Official: Mercedes Confirms Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid for Frankfurt Debut

Official: Mercedes Confirms Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid for Frankfurt Debut
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After information and photos of Mercedes’ plug-in hybrid S-Class emerged last week, Mercedes has now officially confirmed the car will debut tomorrow (September 15th) at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Better yet, Mercedes R&D boss Dr. Thomas Weber says the technology is likely to debut in production form in the next generation S-Class. “Although it will… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Ford Grand C-Max to Debut Alongside Smaller Sibling

Frankfurt Preview: Ford Grand C-Max to Debut Alongside Smaller Sibling
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Last week we brought you a story about Ford’s upcoming C-Max that is scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow (September 15th). We suggested that the multi-activity vehicle could eventually find its way to U.S. shores. Today, we’d like to revise our suggestion as Ford has released images of the Grand C-Max –… Continue Reading...

Leaked: Audi R8 E-Tron Electric Car Concept Images Sneak Out Ahead of Frankfurt Debut

Leaked: Audi R8 E-Tron Electric Car Concept Images Sneak Out Ahead of Frankfurt Debut
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Audi has been teasing the world with rumors of an electric car debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show, but executives have gone so far as to flatly deny the existence of an electric R8. Now the folks over at WorldCarFans have received a selection of renderings for an R8 called the E-Tron. (Apparently Tron is… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Wiesmann Teases 507-hp MF5 Roadster

Frankfurt Preview: Wiesmann Teases 507-hp MF5 Roadster
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A day prior to the MF5 Roadster’s unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show, bespoke German automaker Wiesmann has released a single teaser image of the powerful sports car. Much like the MF5 coupe, the Roadster is powered by the same 5.0-liter V10 engine found under the hood of the BMW M5 and M6. Making 507hp,… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Kia Venga MPV Revealed Ahead of Official Debut

Frankfurt Preview: Kia Venga MPV Revealed Ahead of Official Debut
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Kia is unveiling its new MPV, the Venga, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Based on the No. 3 concept model Kia displayed at the Geneva show, the Venga has a 103-inch wheelbase, longer than most cars in its class. Kia says the interior will also be  roomier than its competitors with space typical of a… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Toyota Auris HSD Concept Revealed

Frankfurt Preview: Toyota Auris HSD Concept Revealed
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Notoriously good at keeping secrets, Toyota has decided to blow its own cover and has released a smattering of details on the Auris HSD Concept that will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow (September 15th). Designed specifically for the U.K.,the Auris HSD Concept uses the same Hybrid Synergy Drive powerplant as found in the… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Bentley to Officially Debut Mulsanne Flagship

Frankfurt Preview: Bentley to Officially Debut Mulsanne Flagship
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Technically speaking, Bentley already unveiled its Arnage successor at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but the regal British automaker was tight-lipped about any specifics. Details of the new Mulsanne will be unveiled tomorrow (September 15th) at the Frankfurt Auto Show, where we expect to learn about the impressive fuel-economy improvements Bentley has made with this… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Bentley Continental GT Series 51

Frankfurt Preview: Bentley Continental GT Series 51
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Along with the official debut of the highly-anticipated Mulsanne flagship, Bentley will also unveil a new “Continental Series 51″ limited edition version of the GT and GTC at the Frankfurt Auto Show. “The Series 51 Continental models represent Bentley exterior and interior styling at its most vibrant and will enable customers to order ‘off the… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Jaguar Unveils Hybrid XJ, the Limo-Green Concept

Frankfurt Preview: Jaguar Unveils Hybrid XJ, the Limo-Green Concept
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In front of a select audience, Jaguar took the wraps off its Limo-Green Concept, a hybrid version of the company’s newly-released 2010 XJ flagship. The car will appear at the Frankfurt Auto Show starting tomorrow (September 15th). Powered by a 145kw (195hp) and 295 ft-lb electric motor and a 1.2-liter gasoline engine (developed by Lotus),… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept Car Gets 189 MPG

Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept Car Gets 189 MPG
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Back in 2002 Volkswagen first showed its two-seater One-Liter Concept car and tomorrow at the Frankfurt Auto Show Germany’s largest automaker will unveil an updated version of that vehicle. Called the One-Liter or L1 Concept because of its ability to travel 100km on 1 liter of gasoline (235 mpg), the latest edition isn’t quite so… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Images Leaked

Frankfurt Preview: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Images Leaked
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Just ahead of the car’s official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow, images and details of the Mazda MX-5 Superlight have leaked onto the web. Weighing just 2,194 lbs (995 kg), down from the stock 2,381 (1,080 kg), the car sheds roughly 200 lbs of weight. Mazda says the concept car was designed to… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Mansory Vitesse Rosé is a Bentley for Barbie

