Join The #FourRingsChallenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44959"] words: Bill, photo/video: Audi AG Our friends at Audi know how quickly boredom sets in or how repetitive certain activities can get . I know we've cleaned the house several times and even my dog runs away whenever she sees us taking her leash off the wall. Audi released their coloring book earlier in the week and just yesterday, created virtual backgrounds for your daily (if not hourly) work Zoom video conferences. Today, there i...

quattro magazine q1_2020: Event Report – Audi RS 6 Avant at Malibu Cars & Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37981"] words: Denis Podmarkov, Photos: Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q1_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Pinch me, I must be dreaming…the day is here. The day we dreamt about. Begged Audi of America for. The day we all thought was impossible. Today is the day the United States of America gets their first RS Avant...

Audi Virtual Backgrounds Take Your Video Conference From 0-60 in 3.5 Seconds

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44940"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America I don't know about you but I've been in video conference calls for awhile now and I'm pretty sure people are getting sick of seeing the same wall in my office... [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44941"] Uhhh...ok, back to our regular programming. Audi of America understands this so they've put together some virtual backgrounds to entertain yourself and your fellow Zoom attendees.  The...

APR 3.0T ECU Upgrade for the Audi B9 S4, S5, and SQ5

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44933"] source: APR APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 3.0T EA839 engine! Expect up to 431-480 HP with 467-549 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane! It's even offered with an optional Limited Powertrain Warranty. APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 3.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally qu...

The Audi Club North America 2019 Member of the Year

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42679"] Introducing the Audi Club North America 2019 Member of the Year! The 2020 Audi Club North America Board of Directors gathered in Dallas to cast their votes for the 2019 Audi Club Member of the Year from a list of very dedicated Club members. And the winner is…Leanne Kopras of Audi Club Arizona! The Member of the Year is the most prestigious acknowledgement that Audi Club North America can bestow on one of its members. It is an honor gi...

An Update on Volkswagen Group’s Temporary Production Suspension

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="28211"] source: Volkswagen Group Editor's note: We reported back on March 17th that Audi's European plants were to suspend production for at least two weeks. Volkswagen Group just sent out a communique stating the Group's German plants will be closed until at least April 9th. Here's the release: Volkswagen Extends Suspension of Production At the German plants of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswa...

Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44884"] words: Bill, photos: Nicholas Martinez, Audi Hampton One advantage of being cooped up at home is the time to shop online for that one Audi I would love to own...and I may have just found it. While scrolling through numerous ads, a flash of purple caught my eye. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44835"] An Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8...and it's apparently the only one in the States. Here's the ad: 2020 Audi R8 · Coupe ...

Find of the Day: 1960 Auto Union 1000SP Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44794"] words: Bill, photos: Sewickley Cars via Bring A Trailer The last time we feature an Auto Union 1000SP Coupé as a Find of the Day, it was located overseas and was a Thunderbird-esque red with a white top. This one is much closer and is silver with white leather. How close? Despite wearing Ontario tags, it's located in Pittsburgh, PA. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44801"] Here's the ad: This 1960 Auto Union 1000 Sp coup...

Video of the Day: 1,300hp Audi TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44753"] words: Bill, video: Car Acceleration TV Have you ever been on YouTube and fallen down a rabbit hole? Of course you have. Well in my travels, I stumbled across this: a 1,300hp 200mph Audi TT RS. It's, uh, been slightly modified. As it says in the video, enjoy the brutally fast acceleration and insane sound... [embed]https://youtu.be/5HxShwiDJng[/embed]

Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan Spied Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44722"] Good news for Audi fans as the RS 3 is finally on its way and now we've also spotted the RS 3 Sedan out and testing. We've spied the upcoming Audi A3 and S3 testing and the RS 3 Sportback on the 'Ring but haven't seen the sedan...until now. The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and an evil looking front bumper. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44728"] Set for a debut in 2020, the new RS 3 will get an updated version...

