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Next-gen BMW M3 to get its reveal at Frankfurt or Geneva
2020 M3 is expected to boast 510hp and all-wheel drive.
Ford's got big plans for the Frankfurt show, even as others bail
Ford plans on bringing a bevy of SUV models to Germany's most prominent auto show for 2019.
Hyundai 45 concept
always seemed embarrassed by its past and its start as a mass producer of the Pony in North America. But 45 years after it showed the 1974 Pony concept coupe, it uses the Frankfurt auto show to unveil the that pays homage to the Pony while signaling future design.
The modern concept is an electric vehicle with sharply angled lines and a diamond-shaped silhouette. With no B-pillar, the doors slide wide open to reveal a minimalist cabin with lounge chairs that swivel to make it easier to get in and out of the vehicle and converse with others during the trip. There are matrix-like cube headlights. The 45 is said to represent the design direction for future EV models.
Ford Kuga ST-Line Plug-In Hybrid
isn't the only automaker to paint its hybrids' brake calipers. The overall visual package on this 2019 Frankfurt auto show car knocked me out. Basically like a sporty looking Plug-In Hybrid but for Europe, this Kuga ST-Line had a monochrome bright red paint job with a black roof, polished wheels, and the all-important badges. Nicely done.
Mercedes-Benz Teases EQ Concept Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut
All will be revealed next week. The teaser campaign for the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is well underway, and Mercedes-Benz is the next automaker to offer a not-so-subtle nod that something interesting is coming. The manufacturer took to social media this afternoon with a couple of teaser photos showing a sleek shape– both in real-life (albeit under a cover) and as a rough sketch. The not-subtle part comes from Merc’s accompanying post that identifies this car as something from its all-electric EQ team.
Honda E production car
Even beforelifted the sheets on the new E hatchback, the little electric car's charm shined right through the white sheet barely disguising its design. ; Americans don't usually flock to cars that are electric, small, or hatchbacks. But that can't stop us from appreciating its retro-modern design. Enjoy, rest of the world.
BMW Concept 4
I don't envydesigners. The brand's well-defined design language established over the last few decades doesn't give designers much freedom for change as other automakers have. But that's no excuse for the front end of the new , which previews the design of the upcoming 4 Series coupe. Our editors had mixed feelings about the oversized kidney grille.Â That and the exaggerated rear diffuser are controversial to say the least, but there's a lot to look forward to, here. On the positive side, the concept pops in red, and color matters. The sides of the coupe have been sculpted out, the door handles lie flush, and the car has a powerful hood and intricate headlights.
BMW’s New Concept Is All—and We Mean ALL—Grille
The Concept 4 previews the next 4 Series, but all we can focus on is that grille.
The big question is: How much of this design will translate to a future model? Considercoupes of decades past; they mostly resembled 3 Series sedans with two fewer doors. But that couldn't be more different than what this Concept 4 previews. Although the outgoing 4 Series was attractive in a subtle way, I'm intrigued by the level of visual differentiation we may see with the new model. Wishful thinking? It won't be long before we find out.
1987 Opel Corsa GT
What better way to demonstrate automotive progress than to display a 30-year-old car next to your new ones? As charming as this boxy '87 Corsa GT is, with its black liftgate, plaid seats, and three-spoke wheels, we'd much rather drive the new Opel for the obvious reasons (safety, power, efficiency, modern features, etc. ). The new Opel Corsas close to this older model include a red electric one with a black roof and partially blacked-out C-pillar, and a gas-powered model with an over-the-top visual package including racing stripes, and red trim on the wheels, side mirrors, and grille. But hey, how about that '87 Corsa GT that Opel spent eight months restoring?
VW ID 4 SUV teased at Frankfurt Motor Show
Tucked away at the back of VW's stage is the next ID vehicle to make its debut.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept
You gotta like the idea that the biggest global luxury brand is bringing back pinstriping. Well, in some ways. The illuminating (and then disappearing) blue line on thehas nothing on the beautifully intricate work you'll see on cars featured with , but it's still charming. It's also a cool way to break up the car's two-tone silver and black color scheme. Whether or not you like the simple, melted-car design overall, the lighting on this concept is pretty cool.
Audi AI:Trail concept
We know this is vaporware, but this off-road electric concept fromis off-the-charts cool with massive rugged wheels, crazy angled sides, and headlights attached to a drone on top of the vehicle to detach and light the way ahead if needed.
It has a clear frunk, the bottom half of a steering wheel, and a minimalist interior with a place to prop your phone to serve as a nav system. The industrial-weave rear seats are strapped in place but can be removed to serve as hammock chairs once you find trees to strap them to.
It uses four electric motors, each sitting near a wheel, offering a range of 249 miles on-road and 155 miles off-road.
This Chinese startup has a five-passenger SUV that looks conservative from the outside but has a screen that spans the width of the car inside. Running 48 inches wide and 10 inches high, the screen is as tasteful as it is eye-catching.
Plans are to sell the M-Byte in China next year by mid-year and open the order banks at that time for U.S. customers for delivery in mid-2021.
Cost is expected to be about $45,000 for a well-equipped electric vehicle with a choice of batteries to provide a range of about 225 miles or 300 miles.
Automakers reimagine the dashboard at 2019's Frankfurt Motor Show.
From large to small to none at all, we've rounded up the most interesting cockpits and dashboard displays of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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