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Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet cranks G-Wagon to max-crazy

Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet cranks G-Wagon to max-crazy

When you're the first SUV to bear the Mercedes-Maybach badge, drivers can guess they're not going to get the usual off-road experience, and the G 650 Landaulet doesn't disappoint. Taking the now-iconic SUV and throwing in not only high-luxe features but a convertible roof and, unexpectedly, portal axels, the limited edition vehicle keeps its go-anywhere reputation. As you might expect from a Maybach, though, the most fun happens in the back.

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2017 BMW M760i xDrive First Drive: One car, two souls

2017 BMW M760i xDrive First Drive: One car, two souls

It was as the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive surged at triple-digit speed into a hairpin and pirouetted neatly, rather than rolling into a spectacular fireball, that I had cause to question the laws of physics. "Sports sedan" is an overused phrase these days, applied liberally and shamelessly to any four-door with 200+ horsepower and a set of fancy wheels, but BMW has brought its feistiest 7 Series to school us on just what it really means. And, while the $154,795 starting price might seem astonishing - for the same amount you could put a new 750i xDrive and a BMW M2 in your garage - it turns out the M760i is more than just the sum of its parts.

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Legend’s 24k gold iPhone 7 celebrates Year of the Rooster

Legend’s 24k gold iPhone 7 celebrates Year of the Rooster

A good number of people in the world just celebrated their (second, for some) New Year last weekend. Yes, that was the Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year/Spring Festival. To celebrate the changing of the year and the new animal that will be associated with 2017, Finland-based luxury smart device maker Legend is turning its eyes towards the East. It is announcing a limited edition bespoke iPhone 7, gilded with 24k gold, that not only pays homage to the Year of the Rooster, but also contains subtle nods to Chinese culture as well.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan, coupe and cabriolet first-drive

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan, coupe and cabriolet first-drive

It's hard to argue with the Mercedes-AMG 43 range, filling the gap between your bread & butter 'Benz and the potent-but-pricey AMG 63 cars. None exemplify the strategy of balancing power, luxury, and price like the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43, either. Faced with the opportunity to test out all three variations - sedan, coupe, and cabriolet - I had one big question. Had the AMG spirit been shed along with the big-ticket price?

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The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is drop-dead gorgeous

The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is drop-dead gorgeous

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but I suspect it'd be an unusual critic that called the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante anything other than stunning. The droptop version of the (hardly ugly) Vanquish S that made its debut last November, the Volante version chops off the roof for some open-air cruising. Just like its coupe cousin, however, there's no shortage of power or speed.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

You could argue that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is a double-tweener. Just as the E-Class slots in-between its C and S siblings, so the Mercedes-AMG line sits in the gap between the mainstream Mercedes-Benz series and full AMG cars. The automaker is upfront about the fact that it saw unfilled "white space" between models like the C300 and the C63, and figured there'd be an audience of drivers wanting some of the performance and cachet of the latter but at a more affordable price.

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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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