• Jan 29, 2009

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Until the Frankfurt Motor Show returns to Germany later this year, the Geneva Motor Show is the closest thing to home for Germany's automakers, and Audi's not about to let the opportunity pass it by. So we're expecting the four-ringed circus to roll in from Ingolstadt with several significant premiers.

First up, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated debut of the Audi TT-RS. The highest level of the stylish little coupe, is expected to pump some 340 horsepower from its 2.5-liter turbo five through Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system and S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox. Audi is also expected to take the wraps off of the first A4 Allroad, which follows its A6-based big brother by modifying the A4 Avant wagon with extra body cladding and higher road clearance. Lastly, we're expecting to see the final, production version of the A5/S5 cabrio, replacing the previous A4 cabrio with the sleeker coupe-based variant. Who knows, maybe Audi will even give us a glimpse of its new R15 racer, slated to debut around the same time at Sebring.



[Source: topcarblog.ch]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Up here in Fairbanks Alaska I saw a convoy of Volkswagen test vehicles the other night and saw a SCIROCCO in the bunch! I crapped my pants.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not fond of the lambo style front air intakes, they crash against the rest of the cars styling and lines. and how come they wont do a TT setup in a TT.. twin turbocharge the 3.2L.. ok, so room to do that might be difficult, but they should find a way!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Another factor playing in the Audi’s favour is its lighter engine, which places less mass over the front axle, providing it with a nicely balanced nature over snaking sections of blacktop. True, it mightn’t possess the same sort of drive out of corners or all-weather security of the 3.2 quattro, but the 2.0T proves a nicer car to drive when you’re not operating at ten-tenths out on your favourite back road early on a Sunday morning.

        It has a more delicate feel and sharper responses – at least, up to the limits of adhesion generated by its 225/55 R16 tyres, at which point its dynamic talents tend to fall away rather quickly. Understeer is the prevailing trait when you arrive at a corner too fast, but the chassis is sufficiently adroit to allow you to alter your line via the throttle."
        http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Audi-TT-2.0-TFSI-200-S-tronic/220419/
        • 5 Years Ago
        "and how come they wont do a TT setup in a TT.. twin turbocharge the 3.2L"

        As far as the standard TT goes, the 2.0 is usually considered to be a better handling car compared to the 3.2. Remember the TT is FWD and the "quattro" all wheel drive is not really the true quattro system but a Haldex system. Simply put, lighter engines make it handle better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why wouldn't the Allroad be a wagon?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd only buy it if it was an avant, instead of the lame sedan. People buy the avants for a cross between comfort and utility and sedan partially defeats that purpose.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because the planets are aligned wrong and Audi of America is actually thinking of bringing it here?

        *shudder*
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd take a TT-RS over a Carrera S

      the Carrera S starts at 87,000. I'm sure the TT-RS will be cheaper and WAY fatser!
        • 5 Years Ago
        No way in my opinion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, the Rabbit engine (with direct injection) finds another home. Great Engine!
      • 5 Years Ago
      All well and good, but I'll be disappointed if the RS5 doesn't make an appearance.
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