#AudiTogether Solidarity Concert in the Press Shop at Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45267"] source: Audi AG The live concert from the press shop provides a glimpse behind the scenes at Audi Star violinist Lisa Batiashvili: “Presenting optimism and joy through music” Board member for Human Resources, Sabine Maaßen: “In times of social distancing, music is balm for the soul more than ever.” Audi sees the crisis as an opportunity, and is sending a signal of solidarity from Ingolstadt. The artistic director of the Aud...

Unfair Advantage Podcast: Sport quattro Designer – Catching up with Peter Birtwhistle

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45486"] words: Bill, photos: Peter Birtwhistle In this episode of Unfair Advantage, George Achorn catches up with Peter Birtwhistle. So who is Peter Birtwhistle besides a man with a really cool last name? While you may not recognize his name, you definitely recognize his work. Peter was an Audi designer in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He has a book coming out on April 14, 2020 (purchase An English Car Designer Abroad HERE). Listen ...

Video of the Day(s): A Virtual Factory Tour of Ingolstadt

  [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45074"] words: Bill, source: Audi AG Who here has never been to Ingolstadt *raises hand*? Wait...I'm the only one? Ok well I guess I'll watch this stream myself. Audi knows that we are all cooped up so they are trying to alleviate our boredom through a coloring book, tech talks, a 4-hour tour of the Australian countryside and now a virtual tour of Ingolstadt. If you are interested, you will have to book an interactive tour onl...

Join Audi Australia On A Four Hour Cruise

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45415"] words: Bill, source: Audi Australia Depending on the restrictions in your locality, going out for a drive may not be deemed 'essential' but it's a fact (that I just made up) that going for a drive clears one's mind of stress and brings feelings of euphoria. Audi Australia feels the same way so they teamed up with We Are Social Australia to create 'The Drive', a four hour long video that allows homebound viewers to cruise through the Austr...

Special Limited Edition ABT RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45381"] source: ABT Sportsline Once again, Audi have created the perfect synergy of the sports car and touring estate with the latest RS 6. Each new RS generation is accompanied by new developments. The latest edition is the first to feature optional all-wheel steering. This reduces the turning circle and at speeds above 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer to aid stability. ABT Sportsline is delighted to work with this excellent foundation and is tr...

Find of the Day: 2001 Imola Yellow Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45377"] words: Bill, photos: craigslist.com Imola Yellow...it's a color that you either love or hate. Put it on a car that's almost universally loved and it's an unstoppable combination. This particular B5 can be found in Colorado and it almost sounds too good to be true. Here's the ad: Rare 2001 Audi S4, 6-speed manual, 40,800 miles, AWD, finished in Imola Yellow with black Nappa leather interior and powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6. Only ...

Quality Has Four Rings and Four Letters: Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45329"] source: Audi AG The big winner in the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey Audi wins seven out of 14 categories in the quality rankings Two additional individual victories and two overall class victories round out the results Quality has a name: Audi. This has been confirmed once more by the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey. The brand with the Four Rings won seven out of...

15 Movies Featuring Audi Vehicles to Watch While You Social Distance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45274"] Editor's note: Audi of America has just released '15 Movies Featuring Audi Vehicles to Watch While You Social Distance' and in my opinion, they left out an important one...well at least to me. I know the star car of Ferris Bueller's Day Off  is the 1961...Ferrari...250 GT...California (ooooh yeah)  but did you know Mr. Bueller (the dad, not the ersatz younger Sausage King of Chicago) drove an Audi 5000 S Turbo? Easter egg- the Audi's ...

#AudiTogether: Audi Provides Five Million Euros in Corona Crisis

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45268"] Many projects initiated at national and international level International campaign #AudiTogether and live concert on April 14, streamed on the internet CEO Markus Duesmann: “Things will continue for the Audi employees also after the crisis” When it counts, the world moves closer together. In the corona crisis, Audi is supporting medical and social institutions in its home regions and providing humanitarian aid at the natio...

