The 2016 MINI Clubman is nearing showtime, and the camo it’s wearing is not too smothering so we can actually see the taillights. The taillights look pretty similar to what we saw in Geneva, but the headlights give the front of the vehicle kind of a strange look. It also looks like the Clubman will have full-size back doors that work for those who are less nimble. The full-sized doors looks to have a ton of mixed reviews from people who can’t seem to decide whether or not they like the idea of being able to maneuver around easily.
What’s under this new Honda Civic Type-R besides the icicles that have formed on the undercarriage? It’s got a new 2-liter turbo engine, 280 horse power, Brembo brakes, and a body kit that would make car fans turn green with envy. News like this isn’t exactly kept a secret since it’s pretty out in the open that this car is lusting over the FWD Nurburgring record.
Since we are partial to all things lighting related, we noticed the LED lights on the roof bar! This looks pretty appropriate for the snow and winter that the Civic Type-R is conquering at the moment. Rumor has it that the VTEC turbo engine will have 300hp, but only time will tell.
Testing in the wintertime? Looks like the testing crew has taken the new plug-in hybrid E-Class up to Sweden to see how the car fares in heavy snowstorms. You can see that there’s a charging port in the rear bumper just like the GLE plug-in hybrid. So what else is going to change? The new plug-in hybrid E-Class will be a bit longer than the one out right now, but Mercedes is also going to extend the wheelbase. Get ready for a lighter and rigid 2016 W213 E-Class.
We all know that the 1 series is the cheapest model in the BMW line, there’s not much that’s going to be done to the car until it’s phased out so don’t expect too many changes to be made. One thing that’s slated to be different is the front end since it’s been widely criticized since day one. The new look is rumored to look like the 2 series coupe since the 2 series is significantly more attractive.
We are extremely interested in the LED facet (obviously) so it’s great to hear that the new prototypes have LED strips in the back. The interior should remain about the same, so it looks like the upgrade will be all about the exterior.
Looks like LED lighting is ever evolving into one heck of a technological creation after another. The Audi Q7 comes with xenon projectors, but for about 2,000 more Euros, you can get a Q7 with the Matrix LED system. This upgrade maximizes visibility but at the same time, doesn’t blind oncoming traffic. We all know of that one car in the intersection who has their high beams on that you start seeing light auras even after you have driven off. This is not only inconvenient, but it’s also extremely dangerous.
The Q7 will also have a new grille design for a stronger front end look, for those who love to have an SUV that has reliability and fierceness combined.