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    Frankfurt: Peugeot 508 RXH hybrid crossover sips down diesel, gets 56 mpg
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    The spotlight at the Peugeot stand here in Frankfurt was directed on one limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH and the French automaker's HX1 concept. But alongside the copper-colored crossover and sleek MPV was the less-exclusive, non-limited version of the 508 RXH. Peugeot says all 508 RXH ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Opel Zafira Tourer seats 7, returns up to 44 mpg
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    Barely altered from the concept that wowed crowds at the Geneva Motor Show is the 2012 Zafira Tourer revealed by Opel in Frankfurt. The Zafira Tourer is still a sleek, seven-passenger MPV and perhaps one of only a few lookers in its class. Priced at £21,000 in its most basic guise, the ...

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    Frankfurt: Day Two of the Frankfurt Motor Show (obsessively covered)
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    Wow. Our coverage of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't even over yet (though we're getting pretty close with just a few more posts coming your way throughout the day tomorrow) and we've already managed to feature 60 individual vehicles on these pages. Obsessively covering the auto industry ...

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    Frankfurt: Volkswagen on the rise with a variety of Up! concepts [w/video]
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    Volkswagen is eager to show off its new Up! range, so the automaker didn't bring one version of the compact to the Frankfurt Motor Show – it brought six. The Up! platform is clearly a versatile one, and all six Up! concepts on display attest to that fact. Volkswagen has an Up! for people ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is seven shades of awesome [w/video]
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    We like the new 2012 Porsche 911 so much that we thought, heck, why not show it to you twice. This time, however, we bring you the more powerful 911 Carrera S from the floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show. It's the more powerful sibling to the standard 911, and a German sports car that we're eager ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi Urban Concept Sportback ready for wireless charging in the city
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    Not as easily spotted as its Spyder relative, the Audi Urban Concept Sportback more closely matches the renderings we saw before the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show. That's not to say we were totally prepared for the quirkiness of either version, but at least the Sportback's carbon fiber ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Opel Astra GTC gives us Buick-tinted hope for the future [w/video]
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    A more engaging driving experience should always be considered a wonderful thing, and it's clear from the Astra GTC that Opel agrees. The compact hatchback has its sights set squarely on the Volkswagen Scirocco, and it's clear the two cars share a common design ideology. Low and sleek, the Astra ...

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    Frankfurt: Alfa Romeo 4C Concept bares its metal in fluid redux
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    There were a lot of things to love about the 4C Concept when Alfa Romeo unveiled it – now half a year ago – at the Geneva Motor Show. And one of them was its finish: Decked out in matte red, it was both flashy and understated at the same time. A tough act to follow, then, so we were ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport sure looks like fun... for someone else
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    Despite the on-again, off-again rumors about its potential voyage to the United States, the Suzuki Swift still remains a tasty piece of forbidden fruit. A shame, too, especially since this new Sport version sounds like it'd be quite the enjoyable steer. The Swift Sport was first previewed by the ...

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    Frankfurt: Abarth brings out trio of special scorpions
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    The thing about scorpions is that they pack a mean wallop in a small package. And the same can be said of the auto marque that hoists the scorpion as its emblem. As promised, Abarth rolled into the Frankfurt Motor Show three cars deep. Or three new versions of their existing lineup, which is ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid returns 112 MPGe
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    At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota peeled back the sheets to finally reveal its 2012 Prius Plug-in production model. Toyota describes the plug-in hybrid as the "greenest, most technically advanced Prius yet," and with an electric-only driving range of 14.3 miles, fuel consumption targeted ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Audi S8 suggests eight is more than twelve [w/video]
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    Here's the thing about the Audi A8 lineup: When you reach above the standard and long-wheelbase 4.2-liter car, you have choices. You can go up to the glorious $133,500 A8L W12, or you can choose a more enthusiast-minded route – the S8. You see, while the A8L W12 may produce 500 horsepower ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Bentley Continental GTC wafts onto stage [w/video]
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    When one of Volkswagen's higher-end marques unveils a new version of one of its core products, you know one thing for certain: the debut is just the beginning. Because after the first new version rolls out, there will be a veritable landslide of variants to follow. That's the case with the ...

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    Frankfurt: Lotus Evora GTE is a refined racer for the road
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    Lotus has been teasing a tuned-up Evora for a few months now, as rumors flew that the automaker was planning a hardcore version for the street. Finally, however, the rumors have all been confirmed as Lotus pulls back the wraps on the production Evora GTE Road Car. This is similar to the white and ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG will seriously tatter your toupee [w/video]
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    The smallest roadster in the automaker's lineup is all-new for 2012, and hardly in need of more power, but that hasn't stopped Mercedes-Benz from shoehorning its AMG-tuned 5.5-liter V8 under the hood. The naturally-aspirated M152 engine, featuring direct injection, is rated at 415 horsepower at ...

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    Frankfurt: Seat IBL Concept is a glimpse into the automaker's future [w/video]
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    Spanish automaker Seat has chosen the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show as the venue where its future styling direction will be shared with the world. The vehicle upon which these styling cues have been implemented is called the Seat IBL Concept, and it's a modern minimalist language that incorporates ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Toyota Avensis is a Japanese people's car for the European masses [w/video]
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    Toyota has pulled back the sheets on its 2012 Avensis here in Frankfurt, and we're a bit impressed with the shape of this sedan. The Avensis is essentially Europe's Camry, but under the skin, it's very different, as it actually rides on a platform it shares with the Scion tC. In this case, the ...

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    Frankfurt: Peugeot HX1 concept is one unusually sleek plug-in MPV [w/video]
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    Under design guru Gilles Vidal, Peugeot is starting to show off its an adventurous maturity, as seen in the HX1 six-seat concept revealed today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by the Peugeot's through-the-road HYbrid4 technology and using a 2.2-liter HDi diesel instead of the ...

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    Frankfurt: 2013 Lexus GS 450h does the electric slide
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    What might the 2013 Lexus GS 450h add to the additional performance goodness delivered in the 2012 Lexus GS 350? More power and more fuel efficiency, for starters. The second-gen hybrid system boots out 338 total horsepower for a 5.6-second sprint to 60 mph. That's 32 hp more than the GS 350 and ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider is a topless dream machine [w/video]
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    When you chop the top of a sports car, you often lose the lines that originally draws crowds to gasp in excitement as it rolls past into the sunset. Ferrari has just hacked the lid off its 458 Italia and the resulting 458 Spider is the tradition-bucking result. The convertible 458 puts your ears ...

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