Supercars such as a new 900hp Lamborghini and the Ferrari 458 Speciale A will line up alongside fuel-efficient plug-in hybrids such as the VW Passat GTE at the Paris auto show. The highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT and Jaguar XE will also be on public view for ther first time.
Here are the key debuts:
Audi is expected to unveil a four-door version of its TT sports car. The TT Sportback concept could join the coupe and roadster versions of the compact TT sports car, along with a crossover variant that has already been previewed the Detroit and Beijing auto shows. Audi plans to expand the TT's lineup to boost volume as sales of compact sports cars shrink. The third-generation TT roadster will debut in Paris.
Bentley will show the Mulsanne Speed, a new flagship powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V-8 engine that generates 530 hp. The Mulsanne Speed accelerates from 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds (0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds) and has a top speed of 305kph (190 mph). Sales will start just after the Paris show.
BMW will showcase the second-generation X6 coupe-styled crossover and the 2-series convertible. The new X6 is slightly larger than its predecessor, with more luggage space. It will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina, like the current model. The 2-series softtop convertible is slightly larger and roomier than the 1-series convertible it replaces.
The Citroen C1 Urban Ride concept is an SUV-styled version of the C1 minicar and previews a potential rival to the Opel Adam Rocks and Fiat Panda Cross.