Originally Posted by Tomcat2048
Audi tries too hard to be like BMW and Mercedes. In my opinion, Audi isn't even on the same level...
Funny you say this. I agree Audi is trying to be BMW with respect to performance. However, BMW has essentially followed Audi in vehicle design and by vehicle designation. Before, you could buy a 3er, 5er, or 7er, each a clearly defined model. Now it's a matter of choosing between a small, medium, and large sedan with little distinction between models just like Audi.
To stay on topic, releasing a model after the benchmark brand releases theirs will always hold an advantage.