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Merc is the older glitzy brother safe and respectable, BMW is the younger louder brother living on the edge and Audi is the quiet middle child that is reasonably good at everything. They seem to be a good in between car that combines the aspects of MB and BMW into a bit of an allrounder
I think this is a good way to describe the three Germans.

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I've heard that explanation, but the "official" explanation is that it is a derivative of the latin word for "hear" as in "audio." [/QUOTE]

OK, here's the whole truth and nothin' but the truth (as if anyone here is still interested):

"After a disagreement with the board of directors and the supervisory board, in 1909 August Horch quit the company he had founded, without delay setting up another motor vehicle company in Zwickau. As his name was already in use by the original company and had been registered as a trademark, he arrived at the name of the new company by translating his name, which means "hark!", "listen!", into Latin: Audi."
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I've heard that explanation, but the "official" explanation is that it is a derivative of the latin word for "hear" as in "audio." [/QUOTE]

OK, here's the whole truth and nothin' but the truth (as if anyone here is still interested):

"After a disagreement with the board of directors and the supervisory board, in 1909 August Horch quit the company he had founded, without delay setting up another motor vehicle company in Zwickau. As his name was already in use by the original company and had been registered as a trademark, he arrived at the name of the new company by translating his name, which means "hark!", "listen!", into Latin: Audi."
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Also, in the movie Ronin previous-generation A8 was quite cool.

Well, these are the movies, thou.
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jeah, but the coolest part was the chase with the 450SEL 6.9...[8D]

(although they did a hugely crappy job trying to fake tyre smoke...)


btw, it was an S8, not A8...[;)][:D]

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I just read a review of the S8. It will have a 444 HP V10 based on the Lamborghini V10. It will price out significantly below the competing BMW and MB.

And next year will be a breakthrough year when Audi releases the R8 -- a V10, mid-engine two-seater. It should be a screamer.
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I just read a review of the S8. It will have a 444 HP V10 based on the Lamborghini V10. It will price out significantly below the competing BMW and MB.

And next year will be a breakthrough year when Audi releases the R8 -- a V10, mid-engine two-seater. It should be a screamer.
cool The Audi S8's have always been cool. This next one will be even cooler

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Also, in the movie Ronin previous-generation A8 was quite cool.

Well, these are the movies, thou.
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jeah, but the coolest part was the chase with the 450SEL 6.9...[8D]

(although they did a hugely crappy job trying to fake tyre smoke...)


btw, it was an S8, not A8...[;)][:D]
I also remember that the driver asked for an S8 with bigger injectors(if i say it right) and also cool was the chase with the BMW M5.
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I just read a review of the S8. It will have a 444 HP V10 based on the Lamborghini V10. It will price out significantly below the competing BMW and MB.

And next year will be a breakthrough year when Audi releases the R8 -- a V10, mid-engine two-seater. It should be a screamer.
cool The Audi S8's have always been cool. This next one will be even cooler
Like the AMGs of Mercedes i think all the S line of Audi is cool.For example the latest S4 with a V8 engine 4.2l(i think)and 420hp it's an amazing car.But the funny thing in this car is that it doesn,t have rear electric windows at least on the "stantard"edition.[:0]
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Audi is high tech. MB is not
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I just read a review of the S8. It will have a 444 HP V10 based on the Lamborghini V10. It will price out significantly below the competing BMW and MB.

And next year will be a breakthrough year when Audi releases the R8 -- a V10, mid-engine two-seater. It should be a screamer.
It depends on the comparison. If you say it will be a lot cheaper than S65 AMG than this is normal because S8 has 170 ponies less than S65.

One thing is also weird... What is the competing model of BMW against S8 and S63/65 AMGs??

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