In German, Messe is an "exhibition" or "fair", but a similar English mess, which has a lot of unprintable meanings, in meaning is also very suitable for what happens every two years in Frankfurt am Main. The International Automobile Salon was registered here in 1951, but its roots go back to the mini-exhibition in Berlin in 1897, which is considered the first such event in Europe. Then 8 cars were shown, today their number is almost impossible to count: 6 giant pavilions, 230,000 m² of exhibition space, about a million visitors and 219 world premieres in 2015. Getting around it all takes a lot of enthusiasm, a few pairs of sneakers, spare legs and strong nerves. Even just to read about all the news, you have to wade through kilometers of text. Feasting at this celebration of the automotive industry is hard work.Therefore, has chosen 7 of the most notable premieres, which will soon become production cars and will be met with great interest in Russia.
The rivals of the new sedan - the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes S-Class - are very good right now, but it looks like the Audi A8 has turned out even better: it has new engines, an advanced chassis and an autopilot function.
Bentley Continental GT
Without exaggeration, this is the most anticipated new generation of the model. Externally, the Bentley Continental GT has changed radically, and even the 6-liter W12 engine has been boosted to 635 hp.
BMW 6-Series GT
The BMW5-Series GT is discontinued, but the "six" immediately takes its place. It is clear that it will be larger, but lighter than its predecessor, but the concept of the liftback itself remains not entirely clear.
The 600-horsepower Portofino, replacing the California T, will become the most affordable Ferrari model, however, the price has not yet been officially announced.
The new crossover has already managed to get into the Guinness Book of Records, having completed the longest "barrel" among production cars, but the official premiere of the E-Pace is in Frankfurt.
Mercedes S-Class Coupe
The refreshed luxury S-Class coupe and convertible will debut at the Salon in the eccentric company of the EQ pickup, hypercar and electric hatchback.
The third generation of the super popular model was once again equipped with the latest fashion and technology and, for the first time, with a steering rear axle, as well as a system responsible for controlling all chassis functions.