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Kaz
09-11-2002, 10:48 AM
Tiptronic-only in this car notwithstanding, these recent moves by Audi looks more and more like they are getting serious about gaining high-performance customers in the US.

Even though I think MB is over-doing it a bit by AMG-ing everything, they recently started putting blowers on TOP of the tuned motor on most of the x55 models.

But all BMW seems to want to talk about is increasing total sales volume in the US. Where is the CSL? M3/4?


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(08:30 Sep. 11, 2002)
Audi to increase U.S.-bound allotment of upcoming limited-edition RS6 sports sedans

A few (more) good cars For those waiting in line for one of Audis potent RS6 sports sedans, your chances might just have gotten better.

Audi is increasing the number of these U.S.-bound hot rods by some 15 percent. The good news for enthusiast collectors is it remains a limited-production, limited-edition vehicle.

We didnt want to bring in too many so as to lose the [limited-edition] cachet, said Audi of North America chief Len Hunt, but we wanted to build enough to get them in the hands of enthusiasts. Audi U.S. originally planned to sell 860 of these cars in 2003; that number now increases to 990.

The 450-horsepower, twin-turbo four-door sedan is sure to be a crowd pleaser when it hits these shores in May. With a base price near $81,000, it will compete with BMWs M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E55.

Jeff_DML
09-11-2002, 01:56 PM
Cool but Audi NA still has awhile to go before I would consider them supporting the enthusiast.

Jeff