The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show has come to a close at last. Well, almost. Expect to see a few more stories out of Germany to trickle in over the next day or so, as we empty our memory cards, take one last look through our notes and order our belongings for the long flight back home.

Below you'll find the entirety of our coverage from Frankfurt 2013. If you haven't kept pace with the show so far, the content you'll find here should be enough to keep you in new car launches for many hours. Enjoy it, we certainly did.


112014 Peugeot 308 is a dandy Focus fighter from France

It's easy to focus all the attention on the Peugeot 308 R Concept, thanks to its two-tone paint job and 270-horsepower engine. For the more average European, though, we have the standard Peugeot 308. The cleanly styled, five-door is Peugeot's bread-and-butter offering, competing against the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and other C-segment cars.

112014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid for fat cats frugal with fuel

Judging by how long we waited to get a clear shot of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid, you'd have thought hybrid cars were only driven by Terminators and that the technology arrived only 48 hours ago through a wormhole in the Mercedes stand. The newest member of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class hybrid band - joining the S400 Hybrid and S350 BlueTEC Hybrid, it hits notes like a 5.5-second sprint from standstill to 62 miles per hour, up to 19 miles of ion-powered running and uses three liters of gas

222013 Nissan e-NV200 taxi will carry Catalonians quietly beginning next year

The Nissan e-NV200, currently in the final phases of testing with FedEx fleets in various countries, will be getting more demanding cargo next year in Barcelona when it goes into service as a taxi. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show by Carlos Ghosn and with the mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, in attendance, the e-NV200 is the van slightly reworked into a unique design and resting on a Leaf electric powertrain.

28Mansory La Revoluzione shows at least a little restraint

Mansory has, yet again, taken a supercar and turned the dial up to 11. Or maybe 12 or 13. This time the base car is none other than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, a V12-powered GT car. Compared to Mansory's previous Ferrari GT-based creation, the Rambo-inspired Stallone that had used both the 599 and 612 as its base, the new La Revoluzione is a welcome departure.

33Fiat Freemont Black Code is about as Italian as apple pie

We're going to go ahead and give the marketing wizards at Fiat the benefit of the doubt, and say that they didn't have some regrettable American history in mind when they dubbed the latest iteration of the Dodge Journey Fiat Freemont "Black Code." Suffice it to say that such a special edition sobriquet wouldn't fly here in The States.

172014 Citroën C4 Picasso proves MPVs can be beautiful

Jelly-bean shape aside, the Citroën C4 Picasso is one people mover we wouldn't be ashamed to drive. It looks like a concept car, except it isn't - it's just a five-passenger MPV that's meant to get a family about as quickly and comfortably as possible. The stylish new Picasso first arrived in April, representing the second generation of the French MPV, and packing a range of small four-cylinder gas and diesel engines. We won't dig into all six engines, but we can promise you this: there's n

9Skoda Octavia RS adds versatility to the performance formula

One of the highlights of covering a European auto show like Frankfurt is the amount of forbidden fruit on hand. Most of the cars we admire from across the pond, like this Škoda Octavia RS, are on display, allowing us to see them, sit in them and push their buttons.

2Citroën WTCC C-Elysee Racecar leaves the dirt behind

On top of the funktastic Cactus Concept, Citroën showed its new C-Elysée racecar, which will campaign the World Touring Car Championship with Sebastian Loeb and Yvan Muller at the helm. The C-Elysée racer debuted back in July packing a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four with 380 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

122013 Fiat Panda Antartica is crossover dressed as a penguin in a tuxedo [w/video]

If the results of our totally informal, completely unscientific poll are anything to go by, Americans are eager to get their hands on small utility vehicles like the Fiat Panda. And it's easy to see why – accessibility, relatively low price and 4x4 capability are traits that ought to work in America just as in the rest of the world. Indeed, Fiat has sold 500,000 or so Panda models over the past 30 years all across Europe.

82013 Hyundai i10 gets Frankfurt showing, official engine lineup [w/videos]

Hyundai strutted its tiny but fashionable i10 onto the Frankfurt floor today, showing off the new, second-generation city car to the assembled media. The i10 was originally unveiled in August, although at the time, we didn't have much info on powertrains or other items.

8Peugeot RCZ R brings more than just an extra consonant to Frankfurt [w/video]

Peugeot, being a French company, is a bit weird. Take the RCZ coupe, for example. It's a car that's as subtly handsome as an Audi TT, with a certain slickness that only French cars can pull off. Still, it's never been an outstanding performer, resting more or less as a style icon atop the Peugeot lineup. With the RCZ R, which was unveiled at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, France's oldest automaker is trying to add some kick to the RCZ formula.

