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BMW Unveils M3 DTM Champion Edition

BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded the manufacturer’s expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and […]

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GM Opens New Design Centre in Shanghai

General Motors China hosted its second annual “Tech Day” event in conjunction with the opening of the second phase of the GM China Advanced Technical Center. “The completion of the ATC is an important milestone for GM in China,” said Bob Socia, president, GM […]

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Industrial Design: Audi R18 Ultra Chair

Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have developed a chair using methods borrowed from the future of automotive manufacturing in collaboration with Audi’s Lightweight Design Centre. The chair’s multi-material space frame is made from carbon composites, carbon micro-sandwich and high strength aluminium and weighs only […]

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Subaru ‘SHARC’ Concept Named 2012 Design Challenge Winner at LA Auto Show

Subaru Global Design has won the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge competition after the presentation of its SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) vehicle. As a futuristic model for 24-hour highway monitoring, the SHARC provides protection and rapid emergency response solutions for […]

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Audi to Exhibit Future Mobility Concepts

The Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt is offering a preview of future mobility. The special exhibition “Audi future lab: mobility” which runs from December 6, 2012 to March 17, 2013 showcases the brand’s initiatives in the areas of future engines, future energies and urban […]

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