The 9 Best Cars From The 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Infiniti Q50

Under the skin of this attractive but unassuming new Infiniti is a big step toward autonomous driving—steer-by-wire.

Mercedes E63 AMG

Presenting one terrifyingly powerful mid-size sedan, the Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model. 577 hp. 186 mph top speed. All-wheel drive. 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds. You know, just sensible luxury transportation for lawyers and accountants.

Nissan Resonance Crossover concept

Another Japanese automaker, another strong hint at the design of a new generation of crossover SUVs.

VW Crossblue 2

This six-seat plug-in strikes us as a great idea—ideal for families who want or need SUV room but like the idea of making short trips using no petroleum whatsoever. Alas. After talking to a VW rep on the show floor, we’re a) pretty sure we’ll see a production VW SUV much like this in the future, but b) pretty sure it will have a much more conventional powertrain than the diesel plug-in-hybrid putatively contained in this concept vehicle.

corvette sting ray

No one can resist the seventh-generation Vette—not even dedicated electric car fans. The base version of the surprisingly Euro-looking Chevy comes with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8.

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