Which car are you most looking forward to seeing from the LA Motor Show?

Mike Fernie posted in News

16w ago

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The last big motor show of the year is just around the corner and it is positively full of mouth-watering machinery from the big manufacturers. With everything from the new facelifted Audi R8 to a new Kia Soul, the LA Motor Show is set to reveal some heavy hitters to see out 2018.

Here's what we're looking forward to seeing:

BMW 8 Series Convertible

We already love the new 8 Series but hacking the roof off makes it an even more tantalising GT car. We were all fans of the previous 6 Series soft top so this car should take BMW firmly into the luxury sector alongside the Mercedes S-Class convertible.

All the headroom in the world, four seats and the option of a 523bhp V8? We'll take five.

Audi R8 Facelift

Audi has somehow made the R8 even prettier, channeling the same design traits as the new A1. Those little air vents at the front seem to make all the difference but the new facelifted R8 is also packing a little more power to go with its sharpened looks.

Audi e-tron GT

After releasing its first all-electric production car in the shape of the e-tron SUV earlier this year, Audi is keeping its momentum going by bringing an electric sports saloon to the market.

Seemingly built to take on the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan, the e-tron GT will almost certainly share most of its bits with the aforementioned SUV but in a sleeker, more elegant package.

BMW X7

The X7 has divided opinion massively in terms of its looks since images were released online last month. The kidney grilles at the front are larger than they've ever been, resulting in a hulking SUV that is anything but pretty.

This humungous beast will be set out in the flesh for the first time in LA so we'll keep our opinions to ourselves until we've seen the thing for real and up close.

Ford Edge ST

Believe it or not, this is the most powerful ST car you can buy.

You may not expect it from an SUV but, in a drag race, this thing will pull away from everything in the Ford stable that's lacking an RS or Mustang badge.

Jeep Wrangler Pick-up

Along with promising electric and autonomous options across the Jeep range, CEO Mike Manley should be pulling the covers off a new pick-up truck based on the Wrangler.

It'll need to go some to outdo the Ford F-Series pick-up but considering how much people in the USA love the Jeep brand, this should sell like hot cakes.

Porsche 992 911

As if we needed another level of nomenclature from Porsche, the next generation of 911 is nearly with us through the 992. It looks to be more rounded (much like the all-electric Mission E concept car) and will feature turbocharged engines throughout the base range of cars like the 991.

The first hybrid 911s will be on their way too, leading to a crazy 24 911 options available from 2020. We can't wait to feel how viciously fast an electrically-assisted 911 will be, so bring on the LA Motor Show and some meaningful stats.

Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition

VW has kept the third generation Beetle going for as long as it possibly can but production is soon to come to a close, with this Final Edition.

With unique colours and trim options, this swan song will be a sad exit for the car that sadly doesn't fit into Volkswagen's plans any more.

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