Whether or not you'll miss the characteristically boxy shape of the 240s and 640s of yesterday, it's time to say goodbye for good — the Volvo Concept Coupe ($TBA) is the future. With it's swooping, sporty lines, low stance, and rearward cockpit, it's every bit the forward-looking machine. Under the hood you'll find a gasoline plug-in hybrid two-liter four-cylinder engine that is both supercharged and turbocharged, resulting in a fairly-impressive output of around 400 horsepower. Not to be outdone by its exterior, the inside features a handcrafted crystal shift knob, a massive touch screen, and accents of leather and aged wood.
The logo isn't the only thing changing at Cadillac — the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept ($TBA) signals a refreshing design direction for the guys in Detroit. Think of it less as a teaser for an upcoming model, and more as a showpiece for what they think an updated two-door grand coupe should look like. The Elmiraj gets its power from a twin-turbo, 4.5-liter V8 producing an estimated 500 horsepower. It sits on 22- by 9-inch wheels with ceramic brakes and Cadillac mono-block calipers. The interior is driver-focused, with front seats built to accommodate aggressive motoring, titanium accents, Brazilian Rosewood trim, and camel leather.
While very little is known yet about the 2015 BMW M4 Coupe Concept ($TBA) early shots have leaked, and it looks gorgeous (we'll forgive them for the awful metallic yellow color this time). They're expected to ditch the V8 in favor of an inline-six similar to the beloved engine found in the E46 M3s, which drivers raved about for its incomparable smoothness. Early estimates put this turbocharged engine's output at somewhere around 450 horsepower. Regardless, this looks like an exciting direction for the 4-series' sportier sibling.