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Re: Audi TTS roadster

>          Roadster differ from those in the Coupe: the engine is a
>          concept study for a powerful sports version of the
>          1.8-liter turbocharged unit with five valves per cylinder,
>          developing 154 KW (210 bhp) and with 250 Nm of muscular

Hmmm... maybe going totally metric is not a good idea after all... 154 
kilowatts, eh?

>          torque for vigorous pulling power. The Roadster has
>          larger, 18-inch wheels, side-panel air outlets from the

I hope the 18-inch wheels will be in the production car...

>          character of the interior equipment and trim and of course
>          by the impressive performance data: acceleration from 0 to
>          100km/h in about 6 seconds, top speed in the region of 240
>          km/h, average fuel consumption by the standard test method
>          below 9 liters per 100 kilometers.

To become an "image" roadster for Audi (vs. image car, which I think A8 
can capably do competently), the roadster needs to be little bit more 
powerful. Let's face it, the U.S. public looks at the accerlation run 
(more than it deserves the attention...). With BMW and MB's top car going 
faster than 62mph under 6.0 seconds, I think someone should seriouly 
rethink the turbo boost on the production car.

And either I read the message too fast or that Halloween is near, I 
didn't see quattro drivetrain being mentioned. I think the roadster 
should have one to set it apart from "other" roadsters.

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