A preliminary review of the motor show in Los Angeles 2018
The Porsche 911, Audi R8, BMW X7 and many other Grand novelties 2018 LA Auto Show
The motor show in Los Angeles will soon open its doors, and a number of the world’s largest producers of cars already lined up in anticipation to present their latest models.
The event, which will be held from 30 November to 9 December, though is one of the last places among the largest motor show of the current year, promises to be extremely interesting.
Among the star attractions-the long-awaited Porsche 911 “992”generation and the new Audi R8 supercar and also the most luxurious to date, the SUV BMW – X7. At the moment it is known only about the seven new products that 100% will come at the final car ball 2018.
P. S. If you are waiting for the official presentation of the new Toyota Supra, do not comfort yourself with illusions, the Japanese will hold the coupe until next year. The Japanese automaker recently confirmed that the sports car will be presented at the North American international auto show in Detroit (this is not Los Angeles, but also in the USA) next year, which will be held between 14 and 27 January.
And so, here is what we will see in 2018 LA Auto Show:
Audi e-tron GT
In the 2020 model year, the E-tron GT will compete with the Tesla Model S and Porsche P100D Taycan in the segment of electric sports sedans.
It is expected that electromodel will be revealed in concept form at the Los Angeles. It is assumed that the range per charge will meet the SUV range e-Tron. A significant difference between the sedan the GT will be to reduce the time of acceleration of 5.5 seconds, nearly half, compared with its large off-road counterpart, in order to remain competitive with direct rivals.
Audi gave the R8 a supercar to their extensive “facelift”, bringing with it a slight increase in power and, of course, more aggressive appearance.
German hypercar preserved naturally aspirated V10 engine, increasing the power with 553 HP, remove with the crankshaft in the old model, to 562 HP, this is reported by Car magazine. The R8 Plus, which will now be called the R8 Performance, will bounce from 602 to 612 HP
This improvement will allow even the most powerful models to do the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster the previous version, before hitting a maximum speed of over 320 kilometers per hour.
Orders will open in early 2019, prices start from $150.000.
Bentley Continental GTC
Spy shots sophisticated convertible Bentley Continental began to walk around the Internet in recent weeks, suggesting that a new top version “GTC” British Grant Tourer is about to be revealed.
In terms of style, the new version of the GTC takes its main design cues from the coupe (pictured above), but replaces the solid metal roof of the standard car on a fabric soft top. GTC received the “deck” is the flat trunk lid, similar to the one that was in the previous “drop-top” model.
It is expected that the prices of indiscreet Bentley will start in the area of 220 thousand US dollars, which would make it a direct competitor with the model DB11 Volante from Aston Martin.
In Los Angeles for the first time will show hot new BMW M Series. “M”-SC 3-Series will be powered by a 382-horsepower (the power indicator is “removed” from the crankshaft of the engine), 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder motor. The performance and handling of the sedan is enhanced by the “M”-tuned chassis and all-wheel drive xDrive.
Model M340i is not the most powerful model in the line BMW is more oriented for casual use than the sports model M3. G20 M340i will be equipped with a number of Autonomous driving features and an increased range of additional updates.
BMW 8-Series (convertible)
BMW diversifitsirovat its most luxurious offer of a new convertible 8-Series. Featuring four seats, a multi-layered fabric roof and 350 liters of Luggage space, the new Grand Tourer will fill the gap left with the departure of the model 6 Series.
In the spirit of his namesake sports 1990-ies the 8 Series will be available with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine and also petrol V8 engine capacity of 523 HP Both versions of the motor can quickly accelerate a heavy liner to an impressive 250 km/h.
BMW adds an SUV to its portfolio of electric vehicles. Joining the i3 hatchback and i8 sports, iNext will be available in 2021. The German automaker claims that acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h for the new crossover will be approximately 4 seconds and the range on a charge in 600 miles sounds more than competitive.
The concept we will also meet in Los Angeles.
