The BMW f10 prototype at the nurburgring has had another change of suit showing the Chrome door handles, also there seems to be some hidden detailing seen for the first time hidden under rear quarter wing.
It’s not a shock to learn that BMW plans to attempt to bring its M5 car to RS6-levels of power when the new M5 is revealed in 2011. That means that power needs to exceed the current model’s 501 hp, so BMW have been heavily modifying the X-Series 4.4 litre to bring power up to around 550 hp, or more.
This will be supplied to the rear wheels via the new seven-speed M DCT dual-clutch ‘box and probably a manual varient in 2012.
But it’s not all about pavement-pummeling power. The use of the twin-turbochargers and DI is as much an attempt to reduce emissions as it is to boost output, and BMW is intent on making the next 5-series, due out in 2010, one of its most fuel-efficient vehicles. That means that start-stop technology will be used on the engine (AKA Efficient Dynamics), to improve fuel economy and life on the Starter Motor.
Here are some spy pics of two Nissan GT-R production mules doing some testing on the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.
The prototypes appears to be a Spec V specified GT-R while the other is the vanilla model. Both cars are very similar including the reshaped upper grille.
With the camo covering the bumpers and the air intakes gives the GT-R a more aggressive look we also expect that some suspension and some slight modification of the powertrain.
The new GT-R is expected to debut later in the year at the Paris Motorshow.
The Pistonspy took these photos of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML AMG just before it began testing at the nurburgring. The pictures arent great quality as he was avoiding being snapped.
Though heavily camouflaged, The ML AMG was identified with the characteristics such as the AMG wheels with the logo aptly taped out, big cross-drilled brake discs.
The AMG will arrive with a 560-horsepower (425-kW, 565-PS) twin-turbo V8.
The Mercedes-Benz ML AMG will likely be shown off in non mule form at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, with a market release soon after.
The Pistonspy has spotted the 2012 Porsche Boxster doing test laps around the track at the Nurburgring circuit along with his GT2 bigger brother.
When we spotted this last year a lot of the Test Mule was hidden under heavily clad camouflage this time much of the front detailing of the boxter can be made out.
In these clearest shots yet, we can also clearly see the new air scoops feeding the usual straight six engine.
The next-generation Porsche Boxster is expected to debut in late 2011 probably revealed for the first time at the Geneva Motorshow.
Spotted the BMW M1 Test Mule parked up while the test driver waved at his colleagues, It was rude not to use this opportunity to get the best pics yet of the BMW M1 test mule.
Also exposed was the reported Carbon Fiber Roof is just a Panel Covering the Sunroof Opening.
Must have been my lucky Day (o;