IAA FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW 2013
he Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, known internationally as the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, is held biennially in Frankfurt.
One of the largest motor shows in the world, it takes pride of place in the city’s event calendar and has a rich history of introducing cutting-edge automotive concepts to the world. The first show took place in 1897 in Berlin and helped to make the automobile a socially acceptable means of transport. The next 15 years introduced a variety of ground-breaking concepts; in 1951 the event moved to its current home where it became a true international event and in 1961 the seat belt and legendary BMW 1500 were introduced to record crowds of 950,000. The highlights of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 are hugely anticipated and shrouded in secrecy. The 2011 show featured 900 exhibitors and a new ‘Hall of Electromobility’ that showcased the latest developments in green cars.