It’s one of life’s great curiosities that luxury saloons suffer heavy depreciation from the moment they’re bought new. Makes no sense. Luxury saloons represent the pinnacle of their respective manufacturers’ abilities in terms of technological excellence and brilliance in driving dynamics, but the second-hand market runs scared of them.[Read more…] about Appreciating Depreciation: The allure of used luxury saloons
For a very long time, anybody who wanted a luxury 4×4 with acres of space had no option but to buy a Land Rover. It invented this type of vehicle with the Range Rover in 1970 and dominated the space for decades. Nowadays, however, the high-end SUV is as much a fixture of any premium manufacturer’s model range as the executive saloon. They’re all it. Even the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce are involved these days, so popular have these vehicles become among the very wealthy.[Read more…] about 2019 BMW X7 Review: Testing the X7 30d M Sport
If ever there was a forgotten or overlooked Bentley, the Flying Spur is surely it. What hasn’t helped during its 14-year lifespan is that it’s hardly been the most elegantly-styled model in Bentley’s line-up. In fact, the original version in particular looks no less awkward now than it did in 2005.Read more
The new Bentley Continental GT’s dual-clutch transmission isn’t quite as creamy smooth as the conventional automatic found in the previous model. And while you might expect a car like this to be mortuary-quiet at a motorway cruise, it is in fact only library-quiet. There is a little wind noise and some tyre roar, despite the decadently double-glazed windows and clever Pirelli tyres that are so immodest about their noise-cancelling properties that actually display a muted speaker symbol on their sidewalls.[Read more…] about 2019 Bentley Continental GT Review: The world’s best grand tourer?