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The latest and eighth addition to the carmaker’s four-door-coupe model line, the Porsche Panamera...
Chrysler's dark and serious television commercials convey the message that the brand's 300 sedan is...
Since its model-year 2009 debut, Jaguar ’s sensuous XF sedan has emerged as one of the British automaker’s greatest hits, with a lineup that has expanded to include a turbocharged 4-cylinder model,...
Since it debuted in September 2009 and wafted into U.S. showrooms midway through 2010, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has outsold the brand’s flagship Phantom (available in a standard sedan, long-wheelbase...
The only thing worse than going to a trade convention in Las Vegas is the indignity of flying a commercial airline to get there. The litany of horrors includes airport parking, TSA groping, an...
The popular Infiniti G Sedan is changing its initial to Q —it will become the Q50 with the 2014 model. In fact, Infiniti is renaming its entire lineup for 2014, and the letter Q will be in all the...
Audi ’s previous S8, retired after the 2011 model year, was blessed with a brutish version of the 5.2-liter V-10 engine from its corporate cousin Lamborghini. It was also cursed (on occasion) with a...
You might not guess by looking at it, but the current iteration of Maserati ’s luscious Quattroporte dates way back to 2004. The sedan’s evergreen style and handcrafted Ferrari V-8 have kept it...
Since the Toyota Altezza came to America a dozen years ago wearing a Lexus emblem and an “IS” designation, this refined sport sedan (and, since 2009, hardtop convertible) has earned an enthusiastic...
Lexus takes the LS sedan very seriously. For Japanese automotive workers, a position on the dedicated LS production line at Toyota’s Tahara factory is considered an extraordinary privilege. Splendid...
In the rarefied realm of CEO-caliber automobiles, standing still is not an option. BMW knows this well; its grand 7 Series sedan is in a constant state of upward mobility. For 2013, the Munich-based...
Exemplifying the shape of things to come from the automaker, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ ( www.lincoln.com ) displays a smooth, flowing design that yields aesthetic and aerodynamic benefits. The sedan’s...
When Bentley Motors introduced the Mulsanne last year, the company touted the sedan as the ultimate road-going executive express. And indeed, there’s no arguing with its prodigious performance: with...
For drivers old enough to have experienced the original M5, BMW holds special significance. That car’s small, trunk-mounted M badge struck terror in the hearts of Porsche and Ferrari owners; the...
Mercedes-Benz’s CLS 500 arrived on the market seven years ago as a brilliant optical illusion with an oxymoronic classification. Its low, descending lines fooled the viewer into thinking this four-...
The latest and eighth addition to the carmaker’s four-door-coupe model line, the Porsche Panamera GTS ( www.porsche.com ) should resonate with 911 owners—the Porsche purists. Equipped with a...
The big man on Audi’s campus is the long, luxurious 12-cylinder version of the new A8 sedan, the Audi A8 L W12 ( www.audiusa.com ) . No other automobile offers so much performance, luxury, and...
Chrysler’s dark and serious television commercials convey the message that the brand’s 300 sedan is imported from Detroit. Drive the Chrysler 300 SRT8 ( www.chrysler.com ) and you will understand...
Cadillac has a long history of crafting unapologetically large—and unabashedly luxurious—top-line models. From the great Town Sedans of the 1930s to the finned flagships of the ‘1950s, the luxury...
Porschephiles seeking to maximize their four-door fun will welcome the Porsche Panamera GTS ( www.porsche.us ), which is due to arrive in the United States by April and is priced from $110,000. The...
Although the previous M5’s V-10 offered a racecar-like willingness to rev, BMW looks to improve...
FIVE-DOOR COUPE With little noise and even less posturing, Audi has caught up with its fellow Germans Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz in just about every car category. Now with the thoroughly...
LIGHTING IT UP Audi may have started the LED craze, but on this second generation of the car that launched the four-door-coupe category, Mercedes-Benz has made an art form of the headlights and tail...
SHORT-CIRCUITED BY THE NUMBERS Yes, the Volt is an honest and well-meaning effort to preserve our global resources and save the polar ice caps. Granted, this plug-in hybrid did not melt its batteries...
Among prewar automobiles, Lincoln stands out along with a handful of marques like Packard, Duesenberg, and Cadillac as having defined the early American luxury car scene. It was an era when...
The original VW Phaeton was not quite ready for prime time when it arrived in the U.S. market back in 2004. It was a bold effort from the German manufacturer to take on the likes of the BMW 7 Series...
Building a better sports sedan is seldom if ever a simple task. It involves striking a delicate and often elusive balance between real-world requirements (passenger comfort, cruising range, cargo...
There’s no denying that even straight off the showroom floor, the new-for-2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS—the automaker’s supremely stylish “four-door coupe”—is a prodigious performer. The 402 hp CLS550 will...

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