Luxury cars take center stage at the 2016 Detroit auto show as virtually every premium brand puts their best foot forward with new vehicles, refreshed models, and concepts showcasing the future. Featuring everything from the overly excessive to the simplistic yet elegant, this year’s Detroit auto show brings high-end cars for all tastes and desires. Whether looking for a personal vehicle, a family car, an environmentally friendly car, or something to satisfy the need for speed, there’s a luxury car for you at the Detroit auto show.
2017 Audi A4: Standard Dual-Clutch Gearbox
For 2017, the Audi A4 ditches the eight-speed automatic for a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox for both front- and all-wheel-drive. Sadly, the manual gearbox is not available for the 2017 model year.
2017 Audi A4: Virtual Cockpit is Available
Want to feel like you’re piloting a fighter jet when you drive? Then the 2017 A4 should help you get that feeling with the available Virtual Cockpit, replacing the traditional gauge cluster with a 12.3-inch LCD screen that displays everything from your speed, rpm, navigation map, phone calls, and music.
2016 BMW M2: Torque-Rich Turbo-Six
Perhaps one of the most anticipated debuts at the 2016 Detroit auto show is the 2016 BMW M2. It will be the smallest M-badged model from the Bavarian brand. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 rated at 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque that increases to 369 lb-ft with the overboost function.
2016 BMW M2: Manual or Automatic
As with every BMW car wearing the M badge, the M2 comes with a six-speed manual gearbox featuring automatic downshift rev-matching. Should you want to pretend you’re a race car driver, there’s also an optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
2016 BMW X4 M40i: More powerful turbocharged I-6
While its specs may sound familiar, the X4 M40i’s 3.0-liter turbo I-6 is a massaged version of the N55 motor found in everything from the M235i to the 5 Series and X6. Generating 355 hp and 343 lb-ft, this mill gives the quirky-looking X4 plenty of power for quick getaways and leaving others in the dust.
2016 BMW X4 M40i: Sport-tuned Suspension
Compared to the more pedestrian X4s, the X40 M40i comes with unique suspension tuning featuring stronger springs and stabilizer bars. The standard AWD system has also been retuned and adds Performance Control, which regulated torque distribution between the rear wheels.
2016 BMW 740e: Four-Cylinder Power
In addition to the usual six- and eight-cylinder engines, the BMW 7 Series will now offer a plug-in hybrid variant called the 740e. Paired to the electric motor is a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 for a total system output of 326 hp. On electricity alone, the 740e can travel up to 23 miles and reach 75 mph.
2016 BMW 740e: Extensive Use of Carbon Fiber
As with the entire 7 Series lineup, the 740e uses carbon fiber extensively in its body structure to reduce the car’s overall weight. When combined with high-strength steel and aluminum, the carbon-fiber bits help drop up to 190 pounds from the car’s overall weight.
2017 Buick Envision: Made in China
Following in the footsteps of the Volvo S60 Inscription, the Buick Envision will be the next mass-market vehicle imported from China. Built in GM’s factory in Yantai, China, the Envision will be the second GM product to be built in Asia after the Chevrolet Spark.
2017 Buick Envision: Active Noise Cancelation
Nearly every Buick model sports a quiet interior thanks to all kinds of acoustic enhancements such as laminated glass. Another key ingredient in Buick’s Quiet Tuning is active noise cancelation, which should give the new Envision a serene cabin.
Buick Avista Concept: Alpha Platform
The sexy Buick Avista Concept rides on the Alpha platform, the same one that underpins the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac CTS, and Cadillac ATS. Unlike the Cadillacs, the Avista shares a wheelbase with the Camaro at 110.7 inches.
