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September 17 - September 27, 2015

Look for the home brands to come out strong at the Frankfurt auto show. Held on odd numbered years, it always features the hottest new German cars.

Volkswagen Golf R32 & R36
Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen Golf R32 & R36

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Automobilemag
| Aug 26, 2005
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Opel Astra TwinTop
Frankfurt Auto Show

Opel Astra TwinTop

In Europe today, it's almost de rigueur to have a convertible-cum-coupe that has a folding metal top. Opel is the latest automaker to join the herd, with the Astra TwinTop.
Automobilemag
| Aug 26, 2005
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Opel Vectra OPC
Frankfurt Auto Show

Opel Vectra OPC

This is the sportiest version of Opel's best-selling mid-size sedan, using a 252-hp, turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 engine (a derivation of the Cadillac CTS's base engine) mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Opel claims a top speed of 161 mph, which is none too shabby for a family sedan, as well a
Automobilemag
| Aug 26, 2005
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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Frankfurt Auto Show

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Toned down from the wild Concept S show car that was seen earlier this year at Geneva, the Gallardo Spyder makes use of a powered top that stows under the engine cover and behind the passenger compartment. In case you invert the car, there is a pop-up roll bar and strengthened A-pillars.
Automobilemag
| Aug 26, 2005
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BMW Concept X3 Hybrid EfficientDynamics
Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Concept X3 Hybrid EfficientDynamics

BMW, considered by some critics to be the best car manufacturer in the world, is jumping on the hybrid bandwagon with the Concept X3 EfficientDynamics. In contrast to the gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles from Toyota, Honda, and Ford, the X3 uses high-performance capacitors ("Super Caps") to store a
Automobilemag
| Aug 25, 2005
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Dodge Nitro Concept
Frankfurt Auto Show

Dodge Nitro Concept

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Automobilemag
| Aug 25, 2005
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Daimler Super Eight
Frankfurt Auto Show

Daimler Super Eight

The Daimler Super Eight is essentially a fancified Jaguar XJ long-wheelbase sedan fitted with all the top-level XJ options. The British car company Daimler began building cars in 1897 and was purchased by Jaguar in 1962.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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Fiat Grande Punto
Frankfurt Auto Show

Fiat Grande Punto

The tiny Punto is the engine that drives Fiat (accounting for a quarter of the firm's production), and lately that engine has been sputtering. The new Grande Punto is critical in the carmaker's quest to regain its financial footing.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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Audi Allroad Quattro
Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi Allroad Quattro

When Audi showed the Quattro Concept at Detroit, we all knew it was a thinly disguised preview of the Allroad version of the latest A6. Like the A6, it features 3.2-liter V6 and 4.2-liter V8 engines, with standard all-wheel drive and air suspension, as well as
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
Citron C SportLounge
Frankfurt Auto Show

Citron C SportLounge

Citron says that this concept car is a "new interpretation of the grand touring car," neatly forgetting that the C-AirLounge seen two years ago at the very same show was touted as the same sort of thing. The new concept seats four in supreme luxury and features a low, low drag coefficient of just 0.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback
Frankfurt Auto Show

Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback

The Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback previews the next Lancer and, by extension, the Evo X. Both the five-door concept and the upcoming production cars use a new platform that has been co-developed with Chrysler.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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2006 Porsche Cayman S
Frankfurt Auto Show

2006 Porsche Cayman S

The Porsche Cayman--essentially a Boxster with a fixed roof--is the latest and greatest from Zuffenhausen, and although the differences between the Cayman and the Boxster are few, they are significant. The Boxster S's 3.2-liter flat six has been upped to 3.4 liters for duty here, and power has jumpe
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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2007 Volkswagen Eos
Frankfurt Auto Show

2007 Volkswagen Eos

The hardtop convertible Concept C that was shown at Frankfurt two years ago is now a production reality, called Eos.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Frankfurt Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

The Mercedes M-class hasn't been on the road a year and already we're seeing the AMG version. This time, the AMG M-class uses a new 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 503 hp and 465 lb-ft without the aid of supercharging.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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Maserati Quattroporte GT
Frankfurt Auto Show

Maserati Quattroporte GT

We're a little bit disappointed that Maserati didn't show a V-12-powered Quattroporte at the Frankfurt show. While the car doesn't beg for more oomph from its 4.2-liter V-8, a twelve-cylinder engine would certainly add to the Quattroporte's exclusiveness.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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Jeep Patriot Concept
Frankfurt Auto Show

Jeep Patriot Concept

The Jeep Patriot concept looks nearly ready for production. This entry-level soft-roader will be front- or all-wheel-drive and could be in showrooms as early as next year.
Automobilemag
| Aug 19, 2005
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