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.

The 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco Review

2011 Volkswagen Scirocco

2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback is intended to be the cleanest and most efficient vehicle launched by Volkswagen. Some refers the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback as the “Bluemotion”. The 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine which includes stop/start and battery regeneration system to cut out CO2 emissions up to 120g/km.

We think that the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback offers an interesting mix between the appeal of a coupe and the practicality of a hatchback. The vehicle also comes with a range of efficient engines which some of them allow it to offer a high level of performance.

With the turbo-diesel engine, the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback is able to produce 170 horsepower.  As we mentioned before that the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback comes with range of engine variants. Unfortunately, the one of the engine is a match for the 265 horsepower range-topping 2.0 TSI unit found on the Volkswagen Scirocco R, but we have to consider that the petrol one is the power plant used by the Volkswagen Golf GTI, while the oil-burned one is borrowed from the Volkswagen Golf GTD.

2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback equips with Chicago alloy rims which use an interesting design, come in a 8×18-inches size and are wrapped in 235/40 tires. The passengers can enjoy a sunroof, electric –powered front seats, a finish which uses a blend of Alcantara and fabric, wireless capabilities, USB connection, aluminum pedals and side sills with Edition logos, privacy glass, a leather finish for the steering wheel, as well as tire pressure sensors.

2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback’s engine coupled with six-speed manual transmission. Volkswagen has been revised the engine into TDI version which made the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco hatchback has fuel consumption 55.4 mpg and the CO2 emission down from 139g/km to 134g/km.

The speculations about new VW Beetle R

Volkswagen officially introduced the 2012 VW Beetle at the Shanghai Auto Show. The appearance of the car was actually inspired to make ragster concept cars of the 2012 VW Beetle.

According to rumors that obtained from someone who did not want to be named, VW will offer a new VW Beetle R soon. The source also states, the concept car will begin production in 2012, and likely will be offered as a 2013 model. However, do not be surprised if the new VW Beetle R appear before next summer.

The new VW Beetle R’s cab will be fitted with the highest quality materials. In addition, there is storage space with a capacity of 310 liters. Interesting features will also be added, such as passive entry, a panoramic sunroof, a Fender audio system, and GPS navigation.

Although still a rumor, there has been much speculation about the engine that will be used by the new VW Beetle R. For North Amrika region, this concept car seems glued two choices of engines, namely a 2.5-liter V5 petrol engine (producing 168 hp) or a 2.0-liter TDI engine (producing 138 hp).

For the European region, the new VW Beetle R instead provide more choices of gasoline-fueled engines, such as a 1.2-liter TSI engine Bluemotion (104 hp), a 1.4-liter TSI engine (158 hp), a 2.0-liter TSI engine (197 hp). In addition, there is a choice to use a diesel engine under the hood of this concept, such as a 1.6-liter TDI engine (104 hp), and a 2.0-liter TDI engine (138 hp).

Whatever the choice of engines that will be used by the new VW Beetle R, this rumor is certainly a good news. This clearly offers consumers more choice to decide the best car they want to use. Hopefully, VW realize the emergence of the concept car immediately.