A model stands next to a transparent car showing security components at the 64th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Europe's largest motoring expo got underway with a raft of new models designed to show that the global automobile industry is alive and kicking despite uncertain economic times. The show is held every two years.
Visitors take pictures of Lamborghini sports cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Mercedes-Benz's concept "e-cell" car is inspected by visitors to the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Volkswagen's Nils concept car makes its debut at the Frankfurt show.
Mercedes-Benz's F125 concept car recalls the company's "gull-wing" door designs from the 1950s.
The Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc, a one-off "white gold" vehicle, is being built in co-operation with Germany's Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur, a centuries-old porcelain producer based in Berlin. It willl cost about $2.2 million.
British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson poses next to a Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe at the show. Atkinson, an auto enthusiast of many years, recently crashed his McLaren sports car in England, escaping with minor injuries.
A model poses inside the Citroen Tubik concept car.
The Ford Evos concept car is another "gull-wing" model.
The new Volkswagen Up! microcar, seen in its buggy version, is displayed at the show.
Recalling its early 20th century racing cars, Audi's "urban concept" auto is presented at the show.
Mercedes-Benz's new AMG SLS Roadster makes its entrance at the show. AMG is the company's high-end customizing division.
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer speaks during the presentation of the company's i3 and i8 concept cars.