2014 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8 Spyshots

Have we lived on to the wrong planet as we spotted 2014 BMW i8 with heavy camouflage sheet went on test drive? No folks… The spyshots of the i8 prototype means that BMW is an automaker of its words as they planned to expand the i models by deployed the first prototype of i3 for test drive. Somehow, we believe that as soon as we found out the i3 compact city car undergo winter testing, then soon enough, we will get the chance to see another i model and voila… the Bavarian carmaker did send the 2014 i8 coupe.

The 2014 BMW i8 is probably at the production-ready stage because autoevolution.com referred the coupe prototype has scoops and wings that channel the air for performance and efficiency. The exterior look starts from the fact that the door are a bit of open upward and the high sill refers that we are dealing with uncommon for a normal coupe sportscar. Being normal can be so boring and it is good to know that the Bavarian carmaker really explores its resources to create the stunning i8.

2014 BMW i8 Spyshots side view

We know the 2014 i8 coupe sportscar still in prototype form, but we rarely get the exciting feeling like this. Okay, we pretty much satisfy with the outer look of this sportscar although it’s covered in heavy camouflage sheet; and now time to predict what’s under the hood. Just like concept form of i8, this next-gen of sportscar could be powered by new hybrid powertrain that combines the three-cylinder turbocharged engine with RWD and one powerful electric motor to power the front.

2014 BMW i8 Spyshots rear view

The last info about the 2014 BMW i8 which we want to share with you is something that looks like you are driving something from Star Wars era. Our aforementioned source reported that the production for this coupe sportscar has scheduled in the middle of 2013 at BMW’s Leipzig facility plant and probably the first BMW that equips with laser headlights. Laser headlights, eh? Told you that this one has Star Wars theme on it.

BMW: 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring Comes to US

2013 BMW 3-Series Touring

The Bavarian is on the offensive move as they officially announced the arrival of 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring for the US market. BMW knows that the US customers are adoring the SUV and crossover models more than everything which is why they currently developing the new model for the 3-Series model line-up. The official announcement which spilled at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show somehow answered the long-gone rumor about the possibility of the Touring version of the 2013 3-Series.

The official confirmation of the arrival of 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring which also known as wagon stated by Paul Ferraiolo who is the Head of BMW Product Planning and Strategy Manager. The mysterious Touring from 3-Series model already got codename of F31 and will be completing the existing sedan, coupe, and convertible models.

It is a bit too late for BMW to launch the 2013 3-Series Touring for the US market, but it’s better late than never, right? It will be great competition between BMW with their upcoming Touring version of 3-Series and Audi with their Q models which about to expand with the Q1, and let’s not forget with the fact that Japanese carmakers also market their SUV and crossover on the US market.

No official details what-so-ever about the 2013 3-Series Touring, but rumor has it that the engine will be borrowed from the sedan models. It means that the US market will be getting German wagon that has turbocharged four-pot and six-pistons engine of both diesel and petrol engines. Oh, and there is a possibility that the ActiveHybrid model will develop as well.

2013 Audi A3 Strolled on Snowy Road

2013 Audi A3

It is winter in Europe and Audi thinks it will be perfect to send their prototype of compact hatchback for test drive at night. Wait… test drive at night on snowy road? Yup… night time is the perfect time to test all the light equipments and also to dodge the spy photographers. The prototype in question is the 2013 Audi A3 which is the backbone of the German carmaker’s sales on compact hatchback market.

The development of the 2013 A3 is little behind of their siblings – the facelifted A4, A6 sedan, and Avant – because Audi needed fast solution to compete with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. What you see is the 3rd generation of the hatchback model because it carries the same flexible and scalable MQB platform which could be underpinning the 7th generation of Golf.

2013 Audi A3 side view

According autoevolution.com, the engine choices for 2013 Audi A3 will be equipped with turbocharged and presents the newly developed 1.4L TFSI that offers 140 ponies. Audi much likely will apply the start-atop tech and cylinder deactivation system for all the models of 2013 A3 hatchback. Rumor has it that the launching of new A3 will be at the same time with the sporty S3 model as the S3 will be the first time sold as sedan version and rumored to have 2.0L four-cylinder powerplant that provides 280 horsepower.

2013 Audi A3 rear view

As soon as the developing of 2013 Audi A3 is completed, the new China facility will be produced the hatchback and means that this 4-doorvehicle could be arrived sooner than 2013. The 3- and 5-door version of 2013 A3 hatchback might be unveiled at 2012 Geneva Motor Show.