The idea of owning a luxury car is quite appealing. The prestigious badges, swoopy lines, and glossy paints speak of success in life, while the high-tech devices and the scented interior leather surfaces allow the owner to travel in elegance and comfort. As the great fashion icon Coco Chanel said, “Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise, it is not luxury.” Before setting foot in a dealership, here is a detailed guide on five things you should look out for when buying a luxury used car.
When you are shopping for an expensive luxury car you still need to formulate a budget. Budgeting will save you lots of time and energy in finding the high-end car you love. Regardless of your financial situation, you still need to make a sound investment that is of great value for [...]
Launching globally in the next couple of months is the new Porsche 718 Cayman. “What is 718?” you might be asking. It’s Porsche’s new number designation for the product family that will include all variations of the Boxster and Cayman. So now you’ll say “Porsche 718 Cayman S” in the same way you’d say “Porsche 911 Targa S”. So, what’s new about the 718 Cayman? Join me as I introduce you to some of the features that makes this automobile earn the description ‘the road master’.
The exterior styling has obviously undergone a complete revamp. Prominent air scoops front and sides and a lower side profile give the new 718 more athletic feel, and the sharper profile of the front end makes for a more aggressive appearance. The new front end also boasts revamped bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, and there is the option of LED headlights with four-point daytime running [...]
The world famous Concours d’ Elegance in Pebble Beach California, saw the unveiling of the much anticipated 750 HP Mercedes Maybach 6 last week. The Maybach S600 sedan has sparked conversations and questions about potential competitors in its class, way beyond its debut at Monterey Car Week, on the Monterey Peninsula.
The Maybach is beautiful. There is no question about it and if you are a fan of classic cars, then this one will steal your heart with its long hood, low roofline and classic gull-wing doors. Coming in at 18.5 feet long, the Maybach is a luxurious package from front to read, and its manufacturers have likened aspects of its design to a luxury yacht.
The aerodynamic Maybach is as fast as it is beautiful and soon dispels any misgivings critics may have about its limitations as an electric car, with an astounding 550 KW, or 750 HP capabilities. Added to this, the shallow [...]
With so many companies working on new car concepts from alternative fuel sources to self-driving cars to touch screen operations to brand new designs, it is an exciting time in the automotive industry. BMW, Mercedes, and Audi are among the top brands bringing some of the greatest innovations to cars in the coming years. These titans are competing against each other to bring the drivers the best innovation that the car world has seen in decades. Of course, at the forefront of this quest is the race to see who will create the most reliable self-driving car. These plans begin now and expand for a hundred years into the future. You read that right: car companies are actually planning their car models one-hundred years into the future.
To start, Mercedes is introducing an all new vehicle line for 2017: the AMG-GLC43.
Go big or go home. Car manufacturers are making big promises to customers for the future. Will they be able to deliver or go home red-faced?
Let’s explore a few car concepts currently on the drawing board.
Subsequent to their 100th birthday, BMW announced an avant-garde concept – Vision Next 100. Their subsidiaries, Rolls-Royce and Mini are going for their own slice of the future.
The Rolls-Royce model 103EX, a regal coupe, is just shy of 20 feet in length, and a composite of old and Über-modern. Their big promise – this model represents the pinnacle of luxury, “personal experience, effortless travel, a relaxing sanctuary and a grand arrival”.
Prominent features include: no steering wheel, car is self-driving, in-car personal assistant ‘Eleanor’ can bring car to you. She studies your likes and dislikes and recommends restaurants, hotels, etc., interior décor luxurious, large OLED display screen. Upon arrival at your destination, the coupe glows “from [...]
Mercedes and BMW are two highly coveted car manufacturers that directly compete in most segments of the auto market. Both companies are prominent in the luxury segment, while both also provide sporting coupes and crossover SUVs. In any particular model year, they are definitely two companies to watch, and 2016 will be no different. Two model ranges that will be incredibly competitive are the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E Class.
Both will offer executive saloons, and both come with prestigious badges and advanced features, but how will the market be able to choose between the two? In some cases it will come down to brand loyalty, but for some buyers, the choice won’t be so clear, as both manufacturers are offering some compelling, yet similar features.
Lightweight Manufacturing and Power Efficiency
In an effort to bring down weight and increase performance, both cars will be lighter this year. Manufacturer claims show that weight [...]
Between the two of them, BMW and Audi make up a huge percentage of the worldwide luxury and performance car markets. Both highly desirable brands with long histories in the automobile industry and motorsports, the two are direct competitors in all of the markets that they operate in. Both companies have their development teams and marketers looking towards the future, but it can be hard for consumers to know which brand to back, and where their future purchase would be best made.
Power and Efficiency are Key
Despite both manufacturers having a strong racing pedigree, many of their future models will focus on efficiency, rather than raw power.
BMW has displayed this interest in efficiency and new technologies, most importantly with the BMW 330e.
This car incorporates a traditional petrol engine with a rechargeable electric motor, providing maximum efficiency for city and highway [...]
The Mercedes line of luxury vehicles has long led the pack of consumers who enjoy driving the best cars that feature cutting edge technology. There are a number of new cars waiting in the wings to put tires to pavement and slice through the wind to join those already in the fast lane. Some of these are in the concept phase others have been built on the traditions and workmanship of previous generations, adding a twist of their own to the legacy of high end automobiles that are a fun gratifying challenge to drive.
The S Class Cabriolet is one of the newer models; it is a convertible with a sweet styling design that allows for the control of [...]