Sparking a Revolution – New Audi Plug-In Hybrid Models Built on Three Decades of Expertise

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47662"] source: Audi UK As Audi prepares to launch a range of new plug-in hybrid electric models in the UK, we take a look back at the company’s first hybrid model, the 100 Avant quattro Duo of 1989 Audi Duo paved the way for hybrid technology three decades ago Plug-in charging and energy-regenerative braking pioneered in 1989 Audi 100 Avant quattro Duo, which was followed by Audi 100 Avant Duo in 1991 and Audi A4 Avant Duo in 1997 Lessons lea...

Gripped by quattro – Celebrating Forty Years of the Audi All-Wheel Drive Road and Rally Icon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47636"] source: Audi UK Harald Demuth – Developing the new secret Audi rally weapon David Ingram – Hoisting the quattro high above the capital Phil Short – Winning in a rally quattro first time out Graham Rood – Plotting the route to victory Norman Gault – Amping the power up to 700PS The cars – Rallying with many types of quattro The game-changing Audi quattro made its UK debut in London in 1980. Here, five former members of the Au...

The Audi RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43508"] words: Bill, press & photos: Audi UK Why do I keep torturing our North American fans with news of unobtainable Audi models? Maybe because at one point, I thought the US would never see a new RS 6 Avant yet here we are... Audi UK has just revealed the RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition. This £82,395 ($107,145.22 USD) super Avant is painted in Vesuvius Grey with black details and of course, bronze wheels. The sliver lining? The UK will only ...

Biturbo V8 with Titanic Torque – The New Audi SQ8 TDI

source: Audi UK Range-topping Audi SUV achieves ‘S’ model status through a V8 TDI with 900Nm and advanced chassis technology including active roll stabilisation Most-powerful diesel engine on the European market – biturbo V8 with 435 metric horsepower and 900Nm of torque Touch response operation, extensive connection, many assist systems Available in the UK from July in SQ8 TDI and SQ8 TDI Vorsprung forms Active roll stabilisation, all-wheel steering and sport differential for Vorsprung ...

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 ...

Ultra-Limited Edition R8 for UK Forges Even Closer Motorsport Links

source: Audi UK Five unique Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Editions bound for the UK Featuring three-way adjustable coilover suspension, downforce-enhancing CFRP aero kit and lightweight 20-inch fully milled wheels with cup tyres Naturally aspirated V10 with 610PS and 560Nm Each of the five examples will be finished exclusively in Misano red and priced at £176,560 OTR Devotees of the Audi R8 in the UK will have just five chances to secure a particularly special Audi Sport ...

Audi exclusive RS 3 in #2D8 Green

  We're not 100% sure this is the color code #2D8  known simply as "Green" on the standard Audi exclusive color chart, but there's really nothing else like it in the "standard" offering from Audi's in-house tailoring department. What we are 100% sure of is that Audi UK's PR photography is on point in choosing such a special build for a photo shoot. To our eye, this is the exact same green Audi of America put on five of its Color.Storm mix of S3s run in the pre-facelift genera...

Different Takes on Audi RS 5 Wheels

  Okay, so we've seen some critique of the wheel design on the new RS 5 coupé. While we don't take issue, a recent thread on our Facebook group seems to find a consensus (at least of the most outspoken) that they look like something you'd find from another manufacturer. We disagree, and here's why. What you see above is an RS 5 currently in stock at Walter's Audi in Riverside, CA and shot by James Lee of Food4Audis. As you can see, the dealership has foregone the typical gloss black...

Video: Audi UK Cools Down with the RS 4 Avant

words: Bill Cho, video: Audi UK They say silence is golden and at first, this video may seem silent since there is no dialogue. But listen carefully and you'll find it golden. From the engine fan to the sizzling brakes, this RS 4 Avant has been driven hard but won't go to bed quietly. Audi UK brings us this cool ad of the vehicle that we in the States want (real bad) but probably won't get. So we just have to be satisfied with these videos and if they are as good as this one, I'm ok wi...