Video of the Day: Audi RS 4 Avant vs RS Q8 vs RS Q3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47940"] words: Bill, photo: carwow It's been awhile since we've seen Mat Watson but he's come back with a winner. Last time, he raced an Audi RS 6 Avant against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. This time, he's in an RS 4 and he's challenging an RS Q8 and an RS Q3 in a drag. I know which one I would want no matter where it ends up. Watch all the fun below. [embed]https://youtu.be/AEKgLM8ZudQ[/embed]

Britta Seeger Meets Hildegard Wortmann: A Conversation About Driving Fun, Emancipation, and Strategy

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47936"] source: Mercedes-Benz.com From: DRIVE, Stuttgarter Zeitung Supplement, May/June 2020. Interview: Mirella Sidro. Photos: Philipp Mueller. As members of the management board of Daimler AG and Audi AG, Britta Seeger and Hildegard Wortmann represent the growing number of female managers who are putting their stamp on the auto industry. A conversation about driving fun, emancipation and strategy. DRIVE : Ms Seeger, Ms Wortmann, what was yo...

Find of the Day: 2002 Audi allroad – Winner of the Beater Category

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47929"] words: Bill, photos: Craigslist In Episode 4 of our weekly Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition, our 1st category was Beaters under $3,000. I figured we would get some hilarious Audi that really defined the word Beater but I was wrong. Will Barber, Audi e-commerce guru and all around good guy, pulled this almost-pristine Highland Green 2002 Audi allroad out of his hat. As you can see, this ain't no beater. Here's the (very short a...

Find of the Day: 2003 Goodwood Green Audi S6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47919"] words: Bill, photos: Chris Holt I was scrolling through Facebook trying to find my next picks for our weekly Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition livestream when I ran across this. I knew that it would probably be gone before Friday so I decided to present it here. What you are looking at is a 1 of 2 Goodwood Green with Ebony/Alcantara S6 Avant. It was the color combo that attracted me to this Avant...a lot of green cars in the 90s/early 00...

Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition Episode 3 Recap and a Preview of Episode 4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47901"] words: Bill Episode 3 went just as we planned; guests bringing multiple cars for a single car category, me breaking my own rules...you know, the normal stuff. Episode 3 featured guests Javad Shadzi, Founder and President of 034 (zero-three-four) Motorsport; Josh Paashaus, owner of Nothing Leaves Stock; and Ray Reyes, my personal chef at Audi Club events. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47907"] The 3 categories last wee...

Markus Duesmann launches “Artemis” project

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47895"] source: Audi A New Audi CEO and Volkswagen Board of Management Member for Group Research and Development creates agile unit for additional car projects Alex Hitzinger will establish and manage “Artemis” in Ingolstadt with use of the Group’s resources and technologies Hitzinger’s team is to implement a new lighthouse project for Audi in record time Two months after taking office as the new CEO at Audi, Markus Duesmann is setti...

Six Tips for Photographing Your Audi with Sam Evans

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47882"] source: Audi Magazine (Audi Australia) Film maker and photographer, Sam Evans, shares his tips on how to get the best shots of your Audi. The pros make it look easy, but capturing a car in all its glory can be one of the trickiest things to achieve for any budding photographer. Even sitting still, cars can be one of the most difficult subjects to shoot, given the numerous angles, reflective surfaces and light play across those surfaces...

Daniel Abt: My Statement About The Formula E Scandal

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47886"] words: Bill, photo: Audi Sport, video: Daniel Abt News came out this week that Daniel Abt was dropped by Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler for using a professional e-sport driver in his place during a Formula E Race at Home Challenge. On Tuesday, he released a statement on his YouTube channel explaining his side of the story. Basically, he said he and some other drivers were doing e-racing for the fans and raising money for UNICEF. He said t...

In The Beginning: Audi Type A

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47871"] source: Audi Magazine (Australia) The Audi Type A was the very first car built with the new Audi name...exactly 110 years ago. It is 110 years to the month since the very first Audi, the Audi Type A, first rolled off the production line and an automotive icon was born. It is May 1910 – 110 years ago – and the company Audi (Automobil-Werke m. B. H.) in Zwickau is just a month old. But it is a momentous occasion in the auto ...

