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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 »

Apr
09

Audi RS3 – 2.5 liter engine with 367HP

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The all-new 2014 Audi RS3 is going to have a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 367 HP (270 kW). The car will be a direct rival to the super-powerful Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, which is currently the most powerful among the hot hatchback cars.

The gearbox will be a 6-speed S-Tronic and the power will be transferred to the road through Quattro all-wheel drive system. No words about performance, but there will be an optional dynamic package.

Probably 0-100 km/h will be in less than 5.0 seconds and the top speed 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
08

Audi Q4 Concept [sketches]

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Audi has published several design sketches of a crossover which will be unveiled later this month at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. There are big chances that these design sketches appear to be a preview for the Q4 crossover.

The design resembles the allroad shooting brake concept, which was exhibited at the 2014 NAIAS in January. The future Audi models will draw their styling cues from the recently unveiled 3rd generation TT. The five-door concept features a large chromed front grille flanked by slender LED headlights and comes with large vents as well as a clamshell hood. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
07

Audi R8 LMS Ultra at the Nurburgring

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The race begins on June 21st 2014 and 190 participants from around the world will compete at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Like last year, five Audi teams, supported by Audi Sport customer racing, will be putting a total of eight Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on the grid of the classic ‘marathon’ in the Eifel.

The 24-hour race will be preceded by a ‘little brother.’ In the qualification race on the 25km version of the Nurburgring on April 5th and 6th, the teams will have a valuable opportunity for testing without the pressure of a championship. Many of the teams that will be running in the 24-hour race are using the event with its free practice and two qualifying sessions plus the six-hour race to prepare for the main event. In the qualification race, the organisers will be awarding ten of the total of 30 grid positions for the top-30 qualifying session in June that will decide the starting order for the 24-hour race. In addition, drivers will be able to demonstrate that they possess the Nordschleife routine required by the regulations. Last weekend, Audi managed a good beginning of the season on the Nordschleife when Marc Basseng/Frank Stippler/Laurens Vanthoor (D/D/B) in the Audi R8 LMS ultra won the first round of the Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
04

Audi with Seven Awards in the USA for March

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Victor 2014: Audi is the “IT brand of the year”
Audi receives “Victor 2014” IT award. Computer magazines PC Magazin, PCgo and Business&IT have honored Audi as “Brand of the Year.” The jury based its decision on the car’s connectivity, which Audi works continuously to advance. (March 27, 2014)

Audi A5 Sportback* is “Classic Car of the Future”
Motor Klassik magazine honored the Audi A5 Sportback with the “Classic Car of the Future” title as part of its “Motor Klassik Awards 2014.” The 1986 Audi Sport quattro E2 also won second place in the “Race Car of the Year” category. The 1984 Audi Sport quattro took third place in the category “Classics from 1980-1991.” (March 25, 2014)

Top score in U.S. crash test for Audi A3 Sedan*
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Audi A3 Sedan* as its Top Safety Pick+. The new model is thus also one of the safest automobiles on the market in the United States. (March 25, 2014) Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
03

HPerformance Audi RS6 Avant – 700HP and 860Nm

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HPerformance has unveiled their latest project based on 2014 Audi RS6 Avant. The super-powerful touring car has received even more boost. The tuning company has recently unveiled the TT-RS duo with 500HP, each.

HPerformance RS6 Avant is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo with 700HP (515 kW) and 860Nm (634 lb-ft) – an increase of 140HP and 160Nm. The result is thanks to an ECU remap and a carbon air intake system. There are no performance figures, but eventually it will do 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 322 km/h (200 mph).

As soon as this level will be achieved, HPERFORMANCE will offer still another upgrade level with bigger turbochargers. So, be curious … Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
02

Audi S3 vs BMW M135i – 0-100 km/h [video]

2014 Audi S3 Sedan Audi S3 vs BMW M135i   0 100 km/h [video] Here is a short test between the latest Audi S3 and BMW M135i. 2013 Audi S3 is powered by a 2.0 liter TFSI with 300HP (221 kW) at 5,500RPM and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque at 1,800RPM. 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The engine in BMW M135i is a 3.0 liter six-cylinder twin-turbo with 320HP (235 kW) at 5,800RPM and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque at 1,250RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
01

Improved Ergonomics for Audi WEC Drivers

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The range of tasks for this racing season is growing fast. The Audi drivers not only have to pay the same attention to safety, speed and precision on track as before, but now have to get an exact handle on efficiency as well. The maximum consumption per lap specified by the regulations requires utmost discipline to avoid penalties. To make optimal concentration easier, the drivers’ work in the cockpit should involve as little effort as possible.

“Long before the 2014 season, we took an in-depth look at how we could support our drivers even better,” commented Dr. Martin Mühlmeier, Head of Technology at Audi Sport.

“The result is a cockpit in which we practically changed everything – from the pedals through to the functions on the steering wheel and on the dashboard. Additionally, the seating position has been changed according to the regulations.”, Dr. Mühlmeier added.

The innovations start in the foot well. The drivers no longer operate the clutch using a foot pedal but by means of paddles behind the steering wheel. Read the rest of this entry »