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New Vertu Signature Touch puts specs on par with luxury

New Vertu Signature Touch puts specs on par with luxury

Gone are the days when "luxury smartphones" meant paying both arms and both legs but getting last year's specs inside. It seems that this niche market has caught up with the trend at long last. Vertu has announced a revamp of last year's Signature Touch model and this time it might well be worth the price, both in terms of design and performance. Touting 2015 flagship specs wrapped inside premium materials, the New Signature Touch is something that could make affluent geeks swoon with pleasure.

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Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes’ Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile previews super-luxe digital age

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its latest concept, the Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, dubbed a "digital transformer". Previewing a four-door coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, the Mercedes Concept IAA has a 41 mile electric range from its super-slippery body.

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Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV details revealed in full

Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV details revealed in full

Following shortly after a teaser video, Bentley is now announcing the full details of the first ever SUV to grace its luxury line, the Bentayga. From the headlights to the cabin interior to the set of driver safety technologies, the Bentayga bears the Bentley DNA that is defined by luxury and comfort. But at the same time, it attempts redefines the luxury SUV category by introducing what is claimed to be the fastest and most powerful of its kind, thanks to an all new W12 powertrain.

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2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

There's no arguing with quite how important the RX is to Lexus. The company credits it with kickstarting the "midsize luxury crossover segment" - that's fancy SUV to you and I - back in 1998, and since then over 1.2m have been sold. You could forgive Lexus for playing it safe, then, when it comes to refreshing the best-selling model in its line-up.

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Line up, billionaires, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is here

Line up, billionaires, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is here

If you're ridiculously wealthy and love the wind in your hair, Rolls-Royce has the convertible for you. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn has broken cover officially today, a vast open-top luxury cruiser intended to cosset four adults who want both access to the sunshine but without sacrificing the near-silent ride the marque is known for.

The 23-karat Watch Urbane Luxe is so fancy, even LG only has one

The 23-karat Watch Urbane Luxe is so fancy, even LG only has one

Rarity means value, and LG isn't taking any chances with the Watch Urbane Luxe, its 23-karat gold plated smartwatch. Turns out, even though it's LG's guts inside the glittering case, exclusive vendor Reeds Jewelers was only willing to part with a single example of the $1,200 wearable to bring to IFA 2015.

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Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz will officially reveal its super-luxury S-Class Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but the German automaker can’t stop teasing the drop-top beforehand. Following the artist’s sketch of the convertible shown off earlier this month, the new image contrasts the upcoming car against its closest predecessor, a soft-top dating back almost four and a half decades.

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Bugatti counts out SUV and sedan amid Chiron focus

Bugatti counts out SUV and sedan amid Chiron focus

Don't expect Bugatti to follow luxe rivals into making an SUV or a sedan, with the company cutting off speculation that it might echo stablemate Bentley's range-expansion. Despite showing off eye-catching concepts like the Bugatti 16C Galibier 5-door fastback in 2009, not to mention the growing trend among luxury car makers to cater to high-rolling and deep-pocketed customers with a taste for SUVs, according to company chief Wolfgang Dürheimer the focus remains on having just two doors.

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Mercedes teases super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes teases super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Pebble Beach might have been jam-packed with luxury convertibles, but Mercedes-Benz thinks there's space for its own take on high end drop-top glamour. The S-Class Cabriolet has been cropping up in spy shots for some time now, and Mercedes has finally relented and shared a render of what the open-top should look like. Think along the lines of four seats and ridiculous levels of luxury.

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Lexus schemes second luxe flagship and no-haggle sales

Lexus schemes second luxe flagship and no-haggle sales

Lexus will unveil a second flagship luxury car in January, the company has teased, while it explores with no-haggle pricing in its showrooms. The new high-end model will sit alongside - rather than replace - the Lexus LS sedan, and seems unlikely to be a four-door going by comments from one company exec. Meanwhile, a more stress-free experience in select Lexus dealerships is promised, as the company explores ways to boost sales.

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Olio’s luxury smartwatch adds Rose Gold, gets price cut

Olio’s luxury smartwatch adds Rose Gold, gets price cut

These days almost anyone and everyone is putting out a smartwatch or a smartband in one form or another, so what's the harm in another one, right? Olio's Model One, however, isn't something you can probably call "yet another smartwatch". For one, it tries to go against the flow of trying to cram your smartphone on your wrist. For another, it's not something you can easily afford, practically luxury timepieces, even if Olio is now offering a temporary $250 discount off its regular pre-order prices.

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This strap fixes an Apple Watch to your luxury watch (no, really)

This strap fixes an Apple Watch to your luxury watch (no, really)

Persuading traditional watch lovers to switch to a smartwatch is part of Apple Watch's lingering challenge, but one luxury timepiece firm thinks both on one wrist is the answer. California-based Nico Gerard's first model, the Pinnacle, is traditional horology on one side, with a Swiss movement-powered analog watch intended to sit on top of your wrist, but hides an Apple Watch on the underside to sate your notification addiction.

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