Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: 1:18 Scale 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68136"] It's that time again...time for one lucky participant to win this 1:18 scale model from our 2022 Audi Club Spring Sweepstakes! In this sweepstakes, we are giving away a 1985 Audi ur-quattro Coupé...the model that started it all. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67876"] This 1:18 scale model is Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi S1 Pikes Peak winner. Made by Classic Model Replicars, this S1 is festooned with flares and spoilers. E...

Find of the Day: 2000 DTM Audi ABT TT-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68113"] word: Bill, photos: aquaramabec.com The Audi TT is legendary and the race version was a hard to beat car in the DTM. It founds its way atop of many a podium. This Audi ABT TT-R is chassis 01 of 18 built. I don't know the history behind this particular car but here's the ad (translated from Italian): [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68122"] Audi-ABT TT-R from 2000 from DTM Car completely overhauled and ready to race, it is...

Audi Exceeds 2021 CO2 Fleet Targets for Europe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68090"] source: Audi AG Average CO2 emissions from newly registered vehicles in Europe 7 g/km better than target Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “Strong indicator of successful electrification” Based on preliminary figures, Audi exceeded its fleet-wide CO2 emission targets for the European Union as well as Norway and Iceland in 2021. With a value of 122 g/km, the company fell...

SAIC Audi Opens the World’s Largest Audi Store in Shanghai

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68062"] source: Audi AG The flagship store in China offers a unique customer experience A combination of brand experience and saleroom on two floors Audi A7 L 55 TFSI delivered to customers in China for the first time Two floors and a total of 2,400 square meters (25,833 square feet): with the House of Progress (HoP) in Shanghai, SAIC Audi opened the biggest store of this kind in the world on January 1, 2022. As part of the dedication, the C...

Audi Sport customer racing with 18 Drivers for 2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68082"] source: Audi AG Touring car champion Luca Engstler, GT champion Ricardo Feller and WTCR Trophy winner Gilles Magnus new to squad 18 drivers in the programs of Audi Sport customer racing Audi Sport customer racing enters the 2022 motorsport season with a mix of established drivers and promising young drivers – including three new signings. The driver squad comprises a total of 16 talents. They are joined by three-time DTM champion R...

Spy Photo: B10 Audi A4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67948"] We spied the next generation Audi A4 Avant in the snow for its first winter test. And one thing that we notice right away is the fact that Audi is making the grille smaller again. In a world when everyone is fighting about who has the biggest grille, Audi is doing the right thing with the next generation A4 called B10 internally. The head lights look sharper than the current generation and as we can see, the rear lights are still just pro...

Video of the Day: Walkaround Tour of the 2022 Audi Club Sweepstakes Car, 1985 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67893"] We've given away some pretty exciting cars in the Audi Club Sweepstakes including the long-awaited Audi RS 6 Avant but this is the 1st time we looked back on Audi heritage. George took some time on Sunday to head over to the garage and give us a walk around tour of the car. Now a lot of people are familiar with the iconic Quattro but George pulls facts out of his head like he's reciting his own story. This car has an interesting histor...

Second Life for EV Batteries: Audi and RWE Build New Type of Energy Storage System in Herdecke

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67815"] source: Audi AG Pilot project has storage capacity of around 4.5 megawatt hours Trial operation started in November 2021 Innovative concept increases operating voltage and cuts costs Audi and RWE are breaking new ground together to drive the energy revolution forward – RWE has brought an energy storage facility on stream in Herdecke, Germany, that uses used lithium-ion batteries from Audi electric cars. With the...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67811"] words: Bill, photo: carwow American brute versus German elegance...raw power versus refined power...supercharged 710hp V8 versus twin-turbo 600hp V8. Mat Watson and his Spanish cohort go head-to-head with Jeep's brawny bruiser and Audi's executive super SUV. This RS Q8 may look familiar because it took on a *stifles laughter* Dacia Duster in a previous Video of the Day. Mat takes both through the normal routine: 1/4 mile drag, a rol...

Find of the Day: 2001 Stage 3 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67783"] words: Bill, photos: Hunter Alan There should be a TV show called Everyone Loves The B5 and alternatively one called Everyone Hates Bill For Not Fully Loving The B5...Except For The Avant. I do...I really love the B5 Avant especially an S5 Avant. This one is a doozy. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67773"] I’m selling my Black 2001 Audi S4 Avant 6 speed (stage 3 - built around 100,000 mil...

