This year, the Essen Motor Show will once again attract car fans from all over Europe to Messe Essen. From December 2 to 10 (Preview Day: December 1), around 500 exhibitors from 18 countries will present their colorful offerings in the areas of Performance & Racing, Tuning & Lifestyle, Motorsport and Classic Cars. The popularity of the festival for sporty vehicles is unbroken. This is also due to several anniversaries: this year, exhibitors and fans are celebrating 75 years of NASCAR and 20 years of Tesla, among other things. These two themes alone show: The diversity of the car takes center stage in Essen.

“At the Essen Motor Show, every vehicle is exciting, beautiful and unique in its own way. This year, we are placing particular emphasis on variety and a wealth of variants,” explains Project Manager Ralf Sawatzki. This starts in Hall 3, where everything revolves around the themes of performance and racing. The ADAC, Mercedes-FanWorld, the Nürburgring, Ravenol and Red Bull Germany, for example, will be showcasing their vehicles and products here. There is a special anniversary for motorsport fans: “75 years of NASCAR” is the title of a special with vehicles from several series of the US racing association.

It’s about more: Tuning and lifestyle in Halls 5, 6 and 7
Tuning is not just a hobby, but a lifestyle and a passion. The Essen Motor Show is the annual focal point of a community that is characterized by individuality, creativity and openness. This becomes clear in Halls 5, 6 and 7, where visitors can expect to see well-known manufacturers such as Borbet, H&R and Hankook tires. There are also trendy brands such as Foxed, JP Performance and Low Madness. In addition to vehicles and high quality tuning parts, the exhibitors will also be showcasing fashion, in particular hoodies, caps and T-shirts. Tuning fans’ hearts beat particularly fast in Hall 5: tuningXperience welcomes visitors with around 150 elaborately tuned private vehicles. This year, a particularly large number of rare vehicles will be competing for attention. Highlights include models such as the Datsun GX 1200, Honda Acty and Jaguar XJS. The exhibits also include several e-cars such as a Cupra Born and models from Tesla. Speaking of Tesla: the Californian car manufacturer is turning 20 this year, which mobility service provider Next is celebrating at its stand in Hall 3 by showcasing several vehicles from the popular brand.

Motorsport celebrates end of season in Essen
The fastest industry in the world, motor sport, traditionally celebrates its season finale in Essen. Exhibitors in Hall 8 include the Automobile Club of Germany, the German Motor Sport Federation with the German Rallycross Championship, the Hockenheimring and the Special Touring Car Trophy. In addition, all trade fair visitors can look forward to the new Show Area in Hall 4. Autograph sessions, vehicle presentations and live demonstrations await fans there. The Garage Brothers and the digital project “it’s tuning, not racing” will be there, for example.

Lovers of classic vehicles will get their money’s worth in the Classic & Prestige Salon of the organizer S.I.H.A. in Halls 1 and 2. In keeping with the Essen Motor Show, the range includes a particularly large number of models with a sporty touch. In addition, spare parts, model cars and accessories will attract the public to the stands. This year, visitors can look forward to a Japan Mile with several Toyota models, among other things. A Lagonda M45 T7 Open Tourer from 1935 and an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet, built in 1949 and exclusively bodied by Pinin Farina, will also provide a glorious insight into the glorious era of exclusive automobile construction.

Tickets are available in the online store
The Essen Motor Show opens on Preview Day (Friday, December 1) and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets are available online at A regular day ticket costs 20 euros (reduced 16 euros). On Preview Day (December 1), admission costs 32 euros (concessions 27 euros)

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