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USA: 5 cars you cannot afford... to miss

United States, Detroit
January 14, 2014 at 23:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: 5 cars you cannot afford... to miss

This year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit delivered a strong showing of new luxury cars that could leave your wallet a little lighter and your driveway a lot more impressive.

German auto makers made a strong showing, with the new BMW 2-series and Mercedes S-class coupe shown off for the first time. The S-class will features a 523hp V12 engine and 612 lb-ft of torque, the first Mercedes ever to be fully manufactured on US soil. Volkswagen also brought along their Beetle Dune concept car, a return to the classic chassis that made VW a household name, with a 210 horsepower, 2.0-litre engine bringing the power.

Higher up the price ladder, Chevrolet showed their road-legal Corvette Z06, developed in tandem with the C7.R racing car. Showrooms will play host to the two-seater later this year, with customers treated to a 6.2l LT4 engine with 625hp and the choice of seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Japanese car maker Toyota was not about to let a small thing like reality hold them back, with their FT-1 concept racing car designed partly in the virtual world of the Sony racing game Gran Turismo 6. While there is no news on whether the car will ever see the light of day on the race track, owners of the game will be able to download a version of the supercar to use in online racing.

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USA: 5 cars you cannot afford... to miss

This year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit delivered a strong showing of new luxury cars that could leave your wallet a little lighter and your driveway a lot more impressive.

German auto makers made a strong showing, with the new BMW 2-series and Mercedes S-class coupe shown off for the first time. The S-class will features a 523hp V12 engine and 612 lb-ft of torque, the first Mercedes ever to be fully manufactured on US soil. Volkswagen also brought along their Beetle Dune concept car, a return to the classic chassis that made VW a household name, with a 210 horsepower, 2.0-litre engine bringing the power.

Higher up the price ladder, Chevrolet showed their road-legal Corvette Z06, developed in tandem with the C7.R racing car. Showrooms will play host to the two-seater later this year, with customers treated to a 6.2l LT4 engine with 625hp and the choice of seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Japanese car maker Toyota was not about to let a small thing like reality hold them back, with their FT-1 concept racing car designed partly in the virtual world of the Sony racing game Gran Turismo 6. While there is no news on whether the car will ever see the light of day on the race track, owners of the game will be able to download a version of the supercar to use in online racing.