Frankfurt Auto Show

  • Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and the 2016 Astra

    We’ve been spying prototypes for Opel’s new Astra for several months, and now the German automaker has confirmed a debut at September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show and revealed some of the car’s design insights. The new Astra represents the 11th generation of Opel compact cars, which date back to the pre-war Kadett I, and it will be the latest model to ride on General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] D2XX compact car platform that underpins the 2016 Chevrolet Volt as well as new versions of the Chevy Cruze and Buick Verano. Opel is keeping the design of the new Astra...

  • 2015 Mazda Mazda3
    Mazdaspeed 3 Concept Coming To 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: Report

    One of the stars of this September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show could turn out to be a concept previewing an all-new Mazdaspeed 3 hot hatch to rival the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R—yes, after a few lean years, hot hatch buyers are...

  • 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven
    420-Horsepower Lotus 3-Eleven Headed For Frankfurt Auto Show

    Back in the 1950s, Lotus had a lightweight, open-top race car called the “Eleven” that was quite successful in endurance racing, earning a number of class victories in races held at prestigious tracks like Le Mans, Monza and Sebring. Last decade, Lotus revived the Eleven name when it...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (Euro-spec)  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
    New Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe To Debut At 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: Report

    Mercedes-AMG has just unleashed its new C63 sedan and wagon, in both regular and more potent S trim. The car goes on sale in March and while we’ll only get the sedan here in the U.S., we can look forward to at least one additional bodystyle in the not too distant future: a coupe. Yes, a new...

  • Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept  -  2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    This Week’s Top Photos: The Frankfurt Auto Show Edition

    The Frankfurt Auto Show is now vorbei, so for our latest This Week’s Top Photos post we thought we’d take a look at some of the highlights from this year’s show. It should come as little surprise that it was the German automakers out in force, but there were a few surprises from...

  • 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 has made for its 2015 S500 Plug-In Hybrid, which made its world debut this week at the Frankfurt Auto Show and is due in...

  • 2014 BMW i3, 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 resembles the handful of concept versions unveiled over the past two years, right down to the suicide-style rear doors and relatively spartan cabin. At the rear there is an “i3” badge denoting the vehicle’s name and a second “eDrive” badge that signifies this is an electric car. The i3 is available with a gasoline range-extender, however. On electric power alone the i3 should cover a...

  • 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 TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. While the new concept, labeled the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, is not destined for production, its...

  • 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 of these models will be offered in the U.S., though they do provide clues as to what American buyers can expect for planned...

  • 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 about the production version was the car’s chief engineer Ted Klaus. He’s featured in the video above, answering...

  • Renault Initiale Paris concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Renault Gives First Look At Initiale Paris Luxury Sub-Brand: Video

    About a year ago we told you Renault was considering launching a luxury sub-brand to help it improve the profitability of its models and tap into the strong demand for premium autos in major markets, particularly China. At the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, we got our first taste of Renault’s...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (Euro spec), 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Live Photos From Frankfurt

    Chevrolet’s updated fifth-gen Camaro, which is being introduced for the 2014 model year, has already debuted in coupe form and has spawned a new Z/28 flagship. Now the car’s convertible variant has made its debut, with the covers coming off at this week’s Frankfurt Auto Show. This...

  • 2015 Audi A8 / S8  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Audi used this week’s 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show to present an updated version of its A8 flagship sedan, as well as the S8 performance variant. The updated range goes on sale next spring as 2015 models and should keep sales brimming until a successor arrives around 2016. The changes to the cars are minimal and for the U.S. market the engine lineup is a carryover from the previous year’s lineup. That means the base engine is still a 333-horsepower 3.0-liter. This can then be upgraded with a 420-horsepower 4.0-liter V-8 or a 500-horsepower 6.3-liter W-12. A 3.0-liter TDI diesel was...

  • Caterham Seven 165, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Caterham Seven 165 Is For Track Enthusiasts On A Budget: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    British track car specialist and Formula One team Caterham is about to expand into the potentially lucrative world of performance road cars and is even eying the launch of a supercar, but the company certainly hasn’t forgotten its roots. Caterham is launching an affordable, entry-level...

  • BMW X5 Security Plus
    BMW X5 Security Plus Concept Provides Luxury Through Safety

    Armored vehicles are a necessary form of transportation in certain parts of the world. The occupants need to be protected, so they turn to vehicles that offer up a sense of comfort. These vehicles don't have to be large, military-based monstrosities either. In fact, the modern armored vehicle looks...

  • Mansory's Aventador Carbonado  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Mansory Turns To Stealth With Aventador-Based Carbonado

    Mansory is not known for producing anything close to being subtle. Its vehicle designs are typically way over-the-top affairs that lead to polarizing opinions. That's what makes the Carbonado such a surprise. It's a Lamborghini Aventador that's been given a Mansory makeover... and it's rather well...

  • Bugatti Legend ‘Jean Bugatti’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Bugatti Legend ‘Jean Bugatti’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Live From Frankfurt

    The Bugatti Veyron has long, long legs. It's been on the market since 2005 in one form or another, evolving over the better part of the past decade from its original 1,000-horsepower specification to a range of Grand Sport, Grand Sport Vitesse, and limited-edition models. A new special edition has...

  • Audi Sport Quattro Concept  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Audi Sport quattro Concept Nods To The Past, Hints To Next RS 5?

    The eagerly anticipated Audi Sport quattro concept was indeed introduced today at the Frankfurt Auto Show. And while on the surface this concept is a nod to the 30th anniversary of the 1983 Sport quattro, an icon for the brand and in enthusiast circles, its purpose beyond that might be considerably...

  • Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept  -  2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    When news first broke about the surprise Audi nanuk quattro concept at this week’s Frankfurt Auto Show, some fingers may have been pointed for just a moment—at the close likeness of the nanuk to another concept car from earlier this year: the Giugiaro Parcour. The Parcour was one of the favorite concepts of this year’s Geneva show; and later we learned that the Parcour was essentially a high-riding Lamborghini Gallardo underneath. Now it all computes: Audi has claimed the Parcour and made this curvaceous, stocky supercar its own. And it might even built it. From Italdesign...

  • 2013 Brabus B63S based on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2013 Brabus B63S Is An Exercise In Delightful Insanity

    When Mercedes-Benz showed off the G63 AMG 6x6, the world let out a collective awed hush that developed into a wild rush of massive levels of "I want one!" Sadly, it's an expensive toy produced in extremely limited quantities. Of course, there are ways to make even the most exclusive vehicles even...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet  -  Frankfurt Auto Show
    2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Revealed, Confirmed For U.S.

    A stylish new Audi A3 Cabriolet (convertible) has officially made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. In addition to that, it's U.S.-bound and will be part of the 2015 Audi A3 lineup. Audi officials have confirmed that the A3 Cabriolet will be offered in U.S. showrooms beginning in fall...

  • Lexus LF-NX concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Lexus LF-NX Concept Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Lexus is working on a new compact crossover to rival the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, as well as the upcoming Lincoln MKC and Mercedes-Benz GLA Class and possibly similar models from Acura and Cadillac. At the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show this week, we got our first taste of what Lexus’ new...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
    Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse Live Photos From Frankfurt

    Lamborghini is sending out its Gallardo in style, launching today at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show the final Gallardo variant, the hardcore Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. As its name suggests, the car has been developed by Lamborghini’s new racing department Squadra Corse and features many...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: 577 HP Super Sedan, Live

    If you've ever driven, say, a locomotive, and wished it were a bit more compact, but still nearly as powerful, you should take a closer look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. With 4MATIC all-wheel drive, a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 rated at 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, and some of...

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