Frankfurt Auto Show

Frankfurt Auto Show

Looks like a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, but in fact is a Peugeot iOn set to go on sale by the end of 2010. Is a new "zero-emission" city car that will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new Peugeot iOn is a four doors and four seats model, with a length of 3.48 m and a turning circle of 4.50 m. The car develops 64 bhp and a torque of 180 Nm and can hit a top speed of 130 km/h.

The lithium-ion car batteries are rechargeable in six hours using a conventional 220 V socket and have an autonomy of 130 km.

Press release after the jump.

Brabus is preparing to smash a new world record at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the unveiling of the SV12 R - the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury sedan. Based on the latest Mercedes S 600 facelift, the SV12 R develops 750 hp and can hit a top speed of 211 mph.

Brabus SV12 R

In order to obtain the power increase, Brabus added larger turbochargers, a more efficient intercooling system and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with four tailpipes and metal catalysts with low back pressure. As a result the engine delivers 750 hp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 995 lb-ft at 2,100 rpm. The SV12 R sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds, can hit the 124 mph barrier after just 11.9 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 211 mph.

Brabus SV12 R

Next to this immense power upgrade, the SV12 R also adds custom-tailored front aluminum sport fenders that replace their production counterparts, an air vent made from clear-coated carbon and a horizontal brace that spans the outlet with embossed BRABUS signet and integrated LED lights, BRABUS rocker panels that feature integrated entrance lights and light-alloy wheels with diameters ranging from 17 to 21 inches.

Press release after the jump.

In March at the Geneva Motor Show Rolls Royce brought the 200EX Concept . It was previewing a new model series, known until now as the "baby Rolls Royce." The new Ghost takes its inspiration from contemporary furniture, architecture and yachts but also in the spirit of the 1930s.

Rolls Royce Ghost

Like all the Rolls Royce models, the new Ghost comes with elevated prow, long bonnet, short front overhang, sharply raked A-pillar and elegant tail, but adds self-righting wheel centers and the Xenon headlamps and curved intakes. It will be available in 12 exterior colors, contrasting with Silver Satin finish for the bonnet, grille and windscreen surround.

Rolls Royce Ghost

The 2010 Ghost will be powered by a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563bhp and 780 NM of torque (most powerful car that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has ever produced). This power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and to hit a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. The engine is mated to an eight-speed, shift-by-wire, automatic ZF gearbox and has a fuel consumption of 20.8 mpg.

Rolls Royce announced at the LA Auto Show that the 2011 Ghost will retail for $245,000 and that they are working on a gas/electric version of the Ghost that will be based around the same hybrid drivetrain that is found in its Bavarian cousin, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

UPDATE 06/01/2010: We were able to take the Rolls Royce Ghost for a luxurious drive. See what we thought by clicking here for our review .

Press release after the jump.

Tuning kits based on the Porsche Caynne SUV are quite a hit among tuners. A new one will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show by Mansory. Based on the Cayenne S, the Chopster tuning package comes with breathtaking car body styling, precisely adjusted aerodynamics components, a vigorous 710 hp turbo engine and a unprecedented abundance of interior refinements.

Mansory Chopster

Carbon is the word that defines the new Chopster: front- or rear apron, doors, bonnet or the wings which broaden the cars by 80 millimetres - all components are formed out of carbon and hardened under strong pressure and high temperatures in the autoclave.

The V8 engine has also been tuned to deliver 710 hp and a maximum torque of 900 Nm. With the new upgrades the new Cayenne can hit a top speed of 187 mph.

Press release after the jump.

Ford will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show the next generation C-MAX, a model that is inspired by the iosis MAX concept car unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Sales will begin in the second half of 2010.

Ford C-MAX

Departing from usual MAV thinking by using Ford’s ’kinetic design’ styling language to adopt a more dynamic passenger-car look, the new model features a coupé-like, sweeping roofline while still retaining the established Ford C-MAX hallmarks of comfort, space, and practicality.

The new C-MAX will be powered by an all-new 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost direct injection petrol engine. It will be offered with semi-automatic parallel parking and a blind-spot detection system.

Press release after the jump.

It seems that Hyundai was very busy preparing the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company has created a special Blue Drive Zone where it will exhibit a wide array of its new eco-friendly technologies and products demonstrating its commitment to lowering emissions and improving the fuel economy of its vehicles. Centre stage is reserved for the world debut of the ix-Metro, a daring new Hybrid Electric CUV for the European sub-B segment which promises CO2 emissions of just 80g/km.

The ix-Metro is powered by an inline three-cylinder petrol engine displacing just one-liter. Direct injection, dual CVVT, turbocharging are all combined with a six-speed dual clutch transmission to make for a highly potent compact package.

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The German automaker Audi is making a move before the Frankfurt Motor Show with a series of viral videos and the website Electricity Untamed. The site is not much more than a counter that will zero out on September 15th and a series of facts that come in and out of view. Informing you that lightning is 5 times hotter than the sun and that 1 bolt creates 1 billion volts of electricity and can cook 30000 microwave dinners. However the most tantalizing of those factoids is that electricity travels at over 670 Million MPH, especially because the automaker has denied that the electrified R8 would make it to the show.

The only thing that we have to go on, aside from the electricity theme, is that the new car should look something like an R8 or even a TT depending on how you squint at the rendering below. If Audi is planning on brining a battery powered sports car to Frankfurt, they may have to share the stage at their 100th Anniversary at their home show with that pesky electric SLS super car from AMG. We are sure that if the German automaker did decide to prepare something special for their home show shouldn’t disappoint, as the last of those quotes stated, a shock you can feel delivers 250 volts of electricity, so if the jolt that sent the kid in the video clear across his living room, the electric Audi should be packing quite a punch as well.

Video: Audi goes viral before Frankfurt

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If you’ve heard of the Twindoor system, chances are you’ve probably heard of Skoda . The Czech-based Volkswagen subsidiary is known for their innovative technology all while giving new meaning to the term ‘hybrid’ – and were not talking about fuel efficiency.

That being said, Skoda is set to unveil their latest creation, an estate version of their Superb sedan , the Superb Kombi at the Frankfurt Motor Show, along, of course, with about two dozen other vehicles of different classes.

But while the Superb Kombi is neither a sports car nor a luxury sedan, it does have one thing none of those other cars car come close to having: the Twindoor trunk/tailgate system.

Source: Telegraph
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The crew from Car and Driver spotted the real live BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car in front of the BMW Welt Delivery Center in Munich just outside the German based car company’s headquarters a short while ago. Up until now we have only been privy to teasers, renderings and factory stills; but this photo gives the vehicle the sense of being a real car, and that is because it is.

The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is a 2+2-seater plug-in hybrid model powered by a 1.5 Liter three cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 163 HP and 214 lb-ft of torque that is combined with two electric motors mated to a DTC gearbox to produce a very efficient sports car. All three power generators work together to deliver a maximum output of 356 HP and a peak 590 lb-ft of torque while fuel consumption is reduced to a very impressive 75.1 MPG. That much economical power allows the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.8 seconds and reach top speed of 155 MPH.

Source: BMW Blog

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