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BMW and Husqvarna Motorcycles Announce the TR 650 Strada and Terra

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Ever since teaming up with luxury auto brand BMW in 2007, Husqvarna Motorcycle has strengthened their brand and innovative technological reach. With so much success in the realm of off-road racing bikes, like 82 World Championship titles, Husqvarna has decided to give their in-road bikes a boost with their new multi-terrain TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra models.... Read More

The Latest Boutiques | Rolls Royce, Piaget & Louis Vuitton

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  2 Comments

In a recent study by Capgemini regarding the future of physical retail stores, over half (51%) of the 16,000 participants expect that, by 2020, many physical stores will exist primarily as showrooms, places to display products available for order by various other channels. Which when you think about it, is a historical model that has long served the retail cycle of luxury cars.... Read More

BMW Upgrades ConnectedDrive | Text-to-Speech and 3D City Models

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

BMW has been announcing a lot of new changes lately, especially Nuance's Dragon Drive! being included in some of their luxury cars, and have now announced a pretty nice array of gadget changes and upgrades on their ConnectedDrive infotainment system.... Read More

The Latest Appointments | Bentley, Bugatti & Hermès

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

One of the latest European brands to be ‘rescued’ to foreign investment, Aquascutum’s new management has chosen to part ways with design director Joanna Sykes.... Read More

BMW i3 Concept Car Built for Eco-Friendly Urban Living

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Environmentally safe, “green” technology seems to have found a place in almost every niche imaginable, from homes and clothing to electronics and luxury automobiles. European company BMW is no different. Recently the company launched a new concept car designed to appeal to urban drivers. The i3 concept, runs completely on... Read More

2012 Vilner Custom BMW F 800 R Predator is Ready For Action

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

If you aren't pleased with the mass-produced base BMW F800 R bike in your garage, why not just hire Vilner, a big name in luxury automotives and motorcycles, to custom build one to your liking? That's exactly what a wealthy Russian businessman did. The eccentric client has one of the biggest and varied bike collections in Bulgaria and when he decided that his BMW model didn't have the aggressive predator edge he wanted, he had his own built.... Read More

The MINI John Cooper Works GP Proves to Be the Sportiest MINI Ever

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

In mid-May, MINI United 2012, the biennial owners convention/festival that occurs in a different part of Europe or the United Kingdom every two years, attracted more than 30,000 MINI fans from 50 different countries—some even driving their MINIs as far as 6,490 km (4,032 miles) from the outer reaches of Russia to attend the event (or from Munich, Germany, as in my case).... Read More

The MINI Road Trip of a Lifetime to the South of France

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

In mid-May, I experienced first-hand what it is like to be a MINI Cooper owner when I went on a whirlwind trip to France to experience a celebration of the brand known as MINI United 2012. MINI United is a biennial owners convention/festival that occurs in a different part of Europe or the United Kingdom every two years.... Read More

New Market Study Reveals Crossover Between Luxury & Non-Luxury Car Brands

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Apparently, both luxury and non-luxury brand automobiles are on the minds of U.S. consumers in the market for a new car this year, according to results of an ongoing market research study conducted by Phoenix Marketing International.... Read More

Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2011 Rankings | Luxury Brands Go Digital

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

In comparing the top luxury brands on Interbrand's 2011 ranking of the top 100 global brands to the previous year, the 12th release contains the exact same brands as the 2010 rankings. Louis Vuitton is once again the leader of the industry at number 18 overall. The subsidiary of LVMH, which was ranked at 16th in 2010, increased its brand value by two percent this year.... Read More

Eterniti Hemera | World's First Bespoke Super SUV in 2012

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The new Hemera, by Eterniti Motors, is the world’s first super SUV, according to the newly formed London-based, boutique automaker that recently made its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show this past September.... Read More

BMW Vision Brings Luxury Technology to the Entire Line of Vehicles

Aug 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The sweet ride in the BMW video below may just be a concept, but all of the features shown are a tangible reality thanks to the ingenious engineers at BMW and their Vision ConnectedDrive technology. This new feature packs all sorts of space-age innovations into the BMW line to help you do everything from making a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town to avoiding rush hour traffic. ... Read More

2011 BMW X3 Recalled For Steering Sensor Issue

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

Just last week the 2011 BMW X5 diesel was recalled for a potential steering failure due to a faulty belt tensioner. This week, the 2011 X3 joins the steering-related recall party, but for a faulty steering position sensor. The result, however, would be the same: the sudden loss of power steering assist.... Read More

2012 BMW M5 Preview

Jun 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  1 Comment

The leaks are finally over, and the official details and images are here. The 2012 BMW M5 is real, and it's pretty impressive on paper. Power comes, as expected, from BMW's twin-turbo V-8 M TwinPower engine, rated at 560 horsepower at 6,000-7,000 rpm and 502 pound-feet of torque from 1,500 rpm. BMW calls the power delivery "lag free."... Read More

Latest Luxury Data and Trend Inferences from the Luxury Institute, June 2011

Jun 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

The Luxury Institute conducts extensive research with wealthy consumers about their behaviors and attitudes on customer experience best practices and publishes their results nine times a year. Here is their latest data, with statistics and trend inferences, published June 15, 2011.... Read More

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