Audi at AMI Leipzig
Audi TT RS roadster|
29th March, 2009
- Audi shows the Audi TT RS Roadster for the first time
- German premieres for the Audi A4 allroad quattro, Audi A5 Cabriolet, Audi S5 Cabriolet and Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro
- Show cars: Audi A1 Sportback concept and Audi A4 TDI concept e
Visitors to AMI Leipzig 2009 this week-end will witness the world premiere of the Audi TT RS Roadster at the Audi
exhibition stand at the Leipzig Motor Show in Germany. From 28th March to 5th April, visitors will be able to view a
total of 20 Audi production models, two show cars and two historic cars at the roughly 2,100 square metres (22,604.21
square feet) exhibition stand. The spotlight will also be on the German premieres of the new Audi A4 allroad quattro,
the Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolets and the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro.
Audi is forging a link with its 5 cylinder tradition with the Audi TT RS Roadster and TT RS Coupé. Customers will
begin taking delivery of the sports car this (northern) summer. The 2.5 litre engine with turbocharging and direct
fuel injection generates 250 kW and accelerates the sports car from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds – with average fuel
consumption of 9.5 litres. The permanent all-wheel drive quattro, a suspension fine-tuned to match the powerful
engine, and high-performance brakes make the car a star in its class. With its light Audi Space Frame (ASF) car body,
constructed primarily from aluminium, the TT RS is a road machine through and through.
With its greater ground clearance, the fun with the Audi A4 allroad quattro really begins where the asphalt ends.
The youngest member of the A4 family features innovative technology – including its powerful, highly efficient engines
and Audi drive select, the new driving dynamics system.
The Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TDI with 125 kW, consumes an average 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres. Customers
looking to get the most powerful engine should order the A4 allroad quattro featuring a V6 TDI with 176 kW.
Dynamic, self-assured and picture perfect – that describes the new Audi A5 Cabriolet. The new A5 Cabriolet features
the soft top Audi is known for. It can open in just 15 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h. The A5 Cabriolet rolls up to
the starting line with three petrol engines and two diesel engines. The range of performance starts at 125 kW in the
2.0 TDI and tops out at 195 kW in the 3.2 FSI. The A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI will be arriving on the scene later. The top
model for the new model line is the Audi S5 Cabriolet. The letter S traditionally stands for confident sportiness, for
dynamics, performance and power, and for amazing efficiency. The Audi S5 Cabriolet is powered by a newly developed,
turbocharged V6 engine with 245 kW.
In the second quarter of 2009, Audi will add more building blocks to its modular efficiency kit, including an
on-board computer with efficiency programme and the start-stop system. The start-stop system reduced consumption in a
standardised driving cycle by 0.2 litres/100 km, or 5 grammes of CO2 per kilometre. The system is being used for the
first time in all of the new A5 Cabriolet models that have a 2-litre engine – TDI or TFSI – combined with a manual
transmission. It will be added to more models during the course of the year, including the Audi A4 allroad quattro.
Visitors will also be able to view the Audi A3 1.4 TFSI with start-stop system at the exhibition stand. The on-board
computer with efficiency programme displays all consumption-relevant data in the center console, offering potential
savings of up to 30 per cent.
The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro will be exhibited for the first time in Germany at the AMI Leipzig. The 10 cylinder
engine of the R8 generates 386 kW, making it possible to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and reaches a top
speed of 316 km/h. Top Audi technology like the quattro drive system, the lightweight aluminium body and all-LED
headlights – the first of their kind used in series production – make the R8 a technological forerunner in its segment.
The most efficient member of Audi’s high-volume A3 model line will also be on display at the AMI Leipzig: the Audi A3
1.9 TDI e. To achieve average consumption of 4.5 litres and thus a CO2 level of 119 grammes per kilometre and a range of
more than 1,000 kilometres per full tank, changes made to the A3 1.9 TDI included adjustment of the transmission ratios.
The gearshift indicator shows which gear is the best choice. In addition, with the Audi A6 2.0 TDI e and Audi A8 2.8 FSI,
Audi is exhibiting two more e models that set the pace in their segment when it comes to consumption.
Like other European based car manufacturers, Audi is working tirelessly on further reducing consumption and emissions.
The groundbreaking Audi A4 TDI concept e, with its innovative technical concept, delivers the agile handling Audi is known
for while consuming an average of just 3.99 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of just
105 g/km. The drive system of the Audi A4 TDI concept e is a direct-injection TDI with 88 kW.
The Audi also features the Audi A1 Sportback concept show car, a compact five-door four-seater. The car, which is 3.99
metres long and 1.75 metres wide, combines trendsetting dynamic styling with optimised space efficiency and superb quality.
Under the bonnet, there’s a 1.4 litre TFSI 110 kW engine that powers the front wheels via S tronic. A 20kW electric motor
integrated into the drive train delivers up to 150 Nm of additional torque when accelerating.
To mark its 100th anniversary, the brand with the four-ring logo will also be exhibiting historic cars in Leipzig.
Construction of the 1938 Auto Union Silver Arrow Type D took four years. The original version of the car won two
Grand Prix races in its heyday. The Audi 920, which generated 75 hp, will also be on display at the exhibition stand.
With its 6 cylinder in-line engine, this car made a splash as a powerful and sporty mid-size car when it was first
sold in December 1938.
Audi will also be showing the A8 with an exclusive interior and design package. The Audi A8’s comfort plus style
package features Night Blue, pearl effect exterior paint, 12-spoke forged aluminium wheels, adaptive light with LED
daytime driving lights, Valcona leather seat covers and Fine Nappa full-leather interiors, front and rear seat
heating, and front seat air conditioning combined with massage function. The Audi product programme also includes
the Audi sport plus style package with all-new Panther Black crystal effect paint, which was developed especially
for the Audi A8. Additional features include adaptive light with LED daytime driving lights and S design cast
aluminium wheels in a dark steel colour.
Audi will participate once again this year in the “AMI fuel efficiency hour” with two e models. During this event,
sponsored by the German Motor Vehicle Importers Association (VDIK), exhibition visitors can learn highly efficient
driving techniques from an instructor in an Audi A3 1.9 TDI e and an Audi A6 2.0 TDI e.