2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive a Diesel Flagship for ‘Murica

2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive a Diesel Flagship for ‘Murica
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BMW LITERALLY made a BIG reveal right here at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2015 740Ld xDrive is a long-wheelbase version of the brand’s already gargantuan 7 Series flagship, but with a twist. It features all-wheel drive and a diesel engine. Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: 2011 Infiniti M56 Makes Public Debut at Chicago Auto Show

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Chicago 2010: 2011 Infiniti M56 Makes Public Debut at Chicago Auto Show
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Infiniti made a last minute decision to show its products at the Chicago Auto Show and so it took some searching to find the brands new 2011 M model tucked away in a back corner. But it was worth the hunt. Infiniti actually showed the car to us at a private event during the LA… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, First Live Photos

Chicago 2010: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, First Live Photos
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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan displayed, for the first time, its new 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition. Celebrating 40 years since the 240Z landed in the U.S., the 40th Anniversary Edition model starts out as a well-equipped manual-transmission Touring model equipped with the Sport Package which includes the SynchroRev… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Mercedes CLS Grand Edition Gets Matte-Platinum Paint

Chicago 2010: Mercedes CLS Grand Edition Gets Matte-Platinum Paint
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Mercedes didn’t hold a press conference at the Chicago Auto Show, so it obviously had nothing of interest, right? Wrong. Besides the fact that there’s a new SLS exotic to drool over, Mercedes was showing off a limited CLS Grand Edition model. Painted in matte-gray, or what Mercedes calls Desigo matte-platinum, this CLS550 is just… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept Debuts; Kia Announces “Alternative Energy” Model On the Way

Chicago 2010: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept Debuts; Kia Announces “Alternative Energy” Model On the Way
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Kia is working to infuse all of its vehicles with passion, even hybrids. Over the past year Kia launched the exciting Forte Koup, along with a related motorsports program and more recently it advertised during the SuperBowl for the first time with an edgy commercial featuring the all-new Sorento and a bucnh of life size… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD World Premiere and First Live Photos

Chicago 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD World Premiere and First Live Photos
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Chevy chose the Chicago Auto Show to debut its all-new 2011 Silverado Heavy Duty pickup truck with more power and capability. New Silverado HD models sit on new frames and come with an optional all-new 6.6-liter Duramax V8 and Allison 1000 six-speed transmission. The truck’s base tow rating is now 16,000 lbs, while a 3500… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept Foreshadows 2011 Production Model

Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept Foreshadows 2011 Production Model
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When Honda announced it would show a next-generation Odyssey minivan concept at the Chicago Auto Show, we assumed it would be one of the wild and wacky concepts that automaker debuted at the Tokyo Auto show last year. We were wrong. Instead, Honda has unveiled a concept that it says very closely resembles the 2011… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: 2011 Toyota Avalon World Premiere

Chicago 2010: 2011 Toyota Avalon World Premiere
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Toyota has just taken the wraps off the all-new 2011 Avalon. The changes certainly aren’t dramatic, but this is the Avalon after all. In other words, it’s a Japanese Buick. We don’t have much info on the vehicle as Toyota hasn’t even released any official specs, but from the press conference at the Chicago Auto… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Debut With First Live Photos

Chicago 2010: Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Debut With First Live Photos
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Officially unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show, Scion has released yet another special edition tC model. Presumably the last limited edition tC, the tC Release Series 6.0 comes painted in the exclusive SpeedWay Blue, with a matte-black graphics package. The same blue hue is used in the interior for the seats as well as… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Facelifted 2011 Ford Edge First to Get EcoBoost 4-Cylinder

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Chicago 2010: Facelifted 2011 Ford Edge First to Get EcoBoost 4-Cylinder
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Ford has just unveiled the significantly revised 2011 Edge crossover at the Chicago Auto Show with fuel economy and performance engine options. On the fuel economy side the 2011 Edge will be the first North American Ford to feature the company’s turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Ford hasn’t released any power numbers for the new engine… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Debut With First Live Photos

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Chicago 2010: Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Debut With First Live Photos
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Dodge is once again releasing a new special edition versions of its Challenger with another signature paint color. This time it’s Furious Fuchsia and as girly as it might be, the Challenger still manages to look like a man’s machine. The car was officially shown for the first time today at the Chicago Auto Show… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2010: Lighter, Faster Shelby GT500 Debuts in Windy City

Chicago 2010: Lighter, Faster Shelby GT500 Debuts in Windy City
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Ford has just officially given the 2011 Shelby GT500 its ceremonial debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Significantly updated from last year, the 2011 model offers more power, a lower curb weight and improved handling. The new aluminum block weighs 102 lbs less than the old cast-iron unit and puts out 10-more horsepower for a… Continue Reading...

