Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes E63 AMG

Until now, Mercedes has only unveiled the sedan , coupe and convertible versions for the updated E-Class. Today, however, the company has unveiled a teaser image for the E-Class lineup, which will debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, and the E63 AMG model is one of the models presented in the image.

The problem is that the only details revealed by Mercedes on the next E63 AMG say just about nothing: "Of interest not only to the US market will be the E 63 AMG models, now available for the first time in a 4MATIC version as well."

The image also features a "V8 biturbo" logo confirming the car will keep its usual engine — an M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, or 550 horsepower and 590 pound-feet when the model is equipped with the AMG performance pack.

Combining that engine with 4MATIC AWD sounds like a sweet change to us. We’ll bring you more details ASAP.

The Dodge Dart ended up being a very successful model, so is no surprise that Dodge will expand the lineup by as much as possible. Along with the SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models, the current Dart lineup will be expanded to include a new GT version. The new model will make its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale at a price of $20,995.

The new GT version will be built on the well-equipped Dart Limited trim level and will add a series of performance enhancements that will make it even more impressive. These updates will include an even more powerful engine, a unique front fascia, a set of 18-inch wheels and a dual exhaust system.

The interior will also be updated with a pretty impressive list of standard equipment, including unique premium Nappa perforated leather seats in Black with Ruby Red stitching and of course numerous GT badges.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Dart GT.

Just like the rest of the Mercedes E-Class lineup — sedan, wagon and coupe - the convertible version has also received an updated version for the 2014 model year and today, Mercedes has unveiled the first official details. The model will be making its world debut next week and the Detroit Auto Show and sales will begin in the summer of 2013.

Just like with the sedan and the coupe, the convertible will receive new one-piece headlights, new front and rear bumpers, and new graphics on the rear lights. The grille will be bolder and more upright, and the hood will receive a slightly more stylized appearance. The convertible version will also get an acoustic cabriolet soft top and fully retractable side windows.

On the exterior market the E-Class Convertible will be offered just in E350 and E550 versions, but in Europe customers will have a choice of ten different engines.

Updated 01/04/2012: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes E-Class Convertible.

Next to the standard E-Class , Mercedes has also prepared an updated version for the coupe model. The official debut will be made next week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but the the first details have been officially unveiled today.

Just like with the sedan version we have seen unveiled last month, the facelift E-Class Coupe has received an updated exterior look with LED daytime running lights, a larger front grille and of course more pronounced air intakes in the front bumper.

Under the hood, the engine line-up has also been borrowed from the sedan version, and just like in the previous case, the U.S. customers will have to opt just between two gasoline engine: one V6 and one V8, while in Europe customers will have the possibility to choose between ten different engines.

Updated 01/04/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the new Mercedes E-Class Coupe.

Audi RS5 Cabriolet

We pretty much know all that there is to know about the upcoming Audi RS5 Cabrio . We already know that it’s debuting in Germany in early-2013 and coming to the U.S. sometime later in the same year. However, we still have yet to see the actual car. Sure, renderings are great, but we want to see, feel and sniff this beauty for a few minutes.

Well, we’ll all get our chance at the 2013 North American International Auto Show this month, as the RS5 Cabrio will make its debut there. We also were not 100-percent certain if the RS5 Cabrio would be a 2013 model or a 2014 model here in The States, but from what we’re hearing, it will be a 2014 model year. Of course, it will remain a 2013 model year in the European market, as it is well before the cutoff.

In case you need a refresher course, the 2014 RS5 Cabrio will carry a 4,163 cc V-8 engine that wallops the concrete with 450 horsepower and 317.15 pound-feet of torque. This is enough power to launch the RS5 Cabrio to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds. Audi will limit its top speed at 155.34 mph, but you can request to have the limiter removed if you prefer 173.98 mph winds blowing through your hair.

We’ll update you with all of the real-life images of the RS5 Cabrio once Audi unveils it.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake

The North American International Auto Show (aka the Detroit Auto Show ) is slowly creeping up and we are learning more each day about what is going to be at the show. We pretty much already know what the much-anticipated C7 Corvette will look like , thanks to the leaky pipes over at GM and our crack rendering team, and now Shelby has announced that it will be in on the fun.

Shelby has announced that two new vehicles will show up at the NAIAS and the first one will be a wide-body version of the 2013 Super Snake . That’s a pretty cool announcement in itself, but Shelby is keeping the second one under pretty tight wraps for now. The only information that it released about the second model is simply a quote from the late Carroll Shelby: “I think you’re going to see the industry going completely to small engines with turbochargers. That’s the only way you can get the mileage that the government is going to be demanding.”

