2016 BMW i3: A must-see vehicle in the BMW exhibit is the 2016 BMW i3 electric car, constructed in a revolutionary way from next-generation materials. This is BMW's first truly purpose-built electric car and the first vehicle to utilizing the new "i sub-brand.  For 2016, the BMW i3 comes in three different worlds: Mega, Giga, and Tera, all featuring LifeDrive architecture concept comprised of two modules; the Life Module, and the Drive Module. Think of the Life Module as the passenger cabin, or greenhouse. It is the first-ever mass produced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) passenger cell in the automotive business. The Drive Module, which is constructed out of 100% aluminum, consists of the 22-kWh, 450 lb. lithium-ion battery, electric drive train, MacPherson strut and five-link rear suspension system and structural and crash components. The result is an electric car that weighs about 2,700-lbs (preliminary US figures). With the battery mounted in the rear, close to the drive wheels, the i3 gives impressive performance characteristics while also providing better traction. Assisting the eDrive rear-wheel drive powertrain, are unique 19-inch tires that have low rolling resistance, and frame the light-alloy wheels. Offering a small turning circle of 32.3 feet, - a major benefit to driving in the city - the i3 still has a perfect 50-50 weight distribution.

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Friday, November, 13, 2015

Ford Edge Night Out

Ford’s Edge Unstoppable tour recently paid a visit to Chicago for an #EdgeNightOut. The event featured some ...

Tuesday, November, 10, 2015

Tacoma Comes Out to Play

Toyota’s corporate manager for truck operations, Rick LoFaso, shared details on the all-new Tacoma during the ...

Saturday, November, 07, 2015

Truly Grand Opening!

Usually when a dealership holds a grand opening, it's celebrating a new building or a new location, but in the ...

Tuesday, October, 20, 2015

Mazda Drive for Good Program Returns

Now through Oct. 28, Mazda and NBCUniversal are encouraging people to nominate an organization or individual who is ...

Monday, October, 19, 2015

BMW takes Uber Users for a Ride in the Forthcoming BMW 7 Series

Today only, BMW and Uber are giving Chicagoans the ride of a lifetime – to be among the first to experience ...

Tuesday, October, 13, 2015

Fall Rally Picks: MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year

Each year during the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) hosts a ...

Friday, October, 09, 2015

Jeep and Ram Blaze the Trail

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Friday, October, 09, 2015

Mazda Likes the Power of 3

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Thursday, October, 08, 2015

Scion Gets Back to Its Roots

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Tuesday, September, 29, 2015

Honda, Not Your Average Car Company

In a recent ad campaign Honda has outdone itself. This ad stands out because it highlights Honda’s many ...


11/25/2015 9:30:18 AM

In light of #GivingTuesday approaching, if you're planning to donate to any of these 18 local charities this holiday season, consider purchasing a First Look for Charity ticket to get a first look of the nation's largest auto show amid opulence! Visit www.FirstLookforCharity.org for more details. #FLFC16

11/23/2015 10:10:45 AM

We asked you to cast your votes for the look of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and the jury is in! The official poster this year will be #3

11/23/2015 8:03:04 AM

Starting today (through Jan. 4, 2016), Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice for every new car purchased or leased through its #MazdaDrive4Good program. Visit www.drivechicago.com to find a dealership near you. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1XigobM

11/20/2015 9:30:03 PM

When do tickets go on sale online??? I know it says mid-November on the site...sorry if this has been answered

11/20/2015 8:28:06 AM

Flashback Friday! Did you know? Chicago’s Coliseum was home to the Chicago Auto Show from 1901-1935, where general admission for the public was just 50 cents per ticket

11/19/2015 8:28:03 AM

The struggle is no longer real now that Jaguar has invented a car key system that takes shape around your wrist. The 2017 F-Pace has created a wristband that is water and shockproof! The activity key will be ideal for adventurous consumers. #Jaguar #innovation

11/18/2015 5:16:18 PM

Cool concept from Scion, the C-HR. #LAAutoShow

11/18/2015 3:45:02 PM

Did you know? For every new Mazda sold or leased between Nov. 23, 2015, & Jan. 4, 2016, Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice. Find more details here: http://bit.ly/1XigobM

11/18/2015 11:56:19 AM

Follow us on Periscope to get a behind-the-scenes look at newly-debuted vehicles at the #LAAutoShow, some of which will be displayed in Chicago for the first time at #CAS16

11/18/2015 11:21:54 AM

Lincoln just debuted the MKX at the #LAAutoShow. This February, Chicagoans will have the chance to win the Black Label version at the First Look for Charity black-tie gala! #FLFC16


11/25/2015 10:05:18 AM

Donate now & get tickets 2 the First Look for Charity black-tie gala. #GivingTuesday #FLFC16 https://t.co/GikPbDYOGR https://t.co/hSLUTQKTlz

11/24/2015 11:53:17 PM

Chevy Parts Daily is out! https://t.co/IKYAq83ukg Stories via @ChiAutoShow

11/24/2015 9:17:39 PM

RT @AdvocateSherman: How can #cocktails and slick #cars enhance #cardiovascular services at Sherman Hospital? https://t.co/vXo2L40NNw @ChiA

11/24/2015 4:29:43 PM

Thanks for the recent follow @SoPlacers @ChiAutoShow @planificaevento Happy to connect :) have a great Tuesday. (by https://t.co/Q0gknK7mqK)

11/24/2015 3:34:02 PM

How can #cocktails and slick #cars enhance #cardiovascular services at Sherman Hospital? https://t.co/vXo2L40NNw @ChiAutoShow

11/24/2015 10:26:01 AM

See @ChiAutoShow GM Dave Sloan speak about #auto #enviro https://t.co/xGOoQfES4R RSVP: https://t.co/gbXuvcJJfE #GreenFleets #Fleets #Chicago

11/24/2015 6:25:56 AM

RT @camarodotcom: The Blackhawks Camaro at The Chicago Auto Show @ChiAutoShow @ChevyDrivesChi #camaro @chevrolet http://t.co/6qJzutUKrh

11/23/2015 11:20:20 AM

RT @ChiAutoShow: The votes are in! The official poster this year will be #3! #CAS16 https://t.co/XTlJlN94xN

11/23/2015 11:19:03 AM

The votes are in! The official poster this year will be #3! #CAS16 https://t.co/v9NbGM9m31

11/22/2015 3:20:16 PM

@ChiAutoShow It was held at the cow palace