Tag Archives: Luxury

2020 BMW 8-Series spy shots and video

BMW is working on a flagship coupe that will revive the 8-Series name, and we have fresh spy shots and video of prototypes. BMW confirmed the model in May with the reveal of the 8-Series concept. The automaker also confirmed an M8 version with the reveal of a prototype. Also in the works is an M8 race car, an 8-Series Convertible, and possibly even an...

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BMW partners with US solid-state battery company

As electrification moves to the automotive world's center stage, automakers are quickly sorting out strategic partnerships with battery suppliers to solidify their futures. On Monday, Solid Power, a U.S.-based battery company, announced it would work with BMW on game-changing solid-state batteries. A solid-state battery replaces liquid or gel-like...

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New boss at Audi Sport as Winkelmann focuses on Bugatti

After leading Audi Sport since early 2016, Stephan Winkelmann will now relinquish his role as chief of the performance division in order to focus on Bugatti, whose leadership he was assigned after former boss Wolfgang Dürheimer stepped down in October. To replace Winkelmann, Audi has selected Michael-Julius Renz, who currently oversees sales of the...

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BMW X7 pre-production starts at US plant, debut in late 2018

The BMW X7 has now reached the pre-production stage in its long journey to market. BMW originally announced plans for the full-size, 3-row SUV in early 2014, and now almost four years on near-production ready examples are rolling off the line at the automaker's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, which has grown to become the center of excellence...

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Lexus drops second teaser for LF-1 Limitless crossover concept

Lexus has returned with a new teaser issued on Tuesday to foreshadow the Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept's big reveal next month at the 2018 Detroit auto show. This time, it's a quick video that shows the concept's intricate front lighting display. The lighting begins with a blue-illuminated Lexus badge, which then spreads to a sea of LED lights...

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BMW iNext due in 2021 could be badged an i9

BMW on Monday confirmed it secured the naming rights for potential vehicles ranging from an i1 to i9, as well as from an iX1 to iX9, with the iX-prefixed names indicating vehicles with an SUV body style. BMW also confirmed on Monday that its much-hyped iNext due in 2021 will be its “technology flagship,” as the vehicle will combine...

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BMW Group delivers over 100,000 electrified cars in 2017

The BMW Group has reached its goal of delivering more than 100,000 electrified cars in 2017. The total includes hybrids and electric cars sold across the BMW and Mini brands. The 100,000th car was a BMW i3 finished in blue. It was handed over to its owner at the BMW Group headquarters in Munich, Germany at a special ceremony on Monday. The BMW Group also...

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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 that 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...

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Battery suppliers struggle to keep up with demand for Porsche Panamera hybrids

Porsche previously asserted that half of its sales will come from electrified cars by 2025. Judging by the demand for Panamera hybrid models, the brand may have made a pretty solid prediction. Reuters reported on Saturday that battery suppliers are having trouble keeping up with demand for the Porsche Panamera's hybrid models. The range includes the...

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Here’s a taste of the Lamborghini Urus’ exhaust note

Folks are either going to love or hate it this thing. There's really no in between when it comes the Lamborghini Urus. After all, we're talking about a Lamborghini SUV. That means it packs everything polarizing about any modern Lamborghini, then upsizes it. There's more in-your-face paint, more room for your jet-set friends, and more Lamborghini to stare at...

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