Frankfurt Auto Show 2009


Held once every two years the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA (Internationale Automobil Ausstellung) is the largest in the industry. This year’s show promises a long list of production cars, concept cars and alternative fuel models like hybrids and electric cars. Highlights from this year’s show include the expected unveilings of the Audi R8 Spyder, Mercedes SLS AMG, 2010 Porsche Turbo, 2010 Porsche GT3 RS, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Lexus LF-Ch Concept, Toyota Prius PHV Concept, MINI Coupe Concept, Ferrari 458 Italia, Maserati GranCabrio, Hyundai Tucson, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept and more.

MINI Gets Sportier with New Coupé

MINI confirmed it will produce the Coupé model unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show alongside the MINI Roadster…
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BMW xDrive 750i Gets Quiet Introduction

It might not have been one of BMW’s main attractions at the Frankfurt Auto Show, but the world premiere of the all-wheel drive 7 Series is a welcome addition to the BMW lineup…
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Lexus Officially Announces LS460 Sports Version

Lexus chose the Frankfurt Auto Show to debut a mid-cycle redesign for the LS range of luxury sedans with a very long list of upgrades. A new Sports Version was also announced…
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Hyundai Blue-Will Concept

When it comes to hybrid and eco-friendly technology, it looks like blue is the new green. Both Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz have chosen the color blue to represent their environmentally friendly vehicles with their respective Blue Drive and Blue Efficiency brands…
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Volvo Delivers on Promise of XC60 R-Design

At the Frankfurt Auto Show, Volvo officially unveiled a sporty R-Design package for the XC60, giving the brand’s progressive luxury crossover an even more appealing look…
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2010 Dodge Caliber Debuts With Upgraded Interior, More Powerful Base Engine

As expected, Dodge unveiled its updated 2010 Caliber at the Frankfurt Auto Show, with a redesigned interior, more powerful base engine and a new diesel engine for Europe…
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Volvo C30 Gets Sporty New Look for 2010

Volvo to chose the Frankfurt Auto Show to debut a mid-cycle makeover for the C30 premium hatchback…
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2010 Volvo C70 Gets A New Look

Along with a redesigned version of the C30 hatchback, Volvo also debuted a facelifted C70 model at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Brabus Builds An 800 Horsepower Widebody E-Class

Unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the latest Brabus E V12 might be typically Brabus in that, like almost all Brabus models, it is “fast, black and expensive…
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Live Photos of Mansory’s Barbie-Pink Bentley

German luxury tuner Mansory unveiled its latest and, quite possibly, most ludicrous vehicle to date at the Frankfurt Auto Show today…
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Mansory Unveils Carbon Widebody Aston Martin DBS

Looking like something you might find on a race track with black wheels, wider fenders, a massive rear diffuser and an additional spoiler, this custom DBS also sports a very special front end…
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Mercedes-Benz BlueZero E-Cell Plus Plug-in Introduced

Mercedes-Benz introduced its BlueZero E-Cell Plus concept car at the Frankfurt Auto show…
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Ford Grand C-Max Headed to North America

As we predicted, Ford’s new Grand C-Max will make its way to North America. Freshly unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford of Europe boss John Flemming made the announcement that the company’s new seven-seat multi-purpose vehicle will make the jump across the pond…
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Lotus Exige 260 Pictures

Lotus displayed its Exige Cup 260 race car at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The race-ready version of the Exige is powered by the same 257-hp supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder as the street car, while weighing just 1,958 lbs…
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Rolls-Royce Ghost World Premiere

It isn’t every day that Rolls-Royce rolls out a new model, let alone the start of a new lineup of cars. In fact, the most luxurious luxury brand on the planet hasn’t had an entirely new model (based on a new platform), since 2003…
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Mercedes-Benz Introduces E-Class Wagon

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its E-Class family of vehicles with a new wagon. Called the Estate in European markets, the wagon will be available with ten different engine options…
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Volkswagen E-Up! Electric Concept Debut

Debuting alongside the 170mpg L1 concept car at the Frankfurt Auto Show was the zero-emissions E-Up! concept…
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Audi S5 Sportback Trades V8 for Supercharged V6

Audi has expanded its Sportback lineup, by adding an S5 model directly above the A5 Sportback…
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Aston Martin Rapide is a Seriously Elegant World Premiere

After first debuting a concept version at the North American International Auto Show back in 2007, Aston Martin chose the Frankfurt Auto Show to debut what it calls “the most elegant four-door sorts car in the world…
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Hyundai Premieres New Tucson ix35

Hyundai introduced its new Tucson SUV at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Volkswagen Launches 2010 Polo, Including 71-MPG BlueMotion Model

Volkswagen made a big splash at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show with a total of nine new vehicles, including two new ultra fuel-efficient concepts that will one day see production…
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2011 Saab 9-5 World Premiere

