Audi is working a new model placed between the Audi A6 and the Audi A8 and will be a direct competitor for the Mercedes Benz CLS Coupe. The Audi A7 will be initially available as a four-door coupe that will go on sale for model year 2009 in Europe and shortly after in North America. A Convertible version will be unveiled shortly after. Also Audi will offer a more powerful S-version version, with a V10 engine that will be available in 2010. The Audi A7 will be unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The new Bmw M3 has a worthy competitor on its hands now.
The Lexus IS-F is sure to be a hit in the performance sedan segment especially with an engine sounding like that . The new Lexus IS-F can be had for just over 50k and will feature F1-paddle shifters to go along with its F1 sounding exhaust. After listening to the new engine and exhaust, I think I know what the "F" stands for.
BMW is preparing a sport version for its best high-performance car, the E92 M3 sportscoupe that will go on sale in spring 2007 at a price of $55.000 (est). A high-performance four-seater convertible it is also expected six months later. BMW will also introduce M versions of the sedan and touring models.
After a significant update in 2006—including new 6-cylinder and V-8 engines—the evolution of BMW’s 5 Series performance/luxury lineup continues with even more new features for ’07. These range from new comfort and convenience items to a significant advancement in driving safety, all designed to maintain the position of the 5 Series sedans and wagon as the leaders in their class.
For a limited time, Audi is offering an exceptional lease through Audi Financial Services on a nicely equipped 2007 Q7 3.6 Premium vehicle. (See complete details below.) This offer is good through January 2, 2007 so hurry into your local Audi dealer today to take advantage of these winning savings.
Following the successful market launch of the Cayman S in autumn 2005, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is introducing the Cayman, a new version of the mid-engine sports coupÃ©. Based on the Boxster series, the two-seater is powered by a six-cylinder boxer engine with an engine-capacity of 2.7 liters and developing an output of 245 bhp (180 kW). With its high and sustained propulsive power in the lower and medium speed ranges, the engine puts in an impressive performance. It has a top speed of 160 mph. This sports car with manual transmission accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The Cayman is convincing proof of the fact that outstanding performance statistics do not necessarily mean high fuel consumption. According to European standards, it consumes on average only 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
The Boxster-based 2006 Porsche Cayman S is distinguished from its roadster brother by a new front clip with larger air intakes and prominent round fog lamps below the headlights. The Cayman’s hatchback design allows rear storage capacity to increase from 4.6 cu ft in the Boxster to 9.2 cu ft in the Cayman S. Total capacity including the front trunk is 14.5 cu ft—that’s more than in the BMW 330i sedan. The rear fenders are more prominent than the Boxster’s, and they culminate in a speed-activated baby ducktail spoiler atop a more aggressively designed rear clip that houses dual tailpipes in a unique, squared-off rounded design.