The European Motor Show 2013

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This January the biggest names in car manufacturing will assemble in Belgium as the European Motor Show kicks off in the nation’s capital, Brussels. From Friday 11 to Sunday 20, the exhibition will showcase the hottest news cars for 2013 as enthusiasts from around the world visit Brussels Expo to indulge their passion.

In Hall 1 you will find the best of Japanese motoring on display. Additionally you will find the Eco Test Track on which you can test drive some of this year’s hottest new environmentally-friendly vehicles; among them the Peugeot iOn, a tiny electric motor car capable of driving around 93 miles – which will be perfect for the congested cities.

Also on offer is the highly anticipated Renault ZOE, winner of the RAC Future Car Challenge. The challenge pitted various cars against each other in a journey from Brighton to London in the UK; the competing car that consumed the least amount of energy to complete the journey was the winner. Being very reasonably priced the ZOE is one of the first electric cars to become a real alternative to its petrol guzzling cousins.

European Motor Show 2013
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For petrol car lovers that growl in the faces of the eco-warriors, enthusiasts can visit the Dream Cars for Wishes exhibition. This will bring together 50 of the world’s most exclusive cars, with profits from the exhibition donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

The vehicles on show will include a range of sports cars and soft tops that were built to be ogled at, even if you’ll need the best insurance to even consider taking them out of the garage.

Among the vehicles on display, BMW will be showcasing the M6 Gran Coupe and the Z4 Roadster. This event will take place in Hall 11 from January 18 to 20.

The Show will also feature the latest vans and small buses, as well as playing host to a large selection of motorcycles, scooters and quads. For the first time this year, a special exhibition will run from January 11 to 14 with a focus on bicycles. Perhaps not the most exciting vehicle, but given that some of the bikes featured in the Olympic Games during 2012 cost almost as much as the cars on display here there is a definite passion to see more of this.

The ‘Velo & co’ exhibition will also feature accessories, an area for bike clubs and a test track for enthusiasts to have a go on the latest kit. You can even try out a tandem bike or e-bikes if you want, the latter able to take some of the strain off the rider by powering the bike for them. You’ll find this exhibition in Hall 2. The City of Brussels itself is also equipped as an ideal tourist destination, with plenty of bars and restaurants away from the exhibition to ensure that you are well fed and watered for another day of motor madness.

Catherine Halsey
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Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects. This article was written on behalf of Admiral Car Insurance

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