First images of Audi e-tron Spyder leak out?

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Audi, Electric, Luxury

Audi e-Tron Spyder sketch – Click above for image gallery

We aren’t sure of the provenance and we have no information beyond the images, but these could be the first sketches of the oft-rumored Audi e-Tron Spyder that’s supposedly set to debut at the Paris Motor Show. As you’d expect, this convertible creature appears to be based on the design of the e-Tron Concept shown at the Detroit Auto Show this year, not the original concept shown in Frankfurt. Still, no word on the powerplant involved, but if it is headed for production expect a run of 1,000 units in 2012. Hit the gallery for a few more images.

Gallery: Audi e-Tron Spyder sketches

[Source: Caradisiac (translated)]

First images of Audi e-tron Spyder leak out? originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Sep 2010 15:18:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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First image of 2011 Volkswagen Passat leaks out? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen, Diesel

2011 Volkswagen Passat

2011 Volkswagen Passat – Click above to enlarge

A Norwegian website claims to have snagged the first official photo of the 2011 Volkswagen Passat from one of the automaker’s European retailers (they didn’t, see the UPDATE below), and sources suggest we could see the restyled mid-size sedan as early as the Paris Motor Show this October.

There’s still some question about what engines will be available when the new Passat arrives in Europe, but VW’s ubiquitous turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four is sure to make an appearance, while a new 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 will be available in higher-spec trims, along with the normal assortment of diesel mills. A hybrid model has also been confirmed by VW, and soon after the sedan launches abroad, the wagon variant will debut, along with a possible R36 model. Expect the full details to be revealed before the end of the month.

UPDATE: Looks like the Passat pic is a rendering by the artists from Autobild.

[Source: DadBladet via WCF]

First image of 2011 Volkswagen Passat leaks out? [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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