We are officially starting the countdown to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, scheduled to open its doors on the 13th January, by introducing the five most anticipated vehicles that are set to début at the American première.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette: The all new Corvette is certainly the most eagerly anticipated vehicle to be revealed in Detroit. Described as the car that “will offer an entirely new driving experience – one that’s refined and redefined” the new C7 will also be the quickest, so far. Equipped with a 6.2-litre V8 engine with output starting at 450 HP, capable of reaching 60mph in just 4.0 seconds, the new sportscar will also be more efficient than the current model and will boast 25 percent less CO2 emissions.
BMW 4-Series Coupé Concept: the new BMW coupé is expected to make its début in Summer, and will be in Detroit as a close-to-production version. The car will be longer than its replacement 3-Series and will be offered with the same in-line 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. A high-performance M variant will also be launched in 2014, as part of a separate production, but won't be displayed at the event.
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible: although a few unofficial pics have been leaked online, we need to wait until the 13th January to have more substantial info about Bentley's new cabrio. The drop-top Bentley is expected to use a front mounted W12 unit with a mighty output of 616 horsepower, mated to an eight-speed transmission. Top speed should be around 325 km/h (200mph) and the 0 to 100 km/h will be covered in 4.4 seconds.
2014 Lexus IS: the new Japanese saloon has been totally revamped inside out, with brand-new components, such as sports suspension, and luxurious interiors to improve comfort and handling. The engine line-up is expected to include a V6 unit and a four-cylinder 2.5-litre hybrid variant. The stylistic language of the car was previously anticipated by the Lexus LF-CC Concept design.
Infiniti Q50: another highly anticipated Japanese luxury saloon, which is expected to rival BMW 3-Series. The car will be replacing the previous version, Infiniti G, but will also be introducing different stylistic concepts and a new design. The engine range will be produced by Mercedes, thanks to a recently signed partnership agreement between Infiniti and the German carmaker.