Find of the Day: 2018 Audi R8 V10 Rear Wheel Series

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44032"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Marietta Audi Sport built 999 of the R8 V10 RWS with only 320 of them sold in the States. And what makes this series of R8s so special? Well, it's rear wheel drive...the 1st ever rear driven series production Audi model (the Audi R8 LMS GT3 was the 1st RWD from Audi). So yes, this is a special car. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44015"] This R8 V10 RWS has only 1,570 miles on it, hardly enough ...

2020 Audi SQ7 Balances the Performance of a 500-Horsepower V8 Engine With Premium Seven-Passenger Practicality

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41629"] source: Audi of America For the first time in the U.S., the new SQ7 features a 4.0 TFSI® V8 engine, generating 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque Standard All-wheel steering and available Active roll stabilization and quattro sport differential enhance the capabilities of the standard quattro® all-wheel drive The SQ8 comes with standard seven-passenger seating and front S sport seats with Valcona leather and diamond stitching The ...

From Bottle to Fabric: Seat Upholstery Made of PET

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43996"] source: Audi AG New Audi A3 with sustainable interior concept Up to 45 PET bottles with a capacity of 1.5 liters used per seating system Many additional components made from secondary raw materials The fashion industry produces jewelry, clothes and bags from PET bottles. In addition, more and more furniture is being made from waste material such as paper shreds, plastic bottles and wood chippings. Audi is now offe...

Re-Find of the Day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro will be at Gooding & Company on Amelia Island

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43962"] words: Bill, photos: Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company If you've never been to the Amelia Island Concours Week (March 5-8, 2020), I highly suggest you make some time to travel to the barrier island on Florida's Atlantic coast. Reasonably warm weather (especially to us in the Northeast), beautiful cars, beautiful scenery, beautiful cars... If this Sport quattro looks familiar, your eyes aren't deceiving you. We've featured it be...

Last 24+ Hours…Last Chance for the Audi Club Sweepstakes

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43934"] Who will win and what will you choose if you do? In the past we've given away two RS 3, S5 Sportback, S3...now? You have the chance to win your choice of either an RS 5 (Coupé or Sportback) or the new e-tron. But you had better hurry...the sweepstake ends TOMORROW February 21st. There's still time to purchase your entries. Will you be smiling like the LEGO figurines above? Purchase your entries HERE [gallery link="file" ...

5G in Production: Audi and Ericsson Take the Next Step Together

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43906"] source: Audi AG Audi and Ericsson present a further pilot project for 5G in production One of the first wireless automation application with a focus on personal safety Low end-to-end latency enables humans and machines to work together safely Audi is taking the next step towards the production of the 5G: Together with the Swedish network provider Ericsson, Audi is presenting a new pilot project in human-robot interaction. One of the ...

The New Audi RS Q3 and the New Audi RS Q3 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43758"] source: Audi AG Photo Gallery of the RS Q3 Sportback      Photo Gallery of the RS Q3 Curtain up for the new RS Q3 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.9–8.8 (26.4–26.7 mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203–202 (326.7–325.1 g/mi)) and RS Q3 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.9–8.8 (26.4–26.7 mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 204–202 (328.3–325.1 g/mi)): Both models combine a drive concept...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43568"] words: Bill, photos: Josh Decker Find of the Day? Maybe Find of the Year as in you will have to wait until 2026 to import one from Europe (if you live in the States; Canadians have been able to import these since 2016). There are a few B5 RS 4 Avants in the States but none are for sale now and arguably, none in this condition. Also, I happen to know the owner and you may too. Josh Decker founded  QuattroWorld, Achtuning, and is now the...

Audi Club R8 Spyder Dolce Vita European Tour

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43589"] Enjoy an exciting Italian journey in the Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro! Two Exclusive Audi Club North America R8 Tours – June 3-7 & October 7-11 Audi Club is pleased to offer two Audi R8 Dolce Vita tours in 2020. Sign up now! This tour sells out fast. Experience sinuous mountain passes, stunning landscapes and famous wine routes in sporty fashion and flawless style. Marvel at how the unmistakable design and supr...

