The Intriguing BMW I8 Concept Car

There has never been a lack of designs that provide us with hints on what the cars of the future are going to look like, with Japan and German car makers making the most interesting and realistic-looking concepts, that could get into mass production in the near future. One such car is the BMW i8 concept, which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and it’s expected that the Bavarian car manufacturer is going to start producing it in 2013. It’s also known as BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, and is part of BMW’s “Project i”.

This is a plug-in hybrid, that is powered by a high-performance 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder combustion engine, providing 220 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, that works in tandem with two electric motors. This combination provides excellent performances, reminiscent of the best sports cars in the world, but also makes for a very good fuel efficiency at the same time. So, it goes from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 160 mph. The fuel consumption is rated at 70 mpg, and it has an ultra-low emissions rating of 99 grams per kilometer, according to the manufacturer. You can travel up to 20 miles before the lithium-ion batteries need to be recharged, which is one of the aspects of the i8 that must be improved.

Inside, this coupe can accommodate 4 people, with two pairs of sports leather seats in the front and the back. The control panels and all the instruments are arranged in a way that allows you to enjoy a sporty and aggressive ride, and still be in control of the vehicle. There are three-dimensional displays which give information on engine speed, navigation and entertainment functions, as well as battery levels.

The exterior design makes it look as a real futuristic car. It has a lightweight, aluminum chassis, with the sunroof, windows and windshield made of polycarbonate glass. The doors and the roof are completely transparent, which gives you a clear view of the inside and provides a lot of light into the cabin. But, the innovations don’t stop here. The BMW i8 features something that is rarely seen on cars – laser lighting. There are laser headlights instead of LED lights, which makes the car a lot more energy efficient than most similar concept cars.

This amazing sports car should become available for purchase in 2014, and according to some speculations, it will definitely cost over $150,000.

Chrysler Group to Unveil Concept Vehicles at New York Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is just around the corner and already and car manufacturers are gearing up for the chance to show the auto world what they have developed. Among the vehicles that will surely crop up at the event are concept vehicles.

Different car manufacturers have already announced that they would be unveiling their concept cars at the largest motor show in the United States. The Chrysler group revealed that they will be showcasing three concept vehicles at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. These vehicles will show the auto world what direction Chrysler is going in the near future. These three concept vehicles from the group are under the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands.

The first of the trio is the Dodge Demon. Dodge is known for producing performance cars and the concept vehicle shows the brand’s penchant for such vehicles. The Demon is a “roadster with an attitude” according to its maker. Its bold styling cues points out that it is from the Dodge brand. The simplicity of the interior and the distinct exterior styling are the trademarks of Dodge and the Demon possessed that.

It is dubbed as “an attainable dream car” and it is powered by a 2.4 liter engine which can produce 172 horsepower. While that may seem a small number for a car from Dodge, the design of the engine and the body makes good use of every power generated by the engine.

The second concept vehicle is from Chrysler which is known for producing near-luxury vehicles. This concept vehicle named the Chrysler Nassau may be the start of the group’s climb back to profitability. It is a four-door, four-seat luxury coupe. Its roof resembles that of a coupe but the Nassau is a hard top.

Inside, the vehicle features a functional instrument panel with user-friendly controls. Its entertainment system spells luxury that is inspired by home-theater systems. Radical features of the Nassau include the gear shift pod control located on the instrument panel. Whether this feature will ever be used on production vehicles is still not clear at present though.

Completing the triumvirate is the Jeep Trailhawk concept vehicle. Jeep is known for production of off-road vehicles and the Trailhawk concept is no exception. The vehicle has the off road capability of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the sophistication of a concept vehicle. The styling of the concept vehicle gives it a muscular look common on Jeep models. It is made for highway cruising, where an EBC rotor will be of good use, without sacrificing the off-road capability that Jeep vehicles are known for.

These three vehicles will be unveiled at the opening of the motor show on the 6th of April this year. The event will be open to the public until the 15th of the same month. Aside from these three concept vehicles from Chrysler Group, other concept vehicles from other car manufacturers will also be unveiled at the event.

How to Find an Audi Concept Car

People who love cars they always dream of buying a concept car. Concept cars are stylish and radical looking cars that are showcased at motor shows by the car manufacturing companies such as Audi to understand what the reaction of the people who view it. Audi concept can be seen at various motor shows that take place across the globe.

Concept automobile never go into production. However, after the automobile manufacturing company goes through the customer reaction, necessary changes such as design modification, cost, etc are done and then the car is finally released in the market. The reason why people love concept cars is because it not only looks radical but also have powerful engine. There are plenty of Audi concept automobiles such as Audi S5 Concept, Audi Q5 Audi Locus Concept, Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro Concept, Audi RSQ Concept, and Audi Q5 Cross Cabriolet Quattro Concept.

Here are some tips that will help you understand where you can find concept car from Audi:

  1. Start your web browser and open your search engine and search for concepts  from Audi. You can type ‘Audi concept car’ in the search engine. The search result will show you a complete list of website that sell or review concept automobiles from Audi. You will also come across websites through which you will come to know the schedules of the forthcoming auto shows. If you are mainly interested in concept cars from Audi, you can visit websites that exclusively sell and review concept cars of Audi.
  2. If you open the dedicated website for concepts from Audi, you will be able to view the specifications of all the concept automobiles Audi has produced. Moreover, you will also be able to download amazing wallpapers and screensavers on to your desktop. Once you have found a good website that reviews all the major and famous automobile from Audi, you can start reading the reviews to understand the pros and cons of each concept car.
  3. If you want to see the concept cars physically, you can visit an auto show to check out concept automobiles from all the major car brands
  4. You can even checkout the local newspaper to learn about the forthcoming auto shows.
  5. You can visit the official website of Audi and there you will able to find new and updates of the upcoming car shows.

Why should you visit a concept automobile review site?

The answer is pretty simple. Through the reviews you will be able to understand the features of the car. So when you visit a car show in person and if you happen to come across a car of which you have read review, you will able to decide which car present at the auto show is the best. Keep in mind that the concept automobile that is designed for auto show is not assessed for safety and road specifications. Hence, many people do not buy the Audi concept automobile right way the moment they say but wait for the car to release in the market.