It’s another big week for the automotive industry but this time the focus is on the cars rather than government subsidies, jobs or economic woes. The Frankfurt Motor Show, which begins tomorrow, is one of the sector’s major showcases for the fantastically imaginative on one hand and (it hopes) the next big things on the high street on the other.
The former category includes the BMW VED, a repository for every innovation in materials and hybrid energy technology the German car maker can muster, packaged together in a vehicle that looks like it belongs in the movies but not real life. Firmly in the latter camp are BMW’s own new Mini models, which to the joy of the
Andrew Lee, editor