Video of the Day: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant vs Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45259"] words: Bill, photo: Lovecars Ok since yesterday's Video of the Day was a little controversial, how about a good old fashion drag race? Tiff Needell in a twin-turbo V8 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S takes on a similar powered Audi RS 6 Avant. It's a little wet but both are all wheel drive while the RS 6 Avant is slightly heavier. They run two drags with one model taking a commanding win and in the second, takes a slim win. So who won? Watch below...

Tech Talk: How Audi Plans to Bring 20 All-Electric Models to Market in the Next Five Years

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45235"] 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 of...

More Dynamic Than Ever: The New Audi A3 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45072"] source: Audi AG Audi established the premium compact class segment with the A3 in 1996. The fourth generation of the success model is now being introduced on the market – sporty, digitalized and fully connected. Beneath the progressive design of the body of the new A3 Sportback lie many innovations from the full-size class, for example the infotainment, suspension, and driver assist systems. Distinctive: design and lighting The new Aud...

Join The #FourRingsChallenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44959"] words: Bill, photo/video: Audi AG Our friends at Audi know how quickly boredom sets in or how repetitive certain activities can get . I know we've cleaned the house several times and even my dog runs away whenever she sees us taking her leash off the wall. Audi released their coloring book earlier in the week and just yesterday, created virtual backgrounds for your daily (if not hourly) work Zoom video conferences. Today, there i...

quattro magazine q1_2020: Event Report – Audi RS 6 Avant at Malibu Cars & Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37981"] words: Denis Podmarkov, Photos: Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q1_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Pinch me, I must be dreaming…the day is here. The day we dreamt about. Begged Audi of America for. The day we all thought was impossible. Today is the day the United States of America gets their first RS Avant...

Find of the Day: 1960 Auto Union 1000SP Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44794"] words: Bill, photos: Sewickley Cars via Bring A Trailer The last time we feature an Auto Union 1000SP Coupé as a Find of the Day, it was located overseas and was a Thunderbird-esque red with a white top. This one is much closer and is silver with white leather. How close? Despite wearing Ontario tags, it's located in Pittsburgh, PA. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44801"] Here's the ad: This 1960 Auto Union 1000 Sp coup...

Video of the Day: 1,300hp Audi TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44753"] words: Bill, video: Car Acceleration TV Have you ever been on YouTube and fallen down a rabbit hole? Of course you have. Well in my travels, I stumbled across this: a 1,300hp 200mph Audi TT RS. It's, uh, been slightly modified. As it says in the video, enjoy the brutally fast acceleration and insane sound... [embed]https://youtu.be/5HxShwiDJng[/embed]

Tech talk: The 2020 Audi S6 and S7 2.9-liter V6 TFSI engine and Electric-Powered Compressor

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44712"] 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 of Tec...

AZ Euros Talks About Paul Walker’s B5 S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40410"] words: Bill, photos: Barrett-Jackson, The Smoking Tire Way back in October, we featured Paul Walker's B5 S4 as a Find of the (Future) Day. In fact, we wrote three blog posts about his car as Paul was an icon in the automotive world (Find of the Future Day is Here: Paul Walker’s 2000 Audi S4 and AZ Euros Buys Paul Walker’s B5 S4). And this one makes number 4...almost as many as there are Fast & Furious movies. We rarely, if ev...

Color Your Audi World

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44678"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Stuck inside with nothing to do? Well, Audi to the rescue. In light of the current situation, Audi has re-released their Audi collection coloring book...for free. You can download the book HERE. Now there's no excuse for when boredom hits you. Stay safe and we'll see you on the other side. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44679"]

ABT Power S Boosts Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44651"] words: Bill, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor's Note: Let me start out with my disclaimer for the normal questions I get: Yes, I know that the RS 4 Avant isn't sold in the States Yes, I post articles on Audi models that we don't get because we're all Audi fans, right? No...this isn't clickbait With all of us practicing #socialdistancing, we turn to the web to keep us entertained and what is more entertaining than gazing at an Audi RS 4 Ava...