Super Cars


2013 MG CS concept

British manufacturer MG hasn’t put anything on the market for quite some time now, but it looks like the company is preparing a big comeback. The company will unveil the CS Concept later this month at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The concept is designed to slot into the compact SUV sector and will likely see production at some point. The concept has been specially designed to attract younger buyers, so it features a distinctive, sporty style and youthful appearance, but in the same time it can be immediately recognized as an MG model. The concept received newly designed headlights with a multi-faceted ‘shard’ structure which refract light in different colors and shapes from the side. Still, it is pretty easy to recognize the new CS concept, thanks to the iconic MG’s trademark octagon from the front.

Audi Technical Chief Pushing to Expand SUV Lineup

This year’s Shanghai Auto Show comes with great news, and not only for the Chinese market. In an interview with AutoCar, Audi technical chief, Wolfgang Durheimer, said that he is pushing to expand Audi’s SUV lineup with a new model placed above the current Q7 and a Q2. The SUV placed above the current Q7 would likely be named Q8 and will "combine a Range Rover Sport-style sporting look with a very luxurious interior." Durheimer said that Audi has been inspired by Bentley’s decision to offer a SUV and he is also "encouraging" Lamborghini to progress with its SUV – remember, Lambo is under Audi’s control. If built, the three SUVs - Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini - will most likely be developed in the same time, because, according to Durheimer VW encourages internal competition, as long as the models don’t overlap one another.

2013 Buick Riviera Concept

Buick unveiled the first Riviera Concept at the 2007 Auto Shanghai. Now, six years later, the company is using the same show to unveil a second version of the concept that, according to the company, "offers a preview of Buick’s future design language." While it’s pretty obvious the concept’s exterior design won’t make it to production in its entirety, the second version of the Riviera Concept features a low, sporty and futuristic look. The concept offers an updated version of Buick’s waterfall grille and wing-shaped daytime running lights - both elements are said to be used in future Buick models. The concept unveiled in Shanghai is coated in an ice celadon finish that is inspired by jade and features unique gull-wing doors.

2013 Ford Escort Concept

Ford is looking to re-launch the classic Escort nameplate for the Chinese market. The new Ford Escort Concept debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show and will be a compact four door sedan in its reincarnation. The Escort name brings back memories of the 60’s and 70’s cars that were popular rally racing cars or the popular selling cars from the 80’s and 90’s. The nameplate is still very big in China where older cars command a premium. The concept has styling much like that of other recent Fords, such as the Focus and Fusion. The front features a large angular grille that sets the styling tone for the vehicle. It also features bold lines that flow smoothly from front to back.

2014 Hyundai Mistra Concept

The Hyundai Mistra Concept made its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. Hyundai plans to position the mid-sized sedan between the Sonata and Elantra in its lineup. With the Chinese market suddenly booming, the Korean manufacturer is grasping at all it can to increase its share in China, hence this being a China only model. The Chinese market hosts 1.3 billion people and its middle class is growing, making the market an important one for car manufactures. Thanks to China’s anti-Japanese-car sentiment, companies based in other countries – Korea included – have had a lot of success in the region. Hyundai is hoping to cash in on this with the Mistra.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The new-generation Range Rover has been testing ever since 2011 and when the standard model arrived on the market, we knew the Sport version would be just one step behind. The standard Range Rover arrived last September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, but Land Rover chose to swap continents for the Sport version, and introduce it at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Just like the standard Range Rover, the Sport model will be all about the reduction of weight. For that, Land Rover has paid extra attention to the materials used to construct the vehicle. The most most important addition is an all-new, first-in-class aluminum architecture that helps save an amazing 420 kg (925 pounds).

2013 Bentley Mulsanne

Limousines are luxury cars by definition, yet the 2013 Mulsanne by Bentley, adds state-of-the art technology with newly-designed comfort specifications for an exquisite experience in transportation.
The Mulsanne is made for comfort with the 21-inch wheels that are lightweight and include optional wheel centers that are self-leveling to provide maximum smooth ride for its passengers. Its 6.8 liter V-8 engine and twin turbochargers provide power and punch giving you approximately 505 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque.

