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2012 Mercedes A Class out in the Cold (Spy Video)

Here are the latest pictures of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes A Class sporting less camouflage than the previous spyshots.

The two cars are undergoing rigourous winter testing in northern Sweden which is reaching the end of its test cycle as its spent a lot of time on the Nurburgring in Germany and was first spotted in 2009.

The car is allready in production prototype from and hints at the final shape which is close to the A Class concept shown in Shanghai in april last year albeit more doors.

Powering the unit is a multitude of petrols ranging from 109 hp to the flagship petrol sporting a 210 hp turbocharged four cylinder along with a similar output diesel range.

Also a AMG variant is in development and expected in middle of 2013 with the above model arriving at the Geneva Autoshow in march.

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.

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake Spyshots (Updated SpyVideo)

Here are the latest CLS spy shots in white, with the front uncamouflaged and it seems unchanged from the CLS Saloon.

We expect the back to be close to the concept with some exclusive led encrusted cluster and the chrome detailing around the rear’s sharp curves.

The only thing we expect to be toned down from the concept is the interior and the instrument clusters.

We expect the Mercedes new twin-turbocharged 4.6l Litre V8 to be the engine at launch, and we expect an AMG variant late in 2012.

2013 Cadillac ATS – The Journey : Nordschleife Video Teaser

The guys at the GM division Cadillac have released another video teaser of the 2013 ATS under test at the Nürburgring.

The new ATS sedan will slot beneath the CTS in the Cadillac lineup, competing with vehicles from Mercedes and BMW.

The ATS’ will ride on an all-new RWD and AWD architecture billed as the Alpha platform, Like the larger CTS, the ATS will be available in sedan, coupe and wagon body styles, although the Cabriolet has been cancelled.

ATS will get a turbocharged four-cylinder. The entry-level ATS is slated to come equipped with a 270 hP version of GM’s turbocharged 2.0L engine used in the Astra OPC, backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Attached are the spyshots we took earlier this year.

Subaru BRZ Production Prototype Spyshots

The Subaru BRZ is edging closer to a final production prototype, We recently spied the new pictures of the highly-anticipated Subaru FT-86 variant the BRZ.

The car will be exclusively Rear Wheel Drive.

Caught undergoing testing near the Nürburgring, the heavily camouflaged prototype looks virtually identical to the Toyota FT-86 but is distinguished by a revised front bumper and LED daytime running lights.

The BRZ measures 4.2m in length, 1.8m wide and stands 1,3m high.

The rear-wheel drive (RWD) sports coupe will also feature Toyota’s direct-injection technology, called D-4S, the naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre horizontally-opposed Boxer engine is touted to have 200bhp.

Click to see the Gallery of the Subaru BRZ Prototype
BRZ Subaru in Heavy Camouflage Click to go to the Gallery!

2012 Aston Martin Rapide S Spied – Nurburgring?

The Aston Martin Rapide has been spotted undergoing test at the Nurburgring in Germany.

The changes arent very obvious as this prototype is heavily camouflaged but we expect the styling cues to be left thankfully intact.

Changes from the current Rapide on this car include a new lower front bumper along with an addition of a third vent.

There are no plans to change the Rapide’s 6.0 liter V12 engine or 470 horse power output, though a sportier model could be on the cards due to the competition from Bmw Porsche and Mercedes AMG.

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2012 BMW M5 Testing at Miramas

At the proving grounds, the engineers push the new BMW M5 to its physical limits. Engine, suspension and transmission settings are checked under the most extreme conditions in order to fulfill the highest requirements in the series vehicle.

Precise steering, adaptive suspension control, the M Double Clutch Transmission that shifts without interruption of traction and the Active M Differential are tested on the handling course to ensure optimal interaction.

For maximal acceleration from a standing start, the BMW M5 has an improved launch control function. The torque of the high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology is made tractable in the best possible way, delivering unrivaled acceleration.

A smokey burnout like this might not play a role in everyday driving, but it has to be part of the testing. This spectacular start leaves behind a trail of black rubber on the pavement and a smile on the face of the driver.

On the wet handling course, the engineers optimize the car’s controllability on its performance threshold. Thanks to the spontaneous, finely tuned response of the new M Twin-power Turbo V8 engine, the BMW M5 can be perfectly balanced with the gas pedal – whether in M Dynamic Mode of with deactivated DSC.

The BMW M5 isn’t just a high-performance sports car; on the proving grounds in Miramas it also proves its suitability for daily driving. On extreme downhill sections and winding roads, the sequential and automatic transmissions are tested for flawless function.

So the Wolf of the Nurburgring is looking impressive BMW hint at the VMAX of around 308 kph (191mph) and also hint at the lack of rollback on the E60 M5.

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2012 BMW 3 Series Spyvideo of the 335i

This is the latest spyvideo of the 2012 3 series of the 335i Prototype (F30).

The 3 Series is born from the design elements from the F10 5 Series.

The side profile sports a double line that starts above the front arch and runs to the rear light cluster.

Based on the brake rotors and engine note, we believe we are looking at a prototype running with a six-cylinder engine.

The new 3 Series will use four and six-cylinder powerplants. Both are making use of the twin-scroll lagless turbochargers.

BMW will officially introduce the F30 3 Series at the Frankfurt Motor Show.