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Golf GTI / Audi Le Mans / Mercedes CLS  
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Here are 3 new concept cars which have been unveiled at the IAA today:

1. The new Golf GTI





2. The Audi Le Mans Quattro supercar






3. The Mercedes Vision CLS






Nice, especially the Audi and the Mercedes.

I wonder what the "death-racer" propaganda will say 'bout them though  Big grin

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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Yes the Audi and the Mercedes are especially nice! both of those cars are sweet. Look at that interior on that Mercedes, and the Audi. They both look great! Cheers

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3381 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

That new Mercedes is very nice. Where does it fit in in its current model line-up? It's coupe-like profile with 4-doors is very nice.

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Sorry, but I don't like any of them. I'm basically more into understatement than those cars show.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

I'm going to have to call that Golf GTI "der Klon"....it looks exactly like a Civic SI...


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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

The Golf and the BEnz look terrible, but the Audi is sweet!


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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1108 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?


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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

The Audi looks radical; The VW looks like what we have here called a Civic Si R; The MB at the rear reminds me of a Buick Century.

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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

There's something about the Golf styling... instead of the Lupo / Polo trying to look like their big brother, now the Golf is returning the favour  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1083 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.

User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

The GTI doesn't belong in the same category as you could probably buy 4 of them for the price of one of the others listed with it.

For the price, I find the interior of the GTI to be pretty sweet. The outside looks a tad too econo-boxish...

That Benz is hard. I would so drive that.


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1065 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 Big grin

But they look good indeed!!!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineDahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1050 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.
-Never Follow


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

just a question : how do you heel-and-toe with that ridiculous accelerator pedal on the GTI ?  Nuts
Will



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

The same way I brake with a rudder. The same way...

707


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Have a look at the Chrysler Crossfire. A much cheaper version of what the Audi and Benz cars resemble. The Golf? Maybe. But I am a BMW guy, and would wait until the new M6 is out.


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1030 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???
 Smile

P.S. MB is diluting it's products again, the Vision follows the same styling cues as the Maybach...


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1026 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!!!
User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Well, the Crossfire is basically a Benz anyway, built to compete with the TT.

just a question : how do you heel-and-toe with that ridiculous accelerator pedal on the GTI ?

I think that pedal actually makes heel and toe a bit easier, just like the way Bimmers designed their pedals. Makes blipping the throttle precisely a lot less hassle.



User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5974 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

.. and I'm just waiting for the first A.net member to order one of those "with interior by Kia"  Laugh out loud

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