Luxury Cars

BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?
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»

2011 BMW 5-Series
Spy Shots: 2010 BMW 5-Series

This week's multi-car ride-and-drive in the 2010 BMW X6 M and the 2010 BMW 5-Series GT leaves us wondering, when the sedan version of the new BMW 5-Series might finally break cover? With the latest spy shots making the round at Motor Authority, it seems a 2009 Frankfurt auto show appearance for the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a plug-in version due in 2015. The new electric SLS eDrive, AutoWeek says, will carry the same body and high-flying doors as the...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo
First Ride: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

Alongside the first drive of the 2010 BMW X6 M this week, BMW gave the attending press, including TheCarConnection, the opportunity of a ride in the 2010 BMW 550i GT. Even though we weren’t allowed to photograph the cars due to their not-quite-production status, we can bring you our first...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
Here's the Story: 2010 Jaguar XJ In All Its Glory

With a "news" embargo finally expired, TheCarConnection.com can bring you all the details and photos on the 2010 Jaguar XJ, unveiled tonight in a glitzy ceremony in London and set for a U.S. debut next month at the Pebble Beach Concours. The big story, of course, is the divorces behind the scenes...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
More 2010 Jaguar XJ Pics Spill Out; Full Story This Afternoon

The 2010 Jaguar XJ is coming--this week, TheCarConnection.com has the first photos of the revamped luxury sedan as it has its world premiere. Earlier today, other publications that were granted an advanced look at the XJ in London, published pictures that were previously held under embargo until...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2010 BMW 5-Series GT Replacing U.S. Wagon?

When it introduces the new 2010 5-series GT later this year to American shoppers, BMW may quietly wave goodbye to its traditional 5-Series station wagon. "It's possible" that the new hatchback GT and its controversially shaped cargo area could take the spot in the lineup occupied by the 2009 BMW...Read More»

2011 Audi A3 Spy Shots
Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A3

The 2011 Audi A3 is on track for a world debut late next year, and the first test mules have been spotted by spy photographers over at MotorAuthority. The new hatchback's development was pushed back so that Audi engineers could work on new models like a proposed A1 city car and a new Q3 crossover...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
First Drive: 2010 BMW X6 M

  The 2010 BMW X6 M is hitting the streets, and our cohorts at Motor Authority are among the first to drive the performance-tuned version of BMW's "Sport-Activity Vehicle" this week in Atlanta. Reporting for TheCarConnection and Motor Authority, Nelson Ireson tells us that on the high-speed turns...Read More»

Bentley Continental GT, used as a canvas by artist Romero Britto
Shiny, Happy Bentley Continental GT: The Revenge of Pop Art

Quick, imagine a 2009 Bentley Continental GT: low, wide, sleek, its powerful turbocharged W-12 engine purring as the driver relaxes in his Connolly leather seats. But, what color do you see in your mind? We're betting you don't see deep sky blue with white squiggles all over it, and a handful of...Read More»

Volvo XC60 R
Volvo XC60 R-Design: Big Wheels Keep On Turning

The 2010 Volvo XC60 is a handsome, comfortable crossover vehicle--and a highly rated one, scoring an 8.2 in TheCarConnection.com's road test rating. And yet, even though its out-of-the-box good looks are just hitting showrooms around the U.S., Volvo's tweaking the XC60's appearance and handling...Read More»

BMW M3 GT4
BMW M Division Considering M3 GT4 For Production, Diesels Not On The List

Rumors that BMW might produce a version of its racing-minded M3 GT4 are true, according to the head of the automaker's M division. Dr. Kay Segler, head of BMW's M Division and former chief at MINI, says it's a possibility that the company could authorize a limited run of the race-prepped M3, but...Read More»

Audi A7 official preview sketch
Audi A7 Four-Door Coupe Coming In Late 2010

Four-door coupes are still a relatively new segment, especially in the mainstream large luxury arena, which the Mercedes-Benz CLS essentially has to itself for now. But Audi has a rival in the works, a sleek yet spacious four-door cruiser called the A7, and it's due in late 2010. Recent heavy...Read More»

3-Series GT preview rendering
2011 BMW 3-Series GT Given Production Green Light

Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled BMW 5-Series GT comes word that a 3-Series GT is also in the works. Expected to be based around the next-generation 3-Series Sedan, due around the same time, the addition of the 3-Series GT will lift the 3-Series body count to five (coupe, convertible...Read More»

2009 Infiniti FX35
Driven: 2009 Infiniti FX35

The last-generation (2003-08) Infiniti FX wasn't just a blast to drive; especially when it was first rolled out, it quite simply had the hottest, most low-slung look—even when compared to other performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. And that trend-setting styling has aged uncommonly well;...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class 3.0L Luxury RWD
Hertz Says Rent a Benz, Instead

When a standard four-cylinder, four-door sedan won't do for your next out-of-town car trip, Hertz has a better idea: rent a Mercedes-Benz instead. Luxury car rentals are mostly a niche market, but the nation's biggest rental car company has a Prestige Collection that includes everything from Audis...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears of $4 per gallon gas aren't prominent - yet - Hyundai is pre-empting the rise with a promise of $1.49 gas for a full year, or...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
Lamborghini Builds a Rear-Drive Gallardo--And It Will Cost You

The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo's spun off another new edition, and the latest version's a little bit of heresy for the normally four-wheel-driven brand. The newest Gallardo LP550-2 is a rear-driver--while all other Gallardo models offer standard four-wheel drive. It's a spin on the usual drivetrain...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Scrambling To Secure Financial Future, Rejects VW Offer

The bravado necessary to run a company like Porsche well has so far been one the of the strengths of the company's current leadership, in particular Wendelin Wiedeking, as it attempts to acquire Volkswagen AG. But that brave move was caught in the unfortunate timing of the current economic crunch...Read More»

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