking for a fast car but without the flashiness and firm ride of something like the full-fat E63. Well, the boffins at AMG have now enhanced the car by adding mild hybrid technology and in the process renamed it an E53. We first saw the technology in the 2019 CLS53 and E53...

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Smaller Lamborghini SUV isn’t in the cards

For now, the only Lamborghini SUV will be the Urus as the brand has no plans to produce anything beneath the model. Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani, told Drive at the Urus' Australian launch that the SUV is "perfect" and the "bottom of our parameters." “At the end, it is all about brand positioning, and you can go too far down...

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Jaguar thinks its XE SV super sedan can break its own record at the ‘Ring

Jaguar last year came out with a version of its XE with 592 horsepower and starting price of $188,495. Sure that's steep for a small sport sedan, even one with 592 horses under the hood, but the car, designated an XE SV Project 8, is the fastest four-door production car around the Nürburgring—by a significant margin. Jaguar clocked a 7:21.23 lap...

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Q5L is Audi’s first long-wheelbase SUV

Audi used this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to unveil the Q5L, the automaker's first long-wheelbase SUV. The vehicle will be built and sold exclusively in China where it caters to the market's seemingly endless appetite for chauffeur-driven vehicles. It joins an A4L, A6L and A8L in Audi's long-wheelbase portfolio. The Q5L's length is 15.6 feet, which is...

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