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Jul
16

Best-in-Class Honours for Audi A3 Cabriolet and A6 Ultra in Auto Express Awards

Audi A3 Cabriolet Sport Front Angle Best in Class Honours for Audi A3 Cabriolet and A6 Ultra in Auto Express AwardsTwo new Audi stars which make the most of the sun, and of the earth’s resources, have picked up coveted accolades in the 2014 Auto Express Awards. The all-new A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI and the A6 2.0 TDI SE ultra Saloon have been crowned Best Convertible and Best Executive Car in the respected title’s annual honours ceremony, which took place last night (Tuesday July 15) in London.

In his summation, Steve Fowler, Auto Express Magazine Editor-in-Chief, highlighted the remarkable spread of attributes that have made the A6 TDI ultra an award-winner, and an increasingly firm favourite among private customers and company car drivers alike. “It’s a return to the top spot for the Audi A6 thanks to the brilliant new ultra model. It combines the all important low CO2 and high mpg figures business users crave, along with the quality, comfort and kit they want,” he said. “Audi has managed to produce all that in a car that’s brilliant to drive, too.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
15

Audi TDI – 25 Years Dynamics and Power

25 Years Audi TDI Front Angle Audi TDI   25 Years Dynamics and Power25 years of TDI mean a quarter-century of progress, efficiency, dynamics and power,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We look back on this time with pride. For the TDI, which Audi brought to the market before any other carmaker, is today the world’s most successful efficiency technology. It thus made a big contribution to our brand’s upward positioning in the premium segment of the market.”

Since 1989, TDI technology has helped to make the diesel engine an overwhelming success. Development has been in multiple steps, with forced induction, fuel injection and emissions controls being the major drivers. Over the course of these 25 years, the TDI has seen its power and torque relative to displacement increase by over 100 percent, while pollutant emissions have come down by 98 percent over the same period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
14

2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition 2014 Front Angle 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI CompetitionImpressive power and sports car driving performance – Audi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of TDI technology with a dynamic special edition model. The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition makes its potential clear – it delivers 240 kW (326 hp), combined with a powerful 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque, and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds.

The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition features the 3.0 TDI biturbo clean diesel with a capacity of 2,967 cc. Modifications in the charging and camshafts have boosted its power by an additional 5 kW (7 hp) compared with the standard model, to 240 kW (326 hp). When the driver accelerates in full, a boost function provides an additional 15 kW (20 hp) on top for a brief period. The maximum torque of 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) is available between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm. On average, the powerful and sporty-sounding V6 diesel makes do with 6.1 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers (38.6 US mpg), which equates to CO2 emissions of 162 grams per kilometer (260.7 g/mi). The emissions rating is Euro 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
11

Six-Millionth Audi With Quattro Drive

Audi With Quattro Drive rear Six Millionth Audi With Quattro DriveThe six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5 3.0 TDI quattro* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170 quattro versions, the brand with the Four Rings offers the biggest selection of all-wheel drive vehicles amongst the premium manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
09

Awards for Audi in June 2014

Audi Q5 2014 Front Angle Awards for Audi in June 2014Audi offers Chinese new-car buyers the best service and therefore tops the China Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) in the category for premium brands for the fifth year in a row. The brand with the four rings increased its lead over its competitors and again performed very well in all five assessment categories: sales initiation, salesperson, dealership facility, deal and delivery process.  J.D. Power surveyed around 15,300 people in over 50 cities who bought a new car between July 2013 and February 2014. (June 30, 2014) Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
08

2014 MTM Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI Quattro

MTM Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI Quattro 2014 Front Angle 2014 MTM Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI QuattroOriginally the Audi Q3 wasn’t the sort of car that took to the streets to dislocate people’s necks. It tended to be sober, was a good family friend and endowed with all the ingredients which mobile man does not wish to be without when travelling by car. Then the Q3 caught the attention of interested parties who don’t like to do without performance as a matter of principle. It was for this clientèle that Audi created the RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro. The powerful five-cylinder engine generates 310 hp, and that was the end of the steady old friend, guardian of hearth and home. Its image is now more akin to the road-going go-getter than the mother-in-law’s blue-eyed boy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
03

2015 Audi A4 Model Line and Prices

Audi A4 Model Line and Prices 2015 Audi A4 Model Line and PricesThe Audi A4 receives several enhancements for the 2015 Model Year and a number of features are now standard on all Premium models, including S line® exterior, three-zone climate control, xenon plus lighting and LED taillights . The Premium Plus models now offers a Sport plus package as well as a Technology package that bundles MMI® Navigation plus, Audi connect®, parking system plus and Audi side assist. New for 2015, S4 models offer a Black Optic package with new 19-inch 5-V-spoke design Titanium-finished wheels. The S4 Nogaro Blue special edition pays tribute to Audi’s great history with pearl effect paint and Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
02

Audi Will Bring Apple CarPlay to New Models

Audi Apple CarPlay Audi Will Bring Apple CarPlay to New ModelsAudi will begin offering Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car, in all-new models scheduled to arrive in Europe next year and in U.S. showrooms by 2016.

CarPlay will integrate with Audi’s built-in controls, including the innovative Audi MMI touch system, as well as dial controls and voice controls to easily activate Siri. This gives Audi drivers a variety of ways to minimize distraction on the road while accessing their iPhone to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and send or receive messages. In CarPlay-equipped models, Audi motorists will simply connect their iPhone to begin using their apps through the car’s native controls. Drivers also have the option to easily switch from the CarPlay view and the Audi infotainment functions as desired. Read the rest of this entry »