Will the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet Ready by 2014?

Audi A9 Underwraps

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is one of Audi’s goals of becoming the world’s leading premium auto manufacturer by 2015. We all know that lately Audi’s model range is stretching down with the A1 and A2 superminis, so that is why Audi is proposing the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet.

Audi’s CEO – Rupert Stadler and head of the R&D – Michael Dick are focusing on a full-size two-door flagship of Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which seem likely to be based on the current Audi A8.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet could be the high-end of four-seater gets a bespoke exterior and an evolution of the pace-setting Audi A8 interior. Audi is planning the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet to be assembled in Neckarsulm alongside with the saloon model and the Audi R8. The Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet probably appear as early as 2014 in coupe form.

Structurally, the sleek Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is said to be eye-catching according to our sources that have been peeking the initial design sketches. A soft-top conversion is in the plan for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which should hit the market in 2015, approximately six-months before the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz CL cabriolet.

Since Audi keeps every details of the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet in a complete hush-hush, they do not leak the price tag for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet. We predict the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be positioned above the BMW 6-Series, but somewhere below the Mercedes-Benz CL – more or less £75,000.

Our research on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, leads us to these engine specification probabilities:

  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TFSI 211 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter TFSI 290 horsepower (remove the supercharger, in goes the single turbo)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 420 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 520 horsepower (S9 only)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TDI 250 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.2-liter V8 TDI 350 horsepower

Hmm… it seems we forget something… Ah, the Audi’s signature – Quattro  – which likely to be the standard feature on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission. Since everything is possible, the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will probably be available on an optional hybrid module.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet successfully made many speculations among the automotive enthusiasts, especially Audi’s fans – including us. We have to make our own prediction since Audi only stated that the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be based on the current Audi A8, so we have to put the “Coupe/Cabriolet”. Whatever the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet looks like, it is worth to be waited.