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In photos: Final roll call of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

In photos: Final roll call of ...
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Quadix Vintage buggies were seen regularly shuttling people around the show grounds
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Quadix Vintage buggies were seen regularly shuttling people around the show grounds
Mercedes shows the pre-production GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid
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Mercedes shows the pre-production GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid
The GLC F-Cell combines a hydrogen range of up to 272 miles (437 km) with a lithium-ion battery range of 30 miles (49 km), according to Mercedes
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The GLC F-Cell combines a hydrogen range of up to 272 miles (437 km) with a lithium-ion battery range of 30 miles (49 km), according to Mercedes 
The Mercedes GLC F-Cell has both a hydrogen fuel cell and a rechargeable 13.8-kWh lithium-ion battery
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The Mercedes GLC F-Cell has both a hydrogen fuel cell and a rechargeable 13.8-kWh lithium-ion battery
The Smart Brabus ForRescue is ready to patrol coastlines
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The Smart Brabus ForRescue is ready to patrol coastlines 
Smart Brabus ForRescue
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Smart Brabus ForRescue
Smart Electric Drive Challenge
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Smart Electric Drive Challenge
Smart at IAA 2017
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Smart at IAA 2017
The Mercedes-Benz E350 e makes it a little tougher to get to the coffee bar
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The Mercedes-Benz E350 e makes it a little tougher to get to the coffee bar
The Mercedes S560 e plug-in hybrid has an all-electric range around 25 miles (40 km)
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The Mercedes S560 e plug-in hybrid has an all-electric range around 25 miles (40 km)
Mercedes shows the S560 4Matic Coupe in Frankfurt
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Mercedes shows the S560 4Matic Coupe in Frankfurt
Mercedes shows the S560 4Matic Coupe in Frankfurt
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Mercedes shows the S560 4Matic Coupe in Frankfurt
Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ Cabriolet
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Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ Cabriolet
Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ Cabriolet
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Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ Cabriolet
Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ Cabriolet
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Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ Cabriolet
Brabus Classic shows a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode in progress
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Brabus Classic shows a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode in progress
There are plenty of new, fancy cars in Frankfurt, but none look as stately as this classic Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
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There are plenty of new, fancy cars in Frankfurt, but none look as stately as this classic Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman 
Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman on show at Brabus Classic
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Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman on show at Brabus Classic
New Hungarian trike company Grizzly Trikes shows its wares outside in Frankfurt
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New Hungarian trike company Grizzly Trikes shows its wares outside in Frankfurt
Grizzly trikes feature a 109-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission
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Grizzly trikes feature a 109-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission
Michelin shows the Roborace car
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Michelin shows the Roborace car
Michelin's Visionary Concept combines wheel and tire into a single, puncture-proof structure with tread that can be renewed and altered to meet conditions
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Michelin's Visionary Concept combines wheel and tire into a single, puncture-proof structure with tread that can be renewed and altered to meet conditions
The Citroën E-Mehari Styled By Courrèges makes the trip to Frankfurt after a showing at Paris Design Week
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The Citroën E-Mehari Styled By Courrèges makes the trip to Frankfurt after a showing at Paris Design Week
The new Citroën C3 Aircross on show in Frankfurt
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The new Citroën C3 Aircross on show in Frankfurt
Citroën C3 Aircross
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Citroën C3 Aircross
Another look for the Citroën C3 Aircross
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Another look for the Citroën C3 Aircross
The standard Citroën SpaceTourer isn't nearly as interesting as the SpaceTourer Rip Curl camper van that debuted in Frankfurt, but it's not a bad-looking van
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The standard Citroën SpaceTourer isn't nearly as interesting as the SpaceTourer Rip Curl camper van that debuted in Frankfurt, but it's not a bad-looking van
Hyundai shows the new i30 Fastback in Frankfurt
