Finance The 46 hottest cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

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The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show featured the latest from Mercedes, BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, Bentley, and Ferrari.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. play

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.

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The 2017-2018 auto-show season is kicking off in style with the Frankfurt Motor Show. Carmakers from around the world have gathered in Germany to display their latest and greatest. Some of the cars presented to the public provide a glimpse into the companies' coming product offers, while others are simply flights of fancy that will never make it out of concept land.

Major international brands including Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz all unveiled show-stopping new models.

This year's show offers an extensive lineup of vehicles, ranging from production-ready sedans and supercars to electric cars and SUVs.

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show runs from September 14 to 24.

Germany's automakers were out in force at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Headlining the festivities was Mercedes' AMG's new Project ONE hypercar.

Germany's automakers were out in force at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Headlining the festivities was Mercedes' AMG's new Project ONE hypercar. play

Germany's automakers were out in force at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Headlining the festivities was Mercedes' AMG's new Project ONE hypercar.

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With more than 1,000 horsepower on tap, the Project ONE's 1.6 liter, turbocharged V6 engine and accompanying electrical motors make up one of the most complex drive units ever installed in a road car.



The $2.7 million Project ONE is powered by a 1,000 horsepower hybrid drive unit from AMG's Formula One team.

The $2.7 million Project ONE is powered by a 1,000 horsepower hybrid drive unit from AMG's Formula One team. play

The $2.7 million Project ONE is powered by a 1,000 horsepower hybrid drive unit from AMG's Formula One team.

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Mercedes also unveiled the EQA electric concept with 250 miles of range.

Mercedes also unveiled the EQA electric concept with 250 miles of range. play

Mercedes also unveiled the EQA electric concept with 250 miles of range.

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The company also launched the fuel cell version of its GLC SUV.

The company also launched the fuel cell version of its GLC SUV. play

The company also launched the fuel cell version of its GLC SUV.

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Frankfurt also saw the debut of a revised S Class Coupe.

Frankfurt also saw the debut of a revised S Class Coupe. play

Frankfurt also saw the debut of a revised S Class Coupe.

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The stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet made an appearance.

The stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet made an appearance. play

The stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet made an appearance.

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The Maybach 6 is a 750 horsepower electric convertible with the looks of a classic luxury yacht.



As was the AMG GT Concept and ...

As was the AMG GT Concept and ... play

As was the AMG GT Concept and ...

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... The electric EQ Concept SUV.

... The electric EQ Concept SUV. play

... The electric EQ Concept SUV.

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The beastly Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is always a crowd favorite.

The beastly Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is always a crowd favorite. play

The beastly Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is always a crowd favorite.

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Afterall, a luxury convertible SUV is hard to come by these days.

Afterall, a luxury convertible SUV is hard to come by these days. play

Afterall, a luxury convertible SUV is hard to come by these days.

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Mercedes' new X Class pick up was also at the show.

Mercedes' new X Class pick up was also at the show. play

Mercedes' new X Class pick up was also at the show.

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Mercedes' X Class pickup will not be sold in the US, unfortunately.



The company's Smart brand unveiled a new autonomous concept.

The company's Smart brand unveiled a new autonomous concept. play

The company's Smart brand unveiled a new autonomous concept.

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The vehicle, dubbed the SmartVision EQ, was designed to serve as an on-demand, autonomous taxi.



BMW was out in force as well. The Bavarians introduced a new electric sports sedan show car called the i Vision Dynamics. Many believe it'll become the new i5 sedan.

BMW was out in force as well. The Bavarians introduced a new electric sports sedan show car called the i Vision Dynamics. Many believe it'll become the new i5 sedan. play

BMW was out in force as well. The Bavarians introduced a new electric sports sedan show car called the i Vision Dynamics. Many believe it'll become the new i5 sedan.

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According to BMW, the i Vision will have an all-electric drivetrain with a maximum range of 373 miles.



I addition BMW's striking Z4 roadster,...

I addition BMW's striking Z4 roadster,... play

I addition BMW's striking Z4 roadster,...

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... 8 Series coupe, and...

... 8 Series coupe, and... play

... 8 Series coupe, and...

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... X7 SUV were all on display.

... X7 SUV were all on display. play

... X7 SUV were all on display.

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The new 6 Series GT, ...

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... Along with Alpina's take on the 5 Series were there as well.

... Along with Alpina's take on the 5 Series were there as well. play

... Along with Alpina's take on the 5 Series were there as well.

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BMW's Mini brand introduced a hardcore John Cooper Works GP concept and...

BMW's Mini brand introduced a hardcore John Cooper Works GP concept and... play

BMW's Mini brand introduced a hardcore John Cooper Works GP concept and...

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The Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is BMW's most extreme Mini ever.



... A fun new EV.

... A fun new EV. play

... A fun new EV.

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The new electric Mini is slated to arrive in 2019.



Not to be outdone by its rivals, VW Group's collection of brands showed off their latest and greatest. This included Audi's new flagship A8 sedan, ...

Not to be outdone by its rivals, VW Group's collection of brands showed off their latest and greatest. This included Audi's new flagship A8 sedan, ... play

Not to be outdone by its rivals, VW Group's collection of brands showed off their latest and greatest. This included Audi's new flagship A8 sedan, ...

