Saturday, January 10, 2009

Audi A7 ‘Sportback’ concept leaked ahead of Detroit Auto Show debut

While many carmakers are either scaling back their 2009 Detroit Auto Show presence, or pulling out altogether, Audi is set to buck the trend with a number of important unveilings reportedly planned for the event. The German luxury marque has already released details about its new V10-powered R8 supercar, and now images of a concept version of its upcoming A7 four-door coupe have hit the web. No official details have been released but we know the concept will be called the Sportback. Earlier this year Audi released several official teaser sketches of a number of important models including the A7.

Audi A7 first spy shots

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2010 Audi S4 - Second Drive

Audi giveth, Audi taketh away.

The previous-generation Audi S4 sports sedan drew power from a 340-hp, 4.2-liter V-8. A generation before that, a 250-hp, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 powered the S4. When the 2010 S4 goes on sale in the fall, buyers will find an engine more similar to that early turbo six than to the outgoing V-8: a supercharged V-6. While this may look like a step in the wrong direction, Audi claims it's more like two steps forward.

The new S4's supercharged and direct-injected 3.0-liter V-6 makes only seven fewer horses than the departing V-8, at 333—the same power as BMW's E46 M3—but makes 23 more pound-feet of torque 600 rpm ­earlier. Even though it lost two cylinders, Audi's new engine gives up nothing to the old V-8. The six-cylinder has better low-end grunt and, according to Audi, 27 percent better fuel economy than did the V-8. The power delivery is linear, and the Eaton-supplied supercharger, making at most 11.6 psi of boost, comes on gradually without the normally associated supercharger whine. The whistle can be detected only if you are listening for it.

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