Tag Archives: Auto Shows

Tokyo Motor Show preview

The Tokyo Motor Show isn't on the same scale as some other events on the auto show circuit, which means it tends to miss out on many of the brands that typically feature at shows in Europe and North America. However, what it lacks in international flavor it makes up in the assortment of quirky Japanese attractions that tend to grace the stands of the...

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Brabus brought 888-horsepower rockets to Frankfurt auto show

Brabus takes the insane products built by Mercedes-AMG and turns them into mental, ballistic vehicles. Two of the latest high-horsepower playthings wear the name "900" on the badging, which should be a hint. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio and G65 were the latest to get the Brabus treatment. Both are rated at 900 metric horsepower, which is 888 hp here in the...

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VW Group’s fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group's Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn't just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil an updated version of the fully self-driving car, one that's closer to the version that will start testing on public roads in 2021...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG's Project One was easily the show stopper. It's very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you're looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body draped over it. Then it hits you that you also have the...

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Samsung SDI’s latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the likes of Audi and BMW, showcased a new and more compact...

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Mercedes-Benz S560e plug-in hybrid joins updated S-Class range

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its newest member of the 2018 S-Class family: the S560e plug-in hybrid. After revealing the updated S-Class range in April, Mercedes debuted the S560e on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. With Mercedes' third-generation hybrid unit at its core, the 2018 S560e is capable of going roughly 30 miles on pure battery power. In...

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Japanese electric supercar you’ve never heard of promises 0-60 in under 2 seconds

Once a week it seems another new electric-car company announces plans to introduce its own interpretation of zero-emission technology. Some of them even promise incredible performance. Aspark, a new Japanese electric-car company, promises both. Though it's the performance that really catches our eye. Aspark will debut its all-electric supercar, dubbed the...

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Renault Symbioz concept shows how home and car become one

Renault has used the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal what it believes transportation in the year 2030 might look like. Spoiler alert: the car isn't just a means of transportation, but an extension of the home. It's called the Renault Symbioz, and it's chock full of futuristic concepts and ideas, but we'll start with the big picture. As mentioned, the...

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Stunning Kia fastback concept previews next-gen Pro_cee’d compact

Kia has revealed a stunning fastback called the Proceed concept. Set to debut next week at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, we're sad to report the concept doesn't preview a new model line. Rather, it signals a new body style for one of the Korean brand's existing models, specifically the next-generation Cee'd compact car. Its stance...

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2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes familiar route to high performance

Porsche knows chemistry. Take an engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo that can reach 150 mph (ask me how I know), and add the third-generation Cayenne. The solution is the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo that appeared Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Or maybe it's alchemy because the specs look magical. The new Cayenne Turbo uses the the same...

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