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2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn: Rolls-Royce’s long-awaited Dawn convertible is coming to the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car is described by Rolls-Royce as the “sexiest” model to ever wear the Spirit of Ecstasy, and after looking at the official shots we have to agree. Though the car is essentially a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, 80 percent of its body panels are unique. Sales in the United States are confirmed to start early next year.
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace: Jaguar is entering new ground with its first-ever SUV, the recently revealed F-Pace. The vehicle is designed to go up against premium small SUVs like Mercedes-Benz’s new GLC as well as the BMW X3. What makes the F-Pace stand out from the crowd is its aluminum-intensive construction, namely the lightweight iQ[Al] platform that features in the latest XE and XF sedan models. Combined with some pretty sophisticated chassis technology, the lightweight yet rigid construction should ensure the F-Pace handles brilliantly and like no other SUV in its segment.
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2016 BMW 7-Series: We’ve already had a chance to drive BMW’s new flagship sedan, but it’s Frankfurt debut will be the first time that the public gets a chance to see it before it heads out to showrooms. This is the sixth generation of the luxury icon, and while it may look a lot like its predecessor there’s an impressive number of innovations that have taken place under the skin. In the United States, the car arrives in 740i and 750i xDrive variants and with the long-wheelbase bodystyle only. Next year, a 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup.
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2017 Infiniti Q30: Infiniti is about to enter the premium compact car arena with the new Q30 hatchback. It was in Frankfurt two years ago that Infiniti first previewed the Q30 with a thinly-veiled concept version, and at this year’s show we’ll finally see the production version. The car is on track to arrive in the United States next spring, and it’s only direct rival will be the Audi A3 Sportback. Note, the Q30 isn’t the only compact Infiniti on the way. A QX30 compact crossover is also coming. We’ll see it at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet: The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is one of our favorite cars, particularly in high-performance Mercedes-AMG tune. It was one of the most interesting and attractive debuts of 2014, and now it’s been joined by a convertible variant. Mercedes hasn’t sold an S-Class convertible since the 1960s. Like its W111 and W112 series predecessors, the new S-Class Cabriolet offer unmistakable, exclusive design combined with the finest materials and state-of-the-art technology.
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2017 Audi A4: Come 2016, buyers in the market for a small sports sedan with a touch of luxury are going to be spoiled for choice. In addition to the existing Cadillac ATS, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, all impressive cars in their own right, we’ll see the arrival of an updated BMW 3-Series plus all-new contenders in the form of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE and this redesigned A4. In the United States, the new A4 will launch with two engine choices, both of which will come exclusively with quattro all-wheel drive. Fuel economy numbers aren’t yet available, but Audi says fuel efficiency will be improved by 21 percent to go along with some extra power.
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Borgward SUV: Many readers won’t be familiar with historic German brand Borgward, since the company originally went bankrupt back in 1961. That’s set to change, however, as the company has been revived and is planning to show its first new model in half a century in Frankfurt. The new model will be an SUV that is expected to come with a fuel-efficient powertrain as well as some pretty advanced infotainment and connectivity features. The company remains cautious and hopes to be seen as a manufacturer of “accessible” premium cars.
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