Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Super-Cars & Imports in India


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th November 2004, 21:42   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
X-Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mumbai/Tokyo
Posts: 1,476
Thanked: 11 Times
Default Spotted Testing: Audi A3 Hatchback

Hey fellaz,spotted a Black Audi Suv last night at Lower Parel.Im not too sure bout the Audi Suv series but i guess it was a A3.It looked immaculate.Just got a small glance of the car,since it was coming from the opposite direction.
And sorry,no pics again.


X
X-Machine is offline  
Old 12th November 2004, 22:14   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Stratos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, IN
Posts: 2,593
Thanked: 1,210 Times
Default

Dude.. Audi A3 is not a SUV??? Its an hatchback. Audi has never made anything called as SUV...except for some crossover estates!!



Stratos is offline  
Old 13th November 2004, 00:00   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
ported_head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 2,391
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Could be the new A3 Sportback, though i think it's too early to see one around. Did it have 2 doors? And did it sport the new Audi face? Could very well be the old A4 Avant that i've seen plenty of times, parked many a times near Kamathipura.
ported_head is offline  
Old 13th November 2004, 03:48   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
X-Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mumbai/Tokyo
Posts: 1,476
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Nopes.It was not a hatchback,but an SUV for sure.It had 4 doors and had 'some kinda' similarity with the Porsche Cayenne.And it did look like a brand new import,as the paintjob had an amazing gloss to it and it had no tints watsoever.

X
X-Machine is offline  
Old 13th November 2004, 04:06   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 173
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

the only 4x4 that bears close resemblance according to me is the Volkswagen Touareg. Audi did make a concept Suv, by the name of some pikes _, but i dont remember audi making any production SUV.
salil_kulkarni is offline  
Old 13th November 2004, 12:21   #6
v12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,878
Thanked: 3,261 Times
Default

I guess it cud be the Audi Allroad. Was it this?
v12 is offline  
Old 13th November 2004, 14:18   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 44
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Or maybe it looked like the car in these pics

http://www.pcauto.com.cn/newcar/abro...301/10814.html
milindbajekal is offline  
Old 14th November 2004, 16:20   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Stratos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, IN
Posts: 2,593
Thanked: 1,210 Times
Default

If it was an Suv..and ur sure about it...it wasnt an Audi!!!
Stratos is offline  
Old 15th November 2004, 18:22   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
X-Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mumbai/Tokyo
Posts: 1,476
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Hey,
Nopes Stratos it was an Audi for sure.But the pic wot V12 posted is very similar to wot it looked like.Seen the front only.Cud'nt get the side or the rear view of it.:(

X
X-Machine is offline  
Old 4th January 2005, 02:41   #10
elf
BANNED
 
elf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,034
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by salil_kulkarni
the only 4x4 that bears close resemblance according to me is the Volkswagen Touareg. Audi did make a concept Suv, by the name of some pikes _, but i dont remember audi making any production SUV.
Hi Salil

The Concept SUV Audi made was called the Audi Pikes Peak Quattro. If & when actually produced (launch schedule was 2005), it was to be named the Audi A7.

Basic stats (concept vehicle), if you want them, are / were :
- 4.2L twin turbocharged V-8
- 500bhp, 465 lbs/ft of torque
- 6 speed auto tranny
- torsen center diff, 50/50 torque split
- estimated cost price : US$ 50,000.00

The production vehicle is expected to have the following engines available :
- 3.2L V-6, 240bhp
- 4.2L V-8, 345bhp
- 5.0L V-10, bhp unknown
- 6.0L W-12, 450bhp (yes, that's W-12)
- 6.0L V-12 diesel, 400bhp, 730 lbs/ft of torque.

As far as I know, there was only one show car made, in a metallic mint / sea foam green-silver colour. The head of product development for the vehicle swore that it would screw the living cr@p outta the Volkswagen Touareg, although both were owned by the same parent company, were based on similar platforms & were intended primarily for the US market. He also made a passing mention about the fact that they were facing presure from Porsche AG bosses who wanted to kill the project to stymie internal competition (FYI, the brands Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Skoda are all owned by Volkswagen AG).

Anyways, enuff info for now.

Ciao!
elf is offline  
Old 4th January 2005, 11:45   #11
BHPian
 
vinsanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Patna
Posts: 610
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Thats some real good info elf!!!!

Last edited by vinsanity : 4th January 2005 at 11:52.
vinsanity is offline  
Old 15th February 2005, 19:20   #12
BHPian
 
Mad Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 260
Thanked: 308 Times
Default

[quote=elf. He also made a passing mention about the fact that they were facing presure from Porsche AG bosses who wanted to kill the project to stymie internal competition (FYI, the brands Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Skoda are all owned by Volkswagen AG).

Anyways, enuff info for now.

Ciao! [/QUOTE]

Porsche AG is not owned by VAG in any manner ....
VAG and Porsche AG collabrated on the Touareg/Cayenne project
Mad Monkey is offline  
Old 15th February 2005, 20:06   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
islero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,574
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

.....and made a flatulent hippo, and a VERY fast one, respectively!!!!!
islero is offline  
Old 15th February 2005, 21:36   #14
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,882
Thanked: 9,696 Times
Default

Ciao! [/quote]

Porsche AG is not owned by VAG in any manner ....
VAG and Porsche AG collabrated on the Touareg/Cayenne project[/quote]

And Dr Ferdinand Piech ex chairman of VW is one of the Porsche heirs (maternal side) !
ajmat is offline  
Old 15th February 2005, 21:54   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
speedsatya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: bangalore/manga
Posts: 3,161
Thanked: 706 Times
Default

if it looked like a cayenne ,then it must have been an estate version.audi has the A4 Avant,A6 avant and the S6 avant estate versions.

or else it could have been the Audi Allroad quattro

http://img66.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img66...a4avant0nx.png

the A4 avant
speedsatya is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VW Up! spotted testing in Pune, totally undisguised, 2 and 4 door versions spotted. MandarMax The Indian Car Scene 77 7th April 2016 16:58
2015 Audi TT spotted testing in Mumbai VeyronSuperSprt The Indian Car Scene 2 25th February 2015 18:51
SCOOP Pics! New Maruti Suzuki hatchback spotted testing. Badged as Alto architect The Indian Car Scene 99 30th July 2012 12:51


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:07.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks