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In pictures: 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show roundup

In pictures: 2015 Frankfurt Mo...
2015 Frankfurt Motor Show highlights
2015 Frankfurt Motor Show highlights
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BMW 225xe
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BMW 225xe
BMW X5 xDrive40e
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BMW X5 xDrive40e
BMW highlights its plug-in hybrids in Frankfurt
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BMW highlights its plug-in hybrids in Frankfurt
The 330e plug-in hybrid is one of the highlights of the new 3 Series, BMW's most popular model line
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The 330e plug-in hybrid is one of the highlights of the new 3 Series, BMW's most popular model line
BMW 330e
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BMW 330e
BMW X5 xDrive40e
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BMW X5 xDrive40e
Under the hood of the X5 xDrive40e
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Under the hood of the X5 xDrive40e
BMW highlights the new plug-in hybrids coming to its 2016 line
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BMW highlights the new plug-in hybrids coming to its 2016 line
The BMW M4 looks hot in reddish-orange paint
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The BMW M4 looks hot in reddish-orange paint
Under the hood of the BMW M4
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Under the hood of the BMW M4
Much of BMW's Frankfurt hall was dedicated to the new 7 Series
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Much of BMW's Frankfurt hall was dedicated to the new 7 Series
The all-new BMW 750Li xDrive
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The all-new BMW 750Li xDrive
BMW's motorcycle corner
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BMW's motorcycle corner
BMW S 1000 XR bike
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BMW S 1000 XR bike
BMW R nineT
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BMW R nineT
The R nineT served as the starting point for the Concept Path 22, which was displayed right next to it in Frankfurt
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The R nineT served as the starting point for the Concept Path 22, which was displayed right next to it in Frankfurt
BMW R nineT
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BMW R nineT
BMW R nineT
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BMW R nineT
The R nineT in the foreground and Concept Path 22 in the background
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The R nineT in the foreground and Concept Path 22 in the background
BMW R nineT
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BMW R nineT
BMW R nineT
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BMW R nineT
BMW stage at IAA Frankfurt 2015
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BMW stage at IAA Frankfurt 2015
The new 330e has a combination of new-generation petrol four-cylinder and eDrive for a total output of 248 hp
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The new 330e has a combination of new-generation petrol four-cylinder and eDrive for a total output of 248 hp
BMW 730d xDrive
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BMW 730d xDrive
BMW eDrive technology teams with a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder in BMW's 225xe
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BMW eDrive technology teams with a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder in BMW's 225xe
The new BMW 225xe will launch next spring
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The new BMW 225xe will launch next spring
Highlights of the all-new 7 Series include an active chassis, Laserlight, an illuminated Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof and a smartphone holder with inductive charging
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Highlights of the all-new 7 Series include an active chassis, Laserlight, an illuminated Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof and a smartphone holder with inductive charging
BMW's Frankfurt hall is a massive affair; this 750Li xDrive is spotlighted in a well inside the spiraling staircase leading to more displays upstairs
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BMW's Frankfurt hall is a massive affair; this 750Li xDrive is spotlighted in a well inside the spiraling staircase leading to more displays upstairs
BMW 750Li xDrive
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BMW 750Li xDrive
Upstairs, BMW highlights the 7 Series' new carbon fiber-reinforced construction
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Upstairs, BMW highlights the 7 Series' new carbon fiber-reinforced construction
BMW saves weight with a mix of aluminum, CFRP and high-tensile steel
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BMW saves weight with a mix of aluminum, CFRP and high-tensile steel
The carbon is what make it a "Carbon Core"
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The carbon is what make it a "Carbon Core"
BMW 7 Series Carbon Core
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BMW 7 Series Carbon Core
A peek inside the new 7 Series
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A peek inside the new 7 Series
Inside the BMW 750Li xDrive
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Inside the BMW 750Li xDrive
BMW 750Li xDrive
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BMW 750Li xDrive
BMW 750Li xDrive
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BMW 750Li xDrive
There's nothing subtle about this orange-interiored Rolls Royce Dawn
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There's nothing subtle about this orange-interiored Rolls Royce Dawn
The "dawn" of a new Rolls Royce convertible
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The "dawn" of a new Rolls Royce convertible
World premiere of the Rolls Royce Dawn
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World premiere of the Rolls Royce Dawn
Rolls-Royce believes the Dawn to be the quietest open-top car ever made
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Rolls-Royce believes the Dawn to be the quietest open-top car ever made
It's a big barge, but the 563-hp 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 should ensure enough zip to make an enjoyable open-road commute
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It's a big barge, but the 563-hp 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 should ensure enough zip to make an enjoyable open-road commute
The Dawn interior is designed to keep all four occupants comfortable
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The Dawn interior is designed to keep all four occupants comfortable
Inside the new Rolls Royce Dawn
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Inside the new Rolls Royce Dawn
Inside the new Rolls Royce Dawn
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Inside the new Rolls Royce Dawn
Rolls-Royce takes issue with the media's contention that the Dawn is a Wraith drophead, saying that 80 percent of the car's body panels are newly designed to make a car that "looks as beautiful with its roof up as with it down"
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Rolls-Royce takes issue with the media's contention that the Dawn is a Wraith drophead, saying that 80 percent of the car's body panels are newly designed to make a car that "looks as beautiful with its roof up as with it down"
MINI shows the new Clubman after its world premiere in Berlin back in June
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MINI shows the new Clubman after its world premiere in Berlin back in June
The new Clubman represents the beginning of a new design strategy at MINI
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The new Clubman represents the beginning of a new design strategy at MINI
The MINI Clubman at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The MINI Clubman at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
BMW M3
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BMW M3
BMW M3
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BMW M3
Smart safety car
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Smart safety car
Smart safety car
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Smart safety car
World premiere of the new Smart Fortwo cabrio Smart Fortwo Cabriolet
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World premiere of the new Smart Fortwo cabrio Smart Fortwo Cabriolet
The new Smart Fortwo cabriolet has a fabric soft top with 12-second opening
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The new Smart Fortwo cabriolet has a fabric soft top with 12-second opening
Smart e-bikes on show at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Smart e-bikes on show at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
An even smaller type of motorized Smart vehicle
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An even smaller type of motorized Smart vehicle
Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 d 4Matic
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Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 d 4Matic
Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 d 4Matic
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Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 d 4Matic
Mercedes S 500 e
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Mercedes S 500 e
Mercedes S 500 e
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Mercedes S 500 e
Mercedes S 500 e
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Mercedes S 500 e
The Mercedes SL 500 looks good in red and black
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The Mercedes SL 500 looks good in red and black
Mercedes-Benz SL 500
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Mercedes-Benz SL 500
World premiere of the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
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World premiere of the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
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Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
S 500 Cabriolet premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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S 500 Cabriolet premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
A look inside the S 500 Cabriolet
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A look inside the S 500 Cabriolet
A look inside the S 500 Cabriolet
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A look inside the S 500 Cabriolet
S 500 Cabriolet
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S 500 Cabriolet
World premiere of the new C-Class Coupé
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World premiere of the new C-Class Coupé
World premiere of the new C-Class Coupé
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World premiere of the new C-Class Coupé
Mercedes C 300 Coupé
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Mercedes C 300 Coupé
Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupé
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Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupé
Mercedes C-Class Coupé
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Mercedes C-Class Coupé
Inside the new C-Class Coupé
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Inside the new C-Class Coupé
Inside the new C-Class Coupé
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Inside the new C-Class Coupé
The sporty Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé makes its world premiere
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The sporty Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé makes its world premiere
The new C 63 Coupé is powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 AMG engine with up to 503 hp
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The new C 63 Coupé is powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 AMG engine with up to 503 hp
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
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Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
Mercedes calls the new C 63 "the sportiest C-Class ever"
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Mercedes calls the new C 63 "the sportiest C-Class ever"
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé has a Ride Control suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers
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The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé has a Ride Control suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers
The new S 500 Cabriolet
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The new S 500 Cabriolet
The Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
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The Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
A sportier alternative: the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
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A sportier alternative: the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
Inside the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
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Inside the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
Skoda Superb Combi
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Skoda Superb Combi
Skoda Superb Combi
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Skoda Superb Combi
Skoda Superb Combi
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Skoda Superb Combi
Bicycles on display in BMW's booth
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Bicycles on display in BMW's booth
BMW 225xe
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BMW 225xe
BMW 750Li xDrive
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BMW 750Li xDrive
Mercedes' stage was filled with world premieres
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Mercedes' stage was filled with world premieres
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
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The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
The Golf GTI Clubsport is a 40th anniversary Golf GTI edition
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The Golf GTI Clubsport is a 40th anniversary Golf GTI edition
Instead of adapting a conventional vehicle, Germany's DLR institute has developed a robotic autonomous vehicle from the ground up
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Instead of adapting a conventional vehicle, Germany's DLR institute has developed a robotic autonomous vehicle from the ground up
Robotics meet autonomous driving in the DLR Robomobil
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Robotics meet autonomous driving in the DLR Robomobil
The Robomobil is powered by four "Wheel Robots," in-wheel electric drive modules with traction motors and steering and brake actuators
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The Robomobil is powered by four "Wheel Robots," in-wheel electric drive modules with traction motors and steering and brake actuators
