A Potential Next-Generation 2019 Audi A7 on its Way

Quite recently and also quite surprisingly some images of a 2019 Audi A7 have surfaced. The car was actually caught in a distance doing rounds and performing initial testing wearing camouflage but with noticeable changes which we were able to depict even with the swirly camo on it. It appears that the second-generation A7 model is finally happening and we are looking forward to see more information about it than just the offered pictures.

The A7 made its debut in 2010 and since then it has had a lot of facelifts and redesigns already. The last one was actually made for the 2017 model year which saw it get new wheels, new options for its exterior paint job, and an array of inside features. But Audi is gearing for a second-generation A7 this time with a potential timetable set in 2019 which we will see this car appearing with many new additions and updates.

There is a lot of guess work to do here and a lot of the critics have already pitched their own ideas about the model coming out and the changes that they are issuing. Some of them do seem realistic while a lot of them are farfetched in a lot of ways. We were able to find out more about the release date and we bring you some news that we were able to get through our own research.

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When is the Time table for Release of the 2019 Audi A7?

Since there is not definite time table for now for eth 2019 Audi A7 and it will probably debut a few years from now, we can only wait and speculate. The newest update which comes out for the 2017 model year is going to be released in the second quarter of 2016. The 2019 next-generation Audi A7 will probably be saved for mid-2019 when all the updates and changes have been done.

What might the price be for the 2019 Audi A7?

The newest 2019 Audi A7 model will probably add a bit of a higher price for the new version. Based on the current pricing, the base model will be available for $69,500 or the Premium Plus trim. The Prestige trim might go for $73,000 and it will also depend on the offered packages and engine options that might also be employed here.

Possible Updates for the Exterior

The newest 2019 Audi A7 will go through a lot of changes, but it is still hard to discern only through a spy photo which was taken from a distance. But it is noticeable that the car will have much thinner headlights compared to the newly updated model which is coming out now. Also we expect that the front end goes through some dramatic changes and that we also get to see the evolution of the grille design.

Compared to the current model the new grill will be wider but shorter with the points on the sides sharply defined. It actually reminds us a bit on the A8 model which will bring more luxury and flare to this car. The lower portion of the front fascia is also going to go through some changes and it appears that the air vents are going to be standalone units for this new car.

The rear end is going to get a slightly different shape compared to now. The rear glass has a kind of a bubble appearance while the overhang of the front end ahead of the front wheels is very much longer.  Also seen is a small spoiler in the rear which makes for a sportier appearance of the car.

Inside Design for the 2019 Audi A7

The interior of the next-gen 2019 Audi A7 is currently not featured on any of the released pictures. But it is clear that the inside will change but do not expect it to differ dramatically as this is an Audi vehicle that we are talking about. We expect to see some styling changes for the dash and also a reshaped instrument cluster. We also assume that the infotainment screen will be carried over as a pop-out unit but it will be longer and thinner. The seating design is also going to be addressed a bit but do not expect the overall feel and appearance to change so much.

We would like to see more headroom and it is highly likely that they add some in the rear part. This is very much expected to happen thanks to the bubbly nature or the rear end of the car. Also expected is a bit more hip room and shoulder room as the model is supposed to change dimensions to accommodate this. All in all, the interior will have to change so it gets to be more refined and gets to be more driver orientated.

Which Drivetrain to Expect?

There are actually a few directions that the 2019 Audi A7 could be taken in terms of its engines. They have more options to pick from and all of them sound great. Due to the use of the MLB EVO platform, it could highly be possible that the car adopts a 3.0-liter, supercharged, V-6 which could in turn return with an output of 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet.

Markets that are outside of the US can also expect to receive a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel option which will be good enough to produce 218, 271, or 320 horsepower.

Another potential option is the use of a 4.0-liter V-8 engine which could be borrowed from the Audi A8. This also means that the care could potentially produce 435 horsepower and 444 pound-feet of torque.

Top Speed and 0-60 mph

The acceleration specs for the 2019 Audi A7 are very hard to predict now. The model has not yet received an engine so this does not help with the expected speeding ability. But based on what the car might get and the specs that the rivaling models can provide we are certainly looking at an acceleration between 4 to 5 seconds to reach 60 mph and a potential top speed of 155 mph. Once the engine is established we will have more information about these specs.

Fuel Economy Ratings

We can say the same as far as the fuel economy of the 2019 Audi A7 goes. Since the engine is established we are also going to be able to learn more about the potential fuel consumption of the 2019 Audi A7. But since the weight is down, this could mean that the consumption is down. We are potentially looking at better fuel economy for his car.

Dimensions and Size

Although it was not stated that the 2019 Audi A7 would change its dimensions, it is highly possible that it will. First of all, the car does look a bit wider and it would be a very good change which would affect the interior spacing and comfort rates. Also thanks to the potential of using the MLB EVO platform, the 2019 A7 will probably shed some weight and allow better performance and fuel economy.

