2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: Bentley revealed a faster Mulsanne this month, appeasing the needs of lead-footed chauffeurs the world over. The car is called the Mulsanne Speed, and it can rocket to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds despite weighing almost 6,000 pounds. The new Mulsanne variant retains Bentley’s endearing 6.75-liter V-8, but output has been turned up to 530 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which is delivered at just 1,750 rpm. If that wasn't enough, the efficiency of the V-8 engine has been improved too.
2015 BMW 7-Series Individual Final Edition
: There’s a new generation of the BMW 7-Series just around the corner, so to mark the coming end of the current generation of its flagship sedan BMW will present a special ‘Final Edition’ version developed by its BMW Individual personalization department. The special 7-Series will be presented for the first time at the 2014 Paris Auto Show and at present it’s only been confirmed for the French market.
2016 Volvo XC90
: Late last month we saw the covers come off Volvo’s new XC90, which is the first all-new design for the popular seven-seat SUV since the launch of the original model back at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show. At the 2014 Paris Auto Show this week, we’ll get a second look at the vehicle, and this time its sporty R-Design trim will also be on display. While the R-Design trim adds a sporty touch to Volvo’s offerings, a new Momentum trim also available is aimed at those after value and an Inscription trim is aimed at those seeking luxury.
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport
: Another luxury SUV in Paris will be the all-new Discovery Sport, the replacement for the aging LR2 and the first member of Land Rover’s new ‘Discovery’ family of models. The vehicle targets the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK, and a starting price of just $37,995 means the SUV remains affordable enough to tread mainstream waters. However, as you’d expect, it can be optioned well up into headier territory as well. Its engine is a 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and drive goes to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Audi A6 And S6
: The 2016 model year sees Audi’s A6 undergo its mid-cycle update, and the latest version of the stylish sedan benefits from some subtle tweaks to the exterior, new engines and transmissions, and a new infotainment system. The changes affect the complete A6 range, including the sporty S6 as well as the A6 Avant, A6 Allroad and high-performance RS 6 Avant models that we miss out on here in the U.S.
2017 Jaguar XE
: Jaguar’s rival to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the all-new 2017 XE, has been revealed, and soon we’ll be able to bring you plenty of live photos of it. So far the car looks great, and its lightweight aluminum chassis and sophisticated suspension should ensure it’s great to drive too. The core model in the U.S. is expected to be the 2017 Jaguar XE S, which is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The base XE will come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and we hear there'll also be a high-performance XE SVR packing a V-8
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