Tag Archives: Luxury

2019 BMW X5 preview

Crossover SUVs are all the rage right now, and one of the key nameplates that helped ignite the segment, the BMW X5, has spawned a new generation. It represents the fourth iteration of the popular luxury mid-size SUV, and it's the biggest yet. The length is 194.3 inches (up 1.1 inches), the width is 78.9 inches (up 2.6 inches) and the height is 69 inches...

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Audi Q8 revealed, presages new look for Audi SUVs

Audi on Tuesday revealed the new Q8. The reveal took place in Shenzhen at an event celebrating 30 years since Audi started its hugely successful strategy of producing cars in China, originally with the 100 sedan. The Q8 is the new flagship SUV of the Audi brand and is set to compete with coupe-like SUVs in the mid-size segment like the BMW X6 and...

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BMW drops first details on next Z4

There's a new BMW Z4 racing into showrooms next year, and uniquely the car has been developed on a platform shared with the modern-day Toyota Supra due about the same time. This bodes well for the BMW as having a dedicated sports car platform should turn what has traditionally been a hairdresser's car into a proper performance machine. High stiffness and...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots

Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz's next-generation S-Class have been spotted. The car is expected in showrooms in 2020, as a 2021 model, and we can see that Mercedes' engineers are using models like the current S-Class as well as BMW's 7-Series as benchmarks. From earlier test mules, we know the general size and proportions will match up with the current...

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Rolls-Royce might call its next one-off vehicle the "Boat Tail"

Remember the Rolls-Royce Sweptail? The most expensive "new" car ever built? The British luxury marque may have another bespoke project in the works to follow the $12.8 million Sweptail, and it could be called the "Boat Tail." Rolls-Royce parent company BMW has applied to trademark the "Boat Tail" name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office...

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Audi e-tron will use cameras in place of side mirrors, but not in US

Audi's first battery-electric crossover will also usher in radical new technology for the automotive industry. The production e-tron electric crossover will ditch traditional side mirrors and replace them with camera-based digital mirrors, the brand announced on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we won't see them in the United States due to a lack of regulations...

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Maserati to add Alfieri halo car, new SUV, electric powertrain from Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during an investor meeting Friday revealed that Maserati has an electric future...in more ways than one. The Italian luxury brand has been largely lost in the FCA portfolio, but it will get six new vehicles by 2022, including a long-awaited Alfieri halo car and a new SUV likely based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Not only that but...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 spy shots

Mercedes-Benz in February unveiled a new A-Class hatchback and followed it up with an A-Class sedan April. They're the first of eight members planned for the automaker's new generation of compact cars. Some of those eight members will have high-performance variants developed by Mercedes-AMG. And this time around there will be direct replacements for the...

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2019 Acura RDX priced from $38,295

The redesigned 2019 Acura RDX lands in showrooms June 1 carrying a starting price of $38,295, including destination. That's roughly the same as the outgoing model equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of electronic driver aids, a feature that is standard on the 2019 RDX. The base price is for a front-wheel-drive model. Add all-wheel drive and the price jumps...

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2020 Audi A4 spy shots

It seems like the current A4 only arrived yesterday but Audi is already out testing an updated version of its popular small sedan. That's because even though we only received it in late 2016, the car has been on sale elsewhere since early 2015. The engineers haven't added much in the way of camouflage gear on the prototype. That's because only the most...

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