Ever get that feeling you’ve forgotten something? Here are the cars you might have missed at the 2017 Geneva motor show

Geneva’s press days have drawn to a close and the show now opens its doors to the general public. If you’re heading to the show this year then make sure you check out our coverage on our Geneva motor show hub – but there’s plenty more to look at if you stray away from the more conventional metal.

Here’s a selection of cars we’ve not covered in detail but are very much worth your time and attention, for better or worse.

 

> Geneva motor show reveal Ruf CTR 

Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo

 

Along with Ruf, Alpina’s stand is a must-visit at the Geneva motor show. This year the Buchloe-based concern launched its new B5 Bi-Turbo, based on the latest G30-generation 5-series, and it drips with desirability. It’s petrol-powered for a start, using a 608PS, 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8. That facilitates a 3.5-second 0-62mph time, but part of an Alpina’s appeal is in the supremely fluid, polished way it demolishes a road, so we’re very much looking forward to a drive

> Alpina to launch upgraded B3S and B4S models Geneva motor show

AC Schnitzer

 

Schnitzer presented two cars in Geneva. The first is the production version of the ACL2S – not quite as extreme as the car we recently drove, but the modified BMW M240i is limited to just 30 examples. Its bright red partner on the stand is Schnitzer’s take on the BMW i8, showing off the company’s carbonfibre aero accessories range. There are front and rear spoilers, canards, air vents, side skirts and more, while the show car was also dropped by 25mm at the front and 20mm at the rear over 21-inch AC Schnitzer wheels.

AC Schnitzer review

Audi RS5 DTM

The production Audi RS5 has traded its old V8 for a twin-turbocharged V6. No such problems for the new Audi RS5 DTM launched alongside, which retains a 4-litre V8 and puts 500bhp to the ground. It looks wonderfully, deeply insane, and will compete against HWA’s Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM and BMW Motorsport’s M4 DTM in the 2017 season. With drivers like Loïc Duval and Mattias Ekström among Audi’s stars, it’s in with a chance of matching its 2016 manufacturer’s title.

Eadon Green Black Cuillin

If you’re pining for the art deco days of cars like the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic and teardrop Talbot-Lagos, then Eadon Green’s Black Cuillin might be up your street. The aluminium bodywork is straight from the 1930s (albeit punctuated by modern-looking details, the headlights in particular and the one-piece windscreen) and the engine is a 6-litre V12. And it comes all the way to Geneva from Holmfirth in West Yorkshire – where there’s muck, there’s brass, etc.

Fiat PanDakar

Fiat’s quirky Panda is almost overlooked these days but it’s harder to miss in full Dakar battle dress, with neon lime wheels, raised suspension, and scoops and snorkels peppering its front end. It became the first ever Italian car to finish the Dakar Rally at this year’s event. Okay, so 55th place – two away from last – won’t make many headlines, but it’s a remarkable achievement from something that started life as a city car.

Ford Fiesta XR2