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The flagship of the new Audi TT (8S) range carries an S suffix in its name. Powered by a highly tuned version of the 2.0 TFSI engine, it comes with a healthy 310 hp and 380 Nm of torque. With the quattro all-wheel drive system as standard, the TTS is a rapid and dynamically impressive all-rounder.
The engineers at HG-Motorsport saw the potential for further improvement and set about developing an intake and exhaust package to optimise the thermal performance of the TFSI engine. Read the rest of this entry »
For 2016, the all-new A7 model line receives engine enhancements achieving more power and increased fuel efficiency across all trims. With updated exterior design, the A7 now features a new front fascia including new LED headlight design for an unmistakable light signature on a widened Singleframe® grill and bumpers for a more focused stance. The rear offers new LED taillights and trapezoidal tailpipes integrated into the lower bumper. 2016 A7 models offer a host of technology enhancements and available driver assistance features including night vision Read the rest of this entry »
Audi is intensifying the expansion of connectivity of its cars in China, according to an announcement by the premium carmaker in advance of the first CES Asia taking place in Shanghai. With Baidu CarLife, Audi will also be offering uncompromising integration of smartphones in its cars in China. A China-specific LTE module, which Audi is developing in a joint venture with Huawei, will deliver fast data transmission.
“The aim of our partnership with Baidu – a company that is number one on the Chinese search engine market – is to drive advances in the online networking of our cars in China,” says Ricky Hudi, Head of Development Electrics/Electronics at AUDI AG. Baidu CarLife is a smartphone integration for use in the automobile, similar to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Read the rest of this entry »
The ‘ultra’ badge which already marks out the model offering the most exceptional economy and the most scrupulously controlled emissions in five Audi ranges has now reached the A3 compact hatchback. The new A3 and A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI ultra models combine 83mpg capability with emissions of just 89g/km, and form part of an expanded 2016 Model Year A3 line-up that also brings quattro all-wheel-drive within even easier reach of prospective owners. All are available to order now and are expected to reach UK customers in August. Read the rest of this entry »
Hardly any other Volkswagen Group engine is used by so many people for economical reasons than the 2.0 TDI. But being economical does not mean being economical with fun, as the latest “Q“ by ABT Sportsline attests to: at its heart is an ABT-POWER-New-Generation uprating from 184 hp / 135 kW to 210 hp / 154 kW, with top torque increased from 380 to 420. “We use our ABT Engine Control, tested for maximum dependability, and also provide comprehensive guarantees,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Other upgraded ABT Sportsline Q3 engines for this latest Q3 will follow over the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2016 Audi Q5, when equipped with the available Driver Assistance package and produced after January 2015, has earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+, the highest 2015 rating available from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 Q5 recently underwent the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash test and received the highest possible rating of “good”.
The versatile Q5 is the Audi brand’s top-selling model. It features fully galvanized steel unibody construction with an aluminum hood and tailgate, demonstrated in the model’s “good” ratings in all of the Institute’s crashworthiness tests. The Audi brand’s focus on elevating standards for automotive engineering addresses evolving criteria for consumer crash tests as designated by the IIHS. Read the rest of this entry »