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    Official: Volkswagen brings Buggy Up! concept back from the beach
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    Typically an automaker releases information on its latest concept cars in the days and weeks running up to the auto show where it's set to be unveiled. But when we got to Frankfurt this year, Volkswagen had a few surprises up its sleeve that were neither previewed beforehand nor unveiled at the ...

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    Study: Porsche 911 found to be Frankfurt favorite
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    The coverage coming out of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show was filled with vehicles that run the gamut of the automotive spectrum, but one vehicle in particular caught the eyes of journalists and readers alike. The 2012 Porsche 911 was the darling of the Frankfurt show, and the data backs it ...

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    Frankfurt: Radical SR3 SL races from track to street to show stand
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    Many cars have come and gone claiming to be "race cars for the road," but few actually live up to it. Not Radical, though. The British automaker does one thing and one thing only, and that's making Le Mans Prototype-style track cars that you can – technically speaking, at least – ...

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    Frankfurt: Techart GTStreet RS is the ultimate Smurf-colored Porsche 911
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    The 2012 911 wasn't the only Porsche to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. German tuner Techart unveiled its new GTStreet RS based on the 911 GT2 RS. The car features a variety of upgrades, from carbon fiber aerodynamic enhancements to a power upgrade package that boosts the output of ...

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    Frankfurt: Volkswagen Polo R WRC looks ready to tackle the tarmac
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    Volkswagen announced earlier this year that it would be entering the World Rally Championship starting in 2013 with the Polo R, and we got our first glimpse of the race car here in Frankfurt. While it's easy to see the similarities to the road version, the Polo R WRC has been transformed into an ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi adds more luxury to the A8L W12 with the Exclusive Concept
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    For those that think the Audi A8L W12 isn't luxurious enough, the German automaker debuted a limited edition model here in Frankfurt dubbed the "Exclusive Concept." The A8 follows the R8 and Q7 as models available under the Exclusive label. Unlike the R8 program that allows buyers to customize ...

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    Official: Refreshed Seat Exeo looks even more like an Audi than before
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    What happens to German cars when they've outlived their lifecycles? Some die off like any other model line, but others get turned into more budget-oriented vehicles with new badges. Take the old Mercedes-Benz E-Class, for example, whose platform was recycled into the Chrysler 300 and then, in ...

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    Report: Grand Cherokee-based Maserati SUV to be built in Detroit
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    Maserati is moving ahead with its plans to bring a trident-branded sport-utility vehicle into the world. Reportedly set to debut in Frankfurt later this year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based SUV will be built at Chrysler's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. That's right, an Italian-blooded ...

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    Report: Kia confirms RWD "coupe-like" concept, powertrain updates
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    Kia has its bags packed for Germany, because the automaker is reportedly planning to unveil a new concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to Ward's Auto, Kia officials aren't calling it a coupe, but state the car will have "coupe-like" styling. Does that mean the Korean automaker ...

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    Official: Production Toyota Prius Plug-in to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
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    Lots of people have been waiting for this news: The production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. Toyota says the Prius Plug-in is the next "major milestone" in the automaker's 40-year quest for sustainable ...

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    Official: Hyundai renders new i30 unto Frankfurt
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    On this side of the ocean, we're used to our Hyundais having names like Accent and Elantra. But overseas the Korean automaker has an entirely separate range with names like i20 and i30. And Hyundai is preparing to unveil the latest of the latter at the rapidly approaching Frankfurt Motor ...

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    Official: Suzuki previews new Swift Sport ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Hot-hatch enthusiasts take note: the Suzuki Swift Sport is back. Having updated the Swift range last year, Suzuki unveiled the rather tantalizing S-Concept in Geneva a few months back. What you see here may not be quite as extreme as the show car, but carries the salient points to the showroom. ...

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    Report: Lamborghini to present ultimate Gallardo at Frankfurt
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    The Lamborghini Gallardo has been on the market now for the better part of a decade. Along the way, it has led to countless variants: some with roofs, some without, some with all-wheel drive, some with rear, some with as less than 500 horsepower and some with nearly 570. Soon the entire range ...

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    Report: Land Rover Defender concept expected in Frankfurt
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    The British are invading Germany. Not with tanks or planes, but with a new Land Rover Defender concept that is set to make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Land Rover reportedly believes its time to make an important decision regarding the future of the Defender, and that means a new ...

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    Report: Maserati to unveil Grand Cherokee-based SUV in Frankfurt
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    It's go time over at the Modena headquarters of Maserati. The automaker itself set the ambitious target of doubling its sales figures, but its corporate overlord Sergio Marchionne wants the brand to increase their sales tenfold. That's ambitious and then some, and in order to get there, the ...

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    Official: Ford teases new concept car among other Frankfurt debuts
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    We're inching ever closer to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and automakers are beginning to tease us with the wares they'll have on display in Germany. Ford has announced that the company will show off a new "major new design concept" as well more details of a hopped-up version of the Focus. The ...

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    Official: Mazda reveals 2012 CX-5 softroader ahead of Frankfurt
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    Mazda has finally given us all a peek at the company's all-new 2012 CX-5 small crossover ahead of its debut at September's Frankfurt Auto Show. The high-riding five door is draped in the automaker's new "Kodo" design language and relies on a host of SkyActiv engine and transmission options. ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept van sets sail for Frankfurt
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    There was a time when "land yacht" was not a nice thing to say about a Buick Riviera car, but these days it seems de rigueur. Range Rover has brought in naval architects to take on their sport-ute, Rolls-Royce uses teak decking on its Phantom DHC, Audi's gone out to see with the Q7 Coastline ...

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    Official: Renault Twingo gets a nosejob en route to Frankfurt
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    If you're looking at the above image and think "Nissan", well you're not far off. Though it may look like a new stablemate for the Juke, this is actually the latest Twingo, built by Renault (Nissan's industrial ally) atop the same platform as the previous-generation Micra. The solitary image ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz details new variable-displacement V8 for SLK55 AMG
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    Balancing power and economy is a tricky business, especially for Mercedes-Benz and its in-house performance division, AMG. On the one hand, a buyer's conscience demands improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. But on the other, AMG knows what its customers really want is pure, unadulterated ...

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