Audi A9

Audi A9

  The Audi A9 is a design concept created by Daniel Garcia. This concept features design elements from Audi's current lineup, including the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback. The engine lineup will consist of a 3.0 TFSI engine with around 300 HP for the base version, and a V8 with 500 HP for the top version. The hybrid, which is also a possibility, will combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total of 500 HP. We expect the A9, or a version of this design, to debut in 2015.

Audi A9

The long awaited Audi A9 has been in limbo for the past couple of years with Audi seemingly taking its time to unveil its new flagship sedan. And that’s after word spread out that the German automaker trademarked the A9 and S9 names last year.

But there appears to be a groundswell of movement in Ingolstadt these days and according to Auto Motor und Sport, the A9 is expected to be launched in 2016.

Circle those calendars, fellas.

The date of the A9’s launch has changed multiple times, but the latest timetable seems to point to a more concrete expectation as to when the luxury sedan finally comes out and smiles to the cameras.

Another interesting tidbit surrounding the A9 involves the platform it’s going to use, which apparently is the same one that will underpin the next-generation Q7 . Now, that’s interesting, considering that the Q7 is a pretty large SUV.

Guess it’ll be interesting to see what the A9 is going to look like, but fortunately, we made a rendering of the luxury sedan (above). Read more about the A9 after the jump.

Audi A9

A few days ago, Audi trademarked an impressive amount of names that we hope will join the lineup sooner rather than later. One of the most anticipated names from that list is the S9, which has brought out a new hope that the previously rumored Audi A9 will be launched sometime in the upcoming years. And, of course, whenever there is hope for a production version of a model, we automatically create a rendering that embodies our vision for it.

The Audi A9 has been churning up the rumor mill for a long time, but Audi hasn’t really confirmed or denied anything about it, leaving the general public with an empty feeling in regards to the vehicle. The S9 should evoke better feelings, as long as Audi doesn’t drag its feet through the mud with its details. As for the A9, rumors have lead us to believe that it will be a large sedan to be placed above the current Audi A8, and ready to take on models like the Porsche Panamera Turbo . In its base version. it will get a 3.0 TFSI engine with around 300 HP, while the top version will get a V8 with 500 HP.

The Audi A9 will go on sale around 2015 with a price tag of about $150K.

It was only a few short months ago that we caught wind of a new Audi getting prepared to take on models such as the Porsche Panamera Turbo . Coming in sometime around 2015, the Audi A9 will be a luxury sedan that will take futuristic design to an attainable level, but not before coupe and cabrio versions of the car show up to steal the spotlight.

The Audi A9 coupe will come with fully retractable side windows, while the cabrio gets a soft top. It is rumored to be offered with a 3.0 TFSI engine producing around 300 HP for the base version and a V8 with 500 HP for the top version. The stylish exterior, luxurious interior, and power options will make the A9 an excellent competitor for models such as the Mercedes CL- and SL-Class .

Pricing for the different versions of the Audi A9 will start at 80,000 euros, or about $110,000 at the current exchange rates, for the Coupe and Cabrio versions compared to the $140,000 price tag on the Sedan.

Of course, these are all just rumors as of right now. With all of the different changes going on in the auto industry, we wouldn’t be surprised if this vehicle underwent many other changes - can we say hybrid? - before Audi finally rolls it out sometime in the next few years.

Source: Autobild

The current Audi line-up starts with the A1 and goes all the way up to the A8, but things are about to change as Audi is planning on a new luxury four-door sedan to be called the A9. It will be placed above the currentA8 and will be the most luxurious and the most expensive model Audi has ever offered.

Next to the sport version of the A1 and the Q1, the luxury sports A9 comes as an attempt to allow Audi to become the "world’s premium brand, number one," as Audi said in a previous statement, and they are barreling forward with the new A9 as they target models like the Porsche Panamera Turbo .

However, with speed comes a high price tag. A car like this starts off at 100,000 euro (around $140,000 at the current exchange rates) so you better be packing some cash to deal with this heat.

Updated 05/17/2012: Today we have a new rendering of the upcoming Audi A9. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to see what makes the Audi A9 so special.

(Picture shown here is of an Audi A9 Concept designed by Spanish designer Daniel Garcia)

Source: Autozeitung

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