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2012 Kia Ceed Winter Testing Photographs Out 11
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Kia Ceed, Automotive News, C-segment, Ceed, Golf-class, Hyundai's i30 model, Kia, Kia Ceed, Spy pictures on 02 11th, 2011

The 2012 Kia Ceed’s spy pictures are out. The photographs were taken during its final round of winter testing in the cold environs of Scandinavia. The Ceed is Kia’s Golf-class or C-segment meant to hit Europe.

Well, the most significant thing is that, these images include that of the interior too. Despite the camouflage, the details could be distinguished.

The spied pictures include snaps of the rear seat, inside door panel. It also shows the tiny window on the C-pillar which is considered to be the distinct design feature of the vehicle.


Kia Ceed shares a platform with sister-brand Hyundai’s i30 model. It is also learnt that the former would share engine options too with the later.

This includes a 1.6 liter gasoline/petrol producing 122 PS (90 kW/121 hp) and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque, as well as a 1.7 liter diesel producing 115 PS (84 kW /113 bhp) and 255 Nm (188 lb-ft) of torque.

(Via WCF)

Opel Baby-Antara Spied 10
Posted by Alex Ion in Antara, Automotive News, baby-Antara, Beat, corsa, Cruze, opel, Spy pictures on 02 10th, 2011

Based on the current Corsa, a handful of spy photos of the much-awaited Opel baby-Antara are here. The new mini SUV will fall behind the Antara in the Opel model lineup. The mini SUV is being built by GM Daewoo in Korea, wherein most Chevrolet European models – like Cruze and Beat – are made.

The developing model could inherit a lot of technology from the recently launched Chevrolet Sonic (North America) which in turn is based on the Chevrolet Aveo (Europe).

Counting on that, the baby-Antara which is yet to get an official name could choose a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine developing 140 PS (138 bhp / 103 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It could be equipped with front wheel drive and all wheel drive and will be available in both petrol and diesel.

The forklift portrayed in the spy photos is very much disguised, however, the Opel logo at the center of the faceplate is clearly seen. The design of the headlights seems to follow that of the Astra.

This small SUV will definitely bring a fresh air to the Corsa family, the arrival is scheduled for 2012.

(Via WCF)

BMW M5F10 Spy Pictures Appear Online 30
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, BMW, BMW M5F10, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Spy pictures, Sycam, Twin-turbo, Upcoming Events, v8 on 08 30th, 2010

We have been hearing much about the BMW M5F10 of late, and the latest is that a few spy pictures have been posted online.  The credit goes to WCF, who has caught hold of a series of pictures of the upcoming car from the BMW stables.

One interesting aspect about these pictures is that one of them is a shot of the interiors caught on cam for the first time.

The BMW M5F10 is likely to be offered with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 from the X5 M / X6 M. What we get to learn is that it will be tuned to produce up to 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) instead of 547 hp (408 kW / 555 PS).

Going by the pictures, the car will sport a key fob perched in the space on the center console, between the two cup holders.  BMW is likely to bring the car for show at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, where it will make its debut. More pictures below:

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(Via WCF)