Back in the good ol’ days if you wanted to travel in luxury and had the bank to do so, Cadillac was one of three choices available besides Lincolns and Chrysler Imperials. Oh sure, there were occasional Mercedes and a Jaguar or two on the streets now and then, but for the most part it was the flagship models of the big three that garnered the bulk of the luxury car sales during the mid-20th century. And this was well before Cadillac offered compacts, SUVs or crossovers.

CoPilot examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ValuePenguin, and AutoInsurance.org to find out the 10 most dangerous cars in the country.

With explicit BMW Motorsports identity bred from the M3 Competition with M xDrive, the limited-edition, high-performance 2024 BMW M3 CS is ready to burn up tracks and streets. The German coupe is small yet its physicality is immense, producing 543-horsepower and 449 lb-ft of torque from a TwinPower Turbo inline-6 engine paired with M xDrive and an 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox. Exclusive V-spoke forged M light-alloy 19” front rims and 20" rears outfitted with mixed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance rubber combine with the powertrain for a blistering 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds. US production begins March 2023 with an MSRP of $118,700. Are you ready for the new BMW M3 Competition Sport?

    Big things are happening with the Volvo brand. Rather than go full-bore toward an electrified lineup, the Swedish car brand is turning their entire lineup into mild hybrids while also offering electric options for many of their vehicles.

    This year’s St. Louis Auto Show was bigger and better than ever. It featured more manufacturers, and the “dome” section returned, bringing a test track for electric vehicles from several manufacturers. Also in attendance was master drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his team, tearing up the street and smoking up the air just outside the center.

    Although a much larger percentage of workers now work from home than in the past, the vast majority of workers still commute to work by driving. In 2019, the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. As millions of workers transitioned to working from home during the pandemic, traffic condition…

      Remember when the Toyota Camry used to be the darling of the auto industry. It regularly held the title of best-selling car in America. Well, in this era of crossovers and EVs, sedans like the Camry are more passé. But that doesn’t mean the Camry can’t remain relevant in such a world.

      The Lexus GX 460 is a shining example of what’s left of a rare breed – an SUV that’s truly a truck. Once upon a time, nearly SUVs were based on a truck’s body-on-frame architecture. They were rugged and built for towing and off-roading. But most of today’s SUVs (or ‘crossovers’ as they’re called) are more car-like, providing excellent ride and handling, decent fuel economy and acceptable off-road performance (as most folks don’t really venture “off-road”). 

      Attendees to the 2023 STL Auto Show at America's Center will have the opportunity to preview nearly 400 new models; and to see, ride, and drive in some of the world's most expensive luxury and sports cars. The show opensJanuary 13 – 16th, 2023-Fri: 12 PM – 9 PM, Sat & Sun: 11 AM – 9 PM n…

      Ford truck brochures for 1940 proclaimed: “A touch of elegance — properly applied to your delivery units — can do worlds toward building the prestige of your business.”

        I'm not one for superstitions or horror movies, so the fact that this Week in Review column falls on Friday the 13th means very little to me. In fact, the big news from the auto industry is all positive as the prestigious North American Car, Truck and SUV of the Year Awards (NACTOY) were handed out.

        Digitization has always been a keystone of BMW’s engineering and technology philosophies, emphasizing the sustainability and human connection of mobility. Thus, as we move into a future ripe with alternative realities and artificial intelligence, the German automaker has innovated a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) car of the future that is fully connected, fully digitized, and fully electric. In proper fashion, BMW invited us to its hometown of Munich to witness the vehicle in person ahead of the 2023 CES debut in Las Vegas.

        The advancements in digital technologies, EV development, and forward-thinking by Mercedes-Benz were on full display at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With incontrovertible electrification innovations -- both current and on the horizon -- the automotive manufacturing and software company from Stuttgart, Germany is nobly playing its part in ascertaining that the electrification of mobility is progressive, efficient, convenient, and widespread. Aptly, M-B took advantage of the fanfare at CES 2023 to launch its global branded, high-power charging network which will debut in North America in 2023.

          It’s my job to be objective and critical of these vehicles I’m privileged to drive. And while some of you may think I take it too easy on vehicles the fact is it’s hard to be critical of brand new vehicles. But yet still I try and hopefully you find me objective in my thoughts as I try to represent the average consumer.

          Behold a semi-rare Plymouth. I have never seen one in the 300-plus car shows and cruises I have attended in my lifetime. And I say “semi” rare because with 31,373 built, it would be a stretch to call it simply “rare.” Sales of the high-line Belvederes and the even tonier Fury two-door hardtops totaled 74,706 — more than double the number of Savoys produced. Buyers of the Belvederes paid an extra $120 for the privilege and Fury buyers paid a whopping $596 for their sporty Furys that were available only in two-door hardtop form. Those may not sound like a fortune, but in today’s dollars they equal $1,333 and $6,620, respectively.

            This week's week in review is all about trucks! Ram showed off their Electric Ram and Ford brags about retaining their best-selling truck crown for the 46th straight year.

              2022 is about to conclude. But before we ring in 2023 and sing Auld Lang Syne, it's a good time to look back at 2022 from The Weekend Drive (TWD) standpoint.

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