Luxury Cars

Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5
Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5

•    What is it: A long, long overdue replacement for the Saab 9-5 luxury sedan and wagon •    The basics: Built from GM's Buick LaCrosse/Chevrolet Malibu platform; V-6 and turbo V-6 engines; all-wheel drive option •    On sale: Late 2009 in Europe •    Price: $40,000 (est.) Has...Read More»

2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Driven: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

While crawling along in traffic or responsibly setting the cruise on a pockmarked Interstate, it's quite possible to forget that you're in the fastest American sport sedan ever, with more than 550 horsepower on tap. That's a huge compliment, as most high-performance cars let themselves be known in...Read More»

2012 Range Rover LRX
Report: 2012 Land Rover LRX Due For June 2010 Reveal

Celebrating an major anniversary in the car-making world almost always means revealing a new model or concept - take Mini's 50th, for example - and Land Rover isn't one to buck the tradition. A report out today says the Range Rover LRX will arrive on June 17, 2010 - the 40th anniversary of the...Read More»

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Preview: 2010 Audi Q7

  •    What is it? A mild update of the big Audi sport-ute •    The basics: All-wheel drive; V-6, V-6 turbodiesel or V-8 engines; five- or seven-seater •    On sale: September 2009 •    Price: $47,725 (V-6); $51,725 (TDI); $61,825 (V-8) The 2010 Audi Q7 arrives in dealers in...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series
Preview: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The 2010 BMW 5-Series GT world debut is just weeks away, at the Frankfurt auto show. Now, according to BMW and to new details confirmed by BMWBlog, the new sedan version of the mid-size 5er family will add an interesting twist or two, when it joins the family next year. The new 5-Series Sedan is...Read More»

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK On the Way

Reports of a new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/convertible are bubbling, with a zinger that the new SLK could add a plug-in hybrid version in its next generation. Automobile Magazine reports the new SLK is being prepared for a 2011 calendar-year introduction, and that it's going on a serious diet...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leak
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Another world debut has been set for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show--it's the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the stepping stone between street editions and the racing GT3. Porsche says the newly reintroduced model--seen here wearing some interesting Crayola-inspired details--brings with it a bored-out...Read More»

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GM and Koenigsegg Group Sign Stock Purchase Agreement For Saab Sale

The bidding for GM's Saab division has finally reached a conclusion, with a Swedish consortium lead by supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg announced as the final buyer for the struggling automaker. General Motors has been looking for a buyer for Saab since late last year, as it tried to cut brands and...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
First Drive: 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

The 2010 Cadillac Sport Wagon may be the GM brand's first car with a built-in family-planning moment. "Honey, do we really want more than one kid?" Still, it's far from the horrifying prospect that, say, a Chevrolet Venture might have been, back in the days when GM wasn't very serious about...Read More»

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2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

That new small Lexus hatchback that's been rumored for months has now been confirmed by Toyota itself, with the release of this sketch. Toyota plans to show the new compact luxury car at next month's 2009 Frankfurt auto show. The latest round of speculation may throw cold water on Lexus fans in the...Read More»

2010 Audi S4
2010 Audi S4 Priced from $45,900

The new 2010 Audi S4 gets a dramatic price cut, to go with a dramatically different take on performance under its hood. The new S4 starts from $45,900--almost $12,000 less than the outgoing version's base price of more than $57,000. The car's been moved to the lower price to make it more...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M
2011 Infiniti M Preview

•    What is it? The latest edition of the largest Infiniti sedan, with a new coupe-like form •    The basics: 3.7-liter V-6 or 5.6-liter V-8; hybrid version in the works •    On sale: Next year, with a December introduction for the production version at the L.A. Auto Show •   ...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XJ
2011 Jaguar XJ Priced From $72,500

Pebble Beach is just getting underway, with a lot more in the way of exciting news and views to come, but one of the best early morsels is pricing for the all-new 2011 Jaguar XJ. The dramatically redesigned flagship puts Jaguar back in the hunt, and with its aggressive pricing - starting from just...Read More»

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
Preview: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

cefwg572su As the Pebble Beach Concours ramps up its luxury, vintage and supercar action, BMW is breaking new ground in the high-tech sector of the luxury segment with a pair of hybrids. John Voelcker brought you the ActiveHybrid X6 yesterday, and today, the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 gets its turn...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)
Not A First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Equus

Editor's Note: For those of you who know it's not really legal to drive Korean-spec cars in the U.S., well, we wouldn't call this news report a "first drive." There may have been some use of the gas pedal, steering, and some suspension motion. A turn signal or two. Definitely some gears changing. A...Read More»

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Cadillac ATS: A New Small Family of its Own

A new Cadillac small car family will join the GM brand's lineup sometime after 2012, according to executives on hand at a media briefing today in Detroit. TheCarConnection saw an early mockup of the two-door Cadillac ATS, as it's dubbed in concept form. That three-letter name hasn't been made...Read More»

2009 Cadillac DTS
Preview: 2013 Cadillac XTS

  GM has confirmed that a new sedan will replace its DTS and STS luxury sedans, and the new car could be in showrooms by 2013. GM showed the new sedan being developed under the code-name XTS today at a background session in GM's design dome. With influences ranging from the Cadillac Sixteen show...Read More»

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