Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Best bits: Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show has come to an end, Unfortunately we were unable to make it to the show this year but thanks to the internet, we’re able to show you the best bits from the event.

Mercedes AMG Project One

Quick specs

  • Formula One based 1.6 turbo charged V6 hybrid petrol mid mounted engine (ahead of the rear axle)
  • 740 kW (1,000 hp)
  • Automated AMG 8-speed manual transmission.
  • Revs up to 11,000 rpm
  • One electric motor assists in reduction of turbo lag
  •  One 120 kW electric motor installed directly on the engine
  • Two 120 kW  electric motors connected to each wheel on the front axle revving up to 50,000 rpm
  • 25 km electric range
  • Top speed of 350 km/h
  • Price : £2-3m

It will be interesting to see this go up against the Aston Martin Valkyrie


Bentley Continental GT

Quick specs

  • Enhanced version of renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine delivers
    635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds)
  • Top speed: 207 mph
  • Dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission for faster, more efficient performance
  • Weight: 2244 kg
  • 0-60 in 3.7 secs
  • Top speed: 207 mph
  • Price: £156,700 (on sale March 2018)

900 Nm of torque in a Bentley is ridiculous but hey, no ones complaining.

Click here to find out more about about this luxurious super coupe 


Renault Megane RS

Quick specs

  • 4CONTROL four wheel steering
  • All new 1.8-litre 280hp engine
  • Twin Scroll turbo
  • 390Nm of torque
  • Choice of two chassis – Sport and Cup, with limited slip differential available on Cup chassis
  • Available with two transmissions for the first time – either 6-speed manual or 6-speed EDC automatic with launch control
  • Comes only in five door spec
  • RS mode – 5 different driving modes including one personalised mode.
  • More powerful Trophy version with 300hp and 400Nm will be released later in July 2018
  • Cost: £25,000 to £30,000 (On sale April 2018)

Competition: Honda Civic Type R

Audi R8 V10 RWS  (rear wheel standard)

Quick specs

  • First Audi production model with rear wheel-drive as a limited edition
  • 50 kilograms lighter than standard coupé
  • 540 hp and 540 Nm of torque
  • 0-60 in 3.7 seconds
  • Top speed 197 mph
  • Available in coupé and spyder
  • First deliveries arrive early 2018
  • Price: £12000-£140000

Audi have changed their sports division name from Quattro to Audi Sport and this is the first car to come out of it. Audi say this is a car for driving purists and its similar to their GT racing cars.

Hyundai i30 N

Quick specs

  • The first performance car under the new Hyundai N sub-brand
  • i30 N and i30 N Performance specifications available
  • 2.0 litre turbo charged engine with 246hp (271hp for performance spec) and 353 Nm torque
  • FWD
  • I30 N 0-60 in 6.7 and 6.4 for I30 N Performance
  • Top speed: electronically limited to 155 miles mph
  • E diff at the front
  • 5 different driving modes
  • Developed on the Nurburgring
  • Price: £24,995 to £28,000
  • On sale January 2018

This is the first car to come out Hyundai’s N division which is now managed by ex BMW M division Albert Biermann. This should definitely be a good competitor for cars in that class like the Renault Megane RS and Ford Fiesta ST.

BMW Z4 Concept

Since this is only still a concept, there are now official performance figures. BMW created this sporty, athletic concept to give you an idea of what the actual car will look like when it debuts in 2018. Based on its exterior looks I presume  this will definitely be a drivers car.

Honda Urban EV Concept

Quick specs

Speaking of concepts, Honda unveiled this cute retro hatchback at the show as a introductory vehicle from their EV vision. The car looks like an old golf but still carries a futuristic element to it. It has seats for four and has a ‘wrap around panoramic dashboard screen ‘. This is a completely new platform and is a representation of the company’s direction towards electric cars. Honda say that a production model will be on the road in 2019.

Mercedes Benz X Class

Quick specs

  • 2.3 litre in line four cylinder with 163hp and 403Nm of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 0-60 in 12.5
  • Top speed: 106
  • Weight: 2133 kg
  • Price: starting at £28,000 November


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