The executive car arm of Volkswagen constantly seems to execute two tricks simultaneously; creating models which look urbane and restrained, yet conceal true sporting features.
An excellent Audi strength is the fact that it creates cars that are relatively anonymous, but which exude quality and sharp performance. New for 2005 may be the latest generation of their mid-range model A6. a company favourite of executives without a penny to prove, and also the AS W12, a stunningly fast limousine with acceleration and handling that put many sports cars to shame.
Audi has already been focusing on an upgraded for that much-loved TT- which might or might not draw about the Le Mans Quattro Concept – but in other respects the model range is anticipated to keep unchanged for that coming couple of years.
The only real square peg in Audi’s group of interconnecting round holes may be the A2, a technologically superior, but aesthetically challenged, city car. Rumour has it this will quietly fade, leaving the Audi range integrated and finish.