Luxury

Mercedes-Benz to scale back models, options in US
Mercedes-Benz to scale back models, options in US

After years of adding new nameplates to its portfolio, Mercedes-Benz is ready to prune some vehicles from its lineup. The German luxury brand will reportedly cull some models, variants, and options from its U.S. portfolio, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Sunday. The brand...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair
2020 Lincoln Corsair to cost $36,940

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair compact crossover will cost $36,940, which includes a $995 destination charge, when it reaches dealers later this year. The 2020 Corsair, which replaces the MKC, will come in just two variants: Standard and Reserve. Both trims arrive with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel...Read More»

2019 BMW 3-Series (330i M Sport)
2019 BMW 3-Series aces IIHS crash tests, named Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 BMW 3-Series sedan aced a barrage of crash tests, the insurance industry-funded IIHS said last week. With specific headlights, the 2019 3-Series is rated a Top Safety Pick+. The redesigned sedan earned a "Good" rating in every crash test performed. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+, a car...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2020 Acura RDX crossover SUV launches for $38,595

The 2020 Acura RDX goes on sale nationally this week for $38,595, the automaker said Wednesday. The starting price creeps up only $200 for the 2020 model year, which reflects no major changes after a redesign last year. All prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge. The $38,595 figure will...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights

The insurance industry-funded IIHS last week named the 2019 BMW X5 the latest recipient of its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. The luxury SUV aced all six crash tests and scored top-rated "Good" marks in each category, including the trickier passenger-side small overlap front test. Vehicles must...Read More»

2006 BMW 5-Series 550i
BMW recalls 184K vehicles for fire risk

Luxury automaker BMW will recall 184,505 vehicles, including sedans, wagons, and coupes, for a fire risk. The brand filed documents with the NHTSA on April 4 that named the 2006 model year BMW 5-Series, 3-Series, Z4 coupe as the affected models. BMW estimates only 1 percent of the 184,505 recalled...Read More»

Volvo connected car safety
Volvo cars can alert each other to road hazards

New Volvos will harness cloud-based communication technology to alert each other about obstacles and road hazards ahead. Initially, the system launches across Europe for the 2020 model year. Volvo told The Car Connection that there are plans to introduce the feature to the U.S., but it was not...Read More»

2019 Audi A4
Audi expands new-car subscription service options

Audi's trial new-car subscription service now offers shoppers a less-expensive tier called Core Collection, the automaker said Tuesday. The trial program is only offered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and now includes two tiers priced at $995 and $1,495 per month. Previously, Audi offered just one...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS, 2019 New York International Auto Show
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class stretches into Maybach territory, almost

Opulence and space take the driver’s seat in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, the three-row SUV that made its debut Wednesday at the 2019 New York auto show. With the new GLS, Mercedes blocks and tackles to defend its turf from new arrivals such as the BMW X7 and Lincoln Navigator. MORE...Read More»

2019 Audi Q3
2019 Audi Q3 crossover loads tech and luxury for $35,695

The 2019 Audi Q3 crossover will cost $35,695 to start when it goes on sale this summer, Audi said Monday. That price includes a mandatory destination fee and nets buyers a Q3 Premium, which comes equipped with standard heated seats, power driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof, and digital instrument...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Continental recalled for doors that may fly open while driving

Doors that could swing open without prior warning prompted Ford Motor Company last week to recall approximately 27,000 2017 through 2019 Lincoln Continental sedans.. According to recall filings released by the NHTSA last week, a faulty door latch motor may not shut the doors entirely. The problem...Read More»

2020 Jaguar XE
Sharpened claws: 2020 Jaguar XE sedan refreshed

The 2020 Jaguar XE sedan unveiled Tuesday has a new interior that borrows tech from Jaguar Land Rover's more expensive models and puts a conventional gear lever back in the driver's hands. The XE has a revised look outside, with slimmer headlights, a revised bumper, and a wider grille that give it...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018
Mercedes-Benz to unlock optional tech for a price after cars are bought

Mercedes-Benz will leave the door open to sell owners optional features in its cars even after they've taken delivery. The brand said Tuesday that it will include a new feature within its Mercedes Me application to purchase some features for the A-Class and B-Class small cars and the GLE-Class SUV...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Aviator
2020 Lincoln Aviator luxury SUV lands for $52,195

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will go on sale this summer starting at $52,195, a figure the automaker said on Monday includes a mandatory destination charge. That base price nets buyers a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, but...Read More»

2020 Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit auto show
A new chapter: Cadillac to revive Book car subscription program later this year

Cadillac shut down its Book car subscription service last year, but the program won't be dead too much longer. Cadillac Chief Marketing Officer Deborah Wahl told Automotive News that a revived and modified Book by Cadillac 2.0 will launch by the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. The service...Read More»

2020 BMW 7-Series
2020 BMW 7-Series revealed: Giant grille for luxury sedan

The 2020 BMW 7-Series revealed Tuesday has a brawnier look than ever before. That's largely in part due to its massive front grille, which retains the automaker's familiar "dual kidney" shape. The grille takes inspiration from the BMW X7 crossover SUV with its massive kidney grille. It doesn't just...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018
Cheap thrills: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to cost $33,495

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495. Adding all-wheel drive to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 bumps the price $2,000 to $35,495. Either way, the A-Class is now the least-costly new Mercedes in the U.S. Both prices include a mandatory $995 destination...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition
2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition ushers in the return of suicide doors

Lincoln on Monday announced that suicide doors are back—at least for the 80 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition sedans the automaker commissioned a coach builder to create next year. At around $100,000 each, the cars are more than double the price of a base 2019 Continental, but they...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895

The Volvo V60 station wagon costs $39,895 and is now available for order as a crossover SUV alternative. The V60's base trim level, Momentum, includes a host of high-end features $40,000. Buyers will receive a front-wheel-drive V60 with a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, a suite of active...Read More»

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