Audi has confirmed the pricing and specification of its third generation Audi RS 4 Avant, which at £54,925 will cost £200 more than BMW’s M3 Coupe, £2,800 less than Mercedes’ C63 AMG Estate and even undercuts Audi’s RS 5 Coupe by £3,800.
Earlier this week, Audi released details of its updated RS 5, featuring the latest A5 range enhancements plus a revamped equipment list.
There really wasn’t much to say, hence the reason why we didn’t cover it – but I’m a sucker for a sexy video
Ever since I sold my own B7 RS4 in 2008, I’ve been eagerly waiting this new version, half expecting (or hoping) that it turns out to be a subtly scaled down RS6 – restoring the services of blown induction to the RS4 (absent since the Mk1).
Last night spy photographer Palbay contacted us to share a series of images of BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe at the BMW Performance Center Skidpad in South Carolina. The water adds a nice effect to the shots, and serves to underline just how much fun the driving school instructors were having at the time.
We have a problem. As of last week BMW UK had already sold more than 2/3rds of their 1 Series M Coupe allocation, and unless the new M5 really pulls a rabbit out of a hat, this innocuous-looking entry-level M car is probably the best car BMW have produced in nearly a decade.
BMW’s forthcoming F10-based M5 is almost upon us, with first deliveries expected in autumn 2011, but the real ‘Daddy’ of the M car range is the M3. In the true vernacular of the term such an accolade is usually bestowed on the quickest or most powerful model, but I’m using it in its purest sense – Daddy, as in father, the progenitor and main ancestor of BMW’s M DNA.