02-20-2007, 07:10 PM
for better weight balance and less front overhang. It doesn't look as if much of that has been accomplished with this platform. I expect more of a change in this regard.
Other than that... I like the styling and I think it'll look better in person.
Also... like the trend to a more defined rear spoiler integrated into the trunk lid (like the B5 A4!).
02-20-2007, 08:33 PM
it is, all other audi's hang over the front wheels, this one is on back alot further.
02-20-2007, 10:49 PM
Whether ya'll like the styling or not, I think the biggest excitement is how it will drive. Just think of all the problems that moving the engine back will help: excessive understeer, dead steering feel, weight distribution...
02-21-2007, 03:03 AM
15cm is about 6" where as 15mm is @ 5/8 of an inch. (This being based on 2.5cm = an inch.)
02-21-2007, 05:27 AM
It is just not possible with a longitudinally mounted engine bolted on to the transmission and a torsen differential. They have changed the packaging (I believe they made one of the two or both smaller) so it has been moved back a bit. I think April's estimate of 15cm is optimistic at best, I've read a few inches at most.
It'll reduce the front overhang but it won't make a significant impact to the 60/40 weight distribution.
02-21-2007, 05:41 AM
jason in toronto
02-21-2007, 07:34 AM
the only they they did is move the front axle forward giving it a longer wheelbase.
02-21-2007, 07:42 AM
I think the 15cm figure is the result of having both of those done.
02-21-2007, 08:58 AM
In some instances with this new modular chassis, portions of the forward drive apparatus will be housed in the engine block.