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Faster and More Customised – the ABT Audi RS3 450 Individual

2015 ABT Audi RS3 450 Individual Front AngleTop athletes are not all the same, only being obsessed with scores. Each is one of a kind and has a unique personality. That’s why the ABT RS3 450 is no longer only characterised by its Olympian power of approx. 450hp/ 331kW and ca. 550 Nm. After a “visit” to ABT Individual, this compact superstar will also have a customised look.

The outside is dominated by a matt red with a pearlescent finish and an offset black rear. The interior, now in a black Alcantara, shows an exciting contrast. Silver seams and corresponding carbon look components unfold their full visual and sporty effect. The door beads and trims, seat lining, center console and seat buckets are also made of the silver material and all bear the ABT logo. Read the rest of this entry »


MTM Audi RS3 8V

MTM Audi RS3 8VThe A3 Sportback is one of the family-friendly models in the Audi range. The RS3 variant does not compromise on any of the essential practical characteristics of its more basic cousin, whilst having completely different performance aspirations. With 367 PS up its sleeve, even serious sports cars can struggle to match its top speed of 155 mph (or 174 mph on request) and 0-62 mph sprint time of 4.3 seconds in standard trim. Read the rest of this entry »


Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept makes record time in Spain

Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept makes record time in SpainThe Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept has once again driven to record times – autonomously and without any interventions by the driver. At the challenging FAST Parcmotor race track near Barcelona in Spain, Audi demonstrated its technological competence in piloted driving. Passengers were international journalists who had an opportunity to experience the latest generation of the high-powered, four-door sport coupe  under race conditions.

At its second race course appearance this year in Sonoma, California, Audi trimmed the weight-reduced RS 7 for even higher performance. “Under challenging conditions on various international race courses, we are acquiring important experience in tuning our piloted functions at performance limits. Of course, this benefits development of our production assistance systems such as collision avoidance assist in the new Audi A4,” says Thomas Müller, who is responsible for the development of braking, steering and driver assistance systems at Audi. “Each race track is different and presents new challenges for us. We use the knowledge we gain to enhance the robustness and performance of our test vehicle. This has resulted in excellent lap times with a best lap time of 2:07.67 minutes for the 4.2 km (2.6 mi) long course.” Read the rest of this entry »


Victorious Weekend for Audi in New Zealand

Victorious Weekend for Audi in New ZealandTwo title victories and a podium finish – the Audi customer teams make their way home from the ‘Highland 101’ event in New Zealand after a strong result. In the Australian GT Championship, which staged its season finale at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, a fourth place in the first of two races was enough for Christopher Mies to clinch the title in the overall classification. Mies shared the Jamec PEM Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra with Ryan Millier. Greg Taylor and Barton Mawer from Audi customer team Wall Racing were Champions in the Trophy class for non-current cars. In the ‘Highlands 101’ invitation race, Mies/Millier were the best Audi duo in second place.

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Sport Auto Magazine Readers Confirm that MTM Performance is Still Tops

2015 MTM Audi S1 Front AngleThirteen thousand six hundred automobile enthusiasts and readers of the specialist car magazine have voted for the winner of the sport auto AWARDS 2015. The contenders were drawn from producers of series production and tuned cars and the vote took place on 23rd May. 230 models were separated into 25 categories and for the first time a section for “imported production cars” was added to swell the total number of “production” categories to 15. The knowledgeable sport auto readers placed the very capable MTM-Audi S1 in second spot in the smaller tuned cars category. Read the rest of this entry »


Audi of America Announces Pricing for S8 plus and RS 7 Performance

audi of america announces pricing for s8 plus and rs 7 performanceEnhanced for maximum performance and driving enjoyment, the 2016 Audi S8 plus is the latest variant of the A8 flagship sedan to enter the Audi lineup. Featuring a 4.0 TFSI engine with an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission, the S8 plus produces an impressive 516 lb-ft of torque and 605 hp – an increase of 85 horsepower compared to the outgoing S8. With an additional 73 lb-ft of torque available through overboost, for a total 553 lb-ft, the S8 plus is one of the highest powered sport sedans in the premium segment. Read the rest of this entry »


Season of Audi year-end sales event includes special edition A3 and A4

Season of Audi year-end sales event includes special edition A3 and A4The annual Season of Audi year-end sales event begins November 4 and runs through January 8, 2016. This year, Audi will celebrate the holidays with special edition A3 and A4 models and a TOMS eyewear promotion.

The A3 sedan has brought to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. In celebration of Season of Audi, the A3 Special Edition enhances the model with a black optic package including high gloss black exterior elements, as well as S line exterior features, sport suspension and 18” 5-arm rotor wheels in matte Read the rest of this entry »


Audi Posts Growth in Deliveries, Revenue and Earnings for The First Three Quarters

Audi Posts Growth in Deliveries, Revenue and Earnings for The First Three QuartersThe Audi Group is progressing systematically along its growth path: In the first nine months of this year, the company increased deliveries of its core brand by 3.8 percent. From January through September, more than 1.3 million customers received an automobile with the Four Rings. Revenue increased to €43.7 billion and operating profit rose to €4.0 billion. The operating return on sales for the first three quarters of the year was 9.2 percent.

At the announcement of the interim results for the third quarter, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, stated: “We are continuing along our growth path.” He believes that the company’s performance in the first nine months of this year proves that the Audi Group’s strategy is paying off. “We are increasing our deliveries, expanding our international production network, safeguarding jobs and actually continuing to recruit more employees.” In 2016, Audi will also put a completely new production plant into operation in San José Chiapa, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »