Tag Archives: Luxury

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds 362-horsepower E450 model

Buyers of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have a couple of new options for the 2019 model year. On Tuesday, we detailed AMG's new E53 that replaces the E43, with the car's mild-hybrid powertrain bringing 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, versus the 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of the non-electrified E43. Now we have details on a new E450 model that replaces...

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Customize your Cullinan: Rolls-Royce launches configurator for SUV

For those who can't actually purchase and own a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the day to live out a fantasy has come. The British ultra-luxury brand has launched the posh SUV's online configurator, and anyone can build the Cullinan of their dreams. The old saying applies here: if you have to ask how much it is, it's pretty darn expensive. Naturally, pricing isn't...

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2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots and video

Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW's next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker's most important model of the decade. It is expected to be revealed in late 2018 or early next year as a 2019 model. Like past generations, this new 3-Series, code-named the G20, will likely end up the benchmark for the small sedan...

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DS 3 Crossback to offer EV option, target Audi Q2

PSA Group's luxury brand DS launched its first standalone model last year in the form of the DS 7 Crossback, a small SUV with the refinement and technology to match the German marques. Now DS is in the final stage of testing of its second model, a compact SUV to be called the DS 3 Crossback. The Audi Q2 and BMW X2 rival is due to make its world debut in...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 mild hybrid arrives in late 2018 to replace the E43

Mercedes-AMG added the E43 sport sedan a couple of years ago to appeal to the buyer looking for a fast car but without the flashiness and firm ride of something like the full-fat E63. Well, the boffins at AMG have now enhanced the car by adding mild hybrid technology and in the process renamed it an E53. We first saw the technology in the CLS53 and E53...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots

Porsche is out testing a new generation of the 911, the 992, and the latest prototype spotted is for the car's Turbo Cabriolet variant. The new 911 will be revealed late this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. The 911 Turbo should trail the basic models by six months to a year. We expect it to go on sale in the United States late...

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2019 Audi S6 Avant spy shots

Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned S6 and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The prototype is for the wagon body style, referred to by Audi as an Avant. Audi has already revealed the new A6 Avant (shown below), which means the sportier S6 Avant can't be far. It should debut alongside an S6 sedan late this year or early next...

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Mark Webber drives Porsche Mission E for first time

Porsche's Mission E electric car is now into its final year of development and the test engineers recently handed the keys over to Mark Webber for the first time. Webber may no longer be racing for Porsche but he still helps develop the firm's various cars. So what does the former Formula 1 and World Endurance Championship driver think of the Mission E? In...

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BMW X8 flagship SUV to emphasize rear-seat comfort, launch in 2020

BMW won't yet spill the beans on what its flagship SUV, to be called the X8, will embody, but new details on the vehicle have surfaced. According to an Autocar report published Friday, the X8 will place its emphasis on rear-seat passengers and their comfort. Additionally, it should feature a sloping roofline and more "coupe-like" design potentially like the...

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Next AMG 45 series to have "well over" 400 horsepower

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of renewing its range of compact cars. Already we've seen new A-Class hatchback and sedan models and eventually there will be a total eight body styles in the range. The good news is that AMG will continue to tune the cars, this time with two performance tiers: 35 and 45 series. Both series will rely on an AMG-specific...

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