2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: A-Z of cars

This week marks the start of the Frankfurt Motor show. Held every two years in rotation with the Paris Motor Show, this occasion is pivotal for car manufacturers to showcase their newest additions.  The event is organized by the IAA, and is a huge occasion for the media, motor traders, and car enthusiasts.

The doors open to the press on the 15th September and to traders on 17th September, before hundreds of thousands of guests pour in until the 27th September.

There has been plenty of hype surrounding several débutante vehicles being unveiled in Germany. The natives, Mercedes and BMW have been very busy; Bentley, Rolls Royce, Maserati and Jaguar have broadened their horizons; and we will see several established models with face-lifts.

For those readers who haven’t got tickets to the event, or cannot wait until the inevitable media scrimmage, here is an A-Z list of cars being introduced to the world:

Alfa Romeo

 Giulia

Alfa Guilia

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon, on sale in mid-2016 aiming straight for the BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE and 2016 Audi A4

Audi 

A4 (5th Generation)

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Fuel-saving and low CO2 are the chief targets of the new model, explaining the inclusion of a 1.4-litre petrol engine.

Q6 e-tron SUV

Audi's first pure electric vehicle, this SUV aims to directly rival Tesla.

Audi’s first pure electric vehicle, this SUV aims to directly rival Tesla.

Bentley

Bentayga

Much excitement surrounds Bentley's first SUV. The luxurious 4x4 offers a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine as well as the familiar 6.0-litre W12.

Much excitement surrounds Bentley’s first SUV. The luxurious 4×4 offers a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine as well as the familiar 6.0-litre W12.

BMW

3-series

Two new electrified production cars, the BMW 330e and BMW 225xe, will headline the brand's home-turf motor show.

Two new electrified production cars, the BMW 330e and BMW 225xe, will headline the brand’s home-turf motor show.

7-series

The new 2016 BMW 7 Series is bigger and higher tech than ever before.

The new 2016 BMW 7 Series is bigger and higher tech than ever before.

X1

BMW’s smallest SUV, the X1, isn’t so small any more. This is the new second-generation version, and along with larger dimensions inside and out, it’s got a taller, more rugged new style that makes its predecessor look like a low-riding estate.

BMW’s smallest SUV, the X1, isn’t so small any more. This is the new second-generation version, and along with larger dimensions inside and out, it’s got a taller, more rugged new style that makes its predecessor look like a low-riding estate.

Borgward

SUV

Revived German brand Borgward is hoping to come back with a new seven-seat SUV. The hybrid will be available in Europe from 2017.

Revived German brand Borgward is hoping to come back with a new seven-seat SUV. The hybrid will be available in Europe from 2017.

Bugatti 

Vision Grand Turismo (Concept)

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Based on computer-game fiction, this car has been created especially for the Frankfurt Motor Show

Citroen

Cactus M (Concept)

The 2016 beach buggy, complete with waterproof interior and surfboard storage, is sure to raise some eyebrows.

The 2016 beach buggy, complete with waterproof interior and surfboard storage, is sure to raise some eyebrows.

DS4 Hatch/Crossback

The new DS4 is available in two body styles, and set to rival the BMW 1-series

The new DS4 will be available in two body styles, and set to rival the BMW 1-series

Ferrari

488 Spider

Boasting s 660 bhp 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine,which performs  0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds and can hit 203mph top speed.

Boasting a 660 bhp 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine,which performs 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds and can hit 203mph top speed.

Fiat

500 

The best selling city car gets a facelift for 2016.

The best selling city car gets a facelift for 2016

Ford

Edge

Ford's Mondeo-based Edge large SUV will go on sale in the UK early next year, with more models in the pipeline

Ford’s Mondeo-based Edge large SUV will go on sale in the UK early next year, with more models in the pipeline

Ranger

Ford's facelifted Ranger pick-up range set to arrive in early 2016, with design changes, active safety tech and increased efficiency

Ford’s facelifted Ranger pick-up range set to arrive in early 2016, with design changes, active safety tech and increased efficiency

Honda

Project 2 & 4 (Concept)

Half-way between a motorbike and a sports car,  project 2 & 4 is a highly anticipated attendee of the motor show