Noble M600

(362 km/h), 0-60 in 3.7 secs. Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 Engine with 650 hp. Base price is $330,000. The Noble M600 also happens to be a very cool car. Its inconspicuous design sports a slender and contoured body which does not scream out for attention at every second of the day.

911 Turbo S

Today Porsche released details of their new 911 Turbo including the flagship 560 bhp Turbo S. New to the Turbo is rear-wheel steering and a retractable front spoiler. It also features a longer chassis which is more reinforced compared to the standard Carrera. It will be first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with deliveries following shortly thereafter. The very first Turbo S was produced in 1993 to celebrate Porsche's IMSA Supercar Championship.

Next Generation Nissan GT-R Scheduled for 2018

Recently it was reported the future of the next-generation Nissan GT-R was in doubt. But the latest news point suggests a successor to the current model is still planned for production and might be launched in 2018.
Only two months ago it was suggested Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has not given his support to design and engineer a new GT-R due to a lack of profitability. Combined with the retirement of Kazutoshi Mizuno ‒ the genius behind the GT-R ‒ there wasn’t cause for optimism. But Inside Line recently visited Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, Japan, and was told development is well underway.

New Renault Alpine to Launch by 2015

Renault has been hard at work collaborating with sports car manufacturer Caterham for some time now in order to create a new sports car for the French brand. However, such a car may appear much sooner than previously thought.
The marketing boss for Renault, Stephen Norman confirmed that a new Renault Alpine could be just three years away, rather than the four years or more previously predicated. He went onto state that “It won’t be more hardcore than a Mazda MX-5. What we do will not be soft, but not hardcore like a Peugeot 106 Rallye. You can’t betray the DNA of Alpine. That’s a third of what the car will be.”

audi R20 2017

So here’s what we know so far. Audi is planning a new supercar to sit above the current R8 and top out its model line-up. Apparently the so-called R20 or R10 (depending on different sources), will be better than McLaren’s P1 and will essentially be a road-going version of Audi’s Le Mans winning LMP1 cars.
Other than those details and the fact that the car should feature an engine producing over 700hp and 1,000Nm of torque, not much is known about Audi’s upcoming diesel-electric supercar. However, thanks to new information just released, we can begin to paint a clearer picture of what the R20 may be like.


BMW will likely add a new model to its M-Divison by 2016. The much anticipated M8 will be a 600hp supercar built to coincide with their 100th Anniversary if it debuts in 2016. The reports come direct from M-Division boss Friedrich Nitschke who has alluded to a few cruicial details. Expect the M8 to share the same carbon fiber and aluminum components as the i8 plug-in hybrid which is due to land in 2014. The M8 will be a spiritual successor to the classic BMW M1.

2015 Acura NSX

Expected by 2015, the new NSX will employ a mid-mounted V-6, complete with titanium connecting rods coupled to a wet twin-clutch seven-speed transmission and hybridized with an electric motor driving the rear wheels. Two more electric motors will spin the front wheels, providing torque-vectoring under acceleration and braking to help the NSX turn into corners better under all conditions. This Sports Hybrid AWD system is purported to deliver big-V-8 performance with "better-than-four-cylinder" fuel economy (let's assume they're talking big turbo fours there).

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The 2013 F12 Berlinetta is not the fastest car in Ferrari history. That honor belongs to the now discontinued Enzo, which reached 217 miles per hour. However, the Berlinetta can achieve a not-too-shabby 211 mph.
“Ferrari has upped the exotic car ante with its all-new 2013 F12 Berlinetta,” Brauer said. “The F12's 6.3-liter V12, at 730 horsepower, is the most powerful engine the … company has ever placed in a production car.”

Ferrari FF

The look of the FF deviates somewhat from that which many people associate with Ferrari. However, Brauer insists that despite the new design, the car is true to its roots in the ways that matter.
“Ferrari traditionalists might question the design of the FF, with four seats and a less-than-sleek roofline,” he said. “But nobody can argue with the FF's performance pedigree, which includes a 651 horsepower V12 and a top speed of 208 miles per hour.”

