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Old 04-19-2007, 07:00 AM   #1
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A brand new study from Audi has been revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show! Say hellow to the Audi Cross Coupe quattro.

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Old 04-19-2007, 08:23 AM   #2
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This car looks awsome, period.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: The Compact Performance SUV: Audi Cross Coupe quattro

say hello to the design of the first 2/3rds of the Audi Q5!

could someone photoshop a Q7 tail on that thing?
can't wait to get one of these...
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Default News on the Q5?

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Have you heard any more on the Q5? The last thing I heard was fall of 2008 as a MY2009. The 3.0 V6 TDI should be available at launch.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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Default Looks like Audi's answer to Subaru. Not bad though...

I like it, and it's very practical for skiing/hiking/roadtrips here in the Pacific NW. But for it to be interesting at all, it would need to come with a manual transmission. S-Tronic, while a phenomenal automatic, isn't as satisfying to drive as a good 6-spd manual. (This is a personal preference. I don't mean to dig up the whole "DSG is actually a manual" debate.)

Also, I was surprised the press release said Haldex, not Torsen. Is this based on the A3 rather than the A4? Haldex is fine with me; an automatic is not.

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The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system is a matter of course on an Audi with offroad potential. A Haldex clutch ensures that traction is precisely distributed according to the situation. The sporty Audi S tronic dual-clutch gearbox executes gearshifts in a matter of milliseconds.
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Default Re: Looks like Audi's answer to Subaru. Not bad though...

It's based on the A3 platform. Horizontally engine placement, hence, Haldex. The Q5 will be based on the new A4, A5, A6 platform. Motor placement is longitude, therefore, Torsen.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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Default Interesting. This is based on the A3/TT platform...

... with front-biased Haldex quattro and a transverse engine layout. It therefore looks to be a sister concept to the VW Tiguan.

Is this a preview of the announced Q5, or is it a smaller SUV that would slot below it? Perhaps a 'Q3'?

I would have thought that a Q5 concept would be based on the A4/A5's new platform, and would get the arguably superior rear-biased Torsen quattro.

Nevertheless its a striking design.
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I think we'll see it sooner than that
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:30 PM   #9
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204 hp/295 lb-ft + 40 mpg combined=excellent new TDI
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Just so long as it doesn't replace the A4 Avant....
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Agree. ..I hate to see so much emphasis on the Q...Avant is much better
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The Q5 or Q3 better not replace the A4 Avant in North America. Hopefully AoA keeps it alive.
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I don't really like the rims, too much bling and not in audi's style. Otherwise I like it a lot
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:43 PM   #14
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is this a concept or production model?
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2nd that, the wheels have to change... no chrome!
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:58 PM   #16
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Default Not a vehicle type that appeals to me. But, I'm always interested in Audi design.

The rear 3/4 view is my least favorite. It reminds me of some silly French car.

BTW, I drove a silly French car (Citroen Picasso) last year and was impressed with it's engine, mileage & utility. It was one ugly thing, though.
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