The Audi Nanuk Quattro is a crossover concept combining dynamics of a high-performance sports car with Audi’s Quattro expertise on the road, on the race track and also off-road. The car was developed with designers from Italdesign Giugiaro. The result is a sports car for any stage of life. The two-seater is powered by a V10 TDI set longitudinally in front of the rear axle. The 5-litre diesel engine produces 544 hp and delivers 1,000 Nm of torque to the crankshaft from just 1,500 rpm. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and top speed is 305 km/h.
Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover
Jaguar revealed the next-generation in lightweight technologies. The C-X17 concept is a study to demonstrate the capabilities of the new advanced aluminum monocoque architecture. It blends sleek design with sporting performance that are hallmarks of Jaguar, with the crossover benefits of an assured driving position and high flexibility. The C-X17 showcases advanced interior technologies including Interactive Surface Console—a multi-screen infotainment network that links passengers with each other and the outside world. These vehicles are designed to be powered by the V6 petrol engine seen in the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car, which, combined with the lightweight architecture, will bestow them with best-in-class specific power output. Together, the family of engines will offer the best of both worlds.
THE VOLVO CONCEPT COUPÉ
Inspired by contemporary, progressive Scandinavian lifestyle and design, the elegant new Volvo Concept Coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the design possibilities created by the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Developed in-house, SPA liberates Volvo’s designers and engineers from the limitations of previous cross-brand platforms.
AUDI SPORTS QUATTRO CONCEPT
Quattro is Audi and Audi is Quattro—the brand and the technology are indelibly linked. In celebration of the 30th birthday of the Sport Quattro, Audi presented its legitimate successor. The Audi Sport Quattro continues the grand Quattro tradition, with a stunning coupe design and plug-in hybrid drive with a system output of 700 hp. For Audi, Quattro is more than just a technology, it’s a philosophy. The term stands for driving safety and sportiness, technical competence and a dynamic approach to life. Since the debut of the ‘Úr-quattro’ in 1980, Audi has sold more than five million cars with permanent all-wheel drive, far more than any other premium manufacturer worldwide.
Volkswagen has electrified Europe’s most successful car ever: the Golf. The bestseller with sales of over 30 million units thus marches on to become the Volkswagen e-Golf with drive technology that delivers zero tailpipe emissions. Also making its debut at the IAA is the battery-powered Volkswagen e-up! Both agile and efficient, the e-Golf demonstrates best-in-class qualities from the off, leading the way with a low power consumption of 12.7 kW/100 km. Thanks to an innovative overall technological system, the Volkswagen is thus 10 per cent more energy-efficient than the best steel-built direct competitor. The e-Golf will be on roads in late 2014/early 2015. Volkswagen for the first time has integrated LED headlights (both standard on all models).
BMW X5 eDrive
The new BMW X5 raises efficiency to another level in the world of the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). TheBMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its innovative BMW eDrive technology guarantees the hallmark sporting ability of a BMW, while at the same time opening the door to speeds of up to 120 km/h, a maximum range of 30 kilometres on electric power alone and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres.
LEXUS LF-NX CONCEPT
The LF-NX explores the potential for a compact crossover within the Lexus model range. The LF-NX is powered by a new variant of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system tuned for SUV performance. With its highly distinctive and powerfully sculpted styling, the LF-NX’s exterior design reflects a evolution of Lexus’ L-finesse design language. The front is dominated by a strong interpretation of the spindle grille, expressive signature front lighting with Daytime Running Lights, and unique corner styling which separates the bumper from the front wing with a vertical cut. The rear features articulated lamp clusters that are detailed to project downwards to the full depth of the bumper.
SUZUKI iv-4 CONCEPT
Since launching the LJ series in 1970, Suzuki has expanded its SUV line-up with the Vitara in 1988, the Jimny in 1998, and the Grand Vitara in 2005. As a compact SUV pioneer, Suzuki introduces the iV-4, a concept model that embodies a new automotive idea: the personal compact SUV. The iv-4 comes with large-diametre tyres and wheel design that gives a foretaste of the powerful road performance of an SUV. It can be personalised through choice of exterior parts, colour, texture, etc. The specially created exterior colour is Brilliant Turquoise Metallic. It makes a striking impression with its intense gleam and brightness. The SUV hopes to come to India in a few years where it will compete with the likes of successful Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT V8 S
The appeal of the world’s most stylish, luxury grand tourer is enhanced with the introduction of the new, sporting Continental GT V8 S. Available as both coupe and convertible, the new models bring added excitement with lowered and retuned sports suspension, sharper steering, dramatic ‘S’ signature styling cues and a distinctive soundtrack. These models provide an engaging driving experience from Bentley’s renowned 4-litre twin-turbo V8 powertrain.The coupe does 0-100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds onto a top speed of 309 km/h.
JEAN BUGATTI LIMITED EDITION
Following the launch of its Les Légendes de Bugatti series a few weeks ago, Bugatti presented the second vehicle in this edition at Frankfurt. The French maker intends the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti to be a celebration of the oldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti. The Jean Bugatti is limited to three vehicles. It costs 2.28 million euros plus taxes. The technology is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, whose 8-litre engine generates 1,200 PS and 1,500 Nm torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm.
THE FERRARI 458 SPECIALE
The 458 Speciale is the latest product of Ferrari’s core philosophy of extreme technological innovation and research. The result is a new, uncompromising, streamlined sports car concept. Solutions being applied for the first time to the 458 Speciale, including advanced active aerodynamics, will become standard feature of all Ferraris in future. Thanks to an exceptional weight/power ratio of just 2.13 kg/cv, the 458 Speciale can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds.
PORSCHE 918 SPYDER
The Porsche 918 Spyder combines pedigree racing technology with everyday suitability, and maximum performance with minimum consumption. The debut of the 918 Spyder marks a new chapter in hybrid drive. The structural concept, which is based on a rolling chassis, is standard for Porsche race cars. The design of the V8 engine is based on that of the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) race car.
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
Land Rover announced the upgraded 2014 Discovery. The multi-award winning vehicle gets a new look, new badging, new V6 petrol engine, new fuel stretching technology, new single-speed drivetrain, improved audio systems and a new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features. The core attributes are carried over into the 2014 models which will be available to order now with deliveries from mid-November.