M5 F10 To Receive LCI Treatment

Brand new images have emerged of a F10 M5 LCI mule which showcases brand new design elements.  For the first time on the M5, double slatted kidney grilles are now featured. On the side, you can clearly see some M5 badging on the grille under the mule’s black tape.

This M5 sits on a pair of thin black 6 spoke rims which are further contrasted by the gold M carbon ceramic brakes. Also seen are the optional LED headlights with squared off corona rings.

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The rest of the exterior is to only receive very minor updates, with the biggest change coming to the front fascia under camouflage tape.

The changes might not only be cosmetic, steering tweaks could be coming but it has not yet been confirmed. It is also not yet known if the F10 M5 will be affected by this.

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Some new pics from TEAMSPEED:

Unlike the black 2014 BMW M5 prototype seen in the pics above, this one is not fitted with the optional competition pack and only receives a few minor changes over the outgoing model.

BMW F82 M4 uncovered

For those who always want a sneak-peak of whats in the wrapping papers of their birthday gifts before it’s actually their birthday, here’s just that. Starting with Brenda Priddy’s  photo of the F82 M4 standing right outside the BMW M testing center at the Nurburgring. Then, with some computer help, peel off the infamous psycedelic BMW camouflage. Details which can be discerned from this particular prototype, other F82 M4 and F80 M3 mules, as well as some  imagination and speculation are all the ingredients for this render.

Some info on the new BMW M4 from Bimmerpost
The F82 M4 coupe is expected to share the same powerplant as the F80 M3 sedan and to recap, here is an updated list of what we know about the F80/F82 so far:

  • Lighter than current M3
    • targeting E46 M3 weight (source)
  • More powerful than current M3
    • approximately same HP, but around 100 lb-ft more torque (in range of 395 lb-ft) (source)
  • Faster than current M3 (source)
  • More efficient than current M3 (source)
  • Powered by an inline 6 cylinder multi-turbo engine (sourcesource)
  • Offered with optional or standard manual transmission
  • Electric Power Steering (completely reworked for precision for M3/M4)
  • Tires (from prototype) – Michelin Pilot Super Sport: 255/35/19 (front), 275/35/19 (rear)
  • Front styling to feature elements from the M6 and 1M coupe, with Air Curtain technology (our render)
  • Hood to feature power/vent bump
  • M3 Introduced late 2013 – early 2014 (concept debuts earlier)
  • M4 Introduced no earlier than late 2014



The next Mercedes Black Series

It is coming, the already crazy and powerful Mercedes SLS AMG V8 will receive even more power from the Black Series treatment to literally rip the tarmac from the surface with a rumored 630 hp and 677 Nm(!) of torque. Zero to 60 miles will take about 3,4 seconds. To stop and control all this power the car is fitted with massive high-performance brakes  and larger rear wheels which hint at some changes to the rear axle. A wider body and a more agressive front and rear fascia will set the looks to match with the performance

Expected to launch as a 2013 model later this year with a pricetag rumored to start at €260,000.


[9-11-2012] The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series has been unveiled!

Rendering for AutoGespot


Some older renderings of the rear end:


Camouflage peeled from 2013 S-Class (w222)

The S-class has almost completed testing and will be revealing sometime later this year. The renderings shown
below are shaped based on these two spyphotos to give an impression on the final production model.

Spyshots: 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

The inside of the headlights of the new S-class will fit the current Mercedes headlight styling. Similar to those on the new SL, ML and A-class.
The rear shaped up like an evolved S-class look with CL inspired rearlights.


For more info and colors follow Benzboost

2013 BMW 7 Series LCI previewed

The BMW F01, the fifth generation 7 Series has been driving around since 2008. And now after a lot of testing, a refreshment is imminent and expected by the end of this month.

What we see here, is pretty much what seems to be hiding be underneath camouflage tape from some recent spy photos. Most of the subtle refresh changes will be to the front fascia. Full LED headlights will come to the 7 series for the first time and the side indicators have moved to the mirrors. It will receive a more aggressive lower front fascia, with more pronounced and longer splitter fins on the lower lip, and we think there will be air curtains vents integrated into the bumper, as the spy photos indicate.

Follow 7post for more info!

Full scoop: McLaren MP4-12S Spider

Thanks to the spies at CarMagazine, the Spider variant of the phenomenal MP4-12C is captured on (blurry) photo’s. As previously reported, McLaren will use a super light carbon fiber roof for the Spider, which will flip backwards and retract into a compartment between the engine and passengers. The use of carbon fiber will help the roof weigh far less than a conventional soft top. The roof mechanism looks familiar because it is made by the same manufacturer that has done the one for the 458 spider.


We can clearly see from the images below (and renderings) the rear of the vehicle will be constructed differently from the coupe as well, with the rear deck to be a relatively flat surface similar to the Ferrari 458 Spider. The best feature of the new rear deck, however, is there will be a clear cover so the outstanding 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo that puts out of a massive 608 hp isn’t only to hear from the outside but there for all bystanders to admire as well.


CARmagazine’s spyshots:
McLaren MP4-12C Spyder: CAR

McLaren will launch its MP4-12C roadster later in 2012

Roof up, on the McLaren MP4-12C Spyder. It

Camouflage peeled from F32 4 series.

With the F30 now official, first of the f32 3series/4series(?) coupe were spotted testing with loads of plastic covers and the infamous BMW camouflage wrap.  This is an attempt to envision what the production form may look like underneath. By tracing the general lines on the mule in one of the spyphoto’s, the basic shape and stance of the car should be accurate. The lines on the side of the car are curved along with the position and tilt of the doorhandle, which is actually visible on the spyshot.

For more info and different colors see F30Post.


The 2012 M6 with M5 wheels

The folks at BMW M decided to lauch the BMW M5 with the 5spoke rim style that has derived from the old M6, and the M6 with wheels that look like they evolved from the E60 M5. Most likely you can check these 5spoke M5 wheels on the option list for your M6 as well.