Tag Archives: Luxury

Porsche plans 500 fast chargers in US by end of 2019

Porsche will come out next year with an electric car based on its Mission E concept from the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker doesn't want potential owners to worry about a lack of charging infrastructure so plans to install at least 500 fast chargers at popular spots in the United States, including at its 189 dealerships and some highway stops. The...

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Bugatti owners can rest easy as technicians monitor cars in real time

Tesla has popularized remote monitoring and updating of cars with its “over the air” system, but it wasn't the first automaker to do so. Bugatti had a similar system in place when it launched the Veyron last decade and with the car's successor, the 1,480-horsepower Chiron, the French brand has taken its remote services to the next level. Since...

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Pininfarina launches EV brand, says electric hypercar coming in 2020

Plans are in place to launch high-end electric cars under the Pininfarina name. The new Automobili Pininfarina was launched on Friday in Rome, where Pininfarina parent company Mahindra is competing in this weekend's Formula E Championship round. Launching a car brand was a dream held by Pininfarina founder Battista Pininfarina (born Battista Farina), and...

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Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription starts trials in 2 US cities

Mercedes-Benz is the latest to jump on the car subscription bandwagon with the new service Mercedes-Benz Collection to start trials this June in Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the automaker confirmed Thursday. It follows Mercedes' announcement in March of the Mercedes me Flexperience subscription for the German market, as well as BMW's...

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2018 Aston Martin Rapide AMR spy shots

It's hard to believe it's been almost a decade since the Aston Martin Rapide went on sale, as even to this day the sexy, fastback sedan remains one of the best looking four-door cars on the market. The Rapide is on its way out, however, and there aren't any plans for a direct successor since Aston Martin is handing responsibility for sedans over to its...

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Lincoln taking steps to protect resale value

Lincoln is future-proofing the residual values of its vehicles by curbing sales to fleet businesses. In the short term, the move is hurting monthly sales figures. The plan is part of Ford CEO Jim Hackett's strategy to improve Lincoln's operational fitness, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Sunday. The fleet sale cuts will see fewer cars...

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2019 Lexus ES teased ahead of 2018 Beijing auto show

A redesigned Lexus ES is coming for the 2019 model year and Lexus on Wednesday released the first official photo and confirmed the debut for this month's 2018 Beijing auto show. The release follows the recent posting of a leaked shot of the new ES on Arabic website Almuraba. Shown below, the leaked shot reveals a little more of the car, though still only a...

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Bentley will add 10,000 more solar panels to its plant

One of the United Kingdom's largest array of solar panels will soon be completed at Bentley's Crewe plant. The Brit automaker announced Tuesday that construction has begun on a 10,000-unit strong solar farm to cover a carpark at its plant. Once completed, the solar farm will provide 2.7 megawatts of power, or enough to cover about a quarter of Bentley's...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS spy shots and video

Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz's next-generation GLS have been spotted again. They hint at a more fluid yet still imposing design for the automaker's biggest SUV offering. Mercedes was smart to get into the full-size SUV segment a decade ago with the original GL-Class. The second-generation model currently on sale was rebranded the GLS for the...

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2019 Audi A6 Avant wagon revealed

Audi's newest A6 has spawned its wagon body style, which the German automaker refers to as an Avant. Unveiled on Wednesday, the new A6 Avant goes on sale in Europe later this year but sadly there's mention if we'll see it in the United States. Audi's local division skipped the previous generation to focus on the A7, and it's possible the same will be true...

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