2020 BMW M8 spy shots and video

2020 BMW M8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThere’s a new 8-Series coming, and this time around BMW M will launch its own high-performance version of the car: the M8. BMW rolled out a prototype for the M8 during May's 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring, and confirmed that an M8 race car is being developed for the 2018 seasons of the United SportsCar Championship and World...
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German Chancellor Merkel says non-electrified cars will be phased out, but won’t say when

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto ShowGovernments, particularly in Europe, are under pressure to curb emissions. In July, both France and the United Kingdom agreed to ban the sale of cars powered solely by gasoline or diesel by 2040. But the government in Germany, a country perhaps more closely linked with its auto industry than any other, is understandably less reluctant to follow...
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2018 Ford GT, 2019 BMW X5, HCCI explained: Car News Headlines

2018 Ford GT Heritage editionFord’s GT supercar is about to enter the 2018 model year. Although we’re not expecting any significant changes, the automaker has confirmed there will be a limited-edition model to celebrate the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning GT40. BMW is currently out testing prototypes for its redesigned X5. The latest model, the nameplate’s...
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The first Ford GT40 Roadster is up for sale

1965 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype bearing chassis no. GT/108 - Image via Girardo & Co.When it comes to rare cars, it doesn’t get much rarer than a Ford GT40 prototype, as just 12 were built. But even rarer still is a prototype for the Ford GT40 Roadster, of which just four were built and only one remains in its original condition. That one prototype, the 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster bearing chassis no. GT/108, is currently up for...
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2019 BMW X5 spy shots and video

2019 BMW X5 M spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienBMWs typically have a shelf life of seven years but that won’t be the case for the current X5 whose successor is nearing the end of its development. Though heavily camouflaged, the prototype reveals a new, more dynamic look dominated by the pronounced shark nose hood and grille treatment. It also reveals that the redesigned X5 will grow in...
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Italy’s ATS finally ready to show GT supercar

Teaser for ATS GT debuting at 2017 Salon Privé  ConcoursIn 2012, Italian sports car brand Automobili Turismo e Sport was revived after a 50-year hiatus by Daniele Maritan and a highly dedicated team of engineers. The company initially dabbled in lightweight track cars as well as a retro speedster, but the long-term goal was always to build a successor to the Ferrari-rivaling 2500 GT of the 1960s, the...
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Report: Chinese automaker makes bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logoFiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been fishing for a potential merger partner or buyer for the past couple of years. His goal is to find someone willing to share the burden of steep capital costs the auto industry demands. Now it seems that one party has finally bitten. Automotive News (subscription required) has learned from a...
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2019 Audi A7 spy shots and video

2019 Audi A7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienAudi's next-generation A7 has been spotted in prototype form once again. Though the latest prototype is still heavily masked, we can make out much of the design which shows a clear resemblance to Audi’s Prologue concept first unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. Responsible for the look is current Audi design boss Marc Lichte. His aim...
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2019 Nissan Altima spy shots

2019 Nissan Altima spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienNissan in January previewed the design of its next-generation Altima mid-sizer and now we have the first spy shots of a prototype. The car is due in showrooms in late 2018, as a 2019 model, and represents the sixth iteration of the Altima nameplate. January’s preview of the next-gen Altima came in the form of the Vmotion 2.0 concept car...
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2020 Audi Q3 spy shots

2020 Audi Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienDevelopment of a next-generation Audi Q3 is well underway as our latest spy shots confirm. The new compact crossover SUV is expected on sale in 2019, as a 2020 model, and so far it doesn’t appear that Audi will be pulling any surprises regarding the design. The vehicle should resemble a scaled down version of the latest Q5 albeit with a more...
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2020 Audi Q8 spy shots and video

2020 Audi Q8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienWe got a preview of it at January's 2017 Detroit auto show in the form of a concept, and now some prototypes for Audi's upcoming Q8 have been spotted. The Q8 is a new range-topping SUV that Audi will reveal in late 2018. It will likely reach the United States early the following year, as a 2020 model. The prototype in the spy shots is similar in...
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