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Sbarro roadster concept car

Ford Iosis Max

Mazda 3 MPS

Kia No. 3

Bentley Continental Supersports

Rolls-Royce 200EX

Aston Martin One-77

Mitsubishi iMiev electric car

Rinspeed iChange

BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo

Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Legendary designer Franco Sbarro brings a new concept car to the Geneva auto show, a compact roadster featuring hubless wheels and an innovative software interface by Delphi.

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This concept is the third in a line of Iosis cars Ford has shown at auto shows over the years, and uses the kinetic-design language Ford has been developing.

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The Mazda 3 MPS update gets revised bodywork employing the Nagare styling Mazda has shown off in various concept cars on the grille.

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The Kia No. 3 is a small four-seater with a high roof, allowing for a variety of uses.

To make the car feel bigger inside, Kia fits it with a panoramic sunroof, stretching from the top of the windshield over the top of the car. A light-sensing panel at the front provides glare protection for the driver when the sun is blasting through the front of the car.

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Bentley Continental Supersports is a flex-fuel car that can run ethanol and gasoline blends, without sacrificing performance. A sensor determines if an ethanol blend is being used, and remaps the engine software accordingly.

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Rolls-Royce is slated to produce a new model to add to its small but exclusive lineup in 2010, and the 200EX is a look at what that new car might be. Much smaller than the Phantom, it looks almost like a conventional sedan.

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The One-77 is a very special Aston Martin GT model, a limited edition for the company with only 77 cars planned. As such, the price is also very special, at over $1.2 million. The design emphasizes the long hood and has accentuated rear fenders.

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As it closes in on announced production dates, Mitsubishi is refining the iMiev electric car for different markets. The version shown at the 2009 Geneva auto show is a prototype that meets European vehicle legal requirements.

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Rinspeed, a Swiss automotive design and conversion company, has a history of presenting far-flung concepts at the Geneva auto show. This year the company doesn't disappoint, offering up a car that can change its shape based on whether it will be used as a one- or three-seater.

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Just as with the X6, BMW attempts to create a new automotive segment with this 5 series Gran Turismo concept, but we can't help thinking BMW is merely reinventing the station wagon. BMW calls this concept a Progressive Activity Sedan, emphasizing its performance and utility.

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For Bugatti's 100th anniversary, the company created the Bleu Centenaire version of the Veyron, and showed it off at the 79th Geneva auto show.

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is positioned to be a sort of jack-of-all-trades sports coupe with an initial lineup of five engines, three suspension variants, a wide choice of colors, six different wheel/tire combinations, and many optional extras.

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