For anyone who loves cars, Detroit is a city that is synonymous with this incredible industry. Motown itself has fallen on hard times in recent years, but the Detroit Motor Show is always one of the highlights of the year for us here at Big Motoring World. It’s a chance for manufacturers large and small to show off their latest models – as well as tease the industry with glimpses of the concepts they’ve been working on behind the scenes. This year’s show was no different – here are our highlights from a fantastic event.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class
We’ve previewed the G-Class before on this blog, but it was great to see the new model on show in Detroit. The G-Class was presented by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself – who we think was the perfect fit for this muscular, all-action vehicle. “I was born in Graz, the G-Class was born in Graz,” said Arnie. “As I got stronger and more muscular, the G-Class got stronger and more muscular. Basically we’re twins.” We’re most certainly not going to argue with either of them.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
We love Steve McQueen, and we love the film Bullitt, so seeing a new Mustang, produced in honour of the 50th anniversary of this iconic film, was a real treat. As you’d expect it’s a pretty impressive looking beast – and it was joined on stage in Detroit by an original 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT fastback as featured in the movie.
BMW i8 Roadster
One of the most gorgeous new models we’ve seen in a very long time, the i8 Roadster First Edition made a huge impression when it was unveiled at Detroit this year. There’s actually a choice of a Coupé model too, but the Roadster, with its beautiful lines gets our vote. As well as looking fantastic, its performance is also impressive – the Roadster can do up to 155 mph and get to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. If that doesn’t do it for you, then maybe the First Edition’s limited run of 200 units with a copper-coloured leather interior and ivory paint work will.