Tech talk: The 2020 Audi S6 and S7 2.9-liter V6 TFSI engine and Electric-Powered Compressor

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44712"] 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 of Tec...

AZ Euros Talks About Paul Walker’s B5 S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40410"] words: Bill, photos: Barrett-Jackson, The Smoking Tire Way back in October, we featured Paul Walker's B5 S4 as a Find of the (Future) Day. In fact, we wrote three blog posts about his car as Paul was an icon in the automotive world (Find of the Future Day is Here: Paul Walker’s 2000 Audi S4 and AZ Euros Buys Paul Walker’s B5 S4). And this one makes number 4...almost as many as there are Fast & Furious movies. We rarely, if ev...

Audi Club Now Has Its Own Discussion Forums

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44687"] Heads Up: Audi Club now has its own Discussion Forums INCLUDING CLASSIFIEDS. We've been playing with this idea since launching the         e-tron connect forums, but fast-tracked it given everyone is stuck at home and most likely bored. In as much, I've spent my weekend getting them up and running and in a beta test state. I still have to work on some features and some layout bugs, but we're more or less ready for prime time and so I...

Color Your Audi World

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44678"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Stuck inside with nothing to do? Well, Audi to the rescue. In light of the current situation, Audi has re-released their Audi collection coloring book...for free. You can download the book HERE. Now there's no excuse for when boredom hits you. Stay safe and we'll see you on the other side. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44679"]

ABT Power S Boosts Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44651"] words: Bill, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor's Note: Let me start out with my disclaimer for the normal questions I get: Yes, I know that the RS 4 Avant isn't sold in the States Yes, I post articles on Audi models that we don't get because we're all Audi fans, right? No...this isn't clickbait With all of us practicing #socialdistancing, we turn to the web to keep us entertained and what is more entertaining than gazing at an Audi RS 4 Ava...

Financial Year 2019: Audi AG Achieves Its Financial Targets and Sets a Course for Long-Term Competitiveness

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44216"] source: Audi AG CEO Bram Schot: “Exceptional situation due to corona: we are focusing on protecting our employees, contractors and guests and making the right business decisions in this volatile environment.” In a difficult environment, Audi achieves its financial targets for 2019 Operating profit of €4.5 billion; 8.1 percent operating return on sales is within forecast corridor for 2019 Net cash flow slightly above...

Auto Zeitung: Audi Will Launch A Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42103"] words: Bill, photo: Audi AG*  According to a report on Auto Zeitung, Audi, amongst releasing the facelifts on the SUV line in the fall of 2020, will be launching the Q5 Sportback. This will compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé and the BMW X4. There is no word on whether the Q5 Sportback will be sold in the States but with our love of SUVs and crossovers, I wouldn't be surprised if it did make its way over. However with t...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant v BMW M5 Competition v AMG E63 v Porsche Panamera

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44639"] words: Bill, video: carwow When it comes to Mat Watson and getting his hands on the latest and greatest, you know it's going to be fun. In this video, he takes the wheel behind an Audi RS 6 Avant and puts it up against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. If you're familiar with Mat, he puts them through a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. So how did our favorite Audi do? Well...let's just say... ...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi S2 Coupe…with 1,152hp

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44634"] words: Bill, photos: Neso-Racing It's not a big secret around the office that I love S2 Coupes. From the squared-off bull nose to that rounded rear *shudder*. This one however gives me the vapors. A claimed 1,152hp, this S2 isn't a daily driver...or is it? Here's the ad (translated from German): Description this absolutely unique Audi S2 Coupé is for sale.The vehicle has been in my possession for over 10 years and has been continuou...

Video of the Day: Audi Presents Electric Wave

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44586"] words: Bill, video: Convicts The video starts with a black screen with Audi presents slowly fading in...giant waves and a full moon soon give way to three figures gracefully gliding across the surf. Those three figures are Stephanie Gilmore, CocoHo, and Leah Dawson...three of the surfing world's leading personalities. The video was shot at the Surf Ranch, a technological wonder created by Kelly Slater, himself a top surfer. The Surf R...