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      01-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #23
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i'm not impressed with visual designs of newer audi's, less R8 and RS7
This, along with no Manual Trans.

Although I would replace RS6 as acceptable. Not a fan of the RS7 look. R8 is nice looking, but relatively boring compared to its competition.
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      01-11-2017, 02:45 PM   #24
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All the cool shit Audi makes is only available overseas. Less R8.

How can they categorize that 4GC looking S5 as a sportback when they call the A3 hatch a sportback as well?

I just want the RS3 to finally release.
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All the cool shit Audi makes is only available overseas. Less R8.
We get the TT-RS, the RS5, the RS7, and now the RS3 sedan too. So really, the only thing we don't get here are the avant models (in any trim level, including RS) and the RS Q3.

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How can they categorize that 4GC looking S5 as a sportback when they call the A3 hatch a sportback as well?
Because the A7/S7/RS7 are also called Sportbacks. It's just Audi's word for a hatchback.

http://www.audi.com/en/models/a7.html
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Because the A7/S7/RS7 are also called Sportbacks. It's just Audi's word for a hatchback.
I think you mean not hatchback GC (Gran Coupe like BMW 640/650/M6 GC)
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      01-11-2017, 06:26 PM   #27
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We get the TT-RS, the RS5, the RS7, and now the RS3 sedan too. So really, the only thing we don't get here are the avant models (in any trim level, including RS) and the RS Q3.

Because the A7/S7/RS7 are also called Sportbacks. It's just Audi's word for a hatchback.

http://www.audi.com/en/models/a7.html
Correct me if I'm wrong. Of those you mentioned, the only RS you can currently buy new in the US market is the RS7. RS3 is a painful waiting game at this point, though it looks very promising.

I should've been more specific in stating that (IMO) it's a crime that the RS Avants are unavailable here. Though I do understand why.
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I think you mean not hatchback GC (Gran Coupe like BMW 640/650/M6 GC)
No I definitely meant hatchback. The A7 is a hatchback. Go check out Google for some pics. It's cool.

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Correct me if I'm wrong. Of those you mentioned, the only RS you can currently buy new in the US market is the RS7. RS3 is a painful waiting game at this point, though it looks very promising.
If you can't get an RS5 here anymore, then it's because B8 production has stopped now. So you wouldn't be able to get one anywhere else either.

The TT RS is definitely available everywhere including the US.

And, FWIW, the RS3 hatchback is also no longer available anywhere. Now it was never offered in the US to begin its, so the production stop means little to us. But it is nevertheless one more Audi RS product that you cannot buy new anywhere today, not just the US. No word yet if it will be reintroduced with the new 400PS aluminum engine once the sedan starts production.

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I should've been more specific in stating that (IMO) it's a crime that the RS Avants are unavailable here. Though I do understand why.
Agree. It's too bad that Americans don't like wagons.
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New RS4 Avant, RS5, and RS5 Sportback will receive the 2.9L biturbo V6 from the Panamera. Engine features a top mount hot-v turbo setup. The RS models get increased power output over the Panamera, to 450hp and 442tq.

RS5 to be unveiled in March at Geneva Auto Show.

http://www.motor1.com/news/133393/au...-specs-leaked/
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Thanks for posting.

The 2017 auto show debut for the RS5 coupe is consistent with prior intel suggesting it would hit the US market in 2018. There's usually a big lead time between introduction and appearance on the market in the US. So that's good news.

And confirmation of the Sportback is awesome. That's going to be a very compelling car.

The 450hp output figure is a bit disappointing if true though. That's only a few hp more than an M3 ZCP, but the car is sure to weigh quite a bit more than an M3. And it is less power than the ATS-V, C63, and Giulia. I was expecting they'd be closer to 500hp, so hopefully the 450hp output isn't final.



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New RS4 Avant, RS5, and RS5 Sportback will receive the 2.9L biturbo V6 from the Panamera. Engine features a top mount hot-v turbo setup. The RS models get increased power output over the Panamera, to 450hp and 442tq.

RS5 to be unveiled in March at Geneva Auto Show.

http://www.motor1.com/news/133393/au...-specs-leaked/
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      02-01-2017, 04:27 PM   #31
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I love the look of these cars, it would be interesting to see how it drives compared to the M4
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Anyone considering making a change for M3/M4 To RS5? The car will be announced in geneva and rumors that its going to use the 2.9L V6 from the new panamera but with higher outputs.
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Anyone considering making a change for M3/M4 To RS5? The car will be announced in geneva and rumors that its going to use the 2.9L V6 from the new panamera but with higher outputs.
I'm considering it if the timing works out. I love the M3 on the tracks but I do miss the Quattro of Audi for daily driving, especially in the NE. Other candidates are M550xi and S5. It will really come down to timing.

How about yourself?
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Anyone considering making a change for M3/M4 To RS5? The car will be announced in geneva and rumors that its going to use the 2.9L V6 from the new panamera but with higher outputs.
I'm considering it if the timing works out. I love the M3 on the tracks but I do miss the Quattro of Audi for daily driving, especially in the NE. Other candidates are M550xi and S5. It will really come down to timing.

How about yourself?
If the interior looks like the r8s but with another dashboard screen not just the virtual cockpit and has a nice wide exterior, it's definitely on my list
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      02-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #35
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It seems like Audi = high weight + understeer

No thanks!
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It seems like Audi = high weight + understeer

No thanks!
Atleast its better than Mercedes:, its a bloated boat the C63.
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      02-17-2017, 02:59 PM   #37
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After having owned both, there is no question RWD is more dynamic. The question, at least for my situation, is how much I will be taking advantage of that handling versus superior traction in day-to-day situations, off the track. Also with a new baby, I'm just a tiny bit guilty that I'm sacrificing some safety for her, but I'll admit not guilty enough to go full minivan. Yet.
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      02-18-2017, 07:20 AM   #38
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This will be on my short list of next cars. But I gotta say, I've been seriously obsessed with the new TTRS of late. I'll take one in Nardo Grey with black optics and OLEDs!!
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This will be on my short list of next cars. But I gotta say, I've been seriously obsessed with the new TTRS of late. I'll take one in Nardo Grey with black optics and OLEDs!!
dude, I am thinking the same thing. never been a fan of the TT looks but the newer design is much better, less bubbly. I may seriously get one.
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dude, I am thinking the same thing. never been a fan of the TT looks but the newer design is much better, less bubbly. I may seriously get one.
Listen to us...we just picked up our ZCPs a few months ago!!!
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This will be on my short list of next cars. But I gotta say, I've been seriously obsessed with the new TTRS of late. I'll take one in Nardo Grey with black optics and OLEDs!!
I'm fond of Nardo Grey on the TTRS as well.

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