Top-Selling Audi SUV, 2020 Audi Q5 Gets Efficient Boost With Plug-In Hybrid

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42107"] source: Audi of America TFSI® engine paired with powerful electric motor that can balance lively driving experience and efficiency EPA estimated 20-mile electric-only mode driving range can allow for many daily commutes to be completed with almost zero tailpipe emissions Upcoming Audi plug-in hybrid models will carry the “TFSI e” badging Audi of America introduces its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of its bestselling SUV, the ...

quattro Magazine q3_2019: S is for Safari

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42077"] words: Bradley Brownell, photos: Gil Folk for Folk Photography Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q3_2019 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. This 1995 Audi S6 has led an interesting life. Based on the copious records, that came with the car, it has lived in Connecticut, California, Alaska, and Ohio. I purchased the car from a co-worker in 2012 in Ohio a...

Pricing Announced For 2020 Audi A8 TFSI e: Premium Flagship Sedan Merged With Efficient Plug-In Hybrid Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42007"] Powerful 3.0-liter TFSI® engine paired with electric motor produce estimated 443* horspower and 516* lb-ft of torque 1 kWh battery allows for EPA estimated 17 miles of electric-only, direct emmissions-free driving range and 54 MPGe Plug-in hybrid joins A8 V6, V8 and S8 variants to round out model line Joining the flagship sedan model line, the A8 TFSI e serves as the first plug-in hybrid variant of the A8. Combining the comfort and pre...

Spy Photos of the Audi S3 Sedan in the Snow Plus Audi A3 Sedan (Almost) Uncovered

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41991"] Our photographers spied the upcoming Audi S3 sedan during cold weather testing in Sweden. They also captured it hot weather testing last year. There is not much changed regarding the camouflage on the S3 Sedan but it’s always nice to see some fresh photos during the development and the first winter testing. Well the first winter testing where Audi allows us to shoot some photos while driving on public roads, most likely these Audi A3/S3...

Audi And Cromodora: Cooperation For A Sustainable And Cost-Effective Wheel Plant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41977"] source: Audi AG Special long-term strategic cooperation of up to ten years Construction of a new wheel factory in Eastern Europe Focus on carbon-reduced production with optimized costs Working together in new ways: Audi and the wheel maker Cromodora have made an agreement for an especially long-term cooperative undertaking that will last for up to ten years. Cromodora will build a new wheel plant in Eastern Europe...

Audi and FC Bayern Heading Toward The Future Together

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41974"] source: Audi AG Premium brands extend collaboration until 2029 Players of FC Bayern München to drive Audi e-tron Hildegard Wortmann, Board of Management Member of AUDI AG for Marketing and Sales: “Linking of two strong brands that stand for premium experiences” Audi and FC Bayern München are heading toward the future together: The two premium brands have been forming a strong team since 2002, and have prolo...

AZ Euros Buys Paul Walker’s B5 S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41960"] words: Bill, photos: AZ Euros, Barrett-Jackson When we found out that Paul Walker's 2000 Audi B5 S4 was going to auction, we figured it would disappear into someone's private collection and we would never know who bought it or if we'd ever see it again. Well, we know who bought it thanks to Facebook: AZ Euros. They proudly posted that they won the auction and at a good price considering ($27,000). Congratulations to them and here's hoping...

2020 Audi A5 Brings Refreshed Design And Innovative Technology To Model Line

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41851"] source: Audi of America A5 exterior design revamped to emphasize a sporty aesthetic and harmonious body line New MIB 3 infotainment system offers drivers a 10.1” touch screen and enhanced computing power Updated design and benchmark infotainment are just some of the highlights of 2020 A5 models, on sale in Q1 The second generation of the A5 model line has been updated in 2020 with elements of the new design language from flagship mode...

2020 Audi A4: Brand’s Bestselling Sedan With Sharpened Design, Enhanced Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41796"] source: Audi of America First model to feature the brand’s all-new MIB 3 infotainment system Striking exterior design gives compact model more dynamic presence On sale now, 2020 A4 models highlight benchmark infotainment, driver assistance systems The A4 represents the bestselling sedan in Audi history and now for 2020, Audi has made the full model line – including the A4 sedan, A4 allroad and S4 – even sportier and more cutting e...

Formula E Begins The New Year In Santiago

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41712"] source: Audi Sport Audi drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi set upon clinching trophies in Chile Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler most successful team after 60 Formula E races Team Principal Allan McNish: “Want to take the momentum from Riyadh with us” The Christmas break is over: Next Saturday (January 18), Formula E will enter the third in a total of 14 races this season in Santiago de Chile. After having clinched its first trophy ...

