The Essen Motor Show traditionally marks the end of the trade fair year which was again characterized by challenges in 2022.
The Essen Motor Show has started its 54th round with the Preview Day. Around 500 exhibitors from 13 countries will be showing everything to do with sports cars, tuning & lifestyle, motor sports and classic cars at Messe Essen until December 11.
The first day of the spectacle was also marked by numerous innovations: Automobile manufacturer BMW unveiled the new BMW 2 with M Performance Parts together with influencer and TV presenter Jean Pierre Kraemer. Exhibitors H&R and KW Automotive Group also caused a stir, each presenting a tuned version of the electrically powered VW Bulli ID. Buzz.
In addition to the innovations from the automotive and supplier industry, the Preview Day of the Essen Motor Show was also marked by safe and serious tuning: Shortly after the start of the trade fair, the TUNE IT! SAFE! unveiled its new campaign vehicle with which it will be promoting its cause in the coming year: an electrically driven BMW i4 in police look, which the tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has given the finishing touches in terms of dynamics and appearance. With this vehicle, the initiative proves that electric cars can also be individualized and arouse emotions. At the stand in Hall 7, visitors will also receive free information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) from the driving aptitude register as well as expert advice from tuning experts.
Messe Essen looks back on a successful show start
“We are very satisfied with the start of the trade show and expect a lot of business, especially on the weekends. For us, the Essen Motor Show traditionally marks the end of the trade fair year which was again characterized by challenges in 2022. We are all the more pleased about the enormous interest shown by exhibitors and visitors in the Essen Motor Show which, as a performance festival, successfully underpins its unique status in the world of trade fairs,” explains Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen.
The coming days of the Essen Motor Show will also be dominated by well-known visitors: On the first Saturday (3.12.), former national soccer players Sebastian Kehl and Patrick Owomoyela will be making an appearance at the stand of tire manufacturer Hankook in Hall 7. In addition, fans can expect to see the Red Bull Driftbrothers, racing driver Jens Klingmann and YouTuber Felix von der Laden on the first weekend. TV presenter Sidney Hoffmann and motor sportsman Steve Biagioni will be guests on both weekends, and on the second weekend Hankook will also welcome more players from Borussia Dortmund.
BORBET QX, BBS, Ronal, all are celebrating premieres at the 2022 Essen Motor Show:
The new tuning wheel BORBET QX
With the new BORBET QX design in 8.0 x 19 and 8.5 x 20 inch, the leading manufacturer of light alloy wheels from Hochsauerland once again proves how perfectly shaped a wheel in the “Sports” category can be. The new BORBET QX presents itself as an impressively filigree 10-spoke wheel in the trendy colour combination “black bronce matt” as well as in “black polished matt” and “hyper black silver”.
So if you are looking for the perfect combination of pure conciseness and elegant lightness in your new tuning wheel, you are guaranteed to find it at BORBET.
World Wheel Award 2023: The light-alloy wheel manufacturer BBS applies with the RT Unlimited (RT-U) wheel
The light-alloy wheel manufacturer BBS is nominated as well and takes part at the World Wheel Award with its new BBS RT Unlimited (RT-U) light-alloy wheel in 10,5 x 20 inches (offset is at 28 millimeters). The wheel will soon become a part of the Classic design line at BBS. The letters “R”, “T”, and “U” stand for “Racing”, “Track”, and “Unlimited”. Wheel sizes of 18, 19, and 20 inches and rim widths of 8 to 12 inches are planned.
For the World Wheel Award, the RT Unlimited wheel is presented with a Glossy Black rim bed and a rim star in Satin Bronze directly at the Essen Motor Show. Furthermore, the new wheel design can also be examined directly at the BBS fair booth. The color palette for individualizing the rim bed and rim star is currently in the making. In the future, BBS plans that new colors are possible at any time.
The new RONAL R72 is celebrating a premiere.
The futuristic 5-spoke design of the RONAL R72 wheel features an aesthetic aero ring with an innovative honeycomb structure. This ring is not attached, but firmly integrated in the wheel and dynamically interrupted by the spokes. Aerodynamic rims reduce air turbulence and can therefore help to significantly reduce the vehicle’s flow resistance.
The RONAL R71 is perfect for all high-mounted vehicles that require a high load capacity and is characterized by increased strength and striking sportiness. It is as if made for the special requirements of hybrid vehicles, in which hip trends and CO2-free drives are increasingly being combined. The multi-spoke design is available in three different surfaces and gives the vehicle an absolutely unmistakable character. Combined with low-friction tires, the rolling resistance can be minimized and fuel consumption can be reduced as a result.
The Classic Range has been as well expanded: the popular RONAL R9 retro wheel in the penta style gives every legend an unmistakable look. This classic, which shaped a whole generation of car fans, is now also available as a two-colour extension in silver and gold and is a real cult object. The penta-style drop center wheel is the perfect upgrade for classic vehicles with an “H” license plate and a long tuning tradition. The RONAL R9 has been tested, provided with a KBA number and approved for some historic vehicle models for the road.
EDITION-1 FlowForged wheels
The EDITION 1 is the brand new wheel of the FlowForged series and is manufactured using FlowForging or FlowForming technology. FlowForging means, that the wheel center including additional material for the rim is casted and afterwards the rim is rolled out, what is a cold roll forging process. Therefore the wheel is light exactly where it is most important – on the outside of the wheel.
How to prevents damage during disassembly of rims with WHEELPROTECT
Wheel protection attachment for disassembly/assembly
WHEELPROTECT is mounted as a “gentle attachment” on the corresponding rim in the respective hole circle and protects the surrounding material during assembly or disassembly, since direct contact between impact wrench/power nut and aluminium rim is prevented.
No matter whether vintage cars, sports cars or your own beloved vehicle, no one is spared the visual damage of classic wheel changes. So far there was no perfect solution, and the already existing plug-in attachment for kernels does not allow scratch-free removal/installation due to wear and high rotation speed.
Wheelprotect was developed for this problem. The template is attached as a protective attachment to the respective rim before de-/installation. Wheelprotect ensures that there is no contact between the power nut and the rim and thus serves as “impact protection” against the rotation of the torque wrench or impact wrench. Thus you can, for example, give your expensive accessories/original rim into the hands of the familiar fitter without any worries and hassles.