Future Luxury Models for Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes, and BMW
2023 Land Rover Defender 80
Say hello to the newest member of the rugged Land Rover Defender family. The upcoming Defender 80 combines all of the off-road strength and capability of the Defender with a compact platform that’s equally at home on narrow city streets as it is on tight mountain passes. Offering both enhanced maneuverability and agility, the Defender 80 is the perfect companion for drivers living active lifestyles. It’s also expected to retain the tough, rugged styling that’s made the Defender an instantly recognizable icon all across the globe. Although final performance data is yet to be released, the Defender 80 is expected to be available with a range of potent Ingenium four-cylinder turbocharged engines. A specialized all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system is also expected to be included as standard, further boosting the capability of the Defender 80.
2022 Lexus LQ
Expected to be the showcase for a new era of Lexus design language, the upcoming LQ is one of the most highly anticipated midsize luxury crossovers slated to debut in the coming years. Arguably the most distinctive aspect of the LQ is its elongated, swooping profile highlighted by a confident stance. Also underpinning the LQ is an advanced hybrid powertrain that’s able to deliver a smooth, refined driving experience to suit the needs of even the most discerning luxury buyer. There’s also expected to be a conventional gasoline powertrain option available as well, adopted from the flagship Lexus LS sedan. Always at the forefront of pioneering the latest in connectivity and tech features, the LQ should showcase the most current iteration of the Lexus infotainment system that’s earned praise across the model range. The rest of the luxury crossover segment will have lofty expectations to meet once the Lexus LQ is introduced in the coming months.
2022 Mercedes-AMG SL
Painstakingly crafted by the expert team of designers and engineers at Mercedes-AMG, the next-generation SL is slated to make its debut later this year. Constructed on a completely new architecture, the SL features high aluminum content and new fiber composites. Exactly in keeping with the original creation of the SL Gullwing back in 1952, the 2022 variant was constructed from a clean sheet of paper. Completely unique, not one single component was taken from the preceding SL model or a similar model. Anticipated power options for the new SL are expected to come in the form of either a twin-turbocharged V6 and an upgraded variant of the muscular twin-turbocharged V8, each featuring hand-build construction. Setting the benchmark for both bespoke luxury and track-tested performance, the Mercedes-AMG SL carries on the tradition of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible from a sports coupe.
2022 BMW i4
The latest addition to the growing portfolio of electrified BMW vehicles, the dynamic i4 represents a breakthrough in terms of both exhilarating performance and impeccable refinement. In the standard configuration, i4 eDrive40 models offer a combined total system horsepower of 335, total range of approximately 300 miles, and a 0 to 60 time of just 5.7 seconds. Step up to the enthusiast-oriented i4 M50 to experience a remarkable 536 combined horsepower and a blistering 3.7-second 0 to 60 time. A departure from the polarizing style of most electric vehicles, the i4 features confident character lines and a planted stance typically found on most sports sedans. Charging solutions include an available BMW Wallbox Level 2 charger, Flexible Fast Charger, and access to over 800 public fast charging stations through the BMW partnership with EVgo.