New 2017 GMC Acadia Denali – Release Date and Info

Amongst the midsize family crossovers, the new 2017 GMC Acadia Denali stands tall due to, among other things, its premium interior, a comfortable and smooth ride quality, and a generous passenger space. Additionally, it comes with multiple interior configurations and a long list of available features. The GMC Acadia Denali review below is as comprehensive as it can be, read on for more info regarding its release date, price, engine specs, and exterior/exterior redesigns.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Acadia Denali release date

While pricing has been released, the Acadia Denali release date remains speculative at least as of this writing, but according to some rumors we can expect it in the first quarter of 2017. That said, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $44,920 for the top-of-the-line Acadia Denali model. Leasing is an option as well.

Review

2017 GMC Acadia Denali front angle, headlights and grille

New for the 2017 Acadia Denali is its improved fuel economy ratings, lightweight body, and a smaller body dimensions than before. For the American family, the Acadia Denali has remained a top pick thanks to a myriad of strengths such as impressive utility functions and features. It is stylish, elegant, and an abundance of upscale features. It is especially ideal for large families that are looking to be driven in comfort and style.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali rear view, grey color, taillghts and alloy wheels

The exterior design is handsome and evokes a sense of premium belonging. As already mentioned, the new 2017 GMC Acadia Denali redesign brings about smaller dimensions than the model it is replacing. It is now 3” narrower, 7” shorter, and 4” lower. The result of this is a slight reduction of cargo volume, passenger space, and third-row legroom. Unlike its predecessor which maxed out at eight passengers, the new one is shy of one bringing it to seven.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali spy shots

Under the hood, the new GMC Acadia Denali 2017 comes with a 3.6L gasoline V6 engine that is rated at a whopping 310 horsepower @6,600rpm, and 271 pounds-feet of torque @5,000rpm. This mill comes hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission system that sends all the power to all the wheels. Fuel economy ratings have improved a tad bit to 18/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Furthermore, safety features have been updated and now include features such as Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification, stability and traction control, daytime running lights, child seat anchors, auto-delay off headlights, emergency braking assist, front foglights, and passenger airbag occupant sensing.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia Denali exterior, front and rear view

Competitors

Other vehicles available as alternatives to the GMC Acadia Denali include Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Changes in Interior & Exterior Design

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, steering wheel, dashboard

Some of the available features offered for the top-of-the-line Acadia Denali model include adaptive xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam control, a navigation system, a 360-degree multi-view camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-inch touchscreen display, keyless entry and ignition, and a 360-degree multi-view camera.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, side view, leather seats

More features available on the owners-manual can be expected on its release date, as General Motors is yet to make the final list of features available to us.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Acadia Denali, as previously mentioned, is a brawny 3.6L gasoline V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 310 horsepower and 271 pounds-feet of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed shiftable automatic system. The AWD is standard.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali engine

Some of the safety features available for the top-of-the-line GMC Acadia include dusk sensing headlights, engine immobilizer, traction and stability control, 4-wheel ABS, adaptive cruise control, front and side airbags, lane assist, pedestrian detection and mitigation, emergency braking, tire pressure monitoring, front dricing lights, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes. Though we expect remarkable results for its occupants’ safety, NHTSA is yet to provide the results of such tests. Keep checking for the updates.

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2017 GMC Acadia Denali side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia Denali exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 GMC Acadia Denali rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 GMC Acadia Denali exterior, front view, headlights, grill, badges and alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia Denali trunk

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, lcd screen

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, gear shift knob

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, leaher seats, steering wheel

New 2017 BMW M5 Release Date, Specs & Info

Whereas the existing model is a dedicated performance sedan, the 2017 BMW M5 is without a flicker of doubt, the mother of all in the luxury super-sedan segment. For a novice, the BMW M5 is among the small elite of the fastest four-door cars in the world. But that’s not even the news, what it offers in terms of comfort, interior appointments, and luxury amenities are what sets it apart from the rest of them of all. The BMW M5 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall or early next year as a 2017 year model.

2017 BMW M5 front view, grille and headlights

As if an illustrious introduction isn’t enough, the 2017 BMW M5 further assaults any would-be rival with features such as a powerful yet refined V8 engine, an available manual transmission system, excellent seats, an impressive handling, and a razor-sharp steering precision.

2017 BMW M5 rear view, tailpipe and taillights

The capability of the 2017 BMW M5 is akin to having your cake and eating it, too. What furthers its appeal does not even lie in its impressive performance figures nor its stately design, it is squarely based on its intricate combination of all these performance features and cabin refinement without seemingly jeopardizing any of them to enhance another one. A case in point is concentrating too much on luxury and stately appeal and forgetting about performance related specs.

2017 BMW M5 exterior, blue color, headlights

Just as the M2 is based on the 2 Series, and the M3 on the 3 series, the 2017 BMW M5 also derives much of its inspiration from the 5 Series. Just like its immediate predecessor, the new M5 comes with a 4.4L direct injection V8 engine good for 560 horsepower @6,000rpm and 500 pounds-feet of torque @1,500rpm. You can actually improve the power output if you opt for the available Competition Package. Besides coming with a familiar output, the new model also features the same dimensions as before: height – 57.3”, width – 74.4”, and length – 193.5”. The curb weight also remains at 4,387 pounds.

2017 BMW M5 side angle, alloy wheels and taillights

Fuel economy is impressive on its class and you might occasionally be lucky to get 20 mpg in combined city/highway cruising. BMW says even with twisty back roads, you’ll still be able to enjoy the ride quality thanks to features such as driver-adjustable adaptive suspension system, and standard torque-vectoring rear differential.

