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7 September 2010

Anyone else find the rear end reminds them of a 1980s Aston Martin Vantage or is it just me? The front end is the best display of Audis' family look yet, though it's a bit too similar to the others in the range for my taste.

7 September 2010

[quote Will86]Anyone else find the rear end reminds them of a 1980s Aston Martin Vantage or is it just me?[/quote]

I agree very 80s Aston and I also think there is some off Porsche,s Panamera coupe saloon in the side and rear side design too .

7 September 2010

Another Audi which makes one feel melancholy

8 September 2010

I think the front looks like a R8 and the back is a little different which gives it quite a strange unique look for a Audi, looks nice I like it rather have this then a A5 A6 and maybe even over a A8.

8 September 2010

How is 5 GT in the same class as A7/CLS? It looks (and feels) like a bastard child of a X5 and the old Audi A2. The A7 looks amazing inside (much more luxurious than the new CLS pics we saw), however the exterior design is questionable at best, and if it doesn't ride too well, there aren't too many (if any) reasons to chose it over the merc.

8 September 2010

The interior of this one caught my eye. It differs from many of Audi other models, but the centre console is curiously reminiscent of BMWs.


8 September 2010

[quote FastRenaultFan]I also think there is some off Porsche,s Panamera coupe saloon in the side and rear side design too [/quote] Might be so, both Panamera and A7 are despicably ugly from side & rear view :-) That it would resemble 80s Aston Martin on the other hand is blasphemy. IMO front view and most of the interior are OK, except the dashboard that is very boring. That even with the optional air suspension and without S-line suspension its ride and handling are mediocre does not bode well for the forthcoming A6. I'll look elsewhere.

8 September 2010

[quote Grunt]does not bode well for the forthcoming A6. I'll look elsewhere[/quote]

It's a shame if this does turn out to be the case as the A6 is one Audi that I've always thought was genuinely superb - very large and roomy, well screwed together, just different enough from the rest of the range (particularly the circa 98 on model) very nice to drive and very comfortable. Lovely big car and there was a version for everybody(nearly).

8 September 2010

[quote Grunt]That it would resemble 80s Aston Martin on the other hand is blasphemy. [/quote]

Agreed.

Here's the real deal...

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Oscar India.

8 September 2010

I can see the Aston in the back end - but crossed with the 70's Audi 100 coupe. Shame there's no room for the dog in the back.

And it's a shame that despite being a spacious, powerful, luxurious and enticing machine that it seems there doesn't seem to be a ride/handling compromise - it doesn't ride or handle. I guess like most Audis it only works well on smooth German roads.

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