Paris Auto Show

  • BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show

    If you missed it, the biggest thing to hit the Paris Auto Show was the McLaren P1. Ron Dennis, Frank Stephenson, and Antony Sheriff gathered to talk about the car on video. Check it out. BMW is bringing its three-cylinder engines to the U.S. We're inclined to think that's a good thing, but what do you say? And if you didn't stay up-to-the-minute during our live coverage of the 2012 Paris Auto Show, you'll want to check out our overview of the cars and concepts shown there. You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines below, right here at Motor Authority. McLaren’s Ron...

  • McLaren P1, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    McLaren’s Ron Dennis, Frank Stephenson And Antony Sheriff Talk P1: Video

    McLaren’s new P1 was undoubtedly the highlight of last week’s Paris Auto Show, its otherworldly design, scintillating expected performance and teasing nature--this is still only a concept--proving unmatched by anything else on show. This being the successor to the legendary McLaren F1...

  • 2012 Paris Auto Show crowds
    2012 Paris Auto Show Coverage Overview

    The first of the major international auto shows following the summer break, the 2012 Paris Auto Show, is now over, and the Motor Authority team was out in force at the event to bring you all the latest information and live photos. The biannual event--the Paris and Frankfurt shows alternate--is a...

  • 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Nissan Juke Nismo: Full Specs And Live Photos

    While it may not offer the same impressive thrust and supercar-beating handling as the 545-horsepower Nissan Juke-R, the Nismo-tuned version of Nissan’s compact crossover promises to deliver a just-right blend of increased performance, improved handling, sharper looks and mass-market...

  • Audi Crosslane Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Audi Crosslane Concept Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    One of the surprises of this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show was Audi’s Crosslane concept, a compact crossover coupe built around an advanced ‘multi-material’ spaceframe platform and tipped to preview a new Q2 model from the automaker. These live photos show an aggressive new...

  • Smart ForStars concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Smart ForStars Concept Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Smart has previewed the styling of its next-generation ForTwo with its ForStars concept car unveiled this week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The new concept is the follow-up to the Smart For-Us pickup concept unveiled earlier this year in Detroit, and shows that Smart’s designers are looking...

  • 2013 Land Rover Range Rover

    The fourth generation of Land Rover’s iconic Range Rover has finally made its world debut, and here are our first live shots of the vehicle direct from its appearance at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The new luxury SUV has already made a sneak U.S. debut, where it was announced that sales will commence this December and pricing is to start at $83,500 including destination. This nets you the base model, which for the U.S. market comes with a 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. A supercharged version of this engine is also available, delivering 510 horsepower...

  • Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena in a Citroen DS3 WRC car in 2012
    Citroen Committed To WRC, Considering WTCC Entry With Sebastien Loeb

    Despite fears Citroen may pull out of the World Rally Championship next year due to financial constraints, the French automaker has confirmed it's committed to the sport and will be racing at the start of the 2013 season next January. Citroen, which won the championship last year, thanks to the...

  • SsangYong e-XIV Concept
    SsangYong e-XIV Concept: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    South Korea’s SsangYong has presented its third iteration of its XIV line of concepts at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, previewing yet again a new compact crossover the automaker has in the pipeline. The new concept goes by the name e-XIV, the small “e” denoting this one...

  • Maserati GranCabrio MC, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Maserati expanded its GranTurismo range in Paris with the introduction of the new GranTurismo Convertible MC, essentially the drop-top version of the GranTurismo MC coupe that went on sale last year. In Europe, the car is known as the GranCabrio MC, but in the U.S. it will carry the longer...

  • MINI JCW GP, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    MINI revealed the 2013 John Cooper Works GP back in May, but we haven't seen it in in the metal until now. We spent some time at the MINI stand at the Paris Auto Show and let's just say we really like what we see. Why are we already in love with the new MINI JCW GP? Aside from the adjustable race...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type
    2014 Jaguar F-Type Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    The 2014 Jaguar F-Type might be one of the most highly anticipated debuts at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and Jaguar didn't disappoint. This new sports car is pure hotness in every sense of the term. Representing a return to Jaguar's sports car roots, the new F-Type is a two-seater convertible with an...

