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Maserati Kubang, Volvo Concept You & Mercedes-Benz F125

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The car Volvo unveiled on Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show follows in the  path of the Universe concept shown in Shanghai, with more sporty styling and a  strong emphasis in the interior. Chief designer Peter Horbury says the fastback  shape was dictated by customer preferences.

Maserati revealed the Kubang concept Tuesday at the Frankfurt  motor show, and the vehicle is a strong indication of what the production  SUV will look like. It will use Jeep underpinnings but has a completely unique,  Italian-styled body penned in Modena.

At the Frankfurt motor  show, Mercedes-Benz  revealed its vision of how the range-topping S-class  coupe will evolve against a backdrop of increasingly tightening emission  standards with the unveiling of a bold new research vehicle called the F125.

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Audi Q3 Photos – 2013

 By GREG KABLE on 4/12/2011

Audi has lifted the veil on the updated Q3, revealing the compact SUV in all its production glory for the first time ahead of a planned public premiere at next week’s Shanghai motor show.

Set to go on sale in June in Europe, the Q3 is Audi’s third dedicated SUV model, following the Q5 and the Q7. Ingolstadt officials are remaining tight-lipped on plans to put the five-seater on sale in North America, although it might hit local showrooms late next year as a 2013 model.

The Q3 is based on the same platform structure as the recently facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan, with which it also shares transversely mounted engines and gearbox combinations.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept A stretches small-car style

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a spectacular new concept that previews the radical appearance, stylish interior and altered mechanical layout of its third-generation A-class.

Called the Concept A, the hatchback makes its public debut at the Shanghai motor show in China later this month. It hits European showrooms in 2012 and is unlikely to ever see U.S. soil.

Eschewing the one-box profile of the existing A-class, the third-generation model–as previewed by this concept–gets a two-box silhouette similar to that of the Audi A3, the BMW 1-series and the Volkswagen Golf.

Mercedes is relying on the fresh design with its more pronounced nose section, lower roofline and eye-catching detailing to make the entry-level model more appealing to younger customers.
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New BMW M5 – 2013?

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BMW’s M division has gone back to the drawing board with the M5, giving the fifth generation of the iconic four-door a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine—the first time Munich’s class-defining performance sedan has gone without a naturally aspirated powerplant since its introduction in 1984.

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