The year of the 4-cylinder?
Not since the 1.9-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder of the 318 and original Z3 has BMW sold anything less than an inline-6. The 2012 BMW Z4 is changing that.
Complete details of the updated 2012 BMW Z4 aren’t out yet, but expect  this 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, with what BMW calls TwinPower Turbo  technology, to surpass the inline-6 in both performance and efficiency.  That technology includes the close-coupled turbocharger, direct  injection and Valvetronic.

The year of the 4-cylinder?

Not since the 1.9-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder of the 318 and original Z3 has BMW sold anything less than an inline-6. The 2012 BMW Z4 is changing that.

Complete details of the updated 2012 BMW Z4 aren’t out yet, but expect this 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, with what BMW calls TwinPower Turbo technology, to surpass the inline-6 in both performance and efficiency. That technology includes the close-coupled turbocharger, direct injection and Valvetronic.

Albino cat
The white 2012 Jaguar XKR-S shown at the New York Auto Show is the car many people said they’d like to take home. This is an utterly stunning car and, judging from the specs, should be even more thrilling to drive.

Albino cat

The white 2012 Jaguar XKR-S shown at the New York Auto Show is the car many people said they’d like to take home. This is an utterly stunning car and, judging from the specs, should be even more thrilling to drive.

The last Eclipse
Available in either hardtop Coupe or droptop Spyder, the Eclipse Special Edition  starts with a well-equipped GS-Sport model. Exclusive SE details are  dark silver 18-in. alloy wheels, black side mirrors and SE badging. The  2.4-liter inline-4 will be the only available engine option as is the  4-speed automatic transmission. Not quite how we envisioned the Eclipse  going out…

The last Eclipse

Available in either hardtop Coupe or droptop Spyder, the Eclipse Special Edition starts with a well-equipped GS-Sport model. Exclusive SE details are dark silver 18-in. alloy wheels, black side mirrors and SE badging. The 2.4-liter inline-4 will be the only available engine option as is the 4-speed automatic transmission. Not quite how we envisioned the Eclipse going out…

Does Eminem approve?
The 2012 Chrysler 200 S Convertible is fitted with the 283-bhp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6  engine and 6-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. The 200 S receives a new grille  with black background and Chrysler’s latest winged logo. The headlights  also receive a black background, while the mirrors and door handles are  body-colored.

Does Eminem approve?

The 2012 Chrysler 200 S Convertible is fitted with the 283-bhp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. The 200 S receives a new grille with black background and Chrysler’s latest winged logo. The headlights also receive a black background, while the mirrors and door handles are body-colored.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, one of our favorite compact Uber-sedans of the modern age, returns with a fresh, yet still thoroughly irascible demeanor.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, one of our favorite compact Uber-sedans of the modern age, returns with a fresh, yet still thoroughly irascible demeanor.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

The new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu shown at New York isn’t a huge departure in styling, but gains some masculinity.

The new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu shown at New York isn’t a huge departure in styling, but gains some masculinity.

The D4-S will mate to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission,  which sends power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. While the manual transmission would  be our choice, the automatic transmission cars will have shift paddles  on the steering wheel.

The D4-S will mate to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. While the manual transmission would be our choice, the automatic transmission cars will have shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Video of the 2012  FR-S Five Axis Concept

(Source: youtube.com)

The Scion FR-S Concept shown at New York was built by Five Axis, a  prominent show car and customization house in Southern California.
We doubt the 20-in. wheels,  massive 18-in. Carbon-ceramic disk brakes, and 4-piston calipers will make it into production.

The Scion FR-S Concept shown at New York was built by Five Axis, a prominent show car and customization house in Southern California.

We doubt the 20-in. wheels, massive 18-in. Carbon-ceramic disk brakes, and 4-piston calipers will make it into production.

2012 Subaru Imprezas - visually underwhelming

2012 Subaru Imprezas - visually underwhelming

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept
The flat-4 engine is up front, and is shared with Subaru. The engine,  dubbed D4-S, will sport two injectors per cylinder, just like on some  Lexus products. One will inject directly in the combustion chamber,  while the other will spray into the intake runner, above the valve, just  like in the pre-direct injection days.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept

The flat-4 engine is up front, and is shared with Subaru. The engine, dubbed D4-S, will sport two injectors per cylinder, just like on some Lexus products. One will inject directly in the combustion chamber, while the other will spray into the intake runner, above the valve, just like in the pre-direct injection days.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept
Formerly known as the FT-86, and then the FT-86 II, the car is now  called the FR-S—that stands for Front engine, Rear wheel drive, Sport.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept

Formerly known as the FT-86, and then the FT-86 II, the car is now called the FR-S—that stands for Front engine, Rear wheel drive, Sport.

Best handling Jeep ever
The 420-bhp 6.1-liter V-8 is gone, replaced by a larger and more  powerful 465-bhp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. There is permanent 4-wheel drive  (Quadra-Trac, in Jeep speak), a 5-speed automatic, and a tow rating of  5000 lb. If you’re really in a hurry while trailering those jet skis, Jeep  says the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 pulls 0.90g on the skidpad.

Best handling Jeep ever

The 420-bhp 6.1-liter V-8 is gone, replaced by a larger and more powerful 465-bhp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. There is permanent 4-wheel drive (Quadra-Trac, in Jeep speak), a 5-speed automatic, and a tow rating of 5000 lb. If you’re really in a hurry while trailering those jet skis, Jeep says the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 pulls 0.90g on the skidpad.

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Concepts are always better than the real thing via FT86Club

motoriginal:

Concepts are always better than the real thing via FT86Club