Our 10 Favorite Grilles for In-Production Luxury Cars

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Although a car’s grille serves a functional role in cooling and airflow management, its purpose is cosmetic as well: Automakers like to put a pretty face on their cars and increase brand recognition by using distinctive styling cues up front. Some luxury brands prefer to stick to a classic look that evokes their automotive history—even going so far as to trademark their grille designs, like Rolls-Royce and its long-standing signature Pantheon grille. Other automakers like Lexus and Lincoln have recently opted to give their models a facelift with brand new grille designs, hoping to draw in new buyers with fresh, modern styling choices up front. From the classic to the controversial, these are our favorite grilles from in-production luxury cars.