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Spanking-New 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Struts its Stuff for KBB.com Team

If we here at Ray Catena Auto Group were to recount our favorite features of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, we may well be here until next month! It's truly that remarkable.

So, rather than fumble with word choice, we thought we'd link the following clip. Team up with Kelly Blue Book Senior Associate Video Editor, Zach Vlasuk, as he puts the latest E-Class through its paces:

Just beneath the nose of the entry-level E300 trim, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine holds court with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Offered with your choice of either rear- or 4MATIC® all-wheel…

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2017 BMW i3 is One Stylish, Substantive EV, Says Autotrader

 

If you happen to be hunting for a hatchback EV for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Ray Catena Auto Group suggest you do yourself a solid and try ours -- the 2017 BMW i3 -- on for size.

 

And if you're at all curious as to what this eco-conscious cruiser brings to the table, we invite you to check the clip below. Here to provide you with the most pertinent info about the i3 is Autotrader pundit Jabari Jones:

Of the i3's myriad available options packages, we find the Technology + Driving Assistant bundle particularly intriguing.

 

Standard equipment on…

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Cars.com Cites Most Salient Qualities of Spanking-New 2017 Infiniti Q60

We here at Ray Catena Auto Group have to hand it to our esteemed Japanese automaker: it delivered a straight-up stunner of a sports coupe with the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60.

Wondering what, in particular, makes it so?

Then, go ahead and join Cars.com commentator Bill Jackson in the clip below. His appraisal of the Q60 is as follows:

There are three unique engine options available on the Q60, all of which are tied to a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

First up is the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder of the base 2.0t trim. Rated at a…

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NY Times Review: Infiniti's All-New QX30 is a Well-Bred Luxury Compact Crossover

Cooperation between global automakers is a real thing these days, and it's producing some fine automobiles. One stand-out example of successful cross-pollination is Infiniti's all-new 2017 QX30, recently reviewed by Tom Voelk, auto writer for The New York Times. The QX30 is a compact luxury crossover whose swoopy lines and interior cabin design are distinctly Infiniti, while its engine, platform, suspension and gearbox are supplied by Daimler's Mercedes-Benz.
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The QX30 features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 208 horsepower and a healthy 258 pound-feet of...

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Porsche Dazzles with Latest Luxury Drop-Top, the 2017 718 Boxster

Has the luxury convertible class been calling your name?

Well, if so, we here at Ray Catena Auto Group feel you owe it to yourself to give Porsche's latest creation, the all-new 2017 718 Boxster, a try.

We think you'll see what we mean after watching the clip below, a video review of the 718 Boxster from Autotrader commentator Jabari Jones. Take a look and listen:

If high-octane performance is the priority, the 718 Boxster's top-tier trim, the S, is sure to satisfy.

Motivated by a 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder, the S makes a monstrous 350 horsepower…

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Forbes on the All-New 2017 Infiniti QX 30: Collaborating to Build Great Compact Crossover

Infiniti's newest model, the QX 30, is a well-built, handsomely-designed compact crossover that reflects the best of its parents - Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG, the parents of Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz, respectively. Forbes recently reviewed the new SUV and likes it's well-crafted cabin as well the QX 30's performance on the road.

The QX 30 interior is lush, with real wood trim and real metal accents. A 7.0-inch color touchscreen sits at the top of the center stack, which features a clean, simple layout of controls. Much is also controllable from the steering wheel...

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All-New Infiniti Q 60 Luxury Coupe Delivers Dramatic Looks, Great Performance, Says The Car Connecti

The new 2017 Infiniti Q 60 is a luxury sports coupe that's visually stunning with a well-appointed cabin, while not coincidentally delivering excellent performance through a choice of well-tuned powertrains, concludes The Car Connection in a new review.

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Under the hood, the Q 60 sports a trio of turbocharged tools, each designed with a specific task. The base 2.0-liter turbo-4 makes 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It's 7.3-second run up to 60 mph isn't something to scoff at...

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts New E-Class Sedan for 2017: A Case Study in Luxury, Performance and Safety Says

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most technologically-advanced, safety-focused luxury sedans on the road. Edmunds.com says if you're looking for a car that looks and feels expensive in every way, the E-Class checks all the boxes.

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The full redesign borrows heavily from the opulent S-Class flagship with stunning results. In addition to the graceful interior design and impeccable materials, the new E 300 sedan also benefits from all the latest advanced safety features that keep Mercedes on the cutting edge...

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NY Times Reviews 2017 MINI Clubman: Go-Kart Handling in a Distinctive Compact Crossover

The MINI Clubman is the British automaker's compact crossover. Tested by auto critic Tom Voelk for a review in The New York Times, his Clubman had quilted leather Chesterfield seating, a double-paned glass roof and Harmon Kardon sound, along with a "'not quite but sort of retro' bulldog charm" based on its squat but powerful exterior stance. Click "play" in the video clip below to watch his full report.

The 2017 MINI Clubman rides on the same architecture as the X 1 crossover made by Mini’s parent, BMW, even though the two look nothing alike. The Clubman is…

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Land Rover Unveils All-Terrain Self-Driving Research

The notion of a car that can drive itself and intuitively adapt to any driving condition sounds like an episode on a show about the future…but the future is almost here at Land Rover. Land Rover engineers recently unveiled All-Terrain Self-Driving research that will be used to develop the first ever self-driving Land Rover capable of all-terrain driving at this year’s Annual Tech Showcase in Whitley, UK. 
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