ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
The Volkswagen looks like a Civic; the Audi is sweet, but too aggressive looking for an Audi; and I do NOT like the M-B. It's too rounded at the back, and bland. From what I read of the CLS, it's supposed to be basically a four door CLK. Yuck. I am also confused about why M-B needs another four door sedan. They have the E, the C, the S, why the CLS? What niche is it supposed to fill?
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
Thanks for the post..i did hear about the Mercedes CLS but really didnt know what it would look like.......i think the car is hot.From what i read it is supposed to come in between the C and E class but for some reason this car looks bigger then the E....it would make more sense it being a sedan between the E and the S class....but none the less a very desirable car.
Andreas From Germany, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
Yesterday there was a TV piece on the Audi and the MB. I guess you would be pretty disappointed to drive it:
The Audi, that very car that you see above, cannot go faster than 130km/h, otherwise the chassis would probably be torn off, and the MB has currently driven, or rather rolled marvellous 1.5km on the backyard of the MB facility and only the chief designer is allowed to touch it. Of course, both cars are only show pieces...
Audi CEO has driven the LeMans on the Audi testtrack, with a camera onboard, I really hope, the guy knows more about managing the company than he knows about driving such a car...it looked like what happens in driving lessons for very beginners
Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
Wow!!! The Audi Le Mans Concept has a 5.0 Liter Twin-Turbo V-10 engine producing around 610 hp at the crank!!! 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, and we all know how good turbocharged engines are as far as tuning goes!!! I can imagine it being tuned to around 1000 hp at the crank when German tuners such as Sportec or Dahlback get their mits on it. The theoretical top speed is quoted at over 200mph, however an easily removable speed limiter will set the top speed at 155mph. Oh yeah, and like the 911 Turbo, it will have full-time 4WD. Like a Ferrari 360 Modena, it will have a six speed sequential manual gearbox. Please Audi, put this one into production.
Audi is the king of turbocharging, and this just proves it along with the B5 S4, RS4, RS6, R8 LMP900 Le Mans car and the legendary Audi Sport Quattro of the 1980's. As you can see, I am a huge Audi/VW fan, and plan on getting a used B5 S4 or waiting for a 4WD Mk5 GTI 2.0L Turbo to come to 'Merica.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
Stretch...I'm going with you on this.
Advantage called me last week and wanted to know if I wished to change my deposit over to the Six series....
Rumour has it that it will top out at about 85K, fully loaded...and that's a lot of scratch!
So far, I'm still in the M5 camp..but could easily be swayed once the car is available...
Any chance you'd be looking for a great condition-extremely-low-mile-never-been-kept-outside-or-smoked-in-waxed-monthly-2002 M5???
P.S. MB is diluting it's products again, the Vision follows the same styling cues as the Maybach...
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
Greg: Have you visited BMWtips.com at roadfly? Are you a BMWCCA member? I thought you would trade the old M5 on a new one, not just sell it outright. As for "diluting it's products," BMW will have its chance with the planned 1 series.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!