Mercedes Concept Coupe

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With its sights set squarely on the X6, Mercedes previews the Concept Coupe, their upcoming SUV/Coupe hybrid. The crossover follows the curvy silhouettes of its popular CLA and CLS siblings and while its shape will definitely polarize, the idea of ridiculous AMG versions will surely dampen criticism once those models hit the streets.

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Bentley Hybrid Concept

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Bentley is joining the hybrid club with a brand new powertrain, a plug-in hybrid system that can power a big luxury barge like the Mulsanne for 31 miles on electric power alone. Bentley also created a unique and quite beautiful accent package that adds a series of copper details throughout the car to differentiate the Hybrid trim line. Look for the hybrid system to debut in the Bentley SUV in 2017.

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Audi TT quattro Sport Concept

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Audi is also debuting a new high performance concept of the new TT, the quattro Sport Concept. The car features a 2.0L TFSI that produces a whopping 420 hp and launches it from 0-62 in only 3.7 seconds. Other features include flat matrix LED headlights, a single frame grille, large air intakes, 20-inch wheels, and wider fenders to help improve aerodynamics alongside the splitter and rear diffuser.

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Volvo Concept Estate

It has been somewhat of a rebirth for Volvo with a promising new design language that was first previewed with their Concept Coupe then the Concept XC, and now the Concept Estate. The elegant lines of the Estate takes it back to the classic 1800 ES from the '70s and updates it with a glass roof, a "floating" grille, and a new high-tech interior centered around a large tablet display that gives you control over many of the car's features.

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Toyota FT-1

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Toyota offers up a look at what could potentially (and finally) be the next generation Supra. The FT-1 which stands for "Future Toyota" celebrates the company's storied sports car history and the 40th Anniversary of Calty Design Research. Designed to be crown jewel of Toyota sports car design, the FT-1 screams high performance, from its front engine rear-wheel-drive setup to the "functional-sculptural" styling and aerodynamics of the showstopping exterior.

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Audi Allroad Shooting Brake

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Audi previews what's to come in future sports car models with the Allroad Shooting Brake concept. The two-door sport utility coupe is powered by their e-tron quattro technology that helps the car achieve a very efficient 123 mpg while keeping its sportier performance characteristics. The plug-in hybrid system combines a 2.0 TFSI and two electric motors that delivers 408 total horsepower and can get it from 0-62 in 4.6 seconds and will hit a top speed of 155 mph.

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Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept

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A consumer-ready solar car may finally be hitting the showroom floor in the near future with the debut of Ford's C-Max Solar Energi Concept. Ford has teamed up with SunPower and the Georgia Institute of Technology to develop a special lens similar to a magnifying glass to draw power from the sun faster and more efficiently. The car still maintains its charging socket for when you want to use the grid and coupled with its gas engine, the car is capable of a range of up to 620 miles (21 miles all-electric), just like the C-Max that is currently for sale. Ford and the Georgia Institute Technology will begin testing the car after its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show to see whether or not the car is fit for production.

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Audi Sport quattro Laserlight Concept

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Next week, Audi will showcase the latest evolution of its well-received Sport quattro project, the Laserlight Concept Car. The name stems from its newest feature: a headlight that features a laser diode which is smaller than an LED diode yet can illuminate a road up to 1,640 feet. Under the hood is a plug-in hybrid drive system that delivers 700 hp while still maintaining a very efficient 94 miles per gallon. Inside, a large, hi-res TFT display backed by an Nvidia Tegra 30 brings you all your information and almost everything in the car can be controlled via Audi's MMI multimedia system. No word on when a production model will see the light of day, though Audi executives have confirmed some form of the Sport quattro will come to fruition in the near future.

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Nissan IDx Concepts

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Nissan's been developing some of the coolest concepts we've seen lately, from the Deltawing to the recent introduction of the BladeGlider. Their latest concept is a nod to the ol' Datsun 510, the IDx FreeFlow and IDx NISMO Concepts. What might be a hopeful peek into the future (c'mon Nissan no more Jukes and Murano Cabriolets, please) are a lifestyle-centric coupe with an efficient 1.2L-1.5L gas engine and a sportier model from the NISMO division that could potentially pack a 1.6L direct-injection turbocharged engine with a CVT coupled with a 6-speed manual shift mode.

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Nissan BladeGlider

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Nissan is previewing the the next generation styling of its EV range with the BladeGlider, a uniquely shaped concept that is also a prototype for a future production model. Inspired by gliders and aircraft, the body is constructed from carbon fiber reinforced plastic for its rigid and lightweight characteristics and the unconventional shape delivers aerodynamic benefits, lower drag, and sportier handling in the corners. More images and a video of the car after the jump.

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