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Mini Countryman Coupe – Spyshots

It looks like the Countryman coupé concept is off the drawing board at Mini’s design studio in Munich.

Here are the latest spyshots of what looks like a production prototype of the Mini’s answer to Range Rovers Evoque.

Strangely looking at the prototype pictured here it looks like the hint of suicide doors have been canned and they have gone for a 3 door variant unless Mini are hiding a further prototype in the Mini Research and Development center in Munich.

This will probably be the last revision of the current mini range on the old platform with the all new Mini allready appearing in prototype form.

BMW 4 Series Cabriolet Roof Down – First Pictures. (F33)

Here are the first pictures of BMW 4 Series enjoying a much needed sunny day on the streets of Munich.

The car is still as camouflaged so it’s still difficult to make out the final design, but the fact that this has been snapped with the roof down gives us a hint of the final form.

Powering the F33 cabriolet will be the 2.0-liter turbo and the 3.0-liter turbo inline six currently used for the F30 3-series.

Both engines are rumoured to get a boost from the additional weight of the cabriolet to keep performance in-line with the non cabriolet model.

We are expecting the car to be available first quarter 2014.

BMW I8 Concept Spyder

Barely a year after the unveiling of the 2+2-seater BMW i8 Concept and previously the Vision, BMW i is now presenting us the second series of this innovative hybrid sports car.

This is a car in which outstanding performance potential goes hand-in-hand with extremely low fuel consumption and emissions with its 96 kW (131 hp) electric motor on the front axle works in tandem with a turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine sending 164 kW (223 hp) through the rear wheels.

Both units are in-house BMW Group developments and generate an aggregate system output of 260 kW (354 hp) and peak torque of 550 Newton metres. That is enough to accelerate the BMW i8 Concept Spyder from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in five seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The performance figures are groundbreaking if its claim to return a whopping 94 mpg in tes cases (All Downhill??).

And to top of the car they have thrown in 2 electric Kickboards for the Michael J Fox in us all, what ever next a flux Capacitor?

Enjoy the pictures from BMW I from Munich.

BMW M6 Coupe – Geneva

Here is the latest videos and photographs direct from Geneva of the 2012 Auto Salon, Of the BMW M6 Coupe.

The new 2012 M6 houses the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that transfers 560 PS to the rear wheels as the M5 Coupe.

It enables the m6 to propel from 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds before it reaches its artificial limiter of 155mph with this removed it will carry on all the way to 189mph.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – Geneva 2012

After spying the m6 series Gran Coupe in Sweden earlier this week, BMW are showing up the non M powered variant of the luxury Coupe at the 2012 Geneva Autosalon.

The 6-series Gran Coupe will launch with a choice of three engines.

The entry level version will be the 640i that houses a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with 315 HP and 450 Nm of torque and will accelerate to 60mph in 5.4 seconds.

The Diesel Powered 640d Gran Coupe uses a 3.0-liter engine with 309hp and 630 Nm of torque. Performance matches the diesel variant due to the huge torque propelling it to 60mph in 5.4 seconds.

The Range topping non M powered variant is powered by the same twin turbo engine as in the current M5 and M6 but detuned to around 440hp.

This is actually clever marketing as we have previously spied the m-powered variant in northern sweden and this will be around the 550hp from its 4.4 twin turbo v8.

F80 BMW M Powered 3 Series Winter Spyshots

Here are the latest spyshots of the next generation F80 BMW M3 Sedan undergoing winter testing in Sweden.

Compared to the previous spyshots, the M3 prototype has lost a some camouflage – showing the rear light clusters as it will look when the car enters production some time this year.

The engine is a topic for much rumor and is expected to be a 3.3l V6 Twin Turbo with an electronic KERS device which is the apparent third turbocharger.
We expect the power to be around 450hp with also additional chassis and engine weight reduction we expect this to be the fastest M3 yet.

Expect a public debut sometime after summer perhaps at the Frankfurt IAA in Production Concept form.

BMW M 6 Series Gran Coupe – Latest Spy Photos

This is BMWs answer to the Mercedes CLS AMG and Audi flagship S7, the M6 Gran Coupe has been spotted in light camouflage during cold weather testing in Scandinavia. With its deep front spoiler and wider fenders it looks really aggressive and the M trademark quad exhaust pipes finish the back off beautifully.

Powered by the same high revving turbocharged V8 engine as the M5 and the just revealed M6 Coupe and Convertible, the M6 Gran Coupe has atleast 560 wild horses to play with. Rumors are even talking on a 20-40 hp power boost for the M6 Gran Coupe, making it 580-600 hp in total.

All this power will be sent to BMW M´s latest seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.

BMW 3 Series GT Spyshots

Here is the confirmation that the 2013 BMW 3 Series GT is on its way, the car was spied in Sweden undergoing extreme weather testing.

The GT 3 Series will have a taller stance sat on higher suspension, and the GT5 shorter overhang mated to the curved fatter arches.

External features include a split tailgate to allow access to the cargo hold, also the passengers have the luxury of more legroom in the cabin.

Powering the new GT will be the same engine range as the current 3 Series 320d, 328i and a high-performance 335i there is also rumoured to include Xdrive variants for the continent.

We expect the pricing for the entry level of around £32,000.