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Hyundai shows the new i30 Fastback in Frankfurt
Hyundai shows the new i30 Fastback in Frankfurt
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Hyundai shows the new i30 Fastback in Frankfurt
Hyundia Ioniq plug-in hybrid
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Hyundia Ioniq plug-in hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq electric
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Hyundai Ioniq electric 
Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid
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Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid
Hyundai puts the new Kona small crossover under the show lights
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Hyundai puts the new Kona small crossover under the show lights
The Hyundai Kona is one of the latest in a market barrage of small, urban crossovers
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The Hyundai Kona is one of the latest in a market barrage of small, urban crossovers
The Kona seemed to be the big star of Hyundai's Frankfurt booth
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The Kona seemed to be the big star of Hyundai's Frankfurt booth
Europeans love their estates - Here we look at the Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports
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Europeans love their estates - Here we look at the Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports
The Toyota Proace Verso Executive was one of many nice vans on show in Frankfurt
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The Toyota Proace Verso Executive was one of many nice vans on show in Frankfurt
Inside the Toyota Proace Verso Executive van
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Inside the Toyota Proace Verso Executive van
Classic Ford Fiesta on show at Ford's Frankfurt booth
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Classic Ford Fiesta on show at Ford's Frankfurt booth
Ford EcoSport ST-Line
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Ford EcoSport ST-Line
Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype on show in Frankfurt
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Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype on show in Frankfurt
Another one of those new compact crossovers for urbanites: the Kia Stonic
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Another one of those new compact crossovers for urbanites: the Kia Stonic
This particular Stonic might be plain Jane, but Kia offers a variety of color options, along with contrast roof options
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This particular Stonic might be plain Jane, but Kia offers a variety of color options, along with contrast roof options 
Kia Stonic on show in Frankfurt
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Kia Stonic on show in Frankfurt
The Kia Stinger looks fast and aggressive as always
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The Kia Stinger looks fast and aggressive as always
BMW gets artsy with the i8
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BMW gets artsy with the i8
BMW i8 MemphisStyle
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BMW i8 MemphisStyle
Spotlight on the "i": the new BMW i3s and BMW iPerformance
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Spotlight on the "i": the new BMW i3s and BMW iPerformance 
BMW M4 CS
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BMW M4 CS
BMW M5
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BMW M5
BMW M5
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BMW M5
World premiere of the new BMW X3
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World premiere of the new BMW X3
BMW X3
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BMW X3
A BMW fat bike? BMW is no stranger to bike team-ups, and here it shows the Specialized for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie e-bike designed to match the new X3
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A BMW fat bike? BMW is no stranger to bike team-ups, and here it shows the Specialized for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie e-bike designed to match the new X3
BMW motorcycles at Frankfurt 2017
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BMW motorcycles at Frankfurt 2017
BMW motorcycles at Frankfurt 2017
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BMW motorcycles at Frankfurt 2017
BMW motorcycles at Frankfurt 2017
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BMW motorcycles at Frankfurt 2017
Kumpan electric scooters on display outside at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Kumpan electric scooters on display outside at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Quadix shows off the Vintage Bud Spencer Limited Edition buggy
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Quadix shows off the Vintage Bud Spencer Limited Edition buggy
Quadix shows off the Vintage Bud Spencer Limited Edition buggy
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Quadix shows off the Vintage Bud Spencer Limited Edition buggy
Kyburz eRod on show outside Frankfurt
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Kyburz eRod on show outside Frankfurt 
The e-Cruiser from Boom Trikes
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The e-Cruiser from Boom Trikes
Audi has the spotlight on autonomy with the new A8, Aicon and Elaine concepts, so this robotic band fits right in
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Audi has the spotlight on autonomy with the new A8, Aicon and Elaine concepts, so this robotic band fits right in
Unfortunately these Robocross Machines sat idle while we were at Audi's booth. We would have liked to see them rock out
