When BMW launched the X6 out on the market, many members of the press highly doubted that this "sports activity coupe" would stand a chance at success, but the customers spoke and the X6 turned out to be more successful than BMW itself expected. Then, soon after the surprising success of the X6, Acura brought their own version of the X6 and now Audi has announced plans to build their own version of the crossover to serve as competition to the original.

When talking about the X6 in an interview with Inside Line, Audi Group Design’s Wolfgang Egger said: "It has been a big success in China, where it’s become a second car driven by women. There, it’s a female sports car." He then added that Audi’s Q3 (pictured above) is just enough to serve as competition for the BMW, but he also said that Audi could do better. How much better is yet to be seen.

Egger also gave InsideLine some insight on other models in the Audi lineup. He said that the A1 line-up would include a five-door hatchback, a 180-HP S1, and a cabriolet. As for the Quattro concept, Egger said that it "wasn’t dead," but has yet to be confirmed for production.


Source: Inside Line

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  (473) posted on 02.13.2011

Audi is a competitive car even before!I think the are the one who created the V8 liter for the engine!

  (447) posted on 02.13.2011

Whoa!it seems that Audi has a lot of competitor then..Does it mean that Audi is becoming competitive.

  (453) posted on 02.2.2011

Yeah, lower it and slap some body paneling on there so it can beat the dodge challenger to the worlds tallest looking car record...BMW were you thinking?

  (647) posted on 02.2.2011

ARGH this thing so hard I can’t even make fun of it properly! An SUV that’s no good off road, but heavy and slow like a truck on road with a sloped back roof like a coupe so we can have for boot space but wait the tuner with improve it!

  (630) posted on 02.1.2011

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid also manages 47 mph in electric-only mode, 21 mph faster than the Lexus HS 250h’s 26 mph-max.

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