The Audi A4: Even Sportier and Even More Cutting Edge

source: Audi AG Audi A4 bestseller embraces prestige of the full-size class with new design language Fully connected and with new MMI touch display Electrification with mild hybrid technology enhances comfort and efficiency S4 TDI combines for the first time V6 TDI engine with EPC and 48-volt main electrical system The A4 represents the core of the brand – after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize model even tauter and sportier. Its exterior is integrated into ...

Audi and Marvel: A Dynamic Duo

words: Aaron Plante Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Has Audi’s decade-long relationship with Tony Stark paid off? Suicidal Tendencies’ Institutionalized is blaring as Tony Stark works on his ’32 Ford in his garage. Pepper Potts unlocks the workshop door, simultaneously cutting the music, hounding Stark to get going. As he walks to the rear of the shop in the far corner, first in line from the exit ramp, sits a silver coupe with bla...

Three Podiums for the Audi R8 LMS

source: Audi Sport Third places in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Home round for Niels Langeveld in fourth FIA WTCR round Driver-line up set for the Suzuka 10 Hours Two teams from Audi Sport customer racing have each achieved their first podium finishes this season in two major GT racing series in Europe and Asia with the Audi R8 LMS. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Podium at Silverstone: Belgian Audi Club Team WRT cli...

“Journey Into The Unknown”: DTM Returns to Belgium

source: Audi Sport Popular touring car racing series to visit Zolder for the first time since 2002 Four-kilometer race track is regarded as highly challenging Local hero Robin Frijns calls the circuit: “Mini Nordschleife” Following the spectacular start to the new turbo era, DTM fans can already look forward to the next treat: this weekend (May 18/19), the popular touring car racing series is returning to its roots at Zolder, Belgium. The four-kil...

Formula E: No Race Luck in Monaco

source: Audi Sport No points for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler at the E-Prix in the Principality Audi Lucas di Grassi out of the race after a collision not of his own doing Daniel Abt loses eighth place due to a time penalty Lady luck was missing in the Monaco E-Prix for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi. Despite strong performances, neither of the Audi drivers scored points in the race. On the shortest track of the Formula E season, the qualifying sessions again play...

Seventh Win for Audi RS 3 LMS in FIA WTCR

source: Audi Sport First win of the season from Frédéric Vervisch and Comtoyou Team Audi Sport at the Slovakiaring Best weekend of the season so far for Audi Sport with 74 points All four Audi Sport drivers earn points for the first time Frédéric Vervisch and Comtoyou Team Audi Sport celebrated the seventh win for the Audi RS 3 LMS in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with Audi Sport customer racing at the Slovakiaring. At the third race weekend of the 2019 sea...

The Audi Sport Seyffahrt R8 LMS Cup Enters Its Second Season with Rahel Frey and the Hankook Race Tyre

source: Hankook Media The Audi Sport Seyffahrt R8 LMS Cup kicked off its second season at last weekend’s DTM opener at the Hockenheimring. The one-make cup is held over seven race weekends. At five of these, the professionals, juniors and gentlemen drivers feature on the support programme for arguably the most popular international touring car series. As it did last year, premium tyre maker Hankook supplies the Audi Sport Seyffahrt R8 LMS Cup with the successful Ventus Race tyre and suppo...

Benchmark for Long-Distance Journeys: the Charging Power of the Audi e-tron

source: Audi AG 150 kW fast charging over a large portion of the charging procedure 80 percent in 30 minutes, full charging to 100 percent in less than 50 minutes Thermal management facilitates a high performance and longevity With the e-tron, Audi is making electric mobility a reality for long-distance driving – thanks in part to charging power that is unique among the competition. The e-tron is not only the first mass-produced car that can be charged with up to 150 kW of e...

Audi Delivered Around 140,300 Automobiles to Customers in April

source: Audi AG Model changeovers and challenging market environment impact deliveries to customers Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Renewal of our product range still requires a major effort” Deliveries down 5.9 percent since the start of the year AUDI AG delivered around 140,300 cars to customers worldwide in April, down 12.8 percent year-on-year. Model changeovers affecting volume models such as the Audi A6 continued to have an adverse e...

MotoGP Star Dovizioso to Race for Audi in the DTM

source: Audi Sport MotoGP 2017 and 2018 runner-up as guest driver in the DTM races at Misano Ducati factory driver to swap his Desmosedici GP for the Audi RS 5 DTM Dieter Gass: “A big thing for the DTM and for motorsport in general” A prominent guest driver at Audi Sport in the DTM: For one weekend, Italian motorcycle star Andrea Dovizioso (33 years old) is going to switch from his Ducati Desmosedici GP into the cockpit of an Audi RS 5 DTM. The MotoGP 2017 and 2018 ...

