tour·​er | \ ˈtu̇r-ər How to pronounce tourer (audio) \

Definition of tourer

2 : one that tours

Examples of tourer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ferrari’s latest front-engine grand tourer, the Roma, is a swoopy stunner from Maranello. Car and Driver, "How We'd Spec It: 2020 Ferrari Roma," 25 Apr. 2020 Many early vehicles were convertibles known as open-tourer models. Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, "Mazda, Ford and Ferrari: These classic cars celebrate birthday milestones in 2020," 12 Feb. 2020 Good thing for Aston, then, that the skills of its designers and engineers aren’t limited to making sports cars and grand tourers. Wired, "The $189,000 DBX SUV Is Here to Save Aston Martin," 19 Nov. 2019 The launch of the Continental GT (grand tourer) was delayed because management decided some elements weren’t up to scratch. Washington Post, "Sometimes, a Bentley Just Can’t Compare to a Skoda," 19 Sep. 2019 Already puttering around international markets since 2017, M256-powered Benzes arrive in the U.S. for the first time in the CLS450 sedan and AMG CLS53 grand tourer coupe later this year. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Straight From the Grave: An Iconic Engine Design Makes a Comeback," 21 Aug. 2018 Only Mazda really went for it, using rotaries mostly famously in sports cars such as the RX-7 and grand tourers such as the Cosmo. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Rhombus Rotary Engine: Can a Quirky New Design Top the Famous Wankel?," 18 Jan. 2019 Those are due in 2021, and the Bentley EV reportedly will roll out after that, as a tourer, not as a sportscar. Evelyn Kanter, Houston Chronicle, "Electric car market grows," 13 Sep. 2019 There were four contenders: a 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Gurney Nutting Sports tourer, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi special cabriolet and a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi teardrop cabriolet. Susan Callaway, Los Angeles Times, "Inside the elite, detail-obsessed world of the people who judge the Oscars of classic cars," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of tourer

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tourer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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