Report: Electric Audi R8 Back On?

After vehemently denying rumors that the company is working on an electric version of the R8 sports car, Audi is stirring up interest by launching a new website called Electricity Untamed. There isn’t much on the site, expect for a drawing of a sports car that could be an R8, or a TT, or even, well, any Audi.

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Spied: 2010 E63 Wagon Hanging Out at the Track

Thanks to the folks at WorldCarFans, we have these photos of the upcoming 2010 Mercedes E63 Estate/Wagon. Spotted hanging out at the Nürburgring, this family hauler might be more at home out on the track than in the paddock.

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Report: Mercedes BlueZERO E-Cell Plus Plug-in Hybrid Concept Coming to Frankfurt

We’ve already seen a pre-production electric B-Class concept and a hydrogen fuel-cell B-Class concept. Now Mercedes is readying a plug-in electric hybrid based on the B-Class chassis, which will debut in a more complete form at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a few weeks time.

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Report: 2010 Dodge Caliber Gets All-New Interior, Plus Diesel Engine in Europe

As expected, Dodge has redesigned the interior of the Caliber for 2010, marking a significant improvement over the previous design. In addition, a new 2.2-liter diesel engine will be added to the lineup in Europe, where the 2010 model will debut this month at Germany’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Report: Volkswagen to Unveil BlueMotion Polo, Golf and Passat in Frankfurt

Volkswagen will debut a new set of ultra-efficient BlueMotion diesels at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just two weeks. Included in the list are the new BlueMotion versions of the Polo, Golf and Passat.

First up is the ultra-efficient BlueMotion Polo sub-compact, which is powered by a 75hp 1.2-liter diesel engine. Improving even on the already impressive Polo TDI that gets 56 mpg, this new car gets 71.3 mpg! Equipped with a 12 gallon (45 liter) tank the BlueMotion Polo has a theoretical travel distance of 847 miles (1,363 kilometers).

Next is the BlueMotion Golf, which gets 61.9 mpg, while still producing 105hp and 185 ft-lbs of torque, allowing it to hit 62 mph in 11. 3seconds and top out at 120 mph (190 km/h) on the German autobahn.

Finally, there’s the BlueMotion Passat, a mid-sized car that gets 53.5 mpg. It might not get up to speed very quickly, taking 12.5 seconds to 62 mph thanks to the same 105-hp engine as found in the Golf, but with a large 18.5 gallon (70 liter) tank it can travel 989 miles (1,591 km) at a time, which Volkswagen says equates to just seven fill-ups per year.

We’ll be sure to bring you more on VW’s new BlueMotion models from the Frankfurt Auto Show, starting September 15th.

Official release after the jump:

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Report: Porsche to Debut Limited Edition 911 Sports Classic in Frankfurt

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. And while these ultra rare cars will make for excellent collectors items, as Porsches they are also incredible driving machines for the genuine enthusiasts.

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Official: 2010 Volvo C70 Revealed Before Frankfurt Debut

Set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in mid-September is the new 2010 Volvo C70 retractable hard-top convertible. While the car isn’t entirely new, the redesign shows a noticeably different body with design cues from the S60 Concept and the new XC60 crossover. Volvo will also offer the C70 in a new Flamenco Red Pearl paint. Out back, the C70 now also gets LED tail lights.

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Official: Lexus LF-Ch Concept Revealed in First Official Photo

The first official photo of the upcoming Lexus hybrid hatchback concept car has been released. The new car, expected to be called the CT200h when it finally makes its way to production in 2010, is being called the LF-Ch by Lexus for now.

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Breaking: Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

We’ve been hearing from General Motors about the Chevy Volt for what seems like an eternity and now it’s Toyota’s turn. The Japanese automaker will reportedly debut a concept version of the Prius plug-in hybrid at the Frankfurt Auto Show in two weeks time.

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Report: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept is a 356hp Plug-in Hybrid Turbo-Diesel

BMW has kept the world guessing about a concept car that would epitomize the company’s corporate Efficient Dynamics philosophy and now it is here. The new car is mean-looking 2+2 sports car that uses both a turbo-diesel three-cylinder engine as well as two electric motors in a full plug-in hybrid layout. BMW says the goal of the project was to build a vehicle that has the performance of one of its M cars, while delivering fuel-economy that is superior to current small cars. This they most certainly achieved with a 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds and a claimed fuel economy figure of 62.6 mpg.

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Report: BMW Efficient Dynamics Concept Teased

BMW has just released a single teaser photo of its upcoming Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept that will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The German automaker is keeping tight-lipped about the upcoming vehicle, but it is expected to be a serious performance car that utilizes all of BMW’s current Efficient Dynamics approaches. That being said, we should look for electric power steering, a regenerative braking system and the use of light-weight materials like magnesium and carbon fiber.

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Report: MINI Roadster to Join Coupe for Frankfurt Debut

When MINI officially debuts its Coupé Concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, that model will be joined on stage by a Roadster Concept as well.

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Report: 2011 Saab 9-5 to Debut in Frankfurt With 300hp Turbocharged V6

Saab has just released a selection of new photos, as well as a new information on its upcoming next-generation 9-5 flagship. The Swedish automaker has also confirmed that the new model will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

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Breaking: First Real Photos of Ferrari 458 Italia

Ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a few weeks Ferrari has released a new selection of images of its upcoming 458 Italia – the successor to the F430. Previous photos were just computer generated images, but this latest selections show the 458 in the flesh and driving at speed.

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Report: 2010 Porsche GT3 Cup Revealed

Ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, Porsche has released details and a sizable gallery of photos of the 2010 version of its successful GT3 Cup car.

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