Audi A9 Review, Feature, Specification, Engine, Price and Launch year
Audi A9 hybrid sports sedan is a futuristic layout for the luxury sports cars. The car looks very much like the BMW’s Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept. Design of the car has been done by famous Spanish designer Daniel Garcia who had earlier carried out the design for Ducati 6098 R concept. So far Audi has manufactured A1 to A8 models, and the new A9 is just another addition to it’s A series cars.
Earlier the rumors indicated that the Audi A9 will be designed as four-door coupe based on the similar designs of Mercedes-Benz CLS. However the concept car has been designed as a luxury sports convertible with two doors and is aimed to compete with the top luxury saloon like the Porsche Panamera and the Lamborghini Estoque
Styling of Audi A9 concept is half inspired by the spectacular architectural style of Santiago Calatrava’s building which is in Garcia’s hometown of Valencia. The clean flowing lines on the vehicle and its futuristic styling features indicate how the design has been influenced from those buildings, which look as if they come from the future.
The front end of the car looks like the Audi R8 but has thinner and very much sleek LED headlamps. Windscreen and roof of Audi A9 has a unique feature for automatic repair damage which has been made from an advanced (not yet disclosed) nanotechnology material. This material lets the car change its color as well as the opacity with just a press of the button
The drive train of the Audi A9 concept is expected to be an advanced hybrid setup which also uses an internal combustion engine working together with the electric motors mounted on all the four wheels.
Exterior and Interior
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.
Launch year and price
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