Find of the Day: 2007 Daytona Gray Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The B7 RS 4 in a word? Oof. A brawler in a business suit. A bull in a china shop..ok I don't think that one quite fits. Regardless, this is one of Audi's greatest Q-ships. Audi enthusiasts will spot one immediately but the average person? Not so much. They just see an Audi. From the bulging fenders to the big oval exhaust tips in the rear, this car oozes sexiness. This particular example is painted Daytona Grey Pearl with Platinum leather/black ...

What else is in store for Audi Club Members at Nationals?

Audi Club North America 35th National Event What else is in store for Audi Club Members at Nationals! October 16-20, 2019 Two more events for you to ponder as you plan to attend the 35th Anniversary Celebration. Thursday, 17 October: U.S. Capitol Building / International Spy Museum Tour 9:30 am – 4:30 pm No visit to Washington DC would be complete without a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building with a side of espionage and thrill mixed in at the International Spy Museum. The Tour b...

Video of the Day: CarWow- New 911 vs GT-R NISMO vs Audi R8 vs BMW M850i – Drag Race, Rolling Race & Brake Test

words: Bill, video: CarWow It's been awhile since we visited our buddies over at CarWow and this time, it was a good visit. They put the new 911 Carrera 4S up against the GT-R Nismo, the BMW M850i, and the (*cough* our favorite *cough*) Audi R8 performance. The 911 has a 3L turbocharged flat six with 450hp, the GT-R a 3.8L twin-turbo 600hp V6, the BMW M850i a 4.4L twin-turbo 520hp V8, and the (favorite) Audi R8 performance a NA 5.2L 620hp V10. All are AWD, all are automatic, and all are des...

Forbes: Why The New Audi A7 Might Make You Rethink Buying That SUV

source: forbes.com Sure, passenger cars only account for around 30 percent of the new-vehicle market these days, and yes, some sport-utility vehicles are fun to drive and can be lavishly equipped. But not everyone wants to spend their daily commutes, let alone their precious free time, piloting a boxy people mover. If you fall into that narrowing category and have the means in which to indulge yourself, the redesigned-for-2019 Audi A7 might just be your antidote to vehicular monotony. As w...

Silver Jubilee: Audi A4 Celebrates its 25th Birthday

source: Audi AG Successful model in its fifth generation Plant Director Albert Mayer: “The Audi A4 symbolizes our brand and our plant” More than 7.5 million units produced worldwide Audi is celebrating a major production anniversary in the premium mid size segment: 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 drove off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. Since then, the brand with the Four Rings has produced more than 7.5 million units of the model. A quarter of a century after...

Find of the Day: 1980 Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Auctions Wait...didn't we just do this the other day? There have been a plethora of Ur-quattros in our Find of the Day lately - Der Kommissar 1985 Amazon Blue and the 1985 Zermatt Silver one. Der Kommissar has 83,000 miles and is available for $55,900 and the Zermatt Silver has 209,008 miles and is listed for $58,900. Aside being an Ur-quattro in common, they are both offered in the States so buying them would be relatively easy. This one? She's located i...

Audi R8 LMS Victorious in Australia and Sweden

source: Audi Sport Two victories, respectively, in Australian GT and Swedish GT Championship Wins for Audi RS 3 LMS in Italy and Sweden Gripping races in Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup and Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup Two last year’s champions had a strong weekend: in Australia, Geoff Emery in an Audi R8 LMS clinched his first victory this season and in Sweden Jan Brunstedt did. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Two Audi victories in Australia: The second round of the Au...

Audi Looks Forward to Formula E Highlight in Monaco

source: Audi Sport E-Prix on famous street circuit one of the highlights on the event calendar Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the title race with both drivers Eight races, eight winners and the title race is still completely open: Formula E delivers drama galore in its fifth season. This Saturday (May 11), the next race will be held on the famous city circuit in Monaco, where Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to top the mark of 40 podium finishes for their Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team....

One-Two-Three for Audi, Runaway Success for René Rast

source: Audi Sport René Rast wins Sunday’s race at Hockenheim from 16th on the grid Nico Müller and Robin Frijns complete Audi’s podium lockout Audi CEO Bram Schot: “This tastes moreish” A double podium on Saturday, a one-two-three result on Sunday: Audi managed an impressive start to the DTM’s turbo era at the Hockenheimring. In Sunday’s gripping race, René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg with a bold strategy won ahead of Nico Müller and Robin Frijns (both Audi Sport Tea...

New Audi RS 5 DTM 1-2-3-4 in Hockenheim DTM Free Practice

words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport, motorsport.com Nico Muller led an all Audi parade today during the Hockenheim DTM free practice with a time of 1:30.476s. 2017 DTM Champion, Rene Rast, clocked in 0.361s behind Muller. Jonathan Aberdein in the privateer WRT Team Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM came in third just ahead of Robin Frijns, Formula E champion. In fact, the Audi RS 5 DTM took 7 out of the 10 top spots. Mike Rockenfeller finished 6th, Loic Duval 7th, and Jamie Green 8th. The first o...