Slotting in between the Competition and track-focused GTS, the BMW M4 CS Coupe pushes the limits on performance without sacrificing road manners. Its 3.0L twin turbo six-cylinder in-line engine produces 460 hp and is paired with a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission and Adaptive M suspension. Performance numbers are impressive, with the 0-62 sprint taking just 3.9 seconds, top speed limited to 174 mph, and a lap at Nürburgring clocking in at just 7 minutes and 38 seconds. Outside, you'll notice the twin LED headlights, OLED taillights, and light-alloy wheels, while the carbon fibre-reinforced plastic roof and hood help reduce weight. The limited-run, special-edition model will be built at the original BMW plant in Munich.
Following in the footsteps of the Audi E-Tron SUV, the Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept is a sleek, muscular take on an all-electric vehicle. It's powered by one electric motor on the front axle, two on the rear, and a low-mounted battery pack. The system is capable of delivering 370 kW, or roughly 500 hp, good for a 0-62 time of 4.5 seconds and range over 300 miles. It's similar in size to the A7, with 23-inch wheels, digitally-controlled Matrix LED headlights and a futuristic interior that uses screens to replace everything from gauges and controls to the exterior mirrors. Unlike most forward-thinking concepts, this one's already slated for production, with an expected introduction in 2019.
Not many prototype cars become production models. Even fewer do so nearly five decades after they're first unveiled. Yet that's the case with this 1969 Range Rover Velar Prototype. Technically, it served as the predecessor to the original Range Rover Classic. But the moniker was mothballed for decades until being resurrected for the company's latest SUV. As you'd expect, there's not a lot in common between the modern incarnation and this one — except an uncompromising driving experience both on and off the road.
Mercedes' recent string of compact vehicles has led to record sales. The Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan is our first look at what the next generation might look like. Its exterior design is notable for its reduction in lines and gaps, Panamericana grille, oversized lower air inlet, 20-inch alloy wheels, and headlamps with a unique grid-like structure made using UV paint, so they glow different colors depending on the light selected. Inside, passengers can enjoy the added room afforded by the offset greenhouse and the views offered by the panoramic glass roof.
The Porsche 356 is an automotive icon. This particular 1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster is one of the most desirable examples we've seen. It's believed to be one of fewer than 200 "S" models built in 1957 and one of the last 800 ever built, period. Fully restored in 2003, it saw new silver paint replace the original ivory, and black leather supplant the aging brown interior. At the same time, it received some mild race preparation, most importantly seeing its original powerplant replaced with a tuned 1600 SC engine that produces 110 hp, and helps make the car even more pleasurable to drive.