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162013 Tesla Model R rendered, maybe

Back in June, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk was out and about trying to convince investment bankers to buy the stock in his company at the initial offering price, one of the slides in his presentation deck showed some thumbnail images of the Model S and the currently planned follow-on models.

9Rendered Speculation: Mercedes-Benz SLM, possibly plug-in hybrid

Apparently the product planners at Mercedes-Benz and AMG have decided that both cheaper and more expensive derivatives of the gull-wing SLS coupe would be too problematic and have instead opted for something completely different. AMG is now reportedly developing a mid-engined SLM to take on the likes of the Audi R8 and a possible BMW supercar.

74Rendered Speculation: Reader-penned Acura TL Sportwagon

With the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon now on sale and the Acura TSX wagon coming this fall, Autoblog reader Andrew decided to try his hand at producing a five-door version of the larger TL sedan.

2Rendered Speculation: A look at what the BMW "i10" Megacity might look like

Come 2013, we know that BMW will launch a sub-brand called Megacity that will consist of battery electric vehicles aimed at urban use. We have no real idea what the first Megacity car will look like, but someone has taken a crack at trying to figure it out.

34Rendered Speculation: One possibility for next-gen New Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle rendering – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Audi S8 leaked? Nope, it's a 'chop

With an all-new Audi A8 arriving in the coming months, a higher performance S8 can't be far behind. This particular image originated from a reader on the World Car Fans forum, but it certainly looks plausible. The wheels are straight off the R8 V10 and the front fascia is an evolution of the look we've seen on S and RS models from Audi for the past several years.

34Rendered speculation: Kia Optima Sport Wagon

It's no secret that we're wagon fans, especially the modern, stylish mid-size five-doors available from Subaru, Cadillac and Audi. Unfortunately, aside from the Subarus and VW Jettas there are few affordable examples available in the U.S. market.

9Report: Volkswagen Polo sedan to be dubbed Vento in India, coming in July

If a report from Autocar India is to be believed, the upcoming four-door version of the Volkswagen Polo may be badged as the Vento in India. Vento is not a new name for VW – the Mk III Jetta sedan used that badge in the European market throughout the mid-90s.

10Rendered Speculation: Mercedes-Benz BLK to take on BMW X1 and Mini Countryman

Renderings have now turned up of a long-speculated compact crossover from Mercedes-Benz. The BLK, if it does become reality, is expected to be based on the B-Class compact. This small CUV/SUV segment is a burgeoning one with the recent introductions of the BMW X1 and Mini Countryman along with the upcoming Land Rover LRX.

49Rendered Speculation: Ford Taurus SHO wagon is the apple of our eye

Many of us who sit around the Autoblog campfire every day are fans of station wagons. We love cars and love the idea of having some extra utility without giving up the generally superior driving dynamics of cars versus SUVs or crossovers. We also like the idea – if not necessarily the execution – of the Ford Taurus SHO.

AddRendered Speculation: Pondering what an electric Audi R4 roadster would look like

At last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi board member Michael Dick confirmed that a production version of the electric eTron sports car concept would be produced by late 2012. Following the show, Audi NA president Johan de Nysschen confirmed that announcement and now AutoExpress has produced a rendering of a production model. However, there appears to be some details lost in the translation. The eTron is based on the aluminum space frame of the R8 while AE says the R4 will be a smaller roadste

9Rendered Speculation: Pondering what an electric Audi R4 roadster would look like

At last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi board member Michael Dick confirmed that a production version of the electric eTron sports car concept would be produced by late 2012. Following the show, Audi NA president Johan de Nysschen confirmed that announcement and now AutoExpress has produced a rendering of a production model. However, there appears to be some details lost in the translation. The eTron is based on the aluminum space frame of the R8 while AE says the R4 will be a smaller roadste

3Rendered speculation: Audi E1 electric micro car

When the Volkswagen Group starts building its "new small family" NSF micro cars in a couple of years, there will be variants for most of its mainstream brands. That includes Audi, which is likely to use the ultra compact platform to kick off a new E series of models starting with the E1. The E1 will be built with other NSF models at Volkswagen's Bratislava, Slovakia factory.

1Rendered Speculation: 2010 Hyundai Sonata

Last month at the LA Auto Show, Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik told us that the 2010 Hyundai Sonata will debut next November in LA with the hybrid version coming the following year. Weight reduction will be a major part of the new Sonata program. A speculative rendering has turned up of what the new Sonata might look like. Hyundai hasn't given us any hints about the car's design, but this drawing looks plausible. It draws heavily on the new Genesis sedan with a lower sleeker roof-line that loo

AddRendered speculation: Fiesta-based Ford B-Max mini-MPV

Over in Europe, when drivers hear the words "Ford Fusion" they get a very different image from the four-door mid-sized sedan sold in North America. The Euro Fusion is a tall wagon, mini-mpv based on the previous generation Fiesta small car. Now that the new Fiesta is rolling off the assembly lines, the Fusion is set to be replaced as well. The new model will follow the nomenclature of Ford's other MPVs with the name B-Max. The B-Max is expected to debut in 2010 with styling that takes on the bes

4Rendered speculation: 2011 Ford Focus, kinetic design evolved

Ford announced earlier this year that all of its future cars would be common between the U.S. and Europe starting with the Fiesta and the next-generation Focus. The Fiesta will arrive in early 2010, with the Focus coming later in the year. The Focus will be built on an updated version of the C1 platform that's used on the current Euro Focus and the Mazda3. German magazine Auto Bild has a rendering of what they think the new Focus will look like. Ford NA design boss Peter Horbury has said future

15Rendered Speculation: Another take on a new Ford Capri

The original Ford Capri was born in the early '70s as sort of a European take on the all-American Mustang and it looks like Ford may be on the verge of reviving the nameplate. Now that the Volkswagen has brought back the Scirocco (in Europe at least) Ford looks set to create a coupe off the Focus platform with the old name. Unlike another rendering we saw last month, this one doesn't have the rear fender vents, but sticks with the current fashion of front fender openings (or at least the appeara

1Rendered speculation: Fiat 500 Giardinera (SW)

The original Fiat 500 from the 1950s was available in a Station Wagon version, the Giardinera, which we might consider to be the minivan's grandparent and placed the engine under the car floor. This is not the case for a possible version of the nuova 500, which is speculated in an article by Infomotori: the new 500 has its engine in the front.

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