Tim Kuniskis sees the Woodward Dream Cruise, which will draw 1.5 million people to watch a parade of some 50,000 classic cars in Metro Detroit, as the ideal venue to begin marketing cars such as the '17 Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler have a cooperative agreement that has spawned the new QX30, a likable luxury compact CUV that handles well, looks stylish inside and out and is affordable. But it’s really a Mercedes-Benz under the skin.
The M1 Concourse officially opens, but business has been brisk for several months at the private "car condo" and track on the site of a former General Motors truck plant in Pontiac, MI. One year after groundbreaking, M1 CEO Brad Oleshansky says investors have purchased 130 private garages worth a total $25 million.
The two ’17 models will come standard with Mazda’s all-new G-Vectoring Control, which cuts a few degrees of ignition timing to reduce engine torque, effectively engine-braking the vehicle by about 0.05 g.
Located in Sterling Heights, MI, the General Motors Heritage Center is a showplace for more than 165 historically significant production and concept vehicles and engines, while housing the corporate collection of historic literature and artifacts.
With the QX30, it appears Daimler does the heavy product-development lifting. But in this long-term partnership founded six years ago with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, an Infiniti executive says his company will carry its weight in many ways.
Downtown Ann Arbor, MI, this past weekend hosted the 22nd annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show, a tribute to classic sheet metal. More than 300 exotic, antique, classic and one-of-a-kind cars from around the world lined city streets for the free event.
Mercedes bills the new E-Class as the most intelligent car in the world, a significant achievement as autonomous cars arrive. In truth, it stands as a brilliantly executed sedan best experienced from behind the steering wheel.
With the new stratified-charge application, the turbocharged 3.0L V-6 will continue to employ direct fuel injection, but the injectors have been redesigned to spray under higher pressure later in the intake stroke, just before compression.
The automaker bills this family hauler as its quietest vehicle ever and the most exciting 3-row CUV on the market. The new CX-9 sort of seats seven, has a stellar powertrain and handles great, uncharacteristically hugging the road.
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