Audi dealers Premium Motors is dangling the new-grilled A6 Audi saloon (below) at Ocean Terminal this weekend. The marque's 4.2-litre, 355-brake-horsepowered answer to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class will cost 'below $800,000', the dealer says. The 2.4-litre, 177bhp V6 version will be 'below $500,000'. The marque says the more-spacious A6 is 'set to overtake all its competitors as the most progressive car in the luxury performance segment [with] 'control ease far superior to the competition'. Gavin Conway of Britain's The Sunday Times says that, although the A6 is a 'superbly refined cruiser', it lacks the 'sort of lively feedback through the steering and chassis that comes as standard with the BMW 5-Series'. The A6 has a tough job when test drives begin next month. Smartclub hongkong has celebrated its first birthday with a cavalcade of 40 cars and 100 fans from Tai Tam to a party at Cyberport. 'Some heartfelt speeches were made and the members have made use of this special occasion to express their passion,' the club says. 'Over the past 12 months, club members have developed very strong relationships and discovered a lot of shared interests. They've enjoyed a great variety of activities together, including water-sports classes, tennis training, a cake-making class, short overseas trips - just to name a few. It's fair to say, though, that their bonds now go far beyond the 'car' itself.' For more details of the club, go to www.smart-club.com.hk or call 8108 3003. Membership is $150 'for one full year of fun and surprises'. Porsche Centre Hong Kong winched a new Porsche 911 Carrera S ($1.488 million, right) into its launch pad at the Lookout Restaurant, on the Peak, this month, says spokeswoman Mabel Wong. She says the cost of adding a Tiptronic to the new model is $40,000, including tax. The new 911's other extras include Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ($77,000), Sport Chrono Package ($7,300), and a Navigation module for Porsche Communication Management ($18,100). Finally, Zung Fu will display 30 used Mercedes-Benzes for sale at its Hunghom Service Centre, at 50 Po Loi St, Kowloon, between 10am and 6pm today and tomorrow. Inquiries: 2764 6919 or 2389 6102.