A look at the next Mazda MX-5, a new Land Rover Discovery concept and a BMW M4 convertible. It's the New York motor show and this is what we're looking forward to
15 April 2014

The New York motor show opens its doors on 16 April, with Autocar bringing you all the very latest news from the show.

Big new car reveals from the likes of BMW, Kia and Land Rover are expected to take centre stage, while new models like the Mercedes S63 AMG coupé should get plenty of attention. 

Look through the list below to find out which cars will be making headlines in New York, and scroll through the picture gallery above to select your pre-show stars. Keep checking back to Autocar.co.uk as we add details of new models headed to the US show.

BMW M4 Convertible

Following the M3 saloon and M4 coupé shown in Detroit in January, BMW will show off the new M4 convertible in New York. It's the third in this new generation of M-Division models to use turbocharged power, in this case sharing its 3.0-litre straight six engine with the M3 and M4. Power is rated at 425bhp, with 406lb ft of torque. Prices will start at £60,730 when UK sales begin in September.


Due to go on sale in July priced from £36,590, the new BMW X4 is the latest addition to BMW's SUV range. With engines taken from the X3, and styling borrowed from the larger X6, the new X4 is pitched against rivals including the Porsche Macan and Range Rover Evoque.

Kia Sedona

The all-new Kia Sedona looks set to continue Kia's trend of giving its models more distinctive styling. The new mid-size MPV will go on sale in US markets next year, but Kia has already confirmed it won't be coming to the UK. Able to carry eight passengers and their luggage, Kia says the new car has been designed for "adventure seekers". 

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Land Rover will preview its new Discovery family of cars, which are due to launch next year, with the Discovery Vision Concept in New York. We already know the design language estabished on the Discovery 3 and 4 has been abandoned, with the new model taking on a more luxurious look inside and out. The first model due to be released as part of the new family is the replacement for the current Freelander.

Mazda MX-5

Persistent rumours suggest Mazda will at least partially reveal the new MX-5 in New York. Sources suggest a stripped-down chassis of the sporty new two-seater will appear on Mazda's show stand. The new MX-5 is due to go on sale next year, featuring new, more muscular styling and a range of 1.5 and 2.0-litre SkyActiv petrol engines.

Mercedes S63 AMG coupe

This hot version of the recently unveiled Mercedes S-class coupé will cost around £100,000 when it goes on sale in the UK this November. The plush four-seater gets its power from AMG's twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine, with 577bhp and 663lb ft. The car also comes with Mercedes' new Magic Body Control system, as well as a new system which allows the car to lean into corners.

Nissan Murano

The third-generation Murano will go on sale in the US early next year, but Nissan bosses here are still deciding whether to bring the model to the UK. Nissan says the new Murano is a "halo vehicle" for the brand, and that it "previews a new design language for future Nissan production vehicles". Features such as the Murano's new headlights take inspiration from the Resonance concept of 2013.

Subaru Outback 

A single preview image of the new Outback has been released prior to its unveiling in New York. We already know its design will be heavily influenced by the new Legacy, which made its debut earlier this year. Reports suggest the Outback will also borrow the Legacy's range of engines.

Read more New York motor show news.

Our Verdict


New name, new engine and two turbos and even a much needed facelift, the main question lingers - can the BMW M4 grab the initiative off of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé

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