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The wheels of progress never stop spinning in the luxury car industry. Technical improvement is as constant as the hum of a well-tuned engine. Here are some of the auto world’s most compelling innovations that car cognoscenti should keep an eye out for this summer.

Jaguar F-Type Rising Vents
Now you see them, now you don’t. The retractable vents on the dash above the Jaguar F-Type’s center console rise when needed, then disappear after the desired cabin temperature has been achieved. Hennessy Jaguar, 3040 Piedmont Road NE

BMW 4-Series Convertible Folding Rear Seats
BMW’s new 4-Series Convertible, with its folding rear seats, proves that drop-tops can be nearly as practical as sedans. Global Imports BMW, 500 Interstate N. Parkway SE; BMW of South Atlanta, 4171 Jonesboro Road, Union City

Porsche 911 Targa 4 Roof
The new 911 Targa 4 features a top that automatically stores itself under the car’s single-piece wraparound rear glass. Watching it unfold before one’s eyes is amazingly fun. Jim Ellis, 4006 Carver Drive 

Audi SQ5 Rear Taillights
When it comes to lighting, Audi is consistently on the cutting edge. Its new full-LED rear tail lights on the SQ5 stand out for their striking, otherworldly shape. Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta, 5901 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Range Rover Headlights
Taking design cues from the lenses used on SLR cameras, the new Range Rover’s headlights are not only aesthetically unique, but are also among the brightest on the market. Land Rover Buckhead, 545 E. Paces Ferry Road NE