Luxury Cars

BMW Debuts New Parking Assistant In 2011 5-Series
BMW Debuts New Parking Assistant In 2011 5-Series

The parking-tech wars are escalating, as another new model can be equipped to almost park itself. The new 2011 BMW 5-Series is the first and only BMW at this time to offer the company's Parking Assistant feature at this time. Like Active Park Assist, offered in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles...Read More»

2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan
Infiniti May Add Front-Wheel Drive To Its Lineup

People buy luxury cars for a variety of reasons -- notably, the status, style, and comfort they provide. Performance is also important to many upscale buyers, and accordingly, luxury lots are full of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. Infiniti, however, insists that high-end shoppers...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X
2011 Saab 9-4X Now In Production, Good Omen for Saab Survival?

Well here's a surprise that may bode well for the uncertain future of Swedish carmaker Saab: The company's 2011 Saab 9-4X crossover quietly resumed production last week. You may recall that General Motors has been trying for months to sell Saab in an on-again, off-again drama of epic proportions...Read More»

2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)
First Drive: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The new 2011 BMW 535i is more of a driver’s car than the current 2010 5-Series—or most other mid-size luxury sedans—while still upping the technology ante and not forgetting about the comfort and luxury that matters. That’s our take after spending a day driving the new 5-Series both on the...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Under the blanket of winter, Detroit is smoking hot, caught in the throes of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. And the latest hot concept to hit the Web is the 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept. The XTS Platinum Concept is a preview of the upcoming Cadillac flagship sedan, intended as a range-topper to...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Lincoln MKX

Ever since its introduction in 2006, the Lincoln MKX hasn’t fully delivered on its potential. Based on the Ford Edge, the MKX offered a very generous feature list, but its appearance was deemed too conservative by some (especially the egg-crate grille) and its interior materials—as we pointed...Read More»

Chrysler-badged Lancia
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Lancia Delta Re-Branded As Chrysler Delta

The first step toward Chrysler's integration with Lancia, and one of the first symbolic steps of Fiat's integration with Chrysler, is the Chrysler-branded Lancia Delta on display at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show today. The car doesn't look much changed aside from a new grille and some Chrysler badges...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Preview

• What is it? Cadillac’s answer to the BMW M3 coupe and the Audi S5 Coupe and Cabriolet • The basics: A monster 556-horsepower supercharged V-8, rear-wheel drive, automatic or manual transmissions • On sale: Fall 2010, with a world debut at the 2010 Detroit auto show • Price: $70,000-plus...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept
Mercedes-Benz Bringing A Hybrid Option To The S-Class

Just a couple of weeks ago, we discussed Mercedes-Benz's plan to retool its popular CL model into a new S-Class coupe. Now we've gotten word that the next-gen S-Class will offer even more features, including a hybrid option on the S-Class sedan. The system will be similar to that shown at Frankfurt...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Recall: Your Corvette Could Lose Its Roof--At Speed

You might be asking yourself why GM and the NHTSA are getting so worked up over a few Corvettes that might lose their roofs at speed due to faulty adhesive, but you obviously aren't the guy behind the Corvette at 80 mph. Over 22,000 of the cars will face the fix, which GM will apply at no cost to...Read More»

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD
Driven: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD

For 2010, the Acura TL is once again offered with a manual gearbox. But you're probably going to have to special-order it, or at least do some calling and searching to even find one. Why? Because even among luxury sport sedans, the number of people opting for a manual transmission is very...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rendering
2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (Formerly Known As The CL)

Major automakers spend a lot of time and energy developing product lines to fit every nook and cranny of their client base. Nowhere is that more evident than at Mercedes-Benz, where the nomenclature shell game is expected to transform the beloved CL into the new S-Class Coupe for the 2011 model...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
The Six Is Back: 2011 BMW 7-Series Adds 740i, 740iL

  The 2011 BMW 7-Series is bringing back six-cylinder engines. BMW confirms today that its range-topping 7-Series sedan will get two additions in 2011. The new 740i and 740iL sedans will join the existing ActiveHybrid, eight-cylinder, and twelve-cylinder models in the 7-Series lineup. The new...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Preview: 2011 Audi A8

The 2011 Audi A8 is out, and we have official photos and details on the brand new flagship sedan. Even with a welter of technology and advanced design principles at work, the question of beauty wasn't lost in the presentation of the A8, nestled as it was among the art at the "Art of Progress"...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
Audi Ups Advertising In Response To Crumbling Economy

In economic times like these, most companies are looking to trim expenses. Many start by scaling back their marketing budgets -- which, as anyone who's taken Marketing 101 can tell you, is a pretty bad idea. Audi, however, has gone in the other direction, with a 20% increase in advertising and...Read More»

Active Parking Guidance System - in Lexus LS 600h
Does The 2010 Lexus LS 600h Park Itself As Well As A Ford?

For several years Lexus has offered an Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS; also called Intelligent Parking Assist) option on its Lexus LS 460 and Lexus LS 600h, and the same system is offered in the 2010 Toyota Prius. The Lexus/Toyota system was, and still is, the first and only system in the...Read More»

Tesla Model S Sedan
Tesla To Choose Downey For Model S Electric Sedan Plant

Two adjacent Southern California cities have been competing for the factory where Tesla Motors will build its all-electric 2012 Model S luxury sports sedan. Now, a pair of local papers have scooped the automotive press and broken the news: Downey beats Long Beach. Downey Mayor Mario Guerra told the...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series sedan
2011 BMW 5-Series: Preview and First Photos

This afternoon, the 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan gets its long-awaited world premiere. Part of the new generation of BMW large cars, the new sedan is closely linked to the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo we reviewed for you in September. BMW also confesses the new 5er shares many of its mechanical...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
First Drive: 2010 Lexus GX 460

Stepping into the brand-new 2010 Lexus GX 460 for the first time, it's hard not to feel a bit nostalgic. Why? Among mid-size utes, the Lexus GX 460 is the last one standing; it's the only vehicle this size that sticks with the body-on-frame construction long preferred those who do heavy towing, and...Read More»

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