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Autocar reveals all of the stars expected at the Frankfurt motor show 2013

The Frankfurt motor show takes place over the coming days, with a large number of big-name car launches expected alongside new concept cars, facelifts and production models.

Autocar's team of roving reporters will be bringing you the very latest from the show floor, but here's our pre-show roundup of what to expect at the show in 2013.

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Abarth 595 and 695

Two editions of the range-topping 500 Abarth will feature a host of limited-edition kit.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta facelift

The 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the first model to receive Fiat Group's new JTDM diesel engine.

Alpina B6 Gran Coupé

BMW’s favourite tuner releases their version of the four door coupé. LHD only means no UK sales.

Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo saloon

Based on the BMW 3-series, this sports saloon offers 345bhp from its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six diesel engine.

Audi A8

The mildest of facelifts but still worthwhile. No less than 25 individually controlled LEDs introduce adaptive lighting to the range.

Audi MPV

Audi’s first MPV, recently given the thumbs up by bosses, may make an appearance at Frankfurt. 

Audi Sport Quattro

770bhp V8 range topper. 690bhp of Hybrid power and a 200mph top speed expected.

Audi S3 cabriolet

First-ever S3 cabriolet to get 296bhp and four-wheel drive. The model will reach production early next year.

Audi A3 Cabriolet

Due in 2014, the new A3 saloon promises to be both bigger and lighter than the model it replaces.

Bentley Continental GT V8 S and GTC V8 S

New S versions of the Bentley Continental V8 coupé and drop-top get 521bhp and sharper handling.

BMW 4-series

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After a wave of positive press reaction, this is your first chance to see the mid-size coupé in the flesh.

BMW i3

The small four-seat supermini i3 spearheads BMW's electric i brand, and will make its public debut.

BMW i8

All-new electric sports car will be seen in its final, production-ready specification for the first time.

BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor

BMW's Concept Active Tourer Outdoor is the latest look at the forthcoming 1-series GT. 


Third-generation X5 promises more comfort, capability and a sportier drive.

BMW X5 e-Drive

This concept previews both the new X5 and an expected hybrid model. BMW claims under 90g/km CO2 and a 19-mile electric range.

Bugatti Veyron 'Legend' edition

The second of six 'Legend' editions of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse honours famous names from Bugatti history.

Cadillac CTS

A new CTS saloon from Cadillac promises sleek looks and up to 420bhp from a twin-turbo V6 engine.

Caterham Seven 160

New three-cylinder Caterham Seven 160 produces 80bhp from its 660cc three-cylinder Suzuki engine.

Citroën Cactus

This radical concept will go into production next year, could become the template for future C-line vehicles.

Citroën C4 Picasso

Citroën will bring a new engineering focus to mini-MPV models with lightweight construction and frugal engines in an all-new C4 Picasso. 

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Chang'an CS95 concept

New concept points the way for a range-topping luxury SUV to rival cars like the Porsche Cayenne.

Chevrolet Camaro

It’s a world debut for the aggressive new Camaro. UK models are 6.2-litre V8s and start at £35,320.

Dacia Duster

Chrome, LEDs integrated with the headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels give the budget SUV a tough look.

Fiat Panda 4x4 Antarctica

Special edition Panda 4x4 celebrates 30 years of sales of the diminutive off-roader.

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Superlative in every sense – 597bhp at 9000rpm, 1.33 lateral g, £210,000. A definite show stopper.

Ford S-Max concept

New Ford nose hints at upcoming MPV replacement with a more luxurious focus than its predecessor.

Ford Mondeo Vignale

New Mondeo set to launch Vignale sub-brand, with S-max and Edge SUV to follow suit.

Honda Civic Tourer

Honda’s sleek small estate offers 624 litres of space seat up and 1668 litres seats down.

Hyundai i10

Our prototype first drive reveals the i10 has grown up into a very adaptable city car.

Infiniti Q30

Audi Q3 rival to be built in Britain from 2015. It’s thought to use same MFA platform as Mercedes A-class.

Jaguar C-X17 SUV

Jaguar's first SUV will attempt to take on the BMW X3, full pictures revealed ahead of its debut.

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Kia Niro

Kia teases a B-segment concept and potential Qashqai rival.

Kia Soul

This second-generation of Kia's quirky crossover remains faithful to the original.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

Race-derived wing, quick release bonnet and lashings of carbonfibre mark out this Superleggera derivative. 

