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 Shared Official Photos of 2013 X6M

2013 BMW X6M

We are witnessing the offensive move by BMW as the Bavarian carmaker not only deploying its prototypes for test drive, but also the German carmaker has been busy unveiling its latest series in order to create first public initiation. The standard facelifted 2013 BMW X6 already out, and now, it is time to see the power version of this SAV. We present you, facelifted 2013 BMW X6M which part of the M Performance Vehicles and the M-badges with diesel engine. Another nickname for this German SAV is the M50d. so, are you ready to strip off this vehicle?

Since we covered the spyshots of the X6 series, we expected that the M-badges vehicles such as the 2013 X6M has more than just facelifted because at least the exterior styling is what differentiate this SAV from other models although we can easily recognize it from the “M” badge at the back of this vehicle. Okay, the Bavarian carmaker improvements are focusing on the visual sides and the cabin.

2013 BMW X6M interior and engine

The visual sides of the 2013 BMW X6M which according to autoevolution.com are including the revised kidney grille, new headlight with full LED technology, and redesigned tail lights. To spoil their customers, BMW offers this SAV with choices of new body paint job. That is all for the cosmetic parts, folks and we will continue to the interior of this vehicle.

Inside, the 2013 X6M SAV has new leather choices which covering the seats and material used to covers the dashboard. In term of engine and performance, no change at all as this vehicle still powered by the same-old 4.4L twin-turbo V8 with total power output 555 horsepower. No official price tag yet for UK and US market, but we assume that the Bavarian carmaker will announce it soon.

Facelifted 2013 Porsche Panamera

2013 Porsche Panamera Facelift

The Porsche Panamera has been one of the favorite vehicles in long-wheelbase platform and some just can’t wait to the next improvements on this four-door saloon. What you see is the facelifted 2013 Porsche Panamera and we predict that this luxury saloon will soon join the production line-up. Check out the whole body that has no camouflage sheet at all, folks. Do you know what it means, don’t you?

Just when we wondering what kind of upgrades Porsche has for the 2013 Panamera, facelifting is the first thing on our list. The German carmaker doesn’t apply major facelift, but mid-life facelift for the four-door saloon that covers the lights and bumpers. Minor or major, the arrival of this vehicle has been buzzing the internet and online forum; one living proof that the 2013 Porsche Panamera is one of the most waiting vehicles on the automotive world.

2013 Porsche Panamera Facelift side view

The front bumper of the facelifted 2013 Porsche Panamera are slightly improved with the redesigned bumper, air scoops, and tweaked headlights. Autoevolution.com predicted that the 2013 Panamera four-door saloon will copy the styling front of new Cayenne and the rear end of new 911. What else does this vehicle have to offer us?

2013 Porsche Panamera Facelift rear view

Umm… check out the cluster that replaces the bulb for the headlights of the 2013 Porsche Panamera. Our aforementioned source referred the LED could be included into an optional feature. No official information what so ever about the engine and performance part, but judging by the no camouflage sheet, the official introductory for this vehicle could be any moment soon.

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept Arrives at 201 LA Auto Show

VW Beetle R Concept

The Volkswagen Beetle R Concept showed up in front of the public during the Frankfurt Auto Show back in September. And now, Das Auto will ship the Beetle R Concept to the US soil to get early market respond from the American buyers. We pretty much know that Volkswagen has to do everything they can in order to boost up the sales figures and able to dominate the global sales. So, will the VW Beetle R Concept stay as it is or will be entering the production floor?

Okay, when we confront about the possibility that the Volkswagen Beetle R will have the production version, Das Auto only refer the sporty German bug as living proof to show “the potential for an ever sportier version of Beetle”. Then again, as much as we like the Beetle R, we just can’t help it that the big wheels and rims are not the perfect thing for the cute and adorable Beetle.

VW Beetle R Concept  cockpit

Judging from the picture, the Beetle R Concept carries bigger wheels with gigantic multi spoke rims and chrome inserts. If these are the only added cosmetic features on the VW Beetle R, then you can easily get them from aftermarket specialists and tuning houses, right? Perhaps what the Volkswagen said about the Beetle R Concept to be just for the showcase-purpose is true.

VW Beetle R Concept rear view

Why even build the production version of the Beetle R Concept if customers can modify and custom their basic Beetle? Anyway, the most noticeable parts on the Beetle R Concept are the quad-exhaust and bucket sport seats which are covered in Nappa-leather. According to autoevolution.com, VW has been rumored that they are currently working on the Beetle R which carries a FWD – not sure whether it is “front-“ or the “four-wheel drive” – just like the Scirocco R with total power output around 270 horsepower in Europe.