Frankfurt Auto Show

Teased: The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Teased: The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback

Audi fans: we have good news and bad news. The good news? Audi has released a sketch and a teaser image for the upcoming 2010 Audi A5 Sportback, and although we can only see a sliver of the vehicle in the photo, we're definitely intrigued. In sketch form, the "five-door coupe" appears boxy but...Read More»

2011 BMW X1
2011 BMW X1: Best Shots Yet

An official set of photos and specifications are due on July 2--but today the 2011 BMW X1 has been spotted in near production-ready form. Spy photographers caught the new SUV undergoing testing prior to its world debut in media, and a real-world launch at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show later this...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Polo
2011 Volkswagen Polo: Wagon, Coupe, and a New GTI?

The new 2011 Volkswagen Polo just might be the small car VW needs to restore its reputation for inexpensive fun. The German automaker may not leave that to chance, if it adds a Polo GTI model and a two-door coupe to the subcompact lineup, as Motor Authority reports. The new Polo will spawn a range...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2010 BMW 5-Series GT: More Photos, More Details

We've shown you photos of the Geneva motor show concept--now, the 2010 BMW 5-Series GT has been confirmed in a raft of new photos and releases that detail its engine and features for the first time. Visually, the 2010 5-Series GT is virtually identical to that Geneva concept. It's a striking...Read More»

Volkswagen Plug In Coming
VW To Challenge Chevy Volt At Frankfurt

New from the land of good beer and brats is that VW will show a concept vehicle to face off against the Chevrolet Volt. The Chevy Volt is due out as a 2011 model, so the GM will be for sale long before any electric VW makes it to market.  In previous remarks, several VW executives have noted that...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2010 Ferrari F450 spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Ferrari F450

The latest test mules are on the streets, which makes a fall debut for the 2010 Ferrari F450 all the more likely--at least in concept form, according to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The F450 has been spotted in prototype form, like the snippet seen here from a round of winter testing...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 2.0 TDI
Audi A3 Going Hybrid

Audi's been sporting a diesel-powered A3 hatchback around the U.S., as it looks at pushing its oil-burning powerplant deeper into the American driving public's hands. Will a hybrid Audi A3 also be in the cards for the growing luxury brand? Autocar says a gas-electric A3 is indeed in the works...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Lexus 1-Series: Europe-Only, Hybrid Only?

Lexus has repeatedly refused to market a model below the $30,000 price point in the U.S., effectively saying it's beneath the brand. But in Europe, where luxury knows no bounds, extending well into the compact segment, a small and somewhat less-expensive model may be a key element in becoming...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Prepares For Takeoff

  The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing sure knows how to make an entrance. The car (an understatement) won't debut until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it won't reach showrooms until 2010, but it's already causing quite a stir on the interwebs, thanks to a handful of just-released pics...Read More»

Mercedes SLS Spy Shot
Mercedes SLS Resurrects Spirit Of Iconic '50s 300SL

Mercedes is reviving the spirit of its hugely famous 300SL ("Gullwing") roadster of five decades ago in a new roadster set to debut in the fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale mid-2010. This new car, the SLS, replaces the former McLaren joint-venture, the SLR, of which Mercedes will be...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Veloster Concept
Hyundai Veloster 2+2 A Go For 2011/2012.

Looks like Hyundai is back on to resuscitate the old Scoupe in spirit (if not in name). Or maybe they're going to breathe a bit more bite into the Tiburon. Regardless of lineage, we know the folks at Hyundai are cooking up a little 2+2, front-wheel drive coupe that many thought had been put on hold...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Aero
Saab To Introduce AWD 9-3X, New 9-5

Saab's 9-3, which we rated a rather middling 7.6 out of 10 overall in our Car Reviews section, is slated for an AWD option in its base model, to be named the 9-3X. Currently, AWD can only be had on the range-topping Turbo X model with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6, helping to quell its torque...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Spied!

Though it's still over a year away from a world introduction, our spies have garnered details on the next Mercedes E‑Class, code-named W212 and due at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The next E‑Class will ape the S-Class’s wheel-arch extensions, rising character line below the door...Read More»

Ford Verve Coming in 2010

For Jim Farley, a new arrival at Ford and late of Toyota’s Scion brand, the new Verve subcompacts offer a second chance to launch a new small car into an American market that’s clearly migrating to more fuel-efficient, more compact vehicles. “The small-car market could be bigger...Read More»

2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept
2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

Initially we were skeptical about the truckiest of its concept cars due at Makuhari Messe — the X-HEAD, a Tonka-like take on the mini-pickup. However, a stroll around it and a look at Suzuki’s commercial flatbed trucks of approximately the same size that run on Tokyo ’s streets has us...Read More»

2007 Suzuki PIXY Concept
2007 Suzuki PIXY and SSC Concept

The Ministry of Economy and Trade is working with the auto industry in Japan on what’s called the next generation vehicle and fuel economy initiative, designed to make a “more enjoyable world for drivers and non-drivers alike,” says Suzuki. Part one is the PIXY, a single-person machine that...Read More»

2007 Mazda Taiki Concept
2007 Mazda Taiki Concept

Adding to its string of exotically flavored concept cars rotating on the world’s auto-show stages in 2007, Mazda promises their new Taiki concept, shown at the Tokyo show, will be the logical successor to the likes of the Nagare. In Japanese, its name means “a large, shining radiance.” In...Read More»

2007 Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept
2007 Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept

with Ken Zino Hollywood and Tom Clancy aren’t the exclusive owners of sequels — Suzuki, for one, brought the second of two Kizashi concepts to the Tokyo Motor Show. The first Kizashi, shown earlier in the year at Frankfurt, was an exotic concept said to be an influence on the new Suzuki large...Read More»

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