Find of the Day: Audi C5 allroad AKA The Beast

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36643"] words: Bill, photos: Tuan Pham Word came out yesterday that the 2020 Audi A6 allroad will make its way to U.S. shores and one of its 1st appearances will be at the exclusive Audi Club Nationals 2019 event (there's still time to sign up for the Audi Oktober Concours & Tech Talk on Saturday Oct 19th to see the A6 allroad and meet Tom Kristensen). Naturally with this news, I decided to see what OG allroad was out there for sale. The last...

The Wait Is Over: Audi A6 allroad Returns To The U.S. In 2020 Poised For Every Possibility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36580"] source: Audi of America All-new Audi A6 allroad returns following its original introduction in 2000 Offers high versatility and maximum comfort with enhanced capabilities on and off-road enabled by adaptive air suspension Limited Anniversary Edition offers exterior design elements and exclusive Gavial Green exterior color is available in celebration of original allroad Following the success and enthusiast fanfare of past ...

ABT Sportsline – More Power for “Big Three” with 3.0 TFSI: 408 hp for A6, A7 and Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35055"] source: ABT Sportsline Audi A6, A7 and Q8: three characteristically different premium cars, each available with the 3.0 TFSI engine, delivering 340 hp (250 kW) as standard. That all sounds rather appealing, but ABT Sportsline boosts the turbo-charged trio beyond the 400 hp mark, now. This is made possible by the performance upgrade ABT Power, which is based on the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC). To quote speci...

Audi of America Announces Full 2020 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32937"] source: Audi of America Increased standard equipment and full model line improvements in 2020 Additional personalization offered through interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems including side assist, cross traffic assist and high-beam assist, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2020 model year, including full-line pricing, ve...

The Great White North Is Getting A Vehicle That Can Travel The Great White North From End To End

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32569"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Canada You can feel the excitement in the air...the anticipation...the potential for disappointment. Audi USA has been teasing us with #WeVantAvants social media blitz for the last several days including this video: [embed]https://youtu.be/WbPkiOYg860[/embed] So what does all this mean? Will we finally see another Avant reaching the States soon? Today is the day...or so the internet tells me (& the end of the...

2019 Audi A6 2.0-Liter TFSI® Delivers Greater Value to Brand’s Mid-Size Sedan Segment

source: Audi of America New four-cylinder engine delivers 248 horsepower/273 lb-ft of torque All A6 models now standard equipped with quattro® all-wheel drive Setting a segment standard with connectivity services, MMI navigation and Audi smartphone interface standard on all models HERNDON – Audi today announced the new 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine will now be offered on 2019 Audi A6 models. The A6 with 2.0-liter is a more accessible entry to the premium mid-size sedan segment, off...

Audi Receives Most “Good” IIHS Ratings of Any Manufacturer for Ease of Using LATCH Hardware on Child Restraint Systems

source: Audi of America Ten 2019 Audi models received “Good+” to “Acceptable” ratings across model line up 2019 Audi Q7 received highest “Good+” rating Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) measures ease of use of lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) hardware on child restraint systems HERNDON – Ten 2019 Audi models have been positively rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for their ease of using lower anchors and tethers fo...

20 Years of A6 Avant with Offroad Qualities: The New Audi A6 allroad quattro

source: Audi AG New generation with striking design, extensive equipment packages and excellent off-road capabilities Versatility coupled with a distinctive look and premium equipment Powerful V6 TDI engines, adaptive air suspension with up to 60 millimeters (2.4 in) of variable ground clearance and hill descent control as standard 20 years after its debut, the fourth generation of the Audi A6 allroad quattro is being launched. With the standard all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension and...

A Shade More Appealing – The New Audi A6 Black Editions

source: Audi UK Popular Black Edition specification option becomes available for all variants in the latest A6 Saloon and Avant range New top tier specification for the A6 Saloon and Avant range Builds on S line model equipment with black exterior detailing, privacy glass and larger wheels finished in matt titanium OTR prices from £44,635 – available in conjunction with all engine options  Darkness falls on the Audi A6 range again this month as the popular Black Edition ...

Readers’ Choice “All-Wheel-Drive Car of the Year 2019”: Audi Wins in Four out of Ten Categories

source: Audi AG Best in class: Audi Q2, Audi Q5, Audi A6 allroad and Audi e-tron Most successful brand: Audi tops this year’s readers’ choice awards New quattro generation: the electric all-wheel drive in the full-size SUV Audi celebrated a resounding success as part of the readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019” awards: The Q2, Q5, A6 allroad quattro* and the all-electric powered Audi e-tron* models won in their respective class, making Audi ...

