Tag Archives: 2008 LA Auto Show

First Drive: 2009 MINI E, driving no.149 out of 500

By: Omar Rana – Editor in Chief. At the 2008 LA Auto Show, BMW let me have a shot at driving its latest creation – the 2009 MINI Cooper E. I had the chance to spend a half hour with the battery-powered MINI E in downtown LA before I had to return it to BMW. But […]

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Top 10 2008 LA Auto Show Debuts

Yes, we were a little disappointed that some of the models from the 2008 Paris Motor Show didn’t make it over the the 2008 LA Auto Show, but the City of Angels had its own reason to shine with some outstanding model debuts. While we would’ve loved to see the Lamborghini Estoque, 2010 Volkswagen Golf […]

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LA 2008 Live: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Black

“¢  2010 Camaro goes stealth. “¢  3.6L direct-injection VVT V6 making 300-hp. “¢  Brembo Aluminum Brakes with 4-piston front calipers front and rear. Yes, we know the 2008 LA Auto Show is so last week. But we’re back in our hometown emptying out our digital cameras and we came across the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Black which […]

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LA 2008 Live: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS makes U.S. auto show debut

“¢  2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS makes us drool. How about you? “¢  6.2L V8 with up to 422-hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. “¢  0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. “¢  Pricing starts at $30,995. We’re still emptying out our cameras with photos from the 2008 LA Auto Show so you can expect us […]

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LA 2008 Live: Aston Martin DBS with Touchtronic 2 6-speed automatic

“¢  Don’t know manual? Don’t worry – you can still by an Aston Martin DBS. “¢  6.0L V12 engine with 510-hp. “¢  Touchtronic 2 6-speed automatic transmission. “¢  0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds; top speed comes in at 191 mph. So you don’t know manual but you have enough money to buy an Aston Martin […]

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LA 2008 Live: Ferrari California unveiled in… California

“¢  You’ve probably seen it countless times on eGMCarTech. “¢  4.3L V8 making 460-hp and 357 lb-ft torque; 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. “¢  0 to 62 mph in less than 4 seconds; top speed of 193 mph. “¢  Drops its hard-top in just 15 seconds. We hate to think you’re getting sick of reading about the […]

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LA 2008 Live: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series comes to the U.S.

“¢  6.0 V12 Bi-turbo producing 670-hp and a maximum torque of 738 lb-ft. “¢  0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds; top speed of 199 mph. “¢  550 lbs lighter than the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG. “¢  Will cost you $300,000 Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series in the U.S. […]

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LA 2008 Poll: Which is hotter – 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible or 2010 Lexus IS 350C?

We first saw the 2010 Lexus IS 250C at the 2008 Paris Auto Show. Now its more powerful sibling, the 350C, has made its debut at the 2008 LA Auto Show. Rival Infiniti also dropped the top on its 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible starting an all out war of two-door luxury Japanese convertibles. Refresher: 2009 Infiniti […]

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LA 2008 Live: Lotus Evora comes to the stateside

“¢  Can easily accommodate two 6ft 5in tall American males in the front seats. “¢  3.5L V6 DOHC makes 275-hp with a peak torque of 252 lb-ft. “¢  0 to 60 in sub-5 seconds; top speed of 160 mph. The 2010 Lotus Evora has made its stateside debut at the 2008 LA Auto Show. The […]

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LA 2008 Live: Kia Borrego FCEV shows next-generation fuel-cell technology

“¢  Kia’s Borrego FCEV unveils next-generation of fuel-cell technology. “¢  Fuel Cell Output: 154-hp; additional power output: 134-hp Supercapacitor. “¢  54 mpg combined fuel-economy; 426 miles from 202 liter hydrogen tank. Kia flaunted its new fuel-cell technology in the form of the Kia Borrego at the 2008 LA Auto Show. Innovations include a higher-output 154-hp fuel-cell and a […]

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