New model naming structure

LeMans

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Announced today all new Models will be designated and badged representing a particular output range as follows.
  • 25 – 80kW (107bhp) and below
  • 30 – 81-96kW (109-129bhp)
  • 35 – 110-120kW (148-161bhp)
  • 40 – 125-150kW (168-201bhp)
  • 45 – 169-185kW (227-248bhp)
  • 50 – 210-230kW (282-308bhp)
  • 55 – 245-275kW (329-369bhp)
For example the badge on back would say 45 TFSI - denoting 227-248bhp.

S, RS and R8 cars will retain there names.
 

Baron02

Registered User
I reckon someone was asleep when that decision was made. will be a increase of de-badge option taking when people order there new vehicle.
 

dts439

Registered User
I just double checked it wasn't April 1st.
 

cuke2u

Registered User
Seems a strange thing to do, possibly for another country?
 

/dev/null

Registered User
Announced today all new Models will be designated and badged representing a particular output range as follows.
  • 25 – 80kW (107bhp) and below
  • 30 – 81-96kW (109-129bhp)
  • 35 – 110-120kW (148-161bhp)
  • 40 – 125-150kW (168-201bhp)
  • 45 – 169-185kW (227-248bhp)
  • 50 – 210-230kW (282-308bhp)
  • 55 – 245-275kW (329-369bhp)
For example the badge on back would say 45 TFSI - denoting 227-248bhp.

S, RS and R8 cars will retain there names.

Where would the A4 218 fit into that then? Would it get a 40 or 45 badge?
 

phope74

Registered User
It's all very strange and confusing when you are used to engine size but Audi have been using this scheme on Asian//Indian market cars for a while now
 

cuke2u

Registered User
It's all very strange and confusing when you are used to engine size but Audi have been using this scheme on Asian//Indian market cars for a while now
I thought as much, seems strange that after all the years of model naming we are now having to change to this confusing system seeing as no other manufacturers are as far as I understand...
 

phope74

Registered User
I dunno - BMW badges bear no relation to engine size and just give an indication of the rank in the power/spec ladder

I mean, a 340i is a 3.0 petrol turbo as is the 335i, and a 330i is a 2 litre

I don't know anything really about Mercedes badging to comment
 

RonS3

DERV convert
I can't see its that much of a deal really, for example change on my tailgate would be .......

A4 OOOO TDI
Quattro


A4 OOOO 50 TDI
Quattro


A relatively minor tweak which distinguishes the engine power output?
 

cuke2u

Registered User
I've never been able to understand BMW's labelling and I don't think an ordinary punter understands them and the new Audi ones either..
 

NickGun

Registered User
I've never been able to understand BMW's labelling and I don't think an ordinary punter understands them and the new Audi ones either..

Does seem like an odd step, I mean I can understand from a standardising across all territories point of view, but your average punter will take the 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and assume thats engine size (minus the decimal point) it's highly likely I'd go for badge delete next time around.

Also as someone else asked, in the new numbers and corresponding power outputs, there is nowhere for the B9 3.0TDI 218...? Strange.
 

A4AvantBlackEdition

Registered User
I noticed this on cars in **** when I was watching YouTube reviews. They had a4 30 or a4 40 on them instead of TFSI etc. Seems stupid but looks like they're doing it on all their models.
 

pjeffe9172

Registered User
Also as someone else asked, in the new numbers and corresponding power outputs, there is nowhere for the B9 3.0TDI 218...? Strange.

That will be the 42.5 :whistle2:
 
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