What new car models will be presented at the IAA Munich in September

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The IAA Munich auto show in early September will be an almost entirely German affair. In fact, the new models on show are almost all German, with the exception of the Dacia Jogger and big brother Renault, at least from what we know so far.

Which models will be shown at IAA Munich

German premium brand Audi will display the second of three promised concepts, which the manufacturer says will set the future of electrified propulsion and autonomous driving. Like the Skysphere concept shown in Pebble Beach this month, which envisioned how a comfortable two-seat Grand Tourer could transition into a sports car, the Audi Grandsphere will likely look at the future of the SUV/crossover. A third concept, called the Urbansphere, will debut later.

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On home turf, BMW will showcase the shape and key design elements of the next-generation 7 Series in a concept vehicle, a company source told Automotive News Europe. The concept will be the first BMW Group vehicle to be based on the Neue Klasse architecture, which is designed to be primarily all-electric, but can also accommodate diesel or petrol engines, including plug-in hybrids. The New Class architecture will be the central pillar in BMW’s plan to have all-electric models account for at least half of global deliveries by 2030.

In addition, BMW will showcase its fuel cell capabilities with the iX5 Hydrogen. The drive system includes the company’s fifth-generation electric drive technology, and the crossover will deliver up to 374 hp.

Dacia, a brand owned by Renault Group will showcase the seven-seat Jogger family model, which will replace the Logan MCV estate.

Mercedes’ EQE sedan will debut at Munich. The electric version of the E-Class is expected next year and will compete against the Audi A6 E-tron and BMW’s planned electric version of the 5 Series. The sedan will be built at Mercedes’ Bremen and Beijing plants. Mercedes will also launch a battery-powered Mercedes-Maybach as well as two Mercedes-AMG models – a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric model.

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German sports car brand Porsche will debut what it referred to on Twitter as a “future-oriented” concept, sharing only the image of a headlight. Given VW Group’s overall commitments, it’s likely that this concept will show a different electric future beyond the Taycan, but details are unavailable so far.

France’s Renault will reveal the all-electric Megane-e compact car and a prototype version of the retro-themed Renault 5 EV.

The Megane-e, which will be launched in early 2022, is one of the most special new models since CEO Luca de Meo took over the French automaker in July 2020. The Megane-e is based on the Renault-Nissan alliance’s CMF-EV. Platform, which underpins the upcoming Nissan Ariya crossover. Renault’s other debut at Munich will be the R5 EV hatchback, which harks back to the Renault 5 the company produced between 1972 and 1996.

Finally, Volkswagen will launch an urban-sized EV for its home market, which is smaller than the Golf ID3. While its name isn’t official yet, it would be surprising given the nomenclature for the rest of the brand’s EV range if it wasn’t called the ID2 or even the ID1.

VW is also expected to unveil a camouflaged sports version of the ID5 called the ID5 GTX.

Edited for English

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