Luxury Cars

Driven: 2009 Infiniti FX35
Driven: 2009 Infiniti FX35

The last-generation (2003-08) Infiniti FX wasn't just a blast to drive; especially when it was first rolled out, it quite simply had the hottest, most low-slung look—even when compared to other performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. And that trend-setting styling has aged uncommonly well;...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class 3.0L Luxury RWD
Hertz Says Rent a Benz, Instead

When a standard four-cylinder, four-door sedan won't do for your next out-of-town car trip, Hertz has a better idea: rent a Mercedes-Benz instead. Luxury car rentals are mostly a niche market, but the nation's biggest rental car company has a Prestige Collection that includes everything from Audis...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears of $4 per gallon gas aren't prominent - yet - Hyundai is pre-empting the rise with a promise of $1.49 gas for a full year, or...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
Lamborghini Builds a Rear-Drive Gallardo--And It Will Cost You

The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo's spun off another new edition, and the latest version's a little bit of heresy for the normally four-wheel-driven brand. The newest Gallardo LP550-2 is a rear-driver--while all other Gallardo models offer standard four-wheel drive. It's a spin on the usual drivetrain...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Scrambling To Secure Financial Future, Rejects VW Offer

The bravado necessary to run a company like Porsche well has so far been one the of the strengths of the company's current leadership, in particular Wendelin Wiedeking, as it attempts to acquire Volkswagen AG. But that brave move was caught in the unfortunate timing of the current economic crunch...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been on the drawing boards for a while--and now, the German automaker is running tests on prototypes spotted by the spy photographers over at Motor Authority. The new ML-Class sport-ute is due to arrive in 2011 as a 2012 model. These first photos of test mules...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged
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»

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