BMW 8-Series, Audi TT RS, Genesis G70: This Week’s Top Photos
2020 BMW 8-Series spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Rumors of its comeback have been circling for years but now, finally, we have tangible evidence that a new BMW 8-Series is in the works. A prototype for what’s clearly a large BMW coupe was spotted at one of the German automaker’s test facilities. We’re expecting a market launch around 2019.
Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] now has a model with two engine options. The model is the GTC4 Lusso which this week received an entry-level V-8 option, in this case a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter borrowed from the 488 GTB. The engine is a thing of beauty and Ferrari has gone to great lengths to ensure you don’t experience the characteristic traits of turbocharged engines, such as the muted sound from the exhaust and non-linear power delivery, so it’s made some interesting modifications.
Audi’s new TT has spawned its high-performance TT RS variant and we spent some time behind the wheel this week. The tiny coupe has all-wheel drive, a dual-clutch transmission and 400 horsepower from a 5-cylinder engine. Find out what it’s like in our first drive review.
The very first Mercury Cougar built for public sale has been found and will be presented at next year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals. This week we posted a video that tells the story of the car’s discovery.
2018 Genesis G70 spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Hyundai’s new Genesis luxury brand is about to spawn a rival to the BMW 3-Series. The car will be called the G70 and is currently testing in prototype form near the Nürburgring. It’s sure to be a handsome design, though sadly it barely resembles the awesome Genesis New York concept meant to preview it.
2019 Audi S7 spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Another car spied this week is Audi’s next-generation S7. The car looks very much like Audi’s Prologue concept unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show and we hear it will be ditching the current model’s V-8 in favor of a twin-turbocharged V-6.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain (European spec)
Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new soft-roader based on its latest E-Class Wagon. The vehicle targets Audi’s A6 Allroad and Volvo’s recently revealed V90 Cross Country and makes its world debut next week at the 2016 Paris auto show.
Open-wheel racing is coming to New York City, only it’s not Formula One we’re talking about but rather Formula E. The electric car racing series will host the final two rounds of its 2016/2017 season at a street circuit set up in Red Hook, Brooklyn.