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Unfortunately these Robocross Machines sat idle while we were at Audi's booth. We would have liked to see them rock out
Audi's new RS 4 Avant
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Audi's new RS 4 Avant
Audi stretches out with the RS 4 Avant
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Audi stretches out with the RS 4 Avant
Audi puts the focus on compressed natural gas with a section dedicated to g-tron cars
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Audi puts the focus on compressed natural gas with a section dedicated to g-tron cars
Audi A5 Sportback g-tron at IAA 2017
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Audi A5 Sportback g-tron at IAA 2017
The all-new Audi A8 on show in Frankfurt
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The all-new Audi A8 on show in Frankfurt 
Audi A8 50 TDI Quattro
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Audi A8 50 TDI Quattro
Audi shows the lightweight carbon/fiberglass CNG tank of the A3 Sportback g-tron
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Audi shows the lightweight carbon/fiberglass CNG tank of the A3 Sportback g-tron
Trasco shows that you can be protected and green at the same time with the B4 A-Kip Armored Hybrid Limousine
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Trasco shows that you can be protected and green at the same time with the B4 A-Kip Armored Hybrid Limousine
Trasco's B4-armored hybrid is based on the BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance, and the "A-Kip" stands for "Anti-Kidnapping"
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Trasco's B4-armored hybrid is based on the BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance, and the "A-Kip" stands for "Anti-Kidnapping"
Also on show at Trasco's booth, a B4 A-Kip armored BMW 540i xDrive complete with flashers
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Also on show at Trasco's booth, a B4 A-Kip armored BMW 540i xDrive complete with flashers
Trasco armored BMW 540i xDrive
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Trasco armored BMW 540i xDrive
Inside, Trasco has tried to maintain the look of a stock BMW
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Inside, Trasco has tried to maintain the look of a stock BMW
Trasco adds a little extra to the glass
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Trasco adds a little extra to the glass 
Inside the luxurious Dizayn VIP DV Diamond Mercedes van
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Inside the luxurious Dizayn VIP DV Diamond Mercedes van
This is how you travel in style
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This is how you travel in style
Another look from Dizayn VIP
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Another look from Dizayn VIP
Dizayn VIP Mercedes van
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Dizayn VIP Mercedes van
Dizayn VIP is a Turkish customizer that specializes not only in van interiors but also jets, yachts, buses and cars
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Dizayn VIP is a Turkish customizer that specializes not only in van interiors but also jets, yachts, buses and cars
Dizayn VIP goes big with a Sprinter
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Dizayn VIP goes big with a Sprinter
Dizayn VIP vans at Frankfurt 2017
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Dizayn VIP vans at Frankfurt 2017
Brabus Classic at Frankfurt 2017
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Brabus Classic at Frankfurt 2017
Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Brabus at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Lexus gives the NX a refresh
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Lexus gives the NX a refresh 
Lexus shows its new NX, which features updated styling
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Lexus shows its new NX, which features updated styling
Lexus NX 300h at Frankfurt 2017
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Lexus NX 300h at Frankfurt 2017
Lexus NX 300h at Frankfurt 2017
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Lexus NX 300h at Frankfurt 2017
The refreshed NX features a new spindle grille and front bumper design
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The refreshed NX features a new spindle grille and front bumper design
New Subaru Impreza
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New Subaru Impreza
New Subaru Impreza
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New Subaru Impreza
Subaru WRX STI
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Subaru WRX STI
Bridgestone uses the Lexus LC 500h as a tire model
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Bridgestone uses the Lexus LC 500h as a tire model
The Thyssenkrupp SunRiser solar car developed by students at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences
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The Thyssenkrupp SunRiser solar car developed by students at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Mazda CX-5
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Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-5
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Mazda CX-5
Inside the Mazda CX-5
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Inside the Mazda CX-5
Suzuki highlights the new Swift in Frankfurt
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Suzuki highlights the new Swift in Frankfurt
Suzuki Swift
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Suzuki Swift
Honda's Customer Racing Study previews a customer race car based on the Civic Type R