Safety

We are expecting that the safety for the 2019 Audi A7 gets to be enhanced. It will most likely be updated and we can get to see soma expanded and updated features on this one. The current version already has a great display of safety potential but the next 2019 A7 might benefit form the addition of some newly added technology. We will see what they decide to do here.

Competition

The upcoming 2019 Audi A7 car will probably tackle the same kind of competition it used to before. The car which you might have in mind is the BMW 6-Series Grand Coupe model which is already held in high regard and featured as one of the premier models in the segment.

An Idea of a 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe Model Sounds Really Good

The appearance of a 2019 Abarth 124 coupe car really sounds interesting and amusing for the crowds, but will this project make it to the final stage of development. For now we only have some rumors and renderings available, without any spy photos to back everything up. But sometimes a small spark is enough to sparkplug the whole project.

Ever since Fiat unveiled their 124 Spider project, rumors about an Abarth car started to circulate. It is supposed to be a racer-inspired version car and there were even some reports that this car was supposed to be introduced to the new World Rally Championship. FIA was reportedly planning on greenlighting this kind of a championship where only cars with the same built as the 124 model would participate. But for now, these only remain rumors as no official confirmation has been made.

But the prospect of getting a race ready Abarth 124 would also prompt the production of a road-ready vehicle and since the regulations for the race track would require the car to be built in a coupe form, why not make a coupe model of the Abarth 124 for the 2019 model year. The model will be based on the MX-5 look and also adopt the appearance of the Fiat 124 model and this prospect would actually be doable.

2019 Abarth 124 coupe - front view

When Would This car Appear?

The prospect of getting a 2019 Abarth 124 coupe does sound interesting but it is far from completion. It would require some things to come together and many sides to come to a conclusion. We are hopeful of seeing this car as it appears like a very likeable potential car which would interest a lot of people in its coupe form. Getting this model in 2019 could be doable and we are looking forward to more news about the release date.

What Could the Price be?

The price for the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe is still in the making. We cannot really confirm how much would this vehicle cost and it is even hard to guess because the Fiat 124 has yet to reveal their potential price. For now, estimations for the Fiat 124 say that it might cost around $28,000, leaving us to think that the Abarth 124 would receive a price tag of $31,000 in its coupe form and potentially $35,000 if they ever decide to make a convertible model.

Rendering of the Exterior of the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe

If they do decide to make the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe, they will probably base the exterior look mostly on the race version. This means that we are looking at a styling almost identical to the race car. The car will probably get a metal top and also add a new front bumper, a redesigned grille, and place a large wing on top of the trunk lid. But some elements need to be made easier for production so the rear diffuser needs to be toned down and the wheels are going to be smaller while different tires are supposed to be used as well.

The rally based fog lights are also not going to be used for the coupe version and the height that the car rides on is increased for the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe car. Finally, Abarth cars offer the most customization compared to other cars in the market, so there is going to be a slew of additional accessories which will follow the release of the coupe version. There is no telling what they might add here but it is sure to be an immense offer.

2019 Abarth 124 Coupe exterior

Potential Inside Appearance

The inside of the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe is going to be mostly made as the inside of the Fiat 124 model, which was in turn based on the Miata MX-5. The upscale features added for those cars are the a steering wheel wrapped in leather, new door panels, and some added leather on the lower part of the dash and we assume that those will be transferred for the Abarth 124 coupe. But we also expect to get a few unique parts added for the Abarth, which potentially include a flat-bottom steering wheel, a 7-inch TFT display with an added display, and added parts which would make for a very sporty look of the cockpit.

There are not going to use the standard seats as they will most likely be substituted with different ones that come with Scorpion-embroideries on their headrests. Since the coupe version has a roof which is fixed, we cannot hope for added headroom but we can be sure that the model will add optional and customizable colors for the interior leather.

What Drivetrain will the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe Use?

The drivetrain of the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe will probably borrow the one from the Spider car. For now the Spider is said to use either a 500’s turbocharged 1.4-liter engine or a 1.75-liter turbo-four. The Abarth 124 coupe will also transfer the specs so we are expecting an output of between 160 horsepower to somewhere around 200 horsepower from the first option, while the secondary one might make up to 240 horsepower. The engines will combine with either a 6-speed manual shifter or a 6-speed automatic transmission, which are going to be modified for quicker shifting.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

As far as top speed and acceleration performances go for the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe, it is more than probable that this car will be able to make it to 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds. It will make it a full second quicker than the standard model. With this we are also expecting a top speed of 130 mph, presumably.

What About the Fuel Economy?

The new 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe does still not have any news regarding the fuel economy. This is because the fuel economy of the Spider car, which drivetrain it will borrow, has yet to be determined. The soon as the powertrain is completed and the engine is established we will have an idea on how much fuel would the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe also consume.

Size and Design

The size of the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe is probably going to be the same as the Fiat Spider. Since they are mostly basing this car on the Spider vehicle and they are potentially toying with organizing a Championship, these two cars have to have the same measurements for the race. So it is safe to say that both the cars will be more or less the same in terms of size.

2019 Abarth Coupe alloy wheels

Will the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe Enhance the Safety?

The potential 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe will have to make sure that the safety specs are in check. Of course they are not going to add all of the race ones seen in the race-spec versions of the 124 models, but a more road-friendly package will be made. There are many things which will have to be taken into account which will determine the safety of the model and the passengers inside.

What Rivals are there in the Segment?

With the 2019 Abarth 124 Coupe possibly happening, we can also think of some rivaling vehicles that could also be potential substitutes for this vehicle. Besides the obvious look-alike the Mazda MX-5 and the 124 Spider the closest one is the Porsche 718 Cayman which might provide us with a potentially similar offer.

2019 Abarth 124 Coupe red color

2020 Ford F-150 Release Date, Specs and Review

Big, bad, bold is what defines the new Ford F-150 for 2020 when you take it to run across the desert or climb mountains at full throttle. It comes boasting of an upgraded suspension system, and a new V6 engine that replaces the existing V8 engine. According to rumors, the new F-150 is set to go on sale this fall.

New add-ons for 2020 include an upgraded suspension system, a new engine, a new frame, and a comprehensive redesign of the existing model. For starters, the Ford F-150 model is undoubtedly the best-selling truck in the U.S. It has managed to outsell everything else on the road for years unending due to its versatility, off-road performance, utility, amenities, comfort, and fuel economy. That isn’t precisely news for a majority of American buyers who are the biggest fans of the truck. The F-150 is the perfect definition of what a truck ought to be.

Nowadays, buyers are looking for a truck that requires a more extreme approach, something that flatten cacti at 80 mph and can hop boulders. For buyers looking for such capabilities, the fresh 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor should be a top their list of priorities.

The Raptor, entering its second generation, will feature a twin turbocharged V6 engine, aluminum body panels, and an all-new frame. According to Ford, the new frame will be more solid than any other model’s in the F-150 lineup. Also, it will be 6” wider than the base model, and will feature a new terrain management system and more suspension travel.

However, that is not to say that the fresh 2020 Ford F-150 won’t have any downsides. Some of the faults include limited visibility, only the short bed configuration will be offered just like in the existing model, and the Raptor is a specialized instrument.

Ford F-150 – Available Trims

According to the latest news, Ford has only shown us the Raptor in extended cab style. However, we expect the existing lineup to continue unaltered to the 2020 model year. That said, we should expect up to five trims: base XL, mid-trimsXLT, Lariat and King Ranch, and top-rated Platinum. The 2019 Shelby Baja 700 is reviewed separately.

Exterior Raptor Review & 2020 Ford F-150 Interior Changes

Based on speculation, standard equipment to expect from the base XL model include cloth upholstery, a 4.2” touchscreen display, 60/40-split rear seats, 17” steel wheels, six-speaker sound system, manual locks, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 40/20/40-split front bench seat, air conditioning, and manual windows.

2020 Ford F-150 front
2020 Ford F-150 front

Stand-alone options for the above trim include trailer brake controller, a rearview camera, skid plates, a power-sliding rear window, different axle ratios and towing packages, a CD player, running boards, and box side steps.

The XLT trim adds a rearview camera, auto-dimming mirrors, satellite radio, chrome exterior trim, a leather wrapped steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, rear under seat storage, heated mirrors, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, an 8” touchscreen display, a 110V power outlet, remote engine start, LED bed lighting, seven–speaker sound system, and power adjustable pedals.

2020 Ford F-150 back
2020 Ford F-150 back

Stand-alone features available for the XLT include LED spotlights, rear-cross traffic alert, power-adjustable heated mirrors, inflatable rear seatbelts, a navigation system, CreChief fleet based telematics, a fuel economy boosting SFE package, and mirror-mounted LED spotlights.

The Lariat trim adds LED taillights and headlights, a 10-speaker audio system, driver seat memory settings, an 8” gauge cluster information display, high-beam headlight control, second-row heated seats, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, and automatic climate control (dual-zone).

The top-of-the-line King Ranch and Platinum models share most of the features available above but have a more sophisticated uptown styling tweak.

Engine Specs – 2020 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Ford hasn’t said much about what we should expect under the hood of the 2020 F-150, however, what we do know is the fact that for 2020 the truck will feature a base V6 engine that will replace the outgoing V8.

That said, the base engine will be a 3.5L V6 able to generate 284 horsepower and 256 pounds of torque. Also available is a 2.7L V6 rated at 325hp and 375 pounds of torque.

Those yawning for more power can opt for the powerful 5.0L diesel V6 rated at 390 hp and 387 pounds of torque.

Date Of Release & 2020 Ford F-150 Price

The new Ford F-150 2020 goes on sale in the fall of 2019, according to the latest release date details Ford has provided. As for the price, we are still in the dark, but expect a starting MSRP of around 46,000USD.

2020 Ford F-150 release date
2020 Ford F-150 release date

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