2023 Munich motor show: everything you need to know


The French firm may also provide further information on the production iteration of the Renault 5, its long-awaited electric supermini that leans on retro cues in a bid to charm the masses.

Prototypes are currently in the final testing phase, ahead of production beginning in 2024.

Electric Renault Scenic to arrive on 4 September


Silhouette of a new Tesla car

Tesla has confirmed it will make a rare motor-show appearance at Munich, suggesting it has more to show than just its existing line-up of Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X.

Speculation around the long-awaited ‘Model 2‘ has mounted over the past year, with the firm having posted a teaser image of a new car back in May.

Recent reports suggest that the firm is currently looking for a new factory where it can build the model at a discounted rate, with Reuters identifying India as one such prospect.

Equally, the Tesla displayed at Munich – if the EV giant does show a new car – could be the updated Model 3, widely reported to be codenamed Highland.

This refresh is expected to bring minor styling tweaks, infotainment upgrades and increased mechanical simplicity, in line with the firm’s target of cutting costs and boosting production volumes.

The next two Teslas “will probably make in excess of five million units a year”, CEO Elon Musk said in May.

Volkswagen ID 7 GTX

Volkswagen ID 7 GTX teaser image showing headlight, rear light and side mirror

Volkswagen’s answer to the Tesla Model 3 Performance will be unveiled at Munich, introducing a new dual-motor, four-wheel-drive powertrain.

Autocar understands this will pair the base model’s 282bhp and 402lb ft rear motor with the front-mounted unit from the ID 4 GTX, giving a combined output of around 390bhp.

This should substantially reduce the ID 7’s 0-62mph time of around 6.0sec in Pro S guise, although it’s unlikely to match the Model 3 Performance’s 3.3sec.

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