Countdown to Geneva Motor Show: What to expect

by admin on February 28, 2014

The annual Geneva International Motor Show is gearing up to open its doors for its 84th edition, where all eyes will be on the latest breed of new and dynamic models.

The world’s biggest and most prestigious motor show runs for 10 days from March 6th and lined up is a slew of new-model unveilings from the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lamborghini.

BMW is set to reveal its 4 Series Gran Coupé, a four-door car expected to retail at around £29,420. This new model is higher than the previous incarnation, a full 12mm above the 4 Series Coupé, and stretches back 112mm, meaning there’s more headroom room in the back for passengers.

Mercedes will be showing off its S-Class Coupé at the Geneva Motor Show, held at the normally thronged Geneva Palexpo convention centre beside the city’s international airport.

This ultra-stylish car was shown as a concept model at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013, and excitement is building to see what the production model will look like. One thing that’s sure to draw gasps, however, is the muscular price tag of around £75,000.

Eyes will be glued to the Audi section of the global exhibition, where the Audi TT will make its first public appearance. As of yet, there is scant information about this new model, other than what was seen during recent camouflaged testing. It’s expected, however, that the Audi TT will feature improved engine performance and may be lighter than previous models.

Italian luxury carmaker Lamborghini is set to unveil its latest model, the four-wheel-drive Huracan that can do up to 202 mph. Already there’s a long list of people waiting to get their hands on one, and willing to fork out around £160,000 for the privilege. This supercar is not expected to arrive in the UK until the autumn, however.

McLaren is also getting in on the action and is due to announce a 650S supercar. Nothing is known about this model, other than a teaser photograph the British automaker released showing the model number.

Staying with luxury, and Lexus is also set for an unveiling at Geneva. The Lexus RC 350 F Sport will be on display for all to see. This sportier version of the RC 350 will feature an enhanced interior and exterior but the same 3.5 litre V6 engine with its 318 bhp will be in place.

The Geneva Motor Show continues this year with its Green Pavilion, where environmentally friendly vehicles powered by petrol and renewable energies will be displayed. Vehicles on show in the pavilion will have carbon dioxide emissions of less than 95 grams per kilometre.

Many others, of course, will be announcing the latest in their production lines at the Geneva Motor Show. So it looks like this year will be another one of exhilaration as big names unveil dashing new models that will generate ripples of excitement around the exhibition centre and indeed right around the entire world of car lovers and enthusiasts.

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