The Motor1 UK team pick their highlights of the Frankfurt show.

There’s been a whirlwind of coverage of all the new Frankfurt metal, but we’ve had time to analyse the show in a bit more depth – check out our video coverage, show analysis and hall-by-hall-report on what was there. 

Don’t forget you can still go out and see all of the new cars for yourself until 24 September – the show is open to the public and you can probably get there and back in a day if your friendly neighbourhood low-cost airline hasn’t cancelled all the flights. 

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Here are the Motor1 UK team’s highlights of the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.

Sam Burnett, news editor
Volkswagen California XXL concept

I love the standard California – it’s full of great little design details, like tables and chairs that stash away in the doors. I would never use it if I actually owned one, but it makes me dream of the good times I could theoretically enjoy. 

The XXL filled me with such delight as I explored its many treats on the Volkswagen stand, you can tell the designers have had fun putting it together. It’s got me dreaming afresh of all the great adventures I could get up to…

>> The Volkswagen California XXL concept is expected to go into production in the next two years…

2017 Volkswagen California XXL concept

Vicky Parrott, new cars editor
BMW M8 GTE

I mean look at it. You need me to explain why it's my star of the show? Really?

>> BMW’s M8 GTE is set to go racing in 2018.

BMW M8 GTE live images

Alex Goy, head of video
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package

A new 911 is rarely a bad thing, and while the 911R disappointed many because it was released in limited numbers, the new GT3 almost turned some frowns upside down. However, it had a big wing and looked a bit too aggressive. The Touring Package GT3 deletes the wing, tones down the aggression, and makes the whole thing a little more civilised. That said, it's still got a 497bhp flat six that sounds like thunder, and weighs very little. Perfect. 

>> The Touring Package got many excited at the Frankfurt show, and it’s even a no-cost option on a new 911 GT3.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Pack live in Frankfurt

Tyler Heatley, road tester
Honda Urban EV Concept

For me the star of the show was not some F1 inspired supercar or wingless GT3. The Honda Urban EV Concept is a funky little thing that makes an electric future for the masses not just interesting, but tangible. Honda promises that it will build it, too.

>> The Honda Urban EV concept is set to go on sale in 2019, and will have a range of around 150 miles on a full charge.

Honda Urban EV Concept official image

Jon Quirk, editor-in-chief
London Cab ‘TX eCity’

In some perverse way, I suppose we have Dieselgate to thank for the proliferation of new electric vehicles. While some point to a cleaner, safer, more sustainable future, the electric vehicles that are here and now are the ones that genuinely excite me.

Returning from Frankfurt through Euston station, I was imagining a scenario in the not-too-distant future when the group of rattly old diesel cabs needlessly idling outside will be replaced by a shiny, silent and clean new fleet.  

>> The TX eCity has been designed to meet new rules in London that say all taxis will have to run for 80 miles of zero-emission motoring.

New LEVC TX Spotted

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2017 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights