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      04-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #1
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      04-24-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Yeah that looks goood!
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      04-24-2008, 10:34 AM   #3
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Looks good, but more like 5 series size instead of 3 series size.
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I have seen this in person.... the A4s are HUGE.... I beleive they are almost 186" long (e90 = 178").... tranlates into awesome rear legroom.
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Yeah, I've seen the A4 in person to. They must be making up for the last A4 having such little leg room.
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Eh, I don't really like it...
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      04-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #7
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i cant see any major differences between the upcoming a4 and s4... maybe just the quads...

all i know is this is gonna haul ass
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im a WAY bigger fan of the B7. . . .
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Nothing surprising. I'm hoping that the faux diffuser gets the silver slat a la the S5. Too bad the B8 looks too much like the B7.
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Nothing surprising. I'm hoping that the faux diffuser gets the silver slat a la the S5. Too bad the B8 looks too much like the B7.
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The A4 could have been much better. It does look great but:

- doesnt look like a complete redesign
- rear lights and rear bumper make car look lazy. Lights are a little droopy and bumper is too rounded.
- bootlid isnt quite perfect.

I think what Audi needs is the equivalant of the BMW CS Concept. That Concept gives BMW a promising future in design. I say Audi is about half-way there. They have proved they can produce great designs like the R8, TT, A1 etc. They are all unique models.

At the moment Audi's grilles make all their models look the same. That needs to be resolved. Headlights are always the same on all models too. They have great LED assemblies, but the overall shape is still rectangular. Also, their Avants/Sportbacks always have the same rear lights. See the A4/A6 Avant and A3 Sportback for reference.
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the front looks like it has an A5 badge...i'm confused.
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looks pretty sweet! still undecided about the redesign tho, will have to take a look at it at the dealership
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+1

The A4 could have been much better. It does look great but:

- doesnt look like a complete redesign
- rear lights and rear bumper make car look lazy. Lights are a little droopy and bumper is too rounded.
- bootlid isnt quite perfect.

I think what Audi needs is the equivalant of the BMW CS Concept. That Concept gives BMW a promising future in design. I say Audi is about half-way there. They have proved they can produce great designs like the R8, TT, A1 etc. They are all unique models.

At the moment Audi's grilles make all their models look the same. That needs to be resolved. Headlights are always the same on all models too. They have great LED assemblies, but the overall shape is still rectangular. Also, their Avants/Sportbacks always have the same rear lights. See the A4/A6 Avant and A3 Sportback for reference.
Exactly. I'd like to see a general design focus car like the CS for Audi. Something with a new direction. I'd like to see Audi evolve their corporate grille design.

As we've seen with the CS, BMW plans on changing up a lot (we can even see this on the F01, but whether or not that turns out looking good is something we'll have to wait for):
-Headlights seem to be raised higher and seem to be more dependent upon what angle you look at them from
-New angel eye LED tech
-A break away from the usual central lower air damn flanked by two brake ducts
-Elongated/enlargened grilles
-A more modern take on the L-shaped taillights, with interesting usage of LED-bar tech
-Lower swuage line flare (as seen on the E82 1er and the F01 7er)
-Change in character line (seems to be raised, and will have breaks in it on some models)
-Break away from the usual boring all-silver wheels on non-M's (that's my personal guess judging from the F01)
-Multiple hood creases
-Roof creasing that continues the lines on the hood
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i am pretty sure it is going to look more aggressive than the shown chop.
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i am pretty sure it is going to look more aggressive than the shown chop.
The A5 S-line and S5 look 99% the same. That doesnt give much hope for the new S4 since we have seen the S-line and we even have spypics which show the bodywork uncovered. I hope this isnt the finished product, time will tell though.
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