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Love it or hate it, this is the 2017 Evoque Convertible

Love it or hate it, this is the 2017 Evoque Convertible

A drop-top, off-road-capable, fashion-friendly, urban SUV might seem like an odd beast, but Range Rover clearly thinks it has legs in the 2017 Evoque Convertible. Taking the broadly popular CUV and lopping off its metal roof, the open-air Evoque has a fabric hood that drops in eighteen seconds, and which can be used at speeds up to 30 mph.

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Lincoln’s 2017 MKZ scales up luxe and glitz with 400HP V6

Lincoln’s 2017 MKZ scales up luxe and glitz with 400HP V6

Lincoln has unveiled the 2017 MKZ, its latest luxury sedan, throwing in the company's latest design language, a new engine, and a better-equipped interior. It's an important model for Lincoln, too, the best-selling car in the company's current line-up. It's also a solid hybrid seller, with around 30-percent of all MKZ's having a combined gas-electric powertrain.

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Bentley’s first EV could be an all-electric EXP-10 Speed 6 monster

Bentley’s first EV could be an all-electric EXP-10 Speed 6 monster

Bentley's first electric car could be a super-premium EV coupe based on the striking EXP-10 Speed 6 concept, the company's CEO has confirmed. Production plans for the green two-door - which was shown off for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show back in March - are still not guaranteed, though Bentley says customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

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2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

Damned by diesel, or redeemed by electric? The timing seems ill-fated for Audi's brand new 2017 Q7 e-tron quattro, a plug-in hybrid that arrives under the NOx cloud of the VW group's ongoing emissions scandal. Though on paper it makes sense - the plentiful torque of a V6 diesel paired with the eco-peppy zing of a plug-in EV - the fuel's already patchy reputation in the US hasn't been helped by the recent "dieselgate" revelations.

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TAG Heuer Connected unboxing shows unflattering packaging

TAG Heuer Connected unboxing shows unflattering packaging

The phrase "new wine in old wineskin" might be a bit apt in this scenario. TAG Heuer has just launched its first ever smartwatch, running Android Wear, of course, aimed at the luxury market and squarely aimed at the Apple Watch. Coming from the marque, you do expect a hefty price tag, which, for this wearable, translates to $1,500. With that four-digit number, you sort of expect it to have a nice packaging to match. But as some people on Reddit have discovered to their dismay, that might not always be the case.

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2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

I am not a rapper. I'm not even - to my parents constant disappointment - a superstar DJ. Instead I'm a 5'8 British man, and I really shouldn't like the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. In fact, as someone who believes in climate change and gets vaguely embarrassed by expressions of outlandish and obvious excess, I should probably hate it.

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New Sennheiser Orpheus flagship headphones will sell for $55K

New Sennheiser Orpheus flagship headphones will sell for $55K

The German audio specialists Sennheiser have revealed that they're making an updated version of their Orpheus, a set of flagship headphones that were first released in the '90s for $16,000, with only 300 sets produced. The electrostatic headphones were paired with an external tube amplifier, and designed to be the best headphones ever made. Now Sennheiser wants to do it again, this time going crazy with the luxury and premium factors, resulting in a pair of $55,000 cans.

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Lexus LF-FC Concept is Japan’s sleek answer to the S-Class

Lexus LF-FC Concept is Japan’s sleek answer to the S-Class

Long, sleek, with a massive mesh grille up front and substantial muscle in the rear, no one can accuse Lexus of a boring looking concept here. For all of the futuristic concepts, wacky robots, and sort-of cars we’ve seen today in Tokyo, the Lexus LF-FC may be the most significant, and the most likely to actually be on the road in some form, in the near future.

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Tag Heuer can’t stop teasing its super-expensive smartwatch

Tag Heuer can’t stop teasing its super-expensive smartwatch

Tag Heuer hasn't been shy about teasing its upcoming smartwatch, and as a stalwart of the traditional watch brands there's plenty of interest in what's up its sleeve. The Tag Heuer Connected is due to be unveiled officially on November 9th, but we now know how at least a portion of the wearable will look when it hits wrists.

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Apple Watch Hermès is now up for grabs, if you can afford it

Apple Watch Hermès is now up for grabs, if you can afford it

Nothing says luxury and prestige than fine hand leather. Or a four-digit price tag. Whichever your take, that is exactly what Apple is now making available with its Apple Watch Hermès edition. Partnering the already fine Apple Watch with the extra fine leather straps from the luxury marque, Apple is heralding the formal entry of the smartwatch device into the world of high fashion. And it is a move that will definitely inspire traditional luxury watch makers to jump on the smartwatch train, which, in turn, will help validate the wearable device industry.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus Business Lounge van is a luxury apartment on wheels

Brabus, the performance auto tuning outfit from Germany, seems to have taken a break from supercharging Mercedes' AMG sedans and has come up with a Business Lounge van, a ridiculously luxurious ride based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. While the exterior design might be a bit tame compared to Brabus standards, the real attraction is inside, where riders will find enough high-tech comforts and plush seating arrangements to want make the vehicle their new home.

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