Half-way between a motorbike and a sports car, project 2 & 4 is a highly anticipated attendee of the motor show

Hyundai

N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo

A concept car based on the Gran Turismo video game is set to be unveiled in Frankfurt

A concept car based on the Gran Turismo video game is set to be unveiled in Frankfurt

i20 WRC rally car

Hyundai’s prototype WRC car, based on the new i20 Coupé, will appear on stage at the event

Hyundai’s prototype WRC car, based on the new i20 Coupé, will appear on stage at the event

Infiniti

Q30 

Manufactured in Sunderland, Infiniti’s new Q30 small premium hatchback is aiming straight at the Mercedes A-Class.

Manufactured in Sunderland, Infiniti’s new Q30 small premium hatchback is aiming straight at the Mercedes A-Class.

Jaguar

F-Pace SUV

Jaguar's first ever SUV, complete with a V8 engine, is expected in 2016.

Jaguar’s highly anticipated first ever SUV, complete with a V8 engine, is expected in 2016.

KIA

Sportage

NEW: Kia's Nissan Qashqai rival is primed and ready for Frankfurt show

NEW: Kia’s Nissan Qashqai rival is primed and ready for Frankfurt show

 

Cee’d

The facelifted Kia hatchback will go on sale in October featuring minor styling changes and an improved range of engines

The facelifted Kia hatchback will go on sale in October featuring minor styling changes and an improved range of engines

Lamborghini

Huracan 

The 2015 Huracan is set to make an appearance at Frankfurt, with rumours of 'Urus', an SUV possible, too.

The 2015 Huracan is set to make an appearance at Frankfurt, with rumours of ‘Urus’, an SUV possible, too.

Lexus

RX

Lexus shakes up the premium SUV class with radical-looking new hybrid RX, on sale in late 2015

Lexus shakes up the premium SUV class with radical-looking new hybrid RX, on sale in late 2015

GS

The GS has had a facelift. The most noticeable revision to the outside of the revised 2016 Lexus GS is the bold new full-length grille design

The GS has had a facelift. The most noticeable revision to the outside of the revised 2016 Lexus GS is the bold new full-length grille design

Lotus

Lotus 3-11

Lotus has revealed its fastest-ever model, the track-focused £82,000 3-Eleven with a 3.5-litre V6 and sub 900kg weight

Lotus has revealed its fastest-ever model, the track-focused £82,000 3-Eleven with a 3.5-litre V6 and sub 900kg weight

Maserati

Levante

The Maserati Levante super-SUV will feature a face inspired by the Quattroporte and Ghibli saloons, while its sloping roofline and high sharp creases resemble that of the Porsche Cayenne. The Levante’s engines have been confirmed as a pair of twin-turbo V6s and a top spec V8 petrol.

The Maserati Levante super-SUV will feature a face inspired by the Quattroporte and Ghibli saloons, while its sloping roofline and high sharp creases resemble that of the Porsche Cayenne. The Levante’s engines have been confirmed as a pair of twin-turbo V6s and a top spec V8 petrol.

Mazda

Koeru 

Mazda reveals teaser image of new 'Koeru' SUV crossover concept, likely to become a seven-seat CX-7 successor to sit above CX-5

Mazda reveals teaser image of new ‘Koeru’ SUV crossover concept, likely to become a seven-seat CX-7 successor to sit above CX-5

Mercedes-Benz

C-class Coupe

The new 2015 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is a fresh swipe at the BMW 4 Series

The new 2015 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is a fresh swipe at the BMW 4 Series

C63 AMG Coupe

n range-topping S form, the new rear-wheel-drive C63 Coupé packs 503bhp and a sturdy 516lb ft. This is 23bhp and 74lb ft more than that produced by the naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 used by the first-generation C63 AMG Coupé with an optional Performance Package.

Top of the range: the new rear-wheel-drive C63 Coupé packs 503bhp with a 6.2-litre V8 engine

C63 DTM race car

With 483bhp and 369lb ft of torque, the German touring car championship challenger makes its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, and it's guaranteed to turn heads.

