The Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), colloquially known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, is held every other year and serves as a showcase for the German auto industry.
Media previews are kicking off and we're expecting debuts from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, as well as other non-Teutonic car makers, including Jaguar Land Rover.
Electric vehicles both conceptual and practical should populate the show floor. But much of the pre-show chatter has been about the weakening of Germany's stalwart auto industry, amid a broader discussion about a downturn in Europe.
The Frankfurt Motor Show runs from September 12-22. Here are some of the cool concepts and production vehicles were excited about: