Tag Archives: Luxury

Aston Martin Rapide to ditch V-12, go electric-only route in 2018

It was at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show that Aston Martin launched its current Rapide. The stylish super sedan has only been offered with a V-12 ever since, but from 2018 it will only be offered with an electric powertrain. The information was confirmed to Motoring by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer...

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BMW to launch 40 new or updated models in next 2 years

Having lost the luxury car sales race to Mercedes-Benz in 2016, BMW is planning an aggressive roll-out of new products over the next two years to claw its way back to the top spot. In a press conference held Tuesday in Munich, Germany to outline its financial results, BMW's CEO Harald...

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TRD trots out upgrades for Lexus LC

The Lexus LC is more luxury cruiser than sports car, but that hasn't stopped TRD from developing performance upgrades for the car. TRD is one of a handful of official motorsport departments at Toyota. The others are Gazoo Racing and TMG. For the LC, TRD has rolled out several exterior mods...

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2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shots

Cadillac's rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has been spotted again. The vehicle is confirmed to be called an XT4 and is due on sale in the second half of 2018, as a 2019 model. The prototype is heavily disguised but the general shape is similar...

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July 11 reveal for new Audi A8

Audi will unveil the new, fourth-generation A8 on July 11 at an event in Barcelona, Spain. Describing the upcoming flagship sedan, CEO Rupert Stadler said the car will be “generously dimensioned” and feature “a completely new operating concept.” The operating concept...

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BMW, Mercedes to prune lineups

While most major automakers struggle to justify a convertible—if in doubt just ask Toyota about an 86 convertible—Mercedes-Benz has no less than six in its lineup. Seven if you count models from Smart. Sales of luxury vehicles has boomed since the global financial crisis of the last...

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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom spy shots

Production of the seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom launched in 2003 has come to an end. The successor is still in the works and has been spotted once again testing in the wild. Rolls-Royce has developed an all-new aluminum spaceframe architecture that will underpin its entire lineup, starting...

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Jaguar reveals prototype for I-Pace electric SUV

Jaguar will introduce an electric SUV called the I-Pace in 2018. The vehicle was previewed in concept form at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show and early test mules using makeshift F-Pace bodies have been running around for the past six months. Jaguar has now revealed the first prototype for the...

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