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May
11

ABT Makes the New Audi TT Roadster Even More Agile and Seductive

2015 ABT Audi TT Roadster Front AngleWhen the new Audi TT Roadster removes its top, it will get breezy! After all, even in the four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI, 230 hp (169 kW) make for high wind speeds indeed. Now,  ABT Sportsline upgrades the car – as with the coupé – to a mighty 310 hp (228 kW), no less than the production-type TTS, which, incidentally, ABT Sportsline beats by 440 to 370 Nm. “And to make you even more certain of its quality, I issue a comprehensive guarantee to go with this ABT Power New Generation uprating. This guarantee is now valid in many European countries,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Read the rest of this entry »

May
08

Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept

2015 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept Front AngleWide add-on parts, a powerful rear wing and a power output of 441 kW (600 hp) – the Audi TT clubsport turbo impresses with its power and design. From May 13 to 16, Audi will be showing its technology concept car on the Wörthersee Tour in the Austrian town of Reifnitz. The inspiration for the show car came from the successful Audi 90 IMSA GTO of the late 1980s. A new technology is making its debut under the hood. The car’s electric biturbo adds even more dynamism to the driving experience with its spontaneous response. Read the rest of this entry »

May
07

Audi Announces Pricing for the all-new TT Model Line

2016 Audi TT Roadster Front AngleAudi announced pricing for the all-new 2016 Audi TT model line. The iconic vehicle boasts an exciting new design characterized by the use of innovative technologies and driver-focused performance.

Design and Body

The third generation TT pays tribute to its past where the model took the design world by storm, with a modern take on the bold original, with short overhangs, broad wheel arches and a lean a muscular stance. Standard full LED headlamps exude modern sports car appeal, with a broader and flatter Singleframe® grille, sharp contours across the hood,  electric rear spoiler and new centrally mounted round exhaust tailpipes are an incorporated design cue Read the rest of this entry »

May
05

Audi Utilizes High-Resolution Navigation Maps for its Driver Assistance Systems

Audi Q7 high-resolution navigation mapsThe premium brand is developing a new high-resolution map materials together with competent partners. A current example of the potential of this data is the predictive efficiency assistant in the new Audi Q7. It utilizes information about the topography to get the car to its destination with greater efficiency and convenience. High-resolution maps will also play a key role in piloted driving. Read the rest of this entry »

May
04

Triple lead for Audi in the DTM

Triple lead for Audi in the DTMA commanding win of the opening round on Saturday, a one-two result on Sunday: In front of 75,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) Audi managed a near-perfect start of the new DTM season.

Mattias Ekström’s triumph in the Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in extremely difficult conditions on Sunday was similarly distinct as Jamie Green’s success the day before. In the dry early stage, Ekström prevailed in a duel with title defender Marco Wittmann (BMW) and, after switching to wet tires when rain set in, overtook his team-mate Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM). In the second half of the race, the Swede kept extending his lead and crossed the finish line with a clear advantage of 7.3 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
30

Audi R18 e-Tron quattro with New Aerodynamics

Audi R18 e-tron quattro with new aerodynamics FrontAt the 6 Hours of Spa, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro debuts a new bodywork configuration. It differs significantly from the version with which Audi won the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season opener at Silverstone. Jan Monchaux, Head of Aerodynamics at Audi Sport, explains the background.

In the meantime it has become a small tradition for Audi to develop different bodywork configurations to be perfectly equipped for the high-speed Le Mans circuit where average lap speeds exceed 240 km/h. To compare: on the track in Shanghai, which is scheduled for November, the drivers reach an average of only 180 km/h – this is an average of 25 percent less. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
29

Audi A8 Sports a New Look and Enhanced Specification

The new face of Audi A8 luxuryNew heights of luxury and new lows in CO2 output have just been achieved in the Audi A8 range, which in addition to further improved TDI engines and a raft of equipment upgrades also gains a striking new Sport specification with a look that references the flagship S8. The first versions of the updated 2016 Model Year A8 range can be ordered from today priced from £59,585 OTR, and the new Sport models from June. UK deliveries will start in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
28

World Premiere of The Audi Sport TT Cup

World Premiere of The Audi Sport TT CupThe officials of the Audi Sport TT Cup will be looking back on twelve months of preparation when the new Audi one-make cup debuts at the Hockenheimring on May 2 and 3, 2015. A cup race will be held on both Saturday and Sunday as part of the 2015 DTM Festival. In addition to the 18 permanent entrants, six guest drivers will be on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »