Scooped: Peugeot 308 CC & 308 SW?

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With the all-new Peugeot 308 officially introduced less than a week ago, we were quite surprised today when one of our readers pointed out to us a couple of images featuring the upcoming 308 CC and 308 SW that were posted on a French site called “Forum-Auto”. But are the pictures for real or are they work of a talented photoshop artist?

To begin with, all three images -308 hatch, 308 CC and 308 SW, appear to have been “scooped” during a photo shoot and a first verdict says they’re bona fide. However, a closer look at the 308 CC reveals a few details that don’t quite fit. Most importantly there’s the windshield; it seems like it’s twisted. Then there’s the wheels -compare the size of the front wheel with the rear. On the other hand, we couldn’t find any flaws on the 308 SW image -it looks rather real to us. Follow the jump to see the 308 SW and tell us what you think.

Props to Miguel for the tip!

Pics via: forum-auto

Video: Abusing A Bentley Arnage

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Wow, right now I’m so impressed with these virtuoso drivers that I think I’ll just throw my driver’s licence in the dunny and solemnly swear to never get behind the steering wheel of anything with more than 20Hp. How can a guy possibly compete with this? Can’t blame the girls in the end for being so rapturous about the whole spectacle, I mean, by the look's of it, it’s not everyday that they get the chance to see a man exhibiting such skills with his toy in a parking lot...

BMW 1-Series Coupe High-Res Image Gallery Released

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Little by little BMW’s releasing all info concerning the new 1-Series Coupe. Since we’ve already posted both the UK and U.S. English press releases along with the first video we’ll confine this post to the official image gallery containing 40 high-resolution pictures suitable for any desktop as wallpapers. To summarize, the 1-Series hatchback based Coupe will be initially available in Europe in three guises: 135i with a 306Hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six, 120d fitted with a 177Hp turbocharged 2.0-liter unit and 123d with a twin-turbocharged, 2.0-liter diesel delivering 204Hp. In the North American market, 135i aside, the 1-Coupe will also be offered as a 128i equipped with BMW's 230Hp strong naturally aspirated 3.0-liter straight six. See the European press release here and the North American here. -Click “Read More…” below for the full image gallery