Luxury Cars

TCC Tip: Can the BMW 7-Series Get Baby on Board?
TCC Tip: Can the BMW 7-Series Get Baby on Board?

A few times each week, TheCarConnection reaches into our mail bag to answer car questions and offer advice our readers can't find anywhere else. Today's question comes to us from North Carolina, from a reader who wants to know if he can get his babies on board in the new big Bimmer: I enjoyed your...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

What is it? The most powerful Porsche 911 Turbo ever The basics: 3.8-liter flat six with 500 hp; 0-60 mph in 3.2 sec, 194-mph top speed; seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual transmission On sale: January 2010 Price: $132,800 (Coupe) and $143,800 (Cabriolet) With its world debut at the 2009...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Driven: Chrysler 300C SRT8

It's hard not to think of Chrysler 300C SRT8, a big, boxy sedan, powered by a mammoth 6.1-liter V-8 engine, as a novelty…and a prime example of the type of vehicle whose days are numbered. For years we've been hearing that there's no replacement for displacement, no substitute for big cubes, but...Read More»

2010 Lexus GS 450h
Lexus Prices 2010 GS and LS Sedans

The 2010 Lexus GS and LS sedan lineup looks a lot like it did in 2009. A few minor interior and exterior appearance updates, some new technology and a new Sport Package for the LS are about all that changes. Fortunately for fans of the GS, the prices have stayed the same, too. The LS sees minor...Read More»

Toyota's diagram showing how to properly install floor mats
Toyota's Answer To Deadly Floor Mats: Zip Ties!

In a move almost too strange to be fiction, Toyota is apparently advising its Toyota and Lexus brand dealers to zip tie loose floor mats to the seats in the 3.8 million vehicles affected by the recent safety recall. Of course, it's phrased much more eloquently than that. "We have reviewed with the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Driven: 2010 Porsche Panamera

Sports car handling, German engineering, Porsche styling and...four doors? The 2010 Porsche Panamera once again breaks the Porsche mold, straying outside its well-trodden sports car heritage to become one of the world's best sports sedans. High Gear Media recently got the chance to take the wheel...Read More»

Akio Toyoda
Toyota President: Company 'Grasping For Salvation'

Today Toyota Motor Co. president Akio Toyoda dished out a dose of reality to the world on the state of the largest global carmaker: it's on the brink of irrelevance and possibly even insolvency. Referencing Jim Collins' book How the Might Fall, Toyoda said the company is "grasping for salvation."...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 North American Car Of The Year Short List Revealed

It's that time of year again: time to decide the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY). This time around, our own Executive Editor Marty Padgett is one of the jurors, and we're bringing you the insider's perspective on the process, as well as looking to hear what you have to say on...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Reveals Pricing For 2010 4Runner, Land Cruiser And Venza

With the unveiling of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner still fresh in our minds, Toyota today released pricing for the revised SUV, starting from $27,500 for the four-cylinder SR5 4x2, a drop of $1,140 from the 2009 model's base price. Also revealed today are the prices for the 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser...Read More»

2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator
Volvo To Sell Diesel-Electric Plug-in Hybrids By 2012

Technology has always been at the core of the automobile, and as tehcnology steps forward, so too does the automotive powetrain--from the realm of pure combustion to electrical power. Today, Volvo announced another step down that road with its intent to have a production diesel-electric plug-in...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Gets Top Crash-Test Scores

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for the mid-size 2010 Buick LaCrosse sedan. The newly redesigned Buick LaCrosse earned perfect ‘good’ scores all around, in frontal, side, and rear tests plus all subcategories, with the IIHS...Read More»

2010 Audi TTS
2010 Audi TT Drops V-6

Interested in Audi's pert TT coupe and roadster? For 2010, you'll have to look elsewhere if you're only satisfied by V-6 power. For 2010, Audi's dropping the V-6 versions of the TT from its lineup as a part of a simplification across the board. Witness the also-new 2010 Audi A4 and 2010 Audi S4...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
First Drive: 2010 Acura ZDX

•    What is it? Acura’s take on the BMW X6 •    The basics: V-6 power, AWD, and plenty of luxury as standard •    On sale: This winter •    Price: Between $40,000 and $46,000 (est.) MORE: 2010 Acura ZDX photos, specifications, pricing and related news Toyota's Venza is fresh...Read More»

Emergency workers in Tormoden, West Yorkshire, rescue a BMW 5-Series. Photo: Ross Parry / Daily Mail
BMW Driver Alert: Your GPS Does Not Substitute For Common Sense

It's not that we don't love BMWs; we do. It's just that their drivers are so easy to make fun of sometimes. Take one Robert Jones, a British driver whose trust in his TomTom satellite navigation system led him to follow its directions down an increasingly narrow, rutted and precarious path in...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid...Read More»

2010 Lexus ES 350
Preview: 2010 Lexus ES 350

What is it?: The entry-level non-hybrid Lexus sedan The basics: Conservative styling, solid features, reasonable pricing. On sale: Late September 2009 Price: $34,800 (excl. delivery fees of $875) The 2010 Lexus ES 350 faces some tough competition this year from Buick, Lincoln, Acura and Infiniti...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
First Drive: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

This week, we've been focused laser-like on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Focused, precisely, on the moment we could leave the un-air-conditioned halls and Frankfurt's grey dinge for the Portuguese coast and a tour of Lisbon behind the wheel of the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. We're just back...Read More»

2009 Lexus LF-Ch concept
Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept Debuts In Frankfurt

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is barely out and about, and already Lexus is preparing for an even more compact hybrid. The concept for the new car, called the LF-Ch, hit the floor in Frankfurt today, and these live photos show what it's like up close and personal. As in the studio shots revealed about a...Read More»

2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Preview: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

•    What is it? The first completely new car from Bentley in 75 years •    The basics: V-8 and all-wheel drive •    On sale: Next year, with a public showing and more details at the Frankfurt Auto Show •    Price: $300,000 (est.) The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne was...Read More»