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.
VW will introduce a replacement model for the GTS Scirocco model and they'll be showing it off at next week's Shanghai Auto Show. The Scirocco GTS to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 246km/h (153mph), or 244km/h (152mph) with the optional 6-speed DSG dual clutch transmission. Read more
Volkswagen unveiled the GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo for the new GranTurismo 6 game. The supercar is based on a Golf GTI and follows on from the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo, featuring a body-kit with carbon elements, radiator grill and splitter in the front and powered by a VR6 TSI engine. Read more