Watch Volkswagen Group Night Live at 1:30 PM ET

Volkswagen, as usual before the Frankfurt Auto Show, will be showing all its wares live, Apple-style, the night before press days.

We’ve already seen the Tiguan, Bentley Bentayga and Audi A4, but could there be a surprise up Mr. Winterkorn’s sleeve?

We will keep track of the reveals after the jump.

3;02 pm: Mission E will have 600 horsepower and fully charge in 15 minutes.

2:58 pm: Porsche debuts Mission E concept. Fully-electric, four-seater coupe.

watch volkswagen group night live at 1 30 pm et

2:56 pm: 420 horsepower in the Carrera S. “No sacred cows at Porsche.” They will use whatever engines make the best power and efficiency. Screw the purists.

2:53 pm: Here’s some turbo Porsches. New Porsche Carrera S Coupe and Cabrio shown.

2:50 pm: V-Charge up next.

2:37 pm: Here comes the Tiguan.

2:36 pm: Ominous…

2:33 pm: Ugh. The want!

2:32 pm: Skoda is up next with something we will never get in North America. Skoda Superb Combi.

2:30 pm: 160 horsepower. “More Monster than ever.”

2:29 pm: Mmmmmmm!

2:28 pm: New Ducati Monster 1200 R up next.

2:26 pm: Here it is a little closer. Just a concept at this point.

2:25 pm: Audi e-tron quattro makes global debut.

2:22 pm: Audi A4 g-tron is the natural gas version.

2:21 pm: Yup. 12 million A4s sold since the mid-90s.

2:20 pm: Audi A4 looks to be next…

2:18 pm: And another 200 hp in the back. Ducati Panigale stuffed inside.

2:17 pm: 200 hp diesel, all-wheel drive.

2:16 pm: Here it is a bit closer… Transporter T6 PanAmericana.

2:15 pm: Volkswagen Multivan PanAmericana Edition is up next.

2:09 pm: Stream is frozen. Looks like a Bugatti you can only buy in a video game though, the Vision GT concept.

2:07 pm: 610 horsepower from the V10, just like the name says. Reduces CO2 by 14 percent.

2:06 pm: Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder with fabric top makes global debut.

2:05 pm: Are those Lego Lambos? Nope. Just the pixelated stream. :(

2:03 pm: Also, sorry for making you refresh all the time to see these screenshots, but is difficult.

2:02 pm: The quality of the stream is deteriorating, so the screenshots aren’t the best.

2:00 pm: Hand made in Crewe, the Bentayga will be powered by a 600 hp, 12-cylinder engine.

1:58 pm: Bentley Bentayga is next. 48V electrical system and massive price tag included.

1:57 pm: “Urban rebel of the Seat family…”

1:55 pm: VAG rolls out their first model — Seat Leon Cross Sport.

1:52 pm: “On The Move” is theme for the night. We will see what it means shortly, hopefully.

1:51 pm: Chinese partners in attendance from multiple JVs.

1:48 pm: Here we go.

1:47 pm: The music just changed so that must mean something.

1:41 pm: Still nothing…

1:36 pm: Maybe a little behind schedule.

1:33 pm: Looks like they are about to get started…

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  • Tosh Tosh on Sep 14, 2015

    Horch-branded mini pickup truck for USA.

  • VoGo VoGo on Sep 14, 2015

    I need a Mission E stat. Mark, keep the updates coming - this is fun!

    • Mark Stevenson Mark Stevenson on Sep 14, 2015

      It's basically done now. Winterkorn is talking about the future. Also, my stream isn't the best to grab quotes.

  • FreedMike Back in the '70s, the one thing keeping consumers from buying more Datsuns was styling - these guys were bringing over some of the ugliest product imaginable. Remember the F10? As hard as I try to blot that rolling aberration from my memory, it comes back. So the name change to Nissan made sense, and happened right as they started bringing over good-looking product (like the Maxima that will be featured in this series). They made a pretty clean break.
  • Flowerplough Liability - Autonomous vehicles must be programmed to make life-ending decisions, and who wants to risk that? Hit the moose or dive into the steep grassy ditch? Ram the sudden pile up that is occurring mere feet in front of the bumper or scan the oncoming lane and swing left? Ram the rogue machine that suddenly swung into my lane, head on, or hop up onto the sidewalk and maybe bump a pedestrian? With no driver involved, Ford/Volkswagen or GM or whomever will bear full responsibility and, in America, be ambulance-chaser sued into bankruptcy and extinction in well under a decade. Or maybe the yuge corporations will get special, good-faith, immunity laws, nation-wide? Yeah, that's the ticket.
  • FreedMike It's not that consumers wouldn't want this tech in theory - I think they would. Honestly, the idea of a car that can take over the truly tedious driving stuff that drives me bonkers - like sitting in traffic - appeals to me. But there's no way I'd put my property and my life in the hands of tech that's clearly not ready for prime time, and neither would the majority of other drivers. If they want this tech to sell, they need to get it right.
  • TitaniumZ Of course they are starting to "sour" on the idea. That's what happens when cars start to drive better than people. Humanpilots mostly suck and make bad decisions.
  • Inside Looking Out Why not buy Bronco and call it Defender? Who will notice?