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Audi 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 »
Audi 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 »
The 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 »
High-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 »
With the A6L e-tron, Audi is taking an important step toward even greater fuel efficiency in China. The sedan has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. Its plug-in hybrid drive with 180 kW (245 hp) provides for powerful performance. The model consumes on average just 2.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (106.9 US mpg).
After launching the e-tron era in China with the imported A3 Sportback e-tron in 2015, Audi is taking the next step with the local production of the A6L e-tron beginning in 2016. The model is based on the long version of the Audi Read the rest of this entry »
A new challenge with changed regulations: four Audi customer teams –- including the 2014 runners-up – will start the new French GT Championship season at Lédenon next weekend (April 18 to 19).
The Audi teams with a total of seven sports cars will be meeting two other marques in France. A modified race format promises additional suspense. The two races per weekend will be extended from 60 to 90 minutes, except for the race weekend at Le Mans featuring three 60-minute races. For the first time, three instead of the previous two drivers have to take the wheel – two driver changes are prescribed per race. The seven events on the calendar include challenging French tracks such as Le Mans, Magny-Cours, Le Castellet and Val de Vienne, plus two foreign races at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and Navarra (Spain). Read the rest of this entry »
Audi Sport has a new partner in the DTM: Teufel Audio. The logo of the Berlin-based hi-fi specialist will be featured on Miguel Molina’s Audi RS 5 DTM in the 2015 season. Intensive tests at Oschersleben, starting this Tuesday, are rounding off Audi Sport’s pre-season preparations.
At Hockenheim, where the season opens on the first weekend in May, Audio Teufel based in Berlin will start racing on the DTM tracks with its logo emblazoned on the Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM of the Spaniard Miguel Molina. Audio Teufel is a hi-fi manufacturer that exclusively sells its product range directly via www.teufelaudio.com and a flagship store in the heart of Berlin. Read the rest of this entry »