Buick Avista Concept: 400 hp V-6 and Magnetic Ride Control
Under the Avista’s hood is a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 that puts its power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In order to get the perfect ride and handling balance, Buick has also outfitted the Avista with Magnetic Ride Control.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo: Increased Power
Just when you thought the Porsche 911 Turbo didn’t need any more power, the automaker adds a generous amount for its mid-cycle refresh. In the base 911 Turbo, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six now produces 540 hp while the Turbo S gets a bump to 580 hp. A seven-speed PDK twin-clutch gearbox is the only transmission available.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo: Quicker and Faster
Thanks to more power and improvements to the seven-speed PDK twin-clutch gearbox, the Porsche 911 Turbo is quicker and faster. In the base model, the car can hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and tops out at 198 mph. The 580-hp Turbo S, on the other hand, hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class: Replacing the SLK55
A 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 is now the range-topping engine in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class, replacing the SLK55 V-8. Generating 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, the SLC43 is rear-wheel drive with a new nine-speed automatic gearbox. As a result, the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 found in the outgoing SLK350 has been discontinued.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class: Turbo-Four is Standard
On the base SLC300, a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque is standard along with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. This motor is shared with many cars in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, including the C-Class and GLC-Class.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Drive Pilot
Moving one more step towards autonomous driving, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with Drive Pilot, which is an enhanced adaptive cruise control system. This allows the car to follow traffic at speeds of up to 130 mph, maintain a set distance, and work with other driver aids to literally drive itself.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Air Suspension and Five Driving modes
Air Body Control air suspension maintains the perfect balance of ride and handling by controlling the car’s ride height and works together with a continuously controlled damping system. In case you wanted to customize your car’s ride and handling the E-Class’ Dynamic Select system comes with four preset modes plus an Individual setting to let you tailor the car to your taste.
2017 Infiniti Q60: Twin-Turbo V-6 in Two Flavors
One of the engine choices in the 2017 Infiniti Q60 is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the new VR engine family. Depending on the trim level, the engine produces 300 hp or 400 hp and is mated to a revised seven-speed automatic transmission. Infiniti also claims that the 400-hp variant has one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in its segment.
2017 Infiniti Q60: LED headlights with Light Guide Technology
LED headlights are available on the 2017 Q60 and are designed to emulate a human eyelid. A feature called Light Guide Technology helps spread the light emanating from the car’s headlights evenly on the road ahead for optimum illumination.
2017 Volvo S90: Four-Cylinders Only
Following the XC90, the Volvo S90 will be offered exclusively with four-cylinder engines. Standard on the S90 will be a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four called the T5, while a 316-hp 2.0-liter super- and turbocharged four-banger known as the T6 is optional. Should the T6 not be enough for you, there’s the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, which takes the super- and turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 and pairs it to an electric motor for a total output of 410 hp.
2017 Volvo S90: Semi-Autonomous Driving Tech is Standard
Driver assistance features like Pilot Assist, which allows the car to accelerate, slow down, stop, and steer in roads with clear markings will be standard across the S90 range. Pilot Assist was first introduced in the 2016 XC90, and has been enhanced in the 2017 S90 to work at speeds of up to 80 mph, up from 30 mph.
2016 Infiniti Q50: New Four-Cylinder Engine for the U.S. Market
While it’s already being used in the European-spec Infiniti Q50, the 2.0-liter turbo-four sourced from Mercedes-Benz will be the standard engine for the car in North America. This four-banger will also see duty in the QX30 crossover and makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque in all Infiniti applications. In the Q50, it will be paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Infiniti Q50: New Direct Adaptive Steering System
The first version of Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering system wasn’t well-received, but this newest iteration is claimed by the automaker to be much improved. Infiniti has sought to improve the system’s road feedback and is supposed to be better at mimicking conventional steering systems.
2016 Infiniti QX60: Hybrid Model Returns
Making a return to the 2016 Infiniti QX60 lineup is the QX60 Hybrid. Featuring a supercharged 2.5-liter I-4 mated to an electric motor, the QX60 Hybrid has 250 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. New liquid-filled engine mounts have been added so that less vibration gets transmitted into the cabin.
2016 Infiniti QX60: CVT Only
Regardless of the variant you choose, the Infiniti QX60 will come standard with a CVT. In gas-only variants, the transmission comes with D-Step Logic, which improves its responsiveness and makes it mimic a traditional geared automatic.
