• 06Dec
    Categories: Audi, Audi RS6 Comments: 0

    In case you are cruising on the highway and see this car on your rear view mirror, you really do not need to move over. It will surely get past you. Your kids will even say, “Dad, that car is way faster than us”, and will throw out a wave and a smile to the 2014 Audi RS6 Avant. Some new images of the new vehicle got leaked out of the internet recently and surely has created some buzz.

    2014-audi-rs-6-avantThe 2014 RS 6 Avant sports a 4.0-L V-8 powerplant that can bring out 560 horsepower without a sweat. It can blast from 0 to 62 mph in a matter of 3.9 seconds. That number puts it in the territory of the Corvette ZR1 and to think it has a backseat and a decent amount of cargo space. The new RS 6 Avant is also lighter by as much as 220 pounds than its older sibling.

    As how Audi does it, the Quattro AWD system is responsible for the acceleration and somehow provides the all-weather driving capability. You really do not want to go 189.5 miles an hour on a snow-covered road but we are just saying that this ride can do it.

    The powerful twin-turbo engine can get to its peak power not only on a single point of the rev meter but between the whole range of 5,700 and 6,700 rpm. You can tap into its peak torque starting at 1,750 rpm and can sustain it through 5,500 rpm. It gets all of the compressed air it needs from the twin-scroll engine turbos installed at the V of the engine block together with an intercooler.

    The standard model of the 2014 RS 6 can get to a top speed of 155 mph and that is electronically limited. Bring to the equation the Dynamic package and you can expect it to jump to 174 mph. The Dynamic Plus setup can boost the numbers to 189.5 mph.

    Despite the great acceleration, the Audi RS 6 Avant manages to have a fuel mileage of 24 miles a gallon by US standards.

  • 11Oct
    Categories: Audi, Audi A3 Comments: 0

    During the recent auto show in Paris, German car manufacturer Audi unveiled the newest version of the A3 Sportback, which is actually the 5-door version of the A3 hatch that was released earlier this year. Audi is yet to officially confirm if these variants will be rolled out to the U.S. market as they away the official unveiling of the A3 sedan during the auto show in Los Angeles this coming November.
    As of now, what is clear is that the A3 sedan will be offered in the U.S. and the its hatchback on a wait and see game as its kind is not very popular in the luxury segment of the industry. Recent buzz in the car world though says that the A3 Sportback will be joining its cousin, the A3 sedan, in the U.S. There is also a big possibility for the production of an A3 convertible. The latest report also confirmed that the chances of the hatchback making it the U.S. shore has very slim chances.

    The A3 is being brought to the showrooms in the U.S. to help the brand face the smaller cars being fielded by other luxury brands like the Mercedes-Benz and BMW. It is also to answer the demand of current Audi A3 owners who want to upgrade to a newer model.

    The A3s will have gasoline engines, diesel powerplants, hybrid options, and an all electric version. The entry-level vehicle will get a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can deliver around 220 horses. There is also a 2.0L TDI that has an output of 140 horses.

    There will also be the more potent version just like the recently unveiled S3 that has a rating of 296HP. An RS 3 version will have a whopping 400 horses. The consumers in the United States have missed on the RS 3 that makes use of a 5-cylinder turbocharged engine that is also used on the TT RS and can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

    It looks like that Audi listed to its fans and will finally roll out cooler versions of the A3 to different markets across the globe.

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  • 10Jul
    Categories: Audi, Audi TT Comments: 0

    auditts-linecompAudi is pumping up the character of its range a notch up with the introduction of the special edition of the TT Coupe S Line Competition. It will be available for all power versions up to the 211 horsepower variant. The special edition vehicle will mix all the characteristics of the S line exterior and sport package plus blend in some exclusive feature for some extra cost.

    The special edition vehicle does not deny its exclusive status. The exterior package of the S Line boasts of specially crafted bumpers, side sills, and air inlets. There’s also a good dose of S line badges, special trims for its tailpipes, and a unique diffuser insert. On the Audi TT RS, there is also a fixed wing on the rear. Excellent visibility is aided by the Xenon plus headlamps and the daytime LED lights.

    Audi can also give consumers paint finishes like Misano Red, Daytona Gray, and Samoa Orange at no extra cost. The cool black styling of the special package gives the grille a high gloss frame in black, while the grille insert, frame of the license plate, and the application on the fog light are in matt black. The mirror housings, front bumper blade, diffuser insert, wing spoiler on the rear, and tailpipe trims are also in glossy black.

    The interior of the special edition gives consumers a leather package, aluminum trim, special door sills, sport seats, and a shorter shift travel for the manual gearbox. Just like with the TT RS, the design of the multifunction steering wheel comes in leather and is flattened on the bottom.

    The seats are hugged by perforated Alcantara looking great in combo with black leather featuring silver stitches to provide some contrast. The back rest boasts of the S line emblems. Black dominates the interior accented by brushed aluminum in matt finish.

    The special edition of the TT Coupe S Line Competition is now available across the globe with a sticker price of roughly $5,410 in Europe. The package will save you about 50% compared to buying packages separately.