Choice Gear: The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47835"] words: Bill, photos: LEGO Editor’s note: We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. This is one of them.  The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 was revealed in Frankfurt in September last year and LEGO worked closely with Lamborghini to produce this 1:8 scale LEGO Technic model. This kit contains 3,696 pieces and is a challenge for the LEGO enthusiast. [galle...

Spy Photos: First Photos of the Audi Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47817"] Audi is working on a facelift for the Q5 as there have been prototypes seen running around for awhile but in addition to a refreshed look, there is a new body style. What you see here is the first photos of the Audi Q5 Sportback. Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, this will be the third SUV/crossover with the sleeker and coupe-ish Sportback body style in the line-up (unless you count the Q8 that’s only available in the...

Tech Talk: Audi, Traffic Light Information and the Future of What—and How—to Drive

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47803"] source: Audi of America Editor’s Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about…well…the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a series ...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Dune Dancers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47777"] words: Ola Lereim of ableitet.no, Photo: Getty Images, José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Amongst endurance rallies, the original iteration of the Paris-Dakar Rally holds maybe the most enduring, where the contestants started off the new year in Paris, travelled across t...

Find of the Day: 2014 Audi exclusive Nogaro Blue RS 7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47762"] words: Bill, photos: Cars.com and German Cars for Sale This car may look familiar...it was one of the cars featured on our Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition livestream last week. What was astonishing to me was that this Audi exclusive Nogaro Blue over Crimson Red was in the Daily Driver segment where the price is capped at $50,000. That's right...you can get this RS 7 for under $50,000. I was astounded. I didn't even look at these for ...

Making of RS: How Audi Sport GMBH Shapes the Character of Its RS Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47741"] source: Audi Sport The RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are the dynamic spearheads of their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, effortless top performance, and a thrilling driving experience. This results from a relentless focus on minute details by the designers and development and test engineers, and it is perfected over numerous test drives a...

Oh Daniel…Abt Dropped by Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler For Using a Ringer in Formula E Race at Home Challenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41706"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport What's a professional race car driver to do when his season is cut short by the pandemic? Race in the virtual championship of his series. What's a professional race car driver NOT to do when e-racing? Use a ringer to race in his place. Word came out Sunday that Daniel Abt, who placed 3rd at the virtual Flughafen Tempelhof, was using Lorenz Hoerzing, a pro gamer who races in the FE Challenge series, a champi...

Drive-in Vincent van Gogh Art Exhibit in Toronto

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47731"] words: Bill, source: Smithsonian Magazine Editor's note: I took a little liberty with the original art...apologies to Vincent. Also, I know this has nothing to do with Audi but it's such a creative way of adapting to conditions that it prompted me to write about it. Shows and gatherings are pretty much on lockdown these days but what if you could combine your love of art and automobiles? Well then art lovers in Toronto are in for a treat....

concept corner: 2005 Audi allroad quattro concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47623"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Here in the States, we've had 2 allroad models: the A6 allroad (C5) and the A4 allroad (B8.5) but not at the same time. The B9 A4 allroad showed up as a 2017 model and the new A6 (C8), as a 2020 model, is finally here. Soon, a third Avant will join her sisters in the form of the RS 6 Avant. It's an exciting time for long roof lovers. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47608"] The production of t...

Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition Episode 2 Recap and a Preview of Episode 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47714"] words: Bill Episode 2 of Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition is done and once again, people played fast and light with the "rules". We did, however, have a structure that we adhered to: 1) Beater/Bargain: $5,000 or under 2) Daily: $50,000 cap and 3) Dream: no cap. Our ragtag band of guests included Ryan Compton, Audi Club Board member and hoarder of MK1 TTs; Tim Enders, former VWVortex/Fourtitude staff and Ducati rider who wants to motor a...

Sparking a Revolution – New Audi Plug-In Hybrid Models Built on Three Decades of Expertise

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47662"] source: Audi UK As Audi prepares to launch a range of new plug-in hybrid electric models in the UK, we take a look back at the company’s first hybrid model, the 100 Avant quattro Duo of 1989 Audi Duo paved the way for hybrid technology three decades ago Plug-in charging and energy-regenerative braking pioneered in 1989 Audi 100 Avant quattro Duo, which was followed by Audi 100 Avant Duo in 1991 and Audi A4 Avant Duo in 1997 Lessons lea...