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AC Schnitzer packs 400-hp, tri-turbo diesel into 1 Series

For the 2015 Essen Motor Show, BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has prepared the ACS1 5.0d concept, packing a triple-turbo diesel engine into the 1 Series hatchback.

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Skoda reveals new Fabia R5 rally concept in Essen

A few months ago, Škoda revealed its all-new Fabia, a model that will undoubtedly be a vital product for the Czech automaker, yet it hardly registered on our scale of the most exciting debuts at the Paris Motor Show this year. But this... this is more like it.

9ff shows 272-mph GT9 Vmax at Essen show [w/video]

There's a scene in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps where Shia LaBoeuf asks a fellow banker, "What's your number – how much would you need to get out of the business?" The answer he gets: "More." More is apparently the operating principle at 9ff, the specialist Porsche tuner out of Germany that has showed up at Essen with its 9ff GT9 Vmax. Over the four years of the GT9's existence it has gone from 987 horsepower and a 253-mile-per-hour top

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Lexus LS 650 TMG prototype headed for Essen

If the newly improved 2013 Lexus LS is aimed at taking on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, then it sounds like Lexus might have a new model in mind to take on the monstrous S65 AMG.

Essen 2009: 1,050-hp 1956 Mercedes Gullwing drag car

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Essen 2009: AC Schnitzer gives BMW 123d the police package treatment [w/VIDEO]

AC Schnitzer BMW 123d Tune It Safe! police concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Oops! VW accidentally distributes new Golf Plus brochure in Essen

It's been no secret that a facelifted VW Golf Plus has been in the works for a while. It's just that the Euro-market hatch wasn't supposed to be formally revealed quite yet. The car will be introduced on Wednesday with the usual fanfare at the Bologna Motor Show, but media at this week's Essen Motor Show got a sneak preview when they picked up the Golf Plus brochure at the VW stand. The error was apparently corrected in short order, but once something's out, it's out. Dutch paper Alex Nunez

GT3-spec Audi R8 LMS formally unveiled at Essen (w/ Video)

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ABT Scirocco heads to Essen

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Audi R8 GT3 will have coming out party in Essen

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Essen 2007: Phantoms inhabit VW

Artist William Burge has found a way to artfully reattach all of the little pieces that have fallen off his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The results are far more impressive than the Bug's original and once-ubiquitous countenance. Actually, we counted all 21,000 gigashards of metal, and that's more metal than a '68 Type 1 contained, and even the steady diet of replacement parts doesn't account for the amount of cold-rolled whatever comprising this bodyshell. The car's exhibition at the Essen Motor Sho

Roundup: Abt Sportsline at the Essen Motor Show

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VW Tiguan R-Line headed to Essen

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More power, less roof: TechArt Turbo Cabriolet

TechArt's performance modifications to Porsche's already-impressive sports cars might seem akin to adding a third warp nacelle to the starship Enterprise for the pure fun of it, but who are we to argue with the results? The supertuner/niche manufacturer has readied its latest creation for debut at the upcoming Essen Motor Show (think SEMA for European manufacturers). The TechArt Turbo Cabriolet follows the usual formula, offering incremental power upgrades culminating with a ridiculous 630 hp/60

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