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Old 03-16-2017, 09:38 PM
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I think by the next generation, the grille will have consumed the entire face.
If that happens, at least we'd be able to tell that something had changed.... ::sigh::
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This is the best Marc Lichte can do?
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:08 AM
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"new" should be the new audi word for deisgn.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:37 AM
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"new" should be the new audi word for deisgn.
I think their tagline should be, "No, it actually takes a lot of effort to make the car look exactly the same when you slightly change the proportions!"

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Old 04-11-2017, 03:39 PM
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http://www.carscoops.com/2017/04/201...t-free-of.html

Caught with very little disguise (well, mostly lights and grille, and that chrome trim on the lower side crease looks fake). And, well there is no other way of saying this, it does look like every other Audi sedan since ca. 2000. The current (and previous generation) A8 have very similar proportions, mostly the grille has grown in size, and the lights become more edgy. A currnet A6 sedan does also look really similar, and has debuted in 2011....

Also, unlike the smaller Audis, it still does have very much the long front overhang/cab forward 1990ies FWD proportions....

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Such radical changes.

Pop quiz for us regulars..who has a harder design job, VW or Dodge / Chrysler designers? One does little to nothing to change stuff, the others aren't allowed to do anything.
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Also, unlike the smaller Audis, it still does have very much the long front overhang/cab forward 1990ies FWD proportions....
Erm...I think you need to double-check the definition of cab-forward. This is not that.
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Such radical changes.

Pop quiz for us regulars..who has a harder design job, VW or Dodge / Chrysler designers? One does little to nothing to change stuff, the others aren't allowed to do anything.
Dodge/Chrysler absolutely. If they even have designers on staff anymore...
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I guess I don't understand the logic of "same-old-same-old" styling especially on a vehicle like the A8 that has ALWAYS been an abysmal seller. This is not like a Porsche 911 where it had better look "same-old-same-old" or else. This is a vehicle that is utterly unnoticed because of its lack of style and presence. A change would do it good.
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:12 PM
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Erm...I think you need to double-check the definition of cab-forward. This is not that.
Well the A pillar is rather close to the front wheel, once that defined cab forward. It certainly is compared to the RWD proportions every other luxury vehicle has.


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I guess I don't understand the logic of "same-old-same-old" styling especially on a vehicle like the A8 that has ALWAYS been an abysmal seller. This is not like a Porsche 911 where it had better look "same-old-same-old" or else. This is a vehicle that is utterly unnoticed because of its lack of style and presence. A change would do it good.
I tend to think German prmeium car makers nowadays think that their cars are like iPhones - change too much, and people don'tr recognize the expensive premium product anymore. After all, these cars are about image, so people want the neighbors etc. to know they drive an Audi/BMW/Mercedes, and the size explains itself form parking next to it. Also, like with a smart phone, most changes nowadys are software on the inside...
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