Ultraluxury

A Rolls for the masses: Video game adds Wraith

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars last week debuted the Wraith in "Forza Motorsport 5" on the Xbox One....
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Bentley may add a fifth model after SUV launch

9:51 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2014
Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model slotted between the Continental GT coupe and Mulsanne sedan....
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Bentley may add a 5th model after SUV launch

July 24, 2014 15:51 CET
Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model slotted between the Continental GT coupe and Mulsanne sedan....
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Bentley CEO rolls back 'aggressive' sales forecasts

July 24, 2014 13:12 CET
Bentley expects 2014 deliveries to be lower than previously forecast as the carmaker is hit by the crisis in Ukraine and Russia and struggles to maintain high sales growth in China....
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Maserati to cap global sales at 75,000 vehicles a year

7:48 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobile's luxury Maserati unit will not sell more than 75,000 vehicles globally a year to retain the exclusivity of the Italian brand....
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Daimler said to plan Maybach S class unveiling at Los Angeles show

5:02 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said....
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Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says

April 16, 2014 11:02 CET
Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said....
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Co-owner of Calif. luxury dealership pleads guilty in campaign finance case

3:34 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
The co-owner of a California luxury-car dealership pleaded guilty in federal court to making illegal political campaign donations in the name of a foreign national, according to court documents....
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Bentley plans 3,000 crossovers a year; Rolls weighs entering the segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Bentley plans to build about 3,000 units annually of the still unnamed crossover that it will launch in 2016, and the United States will get about 30 percent of production, said Wolfgang Schreiber, CEO of Bentley Motors....
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Maybach name to return as a top-end S class

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes plans to use the Maybach brand name that it axed in 2012 for a top-end, long-wheelbase version of its new S-class sedan....
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Maybach name to return as a top-end S class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Mercedes-Benz plans to use the Maybach brand name that it axed in 2012 for a top-end, long-wheelbase version of its new S-class sedan....
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Rolls-Royce edging closer to decision on adding SUV

Jan. 10, 2014 13:24 CET
Rolls-Royce says it is getting closer to deciding on whether to add an SUV to its model range. Rival Bentley plans to launch an SUV in 2016....
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Rolls-Royce global car sales rise 2% in 2013 on Wraith demand

Jan. 9, 2014 11:53 CET
Rolls-Royce said it sold 2 percent more cars in 2013 as the introduction of the Wraith coupe helped deliver new, and younger customers to the brand....
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Bentley sales rise 19% in 2013 as Americas demand offsets China decline

Jan. 8, 2014 14:48 CET
Bentley said sales of its ultraluxury cars rose 19 percent last year as demand from the Americas protected it from shrinking deliveries in China....
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Rolls-Royce aims Wraith at 40-somethings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The new president of Roll-Royce Motor Cars North America says the new Wraith fastback and its sister sedan, the Ghost, are bringing much-needed entrepreneurial buyers in their early 40s to the brand....
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BIG SHOT BROKER

'Unassuming' ex-tennis pro hooks up NBA players with hot rides

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2013
When Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups recently began shopping for a tough-to-find Range Rover Autobiography SUV with red interior, the five-time NBA All-Star did what more than 100 other NBA players have done: He called Conor Delaney...
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Lamborghini CEO expects super-luxury comeback in U.S., Japan

7:09 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
After years of profiting from China's appetite for high-priced toys, makers of super-luxury cars are shifting their focus back to more traditional markets such as the U.S. and Japan....
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HIGH-COST, LOW-PROFIT AND HEAD-TURNING

Top-dollar superstar cars let luxury makers show off technology, styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Executives and analysts say limited-run supercars are so expensive to develop and produce that they typically make little money or wind up in the red. But Ferrari, Porsche and others build them anyway, banking on a crush of publicity to bolster the company's aura and stoke sales of other models....
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