SEMA News -- April 2009
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Fiat 500 Convertible
When it Hits: Expected in European dealerships within a few months. What Priddy Says: A possible candidate for import to North America, the Fiat 500’s retractable roof design sets itself apart from competitors, such as the MINI
or VW Beetle.
When it Hits: A 2010 release is expected. What Priddy Says: Spotted during winter testing, the MINI Crossman represents a new angle for the automaker. The high-riding Crossman (previously called the Colorado within BMW) will feature all-wheel drive, making it a candidate for active individuals needing a small car that can get them to the slopes.
McLaren P11 Prototype
When it Hits: Tentative introduction later this year; production to begin in 2010. What Priddy Says: Specs are as elusive as actual P11 photos, but recent speculation calls for a Mercedes-Benz-sourced V8 (550 hp), possibly mated to an F1-style sequential transmission.
Ford’s “Coyote” V8
When it Hits: To be offered in the 2011 Mustang and F-150. What Priddy Says: Ford’s all-new V8, code-named “Coyote,” is estimated at 400 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, with fuel economy close to that of today’s 5.4L engine.
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