Tag Archives: Luxury

German customers can now track their new Mercedes-Benz as it’s being built

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but waiting is the hardest part. While most American buyers will take delivery directly from dealer inventory, that's not the case in Europe. To help placate its customers in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is letting customers make that waiting time a little more bearable with its new "Joyful Anticipation" program. "Joyful...

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Final Mercedes-Maybach G650 to be auctioned for charity

Mercedes-Maybach revealed the ultra-posh G650 earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show and announced that 98 of the planned 99 units were already sold. What became of the last unit? The German luxury brand plans to auction off the final G650 SUV for charity at a Bonhams auction next month. Bonhams has waived all fees associated with the sale and every...

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Bugatti might replace Chiron with a sedan

Bugatti's Chiron has only just arrived but a decision on a successor will have to be made soon as development will have to start in 2019. Why the rush? Because the rate at which Bugatti is building the Chiron, approximately 70 cars per year, means all 500 planned examples will have been completed around 2024. While one might assume the successor will...

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You can already reserve Mercedes’ EQC electric SUV in Norway

The first product from Mercedes-Benz's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars will be a small electric SUV labeled the EQC. The vehicle was previewed by the Generation EQ concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and it has already been spotted in test mule form. It's confirmed to start sales in 2019 and should offer a range approaching 300...

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Kahn Design takes on the Bentley Bentayga

Kahn Design is known for taking exotic sports and luxury vehicles and transforming them into aggressively styled bespoke builds. The latest machine to capture the British outfit's attention is the Bentley Bentayga. If you polled the average enthusiast on how they felt about the styling of the stock Bentayga, you'd likely get a split decision. The same can't...

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2020 Audi SQ8 spy shots

Audi's new Q8 is almost ready for its auto show debut. Today we have the first spy shots of the sporty SQ8 variant which should debut roughly alongside the standard Q8 sometime next year. Further down the track there will be a full-fledged RS Q8 joining the fold. Audi has trademarked the names of both performance SUVs in the past year. The Q8 is a...

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BMW might ditch car keys all together

The days of grabbing keys to gain access to one's car may be a thing of the past in future BMWs. The automaker has recently questioned the need for car keys altogether, according to a report by Reuters. During last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ian Robertson, BMW's board member responsible for sales, said many if not all of its customers carry a...

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Genesis cars won’t get N treatment

Contrary to previous claims, Hyundai's new N performance division won't be tuning models from Genesis anytime soon. That's the word of Genesis boss Manfred Fitzgerald. "I don't think so right now," he told Motoring when quizzed about an N-tuned Genesis at this week's launch in Korea of the G70 sport sedan. Fitzgerald, a...

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523-horsepower Maserati Levante GTS in the works

The Maserati Levante currently tops out with the 424-horsepower S but a high-performance GTS is being developed as an alternative to the likes of the BMW X6 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Prototypes for the Levante GTS are already out testing. The vehicle will come with the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 found in the Quattroporte...

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