2011 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA), Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Sept. 15-21, 2011 The 64th Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, also known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, or IAA, will be held from September 15-25, 2011 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. European Highlights Leaping upmarket, Jaguar rolled out a stunner penned by Ian Callum. The C-X16 (which will likely be called the XE when it comes to production) combines a supercharged V-6 with a hybrid designed to improve power. At the touch of a button, this Jag's electric motor supplies a 94-horsepower boost for ten seconds; sort of like a nitrous bottle that never requires refilling. Far from gimmickry, hybrids are indeed coming to sports cars. Set to slot in below the XK in Jaguar's sporting lineup, the XE's designed to take on the BMW Z4 and Porsche's Boxster/Cayman twins. The XE will likely keep the hybrid, if only to justify the "E" in its name. This wouldn't be Frankfurt without heavy helpings of German cars. Porsche, Stuttgart's sports-car überhaus, is developing a hybrid 911, which should arrive by 2016. In the interim, the company's big news from Frankfurt was the latest 911 (known to Porsche enthusiasts as the 991). Bigger (a hybrid has to fit somewhere) and lighter than the outgoing car, the new 911 will be available with either Porsche's PDK automated manual transmission or seven-speed manual.
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