2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Posts Impressive Time at Nürburgring

There appears to be a misconception that American muscle is dead, and that automakers in the States can’t keep up with foreign sports cars.  Well, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 put those ideas to rest as it posted a track time of 7:37.40 at Germany’s famed Nürburgring road course.

That notable mark is faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini

2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 recently clocked in an impressive race time.

Murcielago LP640.  What makes that time even more impressive is the fact that the run was conducted on less than ideal track conditions, in which the course was damp and the run was concluded in a downpour.

“One of the challenges of testing at the ‘Ring is that the track is so long that conditions can change radically in a single lap,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, in a press release. “Adam Dean, the development driver for Z/28, did a heroic job driving in deteriorating conditions. Based on telemetry data from our test sessions, we know the Z/28 can be as much as six seconds faster on a dry track.”

To learn more about the 2014 Camaro Z/28, visit us today at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac!

New SUV Profile: 2014 Cadillac Escalade

When you think of top-of-the-line luxury SUVs, what is the first vehicle that pops into your mind? If you thought of the Cadillac Escalade (and we know you did!), we’ve got good news for you: the 2014 Escalade is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

New Cadillac Escalade
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade is available now from Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, SC!

The widely popular Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV is back in 2014 with a long list of convenience innovations and safety technologies, including a rear view backup camera, tri-zone climate control and heated and cooled seats. The Escalade doesn’t skimp at all under the hood, either: with a 6.2 liter V8 engine that produces 403 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in under 7 seconds, the new Escalade is sure to get you from A to B comfortable and efficiently.

For a full list of specs, available safety features and performance notes for the 2014 Cadillac Escalade, visit Cadillac’s website.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Upstate South Carolina is proud to announce the release of the all-new 2014 Escalade! The luxury SUV will join our inventory of great new 2014 GM cars like the Chevrolet Silverado and Buick Enclave. You can stop by our website for more information, or follow Bradshaw Automotive on Twitter to stay up on GM cars and dealership news!

New Truck Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as part of our wide selection of new General Motors vehicles currently available at our Upstate South Carolina car dealership!

2014 Chevrolet SIlverado Pickup Truck
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is now available from Bradshaw Automotive.

This year, the Sierra and Silverado both receive considerable updates, including redefined interiors with more passenger space, striking new exterior designs and a host of new convenience features. Each truck is available in standard 1500 or heavy duty 2500 and 3500 trim levels, and both utilize EcoTec engine technology to offer the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup truck.

Long two of the most popular and effective pickup trucks in their segment, the Sierra

2014 GMC Sierra Pickup Truck
The 2014 GMC Sierra is available from Bradshaw Automotive of Greer, SC.

and Silverado offer subtle differences that tailor them to their potential drivers: the Silverado is great for agricultural or outdoor use, while the Sierra functions best in an industrial setting.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is excited to offer the all-new Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks, and welcomes customers to visit our Greer, SC dealership for a test drive or purchase. You can also visit us online or contact our sales department at (866) 419-9345 for information on other great new GM cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and Buick Enclave. For more new vehicle updates and GM news, be sure to follow Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac on Twitter!

Chevrolet Offers Most Top NHTSA Safety Vehicles

Chevrolet’s commitment to safety shows in the ratings for its 2014 vehicle line: the automaker offers seven total vehicles with National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores, more than any other car manufacturer!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCBeating out the safety ratings for both Toyota’s and Ford’s 2014 vehicle lines combined, The Chevrolet Cruze, Impala, Silverado 1500, Sonic, Volt, Camaro Coupe and Traverse each received the top score in NHTSA safety testing. A variety of factors led to Chevrolet’s top ratings, including innovative technologies like Forward Collision Warning, Safety Alert Seat and Lane Departure Warning.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, a GM spokesperson. “All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

One of the primary organizations for determining auto industry safety standards, the NHTSA tests vehicles each year for a various safety aspects, including stability, collision performance and air bag effectiveness and placement.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer top-safety-rated Chevrolet vehicles like the 2014 Silverado and Impala. To view our entire inventory of new Chevrolet vehicles, be sure to visit our website or stop by our dealership in Greer, SC. You can also like Bradshaw on Facebook for more GM news and information on dealership events and vehicles!

Adaptive Cruise Control Revolutionizes 2014 Chevy Impala

Cruise control has become more common than a preteen girl who likes Justin Bieber and is utilized in almost every car on the market. Since it’s introduction to the automotive world, cruise control has become more and more adaptive, gaining the ability to slow down and speed up in sync with another vehicle. While this innovation makes driving a long distance easier, the technology doesn’t slow down your car if the car in front of you stops suddenly.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCChevrolet has decided to change this with the introduction of its ground-breaking Adaptive Cruise Control system, which will be implemented in the 2014 Chevy Impala. This new system will be able to stop your car completely when it senses a sudden stop from the car you’re following, therefore keeping you safer than ever before. The system will also be paired with a second system that is capable of stopping the car if a hazard suddenly appears in the roadway.

“Results indicated that brake-apply rates were 25 times lower under freeway conditions relative to manual driving,” said James Sayers, a research scientist with the Human Factors Group, in a statement. “These results suggest that Adaptive Cruise Control can substantially reduce the workload and stress associated with the everyday task of car following.”

A car that can greatly reduce its drivers’ stress? Consider us signed up! Come check out the 2014 Chevy Impala, featuring Adaptive Cruise Control, here at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac today!

