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Apr
23

A History of Audi TT

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Audi has recently announced the 3rd generation TT as well as the hot TT-S version. TT series was first launched as a Coupé in September 1998, followed by a Roadster in August 1999. The second iteration debuted in 2006 in two bodystyles and in high-performance S and RS models.

TT and TTS models are basically famous for its outstanding performance matched with great efficiency. Precisely, the 2015 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster will be powered by the 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged and direct-injected four cylinder engine. The latter help those Audis deliver 211HP (155 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. This also results in an effortless acceleration time from 0-100 km/h for only 5.3 seconds and 5.6 seconds, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
23

Audi TT Offroad Concept

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Audi has unveiled the TT Offroad Concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The four-door TT model adds an entirely new expression to the Audi design language.

“The Audi TT offroad concept provides a glimpse of how we might imagine a new model in the future TT family,” commented Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development.

“It combines the sporty genes of the TT with the strengths of a compact Audi SUV. Its plug-in hybrid drive with the option of inductive charging is a major step toward the mobility of the future. We chose to present the Audi TT offroad concept in China, our second domestic market, because it represents the urban mobility of tomorrow: It is sustainable, dynamic, intelligent and connected.”, he added. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
17

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI US Spec

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Audi US will bring the 5-door A3 Sportback at the New York Auto Show. The MY2015 will be available exclusively with a diesel engine.

2015 Audi A3 Sportback US will have a four-cylinder 2.0 liter TDI Clean Diesel with 150HP (112 kW) and 320Nm (236 lb-fT) of torque. It will be connected to a 6-speed S tronic gearbox and although Audi hasn’t released fuel consumption figures, these should be similar to those of the aforementioned 2015 Jetta which returns 32 mpg US in city, 45 mpg US on the highway and 37 mpg US on combined cycle.

“The A3 TDI Sportback has an incredibly passionate and loyal fan base, this new version has been one of our most requested models since the announcement of the new A3 family,” commented Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
16

Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition

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Audi is going to exhibit a super-exclusive RS7 Dynamic Edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The performance 4-door coupe will be available to buy in the beginning of the summer with pricing starting from $146,045.

2014 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition boasts Crimson Red safety belts, stitching throughout the interior, Tornado Red brake calipers, Carbon fiber elements, DRC suspension and sport exhaust system.

The engine is the well-known 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 with 560HP (412 kW) at 5,700RPM and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque at just 1,750RPM.  0-100 km/h in less than 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph) – electronically limited.

Other highlights include Black Valcona leather seats with RS honeycomb stitching in Crimson Red. There is also a set of enormous 21” Gloss Black wheels, carbon fiber splitter, diffuser and engine cover. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
15

Oettinger Audi A4 Sport

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Oettinger has introduced their latest tuning project based on the new Audi A4. The tuning company from Ingolstadt offers styling and performance upgrades for the Avant and Sedan models and also for the long version of the A4 which is only available in China.

The styling program includes a new front bumper, a carbon fiber front splitter and a honeycomb mesh grille insert. There are also carbon fiber mirror covers, aerodynamic side skirts and 19” RXX alloy wheels which are available in a silver or black finish. Upon request, there is a new rear bumper, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, a sports exhaust system and roof or tailgate-mounted spoiler (for the Avant model). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
14

CRP Racing Team Audi R8 LMS Ultra

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Audi R8 LMS Ultra was presented in the beginning of the month. The race car ipated in the qualification race for the 42nd  running of the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Behind the steering wheel was James Sofronas who defended his title in the GT class. He also welcomed the talented GMG newcomer Andrew Palmer, to the GT category.

As a matter of fact, the number of Audi R8 LMS customer race teams continues to grow in Pirelli World Challenge. The reason for this is the attractiveness of the global GT3 specification. In addition, there is an emphasis of supporting the teams by the Audi of America customer-racing program. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
11

2015 Audi R8 [spy photos]

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Here are several spy photos of the 2nd generation Audi R8, which was spied during testing on the Nurburgring. The sports car boasts more aggressive exterior with sharp edges and few styling cues taken from the all-new Audi TT.

2015 Audi R8 will also get the digital TFT instrument cluster and some other interior touches from the smaller TT. It is built on Lamborghini Huracan’s platform, which means that it will be 50 to 60 kg lighter than before. The 4.2 liter V8 and the 5.2 liter V10 engine will be uprated. The transmission will be a 7-speed dual-clutch sending the power to the quattro all-wheel drive system. We also expect a smaller turbocharged power unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
10

ABT Audi RS5 Convertible

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ABT has unveiled their latest project based on Audi RS5 Convertible. The cabriolet comes with a lot of styling upgrades and new top speed.

Audi RS5 Convertible has a brutal 4.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 with 450HP (331 kW) at 6,000RPM and 430Nm (317 lb-ft) at 4,000RPM. The redline of the engine is all the way up to 8,250RPM. It is connected to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox, which sends the power to Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The performance – 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) with speed governor and 280 km/h (174 mph) with optional package. ABT raises the top speed to 290 km/h (180 mph). Read the rest of this entry »