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Apr
30

Audi R18 e-Tron quattro with New Aerodynamics

Audi R18 e-tron quattro with new aerodynamics FrontAt the 6 Hours of Spa, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro debuts a new bodywork configuration. It differs significantly from the version with which Audi won the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season opener at Silverstone. Jan Monchaux, Head of Aerodynamics at Audi Sport, explains the background.

In the meantime it has become a small tradition for Audi to develop different bodywork configurations to be perfectly equipped for the high-speed Le Mans circuit where average lap speeds exceed 240 km/h. To compare: on the track in Shanghai, which is scheduled for November, the drivers reach an average of only 180 km/h – this is an average of 25 percent less. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
29

Audi A8 Sports a New Look and Enhanced Specification

The new face of Audi A8 luxuryNew heights of luxury and new lows in CO2 output have just been achieved in the Audi A8 range, which in addition to further improved TDI engines and a raft of equipment upgrades also gains a striking new Sport specification with a look that references the flagship S8. The first versions of the updated 2016 Model Year A8 range can be ordered from today priced from £59,585 OTR, and the new Sport models from June. UK deliveries will start in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
28

World Premiere of The Audi Sport TT Cup

World Premiere of The Audi Sport TT CupThe officials of the Audi Sport TT Cup will be looking back on twelve months of preparation when the new Audi one-make cup debuts at the Hockenheimring on May 2 and 3, 2015. A cup race will be held on both Saturday and Sunday as part of the 2015 DTM Festival. In addition to the 18 permanent entrants, six guest drivers will be on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
27

The Audi A7 Sportback in Dubai

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Apr
24

Highway Rivals – ABT Lends the S6 an Almost RS6-like 550 hp

2015 ABT Audi S6 Avant Front AngleAudi RS6 beats the S6? This former wisdom is now almost rendered obsolete by ABT Sportsline, which launches a performance package putting the sporty S6 near the same level as its supersporty cousin. “With ABT Power New Generation we much raise the pulse and the Avant or limo’s performance, too,” says a pleased CEO Hans Jürgen Abt. Instead of 450 hp (331 kW) and 550 Nm, we now have 550 hp (404 kW) and 680 Nm. Fun? Almost unlimited! And now wonder, as the Vmax was raised to 290 kph. Incidentally, this uprating is also available for all Audi S7 drivers. And you won’t have to fear any complaints, as the innovative power package with its specially developed ABT Engine Control unit including software comes with comprehensive warranties. However, you will hardly need them since all components have been extensively tested on the company’s own dynamometer and on public roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
23

Audi TT 1.8 TFSI – Athlete in a Compact Format

Audi TT 1.8 TFSI - Athlete in a Compact FormatAudi is extending the engine range for its new TT generation. From July, the compact sports cars will also be available in a 1.8 TFSI version developing 132 kW (180 hp). The new entry level engine version of the Audi TT Coupé* will be available from EUR 32,100 and the TT Roadster for EUR 34,500.

The turbocharged 1.8 TFSI has a displacement of 1,798 cm3 and achieves its peak torque of 250 Nm (184.4 lb‑ft) across the rev range of 1,250 to 5,000 rpm. At part loads, an additional manifold injection system supplements the FSI direct injection, to cut emissions. The Audi valvelift system varies the stroke of the exhaust valves, improving the engine’s response. A compact rotary valve module for thermal management and the exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head both play a major part in the four‑cylinder engine’s efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
21

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro Front AngleThe Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro marks the first time that Audi has combined a TFSI plug-in hybrid with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi developed it specially for Asian markets (China, Singapore and Japan). It is sporty, comfortable and at the same time supremely efficient. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in under six seconds while consuming just 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.1 US mpg) according to the measurement method specified in China for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
20

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept

2016 Audi Prologue Allroad Concept Front AngleHigh-end technology and unrestricted everyday practicality, plus alluring elegance: The Audi prologue allroad made its world premiere at 2015 Auto Shanghai. In any terrain, in any situation: the five-door model with the raised body provides a new emphasis in the Audi prologue show car family. Its operating concept enables digital interaction between driver and passengers; the plug-in hybrid drive impresses with 540 kW (734 hp), yet low consumption.

Audi prologue, Audi prologue Avant and now the Audi prologue allroad: the new Audi design language is diverse, emotional and groundbreaking. Read the rest of this entry »