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Performance cars promise fun, modest pain at pump
High-powered driving fun: Automakers unveil bevy of performance cars at Detroit show
By DAVID RUNK
Associated Press
2014-01-15 03:01 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- Automakers are unveiling a bevy of performance cars in Detroit, sending the message that people still want to have fun when they drive.

The cars include the Corvette Z06, a trio of BMWs, a souped-up Volkswagen Golf and a new high-performance small SUV from Mercedes-Benz.

A recovery in discretionary income is giving consumers reason to spend more on cars.

Fuel efficiency and price are major considerations for buyers, but the improving economy is reinvigorating the high-powered market. And a common theme among performance cars at the North American International Auto Show is that power doesn't have to mean pain at the gas pump.

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