Well, maybe the demand for the S6 wagon taught them something... I'd
love a "decontented" A4 - less weight, potentially more power. Sounds
good to me.
- peter henriksen, firstname.lastname@example.org, issaquah, wa
94 acura legend gs
80 mazda 626
>From: Alex Chernushin[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 1996 12:42 PM
>Subject: A4 1.8T
>I've done some checking about the A4 1.8T, and what I've found
>out (from car broker friend and sales manager at Stammler Audi
>in Boulder), is that they should be here in September, but only in
>automatic form. The five speeds will come in Spring of 1997.
>The target cost is about $3000 less than the V6, and will come
>"highly decontented" (sales manager words), with no wood trim,
>no power seats, manual climate control, and probably 15 inch
>wheels. The car broker friend said that when the 5-speeds
>come out, there will be a "Sport" version, with sport suspension
>and seats. Both sources said that this is what they had "heard",
>and nothing was official, however.
>While at the Stapleton event in May, Karl Behr, service manager
>for Prestige Porsche Audi, had a 30 V A4, and said they should
>be here in the fall. He said the AoA marketing guys were
>hesitant about the A4 1.8T, as the "decontented" Audi would not
>maintain the Audi image. He also said that the same marketing
>guys resisted the S6 wagons, saying they would never sell here.