Kick the tires and get behind the wheel of vehicles – just to sit, not to drive, and experience top models from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Tesla, Lexus, Cadillac and more.
These are the models are on display, outdoors on the plaza, now called Brookfield Place, and inside the Winter Garden. Photos are encouraged, and drooling is permitted.
Here’s a brief description of each vehicle. There’s more about each vehicle one on the Motor Expo website.
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S. Raised on the racetrack. Unleashed on your street. The all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is an achievement of intense passion and beauty for the senses: breathtaking performance, scene-stealing looks, and a growl that intimidates the road itself. Born on the racetrack by the AMG engineers in Affalterbach, it features an all-new AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with up to 503hp and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, delivering a 0-to-60 time of 3.7 seconds. Low bodyweight and lightning-fast power transfers mean cornering is thrillingly sharp, with the Mercedes-AMG GT S setting new standards for precise, dynamic performance. The interior is the next expression of our “aviation design” theme, featuring a powerful wing-like dashboard, four central spotlight-style vents and a dominant center console with the finest materials and craftsmanship AMG is known for. Along with power and performance.
Forget everything you thought about electric cars. The first-ever BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Proving itself to be the most progressive sports car yet, the BMW i8 combines the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine and the efficiency of an electric motor for the best of both worlds. It accelerates 0-60 mph in approximately 4.2 seconds (European rating) with 420 lb-ft torque, it will undoubtedly change the way you think about electric mobility. After all, this isn’t just an electric vehicle – this is an electric Ultimate Driving Machine.
Cadillac’s new CT6 marks the brand’s long-awaited return to the global prestige luxury segment, and is one of eight all-new vehicles the brand will launch by the end of the decade as part of its $12-billion product investment to expand and elevate. The full-size CT6 luxury sedan features an all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo engine one of the industry’s most advanced automotive body structures, an aluminum-intensive architecture that incorporates 11 different materials to achieve strength, performance and efficiency thresholds practically unmatched among the world’s elite luxury performance sedans. It is one of the world’s lightest and most agile full-size luxury performance sedans, with dimensions and spaciousness on par with BMW’s short-wheelbase 7-Series, but the approximate weight, agility and efficiency of the smaller Cadillac CTS – which is lighter than a BMW 5-Series.
- And in case you didn’t know, Cadillac’s new US headquarters are in Soho, a short drive from Brookfield Place.
FORD 2016 EXPLORER PLATINUM Roughing it? Not Quite. The all-new 2016 Explorer Platinum offers beauty that’s more than skin deep. The Explorer Platinum shines with satin chrome accents throughout the vehicle, from the unique Platinum grille to the rear lift-gate. Ford’s award-winning 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 combines two technologies – turbocharging and direct injection – to deliver V8 performance and fuel economy of a V6. Intelligent 4WD and Terrain Management SystemTM is standard equipment, and helps keep the vehicle sure-footed on virtually any terrain. From the feel of real wood on the heated steering wheel to the comfort of heated and cooled front seats, the interior truly lives up to its The standard dual-panel moonroof opens your view to the world. SYNC® with MyFord Touch™ provides voice or touch control for your music, phone, climate, navigation, and favorite devices. Unique to Platinum is the 500-watt, 12-speaker Premium Sound System from Sony® with Clear Phase® audio and Live AcousticsTM functionality to help reduce distortion and enhance sound presence for a crisp clean listening experience.
Lexus 2015 RC F The next expression of Lexus Performance, which began in 2007 with IS F, a super sedan for purists and the racetrack, with a specially built 416 horsepower V8, track-tuned chassis and street-dominating attitude. Then came the Lexus LFA,a V10-powered supercar that sent a 552 hp, carbon-fiber shockwave through the world’s top sports car division. Production of those two models has ended, but the RC is the next generation, the most powerful Lexus V8 performance car ever created. It’s a jolt to the eyes and spine with an active rear wing, available carbon fiber trim and new 467-horsepower F-tuned 5.0-liter V8, backed up by a close-ratio eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift transmission and available Torque Vectoring Differential.
Introducing the entirely new Lincoln MKX, with new technologies and features. My favorite is the vehicle literally lights up when you get close. Exterior lights brighten, door handle pockets glow, and a Lincoln welcome mat illuminates to let you know it’s always ready to go. The “welcome” feature also will be on the all-new Lincoln Continental luxury sedan when that goes into production. The MKX also features available front seating that contours in 22 ways to embrace your individual form, premium Bridge of Weir™ deep soft leather, while the available Active Motion® feature helps you stay comfortable and focused, and Lincoln has partnered with Revel®, one of the finest purveyors in home audio, to envelop every passenger with true audiophile sound.
Introducing the first-ever Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, blending SUV versatility with sport sedan performance and sleek styling. The GLE450 AMG Sport Coupe is powered by a powerful 362-hp biturbo V6 engine, while the GLE63 AMG variant is powered by a hand-built 577-hp V-8 engine among a slew of AMG-tuned enhancements. On corners, the sleek exterior helps maximize handling and responsiveness. And with the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the agile and adaptive GLE63 AMG S Coupe is ready to match your driving mood, whatever it may be. m.
MINI Cooper S Hardtop. This is the top-of-the-line Premium four-door model, with 6.7 cubic feet more storage space than it’s two-door sibling. Family and friends can enjoy extra legroom, and you can still park in compact only spaces. Powered by a MINI TwinPower turbo engine, this motoring demon can devour asphalt with more ferocity than you’ve come to expect from a four-door vehicle. Bluetooth-pair your iPhone or Android device with ease to the optional MINI Connected system, update your Twitter status, or just play your favorite tunes, web radio, and Pandora stations through a gorgeous, silky smooth interface. The optional Head-Up Display (HUD) lets you keep tabs on speed, navigation and other important info, without taking your eyes off the road ahead. Another good deal is the 3-year/36,000 mile, Boot to Bonnet No Cost Maintenance program.
Tesla Model S P85D Tesla’s award winning Model S, now with Autopilot features, is an evolution in automobile engineering. The 100% electric motor will propel you from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds, without hesitation and without a drop of gasoline. a drop of gasoline. With the highest safety rating in America and up to 270 miles range, Model S redefines performance driving. On display is Tesla’s top-of-the-line P85D model.
Three years in the making and part of an $11 billion investment program, the all-new Volvo XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history. It’s a seven-seat luxury SUV with world leading safety features, advanced powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish. The all-New XC90 offers the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry, including a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability. The interior is the epitome of Scandinavian luxury and design, including a tablet-like touch screen control console, as the heart of an all-new-in-car-control system. Plus, there’s a range of options and accessories including a top-of-the-line Bowers & Wilkens audio system.
See thecars today, 11am-5pm, and tomorrow through Saturday 10am-6pm
What’s the car of your dreams? Mine is a 1928 Talbot.