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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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    Official: Ford channels Captain Obvious with new E-Bike Concept
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    Ford model names have always been rather esoteric. Okay, so Model T was fairly straightforward, but just about everything since has been named to evoke an image of something else: Mustang. Explorer. Focus. Heck, even Taurus is more imaginative than calling it the Ford Rental Car. The Blue Oval's ...

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    Frankfurt: SsangYong shows production SUT-1 pickup
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    We saw the concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but the real thing showed up at the Frankfurt Motor Show. SsangYong used the German auto show stage to reveal its all-new production-ready SUT-1 quad-cab pickup truck. SsangYong refers to the SUT-1 as a Sports Utility Truck, hence the SUT ...

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    Frankfurt: We obsessively covered the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
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    Seventy-five. That's how many vehicles we managed to cover from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. And we're completely spent. Our men on the scene have boarded their jumbo jets and are finally on their way home. While we take a short break from auto show coverage – at least until November, ...

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    Frankfurt: Turning scrap metal into German classics is our kind of recycling program
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    There were plenty of curiosities to see art the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. City cars converted into beach buggies. Electric supercars. Exotics with trick folding roofs. Even a tuner Porsche crossover posing as a new vehicle. But few were as intriguing as what we found in one of the back ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi A5 DTM makes us long for tin-tops that can also turn right
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    Touring car racing isn't big in the States, which could be in part due to the popularity of NASCAR. But whatever the reason, it's a bit of a shame, because the cars can be wicked cool. Like the new Audi A5 DTM. Though powered by the same 460-horsepower V8, the racer internally dubbed R17 is set ...

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    Frankfurt: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe DTM AMG OMG
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    The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is going racing, and it has its eyes set on conquering the DTM series. That means the standard C-class Coupe gets the typical DTM outfit of a massive front splitter, seductively wide fender flares and a wing large enough on which to throw a party fit for ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Seat Exeo is Audi with the old, in with the new-ish
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    We know what you're thinking: This car looks an awful lot like an Audi A4. But it isn't. And it is. Regular readers may be aware that Audi's Spanish sister-company Seat inherited the previous-generation A4 some time after it was replaced. They put some new badges on it and presto! A new flagship ...

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    Frankfurt: Infiniti shows us what winning looks like with Red Bull F1 mockup
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    To say that Red Bull has found success in Formula One would be a gross understatement. The energy drink concern bought its way into the pinnacle of motorsports and, after several seasons of building up the team that started life as Stewart Grand Prix and then became Jaguar Racing, has already ...

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    Frankfurt: BMW Motorrad Concept E is zero-emission two-wheeled travel
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    The BMW Motottad Concept E is an all-electric emissions-free scooter designed to deliver performance on-par with a 400-500cc commuter motorcycle. The 60-volt concept has a 60-mile range and can be completely recharged from a standard 110-volt outlet in just three hours. As expected, the front ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Fiat Punto returns to its roots [w/video]
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    The adorable Fiat 500 continues to be a sales superstar in various countries across the globe, which has made its Punto sibling feel a bit left out. But Fiat is determined to keep the Punto fresh and has done some tweaking to the 2012 model that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show. First ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Fiat Panda is efficiency taken to the max [w/video]
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    Fiat has given its completely redesigned Panda – only the third in the model's 31-year history – its international debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Italian automaker describes the five-seat 2012 Panda as "compact but capable" and says the third-generation high-riding city ...

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    Report: Exec confirms Alfa Romeo American comeback delayed
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    Back in April, we told you about rumblings that Alfa Romeo's triumphant return to the U.S. was pushed from Fall 2012 to sometime in 2013. Back then, the issues were related to styling, but now it looks like the European debt crisis may have more to do with the delays. Automotive News reports ...

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    Frankfurt: Hamann shows us the dark side of the BMW 6 Series convertible
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    Hamann has a knack for taking already impressive-performing vehicles and turning up the heat a few degrees. The styling choices along the way are hit or miss, but the vehicles always turn heads. One of the tuning company's latest vehicles is the Hamann 6 Series Cabriolet, which is quite clearly a ...

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    Frankfurt: Bentley Mulsanne Executive Interior Concept is how to roll like a real boss
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    If you have to to work while being shuttled in the back seat of a car, it's hard to find a more comfortable mobile office than a Bentley Mulsanne. Still, all of that luxury won't aid you in spell-checking TPS reports as you're more likely to be lulled to sleep. Bentley has a new interior concept ...

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    Frankfurt: Rimac electrifies with Concept One battery-powered supercar
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    As you can see from our coverage, there's been plenty to see and report from the halls of the Frankfurt Messe at the first major auto show of the post-summer season. But while most vehicles were displayed prominently under the bright lights in the big rooms, tucked away at the back of a supplier ...

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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: Maserati GranCabrio Fendi edition is one rapid fashion accessory
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    A modern Maserati is as much a fashion statement as it is a performance machine, and the Modenese automaker aptly demonstrated that much with the latest edition of the GranCabrio. Called the GranTurismo Convertible on this Western side of the Atlantic, the massive four-seat droptop is about as ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept is a van for VVVIPs
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    Mercedes has given the dripping-in-luxury Concept Fascination treatment to an unlikely beneficiary: the Viano van. Calling the Viano Vision Pearl a "yacht on four wheels," which was true for other reasons before it got luxed up, the concept has stitched leather flooring in front and a genuine ...

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    Frankfurt: Aston Martin unveils DBS Carbon models
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    Aston Martin's presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show is rather limited, but one of the models taking center stage is a new addition to the DBS family. It's called the DBS Carbon Edition, and it's a continuation of the Carbon Black that was introduced in 2009. Now, however, you have a few more ...

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