Check out the BMW i8 concept at the 2011 LA Auto Show. In person, the car is stunning and you can see the video after the jump. This full-hybrid concept was called the Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid concept car when first announced, but now carries a much simpler BMW i8 title. This comes from the new BMW i “Born Electric” line of cars which will also include the BMW i3. We are sure that these will see the production line in a few years, and hopefully more BMW i models will be announced before this occurs.
The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show brought us a first hand look with several pictures and a video of the Cadillac ELR luxury hybrid car. It is set for production in 2014 and will be based off the Chevy Volt platform. The modified version of the electric propulsion system found in the Cadillac ELR will be good for 40 MPG of gas and electric driving that is emission free. If the battery gets low, the car will switch to an extended range mode allowing it to pursue hundred of miles. Hopefully, this Cadillac ELR with have better overall performance than the Chevrolet Volt since we know the interior is going to be extensively redesigned for a luxury feel.
Subaru had this tease on display at the 2011 LA Auto Show called the Subaru BRZ STI Concept. Although it is not in production, this is one of the first Subaru sports cars we have seen that is not all-wheel-drive nor turbocharged. While it still holds the famous Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine, this is one of the first live appearances of what the Subaru BRZ STI will look like.
We received our first live look at the all new Cadillac Ciel concept at the 2011 LA Auto Show. A few months ago we posted an article with full details about the intial debut of the fancy Cadillac Ciel concept, however seeing it in person is a different story. Named after the French word “sky” this car is smooth as butter from the suicide doors to the missing B-pillar that is similar to the 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible.
We never saw this one coming, but with all the positive results of the Nissan Juke sales, Nissan has announced plans of a Super Juke. It is rumored to hold a 480 horsepower engine, which would most likely be the same 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 found in the Nissan GTR. If so, this slightly de-tuned Super Juke will still blow the tops off of any regular Nissan Juke tuning projects. Just check out the official sketch that hit the web this past week, showing a Nissan Juke sporting a new wide body kit, Nissan GT-R style alloy wheels, hood vents similar to the GT-R, and a rear wing.