2015 Audi A9
Audi is thinking down the same lines as Porsche with its Panamera, and Aston Martin with its Rapide, and is proposing the introduction in an Audi A9 Luxury Performance Sedan.
Reports say the Audi A9 can mix several components from all luxury Audi sedans, primarily the A7 sportback attributable to its swooping, sporty temperament. Can be’>it’ll be built on Volkswagen’s modular building block ( MSB ) platform, conjointly shared with Porsche’s Panamera, a few Bentleys and Lamborghinis.
The car will additionally get a series of powertrains conjointly seen within the Audi A7 Sportback vary, such like the 3. 0-litre turbo diesel right up to firmly a v8 hybrid utilizing a combined power output of over 380kw.
The future Audi A9 will be the most luxurious model ever built. It will combine design elements from the latest Audi models, like the A7 Sportback. The 2009 Sportback Concept is, of course, the direction Audi’s design language is headed, but the A9 will take it to a new level.
The biggest surprise will be offered by the interior. Expect to get the highest quality material, leather, wood insertions and Alcantara. Of course all the latest technologies will also find their way in there.
For the engine line-up expect to see a 3.0 TFSI engine with around 300 HP for the base version, and a V8 with 500 HP for the top version. The hybrid, which is also a possibility, will combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total of 500 HP.
The future Audi A9 will be built on Volkswagen’s new modular building block (MSB) platform that will be used for different models from Audi, Porsche, Bentley, and Lamborghini. This platform was already successfully used with the new Panamera, so Audi should be able to make a statement with it as well. The platform will give Audi the chance to build both rear-and four-wheel drive models.
If Audi wanted to enter the high-end luxury market, the A9 is the model that will do it. Models like the Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera Turbo, or even the future Lamborghini sedan will have lots of reasons to worry.
The Audi A9 will go on sale around 2015 with a price tag of about $140,0000 so be prepared to dole out the cash for this rockstar.