New cars for 2012 - Part 3 - Coupes & convertibles coming in 2013

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Coming in 2013

Alfa Romeo 4C
What is it? Sporty, mid-engined Porsche Cayman rival
Price from £40,000 (est)

Around for a while in concept car form, Alfa’s rear-wheel-drive coupé will finally go on sale in early 2013.

The production version is expected to be virtually unchanged from the concept car and will combines materials and technology from the 8C Competizione supercar, such as carbon and aluminium.

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that the car will have a turbocharged petrol engine with more than 200bhp. Coupled with an expected weight of around 850kg that should give performance befitting its ‘compact supercar' tag, with a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds.

Alfa Romeo is aiming for a price of around £40,000, but that could rise by the time it goes on sale.

BMW 4 Series
What is it? Two-door versions of new 3 Series
Price from £28,000 (est)

BMW is expected to introduce the 4 Series name for the coupé and convertible versions of the new 3 Series. There’ll be chassis tweaks, and the convertible is expected to have a folding metal roof.

Mazda MX-5
What is it? All-new version of iconic roadster
Price from £19,000 (est)

The next MX-5 – due in late 2013 – will stay faithful to its simple roots. Power will come from a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, and high-tech materials will reduce weight noticeably.

Vauxhall Coupé
What is it? Hard-top version of new Astra-based convertible
Price from £22,000 (est)

Vauxhall is planning to develop a coupé model from the Astra-based convertible due in 2013. It’s likely to share the same interior, front-end styling and engine range. A name has yet to be confirmed.

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