Global recession. High gas prices. Wall Street bailouts. What a lovely time for a car show, isn't it? The average Lamborghini buyer's probably thinking more about a noose right now than how tempting the prospect of a four-door, front-engine bull might be. Still, the show must go on and fear not you day traders — the Paris auto show is home to some high-class fuel savers as well, including the Mercedes-Benz S-class hybrid and a BMW 7-series with the same technology. If you're still into revving engines and consuming conspicuously, Audi's RS6 sedan might be the ticket, though the new S4 should stir some excitement as well. But let's not forget the common man, either. Mazda is showing a preview of a possible minicar, while Chevrolet is throwing its future (the remainder of it not invested in the Volt) behind the new Cobalt-replacing Cruze. If you're really in the ditch, well, we're sure Dacia is showing something nice, too.




 
  Audi A1 Sportback Concept



  Audi A4 TDI Concept e



 
  Audi S4 Avant



  Audi S4 Sedan



 
  Bentley Arnage Final Series



  BMW 3-Series Facelift



 
  BMW 7-Series



  BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid



 
  BMW X1 Concept


  Chevrolet Camaro



 
  Chevrolet Cruze



  Chevrolet Orlando



 
  Chevrolet Volt



  Citroën C3 Picasso



 
  Citroën C3 Pluriel Charleston



  Ferrari California



 
  Fiat 500 Diabolika


  GTbyCITRO√čN



 
  Honda Civic Hybrid



  Honda Insight



 
  Honda Jazz


  Lamborghini Estoque



 
  Lexus IS 250C Convertible



  Mazda Kiyora Concept



 
  Mazda MX-5



  MINI Crossover Concept



 
  Nissan Nuvu Concept



  Saab 9-X Air Concept



 
  Volkswagen Golf



  Volkswagen GTI Design Study



 
  Volvo DRIVe Technology