The Frankfurt Motor Show this year was just as thrilling and fun as the one before. This year, many bigwigs of the automobile industry showed off new and concept cars. Being car enthusiasts ourselves, we were super excited to attend the event. To say that the cars were awesome would be an understatement. We can just hope that we will be able to see some of the concept cars on the streets soon. Some of the cars were newer versions of the ones that are already available in the market. But we had some favorites which we want to talk about.
1) Alfa Romeo Giulia: Also named the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, this car shows a lot of promise. It was first unveiled at a special event in Milan in June this year. This car is being hailed as a worthy successor of the 159 compact exec, which went on sale four years ago. The car comes in a range of color schemes, and sports 503bhp from a turbocharged all-aluminum V6 ‘with Ferrari technologies’, meaning 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds. The weight distribution is 50:50, meaning the car handles like the old Alfas.
2) Audi S4 and S4 Avant: These two cars came with turbochargers. Brand new V6 engines revs up power to 349 bhp, which is 20 bhp over their predecessor. The cars also come with a nice interior and a ‘virtual cockpit’ digital instrument panel. Both cars are expected to go on sale in the UK in spring next year.
3) Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo: First unveiled in August 2015, a concept of the next generation of Bugatti’s famous supercars was showcased in the motor show in Frankfurt. The design was said to be an homage to Bugatti’s historic racing victories. Bugatti also launched its final version of Veyron this year, and its successor is rumored to be called the Chiron.
4) Infiniti Q30: The Infiniti Q30 is a small premium hatchback designed to take on Mercedes A-class, and even shares some semblance of its chassis and powertrain.
5) Mercedes IAA Concept: This concept car by Mercedes really looked like something from the future. The design was stunning, and the performance was great. The concept was powered by 274 bhp petrol-electric hybrid plugin powertrain that gives it a top speed of 155 mph. It has been claimed that the CO2 emission is just 28 gm/km.