Audi announced today the pricing of its new TT line-up for North America. The Coupe will arrive in April, followed by the Roadster in May. The Coupe version of the line-up starts at $34,800 while the Roadster has a base price of $36,800. Both models will be available in either 2.0T or 3.2-Quattro engine trim. All 2.0T models will be paired with a 200-hp engine with a 6-speed S-tronic transmission, while the 3.2-Quattro models will be paired up with 50 more horsepowers (250-hp) with a V6 engine as well as the infamous Quattro all-wheel drive.
Standard options include leather and Alcantara-covered sport seats, automatic climate control with power steering. Amenities such as a in-dash CD changer has the ability to play MP3 formats. Other standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, and cruise control.
Optional equipment includes 18-inch wheels and Nappa leather seats. An optional DVD-based navigation system is available, as well as Bluetooth phone operation and Bose premium sound with satellite radio. Adding to that list are bi-xenon adaptive headlights, iPo interface, Audi parking system and a Baseball-optic leather interior for the roadster.
Enjoy looking at the new Audi R8 super sportscar? Well, so do I. That’s why I’ve updated the Audi R8 high resolution gallery with 100 fresh new images available for your desktop as part of today’s mini update. The images all include widescreen wallpaper support. And if you want to see it in action, check out the video I’ve attached below.
What’s to come? This week, I’ll be updating the Lamborghini Murcielago section as requested by a user from the forums. As well as adding high resolution images of the all new redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class. So stay tuned!
So we all knew that the R8 was going to have some LED lighting like the Audi S6, but who’d known that it was going to be equipped with a total of 210 LED lights? At the front, there will be a total of 24 front-mounted lights, and at the back, there will be 186 LED brake lights. The lights at the back will also provide lighting for the engine compartment bay of the R8, which is to draw attention to its powerful engine through the clear glass. Mm, yes. There’s nothing better than getting a good view on that powerful V8.
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Audi announced today that it will start production of Audi’s popular A6 model in India in 2007. Audi has said that it would assemble the car in Aurangabad using materials and parts made in Germany, while the finished A6 will be sold to Indian consumers. The employees will be trained in Germany before the production begins at the factory in India. As well, Audi has noted that it plans to expand its current 3 dealers in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi, to 8 by the year 2008. Audi expects to sell 300 cars in India imported from Germany this year and by 2008, they hope to see that number increase to 1,000.
One word: Fun! I saw this video on YouTube and boy, it sure looks fun to be driving like that. Although in Japanese, the video shows a race-off between major luxury marques. There was the Audi A8, the new Lexus LS460, the Jaguar XJ-Series, and the BMW 745i. I was disappointed to see that they didn’t incorporate the Mercedes-Benz S-Class into the race since it fits into the category.
Anyways, watch the video for the winner. I won’t say who, but the race was pretty close anyways. I think you know who came in last. The video is courtesy of YouTube.
New Audi Q5 renderings from AutoBild. A baby Q7, the Audi Q5 is set to compete with new crossover SUV’s like the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and the BMW X6, which are set to debut sometime next year. The Q5 will borrow its styling cues from the Q7, including the large wheel arches, short overhangs, and more. We’ll also see a cheaper alternative to the Q5, which is the new Tiguan from Volkswagen.
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AutoBild has posted a new rendering of the upcoming Q5 SUV. Sharing the same platform as the new Volkswagen Tiguan, the compact SUV will be planned to launch in May next year as a 2008 model. Although the genuineness of the image is unknown, AutoBild is known for being correct on recognizing designs in its past history. Man, I’m loving the designs on the new Audi SUV’s, like the Q7, and those LED foglights are stunning!
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I haven’t added a lot of videos lately, so here is a short commercial of the new Audi TT gliding up and down the half-pipe like a skateboard for your entertainment. Watch it glide, watch it glide, watch it glide…
Caught by spy photographers, Edmunds has posted new spy shots of the upcoming Audi A5. Although there are numerous computer renderings on the web, these spy shots tell us that the A5 will look much different than predicted, but still keeping the sleek and versatile design that Audi currently has.
The spy shots, however, show that it is quite similar to the rendering that AutoBild did, which is shown above. As you can see, the sides retain the same shape as the spy photography.
Looks like the Audi A1 is announced and will start production in Brussels in the start of 2009. This confirmation was posted at a German website which I found via the German Car Blog. Looks like they are going to be making 10,000 of these a year. So stay tuned for more information.
[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]
More high resolution wallpapers of the Audi TT Roadster have been uploaded. Continue reading for the links to the wallpapers.
Whoa! Watch the video of the new Audi TT Roadster. Although the design is a bit too feminine for me, I personally wish the TT was “less round” in some ways. Oh, well. Enjoy.
Welcome to the world of awesome TT’s. Hohenester performance tuning company has released their version of the new Audi TT. The TT HS 350 has a 3.2-Liter V6 onboard, allowing the TT to zoom from 0-200km/h in under 15.9 seconds. In terms of appearance, the Hohenester TT has limited modifications, with changes to the wheels. As well, the exhaust and intake systems have been replaced with aluminum trim, rather than the standard steel. Larger brake discs have also been replaced, with 365mm disks in the front and 310mm in the back.
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Popular Science has released its list of Best of What’s New for 2006. In the automotive category, there are 13 winners. To be considered a “Best of What’s New”, it must revolutionize and change the way we think about the future. Check out the list for yourself.