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ABT Sportsline Gets the Audi A5 Cabriolet Ready for Summer

ABT Sportsline Gets the Audi A5 Cabriolet Ready for Summer

Drop that top and soak up the sun. Temperatures are rising and the sun is shining. It’s the perfect time of year for a convertible, and ABT Sportsline is getting the Audi A5 Cabriolet ready for some fun with a range of engine upgrades, aero, wheels, and more. First up and the most fun part of the program are the new engine tunes coming from the specially-developed ABT Power “New Generation” control unit. The 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged inline-four gets a boost up to 252 horsepower and 325 lb-ft. of torque – an increase in over 30-percent. For the smaller 2.0 TDI engine with 190 horsepower, stock, ABT Sportsline…Read entire story

Audi TT RS-R by ABT Sportsline

Audi TT RS-R by ABT Sportsline

The story of the Audi TT RS dates back to 2009 when it was conceived to serve as the range-topping variant of the automaker’s family of TT sports cars. Eight years and a generation change later, the TT RS remains as the embodiment of Audi performance mixed in with an affordable price tag. Yes, there’s the R8 supercar now too, but those bad boys easily fetch six figures in base form. The TT, for all intents and purposes, has served as Audi’s everyman sports car, and the TT RS is becoming the most desirable of the lot.It’s only fitting, then, that just months after the …Read entire story

ABT Reveal Their Bonkers Special Edition Audi TT RS-R

ABT Reveal Their Bonkers Special Edition Audi TT RS-R

The Geneva Motor Show is around the corner and if you pop past ABT Sportsline stand, you will see this limited edition Audi TT RS dubbed the TT RS-R.They will only make 50 units of this little devil and I say devil because the 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine has been tinkered with to pump out a seriously impressive 493 hp and 570 Nm of torque. This equates to a 100 hp gain over the stock TT RS and is achieved by optimizing the motor management. The standard TT RS can hit 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds so with this power boost expect it to …Read entire story

Audi RS3 Sportback Facelift Gets 400 HP

Audi RS3 Sportback Facelift Gets 400 HP

Last April we saw the facelifted A3 and S3 but now Audi think it is a good time to present to us the updated and upgraded RS3 Sportback. To cut a long story short, the facelifted uber-hatch now pumps out 395 hp which is the same as the new RS3 Sedan. Here is what you need to know;2.5-litre turbocharged engine pushing 395hp and 480Nm of torqueOnly available with S-tronic seven-speed box and Quattro0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds (improvement of 0.2 seconds)Top speed limited to 250km/hExterior changes mimic those from the sporty S3 with new headlights (with optional matrix LED operation), a more angular surround for the single-frame grille, reprofiled bumpers with a redesigned front blade and tweaked rear diffuser in the…Read entire story

Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program

Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program

Audi Sport has not ruled out developing a small-volume quattro ‘hypercar’ to sit above the mid-engined R8 V10 and rival the imminent, Formula One-derived Mercedes-AMG Project One. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Bathurst 12 Hours GT3 enduro race, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said there was potential for a flagship model that tests the value of the brand, a la the in-development, Formula One-engined AMG Project One. Audi Sport — formerly known as quattro GmbH — is the division responsible for Audi’s R8 and RS-badged road cars, and various racing programs. Before taking the reins a year ago, Winkelmann …Read entire story

Featured Fitment: Audi R8 with PUR RS05.V2 Wheels

Featured Fitment: Audi R8 with PUR RS05.V2 Wheels

Limited Edition. The Audi R8 and its modern, high-tech exterior design has a certain presence on the road that’s hard to ignore. This dark and sinister black and carbon fiber Audi R8 from Seattle, WA with exclusive PUR RS05.V2 forged wheels is downright diabolical. This Audi R8 isn’t your usual ‘Featured Fitment’ special. The all-wheel drive exotic sports a set of limited-edition PUR RS05.V2 forged wheels that completely transform the look of the R8. Limited to just 25 units, the PUR RS05.V2 wheels have a unique, jagged five-spoke design with a turbine twist that reflects the speed and power of the Audi R8. Special…Read entire story

