Spy Shots

  • 2021 Audi RS Q4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi is developing a compact crossover SUV that it will badge a Q4, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the high-performance version from the Audi Sport division: the RS Q4. The Q4 is a coupe-like crossover based on the same structure as the recently redesigned Q3, and judging by the various prototypes the styling will resemble the lines of the larger Q8. We know this latest prototype is for the RS Q4 because of the exhaust tips; Audi Sport cars typically feature a pair of fat oval-shaped exhausts like those shown here. The prototype also sports lowered suspension, a...

  • 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA will soon have competition from a coupe-like sedan from BMW. A prototype has been spotted for what’s likely to be a 2-Series Gran Coupe. The car is on track for a debut in the spring and on sale later in 2019 as a 2020 model. Its development may explain why BMW has been...

  • Mystery model spied at Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Potential third model from Rivian spied at EV startup's headquarters

    U.S. electric car startup Rivian unveiled a pickup truck and SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company is known to be working on additional vehicles, one of which might have just been spotted. Our latest spy shots were taken outside Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots
    2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again. The car is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model. From earlier test mules, we know the general size and proportions will match up with the current...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots

    The BMW 8-Series just returned after a long hiatus, and the German automaker has plans for an entire lineup of its svelte range-topper. Both the 8-Series coupe and convertible have officially debuted, and photos of the M8 coupe were leaked onto the Internet. The 8-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots
    2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots and video

    There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, which was previewed in concept form in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. From the elegant front to the fastback roof to the 911-esque rear, Porsche’s electric sedan is hard to fault at any angle. Talk of Porsche adding a second sedan to its lineup has been making the rounds since 2011. We’re talking about the oft-rumored...

  • 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots
    2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots

    Get ready for a second generation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a car you'd buy if you're filthy rich but not an all-out baller. Prototypes for a redesigned version of Rolls-Royce's entry-level sedan have been spotted ahead of an expected debut in late 2020 or early the following year. We should see it...

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots
    2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots

    Toyota engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for a redesigned Highlander. The current generation of the popular three-row family hauler arrived for 2014 and was given a mid-cycle refresh for 2017. This redesigned model is expected in late 2019 as a 2020 model. The prototype is heavily...

  • 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

    The first model from Volkswagen's new family of ID electric cars has been spotted testing in prototype form. The car is a compact hatch similar in size to VW's Golf, and its arrival will mark the start of VW's transition to an electric car manufacturer. The design was previewed in 2016 by the ID...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M3 spy shots

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it...

  • 2022 BMW i4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW i4 spy shots

    BMW early next decade will introduce an electric car badged an i4 that it previewed with the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger made the confirmation during the 2018 Geneva auto show, adding that the i4 will be one of the 12 electric...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the new Audi Q8 comes another sighting of a prototype for a high-performance RS Q8 from the Audi Sport division. Audi has previously been spotted testing an SQ8 but we know the latest tester is for an RS Q8 because of the enlarged intakes in the front fascia, massive cross-drilled brake rotors, and the two large oval-shaped exhaust tips. The latter is a signature Audi Sport design trait. There have been lots of hints that an RS Q8 is coming. It was discovered last summer that Audi had filed trademark protection for the RS Q8 name, and the automaker...

  • 2021 Audi A4 Allroad facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 Allroad spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype for an updated A4 Allroad soft-roader. The current A4 range was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see...

  • 2020 Kia Borrego (Mohave) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Borrego spy shots

    Kia is working on a new SUV, and this one could be a rugged off-roader coming to take on the soon-to-be-revived Ford Bronco and the Jeep Wrangler stalwart. The Korean firm has just launched the Telluride in the full-size crossover SUV segment, but our latest spy shots show engineers testing a...

  • 2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz spy shots

    Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and some of them will be assembled at the automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our latest spy shots show a test mule for a crossover SUV that will fit in the family. It was previewed in 2017 by...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots and video

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its 8-Series but this time around there will be more body styles than just a coupe. We've already seen the covers come off an 8-Series Convertible and now we have revealing shots and video of a tester for the 8-Series Gran Coupe undergoing cold-weather...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots
    2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots

    The 2020 Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has finally been spotted testing on public roads in production form. The first of two new SUVs due from Hyundai's upmarket Genesis brand in the next couple years, the GV80 will be a mid-size vehicle targeting the BMW X5. It is expected to reach showrooms...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz already sells a GLA compact crossover SUV, but for the automaker's next generation of compacts we'll see both a redesigned GLA plus a new GLB. Prototypes for the GLB have been spotted for a while and reveal that the vehicle will exhibit the more familiar two-box SUV shape, as opposed to the GLA's more hatchback-like form. Our latest spy shots show what appears to be an AMG-tuned GLB, specifically a member of AMG's new 35 series, undergoing cold-weather testing on public roads. Going forward, AMG will offer two levels of performance. One will be a direct replacement for the 45...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo spy shots
    2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe spy shots and video

    A coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne has been rumored for several years and prototypes testing in the wild confirm the vehicle is finally coming. Their sighting follows comments made last year by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume that the green light for production had been given. From the spy shots...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class sedan but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

  • 2021 Audi S4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the sporty S4 in Avant wagon guise. While this updated S4...

  • 2020 Karma Revero spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Karma Revero spy shots

    After bowing out of production in 2012, the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, whose design really was too good to waste, was revived for 2017 by the new company Karma, which rebadged the stylish sedan a Revero. Karma is a new EV brand from Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang. After Wanxiang...

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