From that quote, we can make out that the heavily guarded model will be a smaller-displacement, high-performance vehicle that will gain extra power from a turbocharger. So, this leaves us with a pair of potential scenarios. The cooler of the two would be a Mustang bearing a high-output four-cylinder or an EcoBoost V-6, which could be a preview of what to expect from the future Mustang SVO. The less awesome scenario would be a heavily tuned Focus or Fiesta ST.

We’re crossing our fingers that this will be a four-cylinder-equipped `Stang with some serious ponies, but we really don’t see any writing on the wall about which scenario will come true.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation and let you know as soon as we get some more info.

After Bentley unveiled the Continental GT Speed at the 2012 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it promised to debut the convertible version at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. While the show is still a few days away, Bentley decided to offer us the first details on the new drop-top. In fact, this is not such a big surprise, considering the first official images leaked on the Internet right before Christmas.

The GT Speed Convertible will be offered with the same technology as its coupe sibling and will be able to hit a top speed of 202 mph — 3 mph less than the coupe version – which is good enough to make it the fastest the fastest four-seat convertible in the world.

Next to being very fast, Bentley has also promised that the new GT Speed Convertible can be driven in any weather conditions, ranging from -30°C to +50°C or more. This impressive performance can be achieved thanks to the car’s four-layer hood and the neck warmer.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.

Okay folks, you have already seen our rendering of the C7 Corvette’s front end . Unfortunately, we anticipate the front end to only have relatively minor alterations when compared to the C6 generation, but the backside… that’s a different story, as it is completely new. And our crack rendering team has pieced together a stunning image displaying this nipped and tucked rump.

This new backend, as seen in the leaked images from a GM training manual or possibly the 2014 Corvette owner’s manual, shows off Chevy’s no-fear approach as it has eliminated the circular quad-taillight setup that has been a part of the `Vette forever and opted for a square setup that is more like the Camaro’s setup. The rear windshield is no longer a monstrous hunk of curved glass, but rather a tapered panel flanked by aggressive-looking ridges that follow it to a nicely placed high-mount stop light.

The rear-quarter glass flows perfectly with the revised shape of the `Vette and is cuts off abruptly as you reach the rear hatch. This abruptness would typically be an eyesore, but the sexiness that oozes from that new hatch easily makes up for the quick cutoff on of the glass.

The rear diffusor is something of beauty. According to the leaked images, as it features a pair of vertical fins on the outer edges and still houses a quad tailpipe setup in the center. Between these vertical fins is where we image all of the “magic” happens, as we anticipate some aggressive spoilers under there to pull the Corvette’s backside to the ground.

In all, we are simply amazed at what we are seeing of the C7 Corvette’s rear end. We certainly hope that these leaked images are accurate, because they are flat out awesome!

Image Note: the attached image is TopSpeed’s rendering of what we think the 2014 Corvette will look like. It is not an official or leaked image from GM.

Infiniti’s new Q50 - aka the replacement for the G sedan - will be the first model to benefit from the company’s new naming strategy. The model will make its world debut on January 14th, 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show and today, Infiniti has unveiled the first teaser video for the next sedan.

All the video is reveals are the Q50’s headlamps. As you can see they appear to feature an LED accent wave and they give us a promising feeling about how the Q50 will look in its entirety. No other details have been unveiled, but we expect to see a completely new sedan with an updated look and new technologies. As for the engine, we’re coming up almost completely empty, as all we know is that is will feature a V-6 engine.

The Q50 sedan will be joined by a convertible, coupe, and a high-performance version.

Full details will be unveiled on January 14th, debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

Mercedes CLA-Class

The 2014 Mercedes CLA will make its world debut in January 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show, but today the first images of the new baby sedan have surfaced on the Internet. As you can see from these leaked images, the production version CLA will retain the distinctive elements of the Concept Style Coupe unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, but in the same time it retains the features of the CLS-Class - making it easy to recognize as a baby CLS.

The next CLA will be built on the same platform as the new A-Class and will be offered with a choice of three gasoline engines and four diesel ones. The gasoline engines include two 1.6-liter turbocharged engines – one with 121 horsepower and one with 154 horsepower – and a range-topping 2.0-liter engine with 207 horsepower. The diesel lineup will include a pair of 1.8-liter engines with 108 horsepower and 134 horsepower, plus 2.1-liter engines offered with 168 and 201 horsepower.

Full details will be unveiled during the car’s official debut in Detroit.


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