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BMW Adding 25 New Models Through 2014

BMW Adding 25 New Models Through 2014

Reports several hundred advanced orders for i3

As part of its fiscal announcement, BMW has announced its new model plans through 2014. The 2012 fiscal year was BMW's best ever. Without going into many specifics, BMW Group says that it will launch 11 new models in 2013 and 15 models in 2014...
19.03.2013 | 3734 views | 0 comments
Lyonheart K Coupe and Roadster Will Be Limited to 250 Cars

Lyonheart K Coupe and Roadster Will Be Limited to 250 Cars

Prices start at €360,000

Lyonheart Cars has finally announced the pricing and production of their Jaguar E-Type inspired K Coupe and K Roadster.  Both versions of the K are powered by a Cosworth-sourced 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 561hp and 516lb-ft of torque....
19.03.2013 | 4334 views | 0 comments
Audi Moving Forward with Plans for Diesel Hybrid Supercar

Audi Moving Forward with Plans for Diesel Hybrid Supercar

Technology will be inspired by R18 e-tron Quattro

Audi is moving forward with planning for its next supercar, tentatively titled the R10. The plan for the car right now is that it will use a diesel hybrid to draw a link to the R18 e-tron Quattro prototype similar to the way the R8 drew a link to ...
19.03.2013 | 365 views | 0 comments
Nissan Expanding Use of High-Strength Steel for Future Cars

Nissan Expanding Use of High-Strength Steel for Future Cars

Part of plan to improve fuel economy by 35%

Nissan has announced that it will expand its use of Advanced High Tensile Strength Steel to up to 25% of many cars’ weight starting in 2017 with the goal to reduce weight by 15%. The first vehicle to get this new approach is the Infiniti...
19.03.2013 | 994 views | 0 comments
Renault Lovegrove Concept Will Be Revealed for Triennale of Milano

Renault Lovegrove Concept Will Be Revealed for Triennale of Milano

Concept created with industrial designer Ross Lovegrove

Renault has teamed up with Welsh industrial designer Ross Lovegrove to create the new Lovegrove concept that will be on display Triennale of Milano on April 9 to 14. Renault says that the concept will underline Renault's future design...
19.03.2013 | 1159 views | 0 comments
SRT Viper TA Aims Avenge Loss to ZR1

SRT Viper TA Aims Avenge Loss to ZR1

Special Viper will be limited to 33 units with bigger brakes, lower weight and more carbon fiber

Late last year, the American auto magazine Motor Trend pitted a brand new SRT Viper GTS against the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 around Laguna Seca. The two cars are evenly matched technically with just 2hp and 4lb-ft of torque bet...
19.03.2013 | 757 views | 0 comments
Audi Planning Its Own Super Efficient Car for 2017

Audi Planning Its Own Super Efficient Car for 2017

It will use a three-cylinder engine with a hybrid

Audi is looking at its parent Volkswagen and considering creating its own super-efficient car like the XL1. The car would use similar technology but a less extreme body than Volkswagen's car. The sub-2.0-liter Audi will not be into production ...
18.03.2013 | 2004 views | 0 comments
Hyundai Sends ix35 Fuel Cell to Brussels as Demonstration

Hyundai Sends ix35 Fuel Cell to Brussels as Demonstration

It is the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle built on a mass production line

Hyundai has shipped its ix35 Fuel Cell to the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, to display that hydrogen fuel cells are feasible in the real world. The car will remain in Brussels for the rest of the year to be available for test drives by...
18.03.2013 | 546 views | 0 comments
Ferrari Unveils Full Scale Lego F150th in Australia

Ferrari Unveils Full Scale Lego F150th in Australia

Promotes new Lego Ferraris

Ferrari revealed a full scale 2011 F150th made from Lego just before the Australian Grand Prix.  The car was built be a promotion by Shell in Australia where Shell gas stations will sell limited edition Lego Ferraris starting March 18. Th...
18.03.2013 | 7790 views | 0 comments
Porsche Reports Best Fiscal Year Ever in 2012

Porsche Reports Best Fiscal Year Ever in 2012

Company reports record sales and earnings for 2012 fiscal year

Porsche reported its 2012 fiscal results with record sales and earnings. It sold 143,096 cars, up 22%, revenue was up 27% to €13.9 billion and operating profit was up 19% to €2.44 billion. It also has new record employee levels with...
18.03.2013 | 1086 views | 0 comments
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