Tag Archives: Luxury

2019 BMW X4 spy shots and video

The current BMW X4 was only introduced for 2015 but a redesigned model is already in the works. And judging by the lack of camouflage gear on prototypes, the debut can't be far. The quick replacement rate is due to the X3, from which the X4 is derived, having just been redesigned itself, as a 2018 model. The new X4 should arrive next year, meaning...

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Aston Martin salutes second-gen Vanquish with Ultimate edition

A new generation of the Aston Martin Vanquish is waiting in the wings, so to send the current second-generation model out on a high note, Aston Martin has rolled out the extra exclusive Vanquish S Ultimate. The car is limited to just 175 units worldwide and will start delivery next spring. It can be ordered as either a coupe or Volante convertible. Sadly...

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Ex-BMW engineer to oversee development of next-gen platforms at Genesis

Genesis on Tuesday announced it has hired former BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman as Vice President of Genesis Architecture Development. In his new role, Rahman will oversee development of next-generation vehicle platforms for Genesis cars and possibly some at Hyundai and Kia. His first task will be to lead planning for specification and performance of...

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2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid spy video

Like other luxury car brands, Bentley isn't immune to the political pressures of the environmental movement. With various regulations coming into effect over the next few years, the British automaker is in the process of introducing alternative powertrains in an effort to reduce its emissions. This has already started with the introduction overseas of a...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is working on the next generation of its compact range, with a redesigned A-Class hatchback the first model due. The hatch will make its debut in early 2018 and be followed shortly by a new A-Class sedan, a prototype for which has just been spied. Mercedes already has the CLA, but the automaker sees room for a second, more practical sedan in...

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Lotus SUV may have been revealed in patent drawings

Insatiable demand for SUVs all over the globe but particularly in key markets such as China and the United States has led to companies even like Lotus, whose reputation is built on lightweight sports cars, joining the trend. (We can also add Ferrari to the list.) Yes, Lotus is developing an SUV for introduction early next decade and we may have just...

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BMW M3 CS spy shots and video

All you M3 fans can look forward to a quicker, more extreme version of BMW's sport sedan benchmark. Our spy photographers this week spotted a lightly camouflaged M3 at the Nürburgring, and some subtle modifications made to the tester suggest that it's for a new M3 CS model. Yes, BMW seems to be making use of its multiple CS trademark...

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Aston Martin DB11 V8 first drive review: with a little help from friends

Aston Martins are known for two signature traits: drop-dead gorgeous looks and bad-ass soundtracks. But how do you maintain the band's identity when you have to play a cover tune? If he were still alive, I'd tell you to ask Joe Cocker. Sometimes you get by with a little help from your friends and make someone else's song your own. In the case of...

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Rolls-Royce wants even more bespoke cars, options

For many, a Rolls-Royce simply isn't attainable. However, for the wealthy who make up the über-luxury brand's target market, it appears the current stable of opulent options and dashing cars won't do. No, in the future, Rolls-Royce wants to move to even more bespoke cars and options. That's what Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös told...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 hatchback spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz is working on a new generation of compact cars, and once again there will be a handful of hot offerings from the Mercedes-AMG division. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for AMG's new A45 based on the next-gen A-Class hatchback. Compared to prototypes for the regular A-Class hatch, the A45 sits lower and sports widened...

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