Frankfurt Preview: Mansory Vitesse Rosé is a Bentley for Barbie
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German luxury tuner Mansory is full of surprises. Just when you think the creative minds at Mansory might have reached the limits of excess by fitting a Murciélago exhaust to a Ferrari 599, painting an SLR in Matte gold or completely modifying a Bugatti Veyron, they do this. Called the Vitesse Rosé, this baby pink… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: First Lamborghini Reventón Roadster Photos Released

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Frankfurt Preview: First Lamborghini Reventón Roadster Photos Released
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Just ahead of the car’s debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Lamborghini has released photos of its Reventón Roadster. The drop-top Reventón is rumored to be made in even more limited numbers than the coupe, with just 10 versions being built. And while the coupe model looked wild, but didn’t really offer any performance gain… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Officially Confirms Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept for Frankfurt Debut

Report: Toyota Officially Confirms Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept for Frankfurt Debut
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After much speculation, Toyota has finally confirmed that a concept version of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid will appear at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week. Designed to take on the Chevy Volt, there is no word on when full public sales of the Prius PHV start, while the Volt is scheduled for sale in early… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Audi R8 Convertible Images Leak Ahead of Frankfurt Debut

Breaking: Audi R8 Convertible Images Leak Ahead of Frankfurt Debut
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Easily one of the most anticipated debuts at the Frankfurt Auto Show is the convertible version of the Audi R8. The folks over at WorldCarFans seem to have gotten a hold of a selection of official Audi images of the R8. What we do know (other than the fact that it’s incredibly stunning) is that… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Lexus LF-Ch Concept Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Debut

Breaking: Lexus LF-Ch Concept Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Debut
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After several teaser images, Lexus has finally released a full selection of exterior and interior images of the LF-Ch Concept, which will officially debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 15th and head into production next year. Set to compete in the premium compact segment against cars like the Volvo C30, BMW 1 Series… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Mercedes SLS AMG Supercar Revealed

Frankfurt Preview: Mercedes SLS AMG Supercar Revealed
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It may surprise you to learn that these are the first images of the new SLS AMG supercar from Mercedes. Not only does the car look startlingly familiar to the legendary 300SL Gullwing, but thanks to spy photos (some of which were even provided by Mercedes) and a few leaked images here and there, there’s… Continue Reading...

Report: Facelifted 2010 Volvo C30 to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

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Report: Facelifted 2010 Volvo C30 to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show
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The Volvo C30 will get a much needed facelift for 2010, debuting at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week alongside the modernized C70. “Since its introduction in 2006, the Volvo C30 has become highly appreciated for its unique appearance. This applies in particular to the rear. With the new front, it feels as though everything… Continue Reading...

Report: Lotus Range Extender Engine an Off-The-Shelf Hybrid Powerplant

Report: Lotus Range Extender Engine an Off-The-Shelf Hybrid Powerplant
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Lotus’s engineering department is constantly working on new projects that will make cars not only faster, but also more efficient. The company’s latest project is the Lotus Range Extender Engine, a hybrid drivetrain that serves as an off-the-shelf solution for existing automakers looking for a hybrid engine for a mini-car. By designing this new engine… Continue Reading...

Report: 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Full Details, Mega Gallery Officially Revealed

Report: 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Full Details, Mega Gallery Officially Revealed
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Rolls-Royce has officially released the first production images and a long list of details on its latest model, the 2011 Ghost. Styled much like the Phantom, but slightly sportier and more modern, this more “entry-level” vehicle is still expected to cost close to $300,000. The wait for the Ghost has been a long one, as… Continue Reading...

Report: Lexus Reveals LF-Ch Hybrid Hatchback Concept

Report: Lexus Reveals LF-Ch Hybrid Hatchback Concept
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Last week Lexus teased us with a back shot of its upcoming hybrid hatchback and now we finally get a glimpse of what this new model will look like from the front. Called the LF-Ch Concept for now it is expected to be called the CT200h when it finally makes its way to production in… Continue Reading...

Report: Fisker Karma to Get 67 MPG

Report: Fisker Karma to Get 67 MPG
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Ahead of its German debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week Fisker has just released the expected fuel economy numbers for the four-door Karma plug-in hybrid. The 403hp luxury sedan has been rated at an impressive 67 mpg (3.5L/100 km). While offering fuel-economy better than vehicles like the Toyota Prius, the Karma promises a… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford’s European C-Max Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle Could See U.S. Shores

Report: Ford’s European C-Max Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle Could See U.S. Shores
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Ford has just released several images of the 2011 C-Max, which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just over a weeks time. While not currently scheduled to go on sale in North America, there is a strong possibility that this new compact multi-activity vehicle could eventually cross the pond. The C-Max… Continue Reading...

Report: Hyundai ix-Metro Hybrid Crossover Concept Coming to Frankfurt

Report: Hyundai ix-Metro Hybrid Crossover Concept Coming to Frankfurt
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Along with an electric version of the company’s tiny i10, Hyundai will also unveil an innovative hybrid CUV concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just over a weeks time. As a part of Hyundai’s Blue drive initiative, the ix-Metro is powered by a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine mated to an electric motor. Designed… Continue Reading...