Audi at the AMI in Leipzig: A Spectacular Array of Premiers
By source: Audi AG
Apr 2, 2008, 12:20
• German premiers of the Audi A4 Avant, Audi Q7 V12 TDI, Audi A3 • Cabriolet, Audi TTS and Audi TT TDI
• World premier of the Audi TT 1.8 TFSI
• On the press day: Test drive event with the A4 Avant and A3 Cabriolet
A spectacular array of premiers awaits visitors to the Audi booth at the 2008 AMI in Leipzig from April 5-13. The Audi booth is located in Hall 1 of the Leipziger Messe exhibition center. The focus is on the German premiers of the new Audi A4 Avant, the Audi A3 Cabriolet, the Audi Q7 V12 TDI, the Audi TTS – the sporty top model of the TT line – and the Audi TT TDI, the first series-production sports car to feature a diesel engine. Another highlight of the trade show: the Audi A1 project quattro concept car will be shown for the first time in Europe. This car gives an idea of what the forthcoming Audi A1 might look like. Visitors will get to experience a true world premier: 160 hp, 6.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (35.11 mpg) – these are the impressive figures of the entry-level 1.8 TFSI engine in the Audi TT.
Audi has entered a new dimension with the A4 Sedan – as multiple honors and a string of triumphs in numerous comparative tests confirm. The latest example: In Europe’s biggest reader survey, readers of the 26 European editions of Autobild magazine selected the midsize sedan as “Europe’s No. 1 Car” by a wide margin. Now the new Audi A4 Avant follows – the sportiest and most stylish midsize station wagon.
In addition to the high driving dynamics and captivating quality of the Audi A4, the Avant delivers added features for sport and leisure: Its dynamic and elegant exterior contains up to 1,430 liters (50.50 cubic feet) of luggage volume and many ingenious details.
Sporty, elegant, emotion-packed – the new Audi A3 Cabriolet is making its appearance in perfect time for spring 2008. The convertible A3 is the premium model within the compact class. Open-top driving fun, a roof that folds down in less than 10 seconds and lots of room make the youngest member of the Audi fleet of convertibles a highly attractive component of the compact convertible segment.
In the Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro, Audi takes its TDI technology to a new peak: The Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro is the most powerful diesel car in its class. From a displacement of six liters, its V12 engine generates 500 hp (368 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque – lending the big SUV the performance of a sports car.
In early summer, the Audi TTS – the top model in the TT line – will arrive at dealerships. Its two-liter TFSI engine is a high-performance unit that produces an impressive 272 hp (200 kW). This concentrated power propels the TTS Coupe with S tronic from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.2 seconds and on up to a regulated top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). The Audi TTS is available as a 2+2-seater coupe and as a roadster.
Along with the Audi TTS, Audi is also expanding its TT range with the Audi TT 2.0 TDI. This car combines sporty performance with outstanding efficiency. The Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI quattro and Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro are the first series-production sport cars to be powered by diesel engines. This is a powerful combination: The new two-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 170 hp (125 kW) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque, ensures dynamic propulsive power. Nonetheless, the TT Coupe and the TT Roadster use an average, respectively, of just 5.3 liters or 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (44.38 mpg or 44.77 mpg) – an unmatched level of efficiency in the sports car segment.
And yet another newcomer has been added to the TT family: The 160 hp Audi TT 1.8 TFSI – available as a coupe or a roadster. The coupe speeds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 7.2 seconds, with average fuel consumption of just 6.7 liters per 100 km (35.11 mpg).
Audi is presenting its A1 project quattro concept car for the first time in Europe: It features a design for the subcompact class that is both distinctive and typical of the brand. The three-door four-seater car combines dynamic contours with exemplary economy of space and superb quality. At the same time, its visionary technical solutions break new ground in efficiency, dynamics and driving fun. This offers visitors an initial impression of what the forthcoming Audi A1 has in store for them.
On the press day at the AMI in Leipzig on April 4, Audi is offering journalists the chance to test-drive the new Audi A4 Avant, the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the Audi A4 Sedan. Please take advantage of this opportunity and make an appointment for your test drive in advance with Tobias Söllner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUDI AG sold a total of 964,151 cars in 2007 and thus achieved its twelfth consecutive record year. With revenue of €33,617 million and profit before tax of €2,915 million, the company attained its best figures ever. Audi produces vehicles in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Györ (Hungary), Changchun (China) and Brussels (Belgium). At the end of 2007, production of the Audi A6 started in Aurangabad, India. The company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide. AUDI AG’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, and quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm. Audi employs about 54,000 people worldwide, including 45,000 in Germany. The brand with the four rings invests more than € 2 billion each year in order to sustain the company’s technological lead embodied in its "Vorsprung durch Technik" slogan. Audi plans to nearly double the number of models in its portfolio by 2015, from the 25 currently on offer to 40.
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