  • 23Apr
    Categories: Audi Comments: 0

    Audi Renovatio T500Tushek, a small firm based in Slovenia, recently announced that it will unwrap a supercar during the Top Marques Monaco auto show this coming April.

    The supercar will be known as the Renovatio T500. The car is a creation of the brand founder, Aljosa Tusek and was designed following the obsession for lightweight materials and the race specifications to give that superb driving experience. The fast ride takes the shape of a convertible two-seater with a hardtop that can be removed when one pleases.

    The chassis of the Renovatio T500 is crafted from an alloy made of chromium-molybdenum and has incorporated a roll cage. The body of the car is made from carbon composites and carbon fiber materials. The curb weight of the car is pretty low , tipping the scale at 2,497 pounds.

    When you look at the Renovatio T500 from an angle, you might say the lines look like Lotus with the scissor doors of course from Lamborghini. The tail end of the car sports a huge spoiler which can easily be adjusted by flicking a switch.

    Buyers of the Renovatio T500 has a wide range of colors to choose from. You can visit the website of Tushek to see the finish that suits you.

    The interior of the car is very simple and clearly built to race. The passengers will be hugged by bucket seats. The driver also gets a panel of digital gauges which also allows him to track the time of his run. The other gauges on the dashboard include those for oil pressure, water temperature, and oil temperature.

    The supercar from Slovenia will be powered by an engine from Audi. The sourced powerplant is a 4.2L 32-valve monster coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine can output 450 horsepower with a torque of 315 pound feet. Tushek claims that a 0 to 62miles/h sprint will only need 3.7 seconds. The top speed of the Renovatio T500 is claimed to be 193 miles/h.

    The owner of the firm compares driving the Renovatio T500 to a night spent with a beautiful lover.

    The auto show in Monaco will be having a test track so it will be nice to see how this new supercar will perform and how potential buyers can verify what the carmaker has been saying.

    There is no word yet about the tag price of the Renovatio T500 nor is there an announcement about the date of delivery of the first units. We are pretty sure we can expect more information before the Monaco car show kicks off.

    The company is also working on the Forego T700 believed to be another of its supercars. The vehicle is still on the development phase but should be ready by 2013.

  • 16Jan
    Categories: Audi, Audi A6 Comments: 0

    Audi fans sure have good smiles this week as new Audi wagons were one by one unwrapped during the Detroit Motor Show. The first to be unveiled is the concept car Q3 Vail which will be hitting the production line by the third quarter of this year. The next edition of the A4 Allroad was also rolled out during the show. And the latest reveal is the new version of the A6 Allroad Quattro.

    The new A6 Allroad actually stretches the capability of the Avant and giving it the off-road capability the sure performs well beyond the asphalt. The overall performance also improves with better fuel consumption jump of as much as twenty percent.

    The new Audi A6 Allroad is a bit bigger than the Avant with dimensions of 4.94 m x 1.9m x 1.47m. The body is true to Audi’s principle of lightweight architecture with about 20% of the body made from aluminum components. The A6 tips the scales 154 lbs lighter than its older sibling.

    The design lines also gives the vehicle a very distinct stance with sharp lines serving as margins for the taut srufaces plus the roofline blending well with the D-pillars. The head and tail lights has an option to use advanced LED technology. The car’s exhaust system ends up with two big and flat tailpipes.

    The interior of the car has a lot of space attributed to the 2.91 meters of wheelbase. The foce.us is clearly on elegance, ergonomics, and craftsmanship. The compartment of the A6 Allroad can carry about 565 liters of luggage that can be increased to 1,680 liters when you fold the rear seats.

    It also boasts of a high end infotainment system which has the MMI navigation, 8-inch monitor, and Bang & Olufsen sound system as its primary components.

    The Audi A6 Allroad will give consumers four options of 3.0L V6 engine with direct injection and turbocharging.. There will be one TFSI engine running on gas and the three TDI powerplants.

    The TFSI engine will be able to output 310 horsepower bring the car from 0 to 100 kph in a matter of 5.9 seconds. The TDI variants will offer 204hp, 245 hp, or 313 hp. The most powerful TDI is paired with the 8-speed triptronic gearbox while the other engines are coupled with the S tronic transmission with seven speeds.

  • 20Oct
    Categories: Audi Comments: 0

    Car manufacturers who have been looking into making their vehicles lighter makes use of carbon fiber in the recent years but it is not really the only material that they can tap to, Audi will be making use of aluminum in the next production of Audi R8 that will roll out in 2014.

    The second generation Audi R8 will be donning a combo of carbon fiber and aluminum. This was revealed during a recent interview of Audi top engineer Michael Dick. The choice might be odd considering that Audi has a close tie with Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini which has a monocoque configuration made of carbon fiber for the Aventador, and that they have to face a tough McLaren competition in the market. The Audi executive though explained that the combination of the two materials may actually end up even better.

    The production of the Audi R8′s hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber structure will actually cost more but  it will be lighter than the current monocoque that we know of today.  Using the combination of the two materials, Audi promises to have the R8 lighter by about 45 pounds to the current R8 which hits the scales at 490 pounds.

