Review: Paris Motor Show
In our review of Paris Motor Show, we'll tell you what was new, great or amazing at the event from Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.With only a few days left of Paris Motor Show 2016, the SUV-heavy show has brought us all the latest cars and concepts to feast our eyes on. In our review of the event, we'll give you a brief recap on what's new, great or amazing in the car industry from Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. One of the cars with the biggest crowd was, undoubtedly, the Audi RS3 Saloon. Featuring Audi's stunning Ara Blue paintwork, this is the first compact Audi to come with an RS label. This 400bhp car has the most powerful 5 cylinder engine on the market. Equally as exciting was the Audi TT RS. The Coupe model can hit 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds with the Roadster only taking 3.9 seconds. The fixed rear spoiler, honeycomb grille and and double-pipe exhaust make this second-gen car look menacing. Volkswagen was the king of the concepts at Paris Motor Show this year with their eagerly anticipated electric vehicle, the Volkswagen I.D. Perhaps the busiest stand in the entire event, the car shows off a new future for the company with production expected to start before 2020. No blue tyres though, please. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain looked stylish while maintaining practicality. With four-wheel-drive, to help out in difficult driving situations, and a tough exterior styling. The second-gen Audi Q5 was hyped on the run up to Paris Motor Show, and when we finally got to see the new design up-close we weren't disappointed. Sharp edges and an "athletic design" help refine the Q5, which now has the look and feel of the Q3 and Q7. Volkswagen weren't the only carmaker touting their newfound electric platform. Mercedes showed off Generation EQ, the basis for up to ten electric vehicles by 2025. The Audi S4 Avant was on the show floor, and we have the car available to purchase now with excellent standard equipment. Click here for more information. The Audi S5 Coupe and Audi S5 Sportback showed off elegant design and functionality with the road performance of a sports car. Also, who can't love that Nardo Grey paintwork? Volkswagen had their Beetle Dune edition on the show floor at Paris Motor Show. This suped up Beetle handles like a Golf, but has the familiar looks of the VW Beetle and the stylistic choices of the original Baja Beetle. The most luxurious car that we saw at Paris Motor Show was the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. The car is being marketed as being designed like a yacht. The Volkswagen Budd-E was another concept, even if it is one that we've seen before. Where promises were made that the I.D. concept would be built before 2020, there was no such promise for the Budd-E. Those awaiting a camper-van reincarnation from the group shouldn't hold their breath, but we can always dream. Overshadowed by all the excitement the Audi stand had to offer, the Audi Q2 almost went under the radar. The car was still very popular at the event. Audi were also showing off the R8 Spyder, although more people seemed to be interested in the RS3 Saloon, this car can do 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds. And one that will appeal to business owners out there, Volkswagen had the V6 Amarok 4Motion on show with a fresh look and 3.0 V6 engine. Paris Motor Show 2016 was one of the most exciting recent car shows, and with most of the above cars (with the exception of the concept cars) being available soon, we can't wait to get our hands on some of these models.
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