2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006)
Audi Q5 in the Making?
2006 Audi Roadjet concept
The Roadjet Concept is a five-door wagon with a more wedge-shaped nose than Audi has used in the past. The Roadjet measures 185 inches long, is
A special feature is the drive select system that gives the driver a choice to pre-select several entirely independent vehicle characteristic sets through a button in the dashboard. The three modes are comfort, dynamic and sport; they alter the steering, damping and transmission settings, as well as the engine characteristics.
The concept car is equipped with the 3.2-liter FSI V-6 with an output of 300 hp and 447 lb-ft of torque. We know this engine from the A4, A6 and A8 where it produces 255 hp. The Roadjet should be able to sprint from 0-
The concept car is the first Audi with a longitudinally installed engine combined with the sporty DSG, Direct Shift Gearbox that combines a seven-speed manual with the qualities of an automatic transmission. The car also has quattro four-wheel drive combined with a Torsen differential for optimal distribution of power to all wheels.
Audi Getting Compact Ute
The Audi brand will get a version of the compact sport-utility vehicle that the Volkswagen Group is preparing to building in
Audi S6 Gets V-10
Is it an Audi power grab at Lambo’s expense? Just like the larger S8, the new S6 will be available with a version of the V-10 engine that is used in the Lamborghini Gallardo. In the S6 the motor will have 30 hp less than in the S8—420 hp with 398 lb-ft. of torque versus the S8’s 450 hp. This V-10 propels the S6 from 0-
The engine is mated to the six-speed Tiptronic transmission that adapts to the driver’s style. The driver can select Sport mode for upshifts at relatively high engine speeds and can change gears manually in both modes by means of the shift paddles on the steering wheel. A Servotronic power-steering system with variable ratios has a more direct response than in the A6, resulting in more agile handling too.
The S6 can be expected at Audi dealerships from this summer. Prices have not been released yet.
Rolls-Royce Convertible Coming in 2007
Rolls-Royce announced that its new convertible will hit the market in 2007. The British automaker is currently running a trial production of the new topless version in their Goodwood facilities in the
Subaru Reviews B5 Concept
The Subaru B5-THP made its North American debut today in
Record Year for Maserati
In 2005, Maserati saw record sales in
In Los Angeles Maserati unveiled the Quattroporte Sport GT and the GranSport Spyder models and in
The Executive GT is the most exclusive version of the four-door Maserati, and is recognizable thanks to the chrome front and side grilles and ball-polished 19-inch wheels. The interior is equipped with Alcantara suede for the roof lining, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with wood inserts and a Comfort Pack. The rear passengers have separate climate control zone with their own control panel, retractable wood rear tables and retractable screens on the windows for extra privacy. The price of this version is $115,000.
The Sport GT and the GranSport Spyder that were announced at the L.A. Auto Show have a price of $110,000 and $111,000 respectively. The three models will arrive at dealerships in March.
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (1/8/2006)
Car and Truck of the year, Lexus LS has eight speeds, Enclave concept..
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part II by TCC Team (1/8/2006)
Shelby GT500, Ford Reflex, predictions for 2006 and Lutz on GM financials.
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III by TCC Team (1/8/2006)
Hyundai HCD-9 Talus, Santa Fe, and the death of the five-day car.
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part IV (1/8/2006)
Nissan's next steps, Benz GL-Class, GM hybrids.
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part V by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2006)
Honda Fit, Ford Edge, and more from Bill Ford.
2006 Detroit Show, Part VI by TCC Team (1/9/2006)
The new face of Lincoln, Mazda Kabura, Infiniti G35 and MINI Clubman.
2006 Detroit Show, Part VII by TCC Team (1/9/2006)
GM planning big price cuts, Aston Rapide, Volvo C30, XK pricing.
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII by Bengt Halvorson (1/9/2006)
Jeep Compass, Toyota Camry, Nissan Sentra and Urge.
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part IX by TCC Team (1/10/2006)
Camaro by the numbers, Acura RDX, Jaguar gets Ford help.
2006 Detroit Show, Part XI (1/10/2006)
GM Value Pricing, Mitsu Eclipse and Concept-CT, CX-7 pricing, Scion xB 3.0.