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... A new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, and...

... A new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, and... play

... A new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, and...

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... A high performance RS4...

... A high performance RS4... play

... A high performance RS4...

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... Wagon!

... Wagon! play

... Wagon!

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In addition, Audi rolled out a pair of electric vehicle concepts. The first is AICON. It's a four-seat EV with a range of 435 miles.

In addition, Audi rolled out a pair of electric vehicle concepts. The first is AICON. It's a four-seat EV with a range of 435 miles. play

In addition, Audi rolled out a pair of electric vehicle concepts. The first is AICON. It's a four-seat EV with a range of 435 miles.

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Audi says the Aicon is also designed to support wireless charging.



And then there's the ELAINE concept car, which comes complete with artificial intelligence.

And then there's the ELAINE concept car, which comes complete with artificial intelligence. play

And then there's the ELAINE concept car, which comes complete with artificial intelligence.

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Porsche was hard at work rolling out its third generation Cayenne SUV.

Porsche was hard at work rolling out its third generation Cayenne SUV. play

Porsche was hard at work rolling out its third generation Cayenne SUV.

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This included a 550 horsepower Cayenne Turbo.

This included a 550 horsepower Cayenne Turbo. play

This included a 550 horsepower Cayenne Turbo.

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The legendary 911 GT3 got a new Touring Package that made a bit more understated.

The legendary 911 GT3 got a new Touring Package that made a bit more understated. play

The legendary 911 GT3 got a new Touring Package that made a bit more understated.

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Volkswagen showed off the new T-Roc compact crossover,...

Volkswagen showed off the new T-Roc compact crossover,... play

Volkswagen showed off the new T-Roc compact crossover,...

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... The Cross Concept show car, and ...

... The Cross Concept show car, and ... play

... The Cross Concept show car, and ...

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... The I.D. Buzz, the next incarnation of the Microbus.

... The I.D. Buzz, the next incarnation of the Microbus. play

... The I.D. Buzz, the next incarnation of the Microbus.

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Volkswagen's new minibus is expected to arrive in showrooms in 2022.



VW's Group's Bentley luxury brand introduced the third generation Continental GT coupe while...

VW's Group's Bentley luxury brand introduced the third generation Continental GT coupe while... play

VW's Group's Bentley luxury brand introduced the third generation Continental GT coupe while...

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...Lamborghini's Aventador S got a new convertible and...

...Lamborghini's Aventador S got a new convertible and... play

...Lamborghini's Aventador S got a new convertible and...

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...Bugatti's record-setting Chiron hyper GT is got some love as well.

...Bugatti's record-setting Chiron hyper GT is got some love as well. play

...Bugatti's record-setting Chiron hyper GT is got some love as well.

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Earlier this week, Bugatti once again demonstrated the awesome capabilities of its newest car with a record setting run that saw the Chiron accelerate from a standstill to 400 kph (249 mph) and then come to a stop in just 41.96 seconds.



England's Jaguar Land Rover showed off its souped up Land Rover Discovery SVX SUV and...

England's Jaguar Land Rover showed off its souped up Land Rover Discovery SVX SUV and... play

England's Jaguar Land Rover showed off its souped up Land Rover Discovery SVX SUV and...

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... Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race car.

... Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race car. play

... Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race car.

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Kia's Proceed wagon concept is an absolute showstopper.

Kia's Proceed wagon concept is an absolute showstopper. play

Kia's Proceed wagon concept is an absolute showstopper.

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Honda showed off its Urban EV Concept and...

Honda showed off its Urban EV Concept and... play

Honda showed off its Urban EV Concept and...

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... Its NSX GT3 racer.

... Its NSX GT3 racer. play

... Its NSX GT3 racer.

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Ferrari unveiled its new entry-level Portofino convertible while...

Ferrari unveiled its new entry-level Portofino convertible while... play

Ferrari unveiled its new entry-level Portofino convertible while...

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...Maserati showed off a refreshed Ghibli sedan.

...Maserati showed off a refreshed Ghibli sedan. play

...Maserati showed off a refreshed Ghibli sedan.

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Renault showed off its SYMBIOZ and...

Renault showed off its SYMBIOZ and... play

Renault showed off its SYMBIOZ and...

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... R.S. 2027 Vision concepts.

... R.S. 2027 Vision concepts. play

... R.S. 2027 Vision concepts.

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Chinese EV startup Thunder Power showed up with its new SUV.

Chinese EV startup Thunder Power showed up with its new SUV. play

Chinese EV startup Thunder Power showed up with its new SUV.

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While Chinese-backed German brand Borgward unveiled the stylish Isabella Concept.

While Chinese-backed German brand Borgward unveiled the stylish Isabella Concept. play

While Chinese-backed German brand Borgward unveiled the stylish Isabella Concept.

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The Aspark Owl is a mysterious Japanese electric supercar with claims of insane performance.

The Aspark Owl is a mysterious Japanese electric supercar with claims of insane performance. play

The Aspark Owl is a mysterious Japanese electric supercar with claims of insane performance.

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And there's also an AeroMobil flying car.

And there's also an AeroMobil flying car. play

And there's also an AeroMobil flying car.

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AeroMobil aims to begin deliveries of its car by 2020.