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Honda's Customer Racing Study previews a customer race car based on the Civic Type R
Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ T-Modell
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Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ T-Modell
Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ T-Modell
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Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ T-Modell
Mercedes-AMG at Frankfurt 2017
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Mercedes-AMG at Frankfurt 2017
Mercedes-AMG at Frankfurt 2017
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Mercedes-AMG at Frankfurt 2017
The third bicycle team-up between Mercedes-AMG and Rotwild, the R.S2 Limited Edition is a 16.3-lb (7.38-kg) racing bike limited to 50 models
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The third bicycle team-up between Mercedes-AMG and Rotwild, the R.S2 Limited Edition is a 16.3-lb (7.38-kg) racing bike limited to 50 models
Mercedes E220 d 4Matic
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Mercedes E220 d 4Matic
One of the highlights of Daimler's large, multi-story hall, the slick-looking 1970 C 111/2 research vehicle
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One of the highlights of Daimler's large, multi-story hall, the slick-looking 1970 C 111/2 research vehicle
The first C 111 experimental vehicle was revealed at the 1969 Frankfurt Motor Show, and this C 111/2 followed in 1970
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The first C 111 experimental vehicle was revealed at the 1969 Frankfurt Motor Show, and this C 111/2 followed in 1970
Mercedes says it developed the C 111 specfically as an experimental vehicle, exploring technologies like fiberglass body construction and Wankel engine power
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Mercedes says it developed the C 111 specfically as an experimental vehicle, exploring technologies like fiberglass body construction and Wankel engine power
The C 111/2 was launched with a four-rotor Wankel engine, an advance from the original C 111, which had a three-rotor
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The C 111/2 was launched with a four-rotor Wankel engine, an advance from the original C 111, which had a three-rotor
The combination of fiberglass body and Wankel engine of the C 111 program failed to meet proper durability, safety and emissions standards of the times, so the car never made it to production
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The combination of fiberglass body and Wankel engine of the C 111 program failed to meet proper durability, safety and emissions standards of the times, so the car never made it to production
It was all closed up when we visited in Frankfurt, but the C 111/2 has a pair of gullwing doors
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It was all closed up when we visited in Frankfurt, but the C 111/2 has a pair of gullwing doors
New Mobility hall at IAA 2017
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New Mobility hall at IAA 2017
Flying mobility a solid presence at this year's Frankfurt show; here PAL-V displays in the New Mobility hall
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Flying mobility a solid presence at this year's Frankfurt show; here PAL-V displays in the New Mobility hall
PAL-V began taking reservations for its flying car earlier this year
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PAL-V began taking reservations for its flying car earlier this year
Adaptive City Mobility shows its City eTaxi, a lightweight, all-electric three-seater with battery swapping structure
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Adaptive City Mobility shows its City eTaxi, a lightweight, all-electric three-seater with battery swapping structure
Swiss scooter/mobility company Micro Mobility Systems shows its Microlino electric Isetta
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Swiss scooter/mobility company Micro Mobility Systems shows its Microlino electric Isetta
A look inside the Microlino
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A look inside the Microlino
Micro specializes in small mobility solutions like this luggage scooter
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Micro specializes in small mobility solutions like this luggage scooter
Segway's One S2 one-wheel electric transporter
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Segway's One S2 one-wheel electric transporter
Segway shows its line inside Frankfurt's New Mobility hall
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Segway shows its line inside Frankfurt's New Mobility hall
Rotwild electric mountain bike on show in Frankfurt
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Rotwild electric mountain bike on show in Frankfurt
Electric bikes of the New Mobility hall
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Electric bikes of the New Mobility hall
IAA 2017
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IAA 2017
Dizayn VIP vans at Frankfurt 2017
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Dizayn VIP vans at Frankfurt 2017
Honda Civic Type R Customer Racing Study
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Honda Civic Type R Customer Racing Study
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The Frankfurt Motor Show wraps up this weekend, and with it goes a stunning collection of cars, trucks, vans, urban transporters, flying taxis and more. After looking at the concept cars, the sports cars, the camper vans, and the trucks and SUVs, we still have many more show photos of world premieres, classics, three-wheelers, buggies and much more. So as we bid this year's IAA adieu, we give you one final gallery.

