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Old 04-27-2009, 05:36 PM
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Well, iono...I may be getting a crossover as my next vehicle (FX50)...

Some are nice...some are (i.e. BMW X6)...
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Well, iono...I may be getting a crossover as my next vehicle (FX50)...

Some are nice...some are (i.e. BMW X6)...
GET THE Q5!!!

that the x6 is
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No get the FX!!!!
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No get the FX!!!!
There's something wrong with your head! Get the Q5!





Seriously, get the Q5.
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I hope it's not another CUV.
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I expect it to be jaw dropping for their 100th.
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I saw the new FX the other day.. and it looked very nice. I'd like to have one if I have a family and need family vehicle.
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I saw the new FX the other day.. and it looked very nice. I'd like to have one if I have a family and need family vehicle.
meh, if i really needed a family vehicle, i'd get a minivan or a wagon.

i want the FX because it's hawt and fast.
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A7 4 door convertible

well that's what my Audi dealer told me

but the if its the RS5 may have to trade in the RS4 for that!

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meh, if i really needed a family vehicle, i'd get a minivan or a wagon.

i want the FX because it's hawt and fast.
my reason for wanting it as family vehicle
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3 CUVs?

I don't know of any manufacturer that has 3 CUV's in their lineup, but to me a SUV and CUV are one in the same, just different styling. Having different sized SUV's does make sense though, no different than compact, midsize and full size car.

It was only a matter of time before Audi did/does make a Q3 to compete with the X3, so that doesn't surprise me, but even still, not happy that this mystery model may be another CUV/SUV.
SUV or CUV dosnt matter because no matter what you call them they serve no actuall purpose. They look like they could go off road but most of them have trouble driving on grass. I think companies should go back to estates rather then more _UVs.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:31 PM
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A7 4 door convertible

well that's what my Audi dealer told me

but the if its the RS5 may have to trade in the RS4 for that!
I think you maybe right...

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-...i-A7-revealed/

This would be a very unique vehicle for Audi's 100th Birthday
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:37 PM
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R8 Spider ... sounds nice
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WhOA IS IT jst me or is the a7 a convertible . the first 4 door convertible I have ever seen !
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:12 PM
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I know it's unlikely but I hope it's the Audi version of the VW bluesport concept. 2500 lb mid engine, RWD with the 2.0T and DSG = money.
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I know it's unlikely but I hope it's the Audi version of the VW bluesport concept. 2500 lb mid engine, RWD with the 2.0T and DSG = money.
That would be SUITE!!!

The VW bluesport is rumored to be a potential VW, Audi, and Porsche product.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:43 AM
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http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...08-708011.html
By Christoph Rauwald
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--Audi AG (NSU.XE) in April continued to narrow the gap to its two larger German peers BMW AG (BMW.XE) and Daimler AG's (DAI) Mercedes-Benz brand, but demand for luxury cars deteriorated further amid the economic downturn with the timeframe for a recovery still uncertain.

The premium brand and key earnings contributor of Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE), Europe's largest automaker by sales, has been less affected by the industry gloom than its rivals due to the launch of new and revamped models such as the A4 and the Q5 sports-utility vehicle as well as a favorable regional sales mix. Audi is the market leader in China and has only a relatively small presence on the troubled U.S. market.

BMW, the world's best-selling premium car maker, posted a 25% sales fall on the year to 84,218 cars in April. But it maintained pole position as year-to-date sales totaled 317,722 cars, 22% less than in the same period last year.

"The situation on the global automotive markets remains very challenging," said BMW sales chief Ian Robertson in a statement.

Audi's April sales came in at 81,923 cars, down 5.6% on the year, and decreased 14% in the first four months to 291,951 vehicles.

Daimler's core Mercedes-Benz brand posted a 23% sales fall on the year in April to 80,700 cars, slightly less than Audi, with sales in the first four months contracting 25% to 296,700 vehicles.

The world's second best-selling luxury automaker is pinning its hopes on the revamped Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is poised to help sales volumes from the second quarter onward, as well as contribute to a better model mix. The E-Class is a crucial model for the Stuttgart-based company in terms of sales volume as well as revenue per vehicle.

The Mercedes-Benz division, which also comprised the Smart and Maybach brands, reported a EUR1.12 billion loss in earnings before interest and tax in the first quarter compared with profit of EUR1.15 billion last year.

The luxury car maker said it will increase prices of certain new models in some markets and launch the E-Class in the U.S. in June, earlier than initially planned.

BMW's EBIT swung to a EUR55 million first-quarter loss from EUR827 million profit in 2008.

Audi posted a 29% fall in first-quarter earnings year-on-year but stayed in the black with operating profit of EUR363 million.

All three premium automakers expect full-year sales to come in below the level of 2008. BMW views 2009 as a year of "transition," before several important new model launches are expected to fuel demand from 2010 onward.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:13 AM
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WhOA IS IT jst me or is the a7 a convertible . the first 4 door convertible I have ever seen !

You've never seen a Lincoln Continental convertible? Also, Chrysler had plans to make a 300C 4-door convertible, but that may have been axed.

I hope this is not their big secret. 4-door convertible, FTL.
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Audi: Intelligent Emotion Project news

Just checking out some of the latest concepts from the Audi Intelligent Emotion program @ Munich University. The goal is to use their top concepts as design guidelines for future models. Some of these look pretty cool but I'm not so crazy about that last one, looks like a boombox or some fancy electric shaver haha...








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Old 05-12-2009, 06:04 PM
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I'll take a set of matte black pained wheels off the third one for my current Audi.

I like the third design the most.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:10 PM
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love them all
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:21 PM
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bottom one looks so.. cool.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:27 PM
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love the first and last ones alot
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I completely agree, the first and last ones are my favorites. Although, the second is ok, but for some reason tweaks me a bit.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:37 PM
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damn...most other companies should do this...
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i think this looks really really cool...
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I don't like any of them
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This with some cleaned up under lines could be really sweet.
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I love these concepts. Just what they should be too, good outta-control concepts that designers can draw inspiration from to create something more pedestrian (BUT hopefully not too pedestrian lol)
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Arrow Not Green

Audi took the risky step of replacing the V-8 engine in its sporty S5 range with a new supercharged V-6 earlier this year. Sure the six-cylinder mill is lighter and more fuel-efficient but what about the prestige of a V-8, not to mention the smoothness and aural delight? Audi believes its customers, current and future, will favor a smaller engine and will see this trend of downsizing carry over for its next-generation models.

However, don’t for a second think Audi is looking to be labeled as an enviro-focused company. Speaking with Autocar, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler explained that while his company will focus on making its vehicles as efficient as possible, it won’t make this the primary design goal as BMW has done with its new EfficientDynamics branding.

"We will stick to our Vorsprung Durch Technik philosophy, not have a catch-all marketing claim such as EfficientDynamics," said Stadler. "We're convinced in Vorsprung Durch Technik, we're a dynamic, sporty brand but not necessarily positioned as a green brand. That will come about as a matter of course.”

This can be seen directly with the introduction of the new supercharged V-6 engine in the S5. The new mill is almost 20% more fuel-efficient than the previous V-8 yet it offers similar performance numbers and more tractable grunt.
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Those darned environment destroying Germans!









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i want an audi!
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Good on them for not following every other manufacturer out there.
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Good on them for not following every other manufacturer out there.
But...Honda's doing that.
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But...Honda's doing that.
Never said that. And Honda should be going green....Its Acura I have a problem with.
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Honda, Acura...same thing. I meant Acura.
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Honda, Acura...same thing.
And therein lies the problem. But lets not turn an Audi thread into another Honda bashing thread.
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Never said that. And Honda should be going green....Its Acura I have a problem with.
I feel like I'm turning green when I look at the current Honda/Acura line-up

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Yea, Yea, Yea, Audi.

Just keep the horsepower coming !
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