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Recalls: Audi recalls 850,000 A4 models globally for airbags that won’t deploy [UPDATE]

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Audi, Luxury Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012. Audi has already adjusted production of new A4s to eliminate the [...]

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Spy Shots: BMW X4 M40i caught production-ready

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Crossover, BMW, Luxury It seems like BMW is pretty committed to this whole X4 thing. Aside from the current xDrive28i and xDrive35i, we’ve captured a round of spy photos showing what our spy shooters tell us is a more dynamic M40i model. The higher-performance hunchback follows in the footsteps of [...]

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Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini utilities await approval from German parents [w/poll]

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Crossover, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Luxury A cursory look at the top of the automobile market would suggest that the world’s carmakers are gunning it full steam ahead into a new stratosphere of ultra-luxury and high-performance utility vehicles. After all, companies like Bentley and Maserati are preparing to launch their very first crossovers, [...]

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What you missed on 10.21.14

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Electric, Luxury 2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe Mercedes has a new flagship coupe coming to a dealership near you, and we just tool the keys to one such machine, a 2015 S550 Coupe Edition 1, to be exact, all over the great State of Rhode Island. The autumn weather [...]

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Next Mercedes G-Class won’t think outside of the box

Filed under: SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury, Off-Road Anyone that was afraid that Mercedes-Benz would follow the example of the Land Rover Range Rover and soften the looks of the iconic Geländewagen when it came time for a redesign need not worry. The iconic off-roader’s brutalist design aesthetic will carry on, as it’s essential to its character. [...]

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Autoblog Podcast #402

Filed under: Podcasts, Performance, Aston Martin, Audi, Dodge, Land Rover, Diesel, Luxury Episode #402 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the Audi A3 TDI Challenge and luxury car features we not-so-secretly love. We start with what’s in the garage and finish up with [...]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe

Filed under: Coupe, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury This is the most beautiful car currently offered by Mercedes-Benz. With apologies to the aggressive and undeniably attractive Mercedes-AMG GT, the brand-new successor to the supercar throne vacated by the dearly departed gullwinged SLS, the S-Class Coupe as seen in the images scattered through these pages is particularly evocative, with [...]

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Porsche slathers Martini livery on 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Crossover, Porsche, Luxury This is how we imagine the conversation went in Porsche’s Stuttgart headquarters: “Martini livery. Martini livery all the things.” Okay, so maybe not, but that hasn’t stopped Porsche from showing off images of most of its lineup bearing the iconic racing livery. While we aren’t sure about [...]

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LeBron James to rep Kia K900

Filed under: Sedan, Marketing/Advertising, Kia, Celebrities, Luxury “I was a Kia K900 driver and fan before we decided to become partners, so I’m really excited to be Kia’s first-ever luxury ambassador.” – LeBron James LeBron James is taking his talents to Kia. The 10-time NBA all-star has signed on with the Korean automaker as a [...]

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2015 Lexus NX starts at $34,480*

Filed under: Hybrid, Crossover, Lexus, Luxury Lexus has announced pricing for the 2015 NX crossover lineup, which goes on sale next month. The NX 200t starts at $34,480, and the all-wheel-drive model adds a $1,400 premium to lift the sticker to $35,880 (*destination charges of $925 are not included in the prices). The 200t uses [...]

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Six luxury-car features I’m ashamed to admit I love

Filed under: BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Humor, Luxury A hot compress felt wonderful on my sore back. The methodical kneading of my shoulder blades loosened the knots that formed over several hours of driving. The Swedish-style pulses firing into my lumbar region released more tension. I wasn’t getting a much-needed massage following a recent road [...]

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What you missed on 10.15.14

Filed under: Concept Cars, Spy Photos, Sedan, SUV, Audi, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Review: 2015 Audi A3 Audi’s newest point of entry has been clocking strong sales and driving a lot of consumer interest in the months that it has been on sale. With a formula that combines design hallmarks of the brand with reasonable power [...]

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Porsche exec confirms Macan Diesel for US

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Performance, Crossover, Porsche, Diesel, Luxury The idea of a diesel-powered Porsche is the sort of thing that sounds really, really weird… until you actually drive it. The result of sticking glow plugs under the hood of Stuttgart’s finest, though, is a vehicle that’s nearly as entertaining as a gas-powered model [...]

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First look at all-new Mercedes E-Class

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Design/Style, Luxury The folks at Mercedes-Benz are hard at work on a new generation of the E-Class, following big updates to the S-Class and C-Class in recent years. After seeing latest model in development wearing mostly C-Class body panels, we’re getting our first real look at the styling [...]

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Land Rover mulling Evoque diesel for US

Filed under: SUV, Crossover, Land Rover, Diesel, Luxury Jaguar Land Rover offers nearly all its models (save for the F-Type and outgoing XK) with diesel engines… it just doesn’t offer any of them in the United States. But that’s about to change, and that change is tipped to start with the Range Rover Evoque. Speaking [...]

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