Also known as Mondial de L’Automobile, the biennial Paris Motor Show ranks among the big five international motor shows (alongside Detroit, Frankfurt, Geneva and Tokyo). Over 1.5 million consumers and trade representatives and 11,000 journalists from 100 countries attend.
For 2010, special exhibitions include:
“The EDF electric cars test centre, the BNP Paribas Learning centre to Eco-Driving , the Incredible Collection 2, the indoor electric karts track and an entire hall ( Pavilion 2 / 1) dedicated to emerging energies and clean cars.
Over 100 manufacturers will attend the show – some of the expected highlights include:
In the Audi stand, the audience at the Paris Motor Show will be able to admire the new A7. The Coupe Sedan rival’s the new Mercedes-Benz CLS and the BMW 5-Series GT
The new BMW X3 will have its world premiere at the show. After six years since the launch on the car market, the Bavarian compact SUV has a new design, more attractive.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will debut in Paris. New technology on the CLS-Class includes the LED headlamps, which feature a total of 71 individual lights
Lambourghini, the Italian supercar manufacturer has released a single teaser image which could be the Lamborghini Murcielago replacement . The company says this teaser is part of a series of six which will get published until this mystery Lamborghini will get unwrapped at the 2010 Paris Motor Show on September 30th at 7:45 am.
The next model is rumored to be named the Lamborghini Jota and various sources have reported that it will be able to hit a maximum speed of 230 mph while weighting less by around 300 lbs when compared to the Murcielago.
The all new Land Rover Evoque will debut in Paris. Launched in Land Rovers 40th anniversary year, the Evoque will be the smallest, lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced, capable of 130g/km of CO 2 emissions.
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Citroen will unveil its new luxury compact DS4 model – a five-door hatchback with coupe styling.
Bugatti will bring the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The new version of the Veyron was able to enter the Guinness Book of Records, reaching speeds of 431 km/h. The Veyron will be sold in extremely limited production, but it will be capped at 415 km/h, or 257.8 mph, just over 10 mph short of the actual record speed it reached. The car is equipped with an engine of 1,200 horsepower and 1500 Nm.
The first five cars out of assembly will be sold as part of a limited series called the “World Record Edition.” Each of these will be in black exposed carbon with an orange finish. This first series has already sold out.
Porsche announces the new 911 Carrera GTS. It offers a power output of 408 hp, outstanding vehicle dynamics and emphatically sporty equipment. 23 hp more than the 911 Carrera S enable the new GTS – available as Coupé and Cabriolet – with 3.8-litre engine to close the gap up to the 911 GT3 with 435 hp.
Mondial de l’Automobile
Porte de Versaille