Frankfurt Mo­tor Show

The lat­est, mostly elec­tric, cars from the IAA

Car India - - CONTENTS - Story: Jim Gorde Pho­tog­ra­phy: News­press

Audi Ai­con

The fu­ture of the elec­tric car lies in a per­son’s abil­ity to travel long dis­tances in com­fort. With a length of over 5.4 me­tres, this all-elec­tric 2+2 four-door does just that. It also boasts of a range of over 700 km on a sin­gle charge

BMW iVi­sion Dy­nam­ics

Some­one had to take on the Tesla Model S and BMW seem to have an apt tool in the mak­ing. The iVi­sion Dy­nam­ics should be the elec­tric lux­ury-sport sedan the self-driv­ing folk have been wait­ing for

BMW X7 iPer­for­mance

The in­evitable su­per-lux­ury sports ac­tiv­ity ve­hi­cle from Mu­nich is not far off. Built on a new plat­form, it aims to de­liver max­i­mum lux­ury for seven oc­cu­pants, to­gether with en­gag­ing driv­ing dy­nam­ics

Honda Ur­ban EV

Few cars man­aged to cap­ture as many LED flashes as the new Ur­ban EV. It seems to be an in­spired de­sign work, be­cause we see a lot of po­ten­tial and prac­ti­cal­ity, and even a lit­tle bit of Golf Mk I

Kia Pro­ceed

Kia have slowly but surely be­come a force to be reck­oned with. Ev­ery new car brings con­tin­ued, pal­pa­ble evo­lu­tion, and the new Pro­ceed, mi­nus the apos­tro­phe, is an­other ex­am­ple of their prow­ess

Mercedes-May­bach Vi­sion 6 Cabri­o­let

What’s a six-me­tre long lux­ury two-door coupé with­out a drop-top coun­ter­part? Here we are! MercedesMay­bach re­vealed this stun­ner of a lux­ury tourer at Frankfurt, and it looks ab­so­lutely de­li­cious in­deed

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE

An F1 race­car for the road, the Project ONE in­cor­po­rates the 1.6 turbo V6 power-unit, com­plete with the MGU twins, for a com­bined 1,000+ PS out­put and stag­ger­ing claimed ac­cel­er­a­tion times

Mercedes-Benz EQA

A clear in­di­ca­tor of Mercedes’ elec­tric fu­ture, the EQA con­cept high­lights the ap­proach that Stuttgart will take in the very near fu­ture. The EQ has two elec­tric mo­tors and over 200 kW (272 PS)

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

Tak­ing a step for­ward in cre­at­ing cars pow­ered by re­new­able en­ergy, the GLC F-Cell uses hy­dro­gen stored on board. Pure elec­tric range is 49 km, with hy­brid range go­ing up to 437 km. It packs 147 kW (200 PS)

MINI John Cooper Works GP

With­out a doubt the most ag­gres­sive MINI de­sign study to be un­veiled, the JCW GP Con­cept has been in­spired by the brand’s vic­to­ries in the Monte Carlo rally 50 years ago. Only 2,000 will be made

Re­nault Sym­bioz

Essen­tially an in­te­grated house and car that work to­gether, the Sym­bioz ex­tends the vi­sion of au­tonomous, elec­tric and con­nected cars a fu­ture that is fully in­ter­ac­tive

Toy­ota C-HR Hy-Power

With a var­ied cus­tomer base in mind, Toy­ota have cre­ated the HyPower ver­sion of the new C-HR, that also looks more ex­cit­ing. The lat­est-gen hy­brid pow­er­train with 122 PS brings the power

Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron ZERO400ZERO record

Bu­gatti show­cased the Ch­i­ron that set the world record for a pro­duc­tion car: go­ing from 0-400-0 km/h in just 42 sec­onds. In the hands of for­mer F1 driver Juan Pablo Mon­toya at Ehra-Lessien, the Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron was ac­cel­er­ated from stand­still to 400 km/h and braked hard back to zero in 41.96 sec­onds, over just 3,112 me­tres. The ac­cel­er­a­tion run took 32.6 sec­onds and 2,621 me­tres, with brak­ing tak­ing 9.3 sec­onds and just 491 me­tres

Audi A8

Rais­ing the bar in the pre­mi­um­lux­ury saloon arena, the new Audi A8 is the first to boast of Level III au­tonomous as­sis­tance. It also packs a slew of cred­i­ble V6 and V8 en­gines, too

Audi R8 V10 RWS

What’s this? A rear-wheel-drive Audi sports car? Sac­ri­lege to some, weight­sav­ing and more ex­cit­ing to oth­ers, the RWD-only R8 packs a 540-PS nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated V10 and some racy paint op­tions as well

Audi RS 4 Avant

It’s back, and it’s just as prac­ti­cal and fun. It’s still is with a V6, al­beit a new 2.9-litre unit with 450 PS and 600 Nm of torque, go­ing to all four wheels. Fast real es­tate, this is, com­ing soon to a dealer near you


BMW’s new F90 M5 looks posher, even friend­lier. But, un­der­neath, there’s a wilder 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with all of 600 PS and 750 Nm. For the first time ever, there’s M xDrive: power goes to all four wheels, se­lec­tively, of course


Race and tease po­ten­tial cus­tomers be­fore they can buy it? Seems like a good idea. The new M8 GTE race car gives a hint of what the new M8, and, in­deed, the 8 Se­ries will be when they ar­rive early next year

Fer­rari Portofino

Rais­ing the level of en­try-level isn’t easy, and the Portofino — that re­places the Cal­i­for­nia T — gets a 600-PS twin-turbo V8 and more lus­cious, de­sir­able styling to go along with it

Ford EcoS­port

Beefier, sportier and just as good, Ford show­cased the new EcoS­port with a slew of fa­mil­iar en­gines, and this neat ST-Line. We want!

Ford Mus­tang GT

With a restyled nose and pack­ing the same burly 5.0-litre V8, the new Mus­tang GT wants to be the stuff of posters again. Should come in soon

Honda CR-V Hy­brid

As the world aban­dons diesel, the CR-V gets the Ac­cord’s 2.0-litre Atkin­son petrol en­gine and elec­tric power, be­com­ing cleaner and more fru­gal

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai need to be taken se­ri­ously. The new Kona com­pact SUV looks just as de­sir­able and fu­tur­is­tic as a new Hyundai should

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé

A new 612-PS 4.0-litre V8, nine-speed au­to­box, and an ag­gres­sive Panamer­i­cana front grille set the new AMG S 63 Coupé (and Cabri­o­let) apart

Porsche 911 GT3 with Tour­ing Pack­age

Wanted a 911R but couldn’t make it in time? Fret not! Porsche have de-winged the GT3 and given it a man­ual trans­mis­sion. In­ter­ested?

Porsche 959 Group B

How could we not? The Group B 959 was a force to be reck­oned with. It even spawned the world’s fastest pro­duc­tion car back in the late 1980s

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The third-gen­er­a­tion Cayenne builds on fam­ily val­ues and in­tro­duces new en­gines and con­ve­niences. Com­ing soon to In­dia

Škoda Karoq

Al­ready the re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral awards, the new Karoq re­places the Yeti. No more odd-ball styling. This one is sleek and mod­ern

Toy­ota Land Cruiser Prado

The new Land Cruiser Prado was also show­cased, pack­ing a fa­mil­iar 2.8-litre four-cylin­der tur­bod­iesel mo­tor. Ex­pect an In­dian launch soon

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