With 483bhp and 369lb ft of torque, the German touring car championship challenger makes its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, and it’s guaranteed to turn heads

S-class Cabriolet convertible

The new drop-top will make its debut in Frankfurt

The new drop-top will make its debut in Frankfurt. The 2110kg four-seat rival to the Bentley Continetal GT can hit 62mph in 3.9 seconds.

Mini

Clubman

The new Mini Clubman estate is even more practical than its predecessors

The new Mini Clubman estate is even more practical than its predecessors

Nissan

Gripz Crossover (concept)

To be unveiled at the show: the 'Gripz' concept is a sporty new crossover and "a new way to feel driving excitement".

To be unveiled at the show: the ‘Gripz’ concept is a sporty new crossover and “a new way to feel driving excitement”.

NP300 Navara

Nissan's new Navara is ready to compete for Pick-up of the year in 2016.

Nissan’s new Navara is ready to compete for Pick-up of the year in 2016.

Leaf

The electric vehicle is set to announce improvements including a further range .

The electric vehicle is set to announce improvements including a further range .

Peugeot

308-R Hybrid

The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid gets 493bhp and 538lb ft of torque from its petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, which sees the 267bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine from the Peugeot RCZ R coupe mated to two electric motors. Combined, the car has a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.0 seconds, but emits just 70g/km of CO2.

The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid gets 493bhp and 538lb ft of torque from its petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, which sees the 267bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine from the Peugeot RCZ R coupe mated to two electric motors. Combined, the car has a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.0 seconds, but emits just 70g/km of CO2.

Fractal (Concept)

With a 30kWh lithium-ion battery which powers motors on both the front and rear axles for a combined output of 168bhp, Peugeot says the Fractal has a range of up to 280 miles

With a 30kWh lithium-ion battery which powers motors on both the front and rear axles for a combined output of 168bhp, Peugeot says the Fractal has a range of up to 280 miles

Porsche

911

The 911 reveals its 2016 facelift on home soil

The 911 reveals its 2016 facelift on home soil

Renault

Megane

Renault's all new 2016 Megane is highly anticipated at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Renault’s all new 2016 Megane is highly anticipated at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Rolls Royce

Dawn

The 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn convertible aims to attract younger drivers

The 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn convertible aims to attract younger drivers

Seat 

Ibiza Cupra

The Upgraded SEAT Ibiza Cupra is ready for action with it's new 1.8 turbo, 189bhp & a six-speed manual as standard

The Upgraded SEAT Ibiza Cupra is ready for action with it’s new 1.8 turbo, 189bhp & a six-speed manual as standard

Leon Cupra 290

This is the SEAT Leon Cupra 290, the most powerful car in the range - with 286bhp

This is the SEAT Leon Cupra 290, the most powerful car in the range – with 286bhp

Smart 

ForTwo Cabrio

The popular Smart ForTwo Cabrio is back, and it'll be available after its Frankfurt Motor Show debut

The popular Smart ForTwo Cabrio is back, and it’ll be available after its Frankfurt Motor Show debut

Suzuki 

Baleno

The new 'big swift' will launch in summer 2016

The new ‘big swift’ will launch in summer 2016

Toyota

Prius

The fourth generation of Toyota Prius will make its world debut in Frankfurt

The fourth generation of Toyota Prius will make its world debut in Frankfurt

Vauxhall 

Astra

Vauxhall gives us the tour of its new Astra hatch - set to go on sale in November 2015, priced from £15,29

Vauxhall gives us the tour of its new Astra hatchback – set to go on sale in November 2015, priced from £15,29

 

Astra Sports Tourer

The 2016 Astra Sports Tourer estate car is set to be unveiled

The 2016 Astra Sports Tourer estate car is set to be unveiled in Germany

Volkswagen

Golf Gti Clubsport

Volkswagen's faster and harder Golf GTI will be showcased at Frankfurt, marking the40th anniversary of  the GTI name

Volkswagen’s faster and harder Golf GTI will be showcased at Frankfurt, marking the40th anniversary of the GTI name

Tiguan

VW are set to reveal their new SUV to rival the Nissan Qashqai

VW are set to reveal their new SUV to rival the Nissan Qashqai

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  1. Ben
    Great! Very helpful, thanks for this.

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