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Old 11th June 2008, 10:56   #46
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If the FSI does get launched with a 6 speed manual, it will take over the title of the best drivers car in the market. I do hope Audi consider this option, as only an enthusiast will choose the powerful petrol anyways.

I look forward to a test!
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Take a look at the Audi TT 3.2 Quattro, unless you have to have a saloon. Believe me the TT is a hoot to drive and it is a manual


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Sorry Ricky, that too is automatic with an addition of 10Lakhs (46 Ex-showroom)!
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Read on the Audi India homepage that the sales are up 123% in the first four months of 2008.No numbers though.I think it'll go up again as they deliver the pending bookings.
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Read on the Audi India homepage that the sales are up 123% in the first four months of 2008.No numbers though.I think it'll go up again as they deliver the pending bookings.
So have the Fiat Palio's sales from 200 to 400+. Don't believe mere percentages...its the actual sale numbers and market share that counts. Audi needs to pull their act together and learn a thing or two from BMW.

Beemer arrived in India a full decade after Mercedes, and has matched almost 95% of the latters sales in 2007 - 2008. There is hardly a difference between the two on total number of cars sold in the last financial year.

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Spotted couple of A4 (Old I guess) and A6 along with TT in the showroom today.. And there was parked a Mazda.. dont know the model but it was similar in shape as TT.
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The %ages maybe misleading but true none the less. But I do agree that the numbers are what matter. Let Audi get some time to get a hold of the "tarmac" - there are already many who are now beginning to understand the strengths of Audi, the average Joe in India was always of the view Mercedes & BMW are the only 2 "Snob Value brands". Things are changing now, people have far better access & knowledge about brands, products of good engineering etc etc.

In the coming months or year/s Audi will certainly carve a niche for itself.

Audi has appointed a new dealer for Delhi, which shall be operational soon. The previous dealer EURO MOTORS has been shut down. The Showroom in Gurgaon is their flagship store & that shall be the benchmark for all Audi stores in India.

Way to go Audi


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The first batch of cars will be in showrooms on july 10th. 32 cars have already been booked in bangalore. Customers who want to get the first batch they are accepting bookings now.

There will be only 2 variants. 2.0L TDi (new CRDi engine) with 7 speed multitronic CVT tranny. The other will be the 3.2L Quattro.

2.0L TDi is 36.75L on road bangalore and 3.2L Quattro is 45L onroad.

source: Audi dealership bangalore.
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AFAIK the 2.0 L engine used by VW group is not a CRDi unit. Its a normal TDi unit which is used across a lot of cars - Golf, Passat, Jetta, A4 etc.
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There will be only 2 variants. 2.0L TDi (new CRDi engine) with 7 speed multitronic CVT tranny. The other will be the 3.2L Quattro.

2.0L TDi is 36.75L on road bangalore and 3.2L Quattro is 45L onroad.

source: Audi dealership bangalore.
Thats a lot of money for an A4 especially if you factor in the problems associated with the VAG multitronic systems.

If you are considering buying one of these then seriously do a few searches on google as the multitronic is prone to lots of (expensive to repair) problems.


People I know of who have Audi multitronic cars swear they will never buy another.
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AFAIK the 2.0 L engine used by VW group is not a CRDi unit. Its a normal TDi unit which is used across a lot of cars - Golf, Passat, Jetta, A4 etc.
Yes and in Seats and Skodas.
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AFAIK the 2.0 L engine used by VW group is not a CRDi unit. Its a normal TDi unit which is used across a lot of cars - Golf, Passat, Jetta, A4 etc.
The old one was not a CRDi unit it was pump duse engine. The new one is definitely a CRDi engine which is mentioned in the A4 brochure.
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For 45 lakhs id rather have a 5 series.. I doubt they will sell any 3.2L versions at this price. It needs to be priced at 37-39 OTR to sway 325i buyers in its direction, at 45l its a sure shot failure.

I was looking foward to this car, but i might as well spend a little more and get the 525d.
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For 45 lakhs id rather have a 5 series.. I doubt they will sell any 3.2L versions at this price. It needs to be priced at 37-39 OTR to sway 325i buyers in its direction, at 45l its a sure shot failure.

I was looking foward to this car, but i might as well spend a little more and get the 525d.
That makes sense. The A4 is not very spacious inside either. Put the drivers seat back a bit for a 6ft + driver and the rear leg room is only suitable for small kids.

The BMW brand has slightly more prestige than the Audi as well.

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IMO Audi is now going to hit back. They've been underdogs for three years. Poor initial leadership to be blamed. Also their dealers, though big businesses, are not all experienced on the retail end. But now they seem to have wisened up or else...! There has been some serious churn already in their dealers. And execs moved...
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The drive select is one of the best for Indian market similar to the NFS Game, tuning the car for our convenient. Selecting the comfort when going with family and selecting it to sports mode to have better handling. I hope it will increase the GC when drive select is used.

Though the price is 4-5 lakhs more than the competitors this one surely wins.
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