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2013-09-10 10:15

OH LA LAA: The Ferrari 458 Speciale is one of the top 10 most eagerly anticipated new cars on display at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show in Germany this week (Spe 10-22). Image: AP

Everything from Porsche and Bugatti to hybrids, cheapies and vans... but here are the top 10 most eagerly awaited new cars showing at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show as doors open today.

FRANKFURT, Germany - Here are 10 of the most eagerly awaited new cars on display at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.

The show opens to media today (Sept 10), industry visitors on Thursday and the public on Saturday. It runs through Sept 22.

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In no particular order, here are the Top 10:

  • BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car: Uses carbon fibre parts to achieve light weight and quick acceleration. Zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds.
  • Volkswagen e-Golf electric compact: VW takes the plunge into electric vehicles with a version of its sales volume leader it says has a range of 190km and costs the equivalent of R43 to drive 100km.
  • BMW Concept X5 eDrive hybrid electric: A large, luxurious SUV that BMW says gets an average 3.8 litres/100km.
  • Peugeot 308 hatchback: The lossmaking French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen badly needs this new model to be a winner in a rough European market.
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale: Has adjustable aerodynamic elements to keep it on the road at high speed. It sprints from zero to 100km/h in 3.0seconds.
  • Mercedes S 500 plug-in hybrid: The luxury brand's flagship S-Class sedan already had a hybrid version but this one has more power and luxury features.
  • Opel Monza concept: This concept car, not necessarily headed for production, should provide clues to future designs from GM's European subsidiary, which is struggling to turn its earnings around.
  • Audi Sport Quattro concept plug-in hybrid: A four-seat coupe with big air intakes giving the front end an aggressive look, and an enormous 522kW from its electric motor and large 4.0-liter V8 internal combustion engine. Top speed: 305km/h.
  • Dacia Duster: This moderately priced SUV from Renault's Romania-based Dacia brand has been an unexpected big seller; the 2014 version is getting an updated front end in hopes of keeping it that way. Wheels24’s SERGIO DAVIDS will be attending the local launch of the Renault Duster, look out for his review later in the week.
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid R concept: Meant to demonstrate high-performance hybrid technology, this not-for-sale compact juggles power from three electric motors and a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine to generate over 298kW.

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