2018 Geneva International Motor Show - Worst In Show
Picking out the losers in an otherwise brilliant showby Jonathan Lopez, on
We went a little gaga in our list of the best debuts from the 2018 Geneva International Auto Show, including no less than five honorable mentions in addition to our regular list of five winners. But, as is tradition, we must now don our collective troll faces and single out those rides that not only failed to make the cut, but also elicited our ire and dismay. So read on for our list of the Worst In Show from Switzerland this year, and don’t forget to post your opinion in the comments!
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Mercedes has a habit of using rather, uh, controversial naming techniques for some of its models, blending body styles and labels to create some really niche weirdness. Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with niche weirdness, it’s just that at a certain point, all it amounts to is a marketing ploy and an excruciatingly long title. Take for example the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which arrives in Geneva as the latest example of the Affalterbach brand’s penchant for adding the word “Coupe” to various things. But it’s not just the name that has us scratching our heads on this one - the car isn’t much more than a pumped-up CLS with a fixed rear wing and 630 horsepower. And hey - we love wings and extra ponies as much as anyone, it’s just that we were expecting a bit more from this debut.
Read our full review on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.
We last saw the Nissan IMx concept in 2017, and now, there’s a new version. But not really - it’s pretty much the same thing we saw 6 months ago, but updated with a new grille, silver paint, and black wheels. That’s pretty much it, and frankly, if you’re gonna bring a concept to the Geneva International Motor Show, you gotta bring your A game. This is more like D+ game, like Nissan decided to write a school report the night before class by copy/pasting sections of Wikipedia. We know you can do better Nissan. But hey, just give us a new Z sports car and all will be forgiven.
Before you grab your torch and pitchfork, let us just preface this blurb by saying that we think the M8 Gran Coupe Concept is very sexy indeed, with curvaceous lines and sultry styling that have us clamoring for more. Thing is, we were kinda hoping Bimmer would bring us a production version of the 8 Series, rather than yet another concept car. So, maybe adding the GC to our Worst In Show list isn’t totally fair, but considering we’ve already seen this thing in two-door form, it’s not totally out of line to expect something more substantial, right?
Read our full review of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept.