Another year, another round of cars we can’t wait to see get their wheels dirty on the tarmac. As one of the most important car shows of the year, the event — held at the Frankfurt Messe in the heart of the bustling city from 16 to 24 September — will see new metal by some of the motoring world’s biggest names.

Now just weeks away, the participants of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 aren’t even trying to keep their latest offerings a secret. As the first major motor show since Geneva last March, the 67th iteration promises to be an interesting one, and we’re excited to see what the manufacturers have been cooking up the past five months.

Naturally, the show will be dominated by domestic German manufacturers, with BMW, Mercedes and Porsche showing off new sedans, sports cars and SUVs. Unusually, a few important brands have also declined to attend the show, including the Fiat Chrysler Alliance, which houses names such as Alfa Romeo and Jeep.

Presumably happier by the reduced competition for attention, Mercedes and AMG have come together to create a muscular four-door sedan that will make family trips a lot more exciting. Rumour has it that Porsche will put life back into its Speedster badge too, while Audi rolls out a limousine you’ll never want to leave.

Here are 5 of our most anticipated road-going production vehicles we can’t wait to see at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.