• Jan 18th 2008 at 3:02PM
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Like most of the luxury manufacturers selling their wares in China, Audi has been unloading product hand over yuan-stuffed fist. Audi's 2007 sales were up 25-percent over the previous year and it's looking to draw in more buyers to its showroom by offering its halo sports car, the R8, to the up-and-coming executive class. Audi also plans to begin importing the A5 and S5, but buyers better be bathing in cash to afford the R8. 1.79 million yuan is the cost of entry, or about $246,000 for Audi's mid-engine hotness.

[Source: Reuters]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats even more than dealer/ebay markup here. I wonder how many are going to China?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I love this movie!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      A multinational corporation exporting product? Jeez....
      • 7 Years Ago
      The import tax is the reason why the cost is so high! Not the markup from Audi itself...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's high because supply and demand too. As a westerner if you engage in coop business you can import your vehicle. I had a couple friends who as part of starting a business in Shanghai a few years ago for their startup capital bought a couple BMW X5's with salvage titles for ~$15k each and sold them in China for over $100k.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's both!
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