Spy Shots

  • 2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    If you're looking for a fast car with a reasonable price tag, Honda's Civic Type R is hard to beat. Despite its front-wheel-drive configuration, it manages to hold up well at the track and at the same time is comfortable and practical enough to drive every day. That's why we gave it the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy award for 2018. The Civic Type R only arrived for 2017 but a new version is slated to arrive in the next year, as evidenced by a camouflaged prototype spotted testing in Europe. The only visible change are the revised fascias front and rear. Each fascia appears to feature new...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 spy shots

    Development of a next-generation Audi Q3 is well underway as our latest spy shots confirm. The new compact crossover SUV is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and so far it doesn’t appear Audi will be pulling any surprises regarding the design. The vehicle should resemble a scaled-down...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT5 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac XT5 spy shots

    Cadillac's lineup will be overhauled in the coming months and years as the brand shifts its focus to SUVs and implements a new look loosely based on the stunning lines of 2016's Escala concept. There are new models on the way like the XT4, CT5, XT6, and the oft-rumored CT4. Meanwhile, older models...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC and GLC Coupe are about to come in for a minor facelift. We spotted a prototype for the updated GLC earlier this year and now we have the first shots of the updated GLC Coupe. The changes represent a mid-cycle update for the coupe-like SUV which first arrived in 2016 as a 2017...

  • 2019 BMW X4 M spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW X4 M spy shots and video

    Behold the latest spy shots and video of the first-ever BMW X4 M. Yes, the folks at the M division are bowing to demand pressures for more SUVs and will add the new X4 M as well as a new X3 M to join the existing X5 M and X6 M. This way the M division will have direct rivals for Mercedes-AMG's...

  • 2019 Renault Mégane RS Trophy spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Renault Mégane RS Trophy spy shots

    Renault's RS version of its Golf-rivaling Mégane hatchback (shown below) is already one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars in production. Soon, a more hardcore version with extra power and fewer pounds will arrive, and we've just caught a prototype being pushed hard at the...

  • Mystery BMW M4 GTS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW M engineers are testing an extreme version of the already hardcore M4 GTS at the Nürburgring and on some of the German race track's surrounding roads. It's impossible to say whether this is a new model in the works or just some routine testing of components, but there's been confirmation from M boss Frank van Meel that hardcore, track-focused models are coming—complete with CSL badges. "CSL [will be] the top-of-the-line track tool, made on the track for the track, just with a number plate," he revealed during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. If you’re unfamiliar with the CSL...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots and video

    Spy photographers have spotted a prototype for a new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo, the everyday supercar. The new Porsche 911 is coming later this year, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. But you can count on there being multiple other versions to cater to Porsche’s discerning...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 7-Series spy shots

    The current BMW 7-Series is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced offerings in its class, but its predictable styling and drab interior leave a lot to be desired. This is a six-figure car once you add a few options, yet to the average onlooker it’s hard to distinguish from the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s electric SUV based on the Generation EQ concept from the 2016 Paris auto show have been spotted. Earlier test mules had been using the makeshift body of a GLC Coupe to hide the new mechanicals, but now we can see the true shape of Mercedes' first volume electric...

  • 2020 Buick LaCrosse facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Buick LaCrosse spy shots

    The Buick LaCrosse will soon come in for a facelift as evidenced by a camouflaged prototype spotted testing recently. The LaCrosse was last redesigned for 2017 so this facelift represents a mid-cycle update for the large sedan. Expect it to arrive in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. The...

  • 2019 Audi SQ8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi SQ8 spy shots and video

    Audi has a new flagship SUV coming for 2019, and it's called the Q8. Today we have spy shots and video of the sporty SQ8 variant which should arrive in showrooms roughly alongside the standard Q8 later this year. Further down the track there will be a fully fledged RS Q8 joining the fold. Audi...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche is out testing a new generation of the 911, the 992, and the latest prototype spotted is for the car's Turbo Cabriolet variant. The new 911 will be revealed late this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. The 911 Turbo should trail the basic models by six months to a year. We expect it to go on sale in the United States late next year as a 2020 model. 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. The prototype may look like testers for the Carrera Cabrio. However, a number of clues identify it as the Turbo Cabrio. The pumped fenders...

  • 2019 Audi RS 6 Avant test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi RS 6 Avant spy shots

    Audi Sport is in the early stages of developing its next RS 6 Avant. Our latest spy shots show a test mule for the RS 6 using the makeshift body of the latest A6 Avant. You can tell it's the RS 6 because of the aggressive front fascia with enlarged intakes, the huge wheels housing carbon-ceramic...

  • 2019 Audi S7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi S7 spy shots and video

    Audi’s A7 didn’t start the modern coupe-like sedan trend, but with its muscular proportions, beautiful surfacing and Kammback rear it managed to make us almost forget the segment’s progenitor, the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The handsome four-door has been redesigned for the 2019 model...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spy shots and video

    BMW has just unveiled a redesigned X5, and one of its main rivals, the Mercedes-Benz GLE, will soon be redesigned as well. We now have fresh spy shots and video of prototypes for the new generation of the Mercedes mid-size luxury SUV. The current GLE was introduced for the 2016 model year but is...

  • 2020 Mini Clubman facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mini Clubman spy shots

    The modern Mini's third-generation family is in the process of being updated. The first members off the line were the Mini Hardtop and Convertible, which were shown in January at the 2018 Detroit auto show. It looks like the Mini Clubman will be the next member to be updated, as evidenced by the...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera spy shots and video

    Aston Martin has just unveiled its redesigned Vantage, and the next model in the automaker’s ambitious Second Century plan is a replacement for the Vanquish, prototypes for which are shown here. However, the car won't be called a Vanquish as earlier thought. Instead, it will be called a DBS...

  • 2020 Audi A4 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    It seems like the current A4 only arrived yesterday but Audi is already out testing an updated version of its popular small sedan. That's because even though we only received it in late 2016, the car has been on sale elsewhere since early 2015. The engineers haven't added much in the way of camouflage gear on the prototype. That's because only the most dedicated of Audi fans are likely to notice the visual tweaks. The particular tester is wearing an S-Line package and features a new front fascia characterized by a more angular design for the intakes. The rear fascia is also new and features a...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Suburban spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Suburban spy shots

    The first prototype for the redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Suburban has been spotted, revealing a few clues about the upcoming SUV. General Motors is in the process of redesigning its full-size fleet around the T1XX body-on-frame platform for SUVs and pickups. The platform is an evolution of the current...

  • 2019 Jeep Renegade facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Jeep Renegade spy shots

    Jeep is preparing a minor update for its pint-sized Renegade as the vehicle approaches the midway point in its life cycle. Today we have a new set of spy shots of a prototype for the updated Renegade, which should be revealed later this year as a 2019 model. The good news is that Jeep won't be...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots and video

    Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW’s next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker’s most important model of the decade. It is expected to be revealed in late 2018 or early next year as a 2019 model. Like past generations, this new 3-Series, code-named the...

  • 2020 Audi S8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi S8 spy shots and video

    A new generation of the Audi A8 reaches showrooms this fall and eventually there will be a new S8 to go with it. The S8 is still testing ahead of a likely debut late this year or early next. We should see it in showrooms next year as a 2020 model. Prototypes are still dressed like the A8 but we can...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car spy shots
    2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car storms Monza

    Porsche motorsport engineers headed to Italy's Monza circuit in late April to conduct early tests of several race cars coming for 2019. Among them was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (shown below). There...

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