Pick of new cars at New York Auto Show
NEW YORK, April 7 — The New York International Auto Show opens to the public this weekend with a host of new models from the world’s automakers — here, our pick of the best.
BMW M6 Convertible
This world debut offers a powerful 4.4-litre V8 engine, producing 560hp to give it a 0-100km/h time of around 4.1 seconds. Significantly lighter than its predecessor, it should launch later this year.
Can a cheaper, more economical car save an automaker which seems to be struggling against negative headlines for traction? The Atlantic boasts a clean design and a target market more familiar with Audi and BMW models, along with significantly more practicality than the Karma.
Infiniti LE Concept
This electric vehicle from Infiniti borrows heavily from the Nissan Leaf and could be the world’s first car to use wireless charging, if it debuts as expected within the next couple of years.
Sleeker and more stylish, this new luxury sedan marks yet another step in Lincoln’s effort to rebrand itself. Look out for the hybrid engine option and the enormous retractable glass roof.
Designed to take on the likes of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the new Altima boasts competitive fuel economy thanks to engine tweaks and its lightweight design. Look out for Nissan’s new Connected infotainment system.
The Taxi of Tomorrow will launch on New York’s roads in 2014 and offers significant improvements on its predecessors, including a flat rear, mobile charging stations, a clear roof and sliding doors.
This muscle coupe packs an impressive 950hp for the street and over 1,100 on the track, making it the most powerful production car to ever come from the legendary racing brand.
Performance brand SRT has rethought the Dodge Viper to pack 640hp through its V10 engine, as well as more rigidity and custom-designed Pirelli tyres.
This flying car drew much attention at the opening of the show, thanks to its recent successful test flights earlier in the month. So far, it’s been flown to a height of 500m — plenty enough to ensure that traffic snarlups on the way to the office can be easily navigated over.
The new Avalon is designed to be more aggressive and youthful, marking a significant departure from its previous staid image. It goes on sale later this year.
The NY Auto Show is open through April 15. — AFP-Relaxnews