The world’s biggest motor show in Frankfurt started off on September 10, 2013 and will continue until September 22, 2013. The Frankfurt Motor Show provides one of the world’s most outstanding opportunities for carmakers to reveal their latest inventions. In 2013, the focus is more on the battery-powered vehicles.
The biggest auto event in Europe is being held during a time when auto sales in the region are facing the lowest level in two decades. It was predicted by the German Association of the Automotive Industry that car sales in Western Europe will continue to experience further 5 percent drop to 11.2 million units in 2013.
However, despite low sales figures, an increased number of manufacturers seem to be determined to look toward the future, while revealing full-electric or hybrid versions of their sports and high-performance cars. The interest in battery-powered vehicles seems to be fading away, but it is expected that the sales might pick up again in 2013, with the introduction of the long-awaited BMW i3 compact, which is the first premium full-electric car.
After the i3 model, BMW also unveiled the production model of the i8 sports coupe, while impressing the audience with its never-before-seen styling. The i8 model's styling underwent a couple of changes from the earlier concept design.
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