Tag Archives: Luxury

2020 Audi A4 spy shots

It seems like the current A4 only arrived yesterday but Audi is already out testing an updated version of its popular small sedan. That's because even though we only received it in late 2016, the car has been on sale elsewhere since early 2015. The engineers haven't added much in the way of camouflage gear on the prototype. That's because only the most...

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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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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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FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year. According to a report the strategy will outline a major restructuring of FCA's Italian plants to focus on upscale cars. Citing sources familiar with the plan, Bloomberg on Friday reported...

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Compact EV will be first Mercedes sourced from France

Mercedes-Benz on Friday announced plans to add production of a compact electric car at its plant in Hambach, France. The plant is the home of the Smart brand and has more than a decade of experience building electric cars, specifically Smart's EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour (previously Electric Drive). The new model will be branded a Mercedes, marking the first...

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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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