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 |  Sep 13 2013, 9:01 AM

Top 10 Cars of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show


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Geographically speaking, the Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the biggest auto shows in the world. Aside from being a venue to wear holes through countless pairs of sweaty dress socks, it’s a place where a venerable collection of sheet metal is sure to arrive every two years.

If the 2013 show proves anything, it’s that auto manufacturers are almost unanimously in love with two things: concept cars and hybrid drivetrains. Years ago, that idea would have been more depressing than drinking cheap drip coffee in Seattle.

Thankfully, hybrid drivetrains are much more than a way to save on gas these days. They’re quickly being adapted to performance applications; sometimes with blistering results. Click through AutoGuide.com’s top 10 cars of the show to see.

 |  Sep 11 2013, 11:24 AM

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Chevrolet’s auto show debut schedule must be getting busy because the brand chose Frankfurt to debut the convertible version of its refreshed Camaro.

The drop-top version of Chevy’s roaring muscle car wears the same thinner-looking headlights, revised rear lamps and vented hood as the refreshed car first shown in New York earlier this year. Of course, the car also gets an updated version of Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system.

As a mid-cycle refresh, there aren’t any notable mechanical changes to discuss. The car still comes with a 6.2-liter V8. Sprinting from zero to 60 mph in the convertible takes 5.4 seconds according to Chevrolet — that’s 0.2 seconds slower than the coupe.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 11:07 AM

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There wouldn’t be much for Buick to sell it if wasn’t for General Motors’ German subsidiary, Opel.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 10:15 AM

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Premium automakers typically offer customers a wider array of choice than purveyors of, say, entry-level commercial vans. Stepping things up, Aston Martin allows its buyers to uniquely customize their vehicles via the new Q program.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 9:35 AM

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The folks at Daimler’s smart division revealed a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly their forjoy design study is a forerunner to a next-generation car.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 9:15 AM

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Bentley unveiled an updated version of its Continental GT V8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 4:38 AM

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Making its global debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW X5 eDrive concept boasts an estimated 74.3 mpg rating on the European test cycle.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 3:27 AM

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Roughly a decade after making its initial sales debut, the Lamborghini Gallardo still snags envious stares. Naturally, another special edition is in order.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 3:11 AM

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How do you make a boring economy car exciting? Well, most automakers simply tack a letter “R” on the rear and call it a day. Fortunately the latest Toyota Yaris concept has far more substance than just a name badge.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 12:47 PM

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Ferrari wants you to understand that its hardcore version of the 458 is, well, Speciale.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 8:01 AM

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Mercedes’ CLA is one of the most exciting vehicles to come from the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker in years, and the ludicrously powerful AMG version is all the better. But cranking the knob to 11… and snapping it right off is the CLA 45 AMG Racecar Concept.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 6:39 AM

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Raise your hand if you like functional small cars with grossly overpowered engines. Now that all of your primary upper-body appendages are above your heads, use your non-dominant hand to follow the jump and learn about Volkswagen’s latest fun-machine, the 2015 Golf R.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 5:30 AM

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Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the S-Class Coupe concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 5:15 AM

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Concept cars are mostly built to taunt automotive journalists, but on rare occasions they do serve legitimate purposes. Sometimes they can tip-off what a car company has in development, and the black-as-coal Kia Niro is a clue as to what the South Korean brand’s next B-Segment offering could look like.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 4:30 AM

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The folks at Infiniti have revealed their latest concept vehicle at the exciting 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Q30 hints at what a future compact car from the brand might look like.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 3:46 AM

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What happens when too much isn’t enough? You end up with a concept car like the Audi Sport Quattro, a bright yellow, 700-horsepower denunciation of beige Toyota Camrys everywhere.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 3:34 AM

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Promising a “new era of sustainable performance” BMW has revealed its long awaited i8 plug-in hybrid sports car today at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 3:25 AM

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Among the many global debuts at the BMW booth at the Frankfurt Motor Show this morning, the X5 eDrive ventured in with an estimated 74.3 mpg on the European test cycle.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 3:16 AM

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Anyone who thought owning a BMW X5 made them look like a tough customer should probably think again.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 2:46 AM

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Lexus revealed final details on its LF-NX premium crossover concept today during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 09 2013, 8:10 PM

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Porsche’s sexy 918 Spyder was in plain view for all to see on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are some important details on this mind-bogglingly powerful and equally efficient machine.

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 |  Sep 09 2013, 11:30 AM

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Foreshadowing Jaguar’s future product line, the C-X17 Concept was unveiled on the eve of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 5:26 PM

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The first full image of Jaguar’s Frankfurt-bound crossover concept just leaked online.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 11:03 AM

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Mercedes-Benz just introduced its redesigned S-Class flagship sedan, a car that’s loaded with more bleeding-edge features than an Airbus A380 jet, but the company is also working on a two-door version of the Sonderklasse, as revealed by a handful design sketches.

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