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

Italian luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini always brings the goods when it comes to power, speed and glamor. The 2013 Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is no exception.
“Lamborghini knows a modern-day exotic, particularly one from Italy, has to achieve 200 miles per hour if it wants to be taken seriously by wealthy performance enthusiasts,” Brauer said. “The V10 in the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera delivers, with 562 horsepower capable of pushing the car up to 202 miles per hour.”

Ferrari 458 Italia

Top Speed: 201 mph Engine: 562 HP 4.5L V 8 MSRP: $229,825 Ferrari was founded as a manufacturer of race cars, but branched out into the production of street-legal models two decades later. The 458 harkens back to Ferrari’s early history in racing. “The technology packed into this exotic sports car comes directly from Ferrari's F1 racing experience, as reflected in the 458's highly advanced drivetrain and suspension, not to mention the 201 miles per hour top speed,” Brauer said.

Gumpert Apollo

Designed to run upside down in a tunnel at a speed of 300 kmph, the Apollo uses a 4.2-liter V8 engine to produce 650 HP. 0 - 100 kmph comes up in 3.1 seconds while top speed is 362 kmph.

2014 Audi A3

Sometimes, a car appears and you immediately say, “I’d really like to drive that.” Other times, you see a car and think, “if all goes well in my life, I might actually be able to afford to drive that.” Rarely does a model fit both criteria. But the new Audi A3 sedan is one of those.
Audi teased the A3 for weeks ahead of the New York Auto Show, creating high expectations. They didn’t disappoint. After a tantalizingly annoying “slow reveal” under a sheet, the first glance seemed a little Jetta-like. Other than some slick, narrow LED headlights, the car could transport itself back in time to 1998 and not frighten anyone. But it does the job well enough, and the interior, featuring now-industry standard leather seating with accent stitching and sloping horizontal dash, is refreshingly modern without trying too hard. By the time we considered the whole package, we found ourselves thinking, in extremely sophisticated car-guy lingo, "ermagerd I want one."

Lamborghini Reventon — $1,454,400

In keeping with the Lamborghini tradition of naming car models after fighting bulls comes the Reventon, named for a bull that killed a famous Spanish bullfighter back in the 1940s. But this Raging Bull was actually inspired by the world's fastest airplanes, and its interior resembles a fighter-jet cockpit, with three display monitors including a G-force meter with a 3-dimensional grid. Only 20 cars were scheduled for production, each with its number stamped between the driver and passenger seats. The Reventon goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, making it one of the fastest street cars on the planet — and prompting Lamborghini to put it head-to-head in a race against an Italian fighter plane. The Lambo gave the plane a run for its money

Leblanc Mirabeau — $792,000

Designed to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (the world's oldest sports car endurance race), the Leblanc Mirabeau is a race car that happens to be street legal. It can hit speeds upward of 220 mph on the track, thanks to its 700-horsepower engine and the fact that it's super light, with a carbon fiber body and a very spare interior. Swiss manufacturer Wysstec GmbH is known for customizing its cars — of the Leblanc Caroline, the company Web site says: "Almost every customer demand can be fulfilled. Even the installation of a modern Formula One engine is possible." Chances are most street customers aren't swapping out the Mirabeau's engine, which comes courtesy of Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, maker of [spoiler alert!] the most expensive car in the world.

SSC Ultimate Aero — $740,000

The Guinness World Records' holder for fastest street-legal car, the Ultimate Aero can punch it from zero to 60 mph in just 2.78 seconds. To keep tabs on the amount of power you're using (the car's engine develops 1,183 ponies, more than any other car on the road), there's a horsepower gauge on the dash. With this car, you're paying for the engineering and what's under the hood. The Ultimate Aero isn't a plush ride. It doesn't have power steering, and its luxury details really only include Recaro leather seats, a sweet sound system and a navigation system. With this car, you're paying for the engineering and what's under the hood. The super-powerful engine simply roars as this this amazing machine is put through its paces on the track or a curvy backroad.

