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Published: 13 September 2017

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The Frankfurt motor show, the largest car show of 2017, is underway. Here we're rounding up all the new cars, world debuts and launches from Germany in our handy one-stop shop for the Frankfurt auto show.

Watch CAR's Phil McNamara, Ben Miller and Tim Pollard on video talking around the key themes of the show - and flick through our guide to all the major news at the show in our guide below.

Hosted at the Frankfurt Messe in the heart of the city, the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (or IAA) is open to the public from 16-24 September 2017, with two press days on 12-13 September followed by a couple of trade days on 14-15 September.

Be sure to come back regularly all week long, as we'll be adding new cars daily. There'll be plenty more world debuts to detail in the days ahead - so stay tuned to our Frankfurt preview to keep up.

2017 Frankfurt motor show preview by CAR magazine UK

Every new car revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show: an A-Z preview guide

Not at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Meet the new techfest Audi A8 - the world's first Level 3 autonomous driving car 
AI concept cars  Electric, autonomous, intelligent concept twins named Aicon and Elaine
R8 RWS  Forget the name: this is a rear-wheel drive Audi supercar, à la Lamborghini
RS4 Avant  Audi puts the boot into the RS5. All the car you'd ever need? 

Owl  Oddly named take on the all-electric hypercar. Claims 0-62mph in under 2sec!

Continental GT  
New, third-generation Conti range arrives at Frankfurt

BMW M5 prototype: we've already driven it, ahead of Frankfurt world debut

M5 (above)  
OTT performance job for new 5-series at home show
M8 GTE racing version of forthcoming 8-series production car
6-series GT  
The blobby Fiver becomes a Six
X3  It's a busy show for BMW: midi-SUV arrives at Frankfurt too
i3 facelift  New look, fresh tech - and a hotter S performance derivative
i8 Roadster  Soft-top range-topper at the IAA; see the video teaser here
X7 concept car  How to top the X5? With the bigger, luxier X7, of course...

Isabella concept
 German/Chinese revival continues at the Frankfurt show with all-electric four-door coupe the firm has no plans to build. Right...

Rocket 900 Cabriolet  World's fastest four-seat convertible, claims German powerhouse 

C3 Aircross  
MPV disguised as SUV, shares bits with Vauxhall Crossland X
SpaceTourer Rip Curl concept  A camper van with a fancy paint job and 4WD 
Citroen E-Méhari styled by Courreges  Special electric Méhari shown at IAA 

New SUV  
First look at Chinese-built, Euro-focused crossover 

All-new, second-generation of our favourite back-to-basics SUV 

No DS presence at the big German show this autumn 

Ferrari Portofino at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show or IAA: replaces California T

Portofino (above)  
The new name for the new California: a 592bhp V8 turbo coupe-convertible 

It's a no grazie from Turin when asked if they'd like to attend the Frankfurt show in 2017

EcoSport facelift
 Nip/tuck to exterior plus new Fiesta's much-improved cabin included
Mustang facelift  'Good Neighbour' quiet-start mode features on rebooted 2018 'Stang 

CR-V Hybrid Prototype  New British-built SUV lands at Frankfurt show - with hybrid power
Civic diesel  Renewed 1.6 engine joins the range in 2018, 'real-world' 76mpg claimed 
Jazz  Mid-life facelift time for the oh-so-sensible supermini
Urban EV Concept  Angry/cute/retro all-electric supermini that previews 2019 production car

i30 N  
Fancy that! The Koreans build a 271bhp hot hatch to bother a VW Golf R
i30 Fastback  
Budget Audi A3 Saloon, as i30 hatch becomes swoopier
Kona  Motor show debut for the Nissan Juke rival from Korea 

Infiniti is not at the Frankfurt motor show in 2017

Jaguar E-Pace: another Frankfurt auto show world debut

E-Pace (above)  
Motor show premiere for Jag's new compact crossover after London debut in July 
i-Pace eTrophy Race car intended for one-make series to support Formula E
Future-Type concept  Jaguar's vision for car ownership - or not, as the case may be - in the year 2040 

No rugged Jeep stand at the Frankfurt Messe this year 

New, distinctive-looking midi crossover to supercharge Koreans' SUV aspirations
Proceed concept First hint at how the next-gen Proceed range could look
Sorento facelift  SUV refresh includes new top-spec GT-Line version
Picanto X-Line  City car gets the crossover treatment; raised ride height and bumper body cladding

