Catch up on all the highlights from China’s biggest car, with new models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen on display

The Beijing motor show has opened for 2016, with new models from some of the country's biggest domestic manufacturers making their debuts alongside key cars from Western brands. As ever, Autocar is on the ground to bring you the latest news from China's biggest car show.

You can read all about the Chinese cars launched in Beijing right here, but we've listed all of the most important launches below. Keep an eye on the gallery above, too, as we'll be updating it with all of the latest pictures from Beijing.

Beijing 2016 - the key cars

Audi TT RS - the hottest version of the latest Audi TT gets 395bhp from its 2.5-litre, five-cylinder petrol engine, and will go on sale in the UK in both coupé and Roadster forms from October.

Audi A4 L - This stretched version of the Audi A4 will only be offered with a 2.0-litre petrol engine in China, but its rear cabin should benefit from a substantial increase in legroom.

Bentley Mulsanne First Edition - Just 50 examples of Bentley's range-topping Mulsanne will be built, with each receiving bespoke exterior and interior trim. Each car is expected to cost around £300,000.

BMW X1 Li - Long-wheelbase version of BMW's baby SUV is 79mm longer than the standard car, and will be sold in China wih two petrol engines - the most powerful of which has 228bhp.

DS 4S - The latest car to come from Citroën's luxury brand will only be available in China, and is powered by two 1.6-litre petrol engines.

Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration - Infiniti's latest SUV concept previews the next QX70 SUV, and features futuristic exterior and interior styling.

Jaguar XFL - Jaguar's stretched XF has been designed with Chinese buyers in mind, with rear-seat passengers receiving their own infotainment screens and wireless headhones.

Mazda CX-4 - As its name suggests, the China-only CX-4 sits in between the CX-3 and CX-5 in Mazda's line-up, and is inspired by last year's Koeru concept car.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB - Like Jaguar, BMW and Audi's stretched models, the E-Class LWB's extra length is felt most in the rear, where passengers can enjoy an extra 134mm of legroom.

Porsche 718 Cayman - The sister car to the recently launched 718 Boxster, the 718 Cayman gets 345bhp from a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in range-topping Cayman S form.

Renault Koleos - The Koleos name returns for Renault's new large SUV, which will go on sale in the UK next year.

Smart Fortwo and Forfour Brabus - German tuning firm Brabus has modified the Smart Fortwo and Forfour with unique exterior and interior touches, and more power.

Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE - Volkswagen's new SUV concept shows us what the next-generation Touareg SUV will look like, and features a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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25 April 2016
No long wheelbase Smart?

26 April 2016
Lol !

XXXX just went POP.

26 April 2016
lol - the Greeks will never buy it even if they found the money in the bottom draw of Grandma;s cottage - name is much much much too close to KOLOS (meaning ARSE) so people would surely be called AH

what's life without imagination

26 April 2016
lol - the Greeks will never buy it even if they found the money in the bottom draw of Grandma;s cottage - name is much much much too close to KOLOS (meaning ARSE) so people would surely be called AH

what's life without imagination

26 April 2016
that was an issue on the A website.
The smart by Brabus is 2mm bigger - its in the front end new snout

what's life without imagination

26 April 2016
Mitsubishi admit to fiddling eco figures for DECADES.. meanwhile nip out and invest in shares of MM as they are 52% down annd will only go upwards. This is not a little company but notice they have low profile in the show

what's life without imagination

26 April 2016
The Mulsanne looks wonderful. That interior is a delight. I like the Cayman in that blue as well, and I'm sure the TT RS will be an attractive sports car in a better colour than that dismal grey.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left


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