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Road Test: 2012 Audi RS 5 Coupe
By October 22, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Audi RS 5 Coupe

The top-of-the-line Audi A5, the RS 5 clearly differs from the rest of the A5 models with its more muscular exterior. The body has been widened with flared wheel arches and side sill rims. The car also sits 20 millimetres closer to the ground than the standard A5. The sportier front bumper has large air intakes in the place of the fog lights. The single frame radiator grille is in high-gloss anthracite with an aluminium-look surround. Also the mirror housings have a matt aluminium look. At the rear, the diffuser and two oval exhaust outlets provide a powerful look. A tailgate spoiler extends automatically at a speed of 120 km/h and retracts when the speed drops to 80 km/h. Driver can also activate the rear spoiler with a press of a button. The 19-inch, forged alloy wheels are shod with 265/35-series tires.

The new Audi S3
By September 25, 2012 Read More →

The new Audi S3

The new Audi S3 has a firm and sporty road stance. The athletic sculpture with the low engine hood, the characteristic tornado line below the windows and the sharply sloped C-pillars stretch the body visually. Audi supplies xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights as standard. The flat rear lights, into which the adaptive brake light is integrated, are also fitted with light-emitting diodes. The xenon-based Audi adaptive light swivels into curves. It is also linked to the navigation system and can be upgraded with special lighting functions of urban, interurban and highway driving, as well as for intersections and tourist attractions. When combined with the front-facing camera, the light-dark boundary of the headlights is automatically and steplessly adjusted for substantially improved visibility and safety. The LED headlights are available as an option.

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The new 2.0 TFSI engine in the Audi S3
By September 25, 2012 Read More →

The new 2.0 TFSI engine in the Audi S3

The long-stroke 2.0 TFSI in the new Audi S3 has been developed from scratch. The only thing it has in common with its predecessor is the displacement of 1,984cc (bore 82.5mm / stroke 92.8mm). The four-cylinder unit delivers a constant 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft between 1800 and 5500rpm. Rated power at 5500rpm is 221 kW (300 hp), and the engine redlines at 6800rpm.

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The new Audi A3 Sportback
By September 20, 2012 Read More →

The new Audi A3 Sportback

Audi presents the new Audi A3 Sportback. While the car’s length, width and height are only slightly greater than on the previous model, the wheelbase now measures 2,636 millimeters (8.65 ft), an increase of 58 millimeters (2.28 in). This makes the five-door model 35 millimeters (1.38 in) longer between the axles than the three-door version. Thanks to the 58 millimeters by which the wheelbase has grown, the A3 Sportback offers ample rear seat space and easy access for three adults. The A3 Sportback also offers several millimeters more head and leg room than its predecessor. The luggage compartment offers 380 liters (13.42 cu ft) of space in the basic configuration. The capacity expands to 1,220 liters (43.08 cu ft) with the seats folded down.

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Road Test: 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro
By September 10, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro

The Audi A5 model series offers three body types. The Coupe looks fantastic, Sportback is more useful with its rear doors, and this Cabriolet is perfect for sunny weather. Audi updated the whole A5 model series for 2012 and added a few design details to its exterior. At the front the most noticeable changes are the new headlights which now have a wedge shape. LED daytime running lights provide a distinctive look with the optional xenon plus headlights. Also the front grille and the front bumper have been redesigned. At the rear the lights and the bumper got a little facelift. The rear lights are optionally available with continuous LED light strips.

2013 Audi R8 Spyder
By September 8, 2012 Read More →

2013 Audi R8 Spyder

The Audi R8 model series has got a little update for the 2013. New exterior details include the single-frame grille with the beveled upper corners painted high-gloss black and with horizontal chrome inserts adorning the struts on the V10 variants. The bumper is also new, with the air inlets bearing three crossbars each. As an option, Audi installs a front splitter made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). LED headlights with a new technology are now standard on all variants of the Audi R8. The light-emitting diodes for the high and low beams have been placed above and below the strip-shaped daytime running lights, which are specially actuated to serve as indicators. In addition, static turning lights are integrated in the headlights. The LED lights dominate also the rear view of the Audi R8.

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The new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet
By September 6, 2012 Read More →

The new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

The next car to arrive to the Audi’s RS-range is the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. The new cabriolet comes with a lightweight textile roof that opens in 15 seconds and closes in 17 seconds fully automatically at a press of a button. The roof can be used even when driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is powered by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. From its displacement of 4163cc, the engine delivers 450 hp at 8250rpm. The maximum torque is 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) between 4000 and 6000rpm. The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet rockets from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. The car’s top speed is limited to 250 km/h. At customer request, Audi can boost this to 280 km/h. The 4.2-litre V8 has a combined fuel consumption of 10.9 l/100 km (21.58 US mpg).

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The new Audi R8 V10 plus
By August 25, 2012 Read More →

The new Audi R8 V10 plus

The new top model of the Audi’s R8 model series is the Audi R8 V10 plus. It delivers 404 kW (550 hp) and a maximum torque of 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) from its 5.2-litre V10 powerplant. With S tronic, the Audi R8 V10 plus catapults from zero to 100 km/h in 3,5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph). The average fuel consumption rate is 12.9 l/100km (18.23 US mpg). The key data with manual transmission are 3.8 seconds, 319 km/h (198.22 mph) and 14.9 liters (15.79 US mpg).

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Audi updates the R8 model series
By August 1, 2012 Read More →

Audi updates the R8 model series

Audi has updated its R8 model series. New details lend its design even more acuity. The single-frame grille with the beveled upper corners is painted high-gloss black, with horizontal chrome inserts adorning the struts on the V10 variants. The bumper is also new, with the air inlets bearing three crossbars each. LED headlights with a new technology are now standard on all variants of the Audi R8. The light-emitting diodes for the high and low beams have been placed above and below the strip-shaped daytime running lights, which are specially actuated to serve as indicators. In addition, static turning lights are integrated in the headlights. The LED lights dominate also the rear of the Audi R8.

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Road Test: 2012 Audi Q5 hybrid quattro
By July 30, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Audi Q5 hybrid quattro

Audi Q5 hybrid quattro is the first hybrid model from Audi. In 1997 Audi built a limited edition of Audi Duo hybrid cars. The Audi Duo was based on the Audi A4 Avant. However, the car was ahead of its time and didn’t create much interestest. Thing have changed a lot among car buyers since then so the new Q5 hybrid quattro will probably have much better success on the market. From the outside, the Q5 hybrid quattro can be recognized by its fully painted bumpers, new 19-inch wheels and small hybrid emblems in the tailgate. Inside, a special instruments display replaces the tachometer. Otherwise, it looks much the same as the basic Q5. The all-white Q5 looks nice, but much more interesting is the technology that it contains.