If you’re looking for a new car in 2023, there’s no better place to start than with this comprehensive guide.
We’ve listed all of the biggest model launches planned over the next 12 months, from supercars to superminis, electric cars to V12s and hybrids to hot hatchbacks.
This year, a growing proportion of our list is electric. Will you be making the switch in 2023?
Cars arriving in February 2023
Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio
A selection of adaptations bring the Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV up to date, with a new front grille, improved aerodynamics and upgraded LED headlights that resemble those on the classic SZ. A new 12.3in infotainment system is also part of the package. Both models will now be sold with just two specification levels, in addition to a limited Competizione launch variant that gains bespoke styling, active suspension and an exclusive paint colour.
Citroen e-C4 X
The Citroen e-C4 X isn’t simply a fastback version of the electric C4. By lengthening the hatchback to 4200mm (an increase of 240mm over its sibling), the e-C4 X gains a useful amount of additional rear leg room and an enlarged boot, so this is the one for families and private hire companies to aim for. The longest car built on Stellantis’s CMP platform, it will do 224 miles, thanks to its 50kWh battery and slipperier body shape.
Ferrari SP3 Daytona
The latest entry into Ferrari’s ultra-exclusive Icona model series, the SP3 Daytona is limited to just 599 units. Power comes from a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which produces 829bhp and 514lb ft. It’s one of the last non-electrified models the firm will ever produce, making that 9500rpm redline and 2.9sec sprint from 0-62mph all the sweeter.
A new electrically assisted diesel straight-six engine sends 251bhp through all four wheels of this large SUV, yielding 56.5mpg.
Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance and Mercedes-AMG S63
Controversially, Mercedes-AMG C63 has halved the cylinder count of this super-saloon, adding an electric boost to compensate. Total output is now 670bhp (thanks to a 469bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine up front and a 201bhp electric motor on the rear axle).
You’re looking at the most powerful S-Class ever produced, with a mouthwatering 791bhp on tap. The new S63 combines a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre petrol V8 with a rear-axle-mounted asynchronous electric motor and a 13.1kWh lithium ion battery.
A brand-new car, the 408 has been designed as a fastback with a coupe-style silhouette and a choice of three electrified powertrains with up to 222bhp. It uses the same platform as the 308, sitting higher and longer than its hatchback counterpart. An electric version will follow, but there’s no confirmed arrival date just yet.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche says the new 911 GT3 RS is the most hardcore version yet, with features inspired by the 911 GT3 R race car. A naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine sits behind the driver, producing 517bhp and a 0-62mph time of 3.2sec. It also generates twice as much downforce as the previous model, thanks in part to the largest rear wing ever fitted to a road-going 911.