8Skoda Rapid Spaceback lacks space in back [w/video]

If you were to surmise that Skoda is to Volkswagen as Mercury was to Ford, Plymouth was to Chrysler or Lancia is to Fiat, you wouldn't be far off. It's not quite luxury but not really sporty either, and it doesn't have many stand-alone products. But the Rapid is an exception.

15Seat Leon ST is a European wagon that you can't have, Mr. America [w/video]

There's nothing like the yearly reminder of the Frankfurt Motor Show to put our wagon jealousy into top gear. Be they from Alpina, Honda, Opel or Volkswagen; Europeans have access to long-roof rides that we only get to sample with a plane ticket and a Hertz Club Gold card.

14Skoda Rapid Sport concept actually looks rapid

This past May, Skoda pulled in to the Worthersee festival – a gathering of Volkswagen Group hot-hatch enthusiasts in Austria – with a gussied-up version of its Rapid sedan. It was awesome, but we missed it because a) we weren't there and b) let's face it, it's a Skoda. But the Czech automaker was kind enough to bring its Rapid Sport concept with it to Frankfurt this week to give us the opportunity to correct that wrong by seeing it up close and bringing it to your computer, tablet, s

9Mercedes-Benz CLA gets personal

With a starting price of under $30,000 in the US, one might be wondering how Mercedes-Benz plans to eke out a profit on its new entry-level CLA-Class. The answer, as with most other German offerings, will almost certainly be found on its long options list. And while there will be typical creature comforts like moonroofs and uprated stereos on the list, Mercedes is evidently also keen to cash in on the personalization craze that has been padding the bottom lines of brands like Mini and Fiat.

13Suzuki iV-4 Concept is a personalized 'ute for everyone but US

It's with some sadness that we present to you the Suzuki iV-4 Concept – there's absolutely no way we'll ever see a production Suzuki based off this conceptual design in the States, despite the fact that the brand has quite a small-SUV heritage on our shores. Of course, we won't be seeing any new Suzuki passenger cars or trucks in the US at all...

13Porsche 959 Prototype started it all

While Porsche was unveiling the new Nürburgring-dominating 918 Spyder downstairs in Hall 3 here at the Frankfurt Messe, there was another Porsche supercar quietly and discretely on display upstairs in the same hall. That, of course, was the 959. But not just any 959: this was the original Gruppe B prototype.

152014 Dacia Duster furthers our admiration from afar [w/video]

Despite riding on a unibody and being more of a softroader than a proper 4x4, the Dacia Duster has always sort of reminded us of the Nissan XTerra. In other words, it's basic, hard-wearing, handsome and affordable in a really compelling way. In the US market, that hasn't worked out to big sales for the Nissan, but globally that formula has chalked up some big sales – 400,000 units in 3 years – for Renault's Romanian bargain brand. In fact, it's worked so well that Nissan has cribbed

12Maserati Quattroporte suits up with Ermenegildo Zegna [w/video]

You know what no one has ever said? The Maserati Quattroporte needs more Italian style. Just the same, Maserati has teamed up with Ermenegildo Zegna to give the QP just that.

21Peugeot 308 R Concept does that super-hot hatch thing

Peugeot showed a hot, concept version of its new 308 at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The C-segment offering that does battle with the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf in Europe, is called the 308 R Concept. It's basically all the good stuff about the RCZ R - 270 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque from a 1.6-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine - with a more family friendly body on top. A six-speed manual is on hand to distribute the thrust to what we imagine are a pair of overtaxed fro

192014 Land Rover LR4 treads a little more lightly

Despite being one of Land Rover's biggest volume models, the LR4/Discovery has had to sit idly by while its brethren received all manner of attention, including all-new generations and major updates. Well, Land Rover is finally lavishing some attention on its three-row breadwinner, which is making its debut at here at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As is the way with such things, the most noticeable updates are cosmetic, with a new front end – headlamps, grille and fascia – bringing the m



