10-14-2004, 12:53 PM
They now have a demo model that people can look at. It looks pretty nice in dark blue. They also have an A8 in oyster gray for those wondering what it looks like. I thought it had a purple tint to it, so personally I probably wouln't pick that color.
They're expecting their first cars in mid-November.<ul><li><a href="http://www.sanjose.com/audi/">Stevens Creek Audi</a></li></ul>
10-14-2004, 08:09 PM
Has sport package on it with 4.2L and sport seats which are quite different than the existing sport seats. Kind of a beefed up version of the A8 seats.
10-15-2004, 04:44 PM
I liked the car overall but I was underwhelmed by the engine. My car has only 170hp so I was ready to be impressed but I wasn't. There was a very noticeable lag when pressing the accelerator hard.
I was considering getting the 3.2 V6 model but I may have to rethink that. Hopefully, it was just a fluke. Either that or my expectations were way too high.
10-16-2004, 09:00 AM
I drove one too, and I felt like the power was just okay. It certainly didn't feel any faster than a C5 A6 4.2, and it felt less responsive than my friend's S6 - probably in part tdue to the taller final drive ratio.
I think the main problem is weight, though. Judging by how much heavier the B6 A4 was than the B5, I'm thinking this C6 A6 4.2 is gonna weigh something like 4350lbs. We'll see.
10-16-2004, 09:38 AM
I drove a 4.2 today... Oyster Grey with a light interior. As far as the styling goes, I like it a lot - it looks much better in person. I also like the lines of the fenders and hood. They give it a nice muscular look and almost make up for the lack of fender flares.
The MMI was pretty easy to use - satelite radio was awesome.
But, even with the sport package, it just felt more sedate than my current 4.2 (2000 non sport). I might have been less aggressive than usual because it wasn't my car and I wasn't used to it. It had good excelleration, but it didn't seem to be the kick in the butt I get when I floor the accelerator in my car. I am thinking and hoping that when I get one, it will feel faster when I get used to it.
Still, its a really, really, pretty car, and if I had the $$$ to plunk down on it, I would do it in a heartbeat.
Audi S5 TC
10-18-2004, 01:21 PM
C5 A6 4.2's curb weight is 4,024 pounds. Seems that the C6 A6 4.2 is 174 pounds lighter than the C5 A6 4.2. So much for the C6 A6 4.2 being heavier than the C5 A6 4.2. Perhaps you and AutobahnRacer were just reluctant to drive such a low mileage car harder.
10-19-2004, 12:02 PM
The previous A6 4.2 was 4068 lbs. according to Car and Driver - they actually weigh the test cars and calculate the weight distribution from that.
The new one is supposedly about 150 lbs heavier, which would mean a minimum of 4200 lbs. I'm guessing it's heavier.
Audi S5 TC
10-19-2004, 05:37 PM
Audi's figures are the curb weight for each car with zero options. C&D's test weight is for each car with options (which varies greatly depending on option and the quantity of options the test car is equipped with).