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Take a Look at German Tuners’ Exhibits from 2013 Essen Motor Show


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If SEMA had an equivalent in Europe, it would no doubt be the Essen Motor Show in Germany. The largest tuning event in the Old Continent is in full swing as we speak (November 30 – December 8), so we thought you’d enjoy taking a look at some of the modified cars on display at the Messe Essen.

New BMW X5 Now Available With M Performance Parts


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If you were wondering when BMW would be sprucing up the new X5 with their customary M-trinkets, you don't need to do so any more, because they are here and completely unsurprising in any way.

BMW’s M Performance Parts for 2-Series Coupé Bring More Style and Power


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When sales of the all-new BMW 2-Series Coupé begin in March 2014, the carmaker will also offer a series of retrofit styling and performance upgrades under the BMW M Performance name.

AC Schnitzer Adds More Goods to BMW 4-Series Tuning Program


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On the occasion of the Essen Motor Show that takes in place in Germany from November 30 to December 8, AC Schnitzer has enhanced its tuning program for the new BMW 4-Series Coupe, with the most important additions being performance upgrades for the 420i, 430d and 435d models.

Wimmer RS Makes New KTM X-Bow GT as Fast as an Arrow with 429HP Upgrade


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While 281-horses (285PS) may not sound a lot for a sports car, when you combine such an engine with an extremely lightweight body and chassis with the entire vehicle tipping the scales at under 800kg (less than 1,760 lbs), then it suddenly all makes sense.

ABT Bids Farewell to VW Golf GTI Mk6 with Last Edition Special at Essen Motor Show


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With the presentation of the VW Golf GTI Mk7 Concept alongside the regular Golf hatchbacks at the Paris Motor Show in September, it’s only a matter of time before we see the production ready model – as little as three months, if the Germans decide to show the car in Geneva, as we've heard. 

To honor the departing model, German tuning brand of all things related to the VW Group, ABT Sportsline, introduced a "Last Edition" version of the current Golf GTI Mk6 at the Essen Motor Show, which runs until December 9.

9ff Brings New Porsche 911-Based GT9 Vmax with 1,381hp to Essen Motor Show


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When it comes to insane Porsche builds, few companies can compete with Germany's 9ff and especially its crown jewel, the GT9, which is appearing in an updated form at this week's 2012 Essen Motor Show.

The GT9 Vmax is a new edition of the 9ff's supercar that is loosely based on the previous Porsche 911.

Startech Goes Retro with Land Rover Series 3.1 Concept at the Essen Motor Show


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Startech, a Brabus subsidiary that focuses its tuning attention on Jaguar-Land Rover Group models, released a new concept based on the latest Land Rover Defender at the Essen Motor Show that runs for the public from December 1 to 9.

Named the Defender Series 3.1 Concept, the study is inspired by the classic Land Rover Series III, which was produced from 1971 to 1984.

TMG TS-650 Concept is a Lexus LS on Some Crazy Steroids and We Like It


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We all know that automakers and custom shops alike often overdo it with their tuning concepts at events like the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and the Essen Motor Show in Germany, but once in a while, you see some pretty nifty creations like the TS-650 Concept made by Toyota's motorsports division and Lexus Europe.

The only thing that looks out of place on the TS-650 that made its world premiere today at the 2012 Essen Motor Show are the Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) logos that replace the Lexus badges on the car.

We would also have preferred to see TMG base the TS-650 on the recently facelifted Lexus LS with its more sculpted body, but still, the Japanese brand's European designers deserve praise for turning a dull luxury limo into a fully fledged sports sedan.

The muscled up concept gains a wider body with blistered wheel arches along with matching front and rear bumpers, and a carbon fiber aero kit comprising a front lip spoiler, extended side skirts, rear diffuser and boot lid wing. The same lightweight material is also used on the roof and the front fender air vent trims.

New Lexus LS TMG Sports 650 Concept Featuring a 641HP Twin-Turbo'd V8


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So you think that the Lexus LS is a traditional luxury sedan for customers ripe in age with deep pockets who don't care about race tracks and performance numbers?

Well, that may hold true for the regular LS, which was recently redesign adopting a more modern appearance, but that's definitely not the case with the concept pictured here and which was prepared by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

Based on the pre-facelift Lexus LS, the TMG Sport or TS-650 Concept is a track ready, high-performance saloon fitted with a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine capable of reaching 9,000 rpm while delivering 641hp (650PS) and a peak torque of 710Nm (524 lb-ft).