  • The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, now with start/stop and cylinder deactivation

    Back in July we reported Lamborghini was working on new cylinder deactivation technology for the Aventador to help it achieve better fuel economy numbers. Turns out we were right. Lamborghini just announced a new engine stop-start system and cylinder deactivation for the 2013 Aventador. Lamborghini isn't taking the typical route of stop-start systems, rather it is using an innovative new technology which features high-performance capacitors called supercaps. This technology allows the engine to achieve extremely fast start-ups after shutting down at a stop light, enabling the engine to...

  • 2014 Audi S3 hatchback, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    2014 Audi S3 Hatchback Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Audi has unveiled the 2014 S3 in a three-door hatchback form, and after seeing it in person we can only be even more disappointed that it won't be coming to the U.S. in this body style. The new S3 is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI turbo four-cylinder rated at 296 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of...

  • McLaren P1, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    McLaren P1 Supercar: First Specs And Live Photos

    We’ve seen the studio shots and guessed at all the specs, but here is the McLaren P1 supercar in all its glory, these photos coming direct from its debut just moments ago at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. This is the first auto show appearance for McLaren, the automaker, and we can’t think...

  • BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    BMW Concept Active Tourer Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    One of the more overlooked concepts at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, the Concept Active Tourer from BMW, is perhaps one of the most groundbreaking, at least for the German automaker. It previews BMW’s first front-wheel drive model, the rumored 1-Series Gran Turismo, and only a few...

  • Lexus LF-CC Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Lexus LF-CC Live Photos And Design Video: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Following the warm reception for Lexus’ LF-LC 2+2 hybrid sport coupe concept, launched at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus is showing its LF-CC mid-sized coupe concept at the Paris Auto Show. Power for the LF-CC comes from a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a water-cooled electric...

  • Nissan Terra FCEV Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Nissan Terra Concept Live Photos And Video: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    One of the more daring concepts at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show is the Nissan Terra SUV, which is said to be a preview of Nissan’s future SUV and crossover models. We can certainly see some of the styling influencing models like the next-generation Murano, though its powertrain is a...

  • The carbon fiber tub of the upcoming Ferrari F70

    While Ferrari is displaying all five cars in its current lineup at the Paris Auto Show, the most interesting part of its exhibit for supercar fans may be a simple carbon fiber tub, sans bodywork, wheels or drivetrain. That carbon fiber tub, known professionally as a monocoque, is said to form the backbone of the Ferrari F70, successor to the storied Ferrari Enzo. Based on lessons learned from Formula One racing, the carbon composite chassis could be most complex that Ferrari has ever developed; it’s certainly the most complex ever used in a road-going Ferrari. Common methods of...

  • 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC
    Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Though it isn’t the new GranSport that had been rumored, Maserati has upped the performance of its GranTurismo Convertible with a new race-inspired version revealed in full today at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The car is the new Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC, and as its name suggests it...

  • Volkswagen GTI 'concept' launch at Paris Motor Show, September 2012
    2014 VW GTI Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Volkswagen is calling the 2014 GTI shown at the Paris Auto Show a near-production-ready concept, so don’t expect to see too many changes when the 2014 GTI hits the streets in late 2013. That’s fine with us, since we appreciate the evolutionary styling changes to Volkswagen’s hot...

  • 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
    2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Lamborghini unveiled an updated version of its Gallardo supercar for the 2013 model year at this week’s Paris Auto Show, with the range receiving a fresh new look and also offering customers a whole new level of personalization. The range still consists of six separate models, though now...

  • Maserati Kubang SUV
    Maserati SUV To Be Called Levante, Baby Sedan To Revive Ghibli Title

    Maserati has ambitions plans to boost its annual sales to as much as 50,000 units per year in the mid to longer term, up from less than 7,000 units sold last year. To do so, the automaker intends on two key model introductions with which it hopes to acquire new customers, particularly in emerging...

  • 2013 Honda CR-Z (European spec)
    2013 Honda CR-Z Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    After teasing us with a few fleeting images of its updated CR-Z on its website, Honda has now released full details on the car following its debut today at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Our prediction Honda engineers would be adding more power to the CR-Z has come true, though the new figures are...

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