by Ali Arsham If you think you would like an SUV, may we suggest a nice European wagon instead? The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen is an ideal car for small families that is affordable, fun, roomy and efficient. Most people don’t need a giant SUV to drive around town and the Golf is perfectly sized for the city life.
"The World’s Greatest Retail Salesman" We would like to join the automotive community in remembering the legendary car salesman, motivational speaker, and Automotive Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Girard. Girard passed away on Thursday February 28th after falling in his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. We are sad to see such a prominent figure in the automotive sales industry to go but are happy to remember his amazing life story.
for a Bugatti enthusiast The successful continuation of their heritage poses a challenge for traditional companies. Once again, the French luxury brand Bugatti has shown that it can transform these challenges into unique models. With its one-off car "La Voiture Noire "Bugatti has again proved that it makes the world’s most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive hyper sports cars.
Electrification Meets Beauty And Dynamism Alfa Romeo is breaking into the electric vehicle world at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, revealing the new concept of the Alfa Romeo Tonale premium compact SUV. The Tonale is the first plug-in hybrid and the first premium compact SUV for Alfa Romeo. It rewrites the rules of today's fastest growing segment using the brand’s trademark language made up of gorgeous Italian design and unparalleled driving dynamics.
a celebration of excellence Ferrari has revealed the first official photographs of the F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta. The name is an homage to both the model’s uncompromising layout and to the engine that powers it – with a massive 720 cv and a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 in Prancing Horse history for a non-special series car and sets the benchmark not just for turbos, but for engines across the board.
We drive the 797hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
by Ali Arsham Muscle cars come in different flavors but it is safe to say that they have come a long way since the 60’s. Some may argue that others have strayed from the original flavor, but the Dodge Challenger is probably the most authentic muscle car today. It is the most traditional and it does not pretend to be anything else. A muscle car needs lots of power and we thought that the Hellcat edition with 717 hp was all that we needed. Dodge must have felt otherwise because for 2019 they have introduced the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with a full 797 hp.
Next generation of the Porsche Macan will be electric
Porsche will eventually electrify their entire line Porsche brings electric mobility to its site in Saxony: The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has decided to manufacture the next generation of the Macan as a fully electric series. This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line at the start of the next decade.
All-electric to compete with Tesla Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2. Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment. Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros.
by Ali Arsham The X3 has been a huge hit for BMW and they have sold more than 1.5 million since they launched the model in 2003. The all new X3 came out recently and they have tried to make improvements everywhere. One of the new X3 models is the first ever M Performance model in the X3 lineup, the X3 M40i. After driving the new M Performance model, we concluded that X3 is one of our favorites in the segment, at least until the full M version comes out.
Jaguar iPace, MX-5, Hellcat and Ram 1500 feature At the Chicago Auto Show, the Jaguar I-PACE was named MotorWeek’s 2019 Drivers’ Choice Award in the Best Luxury Utility category, and overall for Best of the Year. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has won the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Convertible for the second consecutive year. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and all-new 2019 Ram 1500 are winners of the Drivers’ Choice awards for “Best Performance Car” and “Best Pickup Truck.”
North America International Auto Show As they convert over from cars powered by inefficient internal combustion engines to electric motors there wasn't much to show at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month. Only 30 new cars launched in front of sometimes nearly empty convention halls, down from 69 the year before. Many name brands didn’t bother to show up. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Mitsubishi were official no-shows. Hopefully 2020 will be more exciting when the show moves to June.
Walter Rohrl tests the Porsche Taycan His first ride in the new Taycan was a few months ago. Even on just a short lap the car still left its mark, both on the development team to which he belonged at the time, and on Walter Rohrl himself: “It’s a very exciting time because technology is moving forward at an incredible rate. I’m anxious to see what the car can do compared with last time.”
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