The end of the year is close and this means that we are that much closer to 2014 and all of those vehicles we were teased throughout 2013 are so close to being a reality.
Because there was such a sheer amount of cars revealed and teased for 2014, we narrowed it down to just our top 10 cars for 2014.
10. Holden Barina RS
Ok, so this has technically just been released, but in a tiny little car it has a 1.4litre turbo 4cylinder engine producing 103kW of power through the front wheels. Add some bad ass looking 17” alloys and a whole heap of RS badging and you have a pretty powerful little rocket for around $25,000.
9. Subaru WRX
Taking up 9th spot is the new generation Subaru WRX which arrives early 2014 in Australia. It feels like it has been a long time since we have had a big generation leap with the WRX. Despite not selling out its pre-orders yet, we think this is going to be a great looking car on the road and give us some exciting visuals on the WRC.
8. BMW 2 Series
The original BMW 1 Series Coupe was a hit and even some said it was the modern E30 3 Series Coupe. The BMW 2 Series hopes to build upon this success and give owners even more power, better handling and more electronic gizmos as standard. Expect to see this land in Australia around the middle of 2014.
7. Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes-Benz has been doing a lot right lately in their entry level models. It started with the A-Class hatch, then it moved onto CLA sedan and now their latest addition to the entry level is the Mercedes-Benz GLA. It’s the SUV version of the A-Class and set to take on the likes of the Q3 and BMW’s X1. It looks great and we have a feeling it will be a hit when it launches in April 2014.
6. BMW i3 and BMW i8
Position 6 had to be shared with the BMW i3 and BMW i8. These are both the products of the BMW i brand, whose focus is set completely electric and hybrid vehicles. We feel having experienced some of BMW’s technology earlier this year that these vehicles should really kick start the upper end of the hybrid and electric vehicle line up. How on earth could you not like the looks of the i8 and know that it will get better fuel economy than a Prius but be as fast as an M3?
5. Ferrari LaFerrari
Why does this only come in at number 5? Well there are two reasons. One – the name is silly. Essentially we just said above “Ferrari, The Ferrari”. Secondly – we most likely won’t be seeing one of these on the roads in Australia registered just like its predecessors. What we do love though is its epic power, epic looks and overall Ferrariness. That’s all.
4. Lamborghini Cabrera – Gallardo replacement
What can we say? We have been waiting a very long time to see a replacement vehicle for the aged, but still beautiful Gallardo. The Cabrera name isn’t official, but it seems that it is the name that is floating around at the moment. It is rumoured to be running of the Audi R8’s platform and running a 600+hp V10 engine. No official information yet, but we know it is coming.
3. Porsche Macan
It’s based of the Audi Q5 but Porsche has made it more Porsche like. “It is a sports car” according to Porsche and we aren’t surprised with 250-300kW of power available throughout the model line-up. Are we expecting it to be popular? Yes. Does Porsche expect it to be popular? Yes. During the unveiling, they even mentioned themselves that they will be limited to 50,000 of these a year – or in other words, their most popular Porsche ever.
2. Jaguar F-Type Coupe
What do you get when you put a permanent roof onto an already great looking and sounding Jaguar F-Type? You get a spine tingling Jaguar F-Type Coupe. Add a few big engines, superchargers and you have something which will not only stop traffic but leave it behind. We are really looking forward to seeing this next year on the road.
1. BMW M4
A few BMW’s have made our top 10 cars for 2014 and that’s for a very good reason. The BMW M4 for example is that BMW M made it their mission to bring the car back to its roots.
The M4 (formerly M3 Coupe) will weight just under 1500kg’s, put out 320kW of power and 500Nm of torque from its inline-6 engine surrounded by an array of turbo-chargers. There is also a whole heap of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic bits that also make us terribly excited and apparently the default transmission will still be a six-speed manual with an optional seven-speed M DCT transmission.
Even with the name change from the M3 Coupe to the M4 we hope that it will continue the epic legacy of the M3/M4 and that’s why it is our number 1 car.
Do you agree with our list? What would you put at the number one spot?
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