The Paris automobile show is less than a month away. New products and models from the top luxury car brands are revealed at the show every year. Here are just a few of the bigger news items to look out for during the show, and in the weeks leading up to it.
Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe
This Coupe is a high performance version of the GLC300. Its engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that packs even more of a punch, including a reported 1-60 time of 4.8 seconds. All in all, this Mercedes is being hailed as an upgrade in almost every way from the previous, similar models.
Other Mercedes news to look out for will be the pickup that they have been working on, but keeping tightly under wraps. Speculation is rife that more details will be unveiled in Paris, especially considering they were spied secretly testing the new model earlier this year, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The not-so-well-disguised Mercedes Pickup being test-driven.
Audi A5 Sportback
This sleek model is due to arrive in early 2017. It is based on the A5 coupe, but is a lot more practical. The car magazine motorauthority.com described it as ‘a smaller version of the A7’.
Exclusive Ferrari Also To Be Unveiled
This open-top Ferrari is due for delivery to the lucky buyers in early 2017. Mystery surrounds this car, as most of the technical information is still a secret and even the name, Aperta, is still mostly speculative.
We do know that it packs a real punch with 950 horsepower, and more details will be revealed in Paris. All the build slots have been taken for the limited run of this car, so you won’t find it in any showrooms either until a lucky new owner decides to pass theirs on.
The Paris motor show takes place 1-16 October.
In the meantime, check out this sneakily taken video if you want to see the new Ferrari in action!