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Old 03-18-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Audi Q6 SUV-Coupe Rumors Resurface



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BMW's X6 puzzled the public and the press alike when it hit the roads in 2008. It still confounds even the most determined of ontologists, but manages to win fans despite its compromised nature. Audi apparently wants a piece of that pie, as a new report says the Q6 is back on the front burner.

We first brought you news of the Audi Q6 back in 2006, when even the X6 itself was little more than a rumor. Since then, however, the project has lain dormant, generating neither news nor speculation. Now, it looks like it's on the road to production.


Audi Q6 rendering, 2006. By AutoZeitung.

Development is just starting, but the outlines are familiar: a five-seat crossover with the all-wheel-drive underpinnings of the standard Volkswagen Touareg SUV and Porsche Cayenne (as well as the Q7, in long-wheelbase form), but with a coupe-style profile. Sportier Q6 S and Q6 RS are also rumored, the latter to bear the turbo 4.0-liter V-8 expected to show in the RS6 later this year.

Beyond these bare outlines, however, we have almost nothing to work with, including the timeline. If it's just now entering development, however, arrival by 2014 or 2015 would be a best-case scenario. Whether Audi's coupe-SUV would spawn equivalents at VW or Porsche remains unknown.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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It boggles the mind that domestic companies cannot make a profit building vehicles that people actually need (trucks, compact cars, mini-vans, ect....); yet BMW and Audi can turn HUGE profits building cars that no one really needs.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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How is this a coupe? Even the VehiCROSS was more of a hatchback than a coupe. Has there ever been an SUV coupe? Is it even possible?
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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Every day when I wake up and again when I go to sleep, I get on my knees and pray to God to make these things stop. I understand from the reviews that the X6 m can be fun to drive, and the 5-series whatever-it's-called has four wheels and a few seats, and the accord crosstour..well...it exists...But I don't understand why these vehicles need to be made. You can't tell me you'd rather have this audi...thing...instead of whatever Audi sedan is close in price to this. Especially since I like wagons, I'll take one of those please.

As if a car-based crossover wasn't already 'in-between' enough, they had to create all these things? Americans are going to great lengths to avoid buying wagons it seems. sad...

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It boggles the mind that domestic companies cannot make a profit building vehicles that people actually need (trucks, compact cars, mini-vans, ect....); yet BMW and Audi can turn HUGE profits building cars that no one really needs.
This on it's own is nothing new, either. Would anyone buy the Merc R-class if it was a buick?
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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This on it's own is nothing new, either. Would anyone buy the Merc R-class if it was a buick?
Chrysler Pacifica.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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I'm sorry...The Pacifica had plenty of problems, but being as horrendously ugly as the R-class wasn't one of them.
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