Ferrari Enzo — $653,000

Named after the Prancing Horse's legendary founder, the Ferrari Enzo was built from 2002 to 2004 using Formula One technology. All 349 of the Enzos made were sold before production even began — to customers who already owned Ferraris. Fifty-one more were built later; one of which made an appearance in the movie "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (actress Demi Moore was behind the wheel). The interior of the Enzo almost looks half-finished, with leather upholstery covering only the front of the carbon-fiber seats and rubber mats resting on the bare carbon-fiber floor. The effect is as if you're peering into an engineering lab. Because it's no longer in production, the Enzo reportedly fetches around $1 million at auction or when sold privately.

Saleen S7 — $580,000

A leather-covered steering wheel and custom-fitted driver's seat are just a couple of the luxury details that set the Saleen S7 apart from the fray, along with a set of custom luggage that fits in the car's front and rear trunks (the engine is in the middle).The California-made Saleen's aerodynamic design is another distinguishing feature: Scoops, spoilers and other features create a so-called split-channel airflow throughout the car. Company founder Steve Saleen says the car creates so much downforce that it could drive upside down at high speeds. Instead of a rearview mirror, you have a rear-mounted camera and a monitor on the dash, and the driver's seat is set four inches in from the driver's door — making for a cozy ride with your passenger.

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible goes so far over the top that it swings right back around into being insanely cool again. The GT Speed Convertible has a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine and eclipses both 200 mph and $200,000. The interior is draped in diamond-quilted leather with the option of aluminum or carbon-fiber accents and many types of wood trim. It may be a plaything for the superrich, but what a plaything it is.

2014 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti's new flagship premiered at the Detroit Auto Show this year with a highly styled new body and an elegant, highly functional interior. With Infiniti's new Direct Adaptive Steering system on board and available hybrid powertrain, rear- or all-wheel drive and new 7-speed automatic transmission, there's a 2014 Q50 for everyone looking for an alternative to the "standard" luxury sport sedans.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel

The exterior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is pretty much unchanged for the 2014 model year, but what lands it on this list isn't anything on the outside. It's the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that gives the 2014 Grand Cherokee 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, while returning an estimated 30 mpg highway when combined with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. This torquey diesel SUV is a winner in our book.

2014 Kia Cadenza

Though this car exists overseas as the K7, we're fortunate to get a slightly more appealing version in the Cadenza, with a revised fascia — which Kia is calling a "Tiger Nose" — and other bits. Kia's new flagship is motivated by the most powerful engine that the company has yet produced: a 3.3-liter V6 that makes 293 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. It has navigation as standard equipment, and that displays on an 8-inch touch screen. The Cadenza is loosely based on the Hyundai Azera, and it'll go on sale during the second quarter of 2013; expect pricing to start in the low $30Ks.

2014 Lexus IS

It can't be said that Lexus isn't willing to make a bold new design statement; the sharply pinched grille of the new 2014 IS almost dares you to dismiss it out of hand. A closer look reveals a sharp new sport sedan with influences from the LFA hypercar and a plethora of performance packages and configurations available. The 2014 Lexus IS is for real.

2014 Maserati Quattroporte

The stunning all-new Maserati Quattroporte retains the throaty V8 goodness of the previous model. The twist for the 2014 Quattroporte is a new optional V6 engine, available with the standard rear-wheel drive or, for the first time, all-wheel drive. For those who live under the occasional threat of inclement weather, the idea of a 404-horsepower V6 all-wheel drive 4-door Maserati is quite interesting.

2014 Audi RS7

The RS7 is fairly easy to distinguish from its lesser A7 and S7 brethren purely because of the characteristics we’ve come to associate with the RS line: gaping air intakes, a honeycomb grille, aluminum-look mirror caps, and the trademark twin oval exhaust outlets. Further setting the RS7 apart from its plebeian siblings are the standard 20-inch aluminum wheels, and the optional 21s. Beyond the standard trim, matte-aluminum and carbon-fiber appearance packages are available. Both packages include large Quattro lettering located low down on the grille, within a sub-grille that features even-finer honeycomb detailing

BMW M6 Gran Coupe (2013) CAR

The M5 and M6 share a drivetrain and the platforms are obviously closely related, but the Gran Coupe is an M5 underneath – the two share the same wheelbase. But whereas the M5 shares its basic architecture with a 520d, the M6 Gran Coupe's lowliest sibling is the far posher 640i Gran Coupe, and that means the body and interior feel more special, more M6-like. The M6 Gran Coupe also continues the theme started by the original M6, with a lightweight carbon roof helping to lower the centre of gravity. You won't find that on an M5.
As with all M5 and M6 models, the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 sends the same whopping 552bhp and 502lb ft to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and active limited-slip differential.