IIHS: Audi A6 and Q8 Earn 2019 Safety Awards

source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, photos: Audi AG The Audi A6, a large luxury car, and the Audi Q8, a new large SUV, each qualify for a 2019 safety award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with specific headlights. The A6 qualifies for the highest designation of TOP SAFETY PICK+, while the Q8 earns the TOP SAFETY PICK award. Both the A6 and Q8 earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. The two models also come with standa...

Audi A6 allroad Spied Testing. Will It Come to USA?

Many were surprised last week in Geneva when the A6 allroad didn't make a showing. Audi instead chose to show an all-electric lineup on its Geneva show stand, leaving the A6 allroad to bow another day. Could that day be New York? Recent tweets from Audi USA have us wondering. What you see here are some of the latest spy photos of an A6 allroad test mule. This particular car was caught cold weather testing in Sweden. While it wears cladding, you can clearly see the allroad cues on this obvious...

Audi at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

source: Audi AG Audi press conference on March 5, 2019, at 8.00 a.m. (CET) Stand featuring electric vehicles exclusively Plug-in portfolio being comprehensively expanded Audi is systematically and comprehensively continuing its electric car offensive. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is showing four all-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions as a world pre...

Efficient and Powerful: The New Plug-In Hybrid Models Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8

source: Audi AG Audi A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 as plug-in hybrids with a strong electric motor, high battery capacity and a new drive strategy An electric range of more than 40 km according to WLTP Convenient and networked charging with myAudi app In electric-only mode not just free of local emissions but also efficient and sporty – Audi is consistently pursuing its electrification strategy with its comprehensive plug-in hybrid offensive. Audi is presenting the hyb...

Slash Gear: 2019 Audi A6 and A7 First Drive: A Preview of the Future

source: Mike Juergens, Slash Gear It all started with the beautiful Audi Prologue concept unveiled by Audi at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The Prologue heralded the future of Audi exterior and interior design, under the pen and leadership of Marc Lichte. The rounded lines of the past are now strong and aggressive; gone are button-heavy consoles from the interior and, in their place, touchscreens and a handful of necessary keys... Read the rest of the story HERE  

ABT Presenting The Speed-Style A6 3.0 TDI in Geneva

source: ABT Sportsline Ok...let's get this out of the way. We know we do not get the TDI in the States/Canada and probably will not see a new one in the future but we may get the A6 Avant so this still applies (at least in terms of everything but the engine management)? The Jet d’Eau fountain with its up to 140 meters (460 ft) high and bright white water jet is the best known attraction of Lake Geneva: Thanks to a pump performance of 1,000 kW, the cool water is jetted upwards with ...

Motor Authority: Decision To Bring Audi RS 6, A6 Avant To US Coming Soon

source: Motor Authority Audi plans to make a decision on whether it will introduce a new generation of the A6 Avant and the hotter RS 6 Avant for the U.S. market soon. CarBuzz initially reported in January that its own source was told by Audi executives that the company had given both wagon models the green light for the U.S., and that they will arrive with the next RS 7 Sportback. However, Audi spokesman Mark Dahncke told Motor Authority on Monday that information is not correct. He s...

Audi of America Receives Four Vincentric “Best Value in America Awards” Including “Best Luxury Car Brand”

source: Audi of America “Best Value in America Awards” honor Vincentric’s determination of vehicles that represent best value across 2019 model segments For second time, Audi brand named overall winner of Vincentric “Best Value in America” in Luxury Car segment 2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet and 2019 A6 and A7 sedans awarded “Best Value in America” in respective model segments HERNDON – Audi of America has won four Vincentric “Best Value in America” awards, inclu...

Audi Revolutionizes The Test Drive In Seattle Event At Amazon Go

source: Audi of America This first-of-its-kind test drive allowed today’s connected shoppers to interact with the Audi A6 Amazon Go shoppers were delighted to discover the opportunity for a unique Audi A6 test drive experience The all-new A6 features cutting-edge connectivity and digitalization HERNDON – Audi offered a first-of-its-kind test drive for shoppers at Amazon Go’s original checkout-free store location in Seattle. True to the checkout-free experience, customers...

Audi Brings All-New 2019 Sedans, SUVs And First Fully Electric e-tron To Los Angeles Auto Show

source: Audi of America All-new 2019 Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q8 now on sale and on display at LA Auto Show, Nov. 30 – Dec. 9 Audi e-tron, first fully electric production model from the brand, available for reservations and on stand Fully electric supercar concept – e-tron GT – to be revealed Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Audi press conference HERNDON – Audi of America will showcase the brand’s all-new 2019 sedans, SUVs and the first all-electric Audi e-tron at the Los Angeles Aut...