Photographer: Ian Langsdon/EPA
Photographer: Ian Langsdon/EPA

What You Missed at the 2016 Paris Auto Show

From BMW to Maserati and Mercedes, this year’s Paris Auto Show features the crème de la crème of global motoring, all vying for the spotlight at the world’s most-visited motor show. For 2016, the event’s electric debuts show an industry gunning for Elon Musk's Tesla. But for those still hooked on gasoline Ferrari has something just for you. The event opens to the public on Oct. 1.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

At one end of the scale, the Italian sports-car maker Ferrari teased visitors with the aura of the LaFerrari Aperta, which is limited to 200 vehicles.

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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

The LaFerrari Aperta open-top will retail at 1.85 million euros, or $2.1 million.

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Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T

And at the other end is the four-seat GTC4 Lusso T, equipped with a smaller V8 motor instead of the standard V12. Ferrari needs more affordable cars as it tries to increase overall production to 9,000 cars a year by 2019 from about 8,000 now.

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Mercedes-Maybach 6
Mercedes-Maybach 6

According to the company, the Mercedes-Maybach 6, represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury.

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Renault Trezor
Renault Trezor

The eye-catching Renault Trezor concept lacks doors; rather, the top lifts up from the back, tilting the roof and hood forward, allowing the driver and passenger to hop in.

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Renault Trezor
Renault Trezor

The Trezor is Renault’s attempt at an electric supercar.

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Renault Trezor
Renault Trezor

The dashboard of the low-slung futuristic looking Trezor.

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Citroen Cxperience
Citroen Cxperience

The Cxperience, Citroen's top-end concept car.

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Mercedes Generation EQ
Mercedes Generation EQ

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche unveiled Mercedes’ electric Generation EQ, a near-production concept.

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Mercedes Generation EQ
Mercedes Generation EQ

Inside the Mercedes Generation EQ. Zetsche says the new electric SUV will be on the road three years from now, in the price range of a well-equipped Mercedes GLC.

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Mercedes Generation EQ
Mercedes Generation EQ

The EQ will have a 500 kilometer range (310 miles) on a fully charged battery.

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BMW i8
BMW i8

BMW presented their latest i3 and i8 hybrids.

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VW I.D.
VW I.D.

Volkswagen introduced its electric hatchback concept, dubbed the I.D. The car will cost about the same as a Golf diesel and could get the folk over at Tesla worried. VW brand chief Herbert Diess is touting the I.D. to be as roomy as a Passat on the inside thanks to lack of combustion engine with a range of up to 600 kilometers.

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Citroen C3 WRC
Citroen C3 WRC

Citroen unveiled a supercharged variant on the C3, the WRC, which will contest the 2017 World Rally Championship.

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BMW X2
BMW X2

BMW chief designer Karim Habib called the 2018 X2 a “sporty, active and muscular vehicle” during the concept’s debut.

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Mercedes-AMG GT3
Mercedes-AMG GT3

The Mercedes-AMG GT3 was developed in-house and is based on the GT production car.

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PARIS_BMW
PARIS_BMW

Inside the BMW i8. The company said an i8 plug-in roadster is due for release in 2018.

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