A company in turmoil with a less than certain future, Saab is hedging its bets on the all-new 2011 9-5 luxury sedan, which launched today at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racer

Lotus displayed its Evora Type 124 endurance racer at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Porsche 911 Sport Classic Debut

Looking more like something that might roll out of one of the many Porsche tuner shops in Germany, than off the production line, the new 911 Sport Classic marks Porsche’s return to building limited edition models…
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BMW 7 Series Hybrid Faster and More Fuel-Efficient

The second of two production-destined hybrids unveiled by BMW at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the ActiveHybrid 7 Series joins the X6 ActiveHybrid to expand the German automaker’s focus on electric-assisted engines…
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Chrome Audi R8 is a Dubai Dream

Looking more like something we might find parked in front of the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai than at the booth of a serious German automaker at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi had on display an R8 coated in chrome paint…
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Bentley Mulsanne World Premiere… With Details This Time

AutoGuide was one of the few media outlets that posted live coverage of the Bentley Mulsanne’s unofficial debut at the Pebble Beach Concour d’Elegance, but the regal British automaker wasn’t willing to cough up any details…
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BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Debuts With 480hp

Alongside several other “Efficient Dynamics” models that were officially unveiled at today’s Frankfurt Auto Show was the X6 ActiveHybrid with no less that 480hp…
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BMW 5 Series GT Official World Premiere

While BMW had plenty of items on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show, just two were official new model premieres…
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50th Birthday MINI Mayfair and MINI Camden

MINI is celebrating its 50th birthday with the release of two special edition models…
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Hyundai Introduces ix-Metro CUV Concept

Hyundai introduced a futuristic crossover concept model, the ix-Metro, at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Volkswagen L1 Concept Gets 170 MPG, Production Planned for 2013

As Germany’s largest automaker, Volkswagen had big news at the Frankfurt Auto Show today with numerous new models that boast impressive fuel-economy…
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GranCabrio Completes Maserati’s Three-Pronged Attack

Maserati debuted its first ever four-seater convertible, the GranCabrio at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Toyota Auris Hybrid Concept Revealed

Toyota is planning to offer hybrid versions of all of its vehicles by 2020 and the next step in that process is a Hybrid Synergy Drive version of the Corolla-based Auris hatchback sold in the U.K. Toyota unveiled a prototype of that vehicle, the Auris HSD Concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show today…
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Kia Venga Unwrapped

Kia pulled the covers off the Venga, its new B-segment MPV at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Mazda MX-5 Superlight Revealed

Mazda unveiled its MX-5 Superlight concept roadster at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Lexus LF-Ch Hybrid Hatchback Debut

Despite a strong presence on this side of the Atlantic, Lexus has yet to penetrate the European market…
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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept Recharges in Just 90 Minutes

Until now we weren’t overly impressed with Toyota’s idea for a plug-in Prius hybrid, along the lines of the Chevy Volt…
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Lotus returning to Formula One

Lotus is returning to Formula One racing with a team run by the Malaysian government and a group of Malaysian investors…
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First Live Shots of 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

For 2010 the Porsche 911 Turbo gets a long list of improvements including an all-new, larger 3.8-liter engine…
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Audi R8 Spyder World Premiere

At long last, its here; Audi’s R8 Spyder. With rumors of the car emerging almost simultaneously with the launch of the original V8-powered R8, it’s been a long time coming…
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Ferrari Unveils 458 Italia

Ferrari introduced the 458 Italia, the F430 replacement, at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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Audi E-Tron Electric R8 is For Real

After plenty of rumors, denials and leaked images that looked like a photoshop hack job, Audi has officially taken the wraps off the E-Tron Concept, an electric R8… of sorts…
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Lamborghini Reventón Roadster World Premiere

Unveiled in a stunning light-matte-gray color called Reventón Grey, Lamborghini drew back the covers on Reventón Roadster at the Frankfurt Auto Show today…
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Volkswagen Golf R World Premiere

Sure Volkswagen’s main stage was reserved for environmentally friendly BlueMotion diesels, but is there was no car on the German automakers stand that deserves the spotlight like the 265hp Golf R…
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2010 Porsche GT3 RS, First Live Photos

Porsche has just unveiled the 2010 GT3 RS model at the Frankfurt Auto Show, with more power, a wider front track, a reduced curb weight and increased downforce…
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Gullwing Mercedes SLS AMG World Premiere

Mercedes introduced the SLS AMG supercar, the spiritual successor to the legendary 300SL Gullwing, at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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BMW Officially Unveils X1 Crossover

BMW has just unveiled its smallest SUV, the X1, and now for the first time we know what model North America will get…
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Audi R8 Spyder Details and Photos Released

Just prior to its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show later today, Audi has release a full gallery of images of the drop-top R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI…
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First Live Photos of the MINI Roadster

MINI unveiled its new Roadster model alongside the the Coupe at the Frankfurt Auto Show…
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