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Old 27th November 2020, 00:19   #1471
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Kindly pardon me if it silly, but I have always had this doubt. If it is just the air suspension that is at fault, cant that be replaced with regular spring/coils ?
I've heard of a few W221 S Classes getting a simpler after market suspension retrofitted in lieu of the Air suspension.
It isn't an easy task and I'm sure wiring harnesses, modules, etc. will have to be replaced as well but if one plans to keep the car for a long time, could be worth the initial outlay.

That being said, in the case of the w220 the air suspension was just one in a long list of niggles - especially the pre facelift variants.
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Old 29th November 2020, 13:15   #1472
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I've heard of a few W221 S Classes getting a simpler after market suspension retrofitted in lieu of the Air suspension.
One of my colleague here in US did that. He switched his air suspension to coil over and removed all the sensors associated with that. He said most of these engines are bullet proof but all the funky gadgets and sensors made these cars a timebomb after the warranty period.
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Thanks to Jay Patel for sending this image in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

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I am sharing a picture of this neglected imported BMW Z4 at Mira Road police station's dumping yard in Mumbai.
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Thanks to Jay Patel for sending this image in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!
Sometimes I really wonder why do these guys even buy the car? Only to be junked like this? The arrogance of having money may be one of the reasons and well, illegally obtained!
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Old 10th December 2020, 21:25   #1475
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Sometimes I really wonder why do these guys even buy the car? Only to be junked like this? The arrogance of having money may be one of the reasons and well, illegally obtained!
The last owner probably crashed it, may not necessarily be his fault that the car is in this situation.

After all, all wrecked cars (exotics or not) end up gathering dust in a police station or junkyard somewhere.
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The story goes that the car was owned by drug dealer who was arrested recently and the car was confiscated by the cops.
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Old 18th December 2020, 18:59   #1477
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Audi R8 supercar found abandoned in Goa

We rarely get to see high-end supercars on our pothole-filled roads. Only a handful of these cars exist in India, and one of them, an Audi R8, has been left abandoned in Calangute, Goa.

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The car has a damaged bonnet, a dislodged front bumper and a broken front headlight. The supercar is finished in white and has black wheels and red interiors.

From the comments on an Instagram picture, it is believed that this is a 2012 Audi R8 powered by a V10 engine. It is said that the car was involved in a drink and drive accident.

It is always saddening to see exotics abandoned like this.

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Old 18th December 2020, 22:55   #1478
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I think it is same car (or a similar one) shared on this thread by fellow bhpian here (Pics: Imports gathering dust in India)

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Old 19th December 2020, 00:24   #1479
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Audi R8 supercar found abandoned in Goa

We rarely get to see high-end supercars on our pothole-filled roads. Only a handful of these cars exist in India, and one of them, an Audi R8, has been left abandoned in Calangute, Goa.

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The car has a damaged bonnet, a dislodged front bumper and a broken front headlight. The supercar is finished in white and has black wheels and red interiors.

From the comments on an Instagram picture, it is believed that this is a 2012 Audi R8 powered by a V10 engine. It is said that the car was involved in a drink and drive accident.

It is always saddening to see exotics abandoned like this.

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Looking at the side air intakes, it seems to be a V8 version. The V10 has an additional outer curve on those contrasting coloured air intakes. The V8 had smooth/flush air intakes.

But regardless, its very sad to see such a iconic car in a state like this!
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I think it is same car (or a similar one) shared on this thread by fellow bhpian here (Pics: Imports gathering dust in India)
Doesn't seem like the same car. Check the ORVMs. Location also appears to be different.
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I think it is same car (or a similar one) shared on this thread by fellow bhpian here (Pics: Imports gathering dust in India)
Not the same car, this is a v10, the one in chiragM's post is a v8

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Audi R8 supercar found abandoned in Goa

We rarely get to see high-end supercars on our pothole-filled roads. Only a handful of these cars exist in India, and one of them, an Audi R8, has been left abandoned in Calangute, Goa.

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Doesn't seem like the same car. Check the ORVMs. Location also appears to be different.
How is the Audi R8 reliability wise in the world of sportscars ?
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Fiat Ducato Aventura motorhome abandoned in Chennai

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Old 21st December 2020, 09:28   #1484
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Fiat Ducato Aventura motorhome abandoned in Chennai

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Shame, this was in use and seen in Bangalore now and then. It was up for sale if I am correct
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Shame, this was in use and seen in Bangalore now and then. It was up for sale if I am correct
Lifelong dream to own one of these. Want to build up one in Tempo Traveller & recent models (with sliding door) seems worth the setup.

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