Find of the Day: New German Performance 2001 Audi B5 S4 Racecar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41730"] words: Bill, photos: New German Performance If you've ever been at a track day with the Audi Club Potomac-Chesapeake or Waterfest or H2Oi or etc etc, you've probably seen the big trailer of New German Performance (NGP)...it's kind of hard to miss. And with that trailer providing track-side support for the participants, you've probably seen a silver B5 S4 with blue/grey/black vertical strips snarling its way around the track and wished it ...

Audi Sport With Strong Lineup For Tenth Bathurst Anniversary

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41691"] source: Audi Sport Intercontinental GT Challenge kicks off in Australia Five Audi R8 LMS on the grid of 12-hour race Audi Sport targets fourth overall victory For the first time, Audi Sport Team Valvoline is tackling the most important endurance race in Australia with three Audi R8 LMS. At the opening event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), the only worldwide GT3 racing series, eight Audi Sport drivers will be on the grid ...

Sport, Meet Utility: 2020 Audi SQ7 And SQ8 SUVs Coming To The US Delivering Premium Performance And Utility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41664"] source: Audi of America Packing 500 horsepower, 4.0-liter TFSI® V8 engines, Audi SQ7, SQ8 to make late spring U.S. arrival Electromechanical active roll stabilization available for added dynamic capabilities and comfort as well as standard all-wheel steering SQ7, SQ8 receive full S model performance design elements like Alu-optic trim and quad exhaust pipes The 2020 Audi SQ7 and SQ8 premium SUVs are coming to the U.S. in late spring eq...

Audi Will Not Be Attending The 2020 New York International Auto Show

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41575"] words: Bill, photos: George Achorn, Bill Cho, Denis Podmarkov For the past several years, quattro Magazine editor-in-chief, George Achorn, and I would make the trek up to New York City. The city in early-mid April is a great time to be there...the winter chill is mostly gone as is the snow, residents and tourists alike flood the streets, and the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center kicks off the auto show circuit in Nor...

Two Podium Finishes And Class Victory For Audi Sport In Dubai

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41418"] source: Audi Sport Dubai 24 Hours stopped due to heavy rain Podiums for Car Collection Motorsport and MS7 by WRT Class victory for AC Motorsport with Audi RS 3 LMS Heavy rain and a flooded track meant that the organizers of the Dubai 24 Hours had to end the event early with the red flag after 7:17 hours of racing and 168 driven laps. At this time, Team Car Collection Motorsport with the Audi R8 LMS was in the overall runner-up’s sp...

Complete Aero Package Now Available For 510hp ABT SQ8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41402"] source: ABT Sportsline As of January 2020, the Audi SQ8 can pack an even greater punch. How come? ABT Sportsline now offers a complete aero package for the superlative SUV. Since November 2019, the Audi SQ8 can be equipped upon request with an ABT Power performance upgrade from the bavarian company. In this context, the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control boosts the eight-cylinder 4.0 TDI from 435 hp (320 kW) to 510 hp (375 kW). At ...

quattro Magazine q4_2019: Event Report – Eurokracy 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34503"] words: George Achorn, photos: George Achorn, Ray Reyes Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. As North American Audi tuning events go, Eurokracy is a bit of a time machine. While some of America’s largest tuning shows have hit speedbumps over the last few years with venue changes and the like, Canada’s Eurokracy re...

#ThrowbackThursday: Audi Avantissimo Concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41297"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Back in 2001 at the International Automobile Exhibit in Frankfurt (IAA), Audi presented the Avantissimo concept study. If you haven't heard about the Avantissimo concept before, you're forgiven. You see, the date that it was revealed on was September 11, 2001... Our own quattro Magazine editor-in-chief, George Achorn, was there though he was covering it for his former website, fortitude.com. Nobody was paying...

Automobili Lamborghini Is First Automaker To Incorporate Full In-Car Control By Amazon Alexa

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41278"] source: Automobili Lamborghini Automobili Lamborghini incorporates Alexa in its Huracán EVO range in 2020, enhancing its super sports car driving experience with the cloud-based voice service from Amazon. The first Huracán EVO equipped with Alexa is on display at the global stage for innovation, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from January 7-10, 2020. In the Huracán EVO, Lamborghini introduced a connected infotainment syste...

2020 Bentley Motorsport Programme To Be Biggest Yet

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41273"] source: Bentley Motorsport Customer racing programme set to be larger than ever before Bentley Motorsport Academy driver assessments underway Bentley Team M-Sport to enter Intercontinental GT Challenge, focusing on car development and customer support K-PAX Racing to enter GT World Challenge Europe (Crewe, 9th January 2020) – Bentley Motorsport’s 2020 programme is set to be its largest yet, with elite customer tea...