Frankfurt Auto Show

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots

    Porsche announced on Friday that its Taycan will be revealed in September, which points to a debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show on the same month. We'll remind you that it was at the Frankfurt show that the original Mission E concept was first shown four years ago. When Porsche finally reveals the Taycan, a 600-horsepower model with a 300-mile range will likely headline the nameplate. We expect additional variants to sport less potent figures and correspond to Porsche's typical base, S, and Turbo model hierarchy. Prices are expected to mirror those of the Panamera, so it...

  • Wey XEV concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Great Wall launches luxury SUV brand Wey

    Great Wall is China’s largest producer of SUVs and pickup trucks but the company has ambitions to be much more than that. Great Wall has openly admitted its desire to acquire Jeep in its attempts to become the world’s biggest producer of SUVs but at the same time the company wants to...

  • Brabus 900 Rocket based on the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio
    Brabus has created 888-horsepower rockets

    Brabus takes the insane products built by Mercedes-AMG and turns them into mental, ballistic vehicles. Two of the latest high-horsepower playthings wear the name "900" on the badging, which should be a hint. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio and G65 were the latest to get the Brabus treatment. Both are...

  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    VW Group's fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

    It turns out the Volkswagen Group’s Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn’t just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last week’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil an updated version of the fully self-driving car, one that’s closer to...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

    Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG’s Project One was easily the show stopper. It’s very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you’re looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body...

  • GKN Twinster eAxle
    GKN Drivelines introduces off-the-shelf torque-vectoring eAxle

    Last week we saw Bosch reveal its "e-axle" off-the-shelf" electric powertain solution for automakers who don't have the means or inclination to develop their own. Now another company is doing something similar. GKN Driveline, a leading supplier of automotive drivelines and technologies, introduced...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car

    Now that Porsche has ushered the 2019 Cayenne out into the world, it will be dedicating most of its resources to its next major launch: the production version of the Mission E electric sedan. Porsche's chairman, Oliver Blume, was kind enough to provide a little bit of insight into Porsche's first all-electric car at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and we now know its pricing will mirror that of the Porsche Panamera, along with some other choice details. Speaking with Car, Blume said the all-electric Mission E will be priced similarly to an entry-level Panamera. That pegs the Mission E right...

  • Samsung multifunctional battery technology
    Samsung SDI's latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

    Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the...

  • 2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Beauty by numbers: 2018 Bentley Continental GT

    When it was announced this summer, the 2018 Bentley Continental GT firmly planted itself among the best-looking cars ever built by the automaker. When it arrives on our shores next year, the two-door grand touring coupe will sport an improved but recognizable shape for Bentley, but also some...

  • 2018 BMW M5, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
    All of the wheels, all of the power; meet the new 2018 BMW M5

    Perhaps you've heard rumors that the new BMW M5 would be all-wheel drive. Or whispers that it would be more complicated than grad-level calculus. Or even hints that it may lack a third pedal for the first time in more than three decades. BMW last month confirmed all of the above. But there's more...

  • 2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 BMW i3 preview

    The i3 wasn’t the home run BMW had hoped when it launched the vehicle for 2014. As Tesla has shown with its Model S, electric car buyers in the premium segment aren’t looking for quirky, ordinary to drive vehicles with only enough range to cover a day’s commute. BMW gave the i3 a...

  • 2018 Maserati Ghibli, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 Maserati Ghibli preview

    Maserati in August pulled the wraps off an updated Ghibli at the 2017 Chengdu auto show in China. The car has since made an appearance at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The updates are subtle though address some of the Ghibli’s shortcomings like the lack of refinement in the design...

  • BMW Z4 concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Following a debut in mid-August during Monterey Car Week, BMW took the wraps off its Z4 concept this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is hinting at the next generation of BMW's two-seater sports car. Specifically, it previews the new Z4 that BMW says is coming in the next 12 months. Crucially, the next-generation Z4 will share its platform with a reborn Toyota Supra. The Z4's look is all sports car. At first blush, a distinct wedge shape is apparent, with the classic proportions of a long hood, short rear deck, and short overhangs. The hood is shorter than the outgoing Z4 and...

  • 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster: Lambo’s newest big-buck, bald bull

    Like a fine wine, the Lamborghini Aventador only gets better with time. It is Italian after all. First, the coupe got the S treatment, and now it's the Roadster's turn. At this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the 2018 Aventador S Roadster. The S suffix is the key here, and it...

  • Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Toyota interested in building performance-oriented hybrids

    Toyota wants to redefine how a hybrid can be perceived—well, maybe how its hybrids can be perceived. The Japanese automaker announced it will introduce a performance-oriented line of hybrid vehicles in the near future, an area it's been a bit late in the game. The announcement coincided with...

  • Lamborghini Urus concept, 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    Lamborghini Urus will be fastest SUV around Nürburgring, top 187 mph

    The biggest bull from Lamborghini will ride around the Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any SUV before it and top 187 mph. Lamborghini research and development chief Maurizio Reggiani made those claims Wednesday at the Frankfurt auto show ahead of the SUV’s global debut later this...

  • 2017 Audi R8 e-tron
    More details on Audi Sport’s electric car plans

    Only in August, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann let slip that the Audi go-fast division was working on an electric car. He didn’t reveal much, saying only that the first Audi Sport electric car would be a “coupe-ish sedan” or “coupe-ish SUV,” and that it would hit...

  • Juan Pablo Montoya drives a Bugatti Chiron from 0-248-0 mph in 41.96 seconds
    Bugatti Chiron makes 0-248-0 MPH dash in record 41.96 seconds

    We always knew the Bugatti Chiron was going to be faster than the Veyron, though we’re only just coming to realize how much faster it is—and the gap is mindboggling. With racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel, a Chiron went from standstill to 248.548 mph (400 kmh) and back...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed its newest member of the 2018 S-Class family: the S560e plug-in hybrid. After revealing the updated S-Class range in April, Mercedes debuted the S560e on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. With Mercedes' third-generation hybrid unit at its core, the 2018 S560e is capable of going roughly 30 miles on pure battery power, at least on the European test cycle. A U.S. EPA rating would likely be somewhere in the mid-20s, against 14 miles for the outgoing 500e (sold in North America as the 550e). Most importantly, Mercedes was able to increase the lithium-ion battery...

  • Aspark Owl concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Japanese electric supercar you've never heard of promises 0-60 in under 2 seconds

    Once a week it seems another new electric car company announces plans to introduce its own interpretation of a zero-emission future. Some of them even promise incredible, world-beating performance. Aspark, a Japanese firm involved in everything from medical devices to robotics, promises both...

  • Renault Symbioz concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Renault Symbioz concept shows how home and car become one

    Renault has used the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal what it believes transportation in the year 2030 might look like. Spoiler alert: the car isn't just a means of transportation, but an extension of the home. It's called the Renault Symbioz, and it's chock full of futuristic concepts and...

  • Kia Proceed concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Stunning Kia fastback concept previews next-gen Pro_cee’d compact

    Kia on Tuesday revealed a stunning fastback called the Proceed concept. On show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, we’re sad to report the concept doesn’t preview a new model line. Rather, it signals a new body style for one of the Korean brand’s existing models...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

    The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 2017 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes familiar route to high performance

    Porsche knows chemistry. Take an engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo that can reach 150 mph (ask me how I know), and add the third-generation Cayenne. The solution is the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo that appeared Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Or maybe it's alchemy because the...

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