The new Golf GTI Mk7 is already lovely. But Volkswagen's Design Vision GTI is a concept that will get you more excited. The 71mm wider, 57mm lower and 15mm shorter body concept at Wörthersee exaggerates the original GTI's styling cues. It sports a twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 with 496hp and 560Nm. Acco...
BMW is expanding its 3 Series range in Europe and other parts of the world with new engines and all wheel drive variants. This summer, BMW will offer its xDrive four wheel drive system on the 320i, 328i and 335i petrol models and 320d xDrive which will follow later this year.
The automaker is looking to launch a new entry level version of the 3 Series sedan, the 316i, with a 1.6 liter twin scroll turbocharged four cylinder gasoline engine with 134hp.
It will be mated to a standard 6 speed manual gearbox or an optional 8 speed automatic. The 316i is also a pretty decently powerful car completing 0-100 in 8.9 seconds.
The second new model is the 320i EfficientDynamics Edition, which swaps the 320d EfficientDynamics Edition's 161hp (163PS) 2.0-liter turbo diesel for a 168hp (170PS) 2.0-liter turbo gasoline four-cylinder engine.
The car will include a manual 6 speed gearbox taking it to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds. As with the 316i, the market launch for this model is planned for the end of 2012.