    The body work, components of the engine, suspension system, and electronics are also expected to make use of lighter materials to be consistent with the goal of the car manufacturer to make the new Audi R8 the lightest in its segment.  The R8 will try to catch up with the 2012 911 of Porsche by the Volkswagen Group that is around 350 pounds lighter than the R8 now.

    The rigidity of the Audi R8 will also improve by 30% or about 29,498 lb-ft in every degree. This number is a lot better than the 458 Italia by Ferrari and the Aventador of Lamborghini.

    Audi is not releasing a lot of details about the new R8 but it might be getting a V8 with twin-turbo  which was recently used for the S8, S7 and S6.

  • 21Aug
    Categories: Audi Comments: 0

    German car manufacturer, Audi, has released the official sketches of their brand new electric concept car that will make its debut appearance at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

    The new electric concept car is called the Urban Concept, which is a two-seater unit intended for city driving. Inside Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, they’re calling this car the “future mobility project.”

    The new Urban Concept car is being geared towards a new range of models that are intended for city driving. This new range will go into head-to-head competition with the BMW’s i models and Mercedes-Benz’s Smart models. According to official word from Germany, the Urban Concept Car is really not intended for production.

    In the center of the new range models is the Audi A2. Insider reports suggest that the redesigned A2 will be released with a plug-in electric drivelines as well as a range-extender features.

    Insiders suggest that the Urban Concept car took inspiration from other German cars like the famed three-seater Messerschmitt Kabinenroller, which is commonly known as the Bubble Car.

    Other German models like the Isetta 250 and Goggomobil T250 are also seen influential in the Urban Concept car by Audi that combines traditional design details from old favorites. There’s the angular headlights, loud shoulder, aeronautical-based designed cues, and big single-frame grille look. You won’t find doors in the Urban Concept, rather there’s the roof section features a canopy where entry is made through a narrow cabin.

    According to the Audi press release, the Urban Concept car is a plug-in electric car that is powered by two electric motors.

  • 28Jul
    Categories: Audi, Audi S5 Comments: 0

    While the Audi A5 continues to get a revamped look every now and then, the German automaker recently revealed the upgraded versions of the S5 lineup, which is the bolder and sportier version of its 2012 A5 lineup. The S5 lineup is available in 3 types—sportback, cabriolet, and coupe. Perhaps the most significant upgrade the S5 lineup got is its new 3.0-liter V-6 supercharged engine, the same one that’s attached to the S5s Convertible and the Sportback. The S5 used to carry a 4.2-liter V8 engine that has 354 ponies and 324.5 lb-ft of torque.

    The new S5 engine, which is a 3.0 TSI, is packed with 333 ponies and the same torque value. This new engine pushes the revamped S5 Coupe to an impressive 62mph in just 4.9 seconds, which is significantly 0.2 seconds faster compared to the old V-8 engine model. With the new S5 engine in place, the car has a top speed of 155mph or 250 km/h.

    The amazing part is that the new V-6 engine model not only improves the car’s performance in terms of speed but also lowers the fuel consumption by up to 20 percent per 100 kilometers.

    We’ve spent enough time under the hood, now let’s talk about other upgrades on the S5 model. The old model has a 4-wheel drive system. The new model now has the so-called “crown-gear center differential.” There’s also a new electromechanical power steering mechanism involved in the new model plus some distinct changes in the body details, front lights, pain finishes and trim.

  • 02Feb
    Categories: Audi Q3 Comments: 0

    Audi fans have been eagerly awaiting the official launch of the Q3 crossover from Audi and details are being revealed as the unveiling nears. The Audi Q3 is designed to meet head on the BLK or GLC from Mercedes-Benz and the X1 from BMW.

    Spy images are very scarce on the internet but the Q3 is expected to have the design lines of the Cross Coupe concept that was exhibited during the Shanghai auto show back in 2007. Earlier spy photos of the Q3 protoype hint of a prominent grille, distinct headlamps, and sloped roofline. The smalles SUV will be deriving its DNA from the platform of the VW Tiguan with a suspension system tuned to make the riding experience sportier.

    The Audi Q3 will have three engine options. Consumers can opt for the 2.0L TFSI that gives out 168 hp or 208 hp. Another option will be the 2.0L TDI that produces 168 hp. These powerplants will be mated to the usual Audi transmisision choices. Carbon dioxide emissions may hit 158 grams per kilometer through 184 g/km.

    The Audi Q3 might be unveiled during the upcoming motor show in Frankfurt with first deliveries in Germany on September or October. The Audi Q3 will be marketed side by side Audi’s bigger SUVs the Q5 and the Q7. Production will likely take place at the Seat plant in Spain.

  • 21Jun
    Categories: Le Mans Comments: 0

    p17 Audi Le MansEveryone was shocked when Audi dominated the podium of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Audi actually claimed all podium position finishing 1-2-3 after the challenge of Peugeot collapsed.

    It was an unfortunate scenario for Peugeot which seemed to be on its way to victory when issues on reliability haunted the 908s during the race and all of the Peugeots go into halt before the finish line.

    With the collapse of the Peugeot attack, the Audi R15s which struggled with the Peugeots from start of the race just stepped on the pedal to complete the remaining laps.

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