Field trips for kids, BMW i3, autonomous driving, Stinger pricing

Good Morning Warren and friends,

It is hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving. Just a reminder, we won’t have a chat next week.

Finally, Kia announced the pricing for the 2018 Stinger.

2018 Kia Stinger starts at $31,9002
2018 Kia Stinger Premium starts at $37,1002
2018 Kia Stinger GT starts at $38,3502
2018 Kia Stinger GT1 starts at $43,2502
2018 Kia Stinger GT2 starts at $49,2002
2018 Kia Stinger All-wheel drive: $2,200
Destination: $900

Last week I went down to Mountain View, California, AKA Silicon Valley. BMW has a technology office there, and we got a look at BMW’s autonomous driving project. Hint: Level 5 will only be in fleet projects by 2021.

Friday night Stretch and I went to a charity event benefitting the California Automobile Museum. Many of you have children. I didn’t realize that the most expensive part of the field trip was busing the children back and forth – to the tune of $500 a bus!

Scott Pruett was the honored guest at the California Auto Museum gala, sponsored by Lexus of Sacramento. You can listen to his speech here.

Stretch, and I drove the 2017 BMW i3 plug-in hybrid range extender this week. The MSRP starting price is $47,450, the car I tested was $54,295. EPA fuel estimate is 97 miles driving range on electricity and 35 mpg on gasoline. The PHEV is allowed the $7,500 credit but check with your accountant first in case the tax credits change.

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Scott Pruett at California Automobile Museum

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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