Shop Til You Drop…And Donate to the Audi Club

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48089"] During the pandemic, I found myself shopping more and more on Amazon but then I discovered AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile offers all the same items and benefits of the 'regular' Amazon with one distinct difference: Amazon's Foundation contributes 0.5% of eligible purchases to the nonprofit of your choice. *Light bulb* Audi Club North America is a nonprofit...would it be on the list? It is. Audi Club North America is a 501(c)(3), if you di...

Wheelsandmore Turns Their Eye to the RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48120"] words: Bill, photos: Wheelsandmore  Not content with just tuning the RS 6 Avant, Wheelsandmore have turned to the RS Q8. Much like the RS 6 Avant, they offer upgrades for wheels, exhaust, and engine and air suspension software. And just like the Avant, Wheelsandmore claims 1010hp through these upgrades. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48116"] Aside from the color, the wheels grab the eye and they should since they're a ...

In Virtual Worlds in Virtuosic Style: Audi Communicates in New Digital Formats

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48103"] source: Audi AG At close range even from a distance: exclusive product and technology experiences in digital worlds New formats like “TechTalk” and “LiveOnDrive” successfully launched Digital technologies enable more intensive exchange with media representatives Audi is opening up a new chapter in its communications via digital channels. Journalists from all over the world are able to familiarize themselves with new products,...

Audi e-tron Models With High Charging Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48078"] source: Audi AG The Audi e-tron 55** charges with maximum charging capacity of up to 150 kW over a large portion of the charging procedure The real charging duration depends largely on the ideal charging curve Unique charging curve: short charging duration even beyond 80% The Audi e-tron** is fully charged at a fast charging terminal in around 45 minutes The charging process is central to the everyday usabil...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Pacific German’s Remixed R8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48058"] words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov Believe it or not, you’ve seen this car before. Well, if you’re a longtime reader of quattro Magazine, then you may recall that we featured a modified R8 back in 2018 (“Red is Right”, pp. 36-38, quattro quarterly Summer 2018). While that may not qualify as a long time by most measures, it is a considerable amount in Pacific German years. For that well-known SoCal shop, life moves prett...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: One Bennett of 2Bennett

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47990"] words: Ray Reyes, photos: George Achorn Few players in the U.S. Audi aftermarket have gained institution status like 2Bennett Audimotive, specializing in service, restoration, and performance tuning on Audi models exclusively. A fixture in the space, the firm was founded in 1990 by brothers Ken and Andrew Bennett. 2Bennett’s home is a sprawling former Ford dealership in the Sacramento suburb of Davis, California. Stroll into the place a...

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 ...