The carbon fibre monocoque of two more Formula 1 teams' 2013 cars have passed the mandatory FIA crash tests.
According to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, one of them is Mercedes' W04, to be raced next year by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
The report said the silver single seater will have a new and smaller gearbox, totally different sidepods for the Coanda exhaust, and rear suspension designed to be flexible to geometry changes if required to suit Pirelli's new tires.
Meanwhile, Spain's El Mundo Deportivo said the successor to Ferrari's 2012 car has also passed the FIA's monocoque crash tests.
Earlier this month, Sauber became the first team to announce that its new car, the Ferrari-powered C32, had passed the FIA crash tests and was therefore clear to begin winter testing in February.
Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will go on sale across Europe later this year. What about North America? A company insider told The Detroit Bureau that "it will get there eventually," possibly in two years time.