Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The new 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupes are 9.0 inches longer, 1.2 inches wider, 2.2 inches taller than the 8 Series Coupe with a 7.9 inch longer wheelbase. The 840i and 840i xDrive are powered by a 335 horsepower 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine weighing 13 lbs less than its predecessor and mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. Prices start at $85,895 (including $995 destination charge) for the new 2020 840i Gran Coupe and $88,795 for the 840i xDrive Gran Coupe. The BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, which starts at $109,895, is powered by a 523 horsepower BMW TwinPower 4.4-liter eight-cylinder Turbo engine. Standard equipment includes Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation. Production begins next month with a September market launch.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade powered by 3.8L V6 GDI engine mated to an 8-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® transmission starts at $32,595 (including $1,045 in freight charges) and will be available at U.S. dealerships soon.
The all-new Bentley Flying Spur, recreated from the ground up on a new platform, is powered by a 626 horsepower 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 configured 12-cylinder engine mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission with 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds to a top speed of 207 mph. New features include 22-inch wheel designs, electronic all-wheel steering, three-chamber air springs which contain 60 percent more air volume compared to the previous model, and all-new seats featuring a twin-flute design including heating, ventilation, multi-mode massage, adjustable bolsters and top tilt. Optional full size, glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof is available. Driver Assistance Systems available, include Traffic Assist, City Assist and Blind Spot Warning. Night Vision and Head Up Display and a Top View Camera complemented by reverse traffic warning and self-parking features. For sound, there's a Naim 2,200W, 19-speaker system with Active Bass Transducers built into the front seats, available with eight sound modes. The new Flying Spur is available to order this Fall and customer deliveries will begin in early 2020.
The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB compact vehicle is powered by a 221 horsepower two-liter four-cylinder gas M 260 engine in the GLB 250 and offers an optional third row with two additional seats. The GLB can look up to 1,641 feet ahead and can drive partially autonomously in certain situations. The GLB can be equipped with the permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, with variable torque distribution. The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year.
The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is powered by an all-new third-generation 260 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy and has a 480 lb.-ft. torque rating and 12,560 pound towing capacity.
The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC, seats up to 7 passengers and powered by a 362 horsepower 3.0L Inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost starts at $76,195 (including $995 destination and delivery) and will be available in U.S. dealerships by the end of the year. Pricing for the new GLS 580 will be announced at a later date.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The 2020 BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible, the new top performance models in the M brand’s lineup, are powered by a 600 horsepower 4.4 liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission which transfers the BMW M8’s power to the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The Competition models feature unique tuning which not only produces more horsepower at 617 but also increases the band at which maximum torque is produced by 160 rpm. Pricing for the new 2020 M8 Coupe is $133,995 (including $995 destination charge) and $146,995 for the M8 Competition Coupe. The 2020 M8 Convertible MSRP is $143,495 and $156,495 for the M8 Competition Convertible. Production begins next month.
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0L Duramax diesel, available on LT, RST, LTZ and High Country models, is powered by a 277 horsepower inline-six turbo-diesel engine paired with GM’s 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. It is priced identically to the 6.2L V-8 as a $2,495 premium over a 5.3L V-8 model or $3,890 over a 2.7L Turbo model.
2020 Cadillac CT4-V powered by a 320 horsepower 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission while the CT5-V boasts a 355 horsepower 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine, which uses low-inertia turbochargers to enhance power production across the rpm band also has a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both have Standard RWD and available AWD and V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0. Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V. The CT4-V and CT5-V go on sale early in the 2020 calendar year. (The CT6-V is also pictured above).
2020 Buick Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave models when it arrives in early 2020, giving Buick four SUVs across the small, compact and midsize segments. The Encore GX’s new standard safety and driver assistance features will include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It will also offer the Enclave’s innovative Rear Camera Mirror, which provides a wide, less obstructed rear view while parking and driving, and High Definition Surround Vision camera system.
Friday, May 17, 2019
The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, weighing 3,230 pounds, is powered by a 502 horsepower 4.0-liter flat-six engine with a GT Sport six-speed manual transmission that can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds to a top track speed of 192 mph, with production limited to 1,948 worldwide. The 2019 911 Speedster, expected to reach U.S. dealers in late 2019, is available to order for an MSRP of $275,750 (including $1,250 delivery, processing and handling fee). The optional Heritage Design Package designed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, which offers many styling cues and design elements inspired by classic Speedster models from the 1950’s, can be ordered for an additional $24,510.
The 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years, limited to 350 units globally with 35 units for the U.S., is powered by an M TwinPower Turbocharged 617 horsepower 4.4L V8 engine mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive for 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 3.1 seconds, reaching 124 mph in 10.8 seconds. An M-specific version of the Variable Damper Control system has Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes selectable at the press of a button activating different damper settings. The 2020 M5 Edition 35 years also receives the newest Live Cockpit Professional with the BMW iDrive 7 operating system with a high-resolution digital 12.3” instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25” center display diagonally across. The U.S. spec cars will be produced in September and October of this year and feature exclusive BMW Individual exterior and interior appointments with an MSRP of $128,995 (including Destination and Gas Guzzler tax).
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe, now available to order, is powered by a 434 horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive for a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds with the standard Sport Chrono Package or 4.6 seconds with any of the optional Lightweight Sport Packages to a top track speed is 164 mph. The Cayenne S Coupe compared to the standard Cayenne S, has rear seats that are 1.18 inches lower and in addition to the Sport Chrono Package, it includes 20-inch alloy wheels, eight-way Sport Seats, a panoramic fixed glass roof and a 2+2 seating layout, with a choice of a rear bench seat with three seatbelts at no additional cost. The new 2020 Cayenne S Coupe will arrive in the U.S. this Fall starting at $89,850 (including $1,250 for delivery, processing and handling).
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra, with a new Intelligent Variable Transmission, improved fuel economy and standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist will start at starting at $19,870 (including $920 freight charge) for the Elantra SE when it arrives in dealer showrooms this Spring. The Elantra SE, SEL, Value Edition and Limited are powered by a 147 horsepower 2.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine, the Eco model by a 128 horsepower 1.4L Turbo-GDI engine achieving an EPA estimated 36 mpg combined fuel economy rating with its 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the Elantra Sport trim features a 201 horsepower 1.6L Turbo-GDI engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist uses the car’s front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking. Lane Keeping Assist helps prevent accidental lane departure by sensing road markings, automatically steering the car if necessary. Driver Attention Warning system monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to help detect driver fatigue.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The 2020 Acura RDX, powered by a 272-horsepower turbocharged i-VTEC® engine with available Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ ), is on sale now for $38,595 (including $995 destination and handling). The 2020 Acura RDX has AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technology, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, next-generation Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights, and next-generation Acura sport seats. The 2020 RDX also includes a True Touchpad Interface™. Also available is the ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt system, featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The 2020 370Z Coupe equipped with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control and a choice of 6-speed manual transmission with an available SynchroRev Match® synchronized downshift rev matching system with an EXEDY® high-performance clutch, or a 7-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters starts at $30,985 (including $895 destination and handling). The 370Z NISMO with a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match® or a 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching, Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with paddle shifters starts at $46,685. Both are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide along with a 50th Anniversary Edition shown above.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
The special edition Stinger GTS, Kia’s highest performing sport sedan, available in either D-AWD or RWD and limited to production of 800 vehicles, is powered by a 365 horsepower 3.3-liter V6 twin turbo engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is expected to start around $44,000 for RWD and around $46,500 for D-AWD (excluding destination and handling charges). Stinger GTS is expected this Spring.