Find of the Day: 1993 Audi S2 Avant with RS 2 Goodies

words: Bill Cho, photos: mobile.de Any conversation about which Audi is the most desirable and most likely, the RS 2 Avant is at or near the top of the list. Alas (at least for us in the States) we won't be able to legally import one until 2019 because of the 25-year import laws not to mention the sky high prices that are listed for them. Rats. However, there are options. In 1993, Audi produced the S2 Avant powered by the 230hp 2.2L turbo 5. 1993 + 25 years = joy for Americans who want...

Ever After – An Audi Fairytale

words: Bill Cho, video: Audi Germany Correction: This video was originally released by Audi Spain - Bill For this Christmas season, Audi Germany released a new version of the Cinderella fairytale entitled Ever After. It's in German but the story is very familiar and the animation is fantastic. (Update: We found it in English). It starts with a young girl gazing out the window on Christmas Eve at bedtime. Her father tucks her in and reads her her favorite fairytale. As he tells the t...

Is The R8 Dead in 2020?

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG An upsetting report from Automobile Magazine earlier today stated that Audi will phase out the R8 in 2020 when the next generation Lamborghini Huracán arrives. The R8 e-tron and the 1,000hp Scorpion supercar are also shelved. But there is good news with talk of the range topping RS Q8 so not all is doom and gloom. Read the article Audi Sport's Near Future on automobilemag.com after the jump.

2018 Audi Q5 and Q7 Earn 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA Following New Car Assessment Program Testing

source: Audi of America 2018 Audi Q5 received double safety honors in 2017, making it the most awarded Audi SUV of the year 5-Star Safety Rating program evaluates how vehicles perform in crash tests, with 5 stars as the highest rating a vehicle can earn NHTSA assessment includes frontal, side and rollover testing to account for the majority of crashes on U.S. roads HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 have been awarded 5-Star Safety Ratings – the highest possibl...

Spy Shots of the New Q3 During Winter Testing

words: Bill Cho, photos: motor1.com While cruising through the internet on my daily Audi news quest, I found a set of the next generation Q3 spy photos from motor1.com. Taken somewhere in Europe, they show the Q3 going through winter testing. Introduced as a 2012 model, the first generation Q3 used the PQ35 platform. The new Q3 will be based on the flexible modular MQB platform, the same as a third generation TT or A3. Check out more exterior images (sadly, no interior ones) of the ...

Audi Integrates Infotainment Services with Amazon Music

source: Audi of America Amazon Music is now accessible through the Audi MMI® infotainment system via the Audi MMI connect® mobile application With Amazon’s Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited, Audi owners can access millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations right from the road Integration of Amazon Music into the MMI offers customers access to more features including browsing or searching the music library HERNDON, VA – Audi today announced an integrati...

Michael-Julius Renz Becomes Head of Audi Sport GmbH

source: Audi AG Chairman of the Board of Management at Audi, Rupert Stadler: “Michael Renz will firmly establish Audi Sport as a major player in the global market” Thanks to predecessor Stephan Winkelmann for restructuring the Audi subsidiary brand Extended model range for further growth Michael-Julius Renz (60) is due to become the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. He follows Stephan Winkelmann (53), who will leave at the turn of the year to become president of Bugatti....

Watch APR’s RS 3 Pass Car After Car at Road Atlanta

words: Bill Cho, video: APR Though this video is a couple of months old, it's always a thrill to see a driver's point of view on a track. The track is Road Atlanta, home of the Petit Le Mans, and the driver is Ian Baas. The vehicle in question is APR's Audi RS 3 outfitted with APR 93 and Ethanol ECU upgrades, APR 19x8.5 forged wheels, Pirelli Trofeo R tires, and APR Development lowering springs. On what looks to be a track day, Ian passes Porsches and BMWs with ease. Make sure you have...

Audi Sport customer racing Confirms Drivers for 2018

Source: Audi AG Driver lineup extended by two campaigners Initial program contents for 2018 finalized Surprises for Wolfgang Ullrich and Wolfgang Land Neuburg a. d. Donau, Germany - Audi Sport customer racing has announced its driver lineup for the 2018 season and initial racing objectives. Audi Sport customer racing Dries Vanthoor and Frédéric Vervisch join driver lineup: In terms of its driver squad, Audi Sport in 2018 will again rely on Rahel ...

The End of an Era: Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich Retires

source: Audi Sport The end of an era: After more than 24 years under the banner of the four rings, Audi’s longstanding head of motorsport, Wolfgang Ullrich, goes into retirement. After having previously turned over his responsibilities to his successor, Dieter Gass, at the beginning of the 2017 season, the 67-year-old was now officially retired. A large farewell party in Neuburg an der Donau on Thursday night was attended by more than 300 former colleagues and associates – including m...

