Report: Audi to spend $17 billion to fight BMW

It's no secret that VW Group, parent company to not only Volkswagen but also Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche and Ducati brands sold in the US,
is determined to become the world's largest automaker. Even more impressive is that VW is prepared to spend billions to make it happen. With that comes word that VW Group will be spending $17 billion on its Audi brand over the next three years to push itself above rival BMW. The money will be invested in both vehicle development (including li... Read More: http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/OFatWPztsFk/
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Well one wonder whether this is substantially more than they would have spent anyway or are you implying that they will simply buy BMW?
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"R. Mark Clayton" wrote:

Fuck Audi and their crappy cars. Are they ever going to stop mounting the entire fucking engine in front of the front axle? Front-heavy, compromised crap.
That said, even BMW has been suckered into the AWD craze. The BMW's are better, being inherantly RWD cars adapted for AWD, while Audis are the reverse.
But, still, what's the deal with every fucking 3-series in the dealership being AWD? The cost, weight, and complexity is worth it, for those three days a year (even here in the "North Country") when you have to drive on unplowed roads?
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Ah, I feel at home now.
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