February 2017

New 2018 Audi S4 achieves 'class leading' 4.4 seconds from 0-to-60

(February 23, 2017) With enhanced performance and benchmark technologies, combined with a more dynamic design, the all-new 2018 Audi S4 offers customers versatility, with seating for up to four and the quickness and competence that is expected from Audi S models. New for 2018, the S4 features a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that has been reengineered to provide more horsepower and torque and a quicker buildup of peak output. With the same 2,995 cc of displacement as the previous engine, power has increased by 21 horsepower to 354, and by 44 lb-ft of torque, up to 369 lb-ft.

Imaugural Mecum auction a success with $9.3 million in sales

(February 23, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Sales totals at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural Los Angeles classic- and collector-car auction climbed to more than $9.3 million when the auction company returned to the Golden State last weekend. Despite record-setting rainfall across Southern California, 283 vehicles were sold over the course of the two-day auction, and more than 116 pieces of Road Art left Pomona in the hands of new owners.

Cabriolet to be shown in Geneva completing new E-Class lineup

(February 23, 2017) GENEVA — Highlights on the Mercedes-Benz Cars stand at the 87th Geneva Motor Show include the new E-Class Cabriolet as well as the extensively revised GLA. Mercedes-AMG provides a glimpse of the future of performance with a stunning new show car.

The focus of Mercedes-Benz's presence at this year's Geneva Motor Show lies squarely on the world premiere of the E-Class Cabriolet.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf's range increases to 125 miles

(February 23, 2017) HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen of America has announced fuel economy figures for the 2017 e-Golf. Compared to its predecessor, the new e-Golf offers an improved EPA-estimated range and fuel economy, as well as more power.

For 2017, Volkswagen is using a new lithium-ion battery with an increased energy capacity of 35.8 kWh from 24.2 kWh.

Rare two-engine 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara on auction block

(February 22, 2017) BIRMINGHAM, UK — Classic Car Auctions (CCA) has consigned a rare 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara with an unusual, globetrotting past to its biggest ever sale taking place at the NEC, Birmingham. This particular example was delivered to Nigeria in December 1965 and first registered to an Englishman working as an anthropologist at the Ahmadu Bello University of federal government research in Zaria.

Range Rover Velar has world premier March 1

(February 22, 2017) MAHWAH, N.J. — In 1970 Land Rover launched the original Range Rover. Almost half a century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of the fourth member of the Range Rover family, to be unveiled on March 1, 2017.

Elegant simplicity, a visually reductive approach and all-new consumer technologies are the hallmarks of the new Range Rover Velar.

Abarth showcases 124 Spider heritage at London Classic Car Show

(February 22, 2017) LONDON — Abarth UK is preparing to turn the rallying clock back more than five decades, while bringing the Scorpion brand right up-to-date with its most recent addition, at this year’s London Classic Car Show.

The performance car brand’s exhibition stand (E70) is this year dedicated to the Abarth 124 spider, and will have a display of new and old with a stand featuring the recently-launched Abarth 124 spider and the classic 1973 Fiat Abarth 124 Rally.

Next-generation Cadillac user experience debuts in CTS

(February 22, 2017) NEW YORK — Cadillac has announced the next-generation Cadillac user experience system, which offers a more personalized, intuitive interface, and debuts in the Cadillac CTS, beginning with the 2017 interim model year, arriving at U.S. dealerships during the first quarter. Cadillac plans to include the system in XTS and ATS sedans with the start of 2018 model year production. Cadillac’s other product lines are scheduled to adopt the system in future model years.