Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hot Metal: The Most Anticipated New Cars of 2016

A quick look at the future-product pipeline reveals an undeniable truth: These are the good old days, and they’re about to get even better. From supercars to off-road pickups, and from luxury sedans to blistering all-wheel-drive compacts, the next 12 months will deliver a bounty of new products. Click through and check our list of 2016’s most anticipated models—which are listed alphabetically—and you’ll see why we think it’s going to be a very good year.---Note: Vehicles must be expected to go on sale by the end of the calendar year to qualify for our list.Acura NSXThe Giulia has sensuous and shapely sheetmetal, and—like a good Italian—the curves and creases are in all the right places. First to arrive will be the top-spec Quadrifoglio model, with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 making 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual are standard. A 276-hp 2.0-liter turbo four with a six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive also will be available; all-wheel drive will be optional. ---Arrives: Summer2017 Audi A4Bentley boasts that the Bentayga, with a claimed top speed of 187 mph, is the fastest SUV in the world. The claim is made possible by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine that makes a mighty 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque; an eight-speed automatic directs the power to all four wheels. The interior can be configured to seat four or five; only the finest leather will cosset the lucky posteriors in this $232,000 SUV. Diesel and hybrid powertrains will be offered in the future.---Arrives: Early 2016BMW M2Bugatti ChironCadillac hopes the edgy and imposing CT6 will help return the automaker to the realm of full-size luxury cars worth considering. The CT6 features an aluminum-intensive structure as well as high-tech goodies such as LED lighting, massaging seats, and a super-premium audio system. Powertrains include a 272-hp turbo four-cylinder, a 335-hp V-6, and a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6; each is paired with an eight-speed automatic driving the rear wheels. A plug-in hybrid also will be available. ---Arrives: February2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVChrysler PacificaFord F-150 Raptor2016 Ford Focus RSFord-GT-Genesis G90Honda RidgelineInfiniti Q602017 Jaguar XE-SLincoln Continental2017-Mercedes-AMG-C63-coupe2017 Porsche 911 Carrera / Carrera S2017-Porsche-911-Turbo2017-Volvo-S90
from Car and Driver Blog

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