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Jaguar XJR, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Audi S6, Maserati Quattroporte, Audi S8, Sedan
Jun 21, 2000 (8:27 am)
I forgot what issue it was, but it was in Automobile Magazine. The A6 is "younger" in its product cycle so they aren't in a rush to bring the S6. The A8 is nearing the end so it's now or never for this generation S8. Makes sense because they just launched the 2.7t and 4.2 versions of the A6 and Audi (like MB and BMW) trys to introduce a new model every year in a range to keep interest up. Just like they did with the A4 line. I would say for the 2002 model year we will get the S6 and the entire A6 line will be face-lifted.
Jun 23, 2000 (3:58 am)
what would they do to the A6 to facelift it? i know many people dislike the A6 rear lights, but i love them!!! the only possible change would be to replace the white line with a white dot like the TT... the front and sides are perfect. and the interior is beyond reproach other than the screenless nav. when is the screen nav coming to the US? i've seen the allroad with the screen nav so i know it must be soon, and will the A8 and A4 get the nav too? no one has said anything about this in Edmunds so i hope someone will have an answer.
Jun 24, 2000 (2:22 am)
I would say that the rear end of the A6 will be painted all the way down, especially in the middle under the bumper. The license plate surround needs to be smaller too and the surrounding area should be body color. Interior wise the car is almost perfect, can't imagine what they would do there. No idea about the Nav systems. Where is "Quattro_pearl" maybe he can answer some of these questions.
Jun 27, 2000 (12:37 am)
I think they will have Zenon high beams in addition to the Zenon low beams and no longer offer the older style lights. I have seen a picture somewhere but can't remember where. As for other mods I don't know.
#177 of 1045 to mercl, re: M5 engine
Jun 27, 2000 (12:51 am)
I was very interested in the M5 but cooled off a lot when a buddy of mine in Germany returned his M5 after a few thousand kilometers with oil consumption of roughly 1 litre per 200 km. He said it made sounds like a washing machine with rocks in it, and confirmed your reports of engine problems in Europe. The M5 may be just fine over here as most owners drive them in the city as status symbols and never open them up lest they scare themselves silly. With this sort of use the M5 could last forever. NOTE: BMW had the decency to give my friend a full refund of all monies he paid for his M5 which is more than could be said for many manufacturers. Most would try to fix the car again and again. He thinks BMW thought he would just eat up more engines and thought this was the least expensive fix.
Jun 27, 2000 (6:20 am)
I think most of these "problems" are happening because people are not waiting for this monster of an engine to warm to optimal temperature before spinning it to redline. I still wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I were so able.
Jul 03, 2000 (1:34 pm)
Doesn't the new M5 have a RPM management program that lowers the red line when the car is cold and then gradually allows you to go higher as the engine warms up.
The new M3 will have this feature as well.
So ... I don't think the problem is occuring as you mentioned.
#180 of 1045 Order time
Jul 03, 2000 (5:11 pm)
My dealer tells me that the time to order a e55 is
12-24 months. Whatup with that? is this true ?Thanks Reeddow
#181 of 1045 Waiting since Feb (E55)
Jul 04, 2000 (12:04 am)
I have been waiting for my 2001 E55 since 2/00. My New York dealer tells me that I am one of the first to order the 2001's. Mine is due in Sept or October. So 12 months is not too outrageous. I hear that in California, it's more like 15-18 months.
Jul 04, 2000 (6:01 am)
what is the waiting list for the XJR? is there one? and how about the waiting list for the M5?