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Great Wall launches luxury SUV brand Wey

Great Wall is China's largest producer of SUVs and pickup trucks but the company has ambitions to be much more than that. Great Wall has openly admitted its desire to acquire Jeep in its attempts to become the world's biggest producer of SUVs but at the same time the company wants to develop its own brands. Two of its leading brands are Haval...

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Brabus brought 888-horsepower rockets to Frankfurt auto show

Brabus takes the insane products built by Mercedes-AMG and turns them into mental, ballistic vehicles. Two of the latest high-horsepower playthings wear the name "900" on the badging, which should be a hint. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio and G65 were the latest to get the Brabus treatment. Both are rated at 900 metric horsepower, which is 888 hp here in the...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG's Project One was easily the show stopper. It's very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you're looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body draped over it. Then it hits you that you also have the...

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GKN Drivelines introduces off-the-shelf torque-vectoring eAxle

Last week we saw Bosch reveal its "e-axle" off-the-shelf" electric powertain solution for automakers who don't have the means or inclination to develop their own. Now another company is doing something similar. GKN Driveline, a leading supplier of automotive drivelines and technologies, introduced the "eTwinsterX" at the Frankfurt auto show. The eTwinsterX...

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Production Porsche Mission E to be priced like Panamera

Now that Porsche has ushered the 2019 Cayenne out into the world, it will be dedicating most of its resources to its next major launch: the production version of the Mission E electric sedan. Porsche's chairman, Oliver Blume, was kind enough to provide a little bit of insight into Porsche's first all-electric car at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and we now...

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Samsung SDI’s latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the likes of Audi and BMW, showcased a new and more compact...

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5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much more than that. He was the one that AMG boss Tobias Moers...

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2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes familiar route to high performance

Porsche knows chemistry. Take an engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo that can reach 150 mph (ask me how I know), and add the third-generation Cayenne. The solution is the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo that appeared Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Or maybe it's alchemy because the specs look magical. The new Cayenne Turbo uses the the same...

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Audi RS 4 Avant makes return at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Hot on the heels of Monday's debut of the new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, the Audi Sport division has since revealed a new generation of the RS 4. The vehicle made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sadly, the RS 4 is still exclusively a wagon affair, the body style referred to as an Avant by Audi. It means we're likely to...

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Borgward Isabella concept brings a storied name back from the past

Borgward emerged in the early to mid-1900s as an underdog German automaker that would, after some great successes, fold in the early 1960s. However, the storied brand was reincarnated in 2008 and the brand showed a new production model, the BX7 SUV, in 2015. Now, Borgward is looking to the future with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor...

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