September 2017

A new form of electrifying driving — BMW i Vision Dynamics

(September 13, 2017) FRANKFURT, Germany — Just a year after the presentation of its future-focused NEXT 100 vision vehicles, the BMW Group is introducing the electric mobility of the much more immediate future at the auto show in Frankfurt. The BMW i Vision Dynamics is a four-door Gran Coupe with a range of 373 miles, a top speed of over 120 mph and acceleration of 0-62 mph in four seconds.

Shelby American has limited number of 2018 Shelby Raptors available

(September 14, 2017) LAS VEGAS — Shelby American has reintroduced its popular Shelby Raptor, beginning with a limited number of 2018 model year trucks that will be available through its North American dealers. With an incredible 610-plus foot pounds of torque and 525 horsepower, the super truck is based on the newest generation Ford F-150 Raptor. Only 500 total 2018 Shelby Raptors will be available through the dealer network.

Florida tow truck lives on as advertising sign

This 1939 Chevrolet tow truck was found living in abandoned retirement as an advertising sign for a body shop in Starke, Fla. The 1939 was one of the last model years Chevy trucks and medium-duty vehicles shared an appearance with Chevrolet passenger coupes and sedans. (Photo by Ralph Gable)

Volkswagen increases August sales by 9.3 percent year-over-year

(September 13, 2017) The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 495,200 vehicles throughout the world in August, a 9.3 percent increase over August 2016. Worldwide sales were helped by VW's U.S. performance, which was up 9 percent.

Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand board member for sales, said, "In August, the positive trend in demand for Volkswagen models continued in all sales regions — a development that was already in evidence in the second quarter. Especially growth in South and North America as well as China is increasingly dynamic. Volkswagen is also growing in Europe, with the exception of Germany."

Jaguar charges up I-PACE with all-electric race series

(September 13, 2017) FRANKFURT — After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter Formula E in 2016, Jaguar has created the world’s first production battery electric vehicle race series. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be the support series for the FIA Formula E championship, taking place on the same weekends at the same city circuits, starting in late 2018.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race cars, the new all-electric series gives racers of the future a chance to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport.

New Bentley Continental GT debuts in Frankfurt

(September 13, 2017) FRANKFURT — The all-new Bentley Continental GT made its global debut at the auto show in Frankfurt on Tuesday. The third generation of the legendary Bentley Continental GT is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, ensuring the highest levels of attention to detail, artistry and cutting-edge technology are blended together to create the finest grand tourer ever produced.

Honda launches 5-video series to drive excitement for new motorcycle

(September 13, 2017) TORRANCE, Calif. — American Honda recently launched a five-video series intended to drive excitement surrounding the autumn global unveiling of an important 2018 motorcycle model.

The initial episode, which went live last week on Honda's powersports website and social-media channels, explores the motivation behind riders exploring unknown roads and seeking out new experiences aboard their motorcycles.

Historic Lozier gathering big news for Atlanta Concours

(September 12, 2017) ATLANTA, Ga. — While it’s said that no more than 30 chassis globally remain of the rare and original luxury/performance Lozier cars — eight of the iconic models are anticipated to grace the field of the 2nd annual Atlanta Concours, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Braselton, Ga., on the grounds of the Chateau Elan for a "family" gathering.