Audi Accelerates Transformation with a Strong 2021 for Fully Electric Vehicles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67762"] source: Audi AG Despite the worldwide semiconductor shortage, Audi is still setting a fast pace on its path to the sustainable premium mobility of the future. That is evident in fully electric car deliveries in the past year, which increased by 57.5 percent over the previous year. Additionally, Audi more than doubled its product portfolio of fully electric models in the past year. Despite the difficult supply situation, in total, Audi-...

Spy Photo: Audi R8 V10 RWD GT?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67743"] A last ”Hurrah” to the R8 or just some performance parts? Audi Sport didn’t show any performance parts for the facelifted R8 yet (only the pre-facelift was available with these parts) but we spotted a prototype in the snow with all the performance parts fitted and that of course raises some questions. We know Audi is planning some more special edition models of the R8 for a 2022 debut (Audi R8 RWD GT?) and this one could be a protot...

Half-Time Results at the Dakar Rally: Three Audi RS Q e-tron Prove Innovative Strength

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67692"] source: Audi AG Oliver Hoffmann, Board Member for Technical Development: “Strong in sporting terms right from the start” Julius Seebach: “Spirit in the team makes me proud” First stage win already in Stage 3 Six podium finishes in the daily results, reliably working electric drive systems, full competitiveness on debut and fascination with e-mobility at the world’s toughest rally: Audi already puts an exclamation mark on th...

Audi RS 3 LMS Again “TCR Model of the Year”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67657"] source: Audi AG Audi Sport customer racing touring car again best model in 2021 Second award by promoter WSC since 2018 Already 23 units of the successor model delivered For the second time after 2018, the Audi RS 3 LMS has won the “TCR Model of the Year” title. Promoter WSC, which launched the TCR category in 2015 and licenses it, thus rewards the world’s most successful touring car from 14 manufacturers.   For Audi Sport ...

Find of the Day: New Old Stock 2015 Audi Q7 TDI Premium Plus

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67618"] words: Bill, photo: Autohaus Lancaster You hear about barn finds where someone finds a vehicle in a barn that has been tucked away by the owner who claims to get it running one of these days. Rarely do you find an older vehicle that hasn't seen the light of day for years in good shape but there are always exceptions to the rule. Back in the near past (the Bad Days), there were acres of brand new Audi and Volkswagen TDIs fresh off the bo...

quattro Magazine Feature: Higher Learning RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67541"] words: George Achorn, photos: Avery Peechatka Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It was a brisk autumn morning when I first met Ming. He just rolled into the local cars and coffee in central Pennsylvania driving the first RS 6 Avant anyone had seen in those parts, parked it, and casually strolled off for a ...

Find of the Day: 2017 Twin Turbo Audi R8 V10 plus

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67275"] words: Bill, photos: Jarrid Kopras What looks like a normal Audi R8 V10 plus is anything but. This red rocket hides a Sheepey Race twin turbo kit. It's owned by an Audi Club Arizona member and those guys know how to have a great time. They hold numerous events year round and a lot of them are road trips. You may have seen this on the road before. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67278"] Title in hand ready...

On the Threshold of a New Era: Audi RS Q e-tron Ahead of its First Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67520"] source: Audi AG With alternative drive concept at the world’s toughest rally Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz as strong driver teams Julius Seebach: “Development at record speed” Curtain up for a new chapter: The new Audi RS Q e-tron will contest its first Dakar Rally from January 1 to 14, 2022. For Audi as the inventor of quattro, TFSI, ultra, e...

Find of the Day: 1980 Audi 5000S Diesel

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67407"] words: Bill, photos: Ambassador Automobile It's good to see an old timer like this one. This is a 1980 Audi 5000S (C2) with an inline 2.0L 5-cylinder diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.  This is a front-wheel drive vehicle; Audi didn't fit the quattro system until the C3 model. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67385"] MAKE: AUDI MODEL: 5000S DIESEL STOCK: 338 TRANSMISSION: 5 SPEE...

First Drive: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67493"] by: George Achorn, photos: Audi Spain Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The RS e-tron GT has a distinctive note. A synthesized guttural audio signature that is felt as much as it is heard, apparently inspired by a didgeridoo according to Audi engineers, and perhaps filtered through the disposition of an...