But even with a seemingly alluring profile, the 2017 BMW M5 still suffers some setbacks, too. Some of these include a compromised engaging driving quality, and the ride quality may be sometimes harsh than its forebears. That said, it’d be prudent to check what else the segment offers. Some of the available choices available include the Jaguar XFR-S, Audi RS 7, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and the Porsche Panamera.

2017 BMW M5 spy shots

 

There’s no doubt the 2017 BMW M5 will undoubtedly strum the right chords for a significant chunk of buyers in its class, but the competition above also deserves some consideration if performance is your overriding priority.

2017 BMW M5 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 BMW M5 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories available for the BMW X5 2017 include adaptive cruise control, adaptive suspension system, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, driver and front passenger memory settings, adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, voice controls, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, summer performance tires, leather upholstery, HD radio, a rearview camera, a six-CD changer, 20GB music storage, a navigation system, BMW Assist telematics, sixteen-way power sport front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity.

2017 BMW M5 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Options tacked on the Competition Package include a limited-slip differential, special twenty-inch wheels, different drive modes, black chrome pipes, and an exhaust tuning.

2017 BMW M5 front view, gray color, grille

2017 BMW M5 Engine Specs

With the competition package, the 2017 BMW M5 improves on the standard 560 –horsepower – generated by the turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine and offers additional 15 horsepower. The Anniversary limited-edition model also pumps an extra 40 horsepower over the standard output. Torque remains at 500.

2017 BMW M5 engine

The 2017 BMW M5 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.5 seconds with the manual, and about 4.1 seconds thanks to the optional sophisticated launch-control system.

2017 BMW M5 Release Date & Price

2017 BMW M5 release date

Rumors allege the new BMW M5 will probably go for sale sometime this fall or early 2017 with the base demanding an MSRP of around $94,100.

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2017 BMW M5 blue color, alloy wheels

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2017 BMW M5 trunk

2017 BMW M5 interior, gear shift knob and dashboard

2017 BMW M5 interior, back seats

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Release Date and Review

Porsche is planning to announce the release of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models during this month’s Detroit Motor Show. These models, offered in both coupe and convertible form, will feature a minor facelift, a more powerful engine, and new tech features. Its date of release, according to preliminary reports, should be expected in March next year.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo front view, headlights and Cabriolet rear view

Both models differ slightly in terms of performance and appointment. For instance, the 911 Turbo is expected to come with a 3.8L flat six engine rated at 540 horsepower and 523 lbs. ft. of torque. As a result, the coupe is capable of effortlessly reaching a top speed of 189 mph and achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a neck-snapping 2.9 seconds.

The 911 Turbo S, on the other hand, gets an improved version of the Turbo’s flat six model. The result is a power grunt of 580 horsepower and 553 pounds torque. Consequently, the Turbo S achieves an impressive top speed of 205 mph and a 0-60 mph zoom in just 2.5 seconds.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side angle, headlights, alloy wheels

Both engines, bolted to a dual-clutch transmission system, improve the throttle response by boosting the pressure even during load changes which is achieved through the race-derived dynamic boost function. This, in Layman’s language, means the driver will still be able to gain the same boost even after coming off from a corner or after briefly taking the foot off the accelerator.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side view, alloy wheels and Cabrilolet rear view

Additionally, both the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models both feature the Sport Chrono package and the Sport Response button. The latter preconditions the transmission and engine for optimum responsiveness, while the former adds the go-fast features just like in the 918 Spyder that inspired the GT steering wheel.

The driver is also able to choose between the four available driving modes: Sport, Normal, Sport Plus, and Individual via the knob that is intricately placed on the steering wheel.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo front angle, headlights and grille

Interior wise, there are lots of evolutionary and discreet visual updates. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo comes with new alloy wheel designs, model-specific decklid, revised bumpers, and new-look headlights.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

The cabin offers several new features including but not limited to a new infotainment system referred to as the PCM, short for Porsche Communication Manager. This system groups both entertainment, navigation and connectivity into one simple unit that can integrate to the internet to provide real-time notifications. The PCM comes built on the center console and controlled via the 7” touchscreen.

Date Of Release & Price Estimate – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

According to the official price estimates we have been able to get hold of, buyers should expect to pay a higher price once the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hit showrooms next April. The 911 Turbo S will go for sale for a base price of $188,100, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet commands $200,400, the 911 Turbo costs $159,200, and finally, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet rounds out the lineup at $171,500. The figures mentioned above though, don’t include the destination charge.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Turbo S Engine Specs

As already mentioned the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S will come equipped with a 3.8L turbocharged engine rated at 540 horsepower – for the Turbo, and 580 horsepower for the Turbo S trim.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo engine

This power boost over the previous model is mostly attributed to the tweaked air intakes and fuel injectors. As already mentioned, the PDK dual-clutch will be the only transmission system provided.

Unfortunately, it is still too early to speculate about the EPA ratings at this time, but we hope both models will improved on the outgoing model’s respectable 17/24 mpg combined.

Interior Changes & Exterior S Review – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob, dashboard

Some of the standard features and electronics include bi-xenon headlights, 19” alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen interface, a four-way power adjustable front seats, a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, media player interface, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a USB port, a nine-speaker sound system, torque vectoring rear differential, a power operated soft-top, upgraded displays, a fixed rear spoiler, active stabilizer bars, HD and satellite radio, and leather upholstery.
Interior wise, both cars come with copious amounts of leg-and headroom in its snug fore seats.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Additionally, you get a bit more customization for some extra bucks, these are in terms of varying degrees of lateral bolstering and adjustability. But even without the added features, you still get an enthusiastic driving and superb comfort even with the base engine.

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S , rear view, yellow color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side angle, silver color, headlights alloy wheels

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S front view, yellow color, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo rear view, taillights, tailpipe