Audi exclusive RS 3 Raffle Winner Chosen

by: George Achorn The Audi Club North America is pleased to announce the winner of its 2017 membership raffle for a 2018 Audi exclusive RS 3 sedan. That individual is none other than Dan Lynch of Little Falls, NY. Our congratulations go out to the winner and thanks to all who participated in making this one of the most successful Audi Club raffles on record. After the shock of winning wears off, Dan will get to spend the upcoming weekend thinking about what color he prefers for his new...

First Customers Take Over New Audi R8 LMS GT4

source: Audi Sport customer racing Twelve race cars for four continents GT4 third pillar in Audi Sport customer racing program Audi Sport customer racing has acquired the first customers for the Audi R8 LMS GT4. The racers from America, Australia, China and Europe took over the first twelve sports cars of the most recent model range in Neuburg an der Donau. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is Audi Sport customer racing’s third model. Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi S...

Making The Audi A8 Even More Dynamic: Sport Exterior Package and Sport Seats

source: Audi AG Premium brand extends equipment range for its flagship model Sport exterior package accentuates luxury sedan’s powerful presence A first for Audi A8: sport seats with optically integrated head restraints Sophisticated, progressive and sporty – the new Audi A8 defines the style of the entire brand. From the end of January, there will be an extended equipment range for customers who want to give more emphasis to their luxury sedan’s dynamic looks. Th...

Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe ‘Neuburg Edition’ Exclusively Offered in Australia

source: Audi Australia Limited edition of only 10, individually numbered cars produced exclusively for the Australian market Outstanding Audi exclusive equipment, additional carbon components and  interior highlights Scintillating performance and exclusive specification for $402,500* Zetland, Australia – Audi has announced the production of an exclusive, limited edition R8 V10 plus Neuburg Edition specifically developed for the Australian market. Strictly limited to ju...

L’argus.fr Takes An RS 4 Avant Around Circuit Paul Ricard

word: Bill Cho, photos and video: L'argus.fr, Adrien Cortesi Ok let's just get this out of the way. Yes, I know we do not get the RS 4 Avant in the States. Yes, I know North American fans have been pining for this uber Avant for years. This is the Forbidden Donut that is hanging just beyond our outreached hands but it's cool to see someone stretch its legs on a track, right? Right? The French website L'argus recently reviewed the RS 4 Avant. Aside from the normal test on public roads...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi exclusive RS 4 Sedan in Phantom Black Pearl

words: Bill Cho, photos: Kelly Motorcars Every once in awhile (ok, pretty much every day), I look for cool cars for sale on the internet. Today, I ran across this 2008 RS 4. I see RS 4s come up for sale on a regular basis but what caught my eye on this one was the mileage listed- an almost unbelievable 9,650 miles. I say almost unbelievable because there isn't an actual photo of the odometer with the car on in the ad. The second thing I noticed was that this RS 4 is an Audi exclusive m...

Audi Gives Talents an Opportunity in Formula E

source: Audi Sport Rookie test following the race in Marrakesh DTM star Nico Müller and youngster Nyck de Vries in Audi e-tron FE04 A premiere in Formula E: In the racing series’ first rookie test, Nico Müller and Nyck de Vries are going to drive the Audi e-tron FE04 for the first time. The test day is scheduled for January 14, 2018, one day after the next Formula E race in Marrakesh. With the rookie test Formula E and the FIA are giving the registered teams an opp...

Vintage T-Shirt Offering Grows for Audi Club North America

by: George Achorn When Audi Club North America launched its made-to-order TeePublic T-shirt store on Black Friday, we put the call out to chapters and members should they wish to contribute now-retired designs to the T-shirt archive project. First up to the plate is graphic artist Thompson Smith who was instrumental in event design for the North East Chapter. Over the weekend, Thompson sent over several designs for events taking place in 1997 and 1998. Each feature some of enthusiasts'...

Audi exclusive Nogaro Blue RS 3 Sedan

by: George Achorn, photos: Ryan Blanchette and Audi Peabody There is no doubt that Nogaro Blue is a legendary color in the Audi palette. Born in the RS2 era, the color remains a favorite amongst enthusiasts. In as much, we're always game to check out early Nogaro Blue Audi exclusive builds... just like Ryan Blanchette's new RS 3 sedan. Ryan just took delivery of this car, and shared these photos from before it even left the showroom at Audi Peabody in Peabody, MA. He posted the pho...

Compass Racing Launches IMSA TCR Program with Audi Sport

source: IMSA Compass Racing launches its 15th-consecutive season in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge by opening a bold new chapter in the new-for-2018 TCR class with two Audi RS 3 LMS race cars. “We were proud to be the first team to commit to this new IMSA class, and to now be the first to announce our driver line-ups,” remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “We’ve run for many years in this series, having not missed a race since January 2004, and we’re grateful ...