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Mini Coupe / Roadster

15 September 2009

Mini is celebrating its 50th birthday with the unveiling of the Coupe and Roadster concepts, cars that will make it onto the road next year. Up to the waistline, both are near identical to the three-door; above that the rake of the windscreen has increased 16 degrees, while the overall height has dropped 60mm. This tight cabin volume exaggerates the long wheelbase giving the car a great stance tha

BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics

15 September 2009

BMW opened Frankfurt with its Vision EfficientDynamics concept, a 2+2 seat plug-in hybrid sports car that set the overall tone for a show where green technology and low emissions were the dominant focus.

Aston Martin Rapide

15 September 2009

This was the first time people outside of Aston Martin's Gaydon studios have seen the production Rapide, and the result remains impressively faithful to the concept seen at Detroit in 2006.

Peugeot BB1

15 September 2009

One of the more relevant concepts of the show came in the form of the diminutive 2.5m long Peugeot BB1.

Mini Coupe / Roadster

15 September 2009

Mini is celebrating its 50th birthday with the unveiling of the Coupe and Roadster concepts, cars that will make it onto the road next year.

Ferrari 459 Italia

15 September 2009

After day one of the Frankfurt motor show it was hard not to be confident that this is the car design of the show. Everyone here is talking about the 458, and almost all the designers we spoke to agreed that it was truly a beautiful 21st century Ferrari.

Citroen Revolte

15 September 2009

The Citroën Revolte concept was one of the highlights of the show and another concept that polarizes opinion.

Renault Twizy Z.E

15 September 2009

The Twizy is the smallest of Renault's four EV concepts.

Audi A5 Sportback

15 September 2009

Although the A5 Sportback is being shown for the first time at Frankfurt, the development program for this vehicle ran concurrently with the A5 coupe and cabriolet.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

15 September 2009

Opinions were quite divided on this new Mercedes-Benz flagship model. While some saw it as a faithful update of the 1950s 300SL, the majority of designers CDN spoke to saw it as too simplistically retro, with its abundance of references to the original car.