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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Show opens to the public after two days of media Here are some of the most vehicles being introduced at year s show:



BMW adds a convertible to its 4 line of two-door coupes, debuted over the summer. The 4 replaced the 3 Series coupe; BMW is now the 3 Series name for four-door The convertible, which goes on in the U.S. early next has a three-piece retractable hardtop can be automatically lowered in 20 seconds at low To keep away the chill, the car has neck warmers in the driver and seats. As in the 4 Series coupe, are two engine choices: a turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower in the and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline with 300 horsepower in the 435i.

Both have an eight-speed transmission. The 428i is offered as a or an all-wheel-drive, while the 435i is offered as a rear-wheel-drive. The 428i at $49,675, around $8,000 than the starting price of the

The 435i starts at $55,825.

is entering the fast-growing small SUV with the Macan. The Macan — the comes from the Indonesian for tiger — is six inches shorter its sibling, the Cayenne SUV, but the same muscular look. It uses some tricks to more substantial, like a wraparound hood that the headlights. Porsche designed two The Macan S, with a new, V6 engine that gets 340 and the Macan Turbo, with a new V6 that gets 400 horsepower. features include an off-road which adjusts the torque, and other functions for off-roading at the of a button.

There s an optional air chassis, which can set the vehicle s clearance at three different Porsche says the feature is to the Macan among small The Macan goes on sale spring at a starting price of for the Macan S and $73,295 for the Macan

Sales of small luxury are up 25 percent so far this year, them the fastest-growing segment in the market.



Ford says its Edge vehicle previews the design and technology of the company s future The lines on the concept are sharper and angled than the current and it adopts the trapezoidal grille and narrow headlights of Ford s products. Advanced safety include an automated parking that can find and park in a space.

The system can even be remotely, pulling the car out of a tight before the driver gets in. The concept also will steer away from and brake to avoid a collision. The mid-size SUV has recently been by Ford s newer SUVs, the small Escape and larger

This will be the Edge s full redesign since it was in 2007. The new Edge will target a global audience — it be sold in Europe, China and America for the first time. isn t yet saying when the new Edge go on sale, but it s likely to arrive next year.


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The F-Type which went on sale in the was Jaguar s first two-seat car in 50 years. Now the company s adding a version. The 2015 F-Type which goes on sale spring, starts at $65,000, or less than the convertible.

The model of the all-aluminum coupe — in part, from recycled — has a 340-horsepower V6 engine and a top speed of 161 For $77,000, buyers can upgrade to a V6 380 horsepower and a top speed of 171 mph. At the top of the is the $99,000 F-Type R, which has a V8 engine and goes from to 60 mph in four seconds.

It has a top speed of 186 mph. All versions an eight-speed transmission and a hidden spoiler that automatically at 70 mph and tucks back in at 50 mph or less. s U.S. sales are up 36 percent so far year, thanks to the F-Type and the recently redesigned XF sedan.

The Gran Turismo super car, with its wild and lines and extreme proportions, draw viewers to Mercedes at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Turismo is pure fantasy, for the PlayStation racing game Turismo 6. The virtual model (a model of the show car, with Mercedes signature doors) will be available for next month. While a car this won t ever be produced, for some of the design elements — the LED lights that replace on the grille — on future super cars.

The GLA45 AMG concept, a small SUV Mercedes AMG performance division, is to reality. Like Porsche and Mercedes is entering the fast-growing, luxury SUV market with its GLA series. The GLA45 concept has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine 355 horsepower.

No word on when it hit the market.

Volkswagen announced its first fully electric the e-Golf, will go on sale in the at the end of 2014. The e-Golf is based on the gasoline-powered Golf, which is to the U.S. this spring. VW the new Golf was designed from the to house either a gas engine or an motor and battery. The e-Golf, will be a five-door hatchback, has a electric motor and a 264-cell battery that s tucked the frame beneath the front and passenger seats. Both the and the battery were developed by in Germany.

Volkswagen says the car can go 70 to 90 on a charge, depending in part on of three modes (normal, eco or the driver selects. Among its saving features are a special that uses heat the driving components — instead of the — to warm the cabin and Volkswagen s standard LED headlights. VW says the will be sold, at first, in that have adopted vehicle targets, including Connecticut, New York, Oregon and

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