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2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Begins Production, Carbon Process Plays Key Role

Carbon fiber is nothing new to the upper end of the high-performance car world, whether from OEMs or from the aftermarket. It's old hat in racing. But in mass-market vehicles, extensive use of carbon fiber just hasn't taken off yet. BMW hopes to change that with the i3. Entering production today... read more

September 18, 2013 by 
 
Lord Drayson and the B12 69/EV Le Mans prototype

Drayson Racing Aims To Beat Own Electric Car Record: Video

Back in June, Drayson Racing, led by former British science minister and avid racer Lord Paul Drayson, set a new record using an electric version of a race car originally... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Live Photos And Video From Frankfurt

A full-sized luxury sedan capable of sub-6.0 second runs to 60 mph and fuel economy of 70 mpg or better may seem a little farfetched but it’s a promise Mercedes-Benz... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 BMW i3 Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

The BMW i3 has made its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show and is due in showrooms early next year, priced from $42,275 including destination. As expected, it closely... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Yaris Hybrid-R Live Photos And Video From The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

At the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, Toyota presented a new concept based on its Yaris hatchback that leverages the automaker’s hybrid technology developed for its... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

First Formal Offer For Fisker Submitted To DOE: Report

A few weeks ago it was revealed that an investor group in Germany was interested in acquiring Fisker for the lowly sum of $25 million, with the intention to start limited... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Hybrid Range Rover And Range Rover Sport: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Land Rover unveiled new diesel-electric hybrid versions of its latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show this week. Unfortunately, neither... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
Ted Klaus

2015 Acura NSX Chief Engineer Answers Fan Questions: Video

Acura’s latest concept previewing its new NSX sports car made its European debut this week at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, and on hand to present the concept and talk... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E Electric Racer At Frankfurt

The world’s first sanctioned electric car race is now just one year away and at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week we got our first look at the car that will be... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder

Watch The Porsche 918 Spyder’s Record Nürburgring Run: Video

The Porsche 918 Spyder deserves the credit for forging the hybrid supercar territory trodden by the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, even if the car's venture to market has been... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Crossovers and sport utilities are now an established part of luxury-car lineups--even Jaguar showed a crossover concept--and hybrids are all the range these days. So why not... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
2014 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

Formula E’s New Electric Race Car Is The Spark-Renault SRT_01E

The new, all-electric race car that will compete in the first season of the Formula E Championship has been revealed today at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car’s... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8 Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW’s new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has made its world debut, with the covers coming off this morning at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. We’re glad to report... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
2015 BMW i8

2015 BMW i8 Revealed, Priced From $135,925

Power output of 362 horsepower and torque of 420 pound-feet is reasonable for a 3,300-pound sports coupe with a low drag coefficient of 0.26, but it's nowhere near the top of... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche with Porsche 918 Spyder  -  Frankfurt Auto Show preview event

Porsche 918 Spyder: Founder's Grandson Takes The Wheel

On the eve of the Frankfurt Auto Show, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, the grandson of company founder Ferdinand Porsche sat briefly to pose in what’s perhaps one of the proudest... read more September 9, 2013 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Debuts At 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

We’ve already seen it in production trim, and Jay Leno’s already driven it, but nevertheless here are the official details and photos for Porsche’s 918... read more September 9, 2013 by 


 
 

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