Mercedes-Benz Citan

Mercedes-Benz Citan prototype

We have seen the concept car, and now, the German three-pointed automaker deployed the prototype of the Mercedes-Benz Citan for winter test. The urban delivery van was covered in heavy camouflage and we might know very little about the styling lines, but what we know is that it’s the Citan because Mercedes doesn’t have any other concept van. The reason why the van prototype has to be deployed for test drive this soon is because the German carmaker wants to drop the latest version next year and to fill the empty gap, they already release the Viano special edition.

Mercedes-Benz Citan prototype side view

It is about time that Mercedes drops new van model because the Viano has been battling alone on the van market segment and the arrival of Citan is predicted to be given more choices for customers. Mercedes is having a mutual agreement with Renault which means that they don’t have to build Citan urban delivery van from scratch. According to autoevolution.com, the van will be based on the Renault Kangoo platform but it will carry its own design and Mercedes’ details.

Mercedes-Benz Citan prototype rear view

It means that the front bumper, the front grille, and headlights on the Mercedes-Benz Citan will be very different from the Kangoo van. Furthermore, our aforementioned platform stated that the Citan German van will be offered in various versions in order to give customers many choices such as passenger van, cargo van, and even the multi-purpose van. On the engine and performance, Mercedes will offer both petrol and diesel engine units.

BMW M3 Four-Door Sedan

BMW M3 prototype

The prototype of the BMW M3 four-door sedan had been sent for test drive and here are the spyshots. If you don’t believe this is 3-Series with M power, check out the rear view because that view gives away the M look, design, and styling. We keep remind you that the upcoming 3-Series models and that include the M3 four-door sedan will be wider than the previous model.

BMW M3 prototype side view

Okay, why even bother to create wider M3 sedan? The obvious reason is because the Bavarian carmaker wants the new sporty sedan to have better handling in the process. Here is another reason why we told you to check out the rear view of the BMW M3 sedan as from the back; you can see the huge tires and wide fenders. We can’t wait to see the complete production for the M3 sedan but there is no official information when the Bavarian carmaker will unveil the M3 four-door sedan.

BMW M3 prototype rear view

Just maybe, the BMW M3 sedan will be getting its official introductory at 2012 Detroit Motor Show and if its too early, then perhaps it will be giving them more preparation time if they choose to reveal on 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Can you guess what kind of engine that powered the M3 sedan? The Bavarian automaker downsized the 4.4L V8 into powerful 3.3L V6 engine. There is big possibility that M3 sedan will be using tri-turbo system and total power output around 450 horsepower.