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Old 02-20-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Audi will display the all-new 2008 Audi A5 at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The A5 is the German automaker's first large coupe, slotted somewhere between the A4 and A6 sedans. Considerably larger than the TT coupe, the A5 is marketed as a true four-seater.

Audi is expected to offer a 3.0 liter TDI V6 model, as well as a 3.2 liter FSI V6. Later, high-perfromance S5 and RS5 variants will be offered. What's more, an A5 convertible will eventually replace the A4, S4 and RS4 Cabriolets.

Transmission choices for the new two-door will include six-speed manual, CVT, and DSG gearboxes. All-wheel-drive will be offered across the board. Audi promises razor-sharp handling thanks to an engine placement behind the front wheels, resulting in better weight distribution than any existing Audi, aside from the mid-engine R8.










I really like audi's direction on vehicles. Their designs are just so clean. I just wish BMW could follow suit. Oh well, still its another car i cant afford.

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:16 AM   #2
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...I suspect the car is going to be closer to the A6 in size than the A4. I would much prefer it to be no larger than the A4. And then there's the handling factor. It's pretty much known that the BMW 335i has nailed it in handling and acceration departmentws. The A5 better not be wanting in those areas, considering that it ain't going to be cheap.

Also I bet that we don't see the diesel engine in the States... well, maybe later we will.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:56 AM   #3
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i like it a lot, although the rear looks too much like the 3-series coupe's rear end.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:23 AM   #4
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I would've expected something a little more dramatic for an Audi coupe, but this is still pretty good.

Now someone please explain to me how they are placing the engine behind the front axle?

And why Subaru can't do the same?

(Although the front overhang doesn't seem THAT much shorter than other Audis)
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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The key for Audi is they need to be able to price an AWD with the 4.2 v8 at teh same price point as the 335i coupe. Otherwise why bother. Nice looking but a tad simple, I was hoping for something a little more TTish but larger.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #6
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bland and looks like 335 coupe.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #7
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agreed.. Performance wise chipped 335 will kill a5 in any form or shape...
RS A5 should be priced @45k.. lol..


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The key for Audi is they need to be able to price an AWD with the 4.2 v8 at teh same price point as the 335i coupe. Otherwise why bother. Nice looking but a tad simple, I was hoping for something a little more TTish but larger.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:08 AM   #8
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Audi's new car looks like a bunch of red x's!! SWEET!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:37 AM   #9
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Audi's new car looks like a bunch of red x's!! SWEET!
Agreed. The red x look is in this year.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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I really like audi's direction on vehicles. Their designs are just so clean. I just wish BMW could follow suit. Oh well, still its another car i cant afford.

BlitZ

There is nothing wrong with RWD S-3 series, the styling is bold and beautiful, the new 3.0 L engine is best in it's class in terms of power, the turbo variant available sedan and coupe makes these highly desirable...
I think it's audi that needs to play catch up for it's entry cars...
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:56 AM   #13
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heres a link for those who cant see it:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/...-a5/#more-4814

To me, it looks fantastic! But it does have a lot of BMW 3-Series coupe in it, along with some older Volvo C70
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:22 PM   #14
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A real 2+2 coupe from Audi has been looooong over due. I am sure Audi will sell these like hot cakes. Doubt the U.S. market will see the TDI.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #15
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If priced right it should sell well but not if its the 250hp 6 cylinder is priced the same as the 335i. What does a base A4 with the 6 cost now? I assume the A5 will be a few grand more expensive?
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I'm loving the way it looks but I really doubt it'll come in below 40k

Infiniti should wake up and offer ATESSA in the G35c as an option. With the 328xi coupe and now this, they'll have a lot of competition for those that want a lux coupe + AWD.

(although the 328xi is only 250hp, while this and the Infiniti are closer to 300)
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:58 PM   #17
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Shoot... Subaru needs to wake up.. a Leg coupe is humpable Where are those darn PS?
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:11 PM   #18
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I'm loving the way it looks but I really doubt it'll come in below 40k

Infiniti should wake up and offer ATESSA in the G35c as an option. With the 328xi coupe and now this, they'll have a lot of competition for those that want a lux coupe + AWD.

(although the 328xi is only 250hp, while this and the Infiniti are closer to 300)
a 335xi coupe is coming out later this year
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:25 PM   #19
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Apparently wonderful Explorer 7 blocks cookies from the site since they are not up to date on their microsoft monoply money. You have to change the cookie settings.

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a 335xi coupe is coming out later this year
That will definitely be over 40k.

The more and more I look at these high end german cars with AWD, the more I think they're pretty overpriced.

Hopefully the new Impreza impresses (the current set of renders are beautiful). I don't think I can reasonably afford any of these luxo coupes anyways, and I also think a hatch/wagon is better for my newfound hobbies anyways.
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is that a 4.5k redline?

interesting.
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is that a 4.5k redline?

interesting.
yeah... for the diesel
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S5 leaked 3 hours later..
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