|November 28, 2005
Audi at the 2005 Essen Motor Show
INGOLSTADT, Germany - Audi is exhibiting its broad model range and a number of attractive new products at the Essen Motor Show from 25 November to 4 December. The new Audi S4 Cabriolet is celebrating its show world premiere on the Audi stand in Hall 3. This dynamic four-seater unites the genes of an open-top sports car with those of an elegant cruiser. The Audi S4 Cabriolet is powered by a 344 bhp (253 kW) eight-cylinder engine which develops a beefy 410 Nm of torque. The Audi S4 Cabriolet sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h, at which point the governor cuts in smoothly.
Audi is exhibiting its power-enhanced 220 bhp (162 kW) Audi A4 2.0 TFSI for the first time on its stand in Hall 3. Developed by quattro GmbH, the petrol direct injection engine with turbocharger delivers 20 bhp more than the 2.0 TFSI unit already available. The power-enhanced Audi A4 2.0 TFSI can be recognised by perforated brake discs at the front wheels and black anodised exhaust tailpipes.
Another highlight on the Audi stand is the Audi Q7 S line. The equipment package “S line sports package plus” further emphasises the sporty characteristics of the Audi Q7. Sports suspension, sports seats and 21-inch cast aluminium wheels turn the performance SUV into an athlete. The “S line exterior package” additionally provides visual accents.
The successful S line equipment packages from quattro GmbH will occupy a large area of the stand in Essen. These consist of high-quality, carefully matched components, many of which have been specially developed. This entry into the Audi world of sport will be presented on the stand by vehicles fully equipped with S line packages as well as by attractive individual accessories.
The “Audi exclusive” customisation programme from quattro GmbH offers customers almost unlimited design options. From individual paint finishes to special colour combinations for leather seats and inlays: an A8 L 4.2 TDI quattro will exhibit the wide range of possibilities offered by the customization program.
Another highlight on the Audi stand are two successful racing cars: the Audi R8, five times winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and winner of the American Le Mans Series, and the A4 DTM, which took Tom Kristensen to third place in this year’s DTM championship.
Regular interviews with the Audi works drivers, including DTM runner-up Mattias Ekström, will take place on 25, 26 and 27 November and on 3 and 4 December. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Audi motorsport director, will also be on stage.