2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage Page 3

September 15, 2009

Bugatti Galabier: The concept that wasthe talk of Frankfurt wasn't even there. Bugatti is hosting sneak previews of the new Galabier concept sedan for clients and dealers, but the concept itself won't come to the show at all. It could in fact be a trio of concepts tested over the next few months, prior to a world debut. Or a very quiet shelving, if economics don't justify new Bugattis just yet.

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Green Cars

BMW X6 ActiveHybrid and 7 Series ActiveHybrid: BMW's first hybrids ever greened up its stand in Frankfurt. They're slightly different in technology, if not mission: the X6 is based on the two-mode technology developed with GM, Chrysler and Daimler, while the 7-Series is a homegrown design with lithium-ion batteries.

Volkswagen E-up! and Volkswagen L1: The German car world is putting a toe in the electric-car pond again. If they're not electrocuted in the process, Volkswagen could turn its Frankfurt E-up! electric-car concept into reality as a new Beetle for the coming electric age. If that happens. For entertainment value, the single-seater L1 shows what could happen if certain Congressional leaders keep writing legislation for industries they know nothing about.

Renault EVs: The vehicle coming from Renault and Project Better Place saw a worldwide launch in Frankfurt as the Fluence EV concept, joined by three other less real show vehicles, including the Twizy. They'll be followed by lots of tests and first drives and pilot studies and possibly, one day...a better place. You have to earn a name like that, somehow.

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Headlines


Preview: 157 MPG Volkswagen L1 Concept

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

Preview: 2010 Aston Martin Rapide

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

Preview: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

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

Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Previews New Super Sedan

2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Revealed

Citroen Revolte/2CV Concept To Show At Frankfurt

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

Hyundai Unveils 2009 ix-Metro Hybrid Crossover Concept

Ford’s New 2011 C-Max Destined For U.S. Sale?

MINI Coupe Becomes Reality--Before It's a Concept

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

Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

Spy Shots: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Rumor: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Cruising To Frankfurt

Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

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

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

2010 Saab 9-5 Preview [2009 Frankfurt Auto Show]

Teaser Image Hints At New Bugatti Model

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

Renault To Preview Production EV at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

Audi R8 Spyder: Now With Rip-Roaring V10

2011 BMW X1: Best Shots Yet

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

VW To Challenge Chevy Volt At Frankfurt

Audi A3 Going Hybrid


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