The 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is now in full swing with a steady stream of tantalising titbits emanating from the doors of the COBO Center.
We have already had our taste buds tingled by a first course of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
with a side garnish of sleek Mercedes CLA
but the show hasn't failed to disappoint with a second day's helping of truly great cars.
In amongst the plethora of "America-only" pick-up trucks and sedans are a handful of models that will most definitely make their way to the UK in the near future. Here is our pick of the best.
- Audi RS7 Sportback
A 552bhp twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 powers the latest RS model from the luxury German marque, extending the range of fiery RS Audis to six. Priced at Â£78,000, it looks set to take on the recently revealed BMW M6 GrandCoupe in the fight for most powerful German cruiser. Audi claim the quattro four-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic gearbox can easily handle the immense power, quoting a 0-62mph sprint time of just 3.9 seconds.</p>
- Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible
You're looking at the world's fastest four-seat convertible- Bentley's latest drop top offering will happily smash 197mph with the roof lowered for those brave (or foolish) enough. The car was revealed earlier this month but this is the first time the brutish 616bhp, W12-engined Riviera-cruiser has been seen in the flesh. Lower suspension, a new eight-speed gearbox and recalibrated steering mark it out among other Continental models, as do bespoke alloys and a new front grille.</p>
- Honda Urban SUV
Honda want a slice of the SUV pie and they hope to taste sweet success with this, their urban "soft-roader". Production is already confirmed for this year, with Japan receiving the first deliveries and the US and Europe to follow early 2014. The SUV features an all-new chassis and underpinnings that the upcoming third generation Jazz model will also benefit from.</p>
- Toyota Furia Concept
The Furia may only be a concept car for the time being but it does give some very strong pointers towards what an upcoming Corolla may look like. The recent success of the GT86 has clearly given the Japanese firm confidence to take bold design steps and appeal to a younger, style-conscious audience. The concept sits 4620mm long, 1805mm wide and 1425mm high, with short overhangs giving it a squat, sporty presence. Toyota won't confirm a production date but the early signs point to a very exciting sedan in the company's model range.</p>
- BMW 4 Series
This is the car that will replace the iconic BMW 3 Series coupe. Its angular presence, sharp creases, eye-catching air intakes and dramatic light clusters will hit showrooms by the end of this year. BMW is being tight-lipped about engine the full line-up but expect petrol engines that produce in the region of 180bhp to around 300bhp and similarly powerful, fuel-efficient diesels. The question on everyone's lips is, "will there be a M4 version?" Rumours suggest so, with some touting a 3-litre in-line six-cylinder unit that produces around 450bhp as the engine most likely to power it.</p>