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Spied: New BMW 7-Series Sedan Coming Next Year


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Before we get into details about the new G11-codenamed BMW 7-Series, allow us to make a correction noting that, as some of you rightfully pointed out, the prototype model we scooped last November and mistakenly believed to be the 5-Series replacement, was indeed the new 7-Series with the regular wheelbase. The Touring model, however, was the 5-Series.

What can we say; without a tape measure, it’s not always easy these days to separate same body-style offerings from German luxury brands and being on a trailer doesn’t help either…

Fresh Promos of Ford's Vignale and S-MAX Concept Cars


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Ford admits that it has chosen this specific time to entertain the idea of entering the posher side of the European car market with the Vignale concept (and subsequent sub-brand), because it noticed the established luxury automakers’ downward migration, in an attempt to reel in some of their buyers, the ones after a top-spec but not premium offering.

Zender's White-Hot Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale Concept


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Thanks to Ferrari and other sports car makers from Italy, most automotive enthusiasts know what to expect when the words "Corsa" and "Stradale" are used to name a vehicle(for the record, "Corsa" is Italian for "Race" and "Stradale" for road), not that Zender's Abarth 500 Corsa Stradale needs to explain what it was made for…

Your A-to-Z Photo Guide to the Frankfurt Motor Show Booth Models


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You didn't think that we would leave you without a sample of the pretty booth models from the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, did you? Well, of course not!

Renault Toots its Own Horn with Video for Initiale Paris, Says it Signals Return to High End Market


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If not all, most manufacturer-produced videos promise that their products will deliver you the world and then some more. Renault's clip on the new Initiale Paris Concept that previews the design of the next-generation Espace, a large MPV with a hint or two of crossover vehicles in its conception, is no exception.

Man Furious with BMW M6's Faults and Bad Customer Service Smashes it at Frankfurt Show


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Destroying cars with sledgehammers to protest bad servicing is something we have seen twice before, both times in China. However, as we live in a globalized world, the trend seems to have caught on in other regions as well. Frankfurt Motor Show visitors that happened to be at the main entry of the exhibition on Saturday, September 14, at 3 pm, witnessed a similar scene.

The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in 439 HD Photos – What Are Your Best and Worst Picks?


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We've had a very busy couple of weeks in September, as the first major car event of the new season, the 2013 Frankfurt auto show, brought us a number of new car and concept model presentations, more details of which you can read about in our A-to-Z list here.

If you're in Germany and specifically in the city of Frankfurt, you still have time to visit the show as it will remain open until next Sunday, September 22. If not, then you can get a taste of the event through our photo tour of the Frankfurt Messe in the gallery that follows below the break.

Welcome to the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show: A Special Exhibit from the 2013 IAA


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Did you ever wonder what the Frankfurt Motor Show looked like 30 years ago? Well, you need to look no further than the…2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, as the organizers set up a special exhibition that will no doubt awake some memories among visitors.

Called “The stars of 1983 – where are they now?” the exhibition shows the most important vehicles that debuted that year at the IAA. One can say 1983 was a really good year for making cars, judging from the crop of vehicles assembled together in the unusual 1,000-square-meter exhibition.

Carscoops' A-to-Z Guide to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show [Updated]


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The arrival of September means one thing for car enthusiasts: the new auto show season is upon us, beginning with the Frankfurt Motor Show, also known in Germany as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA - International Automobile Exhibition), that occurs every two years, alternating with the Paris Auto Show.

The key dates to remember for this year's event are September 10 and 11 for the press when we will shift into high gear for the debuts, and September 12 through 22 for the public when you can visit the show.

New BMW i8 Priced from $135,700 – What Else Would You Look At?


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We were expecting the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe that made its grand entrance in production trim at the Frankfurt auto show this week to be expensive, but now we know precisely what that means in Benjamin Franklins.

Not taking into account any federal or state incentives for which it may qualify, the 2014 BMW i8 will be priced from $135,700 plus destination and handling fee when it arrives in showrooms across the United States in spring of next year.

