New York Auto Show Focuses on Luxury

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Detroit Free Press - March 24, 2013

The New York Auto Show, running March 29 to April 7, will highlight automakers’ design, entertainment and manufacturing in their latest models.

Get a closer look at what’s in store on the auto show floor.

Twenty-three automakers will reveal cars and crossovers that have never been seen before in the U.S. as the show celebrates its 113th anniversary. The offerings will be heavily weighted toward luxury brands.

“There is always an abundance of luxury vehicles at the New York show,” said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with Edmunds.com, a consumer and dealer information service. “It’s because New York and Los Angeles are the biggest luxury car markets in the United States.”

Bentley, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Acura, Cadillac, Jaguar, Infiniti and Land Rover have something new.

Mercedes-Benz’s news will focus on an AMG version of its CLA-Class small sedan that will debut this fall. The entry-level CLA-Class will be priced at about $30,000 and is aimed at younger buyers.

Audi is expected to show a redesigned A3 sedan, while Porsche will take the wraps off the 50th anniversary edition of the 911. The fifth generation of the 911 GT3 has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 475 horsepower.

 

 

 

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