The Frankfurt Motor Show opens its doors this month, the last big car event of the year. From the latest advancements in electric motoring to cars that we'll see on the road next year.
The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show runs from 12-22 September and is one of the biggest events in the motoring calendar.
The biggest unveiling at the launch will be Volkswagen's new ID.3. It's the first electric car that Volkswagen has built from scratch and has predicted to sell over a million of them.
This year's show will take the same theme as it has done for the last few years, with a large focus on electric vehicles and technology.
Here's our first look and what to watch out for at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show:
With Audi recently announcing six new RS models are on the way, along with unveiling its Audi Q3 Sportback last month. Audi will be bringing along the RS Q3 that will likely get the brand’s 2.5-litre engine, with a power output of around 400bhp.
What we've all really been waiting for, the Audi RS6. Great news, it's keeping its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 when it launches in 2020. Power has been bumped up to around 605bhp and Audi has refined the look of the RS6.
Sharing over 600bhp with the RS6, again, power is sent to all wheels with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The new RS7 will feel a lot faster than the outgoing model due to a weight loss of 80kg.
Prototypes have been spotted testing on German roads with the same design language used on new Audi models. Subtle changes include; enlarged honeycomb air intakes at the front, bigger wheels and the trademark oval-tipped twin exhausts at the rear.
Audi will be bringing the fourth-generation Audi A3 to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Set to be released in 2020 after a pushback due to WLTP emissions. Audi claims that the new A3 will be the most advanced car in its segment. Watch out Golf.
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S8, SQ8 and Q7 facelift
This year's Frankfurt motor show will bring the S8 performance saloon, the SQ8 SUV and a facelifted Q7 seven-seater.
The third-generation X6 will be shown off at the Frankfurt motor show before it enters UK showrooms. The X6 is a very marmite car, you either love it or you hate it. Priced at around £63,000, the coupe SUV adopts BMW's latest designs and features along with refreshed powertrain options.
Vision M Next
The Vision M concept is a BMW's production sports car, set to arrive before 2025. The Vision M is rumoured to have a 591bhp petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will be rolled out to other models in the range in the future.
SEAT's performance venture brought us a new brand, CUPRA. One of the latest models to be shown off by CUPRA is the Tavascan concept. The
The Honda E is the brand's electric city car. Although it's been shown off at previous motor, this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will bring the Honda E in its final form before it lands in showrooms next year. The Honda E has already gained a significant amount of interest in the UK, with 6,000 potential buyers before it is even released.
The first all-electric race car will be unveiled. Hyundai has been very secretive about this one, only showing sneak previews on Twitter. It has been rumoured that the Hyundai Electric racer will be based on the existing i30 N TCR.
'45' electric concept
The next stage of Hyundai's electric movement will be shown off at Frankfurt. Once again, Hyundai has been reluctant to share any details on the concept but says the model will preview the design of Hyundai's electric future.
The 2020 i10 will come with some much-welcomed changes, Hyundai has updated the exterior making it more appealing and interior technology has also had an upgrade. Hyundai has said that it will be the most advanced car in its class, with an 8" touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging and a rear-view camera.
Lamborghini will be showing off its latest addition to the range. The Siån is a limited-run hyper car, replacing the Aventador. Based on the SVJ, it puts out 808bhp from a hybrid version of the SVJ's V12.
One of the most anticipated cars at Frankfurt this year is the new Land Rover Defender. This will be the first time we have seen the new Defender without a disguise.
Based on the V-Class, Mercedes' will be bringing its electric version. The EQV will offer up to eight seats and will be capable of a 252-mile range.
Mercedes' is certainly going all out with electric vehicles at this years' Frankfurt Motor show. The ESF concept will be on show and is based on the new petrol-electric version of the GLE. The ESF concept is an experimental vehicle for Mercedes' and will give them a chance to trial self-driving technology.
Great news for those who love the new Coupe-SUV movement, the GLE is back this year in coupe form. Taking on the BMW X6 and the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, it brings Mercedes' latest design and technology along with some other welcomed improvements.
The AMG version will also be on show, boasting 429bhp from a hybrid engine.
With Mercedes-Benz recently launching its take on the compact SUV segment the Mercedes-Benz GLB, it's only fair to let AMG get their hands on it. We will see a top spec 45, but on the way to Frankfurt is a lesser potent GLB 35.
It gets the same 2.0-litre mild hybrid used in the A35 and some enhanced styling modifications.
Although it may look like that standard 3-door Cooper, it isn't. This is the Mini electric, the brands first electric car.
It has certainly turned some heads in terms of pricing and performance, starting at just £24,000 - after the government grant - it will go up against the likes of the new Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e which are both favourites in terms of range.
One of the most exciting models to be shown at Frankfurt this year is the Porsche Taycan, an electric performance saloon that will rival the Tesla Model S.
Renault has given the Captur a bit of a revamp to match the new Clio supermini. Minor design enhancements feature on the exterior whilst rumours are circulating about an E-Tech variant that is likely to be shown off at the Frankfurt motor show.
Seat plans to roll out with more electric models in the future, kicking off its electric car movement is its first plug-in hybrid, the Tarraco. Emitting less than 50g/km of CO2, made possible by a 242bhp petrol-electric powertrain.
Scala and Kamiq Monte Carlo
No new models from Skoda at this year’s Frankfurt, but they will be showing off its new Monte Carlo trim option for the Scala and the Kamiq.
The new Corsa is on the way! With a severe styling upgrades, both inside and out, it's about 108kg lighter than the outgoing model and will come with the choice of a petrol, diesel or electric powertrain.
Grandland X PHEV
A compact plug-in hybrid SUV that comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, paired with two electric motors, producing a combined output of 296bhp.
One of the most prominent vehicles, not just for Volkswagen but for the whole of the Frankfurt motor show is the new Volkswagen ID 3 electric hatch.
The ID 3 is Volkswagen's first pure electric models and is capable of both fast charging and achieving a range between 205 and 342 miles.
Another electric car from Volkswagen is said to be shown off as a concept. Jurgen Stackmann has said that it will give people an idea of what's coming next from the firm.
The first truly mainstream cabriolet SUV is here! Hoping to start a trend, Volkswagen chopped the top off its compact SUV after recently stopping production of the Volkswagen Beetle and the Golf Cabriolet.
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