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2011 Frankfurt Auto Show highlights

September 15, 2011 |  7:56 am

Frankfurt Auto Show
A bigger Porsche 911. A Maserati SUV. A Lamborghini that is actually lightweight. Such are some of the highlights currently on display in Frankfurt, Germany. Officially it's known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), but we humans call it the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Photos: Highlights of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Held every two years in this banking city (including the European Central Bank), there's plenty of pricey eye candy at this year's event. Joining the three aforementioned brands are automakers such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari,  Fisker, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes Benz and Peugeot.

On the more humble side of things, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen are also showcasing new and future products.

The best part of all this? Nearly every car making its global debut at this show, will be making its North American debut in Los Angeles. The L.A. Auto Show runs from Nov. 18 to Nov. 27.

So read on for some of the highlights from this year's Frankfurt event and start picking your favorites for L.A.


-- David Undercoffler