2014 Silverado Named Best in Class by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports recently ranked the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup as the top truck of the year, narrowly beating out the 2013 Dodge Ram.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThe 2014 Silverado, which scored a top score of 81 in the Consumer Reports testing, was named the best pickup choice based on many of the truck’s positive qualities. The report listed the Silverado’s large bed, excellent fuel economy, high towing and loading capacities and smooth, comfortable handling as key factors in the pickup truck’s overall top ranking. The Dodge Ram, by comparison, scored a 78-point score in the report, while Ford’s F Series was beat out by both models.

Long a popular full-size pickup truck, the Silverado has been revamped for 2014 with a redesigned interior and innovative new engine options.

For more information on Consumer Reports pickup truck rankings, visit Consumer Reports online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC is proud to offer the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck for test drive and purchase! For more information, stop by our dealership or website, or contact our Sales Department to schedule a meeting.

Our 2014 vehicle inventory is growing! Stop by our dealership today to view our great selection of exciting new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, Buick Enclave or Cadillac CTS! To stay up-to-date on more new GM releases and dealership news, follow Bradshaw on Facebook!

New Vehicle Profile: 2014 Buick Enclave

The 2014 Buick Enclave is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCSeating up to eight passengers with its spacious three rows of seating, the 2014 Buick Enclave offers all the comfort and luxury you could ask for in a compact crossover SUV. The Enclave also boasts up to 68.9 cubic feet of storage space, impressive GM safety features like Traction Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a host of convenience features like Quiettuning noise reduction technology, making it a perfect luxury family vehicle for all to enjoy.

For a full list of the 2014 Buck Enclave’s features and accessories, visit Buick online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is excited to share the all new 2014 Buick Enclave crossover SUV with new car buyers in upstate Greer, SC. For more information on the new Enclave, or to schedule a test drive in a new GM vehicle such as the 2014 Cadillac CTS or Chevrolet Impala, visit our website or contact Bradshaw’s Sales Department at (864) 416-7397. Also be sure to check out our excellent service department, sure to help keep your GM vehicle safe and in top condition on the road this autumn.

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The History of the Chevrolet Bowtie

In honor of this week’s National Bowtie Day (celebrated each year on August 28th), Bradshaw Automotive is looking into the history of Chevrolet’s iconic emblem.

Officially debuting in 1913 on two Chevrolet models, the 1914 H-2 Royal Mail and the 1914 H-4 Baby grand, much mystery surrounds the actual origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie. While the most widely accepted story claims that Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant was inspired to adopt the bowtie design after seeing the pattern on his hotel room wallpaper in Paris, France, several other items have been cited as the emblems inspiration, including a newspaper advertisement , the Swiss flag and a dinner-table doodle made by Durant himself.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC CadillacOver the past 100 years, the Chevrolet Bowtie has adapted to the times, going through a wide range of styles and changes that eventually led to the gold version we all know and love today.

To learn more about the classic symbol in all its variations, check out Chevrolet’s interactive bowtie history!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac wishes you a happy National Bowtie Day, and hopes you celebrate the holiday in a Chevrolet vehicle! Don’t have a Chevrolet to celebrate in? Contact Bradshaw’s sales department at (864) 416-739! We offer a great selection of new and used Chevrolet vehicles for buyers in Upstate South Carolina. Don’t forget to follow Bradshaw Automotive on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for more Chevrolet history and dealership news!

Chevrolet’s Appeal Increases for Young Drivers

Chevrolet compact car and small car sales have increased by over 229 percent in the last 3 years, according to a recent General Motors press release.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThis dramatic increase represents Chevy’s increasing appeal to drivers under the age of 35. Sales of small vehicles like the Cruze, Sonic and Spark, all very popular first-time-driver cars, have shown increases over the past few years. A quarter of all new Sonic and Spark buyers is under the age of 25, while almost 40 percent of “millennial” drivers look to compact cars as their vehicles of choice.

Many factors have led to Chevrolet’s young-driver appeal, including fuel economy and technology features.

“The opportunity this new generation represents is enormous,” said Cristi Landy,  a Chevrolet marketing representative. “The only way for Chevrolet to deliver the products, technology and services they want most is to really listen to what is important in their lives today and help enable them to reach their full potential.”

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce Chevrolet’s continued success with younger drivers, and welcomes first-time drivers and shoppers of all ages to visit our dealership and test drive a brand new Chevrolet Spark, Sonic or Cruze. We also offer a great selection of used vehicles in various models and makes! For more Bradshaw information, and Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac news, be sure to check out our dealership on Google+!

Corvette Stingray Features New Themed Display Cluster

Most new cars have a screen display that can be used to do just about anything you’d want to do in a car other than drive. They’ll show media information for the radio or your MP3 device, offer access to Bluetooth and GPS, give you control over specific car configurations ranging from the air conditioning to the suspension, and more. Over time, display screens have become somewhat of a mixed blessing, as the increased complexity and sheer scope of what they can do has plagued some in-car technology systems with usability issues.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThe advanced cluster display in the new 2014 Corvette Stingray aims to find a solution by offering “themes,” 10 different configurable display features designed to fulfill different drivers’ expectations from the display—and, at the same time, enhance the driving experience.

The main three themes are Tour, Sport, and Track. Tour mode provides essential vehicle information and multimedia displays for commuting drivers; Sports mode features a radial tachometer designed to recall the classic sports-car experience; and Track mode puts an emphasis on information vital for a successful track outing.

Other themes include a lap timer, an acceleration timer, and a G-force indicator. Check them out at the Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac dealership in Greer, SC, to see what it’s like to drive one of the most iconic sports car in America.

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