Tag Archives: Spy Shots

2019 BMW X5 spy shots and video

BMWs 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 size...

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2020 BMW M8 Convertible spy shots

A prototype for the first-ever BMW M8 Convertible has been spotted again. It's the open-top version of the M8 coupe that BMW presented in prototype form during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring, and the car is being prepped as Munich's challenger to high-performance grand touring convertibles like the Bentley Continental GT Speed...

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2020 BMW M8 spy shots and video

There'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 first rolled out a prototype for the M8 during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring. The automaker has also rolled out an M8 Gran Coupe concept and M8 race car in the time since. The latter competes in the United...

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2020 BMW M3 spy shots

BMW's benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, and even at this early stage of the development we can gather a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the new 3-Series from which it will be derived. The...

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Silent-running Ferrari likely packs new hybrid powertrain

Video has emerged showing a likely mule for Ferrari's new hybrid powertrain testing at the automaker's Fioarno circuit. The mule is based on the 488 GTB but shown to accelerate without any noise, suggesting it's running on electric power alone. Ferrari has confirmed a new hybrid powertrain for launch around 2019. It will likely appear first in the...

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots

Land Rover took a gamble with the Range Rover Evoque in that the vehicle eschewed serious off-roading capability in favor of a blend of design and luxury. It's a gamble that paid off as the Evoque has attracted plenty of customers that previously wouldn't have considered one of the British marque's vehicles. It's hard to believe the...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots and video

A prototype for a new Mercedes-Benz compact crossover SUV expected to be called the GLB has been spotted again, and it's almost completely devoid of camouflage gear. Mercedes already competes in the space with the GLA but the GLB will be a larger, more rugged offering with styling influenced by the automaker's bigger SUVs. Sadly, it looks like the GLB won't...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shots

Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz's electric SUV based on the Generation EQ concept from the 2016 Paris auto show have been spotted. Earlier test mules had been using the makeshift body of a GLC Coupe to hide the new mechanicals, but now we can see the true shape of Mercedes' first volume electric car. Due in showrooms in 2019, the vehicle will be called...

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2020 BMW 7-Series spy shots

The current BMW 7-Series is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced offerings in its class, but its predictable styling and drab interior leave a lot to be desired. This is a 6-figure car once you add a few options, yet to the average onlooker it's hard to distinguish from the lesser 5-Series. This is reflected in the sales. In 2017, the...

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2019 BMW X7 spy shots and video

After years of sitting on the sidelines, BMW is about to jump into the full-size luxury SUV segment with the new X7, previewed in concept form just last year. Talk of an X7 dates back more than a decade but BMW was reluctant to launch such a model for most of that time, focusing instead on smaller vehicles. Strong demand for an SUV positioned above the X5...

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