Mercedes and Audi at 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Auto Shows | February 14th, 2009 by 11
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Chicago Auto Show started yesterday and we had the opportunity to  visit the large showroom just a few days earlier. We reported on site about …

Chicago Auto Show started yesterday and we had the opportunity to  visit the large showroom just a few days earlier. We reported on site about the BMW and MINI models displayed there, but we got sidetracked from the show by the breaking news of the BMW 5 Series GT.

So, we’re back on track and we have some pretty cool photos from the show. Since we have taken over 700 photos, we will break them down a bit. Today, we’re going to cover BMW’s main competitors, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

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Compared to Detroit, the two German luxury carmakers didn’t bring their aces here. Audi “forgot” to showcase the Sportback Concept and Mercedes-Benz left home the McLaren SLR Stirling Moss.

But enough with the chit-chat, enjoy the photos thanks to our dear photographer, Kasia.

11 responses to “Mercedes and Audi at 2009 Chicago Auto Show”

  1. Gil says:

    Wonderful pictures, thank you!

    The GLK looks funny. Something is out of proportion somewhere. Hrmmm…

    Audi, I don’t know. Love ’em hate ’em. I actually just got home from test driving the Q5. Eh. *shrug* I will say that the interior is a lot more roomy than my X3. I can actually fit without my knees touching the dashboard. Always a plus. Incidentally there was a young couple who’s trading their X3 for a Q5 while I was there.

  2. Gartz says:

    BMW have to be careful with Audi… they have great designed cars

  3. Gilbert says:

    Audi R8 is “the” car… so beautiful… 100 chicks per hour…

  4. Doug says:

    Very nice pics.

    I don’t understand the point of mercedes’ SLR… it’s a horrendously ugly car. And what model is that supercharged V12? Is it new?

    Horatiu, is there any way to do captions?

  5. Horatiu B. says:

    @Doug: Which photo is it Doug?

    Yes, there is a way to do caption, but not in a gallery format..I’ll try to find a better solution :)

  6. Doug says:

    @Horatiu B.: Ok, just an idea. We get too excited to actually google and figure it out. :)

    The V12 Kompressor model…. this one: http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/02/14/mercedes-and-audi-at-2009-chicago-auto-show/img_7202-1600×1200/

    Looks like an SL or something. With an FI V12… who knows what model# they’d give it. SL950?

  7. Doug says:

    @Horatiu B.: Ok I got it. There’s two mercs, the SLR and the SL65 AMG.

  8. Bmwe34 says:

    “@Horatiu B.: Ok, just an idea. We get too excited to actually google and figure it out.

    The V12 Kompressor model…. this one: http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/02/14/mercedes-and-audi-at-2009-chicago-auto-show/img_7202-1600×1200/

    This is the “sl amg black”. whats up wit audi and this ugly red color? they should stick with white or black

  9. Lance says:

    The Audi SUV’s are flabby, fat and ugly. The R Class’s head lights are terrible. R8 is getting boring. I’d rather stick to something more premium – BMW

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