Mercedes_S63_AMG
follows
Share this article
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Landrover_Discovery_Vision_Concept
The Discovery Vision Concept is the precursor to a whole new generation of Discoveries, which will include a Freelander replacement

THE New York Motor Show has to battle it out with Los Angeles and Detroit for the crown of best motor show in America.

But while it’s on a relatively small scale compared with some of the European shows like Frankfurt, it still manages to cram a lot of big debuts in to the Jacob Javits Centre, located right in the middle of Manhattan. This year we’ve picked out five of the biggest show stars:

 

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

This concept doesn’t just preview a new Discovery, it previews a whole new generation of Discovery models, including the replacement for the Freelander which will now be called Discovery Sport.

This car aims to make Discovery less practical and more premium, and features plenty of technology. There’s even a smart windscreen that can project an image of what’s underneath the wheels so it looks as though the bonnet is transparent.

(Click here for more on the new Disco.)

Landrover_Discovery_Vision_Concept
Well fancy that – the rear doors open like this, and there’s no ‘B pillar’ between the front and rear doors either

 

BMW_4-Series-convertible
The M4 is the full-on performance version of the newly named BMW 4 Series Convertible

BMW M4 Convertible

The M4 Convertible is based on the M4 Coupe, but comes with an extra 250kg of weight thanks to its complicated folding roof mechanism.

It’s still an extremely quick car, though, capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds with the manual gearbox or 4.4 seconds with the dual-clutch auto. Prices will start from £60,730, which is a £4,000 premium over the Coupe.

Read our full review of the 4-Series Convertible.

Nissan Murano

Last seen in the UK in 2010, Nissan has now unveiled a new Murano, which is designed to sit above the Qashqai. As with its precessor it’s boldly styled and Nissan bosses have even hinted that they want to see it re-introduced to the UK.

READ  New Peugeot 508 plans to break the company car mould

This time around, though, it’ll come with a hybrid option – that’s good news for company car buyers.

Nissan_Murano
The Murano is back, and may even make it to UK shores where it’ll sit above the Qashqai in the pecking order

Mercedes_S63_AMG
0-62mph in under 4 seconds is always an eyebrow raiser

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe

Designed as a replacement for the CL63 AMG, the S63 AMG Coupé is an absolute stunner.

It’s got plenty of power to back up its looks, too, thanks to a 577bhp 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. Go for four-wheel drive and the S63 AMG can hit 62mph in just 3.9 seconds – that’s quicker than almost any 911 you can buy.

It should handle nicely, too, as it comes fitted with a ‘curve tilting function’, which Mercedes says works in the manner that a motorcyclist would lean in to a bend.

 

MINI Countryman facelift

Yes, this one is a bit of a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it job but the Countryman is a very important car for MINI and some of these changes are important.

All the engines, for instance, are now Euro 6 compliant, while the Cooper S model has seen emissions cut and fuel economy improved.

There are four new colours – including a camo-style Jungle Green – and the models fitted with four-wheel drive now come with metal scuff plates for a slightly more rugged look.

MINI_Countryman
Yes it’s a facelift, but it comes with new engines so it’s a significant move for the MINI

 


Share this article
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here