This year’s Detroit Auto Show promises to be a blast. More than 40 cars and modern concepts are planned to be introduced at the Show, scheduled for January 11, 2016, at the company’s Cobo Center. The North American International Auto Show—the very-first car showcase in 2016—will enable the companies to exhibit their latest car models to the world at large.
Bidness Etc will give a brief overview on our favorite cars. These include luxury cars, roadsters, and sedans.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
With 911 Turbo, Porsche comes up with a brand new version in the 911 family. The same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six produces 540 horsepower (hp) and 523 pound-feet of torque, while Turbo S produces 580 hp, along with 553 pound-feet torque.
With the new all-wheel drive system, Turbo S can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (mph) in just 2.8 seconds, while Turbo clocks in a 0.1 second later. 911 Turbo may be priced at $160,195, while Turbo S Cabriolet starts at $201,395.
2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43
From now on, SLC will replace all SLK variants. Disappointingly, there is no direct successor for Mercedes-AMG SLK55 and the vicious V8 that powers it. However, Mercedes-AMG SLC43 will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6, which will produce 348 pounds-feet torque, and put 362 horses under the hood.
SLC 300 will join Mercedes-AMG SLC43 in the lineup, which will be a lower-trim model, and will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds, compared to the 4.6-second of Mercedes-AMG SLC43. Mercedes’s 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission system will be a standard in both trims.
2016 BMW M2
Powered by a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo-charged engine, BMW M2 produces 365 hp, and 345 pound-feet of torque, which can temporarily be increased up to 369 pound-feet. The peak torque is at just 1,400 rpm, and stays for as long as 6,000 rpm, which gives the model the elongated burst of power on roads.
With two efficient gearboxes, the seven-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission enables the car to accelerate to 60 mph in only 0.2 seconds, faster than the 4.4-second time in the manual six-speed. 2016 BMW M2—to be debuted at the show—may be priced just over $50,000, due to its proposed rivalry with Mercedes-AMG CLA 45AMG.
Henrik Fisker-Designed “The Force 1”
Henrik Fisker is known for designing many great cars, such as Aston Martin DB9 and Vantage V8. His newest venture entails the creation of a supercar, which will almost guarantee high performance, and feature all conveniences of a luxury sports car.
Rumors suggest that it will be based on Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray. The car, which may possibly be named “The Force 1,” is rather unconventional. We know that Mr. Fisker will only make 50 of these cars, which makes it quite an exclusive commodity. Sources reported that it could be priced just under $300,000 only. After it is introduced in the market, we expect it to compete with cars such as Ferrari’s LaFerrari supercar and Mercedes SLS AMG.
2017 Genesis G90
Genesis—Hyundai’s luxury brand—is set to debut the much-awaited G90 luxury sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. Genesis G90’s architecture is basically a stretched version of the one used in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. It will likely be the first production model to feature Hyundai’s new 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which will produce 376 pound-feet torque and 365 hp.
Along with this, two more engine variants will be available; a 3.8-liter V6 that will generate 311 hp and 293 pound-feet of torque, and a 5.0-liter range-topping V8, which will produce 420 hp with 383 pound-feet of torque. While the 5.7-second time for 0-62 mph may not sound quite appealing, it is quite impressive for a car of G90’s proportion.
Other entrants include a 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan, which will be available in three powertrain options, including a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine that will work with an electric drive system of some sort, and Infiniti’s newest VR engine, which is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that tops out at 400 horsepower in the 2016 Q50. The third one is a Precision Concept by Acura, meant to define the new-age designing portfolio that Acura will use in its future cars.
By Martin Blanc Courtesy Bidness