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Audi RS6 Production Prototype – Spyshots (Updated Video!)

This morning at a cold and soon to be damp Nürburgring in Germany.

We have spied the new Audi RS6 in full production camouflage unlike our previous sighting of the production mule.

It is expected that the RS 6 will use the same 4.0 TFSI bi-turbo V8 as the S6, S8 and even the new Bentley Continental GT V8.

The new V8 engine is expected to deliver 500 HP and 487 lb-ft of torque throughout most of the power range.

It is rumoured that it will be offered with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 4.3 seconds.

Detailing is pretty much well hidden apart frrom the chamfers around the front grill which is on all the 2012-2013 facelifts.

Enjoy the pics…


BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible Official

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After numerous sightings and ahead of the Geneva Autoshow Munich’s BMW have made the 2012 M6 official in both Cabriolet and Coupe form.

And with all the rumors it is .2 of a second faster than the M5.

• New edition of the BMW M6 in the body styles Coupe and Convertible; outstanding intense M feeling, combined with fascinating aesthetic design, luxurious appearance, four seats and innovative features, high performance sports cars with superior performance characteristics, and specially exclusive character; BMW M6 Coupé and BMW M6 Convertible each with a unique position in the premium segment of the luxury class with superior driving dynamics and M typical design harmony with high everyday practicality, groundbreaking evolution of both vehicle concepts due to significantly increased efficiency, streamlined operating structure for the individualization of the car set-ups and enhanced diversity in the range of driver assistance and infotainment functions from BMW ConnectedDrive .

• Expressive exterior design with dynamic elegance of line and trademark M athletics as an authentic visualization of high-performance features, the BMW M6 Coupé with distinctive contoured roof made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic; BMW M6 convertible with a high-quality soft top in a characteristic fin look.

• High-rotating 4.4-liter V8 engine with M twin-turbo technology, consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology, zylinderbankübergreifendem exhaust manifold, fuel injection High Precision Injection and fully variable valve control VALVETRONIC, M typical power delivery with its eager responsiveness and long-lasting thrust; highest performance in the segment, 412 kW/560 hp at 6000-7000 min-1, maximum torque: 680 Nm ab1 500 min-1, Maximum speed: 7200 min-1; engine power by 10, maximum torque increased by 30 percent as previous models.

• Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Coupé) or 4.3 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible), 0-200 km / h in 12.6 (13.1) seconds, electronically limited top speed 250 km / h (305 km / h with M Driver’s Package).

• Exceptionally low compared to previous models significantly optimized balance of performance and fuel economy, average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 9.9 litres/100 km (BMW M6 Coupé) and 10.3 litres/100 km (BMW M6 Convertible), Auto Start Stop function and other EfficientDynamics technology as standard, fuel consumption in comparison with the former models by more than 30 percent.

• seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic traction optimized automatic gear selection, launch control and low-speed assistance; specific M gear selector; newly designed M leather steering wheel with shift paddles.

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake – Winter Spyshots

Here are the latest spyshots of the upcoming CLS Shootingbrake which will be inveiled at this years Geneva Motorshow.

Powering the Mercedes CLS will be a combination of both Diesel and Petrol engines same as the official CLS, the BlueEfficiency models will have impressive MPG and emissions.

The rangetopping AMG variant will be housing a 5.5 litre V8 Biturbo with around 525 Horsepower and mated to a variant of the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed, and is touted to be around 28 miles per gallon.

2013 Audi RS6 Spied Winter Testing

The current C6 RS6 was discontinued in 2010 and there was no hints of a replacement in development.

It is great to see that Audi have not forgot its Bi-Turbo Quattro’s in this latest prototype to sneak its way from Neckarsulm home of the RS models up to the winter wonderland in northern Sweden.

This car is in mule form on first looks, like a current A6 based Avant sporting A8 wheels.

But on closure inspection we notice the aggressive front bumper leading its way back through to the Ceramic Disks front and back, this is no other than an upcoming RS6 Production prototype.

We are expecting the car to be powered by a V8 Bi-Turbo 4.0 liter engine which is currently in use on the New Bentley Continental GT and the current S8.

But this car will be going head to head with the likes of the BMW M5 & the new AMG C63 so expect BHP to be around 580hp mated to a revised Bosch ESP and EBD safety system and the usual Quattro AWD with DRC.

Enjoy the remarkably uncamouflaged mule and keep an eye out for the production prototypes around april this year.

World Premiere of Continental V8 Range at NAIAS 2012 in Detroit

Two new Bentley Continental V8 models have been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 9th January 2012.

The V8 range of Bentleys have been unveiled at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit.

The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupé and GTC convertible achieve exceptional standards for power-to-emissions in the high luxury sports car sector.

This remarkable, new Bentley V8 engine delivers maximum power of 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 Kw) at 6000 rev/min and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rev/min, providing exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds for the GT coupe (0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds) and a top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).

At the same time, the new V8 Continental models achieve outstanding levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the luxury performance sector and are capable of travelling over 500 miles (800 km) on a single tank of fuel.

Which isn’t surprising considering the 90 litre fuel tank.

Audi RS4 Avant – To be Shown Geneva

After numerous reports that there will be no uplift to the B7 RS4 we have got information hinting that the RS4 will be unveiled at the 83rd Geneva Motorshow.

The mysterious email stated that it could be a production concept or even in its final production form.

We spied the car first at the nurburgring wearing heavy camouflage, but from the looks this was a production ready prototype.

The email didnt state any more information apart from clearing up the rumours circling the internet that it has been cancelled.

We dont expect a saloon variant as Audi wants the RS5 to fill this segment.

Let’s see what happens at the Geneva Show in March.

Spy photos Mercedes G55 AMG and G65 AMG

Here we have the latest spy photos of the Mercedes G AMG Family testing in northern Sweden from the sound of the exhaust one is the G55 AMG and the other is a G65 AMG.

The G55 AMG is currently the most uneconomical Mercedes in the fleet with an oil baron busting 9mpg with its turbo charged 5.4 litre V8, we expect the replacement to be powered by the same unit.

We expect the G65 AMG to run a limited number of around 300 units and will sport a 6.0 litre V12 rumoured to be detuned for around 630hp with a whopping 1000Nm of torque and probably fuel economy to match.

After closer inspection we see that the G55 will have a single integrated intercooler in the bumper to aid lower intake temperatures.

And the G65 will have 2 side mounted integrated intercoolers to aid the additional heat from the bigger power unit.

Detailing changes will include face lifted bumpers with daytime running lights and larger brake callipers.

Interior will be the largest change with a new instrument cluster and the latest sat navigation system.

We expect to see the debut of the G55 – G65 at the 2012 Detroit Motorshow and perhaps might slip to Geneva in March.