<i>There will be a sizeable lag between the European and U.S. launches of the new A4, meaning that Audi will build the both the B7 and B8 platforms simultaneously. Expect to see the next-generation model in U.S. showrooms next September.</i><ul><li><a href="http://news.windingroad.com/countriesmarkets/china/audi-future-product-plans-include-four-door-coupe-vectoring-awd-delayed-diesel-q7/">winding road interview with Johan de Nysschen</a></li></ul>
09-19-2007, 02:06 PM
Give me my B8 now dammit!
09-19-2007, 02:20 PM
The Golf V was out for nearly 2 years in Europe before they launched it in the U.S. with that genius marketing move of calling it the Rabbit.
I am not at all surprised that VW is in such bad shape in this country.
09-19-2007, 03:08 PM
And in general Audi has gotten better about this- there isn't a long wait for the S5. It will be here ~6 months after Europe.
09-19-2007, 04:05 PM
Maybe I'll have to buy an A5 instead! :-D
09-19-2007, 04:42 PM
Looks like my options are down to the S5 or a certified RS4.
09-19-2007, 05:03 PM
Before they start to collect our measly dollars, it is a business afterall.
09-19-2007, 06:31 PM
people are more understanding than us Americans. ;)
09-19-2007, 08:02 PM
09-20-2007, 05:12 AM
09-20-2007, 06:53 AM
Peeling interiors, faded insturment displays, control arms, and many other recalls/known issues.
09-20-2007, 09:33 AM
09-20-2007, 09:37 AM
check JD Powers: they're ahead of BMW, MB, Porsche, and far ahead of their brothers at VW. My guess is that recent delays in bringing cars to the US are related to improving reliability.
09-20-2007, 11:52 AM
I am jaded because I am so freakin pissed at Audi for having a couple years with the entire interior painted with soft touch paint, where the radio/climate control/power window switches will peel if you just glance at them too fast. I hear that Audi fixed this issue by 2005, but it still makes me mad.
09-20-2007, 11:54 AM
09-20-2007, 05:10 PM
In Europe, a MY08 A4 is a B8, but in the US it's a B7? And they've done this with previous generations, and models?
09-20-2007, 08:28 PM
09-21-2007, 07:52 AM
For the 2005 MY, Audi produced BOTH B6 A4s and B7 A4s. We differentiate those here by referring to B7s as "2005.5"s but officially, the B7s were designated "2005" models.
09-21-2007, 02:50 PM
a B7 A4 when the details are out on the B8 A4?
09-21-2007, 03:33 PM
Because the B7 is in it's last year, so I will skip.
09-22-2007, 08:47 AM
- Great price advantage with DEALS a plenty!
- If you keep your car for a LONG time, like I usually do, having the latest model doesn't really matter.
- You get to own a relative "Classic"
- With the 2003 BMW 5 I bought at model year end, I didn't even like new Bangle style 2004
09-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Went to the "CDrive" dog & pony show today in DC. Although there were some nice wood and aluminum trim bits, the interior basically sucked. Someone described it as a joint venture between MB and Rubbermaid. Bad seats, abysmal iPod interface control setup and every button on the steering wheel was exactly in the wrong place for me. Motor is the same as now - nothing to write home about with crappy mileage to boot. 7 speed slushbox was very nice (never driven one previously) and the AMG kit looks nice on the exterior. But overall, I just left very underwhelmed by the car. Sure as heck wouldn't spend $46K for one..........