Jaguar XJR (2013)

Under the bonnet is a supercharged 5.0-litre V8, putting out 542bhp. It's the same engine used in the other flagship performance Jaguars: the XKR-S and XFR-S. The XJR romps to 60mph in 4.4sec and hits an electronically limited 174mph top speed. The car rides on forged 20-inch alloy wheels and wears a subtle body kit which Jaguar claims provides aerodynamic benefit as well as a sportier look.
Power is sent to the rear wheels only via an eight-speed paddleshift auto gearbox. For the R model, the XJ's active differential and electronic nannies have been reprogrammed to cope with the extra power. Suspension settings have been tuned at Jaguar's Nurburgring-based development centre, and the steering has been tweaked using technology from the F-type sports car.

Spyker B6 Venator concept (2013)

This is the Spyker B6 Venator. It's saddled with a cheeky 'concept car' tag for its 2013 Geneva motor show debut, but the B6 will enter production in early 2014, sporting a price tag of around £100,000. Would you have to be mad to spend Porsche 911 GT3 or Aston Martin V8 Vantage money on such an upstart contender? Read on for the spec details...

Maseraplots new supercar based on LaFerrari (2015)

CAR’s sources report Maserati is planning to launch a successor to the 2004 MC12 supercar in 2015, based on LaFerrari underpinnings, but without the electro-hybrid Ferrari’s eco-conscience. Like the MC12, the new Maserati supercar could borrow a Ferrari chassis, suspension and electrical systems, but wear a bespoke carbon body and – this time – boast more powerplant differentiation.

Audi R20 hybrid supercar (2016) scoop

Audi is readying a diesel-hybrid supercar to capitalise on its success at Le Mans. Despite winning the world’s most famous endurance race 11 times in the past 13 years, the record-breaking run of victories hasn’t generated the desired halo effect for the Audi brand. Enter the R20, a street-legal Le Mans racer designed to reaffirm Vorsprung durch Technik.

vulcano v-12

One of the standouts of last weekend’s 2013 Shanghai Auto Show was a stunning supercar concept from Italian-owned but Shanghai-based design firm Icona. The concept carried the Vulcano name, which is Italian for “volcano,” and its lines were penned by French designer Samuel Chuffart, a former employee of illustrious design firm Bertone as well as automakers Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan.
Construction of the concept, meanwhile, was handled by Italian firm Cecomp and its powertrains (yes, there are two separate designs) developed by former Scuderia Ferrari engineer Claudio Lombardi.

Vencer Sarthe Supercar 2013

We first caught wind of Dutch firm Vencer and its Sarthe supercar project in May of last year. Back then, the company had just a few renderings of its Sarthe and the promise of a production version in the not too distant future.
At the 2013 Top Marques Monaco over the weekend, Vencer lived up to its promise by unveiling the Sarthe supercar in production trim.

2013 SRT Viper Hits The Drag Strip

We know the 2013 SRT Viper comes with an 8.4-liter V-10, rated at 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. But how does that translate on the drag strip?Well, the guys at DragTimes were recently lent a Viper by SRT and were kind enough to post up their results.
The car they used was a 2013 SRT Viper with around 2,500 miles on the clock and a set of Mickey Thompson drag radial tires.

Hennessey Venom GT

Price: $1.1 million
The supercar was crowned world's fastest for a (very) short while this year. The car, built by Hennessey, has a 1,244hp, 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and can reach a speed of 200mph in just 15.9 seconds. Like the Bugatti, it can zip from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, which is probably why Steve Tyler bought one.

