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AutoComplete: Mercedes and Infiniti are most likely to let robots take the wheelEngine and transmission updates underpin 2017 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, and BMW's got some two-door plans up its 7 Series sleeve.
Today's Monday, the 29th of August, and here's what's making news on Road Show. Most likely to buy a self driving car, that would be a Mercedes or Infiniti owner. According to a new survey from Merit CX that polled 12,000 drivers. 28% of those two brand's buyers would opt to not have to drive. Least likely to buy one? Jeep and Ram owners, and close to them BMW owners at just 16%. Engine swap at General Motors. They're replacing the 3.6 liter V6 in the Colorado and Canyon, an engine that is often mentioned in the same breath as the terms venerable and tried and true, with a new 3.6 liter V6. A little more horsepower, a little more torque, and cylinder deactivation when cruising. 2017 Colorado and Canyon go on sale this fall. Now the new 7 series is frankly losing badly to the S-class. Sales are about 40% below the Benz. So word is BMW will soon take a page from Mercedes and offer a 7 series coupe as soon as model year 2019. But that still won't counter the S-class' convertible, AMG and Maybach variant. For more on these stories, head over to theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.