Auto News for Aug. 12

Bankrate.com claims that Wyoming is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Iowa is the cheapest. It said when you factor in gasoline, insurance and repairs for a year the typical Wyoming consumer spends $2,705 to operate their motor vehicle. The average operator in Iowa spends $1,942 a year. Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and New Jersey round out the five more expensive states. Ohio, Illinois, Idaho and Wisconsin join Iowa among the cheapest states.

Acura 2015 TLX Luxury Sedan

Acura calls it the biggest marketing campaign in the brand’s history. It is going all out with the introduction of the TLX – a replacement for both the TSX and the TL models. It will come with either a 206 horsepower four with an eight speed automatic, or a 290 horsepower six with a nine speed. Prices will start at $31,890. Look for lots of prime time TV ads soon.

mclaren650gtsprintheadon_4cedit

McLaren will premiere its latest model at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The track focused 650S Sprint is said to have improved aerodynamics and will be sold to race teams only. Judging from the pictures, it is one wild child.

Land Rover's fastest

The fastest Land Rover ever will also make its global debut at Pebble Beach with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8, an eight speed automatic, and of course, four wheel drive.  Land Rover said this rig can roar to 60 in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 162, tastefully limited by electronics of course. The company said the LR will “satisfy a particularly demanding consumer set.” A nifty and vital bit of information is provided when fording streams. It answers the question … “how high’s the water Mama?” The speedy Rover should hit the market in the first quarter of next year.

 

 

 

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