Land Rover Discovery 

Solid LED lights and redesigned door mirrors for this refresh. Expect a striking aesthetic that apes the Range Rover.

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The new nine-speed ZF automatic will be introduced here, becoming standard across the range. Economy is up to 57.6mpg.

Lexus LF-NX concept

Lexus wants to gauge reaction to its latest concept car, designed to take on the Range Rover Evoque.

Mazda 3

SkyActiv technology makes its way to this curvy new hatchback. A 1190kg kerbweight makes it one of the lightest cars in its class.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

This A-class based crossover puts Merc in Evoque territory. A mad AMG version, and possibly even a black-series model, might also make the show.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series concept

Mercedes' AMG powerhouse offers a new 2.0-litre race car for customers to compete with.

Mercedes-Benz S-class Coupé

The new S-class coupé will rival the Bentley Continental GT and will have a sleeker appearance than the CL 

Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid

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One of three Mercedes-Benz hybrids to be revealed this year, the S500 promises 94.2mpg.

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

The £120,000 S-class range topper will feature a 577bhp twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 engine. 

Nissan X-Trail

The next-generation X-Trail will target the Ford Mondeo as well as other big saloons.

Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE

This highly modified 49g/km hybrid concept was built with input from Peugeot’s Le Mans team.

Peugeot 308

Peugeot is plotting a shift upmarket with the second generation of the 308, set to take on the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

Peugeot 308 R

270bhp and carbonfibre panels enliven the facelifted Focus rival. Will it see production?

Peugeot 3008

A large-scale makeover, and a new Hybrid4 version of the 3008 should widen appeal.

Peugeot 5008

Sleek exterior look is inline with the refreshed range. Some interior changes are also expected.

Porsche 911 50 years edition

Fuchs-style wheels and a chromed, dewinged engine cover help this special edition celebrate 50 years of the 911.

Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S

Where 3.0 seconds to 60mph meets 30mpg. Fast, efficient range-topper makes its public debut. 

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche’s 770bhp hypercar is now production ready, and hitting a European motorshow for the first time.

Porsche Panamera Diesel facelift

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More power, more torque and lower emissions from reworked diesel V6 Panamera saloon.

Renault Initiale Paris

New Renault concept is said to preview the look of the next Espace, the sixth entry in "Circle of Life" series.

Renault Megane facelift

A very mild facelift to the Megane gives it a new front-end design and a new 128bhp 1.2-litre engine option.

Seat Leon ST

Seat's new estate completes the three-strong Leon family, it'll cost within £1000 of the five-door hatchback when it goes on sale next year.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Our prototype first drive reveals this hatch will be popular with budget-conscious motorists.

Skoda Yeti

Revised Yeti to go on sale in 2014 with two new vaiants, dubbed City and Outdoor.

Smart Fourjoy concept

Rear-drive electric concept previews the second generation of Smart's Forfour.

Subaru WRX

The badge-reviving coupé hits Europe for the first time. Subaru still unsure whether to bring it to the UK.

Suzuki IV-4

Suzuki aims at the Juke, but retains its own distinctive SUV styling.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R

414bhp super hatch uses hybrid power. Toyota is considering a motorsport future for the car.

Vauxhall Adam 1.0

New three-pot Adam produces 113bhp, returns more than 50mpg and is claimed to be as refined as a four-cylinder.

Vauxhall Insignia

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Visual changes are limited, but starting price is down to an attention-grabbing £16,500. New engines range from 99g/km to 247bhp.

Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

Adaptive four-wheel drive, plastic cladding and a 20mm ground clearance hike mark out Vauxhall’s Allroad competitor.

Vauxhall Monza

Gullwing doors and LED dashboard hide serious production focus. The new corporate face and 1.0-litre range extender will see production soon.

Volkswagen e-Golf

190km range and VW’s first all-LED headlights for the electric Golf. CCS stations can achieve an 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes.

Volkswagen e-Up

An electric supermini that will do 100km for three euros. That’s 62 miles for £2.60 in old money.

Volkswagen Golf R

4.9 seconds to 60mph and 296bhp. Only quad tailpipes give the game away for the subtle high-speed Golf. 

Volkswagen Golf Plus

New Sportsvan concept gives a good look at VW's replacement for the Golf Plus, due later this year.

Volvo Concept Coupé

395bhp coupe is the first from new head of design Thomas Ingenlath, the first to be built on SPA platform.

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