Tag Archives: Luxury

Audi e-tron will be first model to feature automated toll payment

Audi announced its new Integrated Toll Module last February but Monday said the 2019 e-tron electric crossover SUV will be the first model with the new technology. The built-in toll transponder is housed in the rearview mirror with vehicle-to-infrastructure technology from Gentex. E-tron drivers can pass through fast lanes and regular lanes on select toll...

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BMW is "putting all our eggs in PHEV basket," diesels dead in US after 2018

It's the end of the road for BMW oil burners in the United States. The German luxury brand confirmed with Motor Authority the diesel engine will disappear from U.S. shores after the 2018 model year as BMW focuses on plug-in hybrid vehicles. BMW spokesperson Alexander Schmuck told MA, "we are putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket" as the brand announced...

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BMW develops new inline-6 for X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs

The BMW M division has finally come out with confirmation that it is working on new X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs. A prototype for each was rolled out during the previous weekend's DTM round held at the Nürburgring. It was there that we learned that the vehicles will come with a newly developed inline-6. All BMW M would say about the engine is that it...

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Mercedes-Benz teases 2020 GLE luxury SUV

Mercedes-Benz will unveil a redesigned 2020 GLE shortly but the automaker just couldn't wait so decided to drop a couple of teasers over the weekend giving us some early glimpses. The current GLE was introduced for the 2016 model year but is really just an update of the M-Class launched in 2012. The new GLE should be on sale early next year following a...

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Discovery Sport, the current generation of which was introduced for 2016, and a prototype for the updated model has just been spotted. However, this won't be your typical facelift-style update as there will be substantial updates to the small SUV's underpinnings, exterior and cabin. It's part of Land...

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St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England. Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars. St Athan will also be an electric car hub for the Brit...

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Volvo IPO put on hold due to trade war concerns

A plan to turn Volvo Cars into a publicly traded company by the end of the year has been put on hold due to concerns the stock price could be hurt by the escalating trade war primarily between the United States and China but also between the U.S. and Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. “It's important to know that we have headroom, so...

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Mercedes-Benz teases 2019 GLE luxury SUV

Mercedes-Benz will unveil a redesigned 2019 GLE on Tuesday but just couldn't wait so decided to drop a couple of teaser video over the weekend giving us some early glimpses. The current GLE was introduced for the 2016 model year but is really just an update of the M-Class launched in 2012. The new GLE should be on sale early next year following a likely...

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Lucid Air electric sedan tackles Laguna Seca

Lucid is (apparently) still alive after the company posted a video showing its Air electric luxury sedan taking to Laguna Seca. The electric sedan clocked a lap time of 1:41.67 at the track known for its tricky corkscrew. While the time isn't particularly impressive when looking at some of the track's fastest laps, the company doesn't explicitly say it was...

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