our five favorite new automobiles at detroit 2017.
above> 2018 bentley continental gt
our criteria in no particular order > alternative fuel > aesthetics > fun > innovation > performance > technology.
[ technology ] 2018 mercedes e-class coupe
this is as close to an autonomous car as you can get. wish they would 86 the polished chrome.
[ aesthetics/technology ] 2018 mercedes amg gt
exterior very un-mercedes-like in a good way. a lot of knobs to look at in the cockpit though rave reviews on user friendliness.
[ performance ] 2018 bentley continental gt
touted to be fastest four-seater on the road though… 0-60 in 4.3 seconds not so fast but tops out at 198mph.
[ function ] audi q8 concept
this car is very close to production. there’s some controversy on a suv hybrid of this size and price point but we like audi’s pushing the envelope. time will tell. an aside, almost removed the q8 from this list in favor of the kia stinger but we felt a need for stylish function.
[ alternative fuel / innovation ] vw id buzz concept
electric, driverless. the first fully-electric vw is scheduled for 2020. stay tuned.
[ detroit auto show / 8>22 january 2017 ]