2017 NAIAS – Audi pulls the sheets off of the new Q8 Concept

2017 NAIAS – Audi pulls the sheets off of the new Q8 Concept

Ingolstadt’s finest reveals a new concept that previews the much-anticipated Q8 luxury full-size crossover at the 2017 NAIAS. What’s going on? Over the past year or so, Audi’s been hinting strongly at the prospect of an all-new full-size crossover. The idea is to have its new SUV sit above the Q7, which moved down to become the company’s midsize offering. Now, Audi finally materialized a concept in the form of the Audi Q8 Concept. And they just unveiled it at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. What’s cool about it? Usually with crossovers, there isn’t much in the form of “cool.” But the Audi Q8 has some neat tech with its power and drivetrain. The…Read entire story

Automated Driver, Closed Course: We Ride in Audi and Nvidia’s Self-Driving Q7

Automated Driver, Closed Course: We Ride in Audi and Nvidia’s Self-Driving Q7

-A fully autonomous vehicle on the market by 2020: That’s the stated goal of Audi and Nvidia. The two companies formally announced their partnership at the 2017 CES technology show in Las Vegas, where the duo marked the occasion by bringing a self-driving Audi Q7 to the show.-Wrapped in splashy graphics and fitted with Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 artificial-intelligence platform, the autonomous Q7 Deep Learning concept relies on neural networks and deep learning to achieve an understanding of its surrounding environment—a dynamism missing in preprogrammed systems—by taking in information during driving sessions initially completed by a human user. Despite this achievement, both Audi and Nvidia acknowledge the current …Read entire story

Lucid Air breezes into the luxury EV club

Lucid Air breezes into the luxury EV club

by Lem Bingley Tesla Motors has a new rival called Lucid Motors, which has just revealed the shape of its Model S competitor. The Lucid Air is a sleek, four-door, pure-electric saloon with a smoothly contoured design. It is due to begin production at the end of 2018. Like Tesla, Lucid is a startup based in California’s Silicon Valley and it appears to have followed many other elements of the successful Tesla playbook. The Lucid Air will be an upmarket EV initially costing around $100,000 for a well-equipped model. Engineering details remain sketchy but Lucid appears to employ a similar technical…Read entire story

Audi Accused of Emission Software Cheat… Again

Audi Accused of Emission Software Cheat… Again

Audi delivered more than 17,700 vehicles in October as the German automaker hit its 70th straight month of sales increases. The fastest-selling Audis are the A4 sedan and Q7 SUV, while the smaller Q3 is building some serious momentum. Audi is a success story in America and is one of the top luxury brands sold here, in spite of being part of Volkswagen’s now-infamous diesel emission scandal last year. If Audi can weather one emission-related scam, can it possibly escape two unscathed? Looks like we’re about to find out. Automotive News, thanks to German news outlet Bild am Sonntag, said that U.S. regulators found software in some Audi…Read entire story

2017 Audi Q7 2.0 is $5,800 cheaper than the least-expensive V6

2017 Audi Q7 2.0 is $5,800 cheaper than the least-expensive V6

Filed under: Audi,United States,SUV,Luxury It’s slower and tows less, but it’s also more efficient.Continue reading 2017 Audi Q7 2.0 is $5,800 cheaper than the least-expensive V6 2017 Audi Q7 2.0 is $5,800 cheaper than the least-expensive V6 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story

Live Shots Of The Audi RS3 LMS Look Even Better

Live Shots Of The Audi RS3 LMS Look Even Better

We saw the press shots of the epic little RS3 LMS race car yesterday and now thanks to AutoEvolution, we can see some ‘live’ pics from the Paris Motor Show. Those press shots looked good but how much better does it look in the metal? Damn I hope someone makes one of these road-legal and hits the streets in it.Read entire story

Report: Audi pitches A9 E-Tron as a competitor to the Tesla Model S

Report: Audi pitches A9 E-Tron as a competitor to the Tesla Model S

Audi is helping to perpetuate Volkswagen AG’s offensive of introducing more electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to help shove the recent Dieselgate scandal under the rug. Part of this includes a car to compete directly with Tesla and it’s tentatively called the A9 E-Tron. In a recent report from AutoCar, word is that Audi’s A9 E-Tron will be a fully electric luxury sedan. And although Audi insiders didn’t specifically mention what specific Tesla model the new A9 will compete with, the fact that the A9 has been rumored to be a flagship sedan leaves the Model S as the only possible rival. Previously, the Audi A9 was anticipated to come to …Read entire story