Luxury Cars

BMW to recall 44,000 diesel cars, crossover SUVs in U.S.
BMW to recall 44,000 diesel cars, crossover SUVs in U.S.

A coolant leak that could lead to a fire prompted BMW to recall about 1.5 million cars globally, including about 44,000 in the U.S. The recall addresses a faulty exhaust gas recirculation component that's part of the emissions and cooling system in diesel-fueled BMWs. In South Korea, officials...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
Care by Volvo subscription service reaches Canada with some changes

Canadians will now have full access to something they’ve never had before. Well, other than recreational marijuana. As of Tuesday, Volvo’s subscription ownership service, Care by Volvo, will now be available to Canadians—with a couple caveats. The service allows Canadians use of a...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs

Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. The 2019 Volvo S60 and its V60 wagon sibling may not tip the...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars

BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo could add used cars to its Netflix-style subscription plan

Volvo may make used cars available through its Care by Volvo monthly subscription plan, the head of the automaker's North American division said Tuesday. Anders Gustafsson, chief executive for Volvo in the U.S., told CNET that it could make cars in its certified pre-owned program available via...Read More»

2015 Cadillac CTS
2014-2016 Cadillac CTS recalled over seat heaters that may catch fire

Seat heaters that may provide too much of a good thing prompted General Motors last week to recall about 54,000 2014-2016 Cadillac CTS sedans. GM said in government filings that the issue stems from seat heaters that are activated without an occupant, such as when the vehicles' remote start systems...Read More»

2019 Genesis G70
2019 Genesis G70 undercuts Germans, costs $35,895

The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan will directly challenge established rivals when it goes on sale this year, starting with its relatively low price. Genesis on Wednesday said that the 2019 G70 will cost $35,895 to start. That price includes a mandatory $895 destination charge, and it's less...Read More»

2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game

BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. The latest Z4 will come in two configurations—sDrive30i and M40i—with a choice of turbo-4 or turbo-6 power. An...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4
2019 Cadillac XT4 first drive review: Fashionably late, but a crossover to consider

Cadillac can’t turn back time to capitalize on shoppers who’ve left sedans for tall-riding crossover SUVs. It can’t take back the bad bet on a diesel powertrain in lieu of hybrid batteries. Perhaps it’ll rethink its plan to keep from the XT4 its SuperCruise driver-assist...Read More»

2018 BMW X2, BMW Test Fest, February 2018
New headrest design bumps 2018 BMW X2 to Top Safety Pick

The IIHS said Tuesday that BMW's effort to redesign the headrests for its smallest crossover SUV paid off. The insurance industry-funded crash testers awarded the 2018 BMW X2 with the Top Safety Pick award. However, 2018 X2 shoppers will want to look closely to find the safest version of the...Read More»

2019 Acura ILX
With 2019 Acura ILX, the starter luxury sedan finally gets sporty life it needed

The 2019 Acura ILX made its debut Wednesday, finally sporting the beak-less face, sporty A-Spec appearance package, and updated touchscreens it needs to woo back buyers. Although Acura didn't say how much the sedan would cost when it goes on sale in October, the ILX has been the most affordable car...Read More»

2019 Audi A6
2019 Audi A6 priced at $59,895, higher than BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class

With its totally redesigned A6 sedan, it’s clear Audi is attempting to move the model upmarket in the face of the competition. The 2019 Audi A6 starts at $59,895 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, over $5,000 more its chief rivals, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup

Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker said Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next year. Audi confirmed to Car and Driver that it...Read More»

2019 Audi A7, January, 2018 media drive, Cape Town, South Africa,
More style, less money: 2019 Audi A7 priced from $68,995

The 2019 Audi A7 will cost $68,995 when it arrives in the automaker's U.S. showrooms later this year, Audi said Thursday. That's about a $700 savings over the outgoing 2018 model, even though the new A7 features big tech upgrades inside and under its hood. The latest A7 will be offered in Premium...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir: a mid-size, full-luxe...hatchback?

The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir strings together a lot of words that haven't always gone together. The new, range-topping 2019 Regal hatchback that Buick unveiled Tuesday is the latest to get the automaker's aspirational luxury treatment. On the 2019 Regal, the trim package mostly mirrors the...Read More»

2018 Lincoln MKZ
2019 Lincoln MKZ adds safety tech, drops swanky Black Label trim

The first signs of Ford's commitment to streamline its lineup are now extending to its Lincoln luxury division. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan sees its lineup sliced from four to three trim levels, all of which now feature previously optional active safety gear as standard equipment...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150 Limited
2019 Ford F-150 Limited: more power, more luxury

A new engine option for the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited makes the luxo-truck a hot-rod among pickups. With 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, the available high-output version of Ford's twin-turbocharged V-6 boasts a lot more power than last year's 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. In the 2019 F-150, the...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed: Starting at the bottom

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan unveiled Monday at a private event in New York represents a grab for a market Mercedes-Benz has moved away from with its C-Class sedan: a three-pointed star priced for entry-level luxury buyers. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes is back in that market—at...Read More»

2019 Acura MDX A-Spec
2019 Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump

Three rows, seven or more seats, a 9-speed automatic, and an Acura badge will command at least $100 more Tuesday. The 2019 Acura MDX adds a new modest sporty appearance package, wider availability for its optional adjustable suspension, and a retuned automatic transmission for a humble fee...Read More»

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