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 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.
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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