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      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yep, you did cover the show, no doubts on that, but with the new coding system downloading pictures has become a major pain in the ***. Left Lane News is apparently happy about my increased time there, not sure about you though.
      frithland
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mostly cars that will never make it to the USA or are insanely overpriced. Article generally a waste of electrons...
      Jamie Elmhirst
      • 1 Year Ago
      Surprised that the first time the 2014 Mazda3 sedan and Sport have ever been seen together in the flesh didn't warrant a photo.
      Deneway
      • 1 Year Ago
      Time to srop the overused word obsessive. Bit like the Romney severely conservation junk.
      Groagun
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 'Run Down' part TWO Honda Civic Tourer-would we not accept this version of the Civic(the whole line) here really? BMW X5 eDrive-BMW experimenting with drive drains and configurations Bentley ContiGTV8-S-still not a fan of this car Ford S-Max concept-looks good I like it Ferrari 458 Speciale-you get what you ask for MB CLA AMG Race-is this homologated to race anywhere yet? VW e-Up-fun little city car Aston Martin DB9 Centenary-how to get women to just hand over their panties Hamann Nervudo-hella ugly! Audi A3 cab-love the proportions of the A3, this was just inevitable Nissan X-Trail-seems a bit redundant VW eGolf-winner in the category of least surprising Audi A8-waiting for comparison test to S class and 7 series, should anyone else be in that test? Lexus LF NX-WTF!!! BMW i8-cool but lost, as I knew, lots of the concepts cool visuals Opel Monza Concept-wonderful, where the hell did this come from? Camaro Convertible-I actually like the styling refresh, subtle but nice Audi Sport Quattro Concept-I remember the original and loved it, hope they build it MB SClass Coupe-a competitor for the Cadillac Elmiraj, Oh I hope so! Infinity Q30 concept-Hey Lexus, this is how it's done Audi Nanuk-I'm bothered by this because the Giugiaro Parcour was better looking, still I hope they build it Volvo concept Coupe-a P1800 for the 21st century, I like it Porsche 918-very cool but soon to be beaten at the 'Ring' by the Ferrari and McLaren Jaguar C-X17-I still say this will see production in 2016 Brabus B63S-I guess if your a banana republic dictator, this is your ride Porsche Panamera Diesel-a Euro taxi by any other name Hamann M6 GC-stop beating cars with that ugly stick Porsche 911 50th-pull out your wallets and give us your first born and maybe they will let you have one, who cares. Over all good show but great job by AB. Tones of coverage and lots of photos. Now if you guys could just work on some professional video it would complete the package.
      Groagun
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 'Run Down' part ONE Peugeot308-a viable alternative to the Focus and Golf we just can't get, shame MB SClass Hybrid-this is where hybrid tech can really shine and should Nissan e-NV200Taxi-give it to Ghosn, he's stuck to his guns Mansory-well as always, 'man I'm sorry' but the color is nice Fiat Freemont-Euro Journey, moving on Citroen C4 Picasso-funkier more stylish and clever Mazda5, shame we don't get French cars here Skoda OctaviaRS-platform engineering at work, good or bad? Citroen WTCC-race car goodness with Loeb at the wheel, hotness! Fiat Panda-I much rather see this here than that ugly and stupid 500L Hyundai i10-this company still striving ahead doing a great job Peugeot RCZR-not a big fan of the car but wish we could get French cars here Skoda Octavia Spaceback-very odd car, for old folks starting to have vision problems I guess Seat LeonST-it's a Skoda/VW 'whatever' Skoda Rapid Sport Concept-it looks pretty good in a conservative quiet way MB CLA-get your cheque books out and ready to ruin a pretty good looking car with hideous over the top options Suzuki iV4 concept-not bad just not far enough in the styling dept. Dacia Duster-is it really the cheapness that everyone loves? Maserati Quattroporte-I know it's better than last gen but I think it's lost something, still cool just not as much Peugeot 308R Concept-more French hotness, shame we don't get French cars here Land Rover LR4-technically better but how many do they sell? Renault Formula E Racecar-something doesn't sit right with open wheel configuration, wish it was more LeMans P1/P2 type of car VW GolfR-now this is a Golf I am interested in, couldn't care about the others Abarth 595 Anniversary-like to drive it, but own it, I'm not sure Brabus 850-are these kind of tuners starting to become un-cool? Citroen Cactus Concept-I wish some of that fresh and funky thinking would come to America, shame we can't get French cars here VW e-Load UP-yeah this may be a load all right Radical RXC-I love that some of these are street legal in Europe Toyota Yaris HybridR-pretty good looking and perhaps one of the most interesting cars of the show Renault Initiale Paris Concept-I wish we could get French cars here Jeep Wrangler Polar-couldn't care any less Bugatti Veyron GSVitesse 'Jean Bugatti'-couldn't care any less Opel Insignia-beautiful blue color Kia Soul-not a big fan of it but ok MB S63 AMG-still the King Range Rover Hybrid-why again do we have to wait for this? Ford Mondeo Vignale-because the rest of the world isn't burdened with Lincoln Alpina B3-wagon hotness, literally Opel Insignia Country Tourer-a soon to be Buick wagon without fake wood panels? Smart Fourjoy-looks like a beach buggy Lambo LP570-4 SC-last hurray for this great car, maybe,,,, MB GLA-I think will be a huge sales success, not sold on styling yet Kia Niro-one of the best concepts of the show, Zompocalypse here I come VW Golf Sportsvan-Mazda5 competitor? on to Part2