Tag Archives: Luxury

Bentley teams with Royal College of Art for future design ideas

Bentley is exploring the future, the future of luxury and design, to be precise. The British ultra-luxury brand is doing so with a new partnership formed with the Royal College of Art. An institution of learning formed in 1896 is helping an automobile manufacturer founded in 1919. The goal? To examine the future of Bentley in the year 2050. Stefan Sielaff...

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Lamborghini isn’t interested in self-driving tech or going full-electric

Lamborghini is about fun. So says the company's head of research and development Maurizio Reggiani. That means self-driving capability is off the table; it also means an electric Lambo won't be a reality for some time as the technology isn't where it needs to be for a brand that has definite performance requirements. I interviewed Mr. Reggiani last week at...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots

Mercedes-Benz engineers are currently out testing prototypes for a redesigned B-Class minivan. The car represents just one of eight body styles Mercedes plans for its next-generation compact car family, the first member of which will be a redesigned A-Class hatchback debuting in early 2018. Others will include replacements for the CLA, CLA Shooting Brake...

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Bentley Bentayga to tackle Pikes Peak hill climb

A hill climb is probably the last place you'd expect to find a Bentley Bentayga, but the ultra-luxury SUV will arrive this coming June to tackle one of the world's most famous events: Pikes Peak. Bentley announced on Thursday that it's prepping a Bentayga specifically to tackle the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The finer details aren't available just yet, but the...

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2020 Audi Q3 spy shots

Development of a next-generation Audi Q3 is well underway as our latest spy shots confirm. The new compact crossover SUV is expected on sale in 2019, as a 2020 model, and so far it doesn't appear Audi will be pulling any surprises regarding the design. The vehicle should resemble a scaled-down version of the latest Q5, albeit with a more dynamically...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots

Despite Mercedes-Benz's plans to introduce a new A-Class compact sedan, the automaker's other compact sedan, the CLA, won't be disappearing after the current model's run its course. A next-generation CLA has been spotted as a prototype for the first time. The car is due on sale in late 2019, as a 2020 model, meaning it will trail the A-Class sedan by about...

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8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on sale in U.S. in September, should double the size of the...

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8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on sale in U.S. in September, should double the size of the...

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Mercedes-Benz phasing out V-6 engines in favor of inline-6s

Mercedes-Benz V-6 engines are not long for this world, but it's not all bad news. Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes research and development, did confirm the brand will phase out V-6 engine, but it means a return of the inline-6. Road & Track reported on Källenius' comments on Tuesday after a roundtable interview at the 2018 Detroit auto show...

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Lexus LC convertible reportedly a go, LC F still possible

As if the Lexus LC couldn't get any better looking, the Japanese luxury brand has given an LC convertible the green light, according to an Auto Express report published on Wednesday. Even better news: an LC F performance model is still on the table. The news comes from an unnamed source familiar with the LC's future plans who told the outlet an LC...

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