Tag Archives: Luxury

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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Mercedes’ new MBUX infotainment system is like Google Assistant for your car

For years we have wondered why our cars' infotainment systems can't be as simple and smart as our phones. It took until 2018, but Mercedes-Benz has finally hit that target. The answer is called Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX for short), and it's the German automaker's new infotainment system, which will launch in the new A-Class subcompact later this...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV spy shots

The first prototype for Mercedes-Benz's electric SUV based on the Generation EQ concept from the 2016 Paris auto show has been spotted. Earlier test mules had been using the makeshift body of a GLC Coupe to hide the new mechanicals, but now we finally get to see the true shape of Mercedes' first volume electric car. Due in showrooms in 2019, the...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots

The first prototype for a new Mercedes-Benz compact crossover SUV expected to be called the GLB has been spotted. Mercedes already competes in the space with the GLA but the GLB will be a larger, more rugged offering with styling influenced by the iconic G-Class. The Ener-G-Force concept unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show hints at what's to...

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Land Rover Defender V-8 conversion marks 70th anniversary

It was 70 years ago that the Rover company introduced the first Land Rover. The vehicle stayed in production right through to the 1980s when it was replaced by the Defender, which itself finally ceased production in 2016. Land Rover is expected to celebrate the historic run by revealing a redesigned Defender at the end of the year, but there will also be a...

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Infiniti’s first electric car coming in 2021

Infiniti may have been one of the early pioneers of electrification in the luxury segment, having introduced the M35h hybrid sedan as early as 2010, but the brand has been slow when it comes to electric car technology, which is a bit odd since parent company Nissan is one of the biggest proponents of EVs in the industry. There have been a couple of false...

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2018 Lexus LS priced from $75,995

Lexus has introduced a significantly improved LS for 2018. The car has been designed from the ground up around a lightweight platform shared with the LC coupe, and it features two new powertrains, one of which is a hybrid. The good news is that there's only a small premium for all this as the new LS is priced from $75,995, including destination. That's only...

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Say no to B-pillars with Jay Leno and a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe

Jay Leno kicks off this latest video with some wise words. He wants to slow things down and focus on a vehicle with a bit less horsepower than he's used to, but a hefty dose of style. This week the featured machine at Jay Leno's Garage is a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe. It's a classically cool cruiser that's been lovingly cared for and maintained. The stance is...

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