Geneva is going to be BIG this year. Another car that is expected to rock the floor at the International Auto Show in March, is the new Audi A4 allroad quattro. Sporting a unique grille, a restyled rear bumper and roof rails, the aggresive wagon runs on three engine options – 211 hp 2.0-liter TFSI, 170hp 2.0-liter TDI or 240hp 3.0-liter TDI, all mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Germans really managed to outdone themselves this time, and we definitely think the 2010 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro will soon follow the success of its older brother, the A6. Looks like a great ride, don’t you think? [via Autoblog]
A friend of mine who writes car reviews found himself in a game of oneupmanship with a friend of his. My friend was given a Jaguar Super V8, 2008 to review. His friend drove an Audi A8, W12 Quattro, 2008.
The Audi won if for no other reason than the base sticker price. The Jag goes for $95,000. The Audi has a sticker price $140,000!!! Of course, that price includes
$6,300 for the Bang & Olufsen sound system
$3,200 for the 20-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires
$2,500 for the Palace Blue exterior paint
$2,100 for the adaptive cruise control
$1,500 for the rear-seat refrigerator
$790 for solar sunroof
$200 for heated steering wheel
$1,700 for gas-guzzler tax
My friend, Bill, tells the story of when he was in China. He was being driven in a Red Flag Chinese car on a road with no speed limit. The speedometer was tick-tick-ticking to the far right at about 220kph. Thinking to himself that he was going to die if the driver lost control he looked out the window to keep himself distracted. Suddenly, an Audi went flying by. Perhaps it was a predecessor to this 6.0 liter, 12-valve, 450 horsepower 2008 Quattro.
Oh, to own an Audi.
Powerful performance with maximum efficiency this is how the Audi TT 2.0 TDI quatro press release starts. Yes guys it’s true that we’re looking at a quattro coupe, a real sports car, that has a 2.0 TDI engine that develops 170hp and 350Nm of torque and has a stunning fuel consumption : an average of 5.3 liters of fuel per 100km, that’s 44.38 mpg.
The specs above and the looks are already winning customers, but here’s some more.
It got my vote.
Audi officially revealed the new Audi Metroproject Quattro, a design study for the forthcoming Audi A1 as the German auto maker ventures into the sub-compact segment.
The Audi Metroproject Quattro is powered 1.4 liter TFSI engine that produces a total of 150 horsepower mated with a S-tronic Direct Shift Gearbox. Working as a hybrid, a 41 horsepower electric motor sits in the back allowing for a fuel-economy range of 48 mpg. This could mean that the A1 will most likely come with a hybrid variant in its lineup.
The Audi A1 is expected to come in four different variants including a three-door hatchback, a five-door and a coupe and convertible. Power is expected to come from a 1.2 liter engine that will produce up to 170 horsepower. Production on the Audi A1 is scheduled for 2009. Pictures and video after the jump (more…)