This car looks really snazzy and is said to pack quite the performance punch! Mercedes-Benz has finally rolled out the production version of its GLA45 AMG, and, well… it looks pretty much exactly the same as the concept version we saw in Los Angeles. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, we’d definitely opt for the more sedate silver version (below) that we’ve seen in the automaker’s own images as opposed to the kitted-out model (above) that we think is called the Edition 1 that’s sitting on the show floor at the Detroit Auto Show.
Great looking car with an important history. Though you might not know it from looking at vehicles like the XTS and Escalade, if you take a broader look at history, you’ll see that Cadillac models have gotten a lot smaller from the tail-finned highway cruisers of old. At least when it comes to coupes, anyway. The Eldorado, in particular, kept getting smaller until it disappeared, its place taken in recent years by decidedly more compact XLR, CTS Coupe and ELR hybrid. What you see here, however, is Cadillac’s smallest coupe yet.
Revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show is the new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe, the brand’s first compact two-door coupe, and the first production car to wear the brand’s all-new crest. It shares the same platform and wheelbase as the existing ATS sedan, but packs a wider track and unique bodywork that’s decidedly more conservative and less unique in its angular styling than the CTS Coupe that it’s likely to ultimately displace in the Cadillac lineup.
And what a splash it is likely to make, this is thing is really nice looking! You can hardly blame Audi for its decision to finally bring its Q3 compact crossover to North America, even though it’s been on sale in other global markets since 2012. CUVs of all stripes are red hot, and the number of players in the NA entry-level premium segment is mushrooming. Rapidly growing Audi simply can’t afford to be left out of the discussion in favour of vehicles like the BMW X1, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and even small near-luxury entries like the Buick Encore, if only because capturing these customers could result in subsequent sales of more profitable models down the road.
Nice look on this car, I think it will sell well! Alongside its big brothers, the M3 and M4, the new M235i was rolled out by BMW at the Detroit Auto Show today as the sportiest member of the 2 Series range. The sharp two-door is the replacement for the current 1 Series, meaning the M235i is more or less the equivalent of the old 135is.
Underhood sits BMW’s venerable 3.0-litre, turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, complete with 322 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Power is, naturally, sent to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic, allowing the M235i to hit 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in 4.8 seconds when optioned with the automatic.