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    Frankfurt 2009: Porsche 911 Sport Classic shares a funky tail, funky colors
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    Porsche 911 Sport Classic - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The seriously limited edition Porsche 911 Sport Classic -- for Porsche, at least -- makes our nostalgic tails wag, even though the gray exterior color is difficult to pin down and we couldn't get over the feeling when we checked ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Fiat Punto Evo gets re-hatched
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    Fiat Punto Evo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ah, the Fiat Punto: never quite what it pretends to be. Supposedly designed to look like a Maserati in hatchback form, the existing model was called the Grande Punto when it was anything but. And now the Italian automaker has launched ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Wiesmann MF5 Roadster gets its lipstick on
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    Wiesmann MF5 Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here at Autoblog, we loves us some Wiesmann. The voluptuous, retro-styled German roadsters and coupes win us over with their classic proportions and their BMW powertrains – and color palate aside, this new MF5 looks to be just ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Porsche Turbo Coupe and Cab take all the cake
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    2010 Porsche 911 Turbo - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo differs from the Six Million Dollar Man in one crucial way; while it's better, faster, stronger, it can also be much, much yellower if you prefer. However, the last thing you want to be is yellow if you ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: BMW 7 Series Active Hybrid runs (almost) silent, runs deep
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    2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    BMW isn't taking any chances with its reputation for dynamics with the 7 Series Active Hybrid. To its 449-hp and 479-lb-ft 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 heart it adds a 60-pound, 35-cell lithium-ion battery in the boot. The battery ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-in Hybrid broods quietly
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    Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-In Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Mercedes is working to complete the circle, combining the frugality of its smallest A- and B-Class offerings with the luxury of its S-Class offerings. For the U.S. the S400 Hybrid began the earnest trek down that road, ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Saab 9-5 is proof there's still some flight left in the ol' Griffin
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    2010 Saab 9-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    To be honest, there have been points at which it felt like this new Saab 9-5 would never see the light of day. To say that the outgoing model had grown long in the tooth would be a colossal understatement, and in the hyper-competitive market ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is pretty dang sweet
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    2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS - click above image for hi-res gallery
    Yes, we made fun of the GT3 RS's pink lips when we saw the PR shots. But in person the Guards Red accents look, well, Guards Red. However, even in these hot off the show floor photos, Guards Red comes off pink against the slate gray ...

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    Daily U-Turn Special Edition: What you missed today from Frankfurt
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    PRODUCTION VEHICLES Aston Martin Rapide Audi A5 Sportback Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde Bentley Continental GTC Series 51 Bentley Mulsanne BMW ActiveHybrid X6 BMW 5 Series GT BMW 7 Series Active Hybrid BMW X1 Ferrari 458 Italia Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari Fiat Punto ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - click above image for hi-res gallery
    More wagons! More wagons! That's sort of the unspoken mantra of us American auto journo types. And honestly, after a day spent wandering the streets of Frankfurt and seeing over a dozen Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagens, our chant ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Porsche confirms development of electric sportscar
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    Ruf Greenster concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Porsche_Confirms_Hybrid_Cayenne_Panamera_Models_in_10'; Quick trivia question: what automaker was the first to build a hybrid? Did you guess Honda or Toyota? Interestingly, a full 109 years ago, ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Audi A5 Sportback earns believers
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    2010 Audi A5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although the U.S. market won't be getting the Audi A5 Sportback, based on the reaction here on the floor in Frankfurt, Audi won't have any problem moving them in Europe. It took us longer to get clear shots of the A5 than any other ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lexus LF-Ch Concept hits, misses
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    Lexus LF-Ch Concept - click above image for hi-res gallery
    We spent over 40 minutes photographing the oddly named Lexus LF-Ch Concept and still aren't sure what we think of it. From certain angles it's brilliant – everything the Lincoln Concept C tried to be, but wasn't. Yet from other ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige Cup 260 give us that special feeling
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    Lotus Elise Club Racer and Exige Cup 260 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Another show, another pair of special editions from Lotus. This time around it's the Elise Club Racer and the Exige Cup 260, two lightweight specials based on the company's core product range. We brought you ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Ford C-Max debuts, Grand C-Max bound for American shores
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    2010 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Among the many cars available here in Europe that we pine for Stateside, you may be surprised that Ford minivans rank among them. We got a ride in the Galaxy-based S-Max on our way back from driving the new Fiesta in Tuscany and were ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne looks better in blue
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    2011 Bentley Mulsanne - Click above for high-res image gallery
    So far, we've only seen the one champagne-colored Bentley Mulsanne. While not our first choice, it's the shade Bentley thought would drum up the most interest amongst potential customers. Not knowing too much about how the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #145 with the Two Marks from Ford
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    Episode #145 of the Autoblog Podcast is a mostly-Frankfurt Motor Show edition. Chris, Sam and Dan are joined by Mark Kaufman, Ford's C-segment marketing manager, and Blue-Oval product communications manager Mark Schirmer. The two ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mazda MX-5 Superlight makes us wonder how we'd spend our other two wishes
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    Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're one of the many enthusiasts out there oohing and ahhing over the pair of pre-production Mini concepts that debuted in Frankfurt today, know that the BMW division isn't the only one here with a tempting ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari punches above its weight
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    Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The battle has been raging since time immemorial. From Point A to Point B, which is faster: a big exotic supercar or a nimble li;' hatch? Fiat's two performance divisions, Abarth and Ferrari, ask why you can't have the best ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 throws down
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    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Your dilemma: you have a burning desire for a 5,000 pound, four-passenger truck that accelerates as fast as your Dodge Challenger, but you want to use as little gasoline as possible while doing so. BMW feels your pain, and they have a ...

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