Frankfurt Auto Show

Hyundai Unveils 2009 ix-Metro Hybrid Crossover Concept
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»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept leak
MINI Coupe Becomes Reality--Before It's a Concept

It's not even on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show floor, but the MINI Coupe Concept is heading for a showroom, eventually, as company executives confirm two new models for the BMW-owned brand. Earlier today, BMW UK corporate communications manager Graham Biggs indicated on BBC that MINI will get two...Read More»

MINI Crossover concept
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5

•    What is it: A long, long overdue replacement for the Saab 9-5 luxury sedan and wagon •    The basics: Built from GM's Buick LaCrosse/Chevrolet Malibu platform; V-6 and turbo V-6 engines; all-wheel drive option •    On sale: Late 2009 in Europe •    Price: $40,000 (est.) Has...Read More»

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

As BMW prepares for the 2009 Frankfurt auto show, it's teasing the press--and you, by proxy--with driblets of information on its upcoming show cars. Yesterday, we brought you the MINI Coupe Concept--and today brings a video clip from the German automaker, teasing its new "Vision EfficientDynamics"...Read More»

2011 Maserati GranCabrio
Preview: 2011 Maserati GranCabrio

•    What is it? The convertible version of one of the most stunning coupes on the market •    The basics: V-8 power and gorgeous styling •    On sale: Next year, with a public showing and more details at the Frankfurt Auto Show •    Price: $130,000 (est.) Next month Maserati...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Spy Shots: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Britain's Autocar magazine has spied the 2010 Hyundai Tucson. The new crossover vehicle is due in the U.S. later this year, but uncloaked versions have been undergoing testing all year. In April, Hyundai showed a Tucson-related concept car at the 2009 New York auto show. The production version will...Read More»

Trabant electric car concept for 2009 Frankfurt auto show
WTF Friday Marathon: 2009 Frankfurt Show Gets...Trabant?

Of all the dead car brands interred in the automotive history books, what's the one you'd least expect to be revived? Not so fast, Mr. Auto Union. Our first pick above all is Trabant, the unloved East German fabricators of the awful sedans that hailed from the GDR until liberation from tyranny in...Read More»

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster rendering
Rumor: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Cruising To Frankfurt

Rumors persist that Lamborghini will unveil a Reventon Roadster at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. All across the interwebs, Lambo-heads are a-titter, guesstimating that only nine or ten of the supercars will be built, each featuring a snazzy 670 bhp V12 and a pricetag of €1.15 million...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leak
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Another world debut has been set for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show--it's the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the stepping stone between street editions and the racing GT3. Porsche says the newly reintroduced model--seen here wearing some interesting Crayola-inspired details--brings with it a bored-out...Read More»

Lexus Premium Compact Concept official teaser
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

That new small Lexus hatchback that's been rumored for months has now been confirmed by Toyota itself, with the release of this sketch. Toyota plans to show the new compact luxury car at next month's 2009 Frankfurt auto show. The latest round of speculation may throw cold water on Lexus fans in the...Read More»

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
Preview: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

cefwg572su As the Pebble Beach Concours ramps up its luxury, vintage and supercar action, BMW is breaking new ground in the high-tech sector of the luxury segment with a pair of hybrids. John Voelcker brought you the ActiveHybrid X6 yesterday, and today, the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 gets its turn...Read More»

BMW EfficientDynamics illustration
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's Green Four-Door Coupe

  BMW's plans for the Frankfurt Auto Show are coming into clearer focus this week as prior reports of a green-themed Coupe have been shucked aside by the company's PR folks. While BMW plans a 50th-anniversary celebration for the MINI brand, a worldwide reveal of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, and a...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

A Superlight edition of the Mazda Miata--okay, fine, MX-5 roadster--will make its world debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show. Mazda's latest injection of PR and fun into the two-seater means it loses its windshield and some other less visible weight, all in the name of improving performance...Read More»

BMW Z Vision concept
Spotted: BMW Z Vision Concept

At the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, BMW unveiled the X5 EfficientDynamics concept, a hybrid diesel variant of the BMW X5 luxury SUV. Last week, BMW announced that it's bringing a new concept vehicle to Frankfurt this September -- a vehicle that will take the EfficientDynamics concept at least one...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

As promised, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is headed for a world debut next month on its way to U.S. showrooms in 2010. Earlier this summer, Mercedes-Benz' American arm dismissed some "silly" reports that suggested world financial woes would delay the wagon until 2012. On schedule, the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a plug-in version due in 2015. The new electric SLS eDrive, AutoWeek says, will carry the same body and high-flying doors as the...Read More»

2008 Renault Z.E. Concept
Renault To Preview Production EV at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

The charge toward full-electric vehicles is proceeding at a snail's pace to the public's eyes, though behind the scenes at many of the world's major automakers, progress is fast and furious. Renault aims to be one of the leaders of this next wave, and will preview a production electric vehicle at...Read More»

Audi R8 Spyder spotted on the Ring
Audi R8 Spyder: Now With Rip-Roaring V10

Audi fans, apparently this is your week: yesterday came a teaser shot of the new Audi A5 Sportback, and today we've learned that the Audi R8 Spyder is going to roll out with the company's certifiably bigass 5.2-liter V10. Consider buying a lottery ticket. News of the Spyder has been circulating for...Read More»

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