Are you ready for more power? This weeks theme is more, more, more with each of our test cars featuring more power than usual.
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG – Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor: “This week I am in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. As a fan of high-boosted four-cylinder engines, I can’t wait to test out all 355 hp pumping out of the Mercedes 2.0-liter engine. Even if this is an all-wheel drive sedan, it will be put up against the BMW M235i in a battle of entry level high-performance luxury cars. Which one is your favorite? Tweet me @mikeschlee”
2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor: “It’s a special week for me. Not only will AutoGuide be covering the New York Auto Show, but I’ll be landing a couple of days early to track test Chevrolet’s new Z/28. The venerable LS7 V8 under its hood, carbon ceramic brakes and crazy aero kit should all add up to one thing: track driving bliss. It’s a lot of car to handle, but I couldn’t be more excited to report on how it drives. Find me on Twitter if you have any questions about the car or the auto show.”
2015 BMW M235i – Stephen Elmer, News Editor:”Testing trucks is my business, but jumping into something a little more fun is always a welcome change. This week, I’ll be behind the wheel of BMW’s new enthusiast darling, the M235i. How will it stack up the the all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, which makes more power and sends it to all of its wheels? Also, when it comes to small cars, head-room and leg-room is usually an issue for me (there’s a reason I test trucks). Is the BMW M235i limited to small drivers, or will a big guy fare well in the cabin? I’ll find out, and let you know.”
2014 Hyundai Elantra – Sami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor: “Hyundai’s made the smart move of stuffing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood of its Elantra compact sedan. Now making 173 horsepower and with a stiffer suspension setup, the 2014 Elantra is aiming to be more engaging and fun to drive. Lets find out if it really is.” Tweet at Sami to learn more about the new features in the 2014 Elantra.