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King-size, princely comfort and being the innovation king: the new Audi Q7 with its 4WD has conquered much terrain in car testers’ hearts right from the start. And the numerous technical features like the virtual cockpit have also gone down very well. ABT Sportsline has now come up with a fitting hardware package for the successful Q-type from Ingolstadt. ”With our extension parts, we want to visually underline that the Q7 of the second generation is much lighter, more streamlined and sporty than its 10-year-old predecessor”, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Read the rest of this entry »
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In another stellar year for Audi, three of its most popular models have received best-in-class honours in the annual Auto Express Awards. The enduring appeal of the Audi A6 and A3 Cabriolet has been enough to secure both models a second consecutive triumph this year as Best Executive Car and Best Cabriolet respectively, while the third generation TT, a newcomer to the awards, takes its first victory as Best Coupé. Read the rest of this entry »
In front of 123,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) Audi defended its lead of the DTM standings. Jamie Green from Audi Sport Team Rosberg remains the front runner in spite of a setback in the race. He has an eleven-point advantage over Mattias Ekström from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, who finished in fourth place after an impressive race.
As expected, high performance weight following four consecutive victories meant that in Nuremberg the brand with the four rings had to tackle a task as ‘heavy’ as never before this year. Still, Audi came close to clinching a podium place in the city street race. Only on the penultimate lap, Mattias Ekström had to admit defeat to Bruno Spengler’s Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to aerodynamics, the two new models dramatically outpace the competition. The A4 Saloon has the best drag coefficient in its class at 0.23, and the A4 Avant pierces the air almost as cleanly with a 0.26 figure. The new models also have impressively low CO2 emissions which in the 2.0 TDI ultra dip below 100g/km.
The most powerful engines are two TDI six-cylinder units with up to 272PS. Driver assistance and infotainment systems are of luxury quality. A new generation of four-cylinder TFSI engines with newly developed combustion methods sets benchmarks in terms of fuel consumption, emissions and performance for four-cylinder petrol engines. Read the rest of this entry »
Audi of America is working with two of the nation’s leading institutions of engineering and design to come up with a test procedure that could form the heart of a new federal regulation covering the technology for the first time. The aim is to get the company’s highly advanced headlights into vehicles that can be sold in the United States, just as they are in other countries.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y., now is testing an Audi vehicle equipped with the Adaptive Driving Beam that has been available in the European premium auto market for several years. And the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Mich., just completed its own testing of ADB, which is based on technology known as MatrixBeam in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »
In the era when phenomenal performance of the Ur-quattro sent the BHP-focussed establishment running for the hills, MTM in Wettstetten had not yet been born. However its founder, Roland Mayer, then 25 years old, was already working as an engineer at Audi. He is a power and performance junkie, who likes to prove the effectiveness and reliability of his developments by striving for new records – usually beginning with the number 3. The MTM S4 Cabrio will achieve 311 km/h, the RS6 Clubsport tops out at 362 km/m and even the A8 4.2l diesel can be persuaded to 300km/h without the slightest protest. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone, who wants to upgrade his car by light alloy rims in sportive optics, will be in competent hands. Since many years, at the Volker SCHMIDT GmbH company in the Northern German city of Bad Segeberg – better known as SCHMIDT Revolution. It is surely not easy to find the ultimate rims among the widely varied offered product line even for the most eccentric taste, because finally, the contact between car and road is one of the most important parts of any vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »