Frankfurt Auto Show

  • Borgward Isabella concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Borgward emerged in the early to mid-1900s as an underdog German automaker that would, after some great successes, fold in the early 1960s. However, the storied brand was reincarnated in 2008 and the brand showed a new production model, the BX7 SUV, in 2015. Now, Borgward is looking to the future with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Infused by Chinese funds, Borgward has brought the Isabella nameplate—the original company's most successful model—back from the dead as a fully electric car. Details are scarce on the powertrain itself, but Borgward is...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE racecar, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW M8 GTE racecar debuts in Frankfurt, ready to battle at Le Mans

    While BMW holds off on unveiling the production version of its new 8-Series a while longer, the Bavarian automaker is whetting our palettes with the debut of the BMW M8 GTE racecar at this week's 2017 Frankfurt motor show. It's not the "8" we'll see on the street, but the M8 GTE program has run...

  • The new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport
    Suzuki debuts an all-new 2018 Swift Sport in Frankfurt

    Suzuki bowed out of the U.S. market in late 2012. Its final products were actually well-built machines in the Kizashi mid-size sedan and SX4 compact hatchback. The problem was that no one was buying them, you couldn't find a dealership even if you wanted to buy one, and brand awareness on the auto...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package mimics 911 R, may upset collectors

    Porsche has been promising a purist sports car for the regular production 911, but on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the German sport car maker showed a toned down version of the 911 GT3. It's not exactly the stripped down base 911 we've been hoping for, but it has more than a few cool...

  • 2018 Renault Mégane RS, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 Renault Mégane RS makes debut, spicier Trophy model already confirmed

    Renault’s newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has finally been revealed. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS, and it’s due on sale in markets where the French brand’s cars are sold in the spring of 2018. The debut took place...

  • 2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 Bentley Continental GT arrives with more beauty and power

    You've seen the spy shots. You've drooled over photos of the concept. Now, the redesigned 2018 Bentley Continental GT has arrived. If beauty is pain, the new Continental GT unveiled Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is agonizingly gorgeous. Its exterior design is mostly cribbed from the EXP...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racecar

    Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world’s first race series for a production-based electric car. We wouldn’t call it the first race series of its type, as a series using Tesla Model S-based racecars has already been announced, though this doesn’t at all diminish what Jaguar is out to achieve. Jaguar’s series is a one-make series called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, and it was announced on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. As the name suggests, the series will use racecars based on the I-Pace electric SUV which so far has only been shown in concept form...

  • 2018 BMW X3, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2018 BMW X3 preview

    BMW on Tuesday unveiled its redesigned X3 at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The unveiling follows an early look which took place in June at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where production is already underway. The first examples are due in showrooms in November, as 2018 models...

  • Mini Cooper Works GP concept, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Concept hints at new Mini John Cooper Works GP

    Mini is hinting at a new generation of its John Cooper Works GP with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. For those unfamiliar with the GP badge, it denotes a vehicle one step above the John Cooper Works grade. Mini tends to use it towards the end of the product cycle, and...

  • Mini Electric Concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

    BMW Group’s Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from the public. The BMW Group used the feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But...

  • 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado made more refined

    The Toyota Land Cruiser has grown to become quite the behemoth when compared to earlier generations. But that’s not the case for the version sold in some other markets. Known as the Land Cruiser Prado, the mid-size member of the Land Cruiser family is more closely related to the Lexus GX we...

  • BMW X7 iPerformance concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

    BMW’s a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, “better late than never.” The German automaker has used its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in...

  • Ferrari Portofino,  2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    The sun has set on the Ferrari California T and a new V-8-powered grand tourer has arrived to carry its torch. In August, Ferrari revealed the sharper, more defined Portofino to replace the California T. Now the car's made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. We use adjectives such as "sharper" because, well, look at it. The Ferrari Portofino certainly remedies the softer looks of the Ferrari California T that, whether Ferrari will call it one or not, is the entry-level vehicle to the brand. Ferrari decided on a two-box fastback configuration for the Portofino, something rarely seen in...

  • Honda Urban EV Concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Honda Urban EV concept marks the return of retro design

    A long time ago, Honda built a car called the City. It was adorable, tiny, and has garnered something of a cult following today. Think of the Honda Urban EV concept, which debuted Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), as more than a spiritual successor. The City's inspiration is plain by...

  • BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW i sedan hinted at with 2017 Frankfurt auto show concept

    BMW is hinting at the next addition to its i sub-brand for electrified cars with a striking concept unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the i Vision Dynamics, the concept is a low-slung sedan in the style of the automaker’s 4-door Gran Coupes, and it’s powered...

  • 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    2018 Jaguar E-Pace preview

    Pint-sized crossover SUVs are all the rage right now and Jaguar is joining the fun with its 2018 E-Pace. Revealed in July, the compact SUV has since made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of a showroom arrival in early 2018. No doubt it's set to end up as one of the, if not the most...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Mercedes unveils EQA compact electric car concept in Frankfurt

    Mercedes-Benz is committed to adding as many as 10 electric cars to its lineup by 2022, including SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks and even commercial vehicles. We were given a taste of Mercedes’ first volume electric car in the form of the Generation EQ concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris auto show...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Mercedes GLC F-Cell fuel-cell powered SUV revealed, on sale in late 2019

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of its popular GLC at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The vehicle is virtually production ready, though we won’t see it in showrooms until late 2019, the automaker has confirmed. Called the GLC F-Cell, the design is...

  • 2019 Audi A8, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    The Audi A8 is now one of the oldest among its peers but a redesigned version of the flagship sedan was unveiled in July at a special event in Barcelona, Spain. It's since made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. This new, fourth-generation A8 is due on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model, and though its design is a tad on the conservative side the technology residing within is a real tour de force. Chief among the new technological features is what’s referred to as Audi AI, an artificial intelligence-based software system that controls the self-driving aspects of the car and also acts...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX Concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Land Rover Discovery SVX is a hardcore, V-8-powered off-roader

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) is out to prove that its repertoire goes well beyond fast cars. It’s demonstrating this with the Land Rover Discovery SVX concept that debuted on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. SVX is the opposing bookend to SVO’s SVR...

  • Audi Elaine Concept
    Audi Aicon, Elaine preview self-driving, all-electric future

    The 2017 Frankfurt auto show hasn't even started yet, and already we have a good idea of what this year's affair at the Frankfurt Messe is going to be all about thanks to Audi. Meet the Aicon (pronounced like “icon”) and the Elaine, a pair of all-electric autonomous vehicles that...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Audi R8 V10 RWS goes rear-drive for driving purists

    Audi is known for few things. Unique style and German luxury are two of them, and a close third is all-wheel drive, which the marque brands as quattro. Sitting at the top of the lineup, and making excellent use of quattro to help it claw its way around a track or up a steep Beverly Hills driveway...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Mercedes-AMG's Project One has landed, and its F1 powertrain has over 1,000 HP

    It’s the car everyone’s been dying to see, and now it's finally here. Behold the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a road car equipped with the championship-winning powertrain of the current-era Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 racecars. Unveiled Monday ahead of a world debut during Tuesday's...

  • Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    VW’s newest ID Crozz electric SUV concept looks almost production ready

    Hot on the heels of last month’s confirmation that an electric Microbus is coming based on the ID Buzz concept unveiled at the 2017 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen is showing us a new ID Crozz II concept that previews a small electric SUV due in 2020. The concept is an evolution of the ID Crozz...

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