Aventador S Roadster  Rear-steer, 730bhp, yours for a quarter of a million quid from Feb 2018

Discovery SVX  
What happens when SVO veers off-road: the tougher, cooler SVX 

NX crossover  
Model year updates for mid-sized crossover get Euro debut after Shanghai glimpse
CT hatchback  
Sportier styling, enhanced cabin and new kit for refreshed hybrid

2018MY GranCabrio  
Tiny updates for Modena's charismatic drop-top

The new Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar: another Frankfurt motor show 2017 world debut

AMG Project One hypercar (above)  
Extreme F1-style hypercar - AMG's answer to Chiron 
EQA hatchback concept  The electric car family range expands at Frankfurt 
GLC F-Cell  Hydrogen plug-in SUV a concept for now, but there are production plans
S-class Coupe & Cabrio facelift  Nip and tuck for two-door to follow saloon's lead
X-class pick-up  See the Merc pick-up for the first time at a motor show 

Mini Electric Concept  Battery-powered Mini show car with giant wheels, dubious tail-lights...

The Japanese are swerving the IAA 2017

'We won’t be at Frankfurt; Geneva is our only European factory show of the year'  

DNS: not on the attendance list 

Absent from 2017 Frankfurt motor show 

New 2018 Porsche Cayenne at the Frankfurt motor show

New Cayenne (above)  First look at the new E3 generation Cayenne SUV 
911 GT3 Touring Pack  Spoiler delete, cloth seats, manual only and same £111k price tag. Drool... 
Cayenne Turbo  Monstrously fast new 543bhp SUV shown for the first time 

Megane RS hot hatch  New turbocharged GTI botherer launches at the Messe
Twingo Iconic  Big-name-claim fabric-roofed special edition, called La Parisienne in Europe 
Symbioz concept car  New 2030 experiment probes future autonomous, electric, connected car 

Arona (below)  New Ibiza dons pair of stilts, squares up to Nissan Juke 
Leon Cupra R  
A Golf R from Spain? Hot hatch revs up to 306bhp  
Large SUV name search Finalists announced in the #SeatSeekingName campaign  
Amazon Echo integration  Spaniards claim Euro-first by syncing services with home assistant 

Seat Arona at the Frankfurt motor show

Full motor show debut for the midi crossover that replaces Yeti

Vision EQ ForTwo concept  
A proper look at how the motor car will change in the e-revolution

Next Scooby makes an appearance in Germany - even if it looks like the old one

Swift Sport  Pocket rocket Swift roars in with BoosterJet turbo power

Land Cruiser  
'World premiere of the new Land Cruiser,' says Toyota. It's just a facelift
C-HR Hy-Power concept  A new, brawnier C-HR crossover look is being explored at Frankfurt auto show
Yaris GRMN  We've already driven it in prototype form, but this is the hot hatch's motor show debut 

Sedan, Coupe and SUV Chinese EV firm offers something a little different as it aims to topple Tesla

Insignia GSi  Go-faster version of new Insignia Grand Sport arrives at Frankfurt car show 
Grandland X  
Motor show debut in Frankfurt for the new range-topping SUV from GM 

Polo (below)  
It's more of a mini-me Golf than ever before: new 2018 Polo a major launch at Frankfurt 
T-Roc  A baby crossover to slot beneath the Tiguan - another world debut at the IAA
Golf SV  Modest mid-life refresh for the taller Golf brings it in line with updated hatchback 
RoadMap E  Ambitious new plan to accelerate VW's electric car strategy: one in four cars will be EVs by 2030
I.D. Crozz  Another airing for VW's four-door coupe SUV hatchback-alike EV concept - out in 2020 

Not attending the show in 2017 

Quite a few no-shows, then. But this list will swell considerably in the hours ahead - we'll be adding new cars to our Frankfurt motor show guide regularly, so come back for more updates soon.

VW Polo: another world debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show

Practical information about the Frankfurt motor show 2017

Where is the Frankfurt auto show held?  Trade fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, D-60327 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
When is the Frankfurt motor show?  14-15 September 2017 (trade days), 16-24 September 2017 (public days)
Opening times: 9.00am-7.00pm every day
How much are Frankfurt motor show 2017 tickets?  Adults from €12 in advance (€14 on the door), student concessions and half-day tickets available 
Frankfurt auto show official website: https://www.iaa.de/en/

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