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Paris Auto Show 2000
Paris, France
September 30 - October 15, 2000


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Alfa Romeo


The new car, called the Alfa 147, is a hatchback and will go on sale at the end of October. The 4.16 meter long, 1.70 meter wide Alfa 147 is a good-looking, spirited car that offers performance, safety, equipment and comfort comparable to that of much higher category models.


It is almost impossible to imagine a more fitting, more stylish setting for the debut of the new twelve-cylinder engine than the long-wheelbase version of the Audi A8. Power and dynamism without aggression, elegance and a clear use of forms characterize it as an incarnation of the Audi design philosophy.

”Steppenwolf” project – as this three-door four-seater is known – also provides evidence of the kind of ”Vorsprung durch Technik” which has long since become synonymous with the name Audi. 


From the front to the rear, all the car’s lines and surfaces create a feeling of excitement and tension, the highly expressive lines of the car reduced to the bare essentials exuding that characteristic BMW profile. You might well say without exaggeration that the energy of this unique car literally “flows” from front to rear.

  • 5-series update
  • 6 cylinder engines with 
    • 2.2 liter/125kW 
    • 2.5 liter/141kW
    • 3 liter/170kW

Based on the newest generation BMW 3 Series coupe, known internally as E46, the M3 begins with a more rigid body structure than even it's highly competent predecessor - a car which in race trim, won the Sports Car GT racing championship 3 years in a row.

The unveiling of the British-built MINI COOPER will take place at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday 28 September 2000. Today, the first official pictures of the new car have been released in advance of this debut.








The high performance design concept, with a 16-cylinder engine, commemorates the former Bugatti factory driver, Pierre Veyron. A Frenchman, he achieved numerous racing successes for the marque, culminating in a spectacular victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1939.

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