A Poor man’s Audi A5: VW four-door coupe coming in May 2008

As we’ve reported before, Volkswagen is working with sister brand Audi on a new four-door coupe, internally known as the CC or I/O 511. According to Automobilvoche, Volkswagen is set to release the new four-door coupe in the middle of May 2008 with a pricing strategy that will avoid for the car to be positioned to close to the Audi A5. In other words, a poor man’s Audi A5.

The entry level model will be powered by a 1.8 TSI engine producing 160 horsepower and is priced at 30,000 euros. The 2.0 liter turbodiesel with Common Rail technology will produce 140 horsepower with pricing set at 32,000 euros. The range topper will be powered by a V6 FSI with all-wheel-drive producing 300 horsepower, priced at 40,000 euros.

With a length of the four-door coupe Volkswagen measuring nearly 4.90 meters, the car will most likely use the platform of the Audi A6.

The four-door coupe Volkswagen is said to make its debut at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show with sales to begin in May. No word on US debut.

Source: Automobilwoche

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