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RE: Audi A2 coming soon?

Don't have the details here, but there's a writeup on the A2 in either
Car or Top Gear this month (December issues, both).

Looks tasty as a concept.
- peter

>From: 	tnas@dtpdirect.nl[SMTP:tnas@dtpdirect.nl]
>Sent: 	Monday, December 09, 1996 3:54 AM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Audi A2 coming soon?
>Hi all,
>Another snippet of Audi info: I used the local newsagents' as a public
>library, and read another German car mag (don't recall the name)
>I don't know if any of you followed the recent news about the
>Greenpeace-designed car, based on a Renault Twingo, that was supposed to
>break the 3 litre/100 km fuel consumption limit, a magic number in car
>manufacturer's circles. (about 50 mpg for US readers)
>Well, Audi's currently planning a model that should do just that. A sub-A3
>type, perhaps called the A2, will come out 'before the end of the century',
>according to Ferdinand Piech. It will feature the alloy spaceframe/alloy
>panelling first tried on the A8. This car will have a TDI engine,
>especially tuned for economy. The body style (if the spy drawing is
>anything to go by) will be much like the forthcoming Swatch
>Mercedes/A-class. In other words, a minivan in the 3 metre class, quite
>narrow, short and high. There was also mention of a VR5 engine option.
>No S-car this time. Still, even if it looks ridiculous, with the VR5 and
>virtually no weight this could be fun...
>1988 80 1.8S
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