Luxury Cars

  • Maserati Trident

    FCA luxury brand Maserati has emphasized its Italian sourcing for upcoming cars, as the brand pushes into hybrid and fully electric models.

  • Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

    The British luxury vehicle maker Bentley is sounding less decisive about electric vehicles than it was a few years ago—although a full update is due this summer.

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886
    Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 electric SUV kicks off a new era

    Against the bustling backdrop of the New York auto show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a vehicle that it says celebrates its humble roots—in 1886, when Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first automobile. The Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 Edition is positioned to show off the extensive range of...

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration is the automaker's idea for an EV sport sedan

    Infiniti is on the back foot for electrified powertrains today. The luxury automaker quietly shelved its hybrid powertrains in the past few years in the buildup toward an all-electric lineup sometime in the next few years. On Wednesday, ahead of the 2019 Shanghai auto show, the Infiniti Qs...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace  -  Portland, November 2018
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car range: Why the short circuit?

    It’s not unusual for fuel gauges on gasoline cars to be inaccurate. Often they can hug "Full" so long you might suspect it’s malfunctioning—only to then swing rapidly toward the halfway mark and below. Usually these idiosyncrasies are no big deal. When the low-fuel light and chime...

  • 2018 Infiniti Q70
    Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

    The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

    The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part a high-performance crossover SUV that's just a hair slower the Cayenne Turbo; another part looking toward an electrified future where internal combustion engines may be outlawed in urban environs. MORE: Read our Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid first drive review To achieve the latter, Porsche...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h
    2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review

    As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with emissions. No segment is excluded from this progress, not even luxury grand tourers. Toyota, along with its luxury division...

  • 2019 Lexus ES 300h
    2019 Lexus ES revealed, features 44-mpg 300h hybrid sedan

    Lexus unveiled Tuesday its newest ES sedan, and the mid-size luxury stalwart appears to have an edgier attitude. The big news for readers interested in green cars is that the new ES 300h hybrid is rated at 44 mpg, up 10 percent from the previous model. The ES has always been a version of a Toyota...

  • 2018 BMW i3s
    2018 BMW i3s first drive review: sportier and nearly as efficient

    BMW's Test Fest in Palm Springs, California, at The Thermal Club attracts a broad range of cars. The star of the show is the 600-horsepower 2018 BMW M5. But before I can test that wild sport sedan on the track, I’ll do my best to balance my carbon footprint in the new 2018 BMW i3s. BMW has...

  • 2012 Audi A6 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    2012 Audi A6 To Offer High-MPG Hybrid, Clean-Diesel Models

    Despite lack of an official confirmation from Audi of America, we'd bet significant money on the arrival of the Audi A6 Hybrid in the U.S. market. Why? Because the U.S. has the highest hybrid penetration of any market in the world except Japan, and "hybrid" means "high gas mileage" to a large...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL
    New Mercedes-Benz B-Class Getting Five Different Powerplants

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a brand new version of its B-Class hatchback that’s destined to go on sale in the U.S. late next year alongside a new A-Class hatchback, BLS four-door coupe and BLK compact crossover. This family of small cars from the German luxury brand will all ride on a new...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S exclusive spy shots

    The 2012 Tesla Model S has been spied testing in Palo Alto, CA, and it looks to be closer to production form than ever.

  • Lexus LS 600h Landaulet for Prince Albert Of Monaco wedding
    Lexus LS 600h Hybrid Landaulet Used To Shuttle Monaco Prince

    We already knew Prince Albert of Monaco was a bit of an activist--or at least he likes to think he is--but now he’s gone out and commissioned the development of a one-off ‘Landaulet’ to carry him and his bride-to-be Carlene Wittstock on their wedding day, this July 2. A Landaulet...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build
    Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Closer To Launch, Gets Facelift

    It may still be well over a year away from launch, but Tesla’s latest press photographs are certainly getting the automotive world talking. Released over the weekend, the photographs show a Model S which looks good enough to take on mainstream automotive giants on the showroom floor head-on...

  • Porsche Boxster E electric car prototype
    Porsche Boxster E Electric Sports Car A Hit At 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum

    The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual event run by the French tire company aimed at promoting the development of sustainable mobility. At this year’s event in the German capital of Berlin Porsche rolled out its Boxster E electric car prototype, revealing a few more saucy details about...

  • Porsche Boxster E electric prototype
    Porsche Wants High-Performance Electric Cars, Testing Plug-In Panamera

    Porsche recently took the wraps off its second hybrid model, the new 2012 Panamera S Hybrid, as well as confirming development of an electric sports car and the announcement that a number of zero-emission ‘Boxster E’ prototypes are already running around Germany. Add to that the...

  • 2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept live photos
    Jaguar C-X75 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Coming In 2013

    It’s been speculated for the past several months but today we finally got confirmation that Jaguar’s stunning C-X75 concept car is headed for production and due for launch in late 2013. In a press conference early this morning, Jaguar confirmed that together with the Williams Formula 1...

  • Porsche Panamera Diesel

    Introduced for 2010, the Porsche Panamera horrified purists but lured buyers all over the world. It was Porsche's first-ever four-door sedan, built in part for the burgeoning Chinese market, and its humpbacked styling is ... well, let's just say ... polarizing. Now Porsche has unveiled the most fuel-efficient Panamera yet, a clean diesel version that achieves a remarkable 37.3 mpg on the European cycle when fitted with low-rolling-resistance tires (and about 36 mpg without them). It also comes with a standard start-stop function, to switch off the engine while the car is stopped. (Note that...

  • Lexus LS 600h on duty in Monaco
    Hybrid Lexus LS 600h Limousine Will Turn Royal Wedding Green

    No, we’re not talking about the Prince William and Kate Middleton royal wedding that’s taking place this week. We’re talking about that other royal wedding, the one between Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock scheduled for July 2 of this year...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid: 2011 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    We first saw it at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show but this time it’s making its North American debut, where else but at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show. We’re talking about, of course, the 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, which was put up on display next to a new high-performance...

  • 2011 Audi A3 Sedan e-tron Concept
    Audi A3 e-tron Concept Packs Plug-In Hybrid Drivetrain

    After sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and electric cars with a fierce vengeance, seemingly determined to make up for lost time. Today the automaker’s green onslaught has gone up another notch with the unveiling of...

  • 2009 Ferrari California
    Ferrari Shows Biggest CO2 Cut Amongst Supercar Brands, But Is There More To The Numbers?

    Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first sector they look at is the auto industry. Here in the U.S. the government has imposed a tough 34.1 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy...

  • 2011 Audi A3 e-tron prototype
    Audi Presents Battery-Powered A3 e-tron Prototype

    The growth of Audi’s ever-expanding family of ‘e-tron’ electrified concept cars and prototypes shows no signs of slowing with two more additions joining the fold this month alone, the latest being the battery-powered A3 e-tron revealed this week. The newest addition brings the...

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