02-10-2007, 12:54 PM
Will it compete with BMW 6 or start a new segment that will fall between the A4 and A6. I hope that it won't compete with the 6 series since it starts at 73k. I was just reading auto express news and they are thinking it might go up against the 6 series. What do you all think?
02-10-2007, 02:32 PM
The A5 will be bigger in size than those two, but in the end they are all competitors.
02-14-2007, 10:49 AM
a RS4 coupe will not cost $100k like the M6. What is wrong with you people?
02-14-2007, 08:16 PM
And of course, by the current A4's standards, it is bigger, but keep in mind, this is the next gen A4 coupe. Next gen is almost always bigger.
02-14-2007, 10:54 PM
Whoever said it would cost $80K? And furthermore, whoever said it wouldn't? You have no more information than anyone else and you have the nerve of asking what is wrong with "you people"...
S5 Will proabably be more expensive than the current S4, so $55k-$60k is not out of the question. RS4 is already going for OVER $70K, so why wouldn't an RS5 sticker for more, especially if it does in fact get the corporate V10?
02-18-2007, 01:11 PM
Here is how I would speculate the rival groupings:
small sedan: A4/S4/RS4 vs. 328/335/M3(?) vs. C230/C280/C350/C63(or whatever the next AMG is)
small coupe: A5/S5/RS5 vs. 328/335/M3 vs. CLK350/CLK550/CLK63
mid-size sedan: A6/S6/RS6 vs. 528/535/550/M5 vs. E350/E550/E63
mid-size coupe: A7/S7 vs. 650/M6 vs. CLS550/CLS63
02-19-2007, 06:21 AM
(about the size of the large A6) will have more power, and will be priced accordingly. It's target audience is different as well which allows them to market it differently. The same A5 chassis will be used on most of the Audi platforms. It seems to me to be a mid-coupe that is priced between the TT and R8, which Audi desperately needs.
The A7 is a four door first with the styling of a coupe but not really a 'coupe' in the same sense. It's more competition for the CLS.
02-20-2007, 07:57 PM
The relationship between the A5 and the A4 is very similar to that of the CLK and the C-Class. Like the A5, the CLK is based on the smaller sedan and offers larger engine choices, more luxury options, and retails for close to the larger E Class sedans, from which it also borrows certain styling elements. CLKs also tend to weigh more than C-class cars of the same generation.
And regarding the A7 being competition for the CLS, we said exactly the same thing :-).
Interestingly, the definition of "coupe" does not always involve the number of doors. For certain magazines, it is based on the proportion of front versus rear interior volume, and for the marketing departments of certain manufacturers, it appears to be somewhat arbitrary.