September 5, 2007

We Are Two Wild And Crazy Wagons! Audi RS6 Avant And AMG C63 Debut At Frankfurt

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Hello, American Foxes! May we impress you with our bulges?

If you mean your bulges "derived from the 'Ur-quattro'" I wanted so bad in high school, then, yes. Sorry, Mercedes. But we can still be friends.

pics and press releases at Jalopnik:
Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Estate - Official for Frankfurt
Audi RS6 Avant - Official for Frankfurt

6 Comments

Bulges on an Audi? Walter da Silva is really really going wild since the A5.

Anyway, just another example of a car we won't be able to buy here in the States.

Very nice, but "performance" cars without manual transmissions? It's like a Bugaboo with small, non-air-filled tires. Might as well buy a Honda Odyssey.

I'm with you in that I'd much rather just have a good, old-fashioned manual transmission and still think that everyone should know how to 'heel-and-toe' before we give them a driver's license.

That said, performance cars increasingly have automatic transmissions of some form or other. Audi's dual-clutch automatic (DSG) is a brilliant piece of technology, shifting quicker than any human could on a manual, and it even blips the throttle for you on downshifts.

I believe Ferrari sells more automatics than manuals these days, and Formula 1 cars all have paddle shifters, remember...

That Audi is crazy... looks like you could twist it a couple times and it would turn into a giant robot. I like both of the vehicles just out of general principle though...

No thanks. I'm too green to want one of these any more. Drop 1,000 pounds, add a manual transmission, drop to a 2-liter turbo engine, keep the sports suspension. Then I'll want it. And I might be able to afford it, too. :D

I would have to go with the C63. Just love a wagon with supercar power.

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