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Road Test: 2014 Audi RS 6 Avant
By December 30, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Audi RS 6 Avant

The 2014 Audi RS 6 Avant is an unbelievably fast machine, but performance isn’t all what this car has to offer. What the test drive reveals, is how versatile the RS 6 actually is. This ultimate family performance wagon comes standard with two sportily molded rear seats. A three-person bench seat is available as an option. The new RS 6 is only available as an Avant model offering a bit boot which holds up to 1,680 liters (59.33 cu ft).

Road Test: 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
By March 18, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant

The Audi RS 4 Avant is kind of combination of two very different car types. From the starting point it is a family wagon, while on the other hand it has the performance of a sportscar. Combining these two features is not always easy, but RS 4 Avant is able to provide the best from the both worlds incredibly well without making any big compromises.

The new Audi RS Q3
By March 7, 2013 Read More →

The new Audi RS Q3

Audi RS Q3 is the first RS model in the Audi’s Q model range. Under the hood of the RS Q3 is the 2.5 TFSI engine. The five-cylinder, 2480cc, turbocharged direct-injection engine produces a maximum power of 228 kW (310 hp) between 5,200 and 6,700rpm. The maximum torque of 420 Nm (309.78 lb-ft) is available between 1,500 and 5,200 rpm. The 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence, supported by the geometry of the air induction and exhaust systems, generates a sporty engine sound. Drivers can influence the flap control for the exhaust system and the accelerator characteristic by choosing one of the modes auto, comfort and dynamic using the standard Audi drive select system. In the dynamic mode, engine response is sharper and the engine sound more intensive.

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The new Audi RS 6 Avant is powered by twinturbo V8
By December 7, 2012 Read More →

The new Audi RS 6 Avant is powered by twinturbo V8

The new Audi RS 6 Avant offers groundbreaking performance and everyday usability. It is lighter and more efficient than the previous model, and performance has been improved once again. The 4.0-litre twinturbo V8 delivers 560 hp and 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft) of torque. The 4.0 TFSI accelerates the new Audi RS 6 Avant from zero to 100 km/h in a 3.9 seconds. In the standard configuration, top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. This is increased to 280 km/h with the optional Dynamic package. With the Dynamic plus package, Audi reigns in the engine only upon reaching 305 km/h (189.52 mph). The 4.0 TFSI delivers a sporty, full-throated sound. Switchable flaps in the exhaust system make the sound even fuller, if desired. Audi also offers an optional sport exhaust system.

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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.

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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2012 Audi RS 5 Coupe
By March 14, 2012 Read More →

2012 Audi RS 5 Coupe

Like the entire A5 family, the Audi RS 5 Coupe was also refreshed recently. The road stance is now even more athletic, and the cabin also received some subtle updates. The Audi RS 5 Coupe is an elite athlete. Its 4.2 FSI engine, a high-revving, normally aspirated V8, produces 331 kW (450 hp) at 8250rpm, with the peak torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) available between 4000 and 6000rpm. The high-performance coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4,5 seconds. Audi will increase the electronically governed top speed to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request.

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