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  • North American International Auto Show dates and times

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    Sunday, January 12 2014 10:38 PM EST2014-01-13 03:38:05 GMT
    Detroit's auto show, the North American Internation Auto Show, is among the most prestigious auto events in the world.  Get information on media events, charity preview and all public days.
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DETROIT (AP) -- The North American International Auto Show continues this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 18.

Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show:

-- PORSCHE 911 TARGA: Porsche is dialing up the 911 with two new models, the Targa 4 and 4S. As with the original 1965 Targa, the new models feature a roof bar, movable front roof section and wraparound rear window. The new roof can open and close at the push of a button and stow behind the rear seat. Porsche said they are aiming for a "sporty and low-slung profile." The Targa 4 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, the 4S slightly quicker with an optional package. The Targa 4 has a sticker price of $101,600 and the 4S is at $116,200. Deliveries are scheduled to start this summer.

-- CORVETTE Z06: General Motors rolled out a hot new version of the Corvette Stingray, called the Z06, with a staggering 625 horsepower supercharged V8 engine. The company says the performance of the 2015 Z06 will rival the best supercars in the world. The car gets a new 6.2-liter engine and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. A seven-speed manual also is available. The standard corvette has a six-speed automatic. The Z06 -- and the Corvette Racing CR7 -- gets an aluminum frame. The car also has a removable top. No performance times or prices were released. The standard Corvette starts around $52,000.

-- MERCEDES-BENZ S600, GLA45 AMG: The top model from Mercedes-Benz is getting an upgrade. The S600 sedan features a 12-cylinder, 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine that packs 523 horsepower. With the look and feel expected from the highest tier of the luxury brand, it seats four or five and features touchpad controls that allow letters, numbers and special characters to be entered in handwriting in nine languages. It's scheduled to go on sale in the spring. Pricing is yet to be announced. In addition, Mercedes is showing its GLA45 AMG, a small SUV from its AMG performance division that's so low profile it looks more like a sporty car and seats up to five. It has a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 355 horsepower. The engine promises acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. It's scheduled to go on sale this fall and likely will be priced just under $50,000.

-- BMW 2 SERIES COUPE, M3 SEDAN, M4 COUPE: The two-door, four-seat, rear-wheel drive 2 Series Coupe -- the replacement for the 1 Series Coupe -- will come in a 228i  version, which features a 240 horsepower, 2.0-liter V4 engine, and the M235i version, which features a 322 horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine. Scheduled to go on sale starting in March, BMW plans to sell the 228i for $33,025 and the M235i for $44,025. BMW also is showing its new 2015 model M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Plans call for the cars to go on sale in early summer, with pricing and options announced in the coming months.

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