2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Having a gut time! Wunsch you were hier! Okay, our German is schrecklich, but because we speak your language, enjoy our rundown of every live reveal from Day One of the Frankfurt Motor Show after the jump.

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Volkswagen E-Up Concept

What you may have missed: It's a fast-charging, if not hard-charging, 82-hp microvan with an 80-mile range.

More information: Volkswagen E-Up Concept: All-Electric German Micro-Van

Gallery: VW E-Up: Press Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Audi S5 Sportback

What you may have missed: It's a sporty 333-horsepower hatch we're not getting in the U.S., because we simply do not understand certain things.

More information: Audi S5 Sportback: Available In Spring, Germany

Gallery: Audi S5 Sportback: Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

BMW EfficientDynamics Concept

What you may have missed: The E. D. concept is powered by a three-cylinder diesel, but more importantly, it's apparently made of gentle rising curves and blue light.

More information: BMW Vision E.D. Concept Looks Anything But Flaccid

Gallery: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept: Live Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Chrome Audi R8 5.2 FSI

What you may have missed: It's an Audi R8 5.2 FSI in chrome, and therefore an abomination.

More information: Chrome Audi R8 Blinds Frankfurt Show Goers

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

2010 Mercedes SLS AMG

What you may have missed: The SLS finally completed its months-long strip tease, allowing us to see it in the metal without a few little bits of tape here and there.

More information: Mercedes SLS AMG: Live From Frankfurt, Finally!

Gallery: 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG: Live Photos!

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Lamborghini Reventón Roadster

What you may have missed: It's angular, grey, capable of 205 mph, and this is exactly as much of it as you can afford.

More information: Lamborghini Reventón Roadster Shows Off That $1.6 Million Body

Gallery: Lamborghini Reventón Roadster: Live Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Audi e-tron Concept

What you may have missed: An R8 body containing four supremely torquey engines and the hope, if not a promise, that electric cars can be absolutely astounding.

More information: Audi e-tron Concept: An R8 With 3,319.03 Lb-Ft Of Electric Torque

Gallery: Audi e-tron: Live Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Ferrari 458 Italia

What you may have missed: The replacement for the F430 is either hot or a hot mess, but one way or another it's a new Ferrari with all that implies.

More information: Ferrari 458 Italia: A 202 MPH V8 Stallion

Gallery: Ferrari 458 Italia: Live Photos!

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

695 Tributo Ferrari

What you may have missed: Ferrari branding has gone so nutzoid that they've actually rebranded this poor Fiat 500. Sadly, that unfortunate mindset may overshadow the niftyness of this 180-horse hatch.

More information: Now Introducing The New Ferrari... Fiat 500

Gallery: Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder

What you may have missed: An R8 without a top or those famous side panels actually looks pretty sleek. However, since it also gained over a quarter ton of weight, it really isn't. We're finding it hard to be too indignant.

More information: Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder Drops The Top, Side Blades

Gallery: Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder: Live Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Mini Coupé And Roadster Concepts

What you may have missed: Mini is refusing to be trapped by their own iconic shape and has turned out some surprisingly sleek cars here without deviating from their own design language.

More information: Mini Coupé And Roadster Concepts Raise, Lower The Roof

Coupé Gallery: Mini Coupé Concept: Live Photos

Roadster Gallery: Mini Roadster Concept: Live Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

BMW X1

What you may have missed: Err... not much? It's the production version of the littlest BMW soft-utility vehicle. What we wouldn't give for the return of the proper Statßion-Wagen.

More information: BMW X1 Debuts With Abundant Skiing Tchotchkes

BMW X1 Gallery: BMW X1: Live Photos

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Postcard From Day One

Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

What you may have missed: It's a 500-horsepower direct-injected Porsche with no roof! In theory, we love it. In practice...Do they make Just For Men gel in SPF-50?

More information: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible: Now With 500 Toupeé-Dislodging Horses

Coupé Gallery: Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible: Live Photos