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2012 Audi A6

2012 Audi A6

While it’s still frigid in much of the U.S., the auto shows give consumers plenty to dream about. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we sifted through all the press reports and reviews on sister publications, TheCarConnection and MotorAuthority, to arrive at a listing of hotly-anticipated new cars.

The full list of ten is mostly 2012 models, but three are 2011s. Today we feature part one, so be sure to check back tomorrow for the next five on the list.

2012 Audi A6 – Winner of the EyesOn Design Award at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the 2012 Audi A6 luxury mid-size sedan is more than just easy on the eyes. A potent 300-horsepower turbocharged V-6 engine lurks under the hood. There’s also a new hybrid powerplant combining electric motor and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for a maximum 245 horsepower and estimated 38 mpg highway fuel economy.

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe – Any BMW M is a hotly-anticipated new ride, but we’re concentrating here on the 2011 BMW-1 Series M Coupe as an ultimate performer just begging to be driven. In fact, fans will get a glimpse of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe as it paces the 49th Rolex 24 at Daytona January 28th-30th. Powering the 1-Series M Coupe is the all-aluminum, twin-turbocharged 335-horsepower in-line six-cylinder engine. Zero to 60 time is 4.7 seconds. Starting sticker for the 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe is $47,010. Want to know more? Read the 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe preview.

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