Peugeot Sport 308 Racing Cup
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Peugeot Sport 308 Racing Cup
Peugeot Sport 308 Racing Cup
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Peugeot Sport 308 Racing Cup
The new Toyota Prius
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The new Toyota Prius
Toyota estimates a 10 percent increase in fuel economy for the new fourth-generation Prius
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Toyota estimates a 10 percent increase in fuel economy for the new fourth-generation Prius
The Prius gets a full makeover
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The Prius gets a full makeover
The new, fourth-generation Prius at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The new, fourth-generation Prius at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
After debuting in Las Vegas a week earlier, the new Prius shows its stuff in Frankfurt
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After debuting in Las Vegas a week earlier, the new Prius shows its stuff in Frankfurt
The new Artega Scalo electric sports car makes its debut in Frankfurt
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The new Artega Scalo electric sports car makes its debut in Frankfurt
The Artega Scalo uses a two-part curved OLED infotainment screen
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The Artega Scalo uses a two-part curved OLED infotainment screen
The curved OLED screen is still a prototype, but Artega believes it will be ready around the time of the car's launch late next year
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The curved OLED screen is still a prototype, but Artega believes it will be ready around the time of the car's launch late next year
Artega Scalo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Artega Scalo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The Scalo is driven by two synchronous motors powered by a 37 kWh lithium-ion battery teaming up for up to 250 miles of range
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The Scalo is driven by two synchronous motors powered by a 37 kWh lithium-ion battery teaming up for up to 250 miles of range
ZF Friedrichshafen's Advanced Urban Vehicle concept has a front axle capable of turning angles up to 75 degrees
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ZF Friedrichshafen's Advanced Urban Vehicle concept has a front axle capable of turning angles up to 75 degrees
The ZF Advanced Urban Vehicle features a rear-axle electric drive
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The ZF Advanced Urban Vehicle features a rear-axle electric drive
ZF Advanced Urban Vehicle
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ZF Advanced Urban Vehicle
Renault's electric race car won the inaugural Formula E Championship earlier this year
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Renault's electric race car won the inaugural Formula E Championship earlier this year
Bridgestone-sponsored vehicle from the World Solar Challenge
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Bridgestone-sponsored vehicle from the World Solar Challenge
The solar vehicle ran on these skinny Bridgestone Ecopia tires
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The solar vehicle ran on these skinny Bridgestone Ecopia tires
Bridgestone-sponsored solar vehicle
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Bridgestone-sponsored solar vehicle
Lexus GS 450h
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Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h
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Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h
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Lexus GS 450h
McLaren Honda MP4-30 race car
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McLaren Honda MP4-30 race car
McLaren Honda MP4-30 race car
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McLaren Honda MP4-30 race car
This Honda Civic Tourer set a European consumption world record over the summer
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This Honda Civic Tourer set a European consumption world record over the summer
A classic Alfa Romeo Giulia helps welcome the all-new Giulia
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A classic Alfa Romeo Giulia helps welcome the all-new Giulia
Alfa Romeo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Alfa Romeo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia was one of the big highlights for Fiat Chrysler's family of companies
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The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia was one of the big highlights for Fiat Chrysler's family of companies
The sporty Giulia sedan is one of the models that Alfa Romeo hopes will help it establish a solid US presence
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The sporty Giulia sedan is one of the models that Alfa Romeo hopes will help it establish a solid US presence
The new Giulia was nice, but we preferred the classic Alfas on display
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The new Giulia was nice, but we preferred the classic Alfas on display
Alfa Romeo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Alfa Romeo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The Ferrari 488 drops its top
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The Ferrari 488 drops its top
World premiere of the Ferrari 488 Spider
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World premiere of the Ferrari 488 Spider
The new 488 Spider has a retractable hard top
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The new 488 Spider has a retractable hard top
Hyundai's RM15 concept
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Hyundai's RM15 concept
The RM15 concept's frame
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The RM15 concept's frame
Hyundai is working on a bobsled for the Korean national team to use in 2016
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Hyundai is working on a bobsled for the Korean national team to use in 2016
Hyundai bobsled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Hyundai bobsled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Edition 50
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BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Edition 50
BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Edition 50
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BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Edition 50
Jaguar Land Rover shows its Spectre movie cars
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Jaguar Land Rover shows its Spectre movie cars
The radical Jaguar C-X75 never made it to production, but it will show up in the newest James Bond film
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The radical Jaguar C-X75 never made it to production, but it will show up in the newest James Bond film
Jaguar's C-X75 movie car was prepared by JLR Special Vehicle Operations and Williams Advanced Engineering
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Jaguar's C-X75 movie car was prepared by JLR Special Vehicle Operations and Williams Advanced Engineering
The C-X75 was revealed as a concept car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and was under development before being cancelled
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The C-X75 was revealed as a concept car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and was under development before being cancelled