Filed under: Performance , Europe , Hatchback , Audi 2011 Audi A1 S Line – Click above for high-res image gallery The not-for-U.S. (at least not for now) Audi A1 just made its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show , and we’re eager to see how the new hatch stacks up to the likes of the much-loved Mini Cooper .
Filed under: Aftermarket , Coupe , Performance , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Abt R8 GTR – Click above for high-res image gallery We got our first peek at Abt’s R8 GTR late last year , but like with many cars, it was a whole different experience to see it in person. To say carbon fiber has been used liberally is an understatement, as the entire car is clothed in the lightweight material
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Sedan , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Audi A8 Hybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery In the Them’s Big Words department, Audi is calling its A8 Hybrid “the efficiency standard.” And it’s not exactly untrue since the top-of-the-peak, 211-horsepower V6 sedan boosted by a 45-hp electric motor has more power than an A3 TDI and a faster 0-to-60 sprint, yet the gas mileage comparison isn’t unfavorable: the A3 gets 34 miles per gallon combined, the A8 Hybrid does 38 mpg.
Filed under: Budget , Geneva Motor Show , Europe , Hatchback , Audi , Diesel 2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery We’ve just returned from Audi ‘s press conference here at the Geneva Motor Show, where Justin Timberlake has laid claim to one of the first A1 hatchbacks that comes off the line. Funny thing is, even with his undoubtedly massive bank accounts, the pop star won’t be able to get one – at least not to park in front of any of his U.S
Filed under: Concept Cars , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Audi RS5 – Click above for high-res image gallery In addition to the world premiers of the RS5 , the all-new A1 (complete with Justin Timberlake cameo) and the near-production A8 Hybrid, Audi plans to trot out an additional concept car onto the stage at the Geneva Motor Show , and your guess is as good as ours. With the two previous e-tron concepts and Audi’s push to get an electric sports car to market within the next two years, it almost seems inevitable that another variant of the e-tron is in the cards, but maybe not this soon
Filed under: Sedan , SUV , Etc. , Safety , Technology , Crossover , Acura , Audi , BMW , Honda , Infiniti , Lexus , Luxury , Off-Road Acura Cold Weather Testing – Click above for high-res image gallery “Don’t hold back.” Three words I’ve never heard before at a press event and three words that are running through my mind as I tramp down on the throttle and wheelspin my way towards the gray horizon. Don’t hold back
Filed under: Technology , Audi How many gears are enough? While it seems that six-speed automatic transmissions are just now becoming the de facto standard in most circles, Mercedes-Benz has been working with seven ratios for a while now and Lexus did its German rival one better by designing its own eight-speed. Not content to sit idle while other marques earn bragging rights, Audi and BMW have recently utilized eight-speeders of their own for their latest flagship models
Filed under: Wagon , Etc. , Europe , Hatchback , Audi , Diesel , Luxury Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery For the third year in a row, Audi will be running an add during the Superbowl. First there was the Godfathe r parody where the “Old Luxury” dude was put on notice about the R8 (which is a sports car, but who cares)