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Jul
25

A Sporty 410-Horse Carriage – The ABT RS Q3

ABT Audi RS Q3 2014 Front A Sporty 410 Horse Carriage – The ABT RS Q3In fairy tales, princes ride on greys. In Bavaria, one rides a white “carriage” and 410 horses. Because once upon a time there was a solid Audi RS Q3, uprated by 100hp and an exciting look by ABT Sportsline. In sum, we now have no less than 410 hp / 301 kW. Maximum torque is 530, instead of 420 Nm, and so the SUV is accelerated almost as if Rumpelstiltskin were chasing it. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
24

Audi Ranks Third Among Nameplates in 2014 J.D. Power APEAL Study

Audi A8 Front Audi Ranks Third Among Nameplates in 2014 J.D. Power APEAL StudyAudi ranked third among nameplates in the annual J.D. Power APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Study, achieving two segment awards and multiple top-three finishes among all luxury competitors*. With a total score of 858, Audi also ranked 64 points above the industry standard.

The APEAL Study examines how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive (after 90 days of ownership). New-vehicle owners evaluate their vehicle across 77 attributes, which combine into an overall APEAL score.

“Audi momentum is building year in and year out with cars and technologies that strike emotional chords with premium car buyers,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “This latest strong showing in the APEAL Study confirms our strategy is working.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
23

Audi Teams Aim to Mount Winners Podium Again

audi teams aim to mount winners podium againa Front1 Audi Teams Aim to Mount Winners Podium AgainAudi has clinched two 24-hour race victories so far this year: the iconic sports car race at Le Mans (June 14/15) with the R18 e-tron quattro of Audi Sport Team Joest and, a week later, the endurance race at the Nürburgring with the R8 LMS ultra of Phoenix Racing. At Spa, on July 26/27, the brand will have the opportunity to win a third 24-hour race within the space of just six weeks. In the world’s biggest GT3 race featuring a field of 60 entrants, four teams will be relying on the Audi R8 LMS ultra.

The sports cars of eleven marques will be pitted against each other at Spa. Audi will be meeting with Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Nissan, McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche. All of the race cars are entered in the same technical category – the GT3 class. Consequently, a victory on the challenging Grand Prix circuit in Belgium numbers among the most important single wins a GT race team can achieve anywhere in the world. In 2011, the Audi R8 LMS celebrated its first overall win in the Ardennes and topped it by a one-two in 2012. Last year, André Lotterer/Christopher Mies/Frank Stippler drove an impeccable race but, with a six-lap gap, finished only in third place. The ‘balance of performance’ rating of their R8 according to the regulations, which is typical in GT3 racing, did not permit them to achieve more competitive lap times. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
21

Audi A7 3.0 TDI 272 HP Ultra – Test Drive [VIDEO]


The 3.0 TDI represents the very latest technology. The Audi bestseller in the large model series is now even cleaner and satisfies the requirements of the Euro 6 emissions standard. Performance has also increased. Output is 200 kW (272 hp), the maximum torque of 580 Nm (427.8 lb-ft) is available between 1,250 and 3,250 rpm.

The updated Audi A7 Sportback, in which the new V6 diesel is being used for the first time, accelerates with quattro all-wheel drive from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.7 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Fuel consumption is just 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 km (45.2 US mpg) on average, which corresponds to 136 grams of CO2 per km (218.9 g/mile). The new 3.0 TDI is thus 13 percent more efficient than the previous model. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
16

Best-in-Class Honours for Audi A3 Cabriolet and A6 Ultra in Auto Express Awards

Audi A3 Cabriolet Sport Front Angle Best in Class Honours for Audi A3 Cabriolet and A6 Ultra in Auto Express AwardsTwo new Audi stars which make the most of the sun, and of the earth’s resources, have picked up coveted accolades in the 2014 Auto Express Awards. The all-new A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI and the A6 2.0 TDI SE ultra Saloon have been crowned Best Convertible and Best Executive Car in the respected title’s annual honours ceremony, which took place last night (Tuesday July 15) in London.

In his summation, Steve Fowler, Auto Express Magazine Editor-in-Chief, highlighted the remarkable spread of attributes that have made the A6 TDI ultra an award-winner, and an increasingly firm favourite among private customers and company car drivers alike. “It’s a return to the top spot for the Audi A6 thanks to the brilliant new ultra model. It combines the all important low CO2 and high mpg figures business users crave, along with the quality, comfort and kit they want,” he said. “Audi has managed to produce all that in a car that’s brilliant to drive, too.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
15

Audi TDI – 25 Years Dynamics and Power

25 Years Audi TDI Front Angle Audi TDI   25 Years Dynamics and Power25 years of TDI mean a quarter-century of progress, efficiency, dynamics and power,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We look back on this time with pride. For the TDI, which Audi brought to the market before any other carmaker, is today the world’s most successful efficiency technology. It thus made a big contribution to our brand’s upward positioning in the premium segment of the market.”

Since 1989, TDI technology has helped to make the diesel engine an overwhelming success. Development has been in multiple steps, with forced induction, fuel injection and emissions controls being the major drivers. Over the course of these 25 years, the TDI has seen its power and torque relative to displacement increase by over 100 percent, while pollutant emissions have come down by 98 percent over the same period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
14

2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition 2014 Front Angle 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI CompetitionImpressive power and sports car driving performance – Audi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of TDI technology with a dynamic special edition model. The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition makes its potential clear – it delivers 240 kW (326 hp), combined with a powerful 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque, and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds.

The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition features the 3.0 TDI biturbo clean diesel with a capacity of 2,967 cc. Modifications in the charging and camshafts have boosted its power by an additional 5 kW (7 hp) compared with the standard model, to 240 kW (326 hp). When the driver accelerates in full, a boost function provides an additional 15 kW (20 hp) on top for a brief period. The maximum torque of 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) is available between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm. On average, the powerful and sporty-sounding V6 diesel makes do with 6.1 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers (38.6 US mpg), which equates to CO2 emissions of 162 grams per kilometer (260.7 g/mi). The emissions rating is Euro 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
11

Six-Millionth Audi With Quattro Drive

Audi With Quattro Drive rear Six Millionth Audi With Quattro DriveThe six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5 3.0 TDI quattro* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170 quattro versions, the brand with the Four Rings offers the biggest selection of all-wheel drive vehicles amongst the premium manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »