The BMW Concept Active Tourer is a pint-sized BMW plug-in hybrid concept that will be shown at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and hints at a future 1 Series variant.
GM’s 2013 Opel Adam will be powered by 70-bhp 1.2-liter, 87-bhp 1.4-liter, and 100-bhp 1.4-liter and all come equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission target to compete with Mini Cooper and Fiat 500.
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h F Sport is the most powerful version of the GS to compete with the Germans in the full-size sports sedan segment.
The limited edition 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP is powered by a specially-tuned version of the 1.6-liter engine producing 218 horsepower and only 2,000 slotted for production.
The 2013 SRT Viper has evolved from its predecessor in terms of power, control, weight, and features, but at the cost of doubling the price tag.
The 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet will be unveiled during the 2012 Paris Auto Show featuring a snarling 450-bhp 4.2-liter V-8 mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed S tronic.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta gets classier styling and EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Coupe SS could come with GM’s potent turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 with output hovering in the region of 250 bhp.
BMW Zagato Roadster – German engineering meets Italian design.
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia, and 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. They’re all impossibly fast and incredibly capable; driven alone and without context, each is a world-beater. But drive them back to back, and both strengths and weaknesses tend to pop out in bold relief.
Coming 1st in our Best Fun, Frugal and Relatively Fast Cars test, the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth was lowest in fuel economy at 27.6 mpg.
The all-wheel-drive A7 is no slouch, hitting 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and clocking a 13.2-sec. quarter mile.
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra — an 850 horsepower one-of-a-kind Cobra built to honor the late Carroll Shelby.
The 2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Ferrari’s most powerful road car proves more thrilling than fearsome.
The 2014 Mazda6 sedan will feature a SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter gas engine mated to a SkyActiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. It will also feature “I-ELOOP”, the world’s first capacitor-based regenerative braking system that will improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent.