Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

May
12
2017 BMW M760i

2017 BMW M760i in Frozen Dark Brown Metallic, a $5200 option

2017 BMW M760i   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles Driven: 283

Fuel Used: 20.5

May
11
Millionth 911

This milestone Irish Green Porsche is the millionth 911 built.

Presented here is an unedited press release received by Consumer Guide today.

Porsche milestone: One-millionth 911 rolls off the production line

May
08
2017 Audi S3

2017 Audi S3 in Nano Grey metallic, a $575 option

2017 Audi S3   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium compact car

Miles Driven: 337

Fuel Used: 12.4 gallons

May
04
1984 Plymouth Horizon

Perhaps surprisingly, the Plymouth Horizon was the eighth-fastest accelerating car tested by Consumer Guide in 1984.

We’ve been using the word fastest to describe the best-performing rides tested by Consumer Guide in the past. The word we really should be using is quickest. Technically, a fast car has an impressive top speed, and without a test track, and situated in the Chicago suburbs, top speed was never a metric CG attempted to measure.

May
04
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43 in Diamond White Metallic, a $1515 option

2015 Audi Q52017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 240

Fuel Used: 13.5 gallons

May
03
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune in Sandstone Yellow Metallic, a $250 option

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune   Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 182

Fuel Used: 8.2 gallons

Apr
28
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

At the 2017 New York Auto Show earlier this month, Jeep announced the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a new line-topping high-performance model that borrows its 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats. At a recent Midwest Automotive Media Association event, we had the chance to check out a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in the flesh—in fact, it was the first time the vehicle had been shown outside the lights and stage of an indoor auto show. This show vehicle wore a stunning candy-apple-red paint job that won’t be available on the showroom version, but otherwise looked to be almost identical to the regular-production Trackhawks that are scheduled begin hitting dealerships late this year. Check it out, and stay tuned… our first test drive of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk should take place later this year.

Apr
26
2018 Dodge Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger Demon

Dodge unveiled the 2018 Challenger Demon earlier this month via an hour-long, live-streamed press event that put P.T. Barnum and company to shame. Rock-concert pyrotechnics, Metallica’s “Fuel” (an oft-used, hard-rocking tune that might as well be the official theme song for automotive ass-kicking), a full dragstrip-style burnout and launch on the stage, and Vin Diesel were but a few elements of the over-the-top ceremony. The Demon’s final unveiling was the culmination of a full three months of hype. The first of 13 official Dodge teaser videos was posted in mid-January, and there were also plenty of clues trickling out in social media about the Demon’s co-starring role in The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the cash-cow Fast and Furious movie franchise.

Apr
13
Koenigsegg Agera RS1

Koenigsegg Agera RS1

New York Auto ShowIn the rarified world of hypercars, Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has produced its share. Among them was the CCX, which in 2005 wrestled the long-held Guinness World Record of “fastest production car” from the McLaren F1, ending its nine-year reign. The company’s latest creation, the Agera RS1, hit the stage at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

When “plenty” is nowhere near enough ….

New York Auto ShowJeep has long sold performance-oriented SRT versions of its midsize Grand Cherokee SUV, recent editions offering a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with a rousing 475 horsepower. But that’s chickenfeed next to the Grand Cherokee introduced at the New York Auto Show.

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