2022 North American International Auto Show

2022 North American International Auto Show

September 30, 2022
Episode 4204
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After a two-year hiatus, the North American International Auto Show has made its way back to Detroit, and with it some once in a generation reveals.

Make that the 7th generation of America’s original pony car as the 2024 Mustang was publicly unveiled in Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Good news for fans, Mustang continues the V8 legacy by offering the most powerful 5.0-liter GT yet, still with a manual transmission standard, as well as a stronger EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder. Aside from the new looks inside, the cabin has also been revamped; big screens, tech-savvy and with enhanced materials throughout. 

The 2024 Mustang is expected to go on sale Summer 2023.

Jeep introduced two new 2023 models, each pulling from the automaker’s rich heritage.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition and the Wrangler 4xe Willys silently crawled up onto the Jeep stage. As the names suggest, both utilize the brand’s plug-in hybrid system along with special appearance accents. The Grand Cherokee will arrive in dealers early 2023 in limited quantities, whereas the Willys will arrive late 2022.

Chevrolet charged forward with an electrified showcase and one showing internal combustion is far from history.

That reveal was the 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition. Its 6.2-liter V8 rates 433 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque; a slight increase over the regular RST. Other components were taken by the pursuit-rated police Tahoe.

Alongside it the Equinox EV, with its recently confirmed starting price of “around thirty-thousand dollars” and a standard range of 250 miles. The upcoming Blazer EV and Silverado EV were also on display.

And that does it for this week’s MotorNews!


New Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Porsche 911 Hybrid & BMW M4 Competition Sport

New Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Porsche 911 Hybrid & BMW M4 Competition Sport

May 31, 2024
Episode 4339
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There have been a lot of exciting products coming from German brands lately. So, we’re starting with an off-roader with a lot of glitz, glamour, and a first-time powertrain…

Mercedes-Benz adds a new edition to its iconic G-Class, and this one with has gone all-electric.

The G EV trades a bi-turbo V8 for four electric motors, and a 116-kilowatt-hour battery, putting way more output to the dirt; 579 horsepower and 859 pound-feet of torque. It keeps the G’s rugged ladder frame, independent front suspension and solid rear axle. We expect over-the-top off-roading, with the luxury to match.

And now the excitement moves over to Porsche, which has just wrapped up development of the first-ever street-legal, gas-electric hybrid 911.

It’s been rumored for quite some time, but now we have our first look at the 911 Hybrid. According to Porsche, the hybrid system used is performance-focused– and it shows. In testing, the new model was able to complete a lap of Germany’s famed Nurburgring 8.7-seconds faster than a comparable gas-only 911. The new 911 Hybrid was tested in all sorts of conditions, from the freezing cold and demanding heat, clocking over 3.1 million miles of development driving.

And finally, our focus is on BMW where they haven’t forgotten their internal-combustion heritage with the release of a new M4 CS.

It starts with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, tuned here to output 543 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 20 HP over the M4 Competition Coupe. The high-revving engine sends power to the all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic. All said and done, the M4 CS is aiming for 0-60 times around 3.4 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 188 mph.

And that’s it for this week’s Motor News.