Maybach Landaulet

Price: $1.38 million
This car drips luxury - it's got a 21-speaker stereo, rear car seats with La-Z-Boy style footrests, an in-car fridge, plus space for a 19-inch TV. Also, the rear passenger section has a retractable cloth roof that allows you to travel with the wind in your hair.

Zonda Cinque Roadster

Price: $1.85 million
This sleek machine has top speeds of 217mph and can zip from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. The roadster uses the Mercedes-Benz AMG 12V engine and has a horsepower of 678. The line is limited to only five cars.

Lamborghini Veneno

Price: $3.9 million
The newest Lamborghini on the block, this super limited edition car - only three are to be made, and are already sold - has the dubious distinction of being called the 'ugliest ever car' by Edmunds mag. Yet, the Veneno, named after one of the strongest and most aggressive bulls ever, has been produced to celebrate the car marquee's 50th anniversary. It's based on the V12-powered Aventador, and can go from 0-100kmph in just 2.8 seconds.

New Toyota Supra due in 2014

Akio Toyoda, head of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Co., says he would like to see a new Toyota Supra hit the market. Seen in 2007 as the FT-HS concept at the the Detroit Motor Show, the fifth-generation Supra would be the first in showrooms since the Mark IV was cancelled in 2002.
Toyoda used to test drive the fourth-gen Supra on the Nurburgring, and the idea of developing a better version became a pet project for the company chief. Speculation suggests the car would use a hybrid powertrain involving a V6 engine.


A top Mazda engineer has confirmed that the automaker is developing an all-new, rotary-engined RX-7 sports car that will debut by 2017. MX-5 program manager Nobuhiro Yamamoto revealed to Car News that Mazda is working on a new RX-7 that will be lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient than the discontinued RX-8.Yamamoto, who served as the powertrain manager for the previous RX-7 and also designed the Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B’s Wankel motor, said the car will use Mazda's next-generation 16X rotary engine. Whereas the RX-8's 1.3-liter Renesis mill made 232 horsepower, Yamaoto indicated that the 16X will displace 1.6 liters and produce around 300 horsepower in naturally aspirated form (a turbo variant is a possibility down the road).

2014 Chevrolet Stingray

Fourteen-hundred clams. Big ones. Greenbacks. That’s how many dollars sit between the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and Stingray convertible’s base prices relative to the outgoing models’ prices of entry. Chevy has finally announced complete pricing for the totally redesigned, seventh-generation Corvette coupe and convertible, and it’s nearly shocking how little of an increase there is between the new and last year’s prices. The Stingray hardtop starts at $51,995 and the droptop’s point of entry is $56,995.

2014 Cadillac ELR

Based on the same plug-in hybrid powertrain as the Chevrolet Volt, the ELR oozes visual wattage, with proportions and stance that rival a Lamborghini. Production of the luxury coupe alongside the Chevrolet Volt begins late next year at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Like the Volt, the ELR is expected to go 38 miles per battery charge before a gasoline engine kicks in. Thanks to its slick design, drivers can make a statement about their style and climate change simultaneously.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette

The seventh generation of the plastic-bodied sports car is so new that GM is still keeping it under cover. All that has been publicly exposed to date is the redesigned crossed-flag logo and the engine -- a 6.2-liter, 450 hp. V-8. The 2014 Vette redefines "all-new." It has just two carryover parts -- a filter and a latch -- from the previous model, and the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky. will be shut down for six months to get ready to build it. In January, GM pulls back the drapes completely, and production starts in the fall.

2014 BMW i3

Unlike any BMW you have ever seen, the compact hatchback i3 is made of lightweight yet super-strong carbon fiber -- the same stuff used in the fuselage of the 787 Dreamliner. More importantly, the i3 is BMW's first all-electric car. Its range is said to be around 100 miles, and anxious drivers can add a small motorcycle-like gasoline engine that extends the EV to 190 miles. The i3 is expected to go on sale late in 2013 for about $45,000. Production versions will have doors that are solid, rather than transparent below the beltline.