Luxury Cars

The definition of "luxury" is subjective and often translates to "more expensive." In this section, we look at popular models such as Bentleys, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Lincolns and others.


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Rolls-Royce Finally Enters the SUV Market

The bespoke automaker has thrown its famed hood ornament into the SUV ring. And it's setting itself apart from all the rest.

Is there a future for tiny, high-tech luxury cars?

Is bigger always better? Imagine trying to sleep two people in a twin size bed and then think of how much easier it would be in a king size bed. In that case bigger is definitely better!

How Armored Cars Work

Some vehicles are armored at the factory; however, most armored vehicles get their extra protection from specialists. Find out what it takes to protect world leaders, military personnel and other valuables.

How the Aston Martin Cygnet Works

Based on the Toyota iQ, the Cygnet is Aston Martin's idea of a city car. But what exactly do you get when you buy a small "economy" car from one of the world's most exclusive car makers?

How Limousines Work

Along with transporting the rich and famous, limousines are a favored mode of transportation for politicos, players, partygoers and brides and grooms alike. Learn how exotic cars like Humvees -- and even airplanes -- have been converted into luxury rides.

How Bentleys Work

A Bentley brings to mind the lives of the rich and famous. Bentleys are about speed, performance and luxury -- and if you have to ask how much it costs, you probably won't be buying one anytime soon.

1937 Peugeot 402 Limousine

The 1937 Peugeot 402 Limousine had a classic streamlined shape. The rear-drive 402 used an overhead-valve inline four typical of period French cars. With 65 horsepower and a three-speed manual gearbox it could reach 75 mph.

How Lincoln Cars Work

Lincoln cars have helped define the luxury car market since they were first designed. Learn how Lincoln has developed cars from the long and wide behemoths of the past to the sporty sedans of today.

How the Mercedes SLR Works

The SLR unites the Formula One-proven technology of McLaren with Mercedes engineering. While most ultra-fast supercars have sacrificed comfort for performance, the SLR tries to give drivers the best of both worlds.

How Maybachs Work

If you're like most people, you've never heard of the Maybach. It's an unbelievable driving machine, complete with back-seat writing tables and an engine that can outperform the Corvette's.