Despite the Volkswagen Phaeton suffering poor sales and losing money, Volkswagen is committed to the idea and wants to build another generation of the luxury sedan. It could cost the company an estimated $737 million to do it, while already having the Audi A8 to fill a similar role.
Pouncing On The Wide-Open Compact Luxury Sports Segment
Jaguar is leaping back into the compact premium sport sedan ring at a unique moment in history. Does it have what it takes to grab the crown? We headed to Portugal for an early prototype drive to find out.
With its quirky design, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo doesn't seem like the most-loved model in the BMW lineup. However, sales in the US and China have reportedly been strong enough to warrant a successor based on the next-gen 5 Series platform, likely in 2016.
Audi has reportedly chosen the yellow Offroad show car over the red Sportback and the blue Allroad Shooting Brake as the concept that will presage the next member of the TT family, expected to be called the TTQ.
Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen says that the company's compact luxury crossover is at least four years away from hitting the market. After better establishing itself in the US, he also wants Cadillac to start appealing to Europe with some diesel models.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has put two cars from his personal collection up for sale on eBay. The first is a 1955 Chevy Bel Air that Junior had reworked by Funk Master Flex in 2004, the second is a 1999 Callaway Corvette C12 that was worth $200,000 when new.
Spy shots confirm that BMW is at least testing an all-wheel drive version of the M5, confirming previous rumors. The model likely wouldn't debut until the more powerful, next-gen model debuts and possibly only as an option.
A guy on Airbnb is renting out his Tesla Model S for two people to sleep in for $85 a night. Safety shouldn't be a concern, because renters are locked in his garage during the night with two electric candles for light. Just be up by 8:00 AM because the host needs the Tesla to drive to work.
The engine in the coming Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be the heart of the turbocharged engines going into the 2016 911 range coming later this year. It will remain naturally-aspirated in the GT3 models, but get boosted help for every model below those. Elsewhere, the next Boxster and Cayman will get turbocharged four-cylinders, and a V8-powered mid-range Porsche supercar is still in the works.
Xcar takes a ride in the Bentley Continental GT V8 S and comes away very impressed from all of the luxury brand's tweaks for the big, comfy coupe. It even considers whether this might be the best vehicle in the company's lineup.
The configurator for the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is now online, and it shows the pricing and available options for all three trim levels of this entry-level luxury CUV. Regardless of model, the Disco Sport comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and nine-speed automatic driving all four wheels.
The new S60 Cross Country is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to expanding Volvo's line of soft-roaders. But just how many more models does Volvo have left to give the rough-and-tumble treatment?
During a drag-race event in Florida, the Tesla Model S P85D ran the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 114.6 miles per hour, the new mark for BEVs at the drag strip. Proving its pace, it ran three more times in 11.69, 11.72 and 11.76 seconds. During its record run it faced off against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but things didn't go so well for the Hellcat driver that day.