The opening day of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway Wednesday, and the new car and concept reveals are coming hard and fast. This year, the opening day of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show takes place on the same date, making things even busier than usual.
The L.A. Auto Show doesn’t boast the international awareness that rival shows in New York and even Tokyo enjoy, but it still manages to draw in the big crowds. The show is typically the place automakers present models just weeks out from their respective showroom debuts, and this year looks to be no different, with at least 22 world premieres scheduled.
In addition to the all the new models, the show also brings journalists and industry executives from around the world, as well as design competitions, technology showcases, green car awards, and, of course, your dedicated Motor Authority team. We’ll be walking the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center to bring you the photos, news, and the unexpected as it happens.
Here’s a quick overview of what to expect. And don’t forget, you can access our most up-to-date coverage via our dedicated hub.
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition: The SLS AMG supercar is on its way out and the final version of the car will be shown in L.A. It will be built in a run of just 350 cars and represents your last chance to order a new SLS AMG. There’s no extra power on tap, but it’s not like the car’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine is lacking in this department. This means output should equal the 583 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of the current SLS AMG GT.
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition
2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe: The yin to this year’s Jaguar F-Type convertible’s yang is coming next spring in the form of the new F-Type Coupe. We’ll get our first look at the car in L.A. next week but Jaguar just couldn’t contain itself from releasing this teaser image. Debuting in production form with few deviations from the stunning C-X16 Concept, first shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe looks to benefit from a glass roof and what appears to be an active rear spoiler. Having already driven the convertible, we can safely say that the new F-Type Coupe’s fixed roof should make an already impressive car even better.
Jaguar F-Type Coupe teaser image
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet: Porsche will drop the top on its potent 911 Turbo and Turbo S models in L.A. The convertible versions, known as “Cabriolets” in Porsche-speak, look to be just as extreme as those of the coupe models we drove recently. Owners can expect 0-60 mph times of just over 3.0 seconds in either model and a top speed approaching 200 mph. In case you’re interested, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is priced from $161,650 while the Turbo S Cabriolet will set you back $194,850. Sales begin early next year.
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: Subaru is confirmed to unveil a new model in L.A., and it’s widely expected that the model in question will be the long-awaited 2015 WRX. The news gets even better, however, as both the regular WRX and its sportier WRX STI variant are expected to make simultaneous debuts as the upcoming show. We’ve been spying prototypes for months, though sadly they bear little resemblance to the striking WRX concept car unveiled by Subaru back at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
2015 Subaru WRX teased ahead of 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show debut
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept: Mercedes-Benz has designed a striking supercar concept for the Sony PlayStation 3’s Gran Turismo 6 video game. A life-size version of the virtual car has been built, however, and we’ll get to see it up close in L.A. Peak output of 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque comes from AMG’s familiar twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, and performance should be scintillating given the fact that the concept weighs just 3,053 pounds thanks to its lightweight construction.
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept
2015 Porsche Macan: Porsche is expanding its lineup with two brand new models. One will be the 918 Spyder at the top of the range and the other will be the Macan crossover positioned at the bottom. It is the latter we’ll see for the first time in L.A. Production of the Macan will start later this year at Porsche’s plant in Leipzig, Germany, with sales to commence by next spring. The Macan is a crucial model for Porsche, as the automaker expects it to be its top-seller. Though it’s not yet confirmed, the Macan is expected to arrive in showrooms initially in sportier Macan S and Macan Turbo trim. A base model, possibly with a four-cylinder engine, will be launched at a later date.
2015 Porsche Macan teaser
Hit the next couple of pages to see what else will be on display at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and remember to visit our dedicated hub for all the latest updates.
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase: Since the brilliant new Range Rover SUV went on sale at the end of last year, Land Rover has introduced a new fuel-efficient V-6 option, added the smaller and sportier Range Rover Sport and showcased an advanced hybrid model that will eventually be headed our way. At the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Land Rover will unveil yet another addition, a long-wheelbase model. The model will serve as the flagship of the Land Rover range and include an extra special Autobiography Black trim.
2015 Lincoln MKC: It has been three years since Lincoln first promised to launch a new compact crossover and now it’s finally here in the form of the 2015 Lincoln MKC. The vehicle is based on the concept version revealed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, and we’re glad that the good looks of the concept have been maintained for this production version. Two EcoBoost four-cylinder engines will be available at launch, including a 2.3-liter unit that will be offered in the 2015 Ford Mustang. Sales of the MKC commence next summer.
2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG: The biggest and baddest S-Class we’ve seen yet, the S65 AMG, is coming to these shores. Sales don’t commence until the second quarter of 2014, with pricing details due closer to the sales launch, but expect a substantial jump from the $140,425 starting price of the S63 AMG. For the money, you get a 621-horsepower super-saloon powered by a twin-turbocharged V-12. You also get all the luxury you could ever want, including a Burmester premium audio system with 24 speakers, a massage function for the seats, a panoramic sliding sunroof and a surround view camera.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
2015 Cadillac Escalade: Providing plenty of competition for Land Rover’s stretched Range Rover will be the all-new Escalade, which has already been revealed but makes its official debut in L.A. Now entering its fourth generation, the Escalade is Cadillac's flagship SUV, and it's clearly aiming to put the rest of the large luxury SUV world on notice. The heart of the new 2015 Escalade is a 6.2-liter V-8 good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is once again standard, with all-wheel drive available. And no, there’s no EXT pickup available at the moment.
2015 Cadillac Escalade
Kia K900: Kia will use the L.A. Auto Show to give America its first taste of the K9/Quoris flagship sedan the automaker currently offers overseas. Here in the U.S., the car will be known as the K900 and it will be available with a V-6 or V-8 engines. Kia hasn't confirmed exactly which engines will be used, or their power and gas mileage ratings, but we expect the 333-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 and 429-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 engines from the Hyundai Genesis sedan to get the nod. Sales of the K900 will commence sometime in 2014.
Kia K900 preview
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition: The holiday season has come early thanks to Neiman Marcus and its annual Christmas catalog. As with every edition of the catalog, Neiman Marcus has included a new special edition auto, which this year is based on the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. Only 10 Neiman Marcus Edition cars will be built, and each will cost $344,500. For that price, you get all of the greatness of a Vanquish, plus a few unique features.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition
2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible: BMW’s 4-Series Convertible has already been revealed, but we’ll get our first up-close look at the car in L.A. next week. The car is the replacement for the 3-Series Convertible and will be joined in showrooms by a 4-Series coupe variant. Two trim levels will be available initially: a 428i priced from $49,675 and a 435i priced from $55,825. Further down the track, a high-performance M4 Convertible will join the fold.
2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible
Hit the next page to see what else will be on display at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and remember to visit our dedicated hub for all the latest updates.
AND THE REST...
2015 Subaru Legacy Concept
2014 MINI Cooper
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: 377 HP With Four-Cylinder Economy
Honda FCEV Fuel Cell Concept Previews FCX Clarity Successor
2015 Ford Edge Concept
2014 Chrysler 300S Preview: 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
Nissan Juke NISMO RS
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2015 Subaru Legacy Concept Preview: 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Fiat 500 ‘1957 Edition’ To Debut At L.A. Auto Show
BMW Launching 360 Electric-Driving Assistance At LA Auto Show
Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Gets A Refresh For The LA Auto Show
2013 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge Opens
That’s it for now, but at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show via our dedicated hub.
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