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Old 11-15-2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Kief View Post
Well of course "AutoUnion" would be excited!

The F31 330d could serve our wagon needs, but if Audi brings this beast over...I'll be all over it! This morning I actually sent Audi of America an email expressing my interest (like anyone there fielding those inquiries cares)
The odds of an RS4 Avant on our shores is slim to none. American's don't "get" wagons...

Interestingly enough, I sat down for coffee with Wolfgang Dürheimer (Audi's new worldwide CEO) just a few months ago. We had a long one-on-one conversation about vehicle performance and the future of Audi. I pushed him for a true M3 fighter, but without all of the heavy equipment (think RS4 but in a lightweight version). I also asked for an entry level Audi sports car (think RS3 hatchback), but at a much lower pricepoint to draw new enthusiasts to the brand. We even discussed rear-wheel drive.

The good news is that I have had recent conversations with both Wolfgang and his counterpart Ludwig Willisch (Chairman and CEO of BMW). They are both very passionate car enthusiasts - nothing makes me happier - there is good reason to have plenty of confidence in the future of each brand.

- Mike
I am fortunate to have unique press cars delivered weekly, but I own:

'16 BMW X5 xDrive35i M Sport 8AT
'15 Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT
'86 Porsche 911 Turbo 4MT

Gone, but never forgotten... my E70 X5 35d, E90 335i, E46 330i, E36 328i, E70 X5 3.0si, E53 X5 3.0i.
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