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IMAGES: 16 stunning show-stoppers at Geneva Motor Show

Last updated on: March 8, 2011 11:46 IST

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Carmakers from across the world have displayed some of the best concept and production models and the ongoing Geneva Motor Show.

Here are a handpicked few that stand out in the crowd:

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Tata Pixel Concept

This is an ultra-compact European city car based on the same platform as the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano.

Pixel is a little over three metres and can seat four adults.

The Pixel has been designed in India at the company's design studio and it has elements like scissor doors, large glass area and a panoramic roof.

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Image: Tata Pixel Concept
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BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

This is a car from the future. The new two-seat BMW roadster concept has next-gen driver information system that includes a 3D display on the dash along with other design elements like a shark-nose grille and new headlamps.

The information system displayed in the concept model will be seen in the production version of VisionED sports car and MegaCity EV in 2013.

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Jaguar XKR-S

The car is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 motor with 542bhp and 502lb ft torque. It is much more powerful than the regular XKR. And it is aimed to be the most powerful mass-production variant of its XK coupe yet.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

It is powered by a 6.5-litre, dry-sumped, V12 motor capable of generating 691bhp and doing the 0 to 100kmph sprint in 2.9seconds. The four-wheel-drive Aventador will be versatile on the weight, power and efficiency front.

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Image: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

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Bertone Jaguar

The Indian owned British carmaker has showcased its 3-series and C-class competitor at the motor show. The car has been designed by Italian styling house Bertone and is christened B99 -- Bertone 99. This car could well be a hit at the designing elements that Jaguar aims to use in its future models.

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Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF is magnet to for the crowd who cannot get enough of the first-ever production four-wheel-drive model displayed in two colours red and white.

Designed by the design house Pininfarina the FF is powered by a 6.25-litre V12 engine capable of producing 650bhp at 8000rpm and 504lb ft of torque at 5000rpm. It has a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox and CO2 output of 360g/km down from 470 and a mileage of 13.8mpg to 18.3mpg. It breaks the 0-62mph mark in 3.7sec.

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Hyundai Veloster

The Veloster has a single door on the driver's side and two conventional doors on the passenger side, for both the left and right-hand-drive models. With this the carmaker will attempt to have a presence in the affordable coupe market.

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Mercedes-Benz C63

The new C63 will be available in both the sedan and estate body styles. It will be powered by the same engine it uses now the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 motor with 457HP and 61 kgm of peak torque. It will flaunt a new AMG speed-shift MCT 7-speed sports gearbox.

The car is tuned to touch 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and the Estate version can do so in 4.6 seconds. The Sports version of the car is also available with a carbon fibre trunk spoiler.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK

The new Mercedes SLK will get three petrol engines, which include the turbocharged 1.8-litre mill capable of producing 184bhp in the SLK200 and a 204bhp producing unit in the SLK250. The SLK200 is mated with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and does the 0 to 62mph sprint in 7.0 seconds.

The third engine plonked in the SKL 350 is the 3.5 litre direct-injection engine capable of producing 306 bhp. It will come with a standard seven-speed automatic capable of going from static to 62mph in about 5.6 seconds. Whereas the 2.1 litre diesel fitted into the new SLK is capable of producing 204bhp. The Indian launch of the SLK is expected soon after its global debut.

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Nissan Esflow

The Esflow draws heavily from the Leaf and resembles the 370Z in looks. It flaunts a bespoke rear-drive platform the two-seater layout of the 370Z. It is powered by a pair of electric motors taking the car from inertia to 100kph in about five seconds. The lithium-ion battery pack is same as the one used in Leaf.

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Rolls-Royce 102EX

The battery-powered Phantom experimental model is here. This has been awaited for two years and aims to be a part of Rolls Royce's future. This is the world's first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment and the car will be setting out on a world tour of major markets this year.

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Volkswagen Bulli

The carmaker has displayed a Microbus concept called Bulli at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a six-seat concept and seats three abreast, both at the front and the rear. The Bulli name comes from the name given to the original 1950s Transporter 1 in several markets.

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Mitsubishi Global Small Concept

The Mitsubishi's all-new Global Small Concept will fill in for its bestseller model Colt in many European and Asian countries. Compact size, affordability and fuel efficiency will be the key factors that will help this five-door model keep its market.

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Skoda Vision D

The car is the same size as the company's discontinued sedan Octavia and draws heavily on Skoda's current looks. This concept model flaunts a large gloss-finished grille and VW like air intake. It also has a pair of new headlamps and an integrated tailgate.

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Image: Skoda Vision D.
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Suzuki Swift Sport

The S-concept is likely to be powered by a yet unconfirmed new power mill expected to be an upgrade of the previous Sport's 1.6-litre engine. The displayed S-concept has an aggressive looking front dominated by the sweeping headlamps and a grill. It sports 18-inch wheels and blistered wheel arches along with other add ones like a roof spoiler and intakes at the side skirts. It is also lower and wider.

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Image: Suzuki Swift Sport
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Audi RS3

This new 335bhp Audi RS3 has a turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine with a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission and can take on the road in style. The car has been shown around previously too.

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