Luxury Cars

2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged Spins Bigger V-8 Power
2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged Spins Bigger V-8 Power

There's more power coming from Coventry: Jaguar confirms that the 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged edition's getting a big power boost for the new model year. With last year's XF Supercharged turning in 420 horsepower from its boosted 4.2-liter V-8, 0-60 mph times of 5.1 seconds came easily. This year...Read More»

2008 Land Rover LRX Concept
Report: Land Rover LRX Hybrid Gets Green Light

Reports from the U.K suggest a hybrid version of the Land Rover LRX concept from the 2008 auto-show circuit has been confirmed for production. The two-door, off-road luxury sport-utility vehicle is said to be derived from the Land Rover LR2, save for its new hybrid powertrains. While gas-engine...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series
2013 BMW 1-Series: Coupe, Cabrio and More

BMW isn't alone in planning big for a sales rebound in North America: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes are banking on America and Canada and Mexico to kick in big profits again, someday. But BMW is approaching things a little differently--in part, by plotting a major expansion of North...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
HUMMER Update: Chinese Derision, Cajun Au Revoirs and A Big Tennessee Howdy?

The drama at HUMMER rages on this week--if anyone still cares about the unloved brand that GM's sawing off its corporate family tree and adopting out to the Chinese. (What would Madonna say?) The details of today's moves start in Louisiana, home of the HUMMER H3--apparently, not for long. The local...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
BMW 7-Series Gets All-Wheel Drive For 2010

It's hard to believe, but BMW still doesn't offer all-wheel drive on its 7-Series flagship sedan. That oversight is set to be fixed for the 2010 model year, however, and we'll likely see the first examples shortly after the 2010 BMW 7-Series makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Spy Shot
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

This year has seen a number of new and announced model-name changes from Mercedes-Benz, including the new E-Class Coupe, which takes the place of the CLK. Likewise, the new S-Class Coupe will replace the CL as of the 2011 model year. The spy shots, captured by the sleuths at Motor Authority, reveal...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GT
Compared: Bentley Continental GT Vs. Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

It's a clash of the Titanics: two hefty German-engineered two-doors battling it out for bragging rights in the mortgage-priced coupe class. In this corner, the Bentley Continental GT, weighing in at a staggering 5500 pounds. It's a steamer locomotive of a coupe, though, with a twin-turbo W-12...Read More»

2012 Buick Compact Sedan Spy Shots
Spy Shots: Compact 2012 Buick Sedan Based On Chevy Cruze

With bankruptcy, a weak economy and an uncertain future to overcome, General Motors is nonetheless planning for success with its Chevrolet Cruze sedan. Built on the front-wheel drive Delta II platform, the Cruze won't likely see North American streets until 2010. But already Buick engineers are...Read More»

2012 BMW Z2 Roadster Preview
Preview: 1-Series-based 2012 BMW Z2 Roadster

Downsizing isn't any fun when it's your job on the line, but when it means a sporty new roadster based on BMW's excellent 1-series platform, it's a welcome change from the 'bigger is better' mentality that's prevailed for many years. The new downsized roadster is called the Z2, and rumors about its...Read More»

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo with his 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari Chairman To Auction His Own 599 GTB For Research Charity

Luca Di Montezemolo's Ferrari team may be at the center of the current meltdown in Formula 1, but that's not enough to stop the Prancing Horse brand from supporting its favorite charities. This time, Montezemolo will offer his own personal Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano for auction to support students...Read More»

Mercedes C-Class Coupe Preview
Report: Mercedes Benz CLC To Be Replaced With New C-Class Coupe

Sharing parts with both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and C-Class, the new E-Class Coupe hits its marks as a mid-level premium two-door. But where's the real C-Class Coupe in Mercedes' lineup? The CLC, based on the somewhat older C-Class Sportcoupe is what's presently on offer, but Mercedes is already...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG IWC
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 IWC

Sales of Luxury watches are down. Sales of luxury everything is down, including cars. But this past winter Mercedes bravely brought to market a blurring of both when it promised to sell 200 (worldwide; 63 in the U.S.) SL63 AMG IWC Edition cars. Here I’ll first dissect the name, then discuss its...Read More»

Porsche Cayenne Hybrid logo
2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?

  When Porsche introduces the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid late next year, its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle may be the priciest hybrid on earth. While a Porsche executive said pricing hasn't been finalized, according to the German Automobilwoche, the expected European price will be in the...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster
Report: Porsche Considering New Entry-Level Boxster With Audi TTS engine

 You know it's a recession when even the wealthy are hurting, and the state of Porsche is as good a measure of that metric as any. With sales stumbling and debts mounting, the time could be ripe for more volume-sales oriented models at the brand, including a new Boxster. Porsche revealed in March...Read More»

Vintage Porsche 914
Porsche Baby Roadster Still In The Works?

Porsche research and development chief Wolfgang Dürheimer recently denied claims the company was working on an entry-level roadster, but reports breaking in the German media today argue that it's still a distinct possibility. Though the lightweight, mid-engined Porsche 914 was far from a perfect...Read More»

2010 Alfa Romeo Milano spy shot (cropped)
Spy Shots: 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano

With Fiat now allied with Chrysler, fans of affordable Italian sheetmetal are pining for the first examples to be offered on American soil in over a decade. One of the first of the cars to make the Fiat-Chrysler transition will be the 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano, which could be re-made into a Chrysler...Read More»

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Spawning Coupe, Convertible

The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost isn't yet public, and already, speculation has two more vehicles being spun from its architecture. Autocar reports that Rolls-Royce will cut down the four-door's chassis to build a new coupe and convertible, as it's done with the Phantom sedan and companion Coupe and...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Driven: 2009 Audi Q5

Why's the 2009 Audi Q5 the highest-rated compact luxury SUV here at TheCarConnection.com--and even so, why does it get different scores from its 2009 Audi A4 stablemate, when the two share a drivetrain combination, all-wheel drive and lots of other under-the-skin pieces? Answers to those questions...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Compared: Audi Q5 Vs. BMW X3 Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK

For your shopping pleasure, three German SUVs--each one spun from the parts bin at their respective automakers to satisfy an emerging demand. What do buyers like you want? Sport-utility convenience, without the sheer bulk of the full-size utes falling out of favor with every rise in gas prices. A...Read More»

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