SPY-2013 BMW i8 HYBRID SPORTS COUPE
BMW is now concentrating on the development of the first cars to wear the “i” logo, hybrid range-extended and full-electric plug-in vehicles. The i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is scheduled to arrive in the market in 2013.
2013 BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Coupe is based on the 2009’s Vision Efficient Dynamics concept model, undergoing cold weather tests in Northern Europe.
It was believed that the i8 would keep the concept model’s mechanical hardware with a 163HP 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine located behind the back seats, and two electric motors, one positioned between the diesel engine and the six-speed double clutch transmission, and the other in the front of the vehicle.
2011 MAZDA MX5-55 LIMITED EDITION
Mazda has launched a special edition version of its MX-5 roadster model in the land of smooth chocolates and punctual watches, The MX-5 ’55 Le Mans’ is named after the Mazda 787B No.55. It is according to memorable Le Mans victory in 1991.
Driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler, and Bertrand Gachot, the 787B No.55 won the 24-hours of Le Mans in 1991 claiming the first ever victory for a Japanese automobile and the rotary engine in the famed endurance race.
2011 Mazda MX-5 ’55 Limited Edition is available in four exterior colors with contrasting profile stripes that extend to the bumpers. The car is equipped with a limited slip differential (LSD), a Bilstein sports suspension, a front strut bar and 10-spoke alloy wheels. The bespoke ‘55 Le Mans’ logos and a numbered plaque in the interior round off the limited changes over the standard model.
The Mazda MX-5 ’55 Limited Edition was created exclusively for the Swiss market and it is based on the 160HP 2.0-liter model with the 6-speed manual gearbox.