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Audi A9: Luxury, coupe-like Panamera-killer in the works!

Audi A9

Audi is said to be working on a new luxury, coupe-like Panamera-killer, probably called the Audi A9. Bring it on!

Audi is pursuing ambitious plans for a technologically advanced, luxuriously equipped coupé-like saloon called the A9.

It’s conceived to sit at the very top of Audi’s line-up as a high-priced rival to the Mercedes-Benz CL and Porsche Panamera, as well as a forthcoming production version of the BMW GranCoupé concept, due in early 2012.

The new four-door forms the centrepiece of a new model programme that aims to provide Audi with an overtly sporting sister model to the third-generation A8 — a move the German car maker has already mirrored lower down in its line-up with the four-door A7 and seventh-generation A6.

“The project isn’t officially confirmed for production, but work is progressing on the business case, both at an accountancy and engineering level,” an Audi insider revealed.