AutoComplete: Mercedes will not sell a 2017 diesel in the USPlus: CXC builds an incredible Formula 1 simulator, and Alfa Romeo unveils pricing for the Stelvio crossover.
Here's what's making news on road show. If you were hoping to buy a 2017 Mercedes Benz diesel, think again. Mercedes announced it has placed its 2017 diesel certification process on hold. It won't stop selling earlier diesels in the US, but consider Considering they account for about 1% of Mercedes sales here and the process to sort of buy new ones is quite long post diesel gate, don't hold your breath for many new Mercedes Diesels in the future. There are regular Formula one simulators and then there's the CXE Formula One simulator. This rig doesn't just use a racing chair it uses the body from a 2009 Williams Formula One Car. It took CXE eight weeks and 400 man hours to put this setup together. It'll live in the Norwegian Joy, a Norwegian cruise line ship based out of China. And if you're wondering how much it cost, the answer is, too much. The Alpha Romeo Giulia managed to sneak its base price under $40,000, but the largest Stelvio, a crossover, isn't quite as lucky. The Stelvio will start at $41,995 for the base model, which sports a 280 horsepower, inline-four engine. If you want some fancier trimmings, opt for the TI trim which adds $2,000 to the base price. Sadly, Alfa won't be releasing the price on its 505 horsepower Stelvio Quadrifoglio for a little while still, but the Stelvio does go on sale this summer. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow.