What do all this models have in comun? Maybe that they are luxury cars, or maybe expensive. No, is not that. The only thing they have in comun is this: they are not on sale yet, but they have a very long waiting list.
These cars have a big impact on the brands they represent — more than likely, an impact out of proportion to the expected sales volumes — and most of them, like the high-performance, 2008 BMW M3, are new versions of an existing model name. This illustrates an age-old, auto industry balancing act: “new-and-improved” versus “tried-and-true.”
Of course the first one is Audi’s sports car R8 that was sold out for long time now. Next is the new M3. And why isn’t this a surprise?
Top 10 Most Anticipated 2008 Luxury Cars:
- Audi R8: $109,000
- BMW M3: Pricing unavailable
- Cadillac CTS: Low $30,000 range
- Infiniti G37: Close to outgoing model around $33,200
- Lexus LS 600h L: Pricing unavailable
- Maserati GranTurismo: Estimated around $125,000
- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster: More than coupe; above $452,750
- Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet: $136,500
- Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe: $412,000
- Volvo C30: Around $22,700