Tag Archives: Luxury

The M5 makes a lot more power than BMW admits

Well, well, well, it seems BMW has underrated its latest M-division product.That is the 2018 BMW M5, and dyno testing shows it's making more power than advertised. BMW says the F90 model produces 600 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque. But, when AMS Performance of Illinois strapped the car to its dyno, it made 625 hp and 608 lb-ft of torque at the...

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Aston Martin SUV will no longer offer electric powertrain

Aston Martin has dropped plans for an electric version of its upcoming SUV, which the automaker first previewed in 2015 with the electric DBX concept car. The information was revealed to Automotive News by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview published Friday. Originally, the SUV was meant to arrive with conventional engines and then add an electric...

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Infiniti preparing to update its infotainment system

Infiniti will take steps in 2019 to begin overhauling it's infotainment system, starting with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Australian publication GoAuto reported on Thursday that the Japanese luxury brand promises to deliver a more premium experience with higher-resolution graphics and more features. However, the love-it-or-leave-it...

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Mercedes-Benz jumping into the subscription game in June

This coming June, Cadillac, BMW, Volvo, and Porsche will have another premium car-subscription service to contend with from Mercedes-Benz. The brand announced a pilot program for the upcoming service at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting, per a report Tuesday in Automotive News (subscription required). Details on the new pilot service were...

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California villa comes with garage space for 100 cars, vineyard

If you transform an industry, you're likely to earn piles of cash in the process. Willis Johnson did that with the salvage industry when he founded Copart in 1982. That's how he was able to afford this stunning 80-acre estate in Fairfield, California. And it's also why this estate boasts a pair of garages with room for 100 cars. Fairfield was the Copart's...

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V-12-powered Mercedes-AMG SL65 set to die?

It appears the V-12 powered Mercedes-AMG SL65's days are numbered. According to a source close to the company, the SL65 will die off in June of this year, and it's taking the V-12 engine with it, MB Passion Blog reported on Sunday. Production of the V-12-powered car is expected to end in May before the model is officially retired in June. It leaves high...

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Kia Telluride could share K900’s longitudinal, rear-drive underpinnings

The K900 luxury sedan may not be Kia's flagship for the long haul. Orth Hedrick, the product planner charged with plotting out Kia's roadmap in the U.S., called a K900-based crossover “a natural thing.” Hedrick stopped well short of confirming a crossover SUV based on the K900's longitudinal, rear-drive architecture but...

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Last chance to buy a new original G-Class

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled its first redesign for the G-Class since the original civilian model was launched in 1979. The vehicle boasts familiar looks but a modern chassis and all the latest tech you'd find in the rest of the Mercedes lineup. It won't reach showrooms until the end of the year, however, meaning you still have a chance to buy a brand...

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2019 BMW X5 spy shots and video

BMWs typically have a shelf life of seven years but that won't be the case for the current X5 whose successor is nearing the end of its development. Though heavily camouflaged, the prototype reveals a new, more dynamic look dominated by the pronounced shark nose hood and grille treatment. It also reveals that the redesigned X5 will grow in size...

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