Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

 

Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

The Mercedes-Benz F125 concept car. As the spellbound audience illustrate, this Merc has taken very few stops on its journey from concept to form.

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel climbs out of a Ford Evos concept car. For the Chancellor, climbing out of this beauty must have been a lot tougher than climbing in.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel climbs out of a Ford Evos concept car. For the Chancellor, climbing out of this beauty must have been a lot tougher than climbing in.

A Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell car. Yes, sporty and wicked can be eco-friendly.

The design car Citroen Tubik. You want luxury, Citroen gives you the whole lounge.

The BMW i8 concept car. The design, the dynamics, the technology. BMW always stands apart in a crowd.

The new Audi A2. Embossed logo, subdued grille. A cerebral offering from Audi

Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo presents the new Ferrari 458 Spider. Mr. Montezemolo will understand if the viewer fails to notice him immediately.

Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo presents the new Ferrari 458 Spider. Mr. Montezemolo will understand if the viewer fails to notice him immediately.

Two models pose next to a Chevrolet Malibu. Distinctly tropical flavour. Remember the Cruze?

 

A Mansory sedan. Carmakers this year have decided winged doors will give them maximum lift at the Auto Show.

A Mansory sedan. Carmakers this year have decided winged doors will give them maximum lift at the Auto Show.

 

Opel’s new RAKE. Car, almost car? Call it what you want, but you know you want to take it out for a spin.

The new Fiat Panda is unveiled. It’s big and it’s friendly. Yes, it will let you cuddle it.

The Peugeot HX-1. Wear your best tux, shine your shoes and slick back your hair. This is serious automobile art.

A transparent car showing security components at the Auto Show. ABS and airbags are but the beginning.

The new Volkswagen VW up car Buggy version. Don’t let the merry exterior fool you. Under the hood is the ever-impressive German engineering.

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller introduces a Porsche 911 Carrera S. Whether it embellishes familiar lines, or draws new ones, Porsche stays gorgeous.

CEO of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche kneels next to the SLS AMG roadster. Mercedes remains a class apart. Take a bow, Mr. Zetsche

 

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