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Frankfurt 2009: BMW xDrive 750i Gets Quiet Introduction

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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. For the first time ever, the 7 Series will be offered with AWD, with xDrive being added to both the 750i and… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Volvo Delivers on Promise of XC60 R-Design

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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. Outside the R-Design model gets a new “silk metal” finish for the grille, fog lamp surrounds, mirrors and a silk metal R-Design badge. The side skirts will have an… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai Blue-Will Concept

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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. Hyundai’s latest hybrid concept, the Blue-Will, is a look into the future of eco-friendly vehicles…. Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Dodge Caliber Debuts With Upgraded Interior, More Powerful Base Engine

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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. The car wasn’t getting much attention, however, as it was located in the same hall as all those other brands that fall under the Fiat umbrella. Even… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Volvo C30 Gets Sporty New Look for 2010

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Volvo to chose the Frankfurt Auto Show to debut a mid-cycle makeover for the C30 premium hatchback. “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 has fallen neatly into place and… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Ford Grand C-Max Headed to North America

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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. Both the Grand C-Max and standard C-Max are based on Ford’s… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Mansory Unveils Carbon Widebody Aston Martin DBS

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Germany exotic car tuner Mansory continues to one-up itself with custom creations, the latest of which is an exposed carbon-body 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… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Rolls-Royce Ghost World Premiere

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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. Sure, there have been the Coupé and Drophead Coupé, but both… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Live Photos of Mansory’s Barbie-Pink Bentley

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Move over Corvette, Barbie has a new ride. German luxury tuner Mansory unveiled its latest and, quite possibly, most ludicrous vehicle to date at the Frankfurt Auto Show today. Called Vitesse Rosé, this completely reworked Bentley Continental GT Speed is most notable for it’s Barbie-pink paint. Or should we say matte-Barbie-pink. While the pink paint… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Brabus Builds An 800 Horsepower Widebody E-Class

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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.” It’s also very uncharacteristically Brabus-like due to the wider rear end with bizarre fenders that cover over most of the wheels. Add on matte black paint and… Continue Reading...