See the Top 5 Coolest Cars at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

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BMW i3 Coupe Concept

BMW recently rolled out its i3 concept car, and now in Los Angeles it's showing its i3 Coupe concept, a two-door plug-in electric hatchback that the company says will be able to zip from 0 to 62 mph in less than 8 seconds. It has a 170hp electric motor on the rear axle, and its range is reported to be 80 to 100 miles. For those with range anxiety, BMW says the i3 Coupe's high-speed charger package will get you back on the road in about the amount of time it takes to eat a leisurely lunch, charging its batteries to 80% of their capacity in 60 minutes. BMW i3 Coupe

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The annual Los Angeles Auto Show has been going on all week, and we've picked the five coolest and most promising vehicles on display.

As you might have expected, there are plenty of new electric cars rolling out at the show, and we found two pure electric plug-ins that are breaking new ground.

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At the same time, we found a few badass rides that are based on cars already on the road, but now they've been significantly improved, turning from respectable vehicles into fire-breathing road dragons.

Cars from all over the world were represented at the show, but three out of the five cars we picked for our honor roll are made right here in the good old US of A. So take a look at the gallery of high-resolution pics we picked, and then let us know in the comments which car would win your Best of Show award.

Corvette Teaser Video

One member of our stellar quintet of car stars, the 2014 Corvette, is still under wraps until the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. It's got to be the most highly anticipated car of the year. Its makers continue to tease us with tantalizing videos that show slender slices of it.

Here's the latest video the company released, revealing clues about the car's digital dashboard:

This story originally published on Mashable here.