A show of superlatives

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show has been up there with the best we've seen in terms of debuting and previewing advanced technologies and new (sometimes weird) ideas in mobility. The show has hosted everything from a first look at Mercedes-AMG's advanced F1-molded supercar, to the latest in flying cars and VTOL shuttles, to fast-forwards like home-integrated Renaults and autonomous Audis.

Electric powertrain technology has also been a major storyline, with Volkswagen promising to invest €6 billion (US$7.2 billion) in electric mobility over the next five years, Honda stating that every one of its new European car models will feature electrified tech, all-new Japanese badge Aspark showing what might just be the quickest road car in the world (although not the quickest from 0-400-0), and major players like Mercedes and BMW displaying the latest conceptual evolutions of their electric development programs.

Having looked at all those stories in individual articles and previous galleries, we found ourselves staring at a still-huge gallery of unused photos, so we knew one last look at Frankfurt was in order. A few of the highlights we haven't looked at previously:

Mercedes GLC F-Cell

Mercedes shows the pre-production GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid
Mercedes shows the pre-production GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

Mercedes was putting the finishing touches on the GLC F-Cell the last we checked, and it gave the electrified SUV a prime location right outside its Frankfurt hall, a few spots over from the impressive Volocopter. The show model is still a pre-production vehicle, though the camouflage has been lifted. It features what Daimler calls a world-first combination of fuel cell and plug-in battery electric technology, combining the benefits of both storage mediums for over 300 combined miles of range, 272 miles (437 km) from the hydrogen tanks and 30 (49 km) from the 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, as per the NEDC. An intelligent management system directs power from the two sources to the 197-hp (147-kW) electric motor.

The F-Cell offers a more robust range than most modern electric vehicles, pure battery-electric driving capability, clean hydrogen driving, and short hydrogen refueling times, making it both practical and environmentally friendly. Mercedes says that its engineers are taking the final steps toward production, which will take place in Bremen, Germany.

Trasco B4 A-Kip Hybrid Limousine

Trasco shows that you can be protected and green at the same time with the B4 A-Kip Armored Hybrid Limousine
Trasco shows that you can be protected and green at the same time with the B4 A-Kip Armored Hybrid Limousine

Stepping way down the practicality scale, unless you happen to be a high-ranking government official or international super-spy, is another luxury car from Bremen: the Trasco B4 A-Kip Hybrid Limousine. Trasco set out in Frankfurt to highlight the mix of armoring and eco-friendly drive power on this beefed-up BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance. Power comes from BMW's fuel-frugal hybrid split, and Trasco's B4 armoring offers a lightweight, "anti-kidnapping" level of protection that Trasco says is optimized for current threats like street crime and violent protests. The large BMW sedan, with its reflective black paint and thick ballistic glass, definitely looks the part of an armored car built for dignitaries and despots.

Adaptive City Mobility eTaxi

Adaptive City Mobility shows its City eTaxi, a lightweight, all-electric three-seater with battery swapping structure
Adaptive City Mobility shows its City eTaxi, a lightweight, all-electric three-seater with battery swapping structure

The fruits of the German government-supported Adaptive City Mobility project, the City eTaxi is a light, versatile electric taxi concept for urban centers. Its aluminum chassis, composite passenger cell and plastic components keep weight down to 1,213 lb (550 kg). The car seats a single driver up front and two passengers in back, storing two to four suitcases in a small "backpack" trunk.

The City eTaxi's batteries are stored in the floor, as is common in EVs, only they're secured inside a slide-out storage tray that allows for easy removal and swapping. Each battery module can be quickly pulled out by its handle and swapped for a charged module, allowing the taxi to quickly "refuel" without having to be taken off the streets for hours on end. Fleet management software connects all the taxis, battery charging stations and end users, helping to effectively direct taxis where they're needed.

With its large plexiglass windows and compact design, the City eTaxi feels like a non-autonomous, modern-day version of the futuristic Smart Vision EQ ForTwo. ACM imagines it, and perhaps a fleet of different vehicle types based on the same technology, finding use not only for taxiing passengers, but also for carrying cargo, hosting city tours and serving other purposes.

Head to the gallery for one last look at all the other sights of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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