• May 17, 2006

German luxury marque Audi is preparing a product push that will considerably grow the company's lineup by the end of the decade. The new models include an A4-based four-seat grand tourer called the A5 inspired the Nuvolari concept car, a four-door coupe based on the A6 called the A7 (AutoWeek illustration shown), an all-new A2 aimed at the MINI, the redesigned A8 with V12 diesel and V10 gas powerplants, an A4-based low riding CUV inspired by the Roadjet concept and finally an even smaller Golf-based SUV called the Q3. You can check out the schedule for each vehicle over at GermanCarBlog.

[Source: AutoWeek and GermanCarBlog]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      A2? Tell me more...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I want an A2.

      A3 is too Golf to be an Audi.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Okay, someone please give me the true definition of "coupe". I always understood a coupe to be a two-door car. Then, Mercedes introduced a 4-door "coupe" recently, and now Audi's doing the same. Now, I don't understand what the meaning of "coupe" is anymore.

      Please help me. --BK
      • 8 Years Ago
      The name Q3 has been used in the media when discussing the future third model, but Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President in charge of Audi of America, Inc. said "It is not an an in house name (Q3) and I am almost willing to confirm to you today that there will be no such product" so look for the vehicle to wear a different badge.

      http://allcarsallthetime.blogspot.com/2006/04/audi-future-product-news-watching.html

      • 8 Years Ago
      Jordan, #7


      I clearly see the B-pillar on CLS. Honestly, the germans have gone mad! Thats the truth, period.

      They are just MAD.

      The R-class is clearly a VAN. Yet it is a sport-wagon or cross-over and what not. A CLS is a COUPE. Vow!

      These days you never know who might come up with what?

      Tomorrow you will see a limo being called a high performance sports car and a Pick-Up truck will become a tiny hatch-back. You never know what new lessons the germans have for you. its going to a be one heck of a semester, learning and memorizing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am a huge Audi fa but this one looks like a Lexus. Saw an RS4 the other day and that car is just perfect.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Coupe isn't a meaningful term when used by a manufacturer, it's a term applied to a naming scheme to make a vehicle sound sporty regardless if its sporty or not. The term van or minivan is also falling out of use for SUV or crossover derived terms. Anything with "van" doesn't sound exciting. This mutilation of the english languange isn't stopping anytime soon, expect more to come. "Car" is probaly next to go.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Re BK,
      a "true" coupe used to be a car with two doors and seating for 2 or 3 people. (Look at older: pre WWII coupes.)
      When I was a kid, my parents bought a '49 Plymouth coupe. There was NO back seat, nor was there even room to fit one...it was sort of like a regular cab pickup, only with an enclosed trunk. Actually, Saturn beat the Germans to market with a coupe that had 3, then 4 doors...assuming you call those doors on the Saturn SC1 and SC2 doors.
      If nothing else, a coupe should be SHORTER than it's "sister" sedan, unlike these modern coupes that seemed to have arrived at that designation by virtue of their tiny rear side windows.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Luckily, the above A7 is just a rendering. The real thing will look nothing like it. Audis are my favourite cars, not least for it's design. That thing is fugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I coupe is a vehicle with no B-pillar....that is why Mercedes can get away with calling its CLS a coupe. In the past no B-Pillar ment that the vehicle had only two doors for stiffness.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Coupé (UK/EU) or coupe (US)
      A 2-door, 2- or 4-seat car with a fixed roof. Its doors are longer than those of a sedan, and the rear passenger area smaller. In cases where the rear seats are very small and not intended for regular use it is called a 2+2.
      Here's a classic, gorgeous American Coupé:
      http://www.99-04.auto2.hu/a2-web99-8/cadilac/image5.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      "A coupé is distinguished from a sedan primarily by interior volume; SAE standard J1100 defines a coupé as a fixed-roof automobile with less than 33 ft³ (0.93 m³, 934.6 L) of rear interior volume. A car with a greater interior volume is technically a two-door sedan, not a coupé, even if it has only two doors."
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