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Frankfurt Motor Show 2013


— Smartwatches

Nissan's Nismo smartwatch delivers real-time data on a driver's performance

By - September 10, 2013 3 Pictures
The smartwatch trend has certainly taken off recently with new wrist-worn tech announced by the likes of Samsung, Sony, and ... Nissan? Yes, the automobile company is getting in on the action with a concept for a watch designed exclusively for its Nismo brand of high-performance cars. Unlike most other smartwatches that just sync to a person's mobile phone, the planned Nismo Watch will also connect to a sports car to provide data on its performance in real-time. Read More
— Automotive

Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid drive debuts in Frankfurt

By - September 10, 2013 13 Pictures
Porsche has debuted the long-awaited production model of its 918 Spyder at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Billed as the "genetic blueprint for the Porsche sports car of the future," the plug-in hybrid super sports car is designed to strike a balance between performance and efficiency, boasting acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph despite miserly fuel consumption estimated at 3 liters per 100 km (0.8 gallons per 62 miles). Read More
— Automotive

VW unveils electric e-Golf, e-up, and new additions to the Golf range

By - September 10, 2013 56 Pictures
At long last, Volkswagen has whipped the covers off its e-up! and e-Golf electric automobiles, at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Volkswagen claims that the e-up sets a new efficiency standard, consuming 11.7 kWh of electrical energy every 100 km (62 miles) for a cost of €3.02 (US$4). The e-Golf isn't far behind, consuming 12.7 kW/h per 100 km at a cost of €3.28. VW also used the event to unveil its new flagship Golf, the latest Golf R, as well as its Golf Sportsvan concept. Read More
— Automotive

Audi Sport Quattro Concept to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

By - September 4, 2013 5 Pictures
Audi will commemorate the 30th anniversary of its Sport Quattro by unveiling the Audi Sport Quattro Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. With an emphasis on lightweight construction, the plug-in hybrid-concept combines a four-liter, twin-turbo V8 with a 110 kW electric motor to achieve acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph). Read More
— Automotive

Kia previews Niro concept ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

By - August 29, 2013 11 Pictures
It seems that nearly every automaker is checking in early with a new model or concept car for next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Kia is the latest, showing a small, sporty hatchback that it calls the Niro. The slightly sinister looking little Niro showcases some interesting design and tech, including butterfly doors, a widescreen infotainment display and an "innovative new powertrain." Read More
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