Frankfurt Auto Show

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage

They call it the "Messe" for a good reason.The show halls that enclose the sprawling Frankfurt Auto Show now number eleven. If you want to make it from the pantheon-style dome that houses Mercedes-Benz to the brand-new Halle 11 that's home to BMW's huge display, you'll need running shoes. Or one of...Read More»

2009 Lexus LF-Ch concept
Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept Debuts In Frankfurt

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is barely out and about, and already Lexus is preparing for an even more compact hybrid. The concept for the new car, called the LF-Ch, hit the floor in Frankfurt today, and these live photos show what it's like up close and personal. As in the studio shots revealed about a...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen L1 concept
Preview: 157 MPG Volkswagen L1 Concept

As outrageous as the idea of a production 235 mpg (1.0L/100km) car sounds, Volkswagen believes it has what it takes to build such a vehicle and has already produced a concept version. The ultra-frugal concept hit the floor of the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show today, and we were there to capture these...Read More»

2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept
Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

It's a diesel, a hybrid, a plug-in, a three-cylinder--and a tour de force, perhaps? BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics concept has been the subject of rumor and innuendo for weeks, but with today's public debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, the intrinsically green show car proves it has the looks to...Read More»

2011 Ford C-MAX
Ford C-MAX Headed To U.S. By Late 2011

The current Ford C-MAX was first launched in Europe back in 2003 and was treated with a mild facelift last year as part of its mid-cycle upgrade. A brand new version, the first model based on Ford’s next-generation ‘global’ Focus platform, has now been unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin Rapide
Preview: 2010 Aston Martin Rapide

• What is it? Aston Martin’s first production four-door sports car • The basics: V-12 powered four-seater • On sale: Early next year • Price: $200,000 (est.) There's so much to say about the new Aston Martin Rapide. For example, we could talk about its sweet...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
Frankfurt: Audi e-Tron Electric Car Has Awesome Torque, All-Wheel-Drive

Audi of America's President Johan de Nysschen may have put his foot in his mouth by calling buyers of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt "idiots," but Audi headquarters seems to like electric cars. Enough, at any rate, to trumpet the complete specs of its all-wheel-drive, all-electric e-Tron concept car...Read More»

2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Preview: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

•    What is it? The first completely new car from Bentley in 75 years •    The basics: V-8 and all-wheel drive •    On sale: Next year, with a public showing and more details at the Frankfurt Auto Show •    Price: $300,000 (est.) The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne was...Read More»

2009 MINI Roadster Concept
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

With a new Coupe Concept already revealed, and a BMW X1-based crossover in the works, MINI needs another follow for its unique cult of speed. The next convert--actually, a convertible--arrives today at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in the form of the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept. All but...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen E-Up! Concept
Zero-Emissions Volkswagen E-Up! Concept Rolls Out At Frankfurt

It’s hard to believe that we have had two whole years of Up! concept cars spawned from Volkswagen but it seems that there’s still a ways to go until the first production versions appear as the innovative show cars keep rolling out. The latest is the new 2009 E-Up!, which is set to star...Read More»

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

What is it?: The topless version of the rabid Reventon Coupe. The basics: All-wheel-drive, V12-powered, 650-horsepower supercar with jet fighter-inspired styling. On sale: October, 2009 Price: $1.6 million (€1.1 million) It doesn't look like there are many surprises left for Frankfurt, and we...Read More»

2009 Bugatti Galabier 16C Concept leak
Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Previews New Super Sedan

The Bugatti Veyron is, to many, the quintessential supercar: exclusive, incredibly luxurious, and outrageously powerful. But the car has been around for years now, and despite a recent proliferation of special editions, it remains Bugatti's only model. A set of new images leaked to the web today...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Revealed

The highlight of Audi’s stands at this week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show will undoubtedly by a new electrified version of the company’s popular R8 sports car, which has been revealed today in all its glory. Dubbed the e-Tron, the latest concept car will have to compete for the...Read More»

Citroen Revolte / 2CV concept
Citroen Revolte/2CV Concept To Show At Frankfurt

Citroen may have bombed with its updated DS model, but the French automaker could have much better luck with its reimagined 2CV. The 2CV (aka, the "deux chevaux vapeur", referring to its taxable horsepower) remains ubiquitous in France, even though production ended in 1990. Citroen's update will...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept
Mercedes-Benz S500 Concept for Frankfurt: Plug-In Hybrid S-Class

The Frankfurt Auto Show this year is all about green cars: highly fuel efficient clean diesels, electric cars, and plug-in hybrids. It's where the German automakers offer up their sexiest concept cars. So the photos of the eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz "Vision" concept car are a bit of a shock: It...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept
More Photos, Details On Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Plug-in hybrids aren't new at Toyota. They don't have any on the street yet - at least for retail customers - but they are prepping test fleets of plug-in Priuses all over the world, including the U.S., Europe and Japan. Even before those cars get to the field, however, Toyota will bring a plug-in...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
MINI 'Two Untamed' Video Previews Roadster, Coupe Concepts

We've known about the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts for a couple weeks now, but they're still six days from their official debuts in Frankfurt. As the date draws nearer, MINI is working to keep the hype rising with a new, somewhat off-beat, preview video. With no direct shots of the cars...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30
Preview: 2010 Volvo C30 Hatchback

• What is it? One of the most stylish three-door hatchbacks on the market • The basics: Ultra-frugal engines and a practical hatchback body • On sale: Next year, with a public showing and more details at the Frankfurt auto show • Price: $24,000 (est.) Volvo’s...Read More»

2009 Hyundai ix-Metro concept car
Hyundai Unveils 2009 ix-Metro Hybrid Crossover Concept

Following on from the Blue-Will plug-in hybrid concept car rolled out at April’s Seoul auto show, South Korean automaker Hyundai has now unveiled the all-new ix-Metro hybrid concept that’s set to appear later this month at the Frankfurt auto show. The latest model in Hyundai’s...Read More»

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