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BMW Son of a B_tch

Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: bmw, BMW, concept | Tags: | Comments Off on BMW Son of a B_tch

BMW X4If someone had said “how about an SUV/Sports Coupé crossover?” back in the mid 2000’s, they’d most likely been laughed out of the room. Apparently not, well at least they weren’t laughed of of BMW’s boardroom. Admitedly, the BMW X6 hasn’t taken auto-design by storm, indeed many look at the concept as TOO BOLD.

The concept first showed at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, a production model of X6 officially came to life at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Montreal International Auto Show. While slightly longer and wider than the X5, it is significantly lower and seated initially only four.

BMW has stuck-by the rather radical and slightly unpopular SAC – Sports Activity Coupé – indeed they seem to be banking on the design, the 5 Series Gran Turismo F07 – the actual orig of the concept, continues to gain customer support. Perhaps not an instant, but heck it’s a design not seen before, and one that Audi seems happy to copy – via it’s Sportback concept – Mercedes via it’s behemoth of a ride, the CLS.

So it’s no surprise that after five years of honing an idea the auto-maker would conceive a son of X6 – WORLD, meet the X4 Concept :: Read the full article »»»»

PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Blip, Citreon, concept, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, design, ecodriver, electric, electric car, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Grilled, M.Aaron Silverman, Peugeot, PSA | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV

Peugeot, hmmm, they’ve always made a decent enough Looking automobile, a little lacking perhaps on the reliability front – Peugeot Drivers Be Quiet, servicing your car EVERY month isn’t normal – aside from that little nugget, if don’t fit into a slimline blue pencil skirt or loafers and cardigans, they’ve never really been inspiring. Adding to that image, Peugeot has released pix of it’s latest concept, the VeLV.

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Range Rover LXR for 2011

Posted: March 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: concept, design, range rover | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Range Rover LXR for 2011
Update: LXR for 2011 production  “The LRX concept has an abundance of character, but you can tune the appearance to reflect a customer’s own personality and lifestyle. Clever use of colour and subtle additional details enable the vehicle to be tailored to suit an individual’s style, without compromising the clean design of the LRX,” 

Conceived as capable of having a range of powertrains, including a 2.0-litre turbodiesel hybrid, with potential CO2 emissions of 120 g/km and fuel economy of 60 mpg (4.7l/100 km) Demonstrates Land Rover’s commitment to sustainability with new technologies, lightweight design and environmentally-responsible materials.  A bold evolution of Land Rover design, but unmistakably Land Rover.  Read the full article »»»»