LA motor show 2013 preview

LA motor show 2013 preview

We reveal all of the stars expected at the LA motor show 2013, featuring all-new concepts alongside facelifts and production models

The LA motor show takes place later this month, with the schedule full of new car reveals from big-name manufacturers, as well as new concepts, facelifts and production models.

Our team of journalists will be working to bring you the very latest news as it happens from the show, but here’s our pre-LA roundup of what to expect at the event in 2013.

BMW 4-series cabriolet

We already know many of the details surrounding BMW’s latest addition to the 4-series lineup, but this is the first time we’ll see it in the flesh. Prices will start at £36,675 when it goes on sale next March.

Ford Edge

Already on sale in the US, a revised Edge has been confirmed as coming to Europe in 2014. The Blue Oval sees a big opportunity in the European SUV market, and the Edge will form the third entry in its SUV range alongside the EcoSport and the Kuga.

Kia Quoris

Set to become a new flagship saloon for the Korean brand, the Quoris – also known as the K9 or K900 – has already been confirmed for the US, but is not likely to come to Europe due to its size.

Mercedes S65 AMG

The S65 AMG is rumoured to have as much as 621bhp on tap from its 6.0-litre V12 engine, and is reportedly able to cover the 0-62mph sprint in less than four seconds. It’s expected to command a price premium over the £120,000 S63 AMG.

Nissan 370Z replacement

Earlier this month we learned that Nissan plans to reveal a replacement for its current 370Z sports car in LA. Nissan says the car will redefine its Z-car lineup, but bosses have confirmed it won’t be positioned as a rival to the Toyota GT86.

Porsche Macan

Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated reveals of the show, pictures of Porsche’s new SUV have already been leaked ahead of the show. The compact SUV will look to take on the Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q5 in Europe.

Porsche 911 Targa

We’ve only caught glimpses of the revised Porsche 911 Targa in the run up to the LA motor show, but we expect it to be all-wheel drive only and to come with the same 345bhp 3.4-litre and 295bhp 3.8-litre flat six engines as its predecessor.

Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabriolets

LA will give these two new Porsche soft-top models their public debut, with each following on from the recently introduced 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupé models. The soft-top roof can be operated at speeds of up to 37mph.

Subaru WRX concept

We’ve seen the WRX concept before, but this time Subaru promises big changes to its vision for the next-generation model. The original two-door concept has now grown to hold four doors, and Subaru is reportedly still deliberating over whether to bring the car to the UK.

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