Frankfurt Auto Show

  • Wey XEV concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    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 develop its own brands. Two of its leading brands are Haval and the eponymous Great Wall. Now the company has added Wey to the list. Wey is Great Wall’s new luxury brand specializing in SUVs. The brand draws its name from Great Wall founder Wei Jianjun and adopts his philosophy of accessible...

  • 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
    Production Porsche Mission E to be priced like Panamera

    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...

  • Samsung multifunctional battery technology

    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 likes of Audi and BMW, showcased a new and more compact cell design with higher energy capacity, so that battery packs for future electric cars be be made either smaller or longer-range. In a "multifunctional" battery pack it showed off, fitting the maximum number of cell modules could provide...

  • 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
    BMW Z4 concept noses the roadster in a sporty new direction

    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...

  • 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    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 denotes improvements to several areas of the car, including power, dynamics, aerodynamics, connectivity, and the ability to customize the way it drives. The 6.5-liter V-12 carries over but horsepower increases from 691 to 730 and the redline bumps up from 8,350 to 8,500 rpm. Torque remains the same...

  • 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
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e plug-in hybrid joins updated S-Class range

    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...

  • Aspark Owl concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    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. Though it's the performance Aspark is promising that really catches our eye. The company debuted an electric supercar concept called the Owl on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. And yes, the company says it's aiming for a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.0 seconds. If the Owl is able to accomplish...

  • 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...

  • 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Audi RS 4 Avant makes return at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    Hot on the heels of Monday’s debut of the new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, the Audi Sport division has since revealed a new generation of the RS 4. The vehicle made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sadly, the RS 4 is still exclusively a wagon affair, the body style...

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