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Continental GT’s Precision Interior – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 13th, 2017 at 1:18pm

The interior of the all-new Continental GT is a masterpiece of fine detail. From the diamond pattern knurling on the vents and controls, to the machined center-console top, to the impossibly complicated stitching throughout the car, the GT exudes craftsmanship. Try this one on for size: 315,000 stitches using 1.8 miles of thread.

VW’s Trio of EVs – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 13th, 2017 at 1:04pm

Volkswagen will be plunging head first into the BEV market, with different electrics aimed at different types of buyers in different geographic regions. Meet the three concepts that point the way: a city commuter, a crossover, and a minivan. They’re also designed with Level 4 autonomy in mind. Though still a few years away from production they present VW’s best thinking on how to develop new cars for an electrified world.

Hyundai Goes Sporty, Upscale and Versatile – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 4:26pm

Hyundai unveiled three cars at the Frankfurt show, all aimed at different buyers. The i30 N is a track-ready hot hatch. The i30 Fastback moves the model line more upscale. And the Kona gets Hyundai into the B-segment for crossovers for the first time.

Keep On T-ROCing – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 3:24pm

With a world going mad for crossovers, VW unleashes it’s smallest one yet. And yet it’s not that small. The T-Roc has a footprint identical to the VW Golf. It also offers what crossover buyers are looking for: a higher seating position, greater versatility and more room.

Bentley Stays True to Continental GT Styling – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 2:48pm

Bentley completely redesigned the Continental GT, yet stayed true to its predecessor’s iconic styling. How did it pull that off? By nailing the proportions and highlighting the character lines in a new way thanks to using super forming in the manufacturing process.

Mellow Yellow Means You Plug It In – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 2:14pm

To the untrained eye it’s just another Mini, but subtle design details show that this one is electric. No, it’s not just the sealed off grille. Here’s a hint: look for the yellow highlights.

Creating New Iconic Details for BMW Design – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 2:01pm

The i Vision concept is all about exploring where BMW can go with its styling. Say goodbye to the Hofmeister kink. Say hello to a new interpretation of the kidney grille, which is now a housing for sensors. And check out that DLO!

The (Future) King of Bling – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 1:41pm

BMW is stepping into the full-size SUV segment with the 3-row X7. It’s all about presence and prestige, and the secret to the design is in its subtle details. This concept demonstrates what’s coming to showrooms in 2018.

Full Frankfurt Motor Show Coverage

September 16th, 2015 at 11:37am

Catch up with our full roster of Frankfurt Motor Show coverage! With first looks ranging from Audi‘s much-needed Tesla fighter to Bentley‘s luxurious foray into the SUV segment to Renault‘s innovative Mégane, there’s something for everybody.

Click the video above to watch all videos in our Frankfurt Motor Show playlist or click here to browse our individual interviews.

Designing an SUV Interior Worthy of Bentley – Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

September 16th, 2015 at 7:00am

Darren Day is the Head of Interior Design for Bentley. He talks with John McElroy about designing the interior of the Bentley Bentayga SUV. He explains that all Bentley interiors are designed around the iconic winged badge, and the company leaves no detail untouched. Learn what a “charisma control” is and find out why Day jokes that the Bentayga is the world’s most expensive watch winder.