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2015 Audi Quattro Coupe


The 2010 Paris Auto Show brought us many concepts, but while the Lotus five-year plan has since fizzled to nothing and the Renault Dezir is only planned to be chopped up and used for inspirational parts, Audi is pushing forward with a production version of the Quattro concept . That’s right, the Quattro has been given the green light for limited production which should be ready for the 2015 model year.

The production Quattro will be based on Audi’s latest aluminum spaceframe chassis with a body built in carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. It will weigh in at about 660 lbs less than the RS5 as seen on the prototypes already testing. It will also feature a wheelbase that has been reduced by 150 mm and an interior featuring seats made from forged composites.

We don’t know exactly what will be used under the hood of the sports car, but the concept version is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder attached to a classic six-speed gearbox. The engine delivers a total of 402 HP and 354 pound-feet of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in just 3.9 seconds, while top speed is of course limited to 155 mph. Hopefully we will see either this configuration or something a bit more powerful on the production Quattro.

UPDATE 08/24/2012: Sources have told AutoBild that the future Audi Quattro Coupe (internally known as the Q35) will only feature small bits of inspiration from the Quattro Concept displayed at the 2011 Paris Auto Show. Other than that, the four-seater, two door sports car will have short overhangs, a flat roof, LED headlights and taillights, 20" wheels, and some hood-mounted air vents inspired by the original Quattro. In terms of power, the Quattro will feature a supercharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine mated to a dual clutch S-tronic transmission. This engine will produce 380 HP and send the Quattro from 0-62 mph in a little over four seconds.

AutoBild is predicting that the Audi Quattro will debut in March 2013 to coincide with the original Quattro’s 35th anniversary, hence the internal Q35 designation. It will be priced somewhere between the Audi TT and the Audi R8, which will fill in the gap nicely with the $38,650 and $114,200 price tags of the aforementioned models.

Source: AutoCar


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I’m afraid having a white exterior will attract less people. For me darker glossy colors can give luxurious looks on a vehicle.

It’s aesthetics are really one-of-a-kind. I can’t resist to look at its luxurious gloss on the finishing paint.

They have to study this Audi before making it on full-production. 2015 is good year for the release of this Coupe.

I like this car aesthetics really looks amazing. Even so, I’m afraid that the speed performance of this car is not that impressive since its too heavy.

I must say that this one is actually one of the better coupe works by Audi. The proportions of the car are just right, and everything in the design flows out rather well.

Well, it seems that it will be as light as we think. Audi will probably make it lighter in order to make it faster. I hope they also work on the output.

Why is it that they are launching this car in 2015? Man that’s way too far. This car really looks amazing!

Now that they already had the vision of the Quattro. I also found out that the price is just exceeding over the $100,000 mark.

Yeah, they figured it that it will have an output of 380HP, but they made it still on that output without having it improved for a better powerful performance.

This coupe is well needed in the market today. Its a good bridge between expensive and cheap coupes. Its front fascia kinda reminds me of the lfa tho.

Looking at the weight of the car its kind of heavy and at first i thought it would be a gas guzzler, but it wasn’t. Well, actually its fuel-efficient and 3.9 sprint time is impressive too.

What’s with the green light? Well, I hope that they would update this article soon! Anyway, I am hoping either a configuration or a more powerful engine on the production of it. Moreover, I would admit also that I admire it so much!

Its hexagonal front grille looks so perfect with this coupe. I also noticed that it really looks very attractive on its white body paint. I am only hoping that they would use an impressive engine for this one.

Quattro’s design is really very refreshing! Well, I must say that it is already looking so perfect on its exterior detailing, but hopefully that this time they reinforced the engine that they are usually used for their vehicle.

Yeah! I have to agree with you Nilde Mazzi, that the style and design of this Quattro Coupe are truly very different from the other Audi car, and it is really looking so refreshing!

This coupe is so different from their other car, and I must say that it absolutely looks very perfect! smiley I’m also glad to know that it had a less weight than RS5 had, which can surely add more factors on its speed performance!

This one is really the better coupe that Audi could produce. Well, aside from having a good-looking appearance it also had an impressive engine specification.

I’m glad that they were using a turbo charged engine for this concept. Well, this Quattro Coupe of Audi is definitely a good-looking car and very appealing to its aesthetic design.

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