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Bentley’s future is transparent OLED and luxury car-sharing

Bentley’s future is transparent OLED and luxury car-sharing

Bentley may be an old brand but the luxury automaker is experimenting with cutting edge tech, exploring displays that appear like magic out of the woodwork. The British automaker discussed some of the ways it could use new technology like transparent OLED last week, when CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer spoke at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, USA. Meanwhile, like most automakers Bentley is considering the role of a car manufacturer in a future where individual ownership is predicted to dwindle.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD Review: Luxury, reinvented

2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD Review: Luxury, reinvented

Cadillac could've followed its luxury rivals, but instead the 2017 CT6 rethinks its segment, injecting both sporting enthusiasm and style into an unabashedly tech-savvy sedan. Though GM's luxury arm has been making strides with its V Series over the past few years, charming fans of all-American muscle with potent four-door after potent four-door, the real challenge has been expanding from that niche and standing toe-to-toe with the best Germany has to offer. In top-of-the-line CT6 Platinum AWD form, they've succeeded.

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Just unveiled, the Bentley Continental Supersports is a 209 mph beast

Just unveiled, the Bentley Continental Supersports is a 209 mph beast

What does it take to be the world's fastest four-seater production car? If you're Bentley, the answer to that is a 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, squeezed inside the stately curves of the 2017 Continental Supersports, and pushing the coupe to a heady 209 miles per hour. Freshly revealed in the metal on the eve of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017, this latest Supersports is setting the bar high.

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Meet the 209 mph Bentley Continental Supersports, its fastest car ever

Meet the 209 mph Bentley Continental Supersports, its fastest car ever

The Detroit Auto Show may be next week, but Bentley is fast out of the gate with its newest model and indeed the world's fastest production four-seater, the Bentley Continental Supersports. Dubbed "the pinnacle grand tourer", the car is the British automaker's latest attempt to coax even more power out of its Continental coupe. With a 209 mph top speed, and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds, it's succeeded.

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BOOK by Cadillac offers your pick of cars for fixed monthly fee

BOOK by Cadillac offers your pick of cars for fixed monthly fee

Cadillac is kicking off one of the more interesting alternatives to car ownership or Zipcar, with BOOK by Cadillac offering free rein to the American automaker's range for a flat monthly fee. Launching initially in New York City, the new service is seemingly targeted at those who would like a Cadillac but can't decide which model. It's shorter than a lease, and less expensive than buying outright, but more long-term than pay-per-use vehicles that have become commonplace in cities.

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This Infiniti QX50 Concept previews new semi-autonomous SUV

This Infiniti QX50 Concept previews new semi-autonomous SUV

The North American International Auto Show 2017 is still a couple of weeks out, but Infiniti is already showing off its vision of its next-gen, self-driving SUV. The Infiniti QX50 Concept shows, the Japanese automaker says, how its latest design language as seen on the QX60 coupe could translate to a luxury SUV. Along the way, it's also a chance for the company's latest drivetrain tech to make an appearance.

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2016 BMW 330e Review: The secret plug-in hybrid

2016 BMW 330e Review: The secret plug-in hybrid

The BMW 330e iPerformance isn't the car to buy if you want people to know you're saving the planet. In fact, from behind the wheel of the 2016 330e, I had to keep glancing at the display to make sure that I was, indeed, driving a plug-in hybrid and not one of BMW's regular 3 Series cars. Say hello to the Germans' secret green family.

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2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Review

2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Review

Could the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 be the prettiest car the Japanese automaker has ever made? Leaving aside curvaceous but impractical concepts, I suspect the answer is yes, but Infiniti hasn't been swayed by glamour alone. Sitting at the top of the Q60 Coupe tree with 400 HP, the Red Sport variant doesn't just want to look good, it wants to be the kiss of death to BMW and Audi grand tourers in the process.

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Audi Q8 concept previews super-luxe SUV for NAIAS 2017

Audi Q8 concept previews super-luxe SUV for NAIAS 2017

Audi has previewed the Q8, a new performance SUV that could soon compete with luxury behemoths like the Bentley Bentayga and upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Set to make its official debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 taking place in Detroit, MI. in January, the Audi Q8 would sit at the top of the German automaker's Q-badged sports utility vehicle line-up. There, Audi says, there's room for a whole new segment.

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Tesla just grabbed Volvo’s ridiculously good cabin designer

Tesla just grabbed Volvo’s ridiculously good cabin designer

Tesla has snatched Volvo's head of interior engineering, importing Swedish designer Anders Bell to California to presumably give its future electric cars better cabins. Bell confirmed the move on his LinkedIn profile this week. At Tesla, he will be senior director of engineering.

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Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA

Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA

Your connected car will soon chatter with your smart home, with Mercedes-Benz announcing it plans to be the first automaker to integrate its vehicles with Google Home. The functionality was revealed at the Mercedes innovation center in California's Silicon Valley, and will see your car personified in the form of a companion virtual assistant alongside Google's own. Although the full demo is being saved for the automaker's CES 2017 showcase, it gave SlashGear a preview of the technology.

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This is the Rolls-Royce SUV: Project Cullinan prototype previewed

This is the Rolls-Royce SUV: Project Cullinan prototype previewed

Rolls-Royce promised us a super-luxury SUV for your multi-million garage, and the latest efforts of "Project Cullinan" are this imposing prototype. Shown for the first time, the storied marque's first entrance into the SUV space isn't, if you ask Rolls-Royce, actually an SUV at all. Instead, Project Cullinan is developing an "all-terrain, high-sided vehicle" which, if it happens to get pitted against the Bentley Bentayga and other luxe trucks, is surely just coincidental.

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