BMW’s Group Design department has created a futuristic virtual concept car exclusively for the latest Gran Turismo game. The sports coupé, named BMW Vision Gran Turismo, offers “an impressively creative platform for the innovative presentation of the BMW design vision developed exclusively for the game,” said the company.
GM will offer wireless smartphone technology in its models from 2014. The manufacturer is working with Powermat Technologies – whose products can charge various devices without a plug - and has inked a deal to include the technology on some 2014 cars, starting with the Chevrolet Volt.
German car maker Wiesmann has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The German district court in Munster did not indicate any of the financial details that led to this point. Wiesmann, famed for its retro-futuristic sports cars, has been in business since 1993.
Saab's Trollhättan plant has re-opened its doors. Reports say that the car manufacturer’s owner – National Electric Vehicle Sweden – has plans to resume production later this year with a fresh Saab 9-3 saloon. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine joined by an array of extensive visual modifications is expected.