The 15th of September sees the start of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the first time since March where European firms can show off their latest technology and designs. Big Motoring World reviews what we can expect to see.
Frankfurt Motor Show
Frankfurt sits alongside Geneva and Paris as one of the biggest motor shows in the world. And whilst Europe’s main designers will all be in attendance, we will also see some manufacturers from around the globe in attendance.
The event runs until 27th September, with the 17th and 18th of September reserved for trade and fleet visitors. Tickets for the public days are still available from the official website.
It is expected that BMW will be debuting the new X1, the second generation of its small SUV, which is a more rugged version of the previous model. It includes new petrol engines, increased interior space and the latest safety technology from BMW, which is top-of-the-range.
The 7 Series is also making an appearance, the current flagship car for the brand. New technology includes a new touchscreen infotainment system, gesture control and a world-first ‘Parking Assistant’ features.
BMW also has plans to showcase two new models to add to their range of hybrids, with the330e and 225xe also appearing at the show.
Mercedes will also be bringing along a show-stopping new cabriolet version of the S-Class luxury Coupe, which is due to go on sale before the end of this year. Refinement and unrivalled luxury are promised by the German manufacturers, as it prepares to take on the BMW 4 Series coupe next year.
Merc also plan to debut the C63 AMG and Edition 1 variant, the new GLC and possibly the GLC Coupe.