Posts Tagged: quattro

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: 2014 Audi S3 Sportback
By November 11, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Audi S3 Sportback

Audi just keeps pushing more power out from its 2.0 TFSI engine. In the new 2014 Audi S3, the four cylinder engine delivers whopping 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. Actually, this 2.0 TFSI in the new Audi S3 isn’t the same power source as used before, but a completely new engine which have been developed specifically for the new Audi S3.

Road Test: 2013 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic
By October 28, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic

Excluding the Audi S6 and RS 6 models, the most powerful petrol engined Audi A6 is the 3.0 TFSI. It is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 producing 228 kW (310 hp) and 440 Nm. This V6 engine is charged, but this time the T doesn’t stand for turbo. This can be a bit misleading because the 2.0 TFSI is turbocharged, but this 3.0 TFSI is actually supercharged.

Audi nanuk quattro concept
By September 17, 2013 Read More →

Audi nanuk quattro concept

Audi developed the Audi nanuk quattro concept show car in collaboration with the designers from Italdesign Giugiaro. The two-seater is powered by a newly developed V10 TDI installed longitudinally in front of the rear axle. The powerful 5.0-liter diesel engine produces over 400 kW (544 hp) and delivers 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft from just 1,500 rpm. Its twin-turbo register charging unit is controlled via the Audi valvelift system (AVS). The common rail system operates at an injection pressure of 2,500 bar. A beefed-up seven-speed S tronic located behind the engine transfers the torque to a specially designed quattro drivetrain.

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Road Test: 2013 Audi SQ5 3.0 BiTDI quattro
By June 17, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi SQ5 3.0 BiTDI quattro

At first glance, you wouldn’t guess that this SUV is diesel engined. Its sporty looks and the V6 T badges on the front fenders give you the idea of a powerful petrol engine. Well, this would be true if we we’re on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, as in the US this car comes with the 3.0 TFSI petrol engine. However, here in Europe the new Audi SQ5 is powered by a diesel engine.

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.

Road Test: 2013 Audi A1 quattro
By January 14, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi A1 quattro

By borrowing parts from the Audi TTS and fitting them to the compact body of the A1, Audi has created a real driver’s edition. The new Audi A1 quattro is produced only as a limited-edition with just 333 cars available worldwide. We got a change to drive one of the three cars destined to Finland.

Road Test: 2013 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI quattro
By December 17, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI quattro

For the new Audi A6 Avant, the 3.0-litre, V6 diesel engine is available in three variants. The basic version with 204 hp and 450 Nm provides an enjoyable performance for a big car with an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h taking 7,2 seconds. The next version with 245 hp and 580 Nm makes the A6 a performance wagon with a sprint time of 6,3 seconds. However, this third version makes the Audi A6 Avant to accelerate like a sports car.

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.

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.