EngageSportMode couldn’t be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show but, fortunately, it knows some people who are. So with the press days now out of the way, what are some of the highlights from the 2013 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung?
Below are some of the stand out new cars announced at this year’s show. Some are purely concept cars to set new directions and garner interest, whilst others are production ready. Click the photo for bigger images.
Audi’s stunning hybrid Sport quattro concept has caught lots of attention
The possibility of a production version hangs in the balance.
Shock V10 diesel 4×4 Audi nanuk was a surprise
Sport kitted 4 Series Coupe looks cool with M body stripe.
The gorgeous and eco friendly BMW i8 supercar
Sebastien Loeb’s ride for the World Touring Car Championship next year.
Setting the luxurious direction for the next Mondeo – shown in both saloon and estate form.
Infiniti’s A-Class sized hatchback. Due to be built at the Nissan plant in Sunderland by ESM’s mate Dave.
4×4 1.6 turbo crossover from Kia looks different.
Hmm. Challenging is probably the kindest word to describe this Lexus crossover concept.
Merc 2.0 turbo touring car concept could become a reality if demand is there. BTCC contender in 2014?!
Channels the styling of the original Monza, but probably no more than a design exercise.
It’s that curious bi-coloured 308 R again.
We wonder if that woman can explain the random paint scheme?
It’s been a long time coming, but the 880 bhp hybrid is finally here
Subaru showed off its WRX Concept, first show in Detroit. WIll it come to the UK? Given Subaru’s track record, don’t count on it.
Not your average Yaris. 400 bhp from a 4WD hybrid powertrain!
Previewed on ESM weeks ago, the 300 bhp Golf R looks good in white on these optional wheels
Made especially for the people of Yorkshire (just kidding), the e-up! is part of VW’s all-electric plans.
Achingly beautiful, the Coupe Concept will set the path for future Volvo design. Hopefully a new C70 is in there.
EngageSportMode will bring you more news from Frankfurt as the reveals and reaction continue. Trust us, it’s not all hybrids and electric power, but the direction of modern motoring is clearly being firmly led by more than just the internal combustion engine.
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