M3 Is Getting Twin Turbo Six Treatment, BMW 3 Series Range To Include Gran Turismo
Mar 23, 2010 18:19
According to Automobile, a new Bimmer is set to hit the market in 2012 and its codenamed F30. The next 3 series is reportedly set to employ the F20 1 Series front strut layout instead of the 5,6 and 7 series double wishbone arrangement.
The 2012 3 Series will have five new body styles; standard, sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible. Each coming out about six months after the former's introduction. The Gran Turismo model is set to debut in 2013.
Automobile also reports that the two door will feature bespoke sheetmetal with a more canted windshield, lower roofline, and sculpted flanks. The M division, will be working on a 420 hp V8 in favor of the twin turbocharged 3.0 liter inline six pumping about 450 hp out.
McLaren is set to release its special "Le Mans" edition of its flagship 650s. Inspired by the race winning #59 McLaren F1 GTR, the limited 650s was created in conjunction with McLaren F1 designer Peter Stevens and borrows styling enhancements from the F1 GTR. Read more
An all-new Audi R8 could make its official debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi board member for technical development, Ulrich Hackenberg told CarAdvice that the e-tron " will be introduced with the successor of the R8, and we will have first example of the car ... in next March, at Geneva, so you will see, it's done. " Read more