Luxury Cars

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Comes Next May
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Comes Next May

The delayed two-door version of the Cadillac CTS is coming in May, and when it arrives, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will be joined right away by a V-8 CTS-V Coupe, too. A spokesman confirmed to TheCarConnection that the two-door would get the 2011 model year designation, and that it would share...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes Prepping E-Class Black Series, Beefier C63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series. Just the name engenders thoughts of billowy clouds of vaporized tire, roaring engines and finely crafted carbon fiber. But it also brings to mind words like 'hefty' and 'brutish' - but that's set to change with the next Black Series Coupe. Based around the new...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

As promised, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is headed for a world debut next month on its way to U.S. showrooms in 2010. Earlier this summer, Mercedes-Benz' American arm dismissed some "silly" reports that suggested world financial woes would delay the wagon until 2012. On schedule, the...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M
Preview: 2011 Infiniti M

  Inspired by the 2009 Essence concept car from the Geneva Motor Show, the 2011 Infiniti M sedan makes its world debut next week at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Today, Infiniti released this silhouette sketch of the new sedan, which arrives next year in showrooms and in production...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Spy Shots: 2011 Lincoln MKX

When you live down the street from a working car factory, you're bound to see something interesting--as did the staff of Cars.com today, when they nabbed photos of the next Lincoln MKX as it drove right by their offices. On the KickingTires blog, David Thomas and company published a gallery of spy...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante
Preview: 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante

•    What is it? The logical convertible version of Aston Martin's DBS sportscar •    The basics: 6.0-liter V-12 with 510 horsepower; 191-mph top speed; six-speed manual or automatic transmission •    On sale: Now •    Price: $300,000 (est.) With the clock counting down for the...Read More»

lamborghini gallardo spyder lp560 4 july 023
Winkelmann: First Lamborghini Hybrid On The Streets by 2015

Raging bulls, supermodels, ridiculous horsepower figures and outrageous styling - not your traditional recipe for hybrid success. But Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is betting that his brand will be ripe for the transition to gasoline-electric power as early as 2015. The news comes from a...Read More»

Snoop Dogg's 1967 Cadillac, Brown Sugar, from The News Herald
End-of-the-World Hint: Detroit Paper Can't Tell Cadillac From Lincoln

Detroit's been going through tough times for, oh, the last 40 years or so. That's both Detroit as in the carmakers formerly known as The Big Three, now more commonly called The Detroit Two and a Half, and Detroit the city. About which one can only say, oh dear. But the rot is spreading. We read...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
First Look: 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari says its new 2010 458 Italia will replace the F430 this fall when it makes a world debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The new two-seat, mid-engined, V-8 supercar from Maranello is new from the ground up, according to the Italian automaker. They also believe it's one of the biggest leaps...Read More»

2009 Ford Expedition
Ford Turning Big SUVs Into World Cars

Ford is alone in Detroit--not merely in the remote suburb of Dearborn, but alone in staying out of Chapter 11, too. And while Ford's deftly avoided bankruptcy due to a couple of clever hedges and some well-timed products, it's facing the same problems with its profitable big sport-utility vehicles...Read More»

Lincoln Concept C Reveal - Detroit
More Compacts, Crossovers Coming for Lincoln

The future of Lincoln lies in smaller cars and crossover vehicles, according to a report today in Automotive News. The industry weekly says the brand will develop a new range of smaller vehicles that could eventually replace the traditional top sellers at the luxury brand. In the past the franchise...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Driven: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, Part I

What a week! While the world toiled away on trivialities like healthcare, racial equality and unemployment, TheCarConnection flew to New York City for a spin in the only car that's capable of dislodging the Space Shuttle Atlantis on our must-drive list: the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Our test car was not...Read More»

2010 BMW 760i
Preview: 2010 BMW 760i

•    What is it: The most expensive, powerful 7-Series sedan in the BMW lineup •    Key facts: 6.0-liter V-12 with 535 horsepower; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: Now •    Price: $140,000 The 2009 BMW 7-Series has ranked highly in...Read More»

2009 Pebble Beach RetroAuto poster
2009 Pebble Beach Concours Preview

It's just three weeks away--the biggest classic-car weekend in the country. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance opens to the rich and famous--and the media--on August 12, and TheCarConnection.com and our partners at MotorAuthority are planning a weekend of coverage of the latest luxury cars and...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V10
Audi Prices 2010 R8 V10

  The 2010 Audi R8 gets a new V-10 option this year--and when the Lamborghini-derived engine is on board, the R8's pricetag swells to $147,200. The new edition of the stunning two-seater switches from its standard V-8 engine for the priciest version. With the V-10, the new sportscar accelerates...Read More»

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
2010 Rolls Royce Ghost: Performance Specs Revealed

High performance probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind when you think Rolls-Royce, but that's only because the marque's performance is overshadowed by its extreme luxury and old-world styling. The new 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost may overcome that hurdle, however, with its fresher...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
2010 Lexus HS 250h Priced

Lexus has just announced pricing for its 2010 HS 250h hybrid sedan, and there aren't any big surprises. The new luxury hybrid, which will reach dealerships in August, will start at $34,200, not counting a destination charge of $875 that will put it just over the $35k mark that TheCarConnection.com...Read More»

2004 Jaguar X-TYPE
RIP Jaguar X-Type: Putting The Kitten To Sleep, At Last

Many histories of Jaguar have been written, and no doubt there will be many more. In most of them, the sad saga of the Jaguar X-Type sedan is likely to be covered as a misguided diversion--if it's spoken of at all. While the smallest Jaguar sedan was pulled from the US market after the 2008 model...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?

BMW and Daimler have spent the past few years developing hybrid vehicles together, along with GM and Chrysler. That four-way partnership is in doubt as a BMW spokesman questioned whether the companies would be better served working on new hybrid solutions--alone. Mercedes officials have hinted to...Read More»

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