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Franfurt Motor Show

WHEN TBD, 2014 WHERE Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany URL www.iaa.de

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    Frankfurt: Skoda Rapid Sport concept actually looks rapid
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: Mercedes-Benz CLA gets personal
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: Suzuki iV-4 Concept is a personalized 'ute for everyone but US
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: Porsche 959 Prototype started it all
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: 2014 Dacia Duster furthers our admiration from afar [w/video]
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: Maserati Quattroporte suits up with Ermenegildo Zegna [w/video]
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    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. Revealed here at the Frankfurt Motor Show is the (deep breath now) Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited...

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    Official: BMW shows up-armored X5 concept and we can't get near it
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    BMW has brought a slightly different concept vehicle to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Rather than something that foreshadows a future product or a new design direction, the Munich-based manufacturer has brought an X5 that's designed to be shot at. It's called the Concept X5 Security Plus. The...

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    Frankfurt: Peugeot 308 R Concept does that super-hot hatch thing
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: 2014 Land Rover LR4 treads a little more lightly
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    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...

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    Frankfurt: Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E Racecar a different kind of urban EV
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    The Spark-Renault SRT_01E looks like it'd be at home on any Formula One track in the world, but this is a car with a different destiny: the all-electric Formula E series. Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this week, the SRT_01E from Spark Racing Technology is a...

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    Frankfurt: VW Golf R gets super serious with near 300 HP [w/video]
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    The VW Golf R has always been a GTI on steroids. But even with a bigger dose of performance-enhancing power than the GTI, every generation of R has left us wanting more. Until now, we think. The fourth generation Golf R, based on the seventh-gen Golf, has officially debuted at the Frankfurt...

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    Frankfurt: Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition is a birthday present worth waiting for [w/video]
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    Props must be paid to the people at Abarth, who could've celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 595 – the model that put this performance brand on the map back in the 1960s – with a special edition appearance package and called it a day. But no, that's not how Abarth does things....

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    Frankfurt: Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo 'iBusiness' is, in fact, the business
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    During my time here in Frankfurt, my gracious Volkswagen hosts have been shuttling me to and from the Messe in the very excellent (and very European) Multivan. But not just any Multivan – the top-of-the-line plush-tastic Business model, complete with six-passenger seating and the ability...

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    Frankfurt: Citro├źn Cactus Concept declares an end to door dings [w/video]
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    This is the Citroën Cactus Concept, a car we previewed almost two weeks ago, which was then unveiled last week. Now, we have a full gallery of live images. You'll recall that Citroën opted to split its line, with the C-Line models like the C2, C3 and C4 being remodeled to play in the...

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    Frankfurt: VW unveils e-Load Up! to electrify the commercial crowd
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    Large delivery vans might make sense in American cities with broader boulevards and ample parking day or night, but crowded European city streets demand something a little smaller. And so Volkswagen has unveiled the e-Load Up! Based on the existing Up! five-door, the e-Load Up! stands out not...

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    Frankfurt: Radical RXC will turn your commute into a track day [w/video]
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    It's been well over a year since we first heard about the Radical RXC, a street-legal, Le Mans-style prototype put together by a brand that's renowned for its nimble track-day weapons. We've reported on the RXC intermittently, although that's hardly down to a lack of desire for the new car. With...

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    Frankfurt: Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R is road-going version of brand's racing technology [w/video]
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    Did you know that the Yaris is Toyota's best-selling vehicle in Europe? That may help explain to us Americans why the car that's lowest on the company's totem poll here in the US got turned into an all-wheel-drive hybrid track monster for the 2013 Frankfurt Monster Show. Called the Toyota...

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    Frankfurt: Renault Initiale Paris Concept furthers the French MPV luxury dream [w/video]
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    When it comes to European auto shows, your intrepid Autoblog coverage staff is always keen to see what the French have to offer. That's because Gallic companies let their designers off the leash more often than the rest of their global counterparts, freeing them to produce the sort of...

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    Frankfurt: Jeep Wrangler Polar is a tasty frozen treat
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    Perhaps it's because we've seen so many kitted-out examples over the years, but it seems to us that the Jeep Wrangler tends to wear its special-edition duds better than most models. It might be the icon's familiar rectilinear proportions or the inherent bolt-on look of its extremities –...

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    Frankfurt: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 'Jean Bugatti' recalls La Voiture Noire
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    Last month in Monterey, Bugatti pulled the wraps off the first vehicle in its series of Legends cars, honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille, one of the automaker's longest-serving test drivers who also happened to win the 24 Hours of LeMans... twice. Now, the next special edition Veyron has made its...

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