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition Priced from $38,860, With Lots of New Photos

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Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition Priced from $38,860, With Lots of New Photos
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Set to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, Nissan has just announced the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will be priced from $38,860. And because we already knew this, to get our attention they included a large selection of new photos of the car. Starting out as a well-equipped manual-transmission Touring model,… Continue Reading...

2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty Gets More Powerful and Efficient Duramax 6.6 and Allison Tranny

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2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty Gets More Powerful and Efficient Duramax 6.6 and Allison Tranny
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The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty models might not look all that new and there’s a good reason for it. With tight budgets at GM as of late, the Silverado HD team was given limited funds to build the truck and so they chose to put the money where those who really need a… Continue Reading...

Ford Transit Connect Electric and TC Taxi to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Ford Transit Connect Electric and TC Taxi to Debut at Chicago Auto Show
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Ford has just announced two new versions of its Transit Connect commercial vehicle, which recently won the 2010 North American Truck of the Year award. Up first is the Transit Connect Electric, the first electric vehicle Ford will offer, using a lithium-ion battery. It can travel up to 80 miles on a charge, which takes… Continue Reading...

Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Headed for Chicago Auto Show Debut

Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Headed for Chicago Auto Show Debut
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Later this week at the Chicago Auto Show, Scion will unveil the yet another special edition tC model. Presumably the last limited edition tC, the tC Release Series 6.0 comes painted in the exclusive SpeedWay Blue, with a matte-black graphics package. The same blue hue is used in the interior for the seats as well… Continue Reading...

Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Celebrates 40 Years of a Muscle-Car Icon

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Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Celebrates 40 Years of a Muscle-Car Icon
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Dodge is once again releasing a new special edition versions of its Challenger with another signature paint color. This time it’s Furious Fuchsia and as girly as it might be, the Challenger still manages to look like a man’s machine. While it may be feminine, what’s under the hood most certainly isn’t with no V6… Continue Reading...

Chicago Preview: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition Set for World Premiere in Chicago

Chicago Preview: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition Set for World Premiere in Chicago
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Just last week we thought we’d have to wait for the New York Auto Show in late March before we’d get to see the 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z, but Nissan has just announced it has decided to display at the Chicago Auto Show, starting later this week. Nissan has been noticeably absent from the auto… Continue Reading...

Chicago Preview: 2011 Infiniti M37, M56 Set for Public Debut

Chicago Preview: 2011 Infiniti M37, M56 Set for Public Debut
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While the media was given a sneak peak at the all-new 2011 Infiniti  M37 and M56 models at a private event a few months back, the cars will be on public display for the first time at the Chicago Auto Show. After dropping out of most auto shows last year, skipping LA and then Detroit… Continue Reading...

Shelby GT500 SVT Performance Package Nets Dramatic 3.0 Second Lap Time Improvement

Shelby GT500 SVT Performance Package Nets Dramatic 3.0 Second Lap Time Improvement
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Having just announced the much-improved 2011 Shelby GT500 model, Ford is also debuting a new SVT Performance Pack for the car, which it says will deliver a 3.0-second per lap improvement on a 2.3 mile road course over the 2010 model. So how is this possible? Well, along with the GT500’s 102-lb lighter engine, the… Continue Reading...

2011 Shelby GT500 Gets Less Weight, More Power and Improved Handling

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2011 Shelby GT500 Gets Less Weight, More Power and Improved Handling
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Thanks to an all-aluminum block and a numerous other upgrades, Ford is promising the 2011 Shelby GT500 will offer more power, a lower curb weight and improved handling. The new aluminum block weighs 102 lbs less than the old cast-iron unit and puts out 10-more horsepower for a total of 550-hp at 6200 rpm. Torque… Continue Reading...

Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Set to Debut, Images Leaked

Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Set to Debut, Images Leaked
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Ford will announce details of the 2011 Shelby GT500 on Monday ahead of the car’s official debut at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, but why wait until then? Ford’s webcast site has already given us a look at the car on a short video clip (which has now been removed). Screen captures of the… Continue Reading...

Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Edge to Debut With EcoBoost 4-Cylinder

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Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Edge to Debut With EcoBoost 4-Cylinder
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A new reports suggests Ford will debut a new EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine at the Chicago Auto Show next week. As the new standard engine in the Ford Edge, it will produce roughly the same power as Ford’s 3.0-liter V6 but with significantly better fuel economy and emissions. As shown already in European models the 2.0-liter… Continue Reading...

Chicago Preview: Facelifted Toyota Highlander, Tacoma Candidates for Windy City Show

Chicago Preview: Facelifted Toyota Highlander, Tacoma Candidates for Windy City Show
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Rather than shy away from the spotlight, Toyota is going to put the focus on its products, rather than its problems at the Chicago Auto Show next week. Officials are said to be “still working on the details” of the press conference, but it is expected that some revised trucks and crossovers could debut in… Continue Reading...
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