Bernie’s Car Show Coverage: 2018 New York Auto Show

New York Auto Show sign

On March 28th and 29th, I had the pleasure of returning home for the 2018 New York Auto Show. Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Midtown, this show is never one to miss (aside from New York, the other two auto shows are the North American Auto Show (Detroit) and Los Angeles. All the other cities, no offense, are considered middle and bottom tier to those three). With unveilings from Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Cadillac, Acura, Jaguar, Porsche, Range Rover– well everyone, there was plenty of ground to cover and plenty of eye candy to capture. 

Pagani Huayra BC at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Even though I’m from New York, this was my sixth year going to the New York Auto Show and I absolutely love it. I get a rush of excitement seeing what’s new in the automotive world, as well as some looking at some custom cars within the Tri-State area. I had an excellent time at the show this year, although BMW broke my heart by not bringing the X6M. I don’t ask for much…

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 New York Auto Show

… but instead BMW unveiled their i8 roadster and much like the coupe, I had a hard time getting in and out of that car. 

Interior to the 2019 Mercedes Maybach at the 2018 New York Auto Show2019 Mercedes Maybach at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz had a couple of unveilings, however, I was too busy enjoying interior of the Maybach. I’ve said it time and time again, those seats are uber comfortable. The Maybach is roomy on the inside but it’s a big sedan- 215 inches long (a mere 14 inches shorter than my Dodge Charger)

Mercedes Benz G63 AMG at the 2018 New York Auto Show

The interior to this G63 AMG was pretty plush as well. With G Wagons, in general, I feel like I have to slam the doors for them to close all the way, which is why I’m not a fan of them. 

Mercedes Benz C63S AMG at the 2018 New York Auto Show

I loved this Mercedes C63S AMG. You can never go wrong with a matte black vehicle, black interior and black wheels. 

Lexus RC500 at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Next door to Mercedes was Lexus (side note- their carpet was ultra soft. Felt like I was walking on a cloud) One of their vehicles on display was the LC500 in this GORGEOUS Structural Blue. 

Legos at the Ford booth at the 2018 New York Auto Show Legos at the Ford Booth at the 2018 New York Auto Show

I’m grateful for Ford for allowing me to relive my childhood. They brought Legos!!!

Ford GT at the 2018 New York Auto Show Ford Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Aside from the Legos, Ford also brought the GT and the Ford Mustang Bullitt- which celebrates the classic Steve McQueen movie Bullitt. The new and improved Bullitt has 480 horsepower and it costs about $48,000.

Acura cookies at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Acura brought delicious cookies. They also brought their entire lineup, including the newly remodeled RDX.

Porsche GT3RS with the Weissach package at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Porsche brought food as well, and they unveiled their new GT3RS with the Weissach package.

New York Yankees wrapped Toyota Camry at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Year after year, I can always count on Toyota to pay tribute to the most winningest team in North American Sports.

New York Mets wrapped Toyota Highlander at the 2018 New York Auto Show

… and they also wrapped a vehicle to honor the second best baseball team in New York. That comment was a little shady. 

50th Anniversary Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Chevrolet showed off their 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels Camaro…

Chevy Corvette ZR1 at the 2018 New York Auto Show

As well as a $120,000 Chevy Corvette ZR1. All that matters is that it has 755 horsepower.

2019 Nissan Altima at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Nissan unveiled their newly redesigned Altima. It definitely grabbed a lot of attention because it’s one of the most popular cars on the road. Nissan also brought their…

Baxter the Jack Terrier at the 2018 New York Auto Show

dog friendly Rogue that dispenses a snack for the dogs. One of the models is Baxter, and he’s an 11 year old Jack Terrier that has done print work for Target, Macy’s, and Ralph Lauren. And I forgot to mention that Baxter is from Queens.

Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Maserati brought their 590 horsepower Levante Trofeo.

Audi A7 at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Audi didn’t bring the RS7, however they brought the A7. 

Jaguar F Pace SV at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Jaguar brought their new F Pace SVR. Most exciting feature- the 550 horsepower. I really like that SUVs are no longer being stingy with horsepower. 

Range Rover SV Coupe at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Speaking of horsepower, Range Rover unveiled their limited edition SV Coupe (557 horsepower). Only 999 will be produced and the starting MSRP is at $295,000. One of the options is called the Modernist Pack- which goes for $56,700, ironically that’s the price of an actual car… or two.

Dog up for adoption at the 2018 New York Auto Show Dog up for adoption at the 2018 New York Auto Show

One of my favorite parts of the show was courtesy of Volvo. Volvo teamed up with a no-kill doggie shelter on Long Island and they brought some of the dogs to the show, in hopes that they will get adopted. The dogs were so calm and adorable. 

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the 2018 New York Auto Show

I can never, ever forget about this beauty- the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with 707 horsepower.

Dodge Challenger Demon at the 2018 New York Auto Show

An manufacturer that is close to my heart- Dodge- brought the Demon again. 

Dodge Charger Hellcat at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the 2018 New York Auto Show

But if the Demon has too much power for you, there’s always the Hellcat- available as the Charger and the Challenger. 

Dodge Charger GT at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Dodge also has a new trim level called GT (also GT AWD). It replaces the Rallye edition, but it’s essentially the same thing. 

Genesis Essentia Concept Car at the 2018 New York Auto Show

This car single handily stole the entire New York Auto Show- the Genesis Essentia concept car. Word on the street is that it could go into production in 2021. 

Rimac C two at the 2018 New York Auto ShowKoenigsegg Regera at the 2018 New York Auto ShowBentley Continental GT Supersports at the 2018 New York Auto ShowLamborghini Huracan at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Bugatti Citron at the 2018 New York Auto ShowKoenigsegg Agera S at the 2018 New York Auto ShowLamborghini Centenario at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Lamborghini Urus at the 2018 New York Auto Show

And finally, the luxury and exotic dealership that always brings the most expensive vehicles to the show- Manhattan Motorcars. Located a few blocks north on 51st St between 11th and 12th Avenues, this is where you go when you’re in the market for a Porsche, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Bugatti, a Koenigsegg or if you want to purchase a Bentley Continental GT Supersports for me. Most importantly, Manhattan Motorcars brings that source of inspiration to a future luxury car owner. 

I Love New York booth at the 2018 New York Auto Show

I always have a great time at the New York Auto Show. You may not understand but this show holds a special place in my heart. As you guessed it, the iconic phrase above is one that I live each and every day and yes, I will be back at the show next year. To see the rest of the photos, including cars that I didn’t talk about, check out Bernie’s 2018 New York Auto Show gallery

 

It felt great going back home.

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