2017 Audi A4 Allroad: A Raised, Rugged Wagon
How do you sell wagons and hatchbacks to Americans? Make them look like SUVs. To give the wagon a rugged, crossover-like look, the A4 Allroad has extra body cladding on the wheel edges, rocker panels, and skid plates. Compared to the sedan, the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad has an additional 1.3 inches of ground clearance thanks to 0.9 inch increase in ride height.
2017 Audi A4 Allroad: Revised Turbo-Four and a New Off-road Mode
A revised 2.0-liter turbo-four with 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque will be the only engine available in the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad, and it will be paired exclusively to a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. Audi’s Drive Select system also gains a new Off-road mode for driving on unpaved roads and trails.
Audi H-Tron Quattro Concept: 373 Miles of Range
Thanks to three hydrogen tanks, the Audi H-Tron Quattro Concept can travel up to 373 miles before needing to refuel. When you do need to refuel, the car only takes four minutes to fill up its hydrogen tanks.
Audi H-Tron Quattro Concept: Two Electric Motors
Moving the H-Tron Quattro Concept are two electric motors, one at the front wheels and another powering the rear wheels. The electric motor up front is rated at 121 hp, while the one in the rear makes 188 horses.
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: Handmade V-12 Engine
Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 rated at 621 hp and 738 lb-ft and is paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Like every engine in AMG-badged models, it is hand built by a single engineer and comes with a badge with the technician’s signature on it.
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: AMG-Specific Airmatic Air Suspension
The Airmatic suspension’s tuning on the S65 is specific to AMG models and comes with unique damping adjustments and kinematics. There are also two damping setting in the Airmatic air suspension, one for comfort and another for sporty driving.
2018 Lexus LC 500: 10-Speed Automatic Gearbox
Lexus’ newest large grand touring coupe, the LC 500, comes packing a new 10-speed automatic transmission built by Aisin. Compared to the eight-speed unit currently used by Lexus in its rear-drive-based vehicles, the 10-speed automatic is lighter, has a heat-treated aluminum gear train, and can shift gears in 0.23 seconds.
2018 Lexus LC 500: A Concept Car for the Streets
During its journey from concept car to production model the Lexus LC 500 didn’t really change much, and the exterior design of the car that wowed the crowd at the 2012 Detroit auto show remained intact. Save for a few features like the side mirrors, the LC 500 resembles the LF-LC Concept and comes armed with a 468-hp 5.0-liter V-8 underneath its long hood.
2017 Lincoln Continental: Perfect Position Seats
One of the highlights in the 2017 Lincoln Continental is the Perfect Position Seats that features 30-way adjustments, heating, cooling, and massaging. This patented seat design can be adjusted to suit an individual’s body shape and weight for maximum comfort and support.
2017 Lincoln Continental: Lincoln-Exclusive EcoBoost V-6
Powering the 2017 Continental will be a 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 that’s projected to be rated at 400 hp with 400 lb-ft of torque and will be exclusively used in Lincoln vehicles. This engine will also be used in the facelifted 2016 MKZ, which debuted at 2015 the Los Angeles auto show.
2017 Genesis G90: Standard Twin-Turbo V-6
In addition to an optional 420-hp 5.0-liter V-8, the 2017 Genesis G90 will come standard with twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 rated at 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. A new eight-speed automatic gearbox will handle shifting duties on both engines.
2017 Genesis G90: 12- and 14-Way Adjustable Rear Seats
Rear passengers are pampered in the Genesis G90 thanks to 12-way adjustable left rear and 14-way adjustable right rear seats. Featuring a “stressless” design, the G90’s rear seats should offer passengers plenty of comfort, and should you decide to get the V-8, your passengers will also be treated to ventilated seats.
Acura Precision Concept: Future of Acura’s Design Language
The Acura Precision Concept is a design study that previews the brand’s future design language, which includes a new Diamond Pentagon grille. Expect the next generation of Acura vehicles, particularly its sedans, to take cues from the Precision Concept.
Acura Precision Concept: Jewel Constellation LED Headlights
As an evolution of the brand’s Jewel Eye LED headlights, the Acura Precision Concept debuts the Jewel Constellation LED headlights. According to Acura, the LED clusters are arranged so that they emulate a “star-filled-night look.”
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