An eight-speed transmission drives the car's wheels (we still don't know if the concept is all- or rear-wheel drive).

According to the Japanese carmaker's motorsport division, "its aerodynamics were developed in TMG's wind tunnels and significant development has been dedicated to handling."

SpeedART Shows us What it Did to the New Porsche Boxster 981's Interior


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After sharing pictures and details about the exterior and performance modifications it performed on the new generation Porsche Boxster (codenamed 981) as part of its SP81-R package, German tuning house SpeedART is now providing us with a glimpse of the work it did in the interior of the roadster model.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH Teases Lexus LS TS-650 Ahead of Essen Motor Show Debut


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Remember the muscular Lexus LS prototype prepared by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) that our spies nabbed racing around the Nürburgring track last year?

Well, Toyota's motorsport division has finally made the decision to reveal the car in front of the public for the very first time at this month's 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany, which runs from November 30 to December 9.

TechArt Shows More of its New Porsche Boxster (981) Tuning Program


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After a giving us a first taste of what it is preparing for the new generation of the Porsche Boxster (with the internal codename 981) in September, German aftermarket tuner TechArt released a fresh set of photos and some additional details on its styling and performance program.

"Our aim was to give the Porsche Boxster an even sportier expression with intelligently applied exterior components while simultaneously underlining the elegant look of the vehicle", says TechArt's Managing Director Thomas Behringer.

Brabus Unleashes its Tuning Program for the New Mercedes-Benz A-Class


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Mercedes-Benz's longtime tuning partner Brabus has come out with fresh details and visuals on the styling and performance accessories it has been working on for the new A-Class that is just being released in Europe, ahead of the program's world premiere at the 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany this December.

Previously, Brabus had showed us an A-Class rolling on 19-inch wheels and a sports suspension kit, but the tuner's program is far more elaborate.

BMW to Debut M Performance 3-Series Touring Line at Essen Motor Show


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About a month after the SEMA Show that kicks off today, Europe will have its own aftermarket festival in the guise of the 45th annual Essen Motor Show, which takes place in Germany from December 1 to 9.

The BMW brand will be there with a host of production and racing models including its full M Performance range and Original BMW Accessories lineup.

New Renault Clio IV gets its First Tuning Job, Courtesy of Elia AG


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It hasn't even been a month since Renault hosted the world premiere of the fourth generation of the Clio at the Paris Motor Show, yet German firm Elia AG has already come out with a tuning proposition for the French supermini.

Set to be revealed in the flesh at the upcoming the 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany, which will be open to the public from December 1 to 9, Elia's aftermarket package will include both styling and mechanical upgrades.

TechArt Previews Styling and Chassis Upgrades for New Porsche Boxster


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About a month after the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the end of October, Europe will host its own aftermarket and tuning show in Essen, Germany, and it is at this event that Porsche tuning specialist TechArt will perform the world premiere of a new package for the third generation Boxster roadster (codenamed 981).

Steinmetz Hatches New Tuning Program for Opel Astra GTC


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With the upcoming Astra OPC, Opel and its sister company Vauxhall have pretty much covered the needs of the go-fast crowd, but for those that already have a regular GTC model and would like some modest upgrades, Steinmetz revealed a new tuning program at the Essen Motor Show that runs from November 26 to December 4.

Brabus Unleashes a 611HP Hair Blower at the Essen Motor Show


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Renowned Mercedes-Benz tuning house, Brabus, has chosen the Essen Motor Show, which is Europe's annual tuning extravaganza, to reveal its customized Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.

Targeting those that want added power and a more personalized look for their open-top SLS AMG, Brabus has developed a detailed program that starts with the engine bay.

Startech Shows Off New Range Rover Evoque at Essen Motor Show


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Making its European debut at this week's Essen Motor Show is the Startech tuning program for the new Range Rover Evoque. Startech, which is a sub-division of the Brabus brand, first revealed its take on the British crossover model at the Dubai International Motor Show earlier this month.

Rather than improve its off-road capabilities, the German tuning company says that all of the available upgrades for the three- and five-door variants of the Evoque were developed to make the crossover more capable on the road where it will spend if not all, most of its time.

The product lineup includes a new front apron, a roof wing and a rear apron that houses a diffuser and the reshaped quad tail pipes. The crossover model's sportier stance is further enhanced with suspension kit that lowers the ride height by up to 30mm (1.2-inches) and custom-tailored alloy wheels offered in various color combos and 20- or 22-inch diameters.