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2201, 2014

smart Electric Drive and eBike Combo Headed to 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

At the 2014 Portland International Auto Show smart will have an electric answer for both automotive and cycling enthusiasts interested in cutting edge transportation. The 2014 smart electric drive and ebike are a match made in heaven for the Portland commuter.
Emission-free motoring with an extra dose of driving pleasure – this can only be the smart electric drive. And it’s all down to its powerful drive technology: thanks to the 55 kW electric motor, delivering 96 ft-lbs of torque, the car is impressively quick off the lights and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds. Plus, with a top speed of 78 mph, the two-seater doesn’t have to shy away from urban expressways. A lithium-ion battery with 17.6 kWh provides enough energy to cover a range of 190 miles.
The smart ebike is no slouch either. Once you’ve parked your smart Electric Drive you are free to zip about […]

2201, 2014

Ram Sun Chaser SEMA Truck Rolls into the Portland Auto Show

By |January 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

When Ram isn’t hard at work, it’s back to the beach with the Ram Sun Chaser show truck.

Vibrance Orange Blast, with two-tone Brilliant Black paint, color this Ram 1500 Quad Cab. A unique concept Mopar roof rack, dubbed the “surf rack,” and two adjustable support rails housed within the tracks of the truck’s bed accommodate a long surfboard. As an added bonus, hooks on the side of the rails can also carry up to four boards. To wash off salt water or seaweed, Ram Sun Chaser’s exclusive RamBox bed-side storage features a concept water tank equipped with a hose and a portable shower head, forming a makeshift shower kit that may be clipped on to the rack for a quick rinse. A bed step enables easy access to gear.

Surfers or paddle boarders can take a seat when taking off gear or waxing their board with the concept “Flip-Up” seat-back tailgate, […]

2101, 2014

Mercedes SLS AMG GT Roadster Flies into the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments

It is with great pride that we are able to announce the 2014 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster in the 2014 Portland Auto Show’s Luxury Loft. Under the long hood the V-8 makes 583 horsepower at 6800 rpm and produces 479 lb-ft of torque at 4750. That thunderous output is transmitted to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

As the convertible spiritual successor to the 1950s 300SL, the SLS AMG GT features the same mid-front engine rear wheel drive setup, and perfectly balanced handling for a driving experience unlike any other.

For more information on the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster please visit the Mercedes Benz website or come to the 2014 Portland Auto Show February 6th-9th.

2001, 2014

Toyota 4-Runner SEMA Vehicle Will be Shown at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 20th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The second SEMA built car from Toyota we are excited to announce will be in attendance at the 2014 Portland Auto Show is the Ultimate Dream Ski 4Runner.

Built as part of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge, this unique program invites Team Toyota athletes and partners to turn a vision into a real vehicle and allows fans to vote for their favorites at www.toyotadreambuild.com. This 4Runner was designed by Simon Dumont:
A Team Toyota member, Dumont is one of the best freestyle skiers in the world and will compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in the first superpipe event. “When you’re going to attack the slopes, this 4Runner is an assault vehicle,” Dumont said. “It was incredible to be part of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge and watch details of my sport and personality be transferred into this car.”
This one of a kind 4Runner is perfect for the Pacific Northwest, so don’t […]

2001, 2014

Toyota RAV4 SEMA Vehicle on Display at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 20th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Toyota has announced that they will be bringing two of their SEMA builds to the 2014 Portland International Auto Show to be on display in the Toyota booth. The first car we are excited to announce is the triathlon themed Life Time Fitness RAV4.

This one of a kind modified RAV4 allows triathlon athletes to “Rise, Race and Repeat” all by using their Rav4. Built into the interior of the car is a shower, Blendtech® Blender with cupboard full of snacks, and an integrated iPad with Bluetooth® connectivity. A custom roof rack keeps two bikes secure, yet easily accessible.
Haskins is one of the top female triathletes in the United States with 29 professional wins and competing on the 2008 U.S. Olympic triathlon team. “This fun RAV4 brings together a triathlete’s passion for a healthy, active lifestyle and the drive for pushing ourselves to race faster and smarter,” Haskins said. “The cutting-edge […]

1701, 2014

2015 Chrysler 200 Makes West Coast Debut at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

More and more car manufacturers are recognizing the strength of the automotive market in the Pacific Northwest. So it comes as no surprise that we are able to announce another west coast debut for the 2014 Portland Auto Show. The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be making its way straight from the global release at the 2014 North American International Auto Show to Portland.

This all new mid size sedan from Chrysler has been completely revamped to provide a better, more comfortable and safer experience for the driver. It also for the first time has an optional all wheel drive system to provide more stability in slippery conditions. If horsepower is what you’re after you will have a choice of two all new engine options. The standard 2015 Chrysler 200 2.4L MultiAir®2 Tigershark I4 engine produces 184 horsepower and 173ft-lbs of torque, while the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine puts out a class […]

1601, 2014

All New Corvette Stingray Revs Up the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

A guaranteed show stopper to be on display at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This all new C7 Corvette was built from the ground up with the automotive enthusiast in mind and represents the pinnacle of engineering for Chevrolet.

Not only does the all new Corvette Stingray produce 455 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque resulting in a 0-60 of 3.8 seconds, it is also the most fuel efficient Corvette ever offering 29mpg highway.
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”
Chevrolet’s booth will have one of the most diverse line-ups on display at the […]

1501, 2014

The BMW i3 Electrifies the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

For years Portland, OR and the Portland International Auto Show have been at the forefront of clean technology and smart transportation. And every year our Clean Tech Center continues to grow with new innovations in sustainability and alternative fuels. Because of this it comes as no surprise that BMW has selected the Portland Auto Show to be one of first cities to display the all new BMW i3 electric vehicle.
In the BMW i3 – the first series-produced model by BMW i – zero-emission mobility in a premium car package proves to be a recipe for pure driving pleasure. The first BMW Group model running on electric power alone offers customers totally new and groundbreaking ways to experience driving pleasure, sustainability and connectivity on city roads. The battery gives the car a range in everyday conditions of 81 – 99 miles when fully charged from a conventional domestic power socket, BMW i Wallbox or public charging […]

1401, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang West Coast Debut at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

We are very proud to announce that for the first time on the West coast the 2015 Ford Mustang will appear to the general public at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show. Released to the public in December of last year the 2015 Ford Mustang represents an all new direction for the classic American sports car.

Featuring an all new suspension design and styling, one of the biggest surprises of the 2015 Ford Mustang is the announcement of a 4 cylinder turbocharged Eco-Boost engine putting out over 300 horsepower.
The new four-cylinder engine is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit, which is expected to deliver more than 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. It’s the mid-level engine option and should be a hot item among the tuner scene as well as fuel-conscious buyers. Finally, the base Mustang continues with its 3.7-liter V-6, which will produce at least 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of […]

1301, 2014

Hyundai JP Edition Genesis Coupe to be at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The second of two SEMA cars from Hyundai that will be featured at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show is the Hyundai JP Edition Genesis Coupe. Hyundai teamed up with designer and builder John Pangilinan to create this one of a kind Genesis for the 2013 SEMA show. Pangilinan is known in the tuner community for selecting retina-bending color themes for his Hyundai SEMA concepts, and this latest Genesis Coupe is sure to bolster his reputation even further.
“John Pangilinan is really a creative genius in color development, especially in his ability to blend color with specific vehicle concepts like the Hyundai JP Edition Genesis Coupe,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America.
But this vehicle goes far beyond the good looks and well designed interior. It also features unique modifications to the engine and suspension including:
Within the engine bay, Pangilinan made the modifications many entry-level tuners choose for the […]