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Detroit hasn’t quite retained it’s Motown mojo, but the Motor Show was one of the busiest ever

THE city itself may be in dire straits, but this year’s Detroit Motor Show (Jan 13-26) was one of the busiest yet.  And if you thought the Detroit show was just for the US market, take a look at our run down of ten of the most exciting new models at Detroit. One of these might just be your next company car.

 

Mercedes C-Class

Sitting on the Mercedes showstand, the new C looked every inch the mini S-Class – right down to its fantastic interior.

Mercedes is promising plenty of technology, high comfort levels and a range of super-efficient engines. Look out for this one as your next company car.

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The mini-S-Class, or rather the new Mercedes C-Class

Lexus RC-F

The RC-F is Lexus’ answer to the BMW M4, but this one comes with a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 boasting well over 450bhp – the M4 uses a turbocharged straight-six.

Lexus told us that the RC-F actually arrives before the standard RC does, so expect to see it on sale at the end of this year for around £57,000.

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If BMW can have a 6-cylinder 4 Series, Lexus shall have a V8 in the new RC rival

 

BMW M3

So, M4 is the new name for the M3 Coupe but the saloon M3 lives on.

With a carbon fibre roof and other weight-saving tricks this car is 80kg lighter than the old car. It’s powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six rather than a 4.0-litre V8 but power is still up from 414bhp to 425bhp.

Go for the dual clutch gearbox and the 0-62mph time stands at a blistering 4.1 seconds.

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The BMW M3 lives on in spite of the 4 Series, and this one gets to 62mph in a quickish 4.1 seconds

 

 

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