Brand new BMW X7 debuts live in Los Angeles. The car will be on top of the model range of the BMW off-road and in the top League among such Maestro as shocking luxurious Range Rover Vogue and the Mercedes GLS.
The German automaker Packed X7 latest technology, including part of the interior, including new input devices and the touch screen of 12.3 inch infotainment system. Inside is enough space for seven people. Available even very exotic layout for six seats.
Ford Edge ST
First off-roader, the style of the hatchback Ford ST. 2019 Edge ST will be shown in almost serial form in Los Angeles.
With a declared capacity of 335 HP extracted from a 2.7-liter V6 engine, five-seat Edge ST will get a connected full drive and a number of style elements of the exterior carried over from existing models ST: Focus and Fiesta.
Hyundai is going to unveil at the motor show at the beginning of winter recently marked the three-row SUV Palisade.
A completely new crossover Palisade 2020 will be bigger and more luxurious than the existing Hyundai Santa Fe. While details on the new product is small, but you can expect that it will share its Foundation with the upcoming luxury SUV Kia Telluride.
Secret model from Kia
According to the official website of “La Show”, Kia will debut on American soil with a new production model. We don’t know exactly what it could be for the car, the Koreans, oddly enough, keep the secret very carefully. But most likely we are talking about the Kia Soul. If so, no furor of course will not happen, the automaker southern tip of the Peninsula has revealed all the cards on the new.
On the other hand, if we assume that in the sleeve Kia has some kind of ACE (let’s call it “mystery model”), it is likely to create a stir among car fans at the end of the year as it did three years ago with the prototype SportSpace.
Jeep Wrangler (pick-up)
Jeep Wrangler pickup truck will be shown for the first time without camouflage in Los Angeles.
The debut of the SUV marks the first attempt in writing, which the Jeep will try sweeping stroke to walk on a serious contender on the American market – Ford F-Series.
Therefore, the truck Wrangler marks the beginning of the diversification of the Jeep to other markets, but CEO Mike Manley promises the coming of electric and Autonomous model based on the classics.
2019 Mazda 3
On the Mazda stand will be the world debut of the new fourth generation Mazda 3, serial version. Pre-General view of the concept under the name “Kai” was described a year earlier, now it is time to show the real appearance of the hatchback.
While design in the series should be quite similar to what we saw earlier, it is also expected the appearance of the spirit of the variations of the body – hatchback and fastback. By the way, the Mazda 3 will be the first new model using the latest technology of branded Skyactiv engine.
Mercedes is preparing to introduce a new crossover on the basis of which GLS Maybach created the most elite SUV in its lineup.
According to the published spy pictures, Maybach GLS will be based on the next-generation version of the largest SUV the company, which will boast a smoother, refined lines than the current model GLS.
Spy shots show that Mercedes moved away from the style of the salon, which was demonstrated at Vision concept-Maybach Ultimate Luxury (photo above) at the Beijing motor show earlier this year. Everything will be a little easier, but no less beautiful.
Mercedes-Maybach will announce prices and release date on the LA auto show.
Nissan Maxima (restyling)
2019 Nissan Maxima will appear in Los Angeles in anticipation of the December launch.
In the USA only a four-door sedan will receive a mid-term facelift that includes revised headlights and taillights, but are expected to retain their 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine.
Porsche Panamera GTS
This will be the debut of the second generation Panamera GTS at the auto show.
All-wheel drive with leading rear axle, “sport unnatural” 4.0-liter V8 under the hood, the GTS produces 454 HP and capable of speeds up to 300 km/h.
Porsche 911 (992)
Over the last few months there have been a lot of spy shots and rendered images showing the appearance of the new Porsche 911. Wait for the opening soon.
Sports car “992”generation will be the bearer of more sharp and muscular design than the current model. Also, it will be a different refurbished with a new digital dashboard.
It is expected that Porsche will offer a new generation of models with six versions of turbocharged gasoline engines and two hybrid system with all-wheel drive. Hardcore model, the GT3 will also receive a ticket to life.
Order sports novelty will be next spring