The 46 hottest cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017NewspressThe Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.

The 2017-2018 auto-show season is kicking off in style with the Frankfurt Motor Show. Carmakers from around the world have gathered in Germany to display their latest and greatest. Some of the cars presented to the public provide a glimpse into the companies’ coming product offers, while others are simply flights of fancy that will never make it out of concept land.

Major international brands including Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz all unveiled show-stopping new models.

This year’s show offers an extensive lineup of vehicles, ranging from production-ready sedans and supercars to electric cars and SUVs.

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show runs from September 14 to 24.

Germany's automakers were out in force at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Headlining the festivities was Mercedes' AMG's new Project ONE hypercar.

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With more than 1,000 horsepower on tap, the Project ONE's 1.6 litre, turbocharged V6 engine and accompanying electrical motors make up one of the most complex drive units ever installed in a road car.

The $2.7 million Project ONE is powered by a 1,000 horsepower hybrid drive unit from AMG's Formula One team.

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Mercedes also unveiled the EQA electric concept with 250 miles of range.

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The company also launched the fuel cell version of its GLC SUV.

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Frankfurt also saw the debut of a revised S Class Coupe.

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The stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet made an appearance.

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As was the AMG GT Concept and ...

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... The electric EQ Concept SUV.

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The beastly Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is always a crowd favourite.

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Afterall, a luxury convertible SUV is hard to come by these days.

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Mercedes' new X Class pick up was also at the show.

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Mercedes' X Class pickup will not be sold in the US, unfortunately.

The company's Smart brand unveiled a new autonomous concept.

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The vehicle, dubbed the SmartVision EQ, was designed to serve as an on-demand, autonomous taxi.

BMW was out in force as well. The Bavarians introduced a new electric sports sedan show car called the i Vision Dynamics. Many believe it will become the new i5 sedan.

I addition BMW's striking Z4 roadster,...

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... 8 Series coupe, and...

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... X7 SUV were all on display.

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The new 6 Series GT, ...

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M5, ...

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... Along with Alpina's take on the 5 Series were there as well.

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BMW's Mini brand introduced a hardcore John Cooper Works GP concept and...

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The Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is BMW's most extreme Mini ever.

... A fun new EV.

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The new electric Mini is slated to arrive in 2019.

Not to be outdone by its rivals, VW Group's collection of brands showed off their latest and greatest. This included Audi's new flagship A8 sedan, ...

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... A new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, and...

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... A high performance RS4...

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... Wagon!

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In addition, Audi rolled out a pair of electric vehicle concepts. The first is AICON. It's a four-seat EV with a range of 435 miles.

And then there's the ELAINE concept car, which comes complete with artificial intelligence.

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Porsche was hard at work rolling out its third generation Cayenne SUV.

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This included a 550 horsepower Cayenne Turbo.

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The legendary 911 GT3 got a new Touring Package that made a bit more understated.

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Volkswagen showed off the new T-Roc compact crossover,...

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... The Cross Concept show car, and ...

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... The I.D. Buzz, the next incarnation of the Microbus.

VW's Group's Bentley luxury brand introduced the third generation Continental GT coupe while...

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...Lamborghini's Aventador S got a new convertible and...

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...Bugatti's record-setting Chiron hyper GT is got some love as well.

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Earlier this week, Bugatti once again demonstrated the awesome capabilities of its newest car with a record setting run that saw the Chiron accelerate from a standstill to 400 kph (249 mph) and then come to a stop in just 41.96 seconds.

England's Jaguar Land Rover showed off its souped up Land Rover Discovery SVX SUV and...

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... Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race car.

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Kia's Proceed wagon concept is an absolute showstopper.

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Honda showed off its Urban EV Concept and...

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... Its NSX GT3 racer.

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Ferrari unveiled its new entry-level Portofino convertible while...

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...Maserati showed off a refreshed Ghibli sedan.

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Renault showed off its SYMBIOZ and...

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... R.S. 2027 Vision concepts.

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Chinese EV startup Thunder Power showed up with its new SUV.

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While Chinese-backed German brand Borgward unveiled the stylish Isabella Concept.

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The Aspark Owl is a mysterious Japanese electric supercar with claims of insane performance.

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And there's also an AeroMobil flying car.

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