Tag Archives: Luxury

2019 BMW X7 3-row SUV debuts: The bling comes standard

BMW on Tuesday unveiled its entry into the highly competitive full-size luxury SUV segment: the 2019 X7. Due for delivery next March, BMW brings the fight with a generous list of features included as standard within the X7's $73,900 starting price. The price nets you an X7 xDrive40i which comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 good for 335 horsepower...

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First Jaguar I-Pace delivered in US

Ahead of retail sales next month, Jaguar has delivered the first of its I-Pace electric crossovers in North America. Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida are the first owners of the electric Jaguar, and a fitting family they are. Mark Pascarella told Jaguar his family has owned numerous Jaguar vehicles. Specifically, the household has seen...

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4 features the 2019 Audi A8 won’t get, at least for now

The creamy-smooth 2019 Audi A8 full-size luxury sedan goes on sale in November in the U.S., but several slices of its very elaborate technical pie will arrive later. Some of the features may not hit U.S. shores at all, but that die is not yet cast. Chock full of tech or shorn of the leading-edge stuff, the new A8's content level doesn't change our initial...

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2019 Audi A8 first drive review: technology enabling luxury

I'm hustling through the Spanish countryside getting a back massage, attacking roundabouts with gusto in a car that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, and my passenger is sound asleep. This car does just about everything well. It's quiet, fast, smooth, spacious, and luxurious. While the car it's replacing is still quite...

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2020 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots

BMW's about to give its 7-Series a mid-cycle update, and by the time the car reaches showrooms late next year the folks at Alpina will have their own version ready. Alpina is a semi-official tuner that has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years, and the company's 7-Series-based B7 is one of the most desirable luxury sedans in the business. The...

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Meet the new sweet spot: 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS debuts

Porsche on Monday unveiled the new GTS version of its second-generation Panamera. Available with either the standard hatch or Sport Turismo wagon body styles, the GTS enhances the Panamera with an extra helping of sportiness but without blowing up the price. The extra sportiness comes primarily from the addition of a V-8, in this case a 4.0-liter...

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan hybrid reportedly in the cards

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the first time the British luxury marque expanded its horizons to the booming SUV segment, but the brand may not stop there: the Cullinan could be in for a hybrid powertrain. That's the word from Top Gear magazine, which reported last week that a Cullinan hybrid is "definitely" in the cards. We don't know when, but it appears...

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Porsche Taycan Targa reportedly in the works

Porsche has already hinted at a soft-roader version of its upcoming Taycan electric sport sedan, but don't be surprised if there are even more options in the pipeline. Autocar on Monday reported that a Taycan Targa is in the works and scheduled for a launch in 2020 or 2021. The car is expected to feature a large glass section in its roof that owners will be...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spy shots

Mercedes-Benz engineers have been spotted with a test mule for a compact electric car likely to be badged an EQB. The test mule features the makeshift body of the recently revealed third-generation B-Class minivan, but the EQB's actual body is expected to be that of a compact crossover. We know this because of the relatively tall ride height of this test...

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Mercedes-Benz GLE could be first plug-in hybrid with over 60 miles of EV range

Mercedes-Benz's redesigned GLE could be among the first plug-in hybrids capable of driving more than 60 miles on electric power alone. That's the word of Ola Källenius, the sales chief at Mercedes parent company Daimler, who spoke recently with Automotive News (subscription required). "The GLE will be the first car with a 100-kilometer (62-mile) range...

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