Renderings Make the Production-Spec Audi Sport Quattro Come True


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Audi’s enthusiast appeal took a steep dive when they announced they weren’t going to make a production version of the 2010 Quattro Concept, deeming it a drain on their finances at the time. That car was short, stubby and very square, with an iconic five-cylinder engine and the promise of a properly entertaining driver’s car.

Kia Treats German Customers with Special Platinum Edition Models


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The star of Kia's Frankfurt Motor Show stand is without doubt, the Niro Concept for a small SUV, but that's not a car you can buy, at least not in the foreseeable future and certainly not in this exaggerated form.

China's Changan Lays Its Goods on the Frankfurt Motor Show Floors


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China's invasion of the European car market – or any other market of importance, for that matter, as some had predicted, never materialized, and from the looks of how things are going, it will take a lot of time and serious efforts from the country's local manufacturers to do so in a convincing way.

Hamann's Range Rover Mystere and Evoque from the 2013 IAA


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Wrapping up our tour of the Hamann Motorsports booth at the Frankfurt Motor Show are two Land Rover models, the full-size Range Rover Mystere and the compact Evoque in both three- and five-door body styles.

Subaru Viziv and WRX Concepts Fill Subaru’s Frankfurt Stand


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Although the Subaru Viziv Concept debuted in Geneva in March this year and the WRX study was displayed for the first time at the New York Auto Show a month later, the Japanese carmaker thought about taking both to the Frankfurt Motor Show to have something…exciting to share with visitors.

Ford Tries Luxury Again with Mondeo Vignale Concepts Previewing New Sub-Brand [72 Pics]


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Much like Ghia, Vignale was once an Italian automobile coachbuilder company before it fell into the hands of Ford and got lost in its vast portfolio of names and products. After burning / turning Ghia into a trim grade for better-equipped models, Ford had to find another name to place on its newly envisioned luxury sub-brand, so it resurrected the Vignale moniker.

While the new Mondeo-based Vignale sedan and estate concept cars displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show come with distinguishable styling features, enhanced specifications and more premium materials inside, Ford says the Vignale sub-brand will take the idea one step further by offerings special services as well.

BMW Concept X5 eDrive is Looking for a Free Plug in Frankfurt


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The BMW i8 may have stolen the show at the Bavarian carmaker’s Frankfurt stand, but there was another plug-in hybrid on display as well. Based on the all-new X5 SAV, the Concept X5 eDrive combines BMW's eDrive technology with the xDrive AWD system for the first time.

The study’s eDrive system consists of a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder combustion engine (BMW doesn’t say whether it’s a petrol or a diesel unit) and an electric motor developed by BMW Group producing 70 kW (95PS/94hp).

Lexus Sharpens up Frankfurt Motor Show with LF-NX Crossover Concept [w/Videos]


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Lexus’ vision of a mid-sized crossover is the carved LF-NX concept, which had its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

With a length of 4,640mm (182.7in) and a wheelbase of 2,700mm (106.3in), the LF-NX is smaller than the RX crossover, which means a production version would likely compete against the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

Oh, No, Not Another One…Rolls Royce Envies Bentley and Wants to Add an SUV to its Range


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Like it or not, for the foreseeable future and until the fad goes away and a fresh generation of buyers begins to look for something else when it comes to rides to differentiate itself from its elders, SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicles are here to stay.

When Bentley announced their intentions to sell an SUV with the controversial EXP 9 concept last year, you could say that the company's decision raised a few eyebrows. One of those people who were surprised in an envious kind of way must have been Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes who now wants the traditional high-end British carmaker to follow in Bentley's footsteps.

Smart FourJoy Concept Shows Bits of the Upcoming ForFour


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Taking center stage at Smart's Frankfurt Motor Show stand, the FourJoy Concept is, according to the carmaker, a forerunner of a new Smart generation. A distant forerunner we could say, given that the study has no doors, no rear windor and an open roof. But ignore these and the showcar bits like the futuristic interior with a lounge-style bench and you could say you’ve just had a preview of the second-generation Smart ForFour.