It's not a full bore re-imagining — more of a face lift, really — but that doesn't make the 2013 Volkswagen CC ($TBA) any less desirable. Details on the refreshed "four-door coupe" are scarce, but we know it will sport new front and rear fascias, Bi-Xenon headlights with an Adaptive Front Lighting System and LED taillights standard, all of which bring it in line with the updated Jetta and Passat. It should be headed your way next Spring.
This isn't one of those measly little face lift updates. Instead, the 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan ($TBA) represents a ground-up rebuild of Bimmer's most popular line, resulting in a car that's wider and longer yet more powerful and fuel efficient. Power will come from a new turbocharged 4-cylinder — first seen in the Z4 — or the traditional turbo 6-cylinder, which are paired to a six-speed manual or new eight-speed automatic, and the new interior also boasts slightly more room, as well as new available features like a full-color heads-up display, a park-assist system, and multiple accident avoidance features. Of course, it does look different as well, with a higher, wider, and more athletic front facia featuring LED accent lights, a kidney grille that blends into the headlamps, and two large air intakes. Expect it in dealerships next February. [Scouted by Rob]
What is that parked along the immaculate grass of Pebble Beach? Why it's the 2013 Lexus GS 350 ($TBA). While not the sportiest ride in the world, the latest version of Lexus' standard luxury sedan sports a new aerodynamic body placed on a completely new platform offering a wider stance and improved rigidity, a transmission with quicker shifts that's been paired with a 306 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 that moves the vehicle from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds, LED daytime running and tail lamps, white LED interior lighting, a next-generation Remote Touch controller for in-car systems like the stereo, climate controls, and navigation, and enough room to haul three buddies — and all your clubs — to and from the course.