Mark your calendars, as the Motor Authority crew will be hitting up the Javits Center in New York on April 4 to bring you the latest details and live photos of all the hottest concept and production cars being unveiled.
There will be nearly 100 individual events, conferences, industry forums, symposiums, award ceremonies, roundtables, and parties taking place during the show's press preview week--in addition to the more than two dozen press conferences hosted by the automakers.
That means more sneak peeks, more brand new '12 and '13 production models and more concept vehicles than ever before. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect, and remember, you can get our latest updates direct from the show floor by staying glued to our dedicated show page.
Performance Cars 2013 SRT Viper teaser
2013 SRT Viper teaser
2012 Shelby 1000: If a lot of horsepower is good, then even more horsepower must be even better. That’s the theme behind the latest limited-edition creation from Shelby American, the 2012 Shelby 1000 based on Ford’s own Shelby Mustang GT500. Peak output is 950 horsepower when relying on regular pump gas but switch to race fuel and you’ll be looking at a Bugatti Veyron-rivaling 1,100 horsepower. The price tag for all this tire smoke starts at $149,995, plus your own donor Shelby GT500.
2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG: Mercedes-Benz is out to prove that the era of V-12 powered sports cars is far from over with its 2013 SL65 AMG set to debut in New York. The car looks almost identical to the lesser SL63 AMG unveiled in Geneva though it packs a new twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 dishing out 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. While those figures may not represent a monumental increase over the output of the previous model, thanks to several key refinements, namely the adoption of an all-aluminum body, the new car should deliver much better performance, refinement and overall fuel-efficiency.
2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Subaru BRZ: Subaru’s version of the Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S makes its U.S. debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show, at which point we should know how much the new rear-wheel drive sports car will cost. We’re expecting the pricetag to be very close to the $24,930 sticker of the FR-S, which will be quite impressive considering the level of engineering and standard equipment on offer. The BRZ, like the GT 86 and FR-S, will come with a 2.0-liter ‘Boxer’ four-cylinder engine, which thanks to direct-injection technology and a relatively high 12.5:1 compression ratio results in an impressive 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. That power will be transferred to the pavement via a standard Torsen limited-slip differential.
Hit the next page to see some of the luxury cars that will be on display at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated show page for all the latest updates.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class: Mercedes-Benz is bringing an updated version of its GLK Class compact crossover, which not only offers fresh new styling but also a fuel-efficient diesel option. The regular GLK350 will still be on offer, and for 2013 is rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. But the model we’re most interested in is the GLK250 BlueTEC, which Mercedes boasts is the world’s most powerful diesel-powered SUV equipped with a four-cylinder engine. It packs a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel rated at 190 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
2013 Acura RLX: Acura will be showing a concept version of its next-generation RL, which may be renamed the RLX to match the naming practice used on the rest of the automaker’s lineup. Two different versions of this new RLX are expected be offered to customers: a regular V-6 model and a gasoline-electric hybrid model packing a detuned version of the advanced drivetrain pegged for the new NSX supercar due in showrooms sometime in the next three years. The new RLX is expected to go on sale this fall as a 2013 model.
2013 BMW X1 facelift spy shots
2013 Lincoln MKZ: Lincoln will unveil the production version of its highly anticipated 2013 MKZ in New York, which the automaker confirmed earlier this week will debut a wide-opening panoramic glass roof. The latest MKZ is touted as the first of a new generation of Lincolns, designed under the guidance of Australian designer Max Wolff. It’s a make-or-break model for Lincoln and we can’t wait to see the covers come off.
Teaser sketch for Fisker Project Nina range-extended electric car
2013 Buick Enclave: Buick will be launching a facelifted version of its Enclave luxury crossover at the 2012 New York Auto Show and has already released a teaser image of its interior. Buick won’t want to muck around with the successful formula of the existing Enclave so expect the changes to the vehicle to be minimal. Expect some minor changes to the exterior, including possible new bumper designs, revised lights, and new wheel patterns. Buick also promises that its 2013 Enclave will feature industry-exclusive safety technology as well as modern design updates.
Hit the next page to see what else will be on display at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated show page for all the latest updates.
2014 Chevrolet Impala Teaser