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 ...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Is About to Cross the Finish Line…

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="15517"] The finish line is in sight...and we ARE giving away an Audi! Audi Club is getting closer to crossing the finish line on our very 1st sweepstakes and we ARE giving away an Audi! Sales ends Friday February 21 at midnight CST and the drawing will be held on February 28th at 12pm CST. Purchase 25 entries for $25, 55 entries for $50, or 120 entries for $100. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43399"] This is the highest value ...

Video of the Day: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43440"] words: Bill, video: Lovecars Blah Blah Blah...Tesla wins another drag race is what we're used to hearing so why does Tiff Needell in an Audi RS 6 Avant think he can win against a Tesla Model 3 Performance? Well because he has a brand new 2020 RS 6 Avant, that's why. Watch the drag race below and see what happens. We can't wait for the RS 6 Avant to finally hit our shores. [embed]https://youtu.be/xA08EW8rBAs[/embed]

Audi Q3 Models Achieve Five-Star Overall Safety US NCAP Rating

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43371"] source: Audi of America 2019 and 2020 Audi Q3 received 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program Vehicle performed impressively in all three NCAP tests including frontal, side and rollover tests Audi Q3 offers comprehensive suite of standard and available driver assistance features The 2019 and 2020 Audi Q3 compact SUV has earned the U.S. National Highway Traffic Sa...

Nordschleife Record-Holder Now Even Faster: ABT Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43358"] source: ABT Sportsline Nordschleife record-holder now even faster ABT RS Q8 boasts 700 hp and lowering option Even experienced auto-testers are amazed at the Audi RS Q8’s agility, despite its 2.4-tonne weight. But after all, the Audi engineers have brought a whole host of refined high-tech solutions to the table – such as steering rear wheels. The standard vehicle with 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm could even claim the Nürburgring No...

Still Plays With Cars: What To Do With A Smashed 1:64 quattro?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43345"] words: Bill, photos: Daniel Sciberras, George Achorn We've all done it...mistreated our Hot Wheels/Matchbox/etc cars when we were younger. Back then, a car in the condition above would have been tossed in the trash without a second thought. These days? There is life for even the most abused cars if you have the determination or talent. A couple of years ago, George and I stumbled across the world of 1:64 scale-model restorations. We were ...

AudiStream: Virtual Journey Through The World Of Production At Audi In Ingolstadt

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43308"] source: Audi AG  Interactive online offer provides insights into production and technology Tour guides accompany virtual tour and answer questions in real time View the Audi A3 body shop on your screen; go to the Audi A4 assembly line with a mouse click: With AudiStream, Audi is the first manufacturer to offer interactive factory tours. Starting from Wednesday, February 12, interested parties can experience producti...

2020 Audi Q7 Model Line Expands With Entry 2.0-Liter TFSI® Variant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43289"] source: Audi of America New Audi Q7 features advanced technologies including the MMI® touch response, Audi virtual cockpit and available adaptive cruise assist Striking design enhancements give the SUV a more powerful stance Audi Q7 45 TFSI® 2.0-liter engine generates 248 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque With the latest in innovative technologies including benchmark infotainment, as well as striking exterior and interior...

New Audi A3 With Better Driving Dynamics Than Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43238"] source: Audi AG Top-of-the-line traction, thrilling dynamism, and tremendous driving pleasure: quattro drive Sporty and direct handling: progressive steering with a variable gear ratio Wide gear ratio spread between agility and comfort: adaptive damper control Audi will be celebrating the world premiere of the new A3 Sportback at the Geneva Motor Show. Prior to this, the premium manufacturer is sending the fourth generation of its su...

The Audi Q3 Sportback Wins The Readers’ Choice Award For “Best Cars”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43117"] source: Audi AG The SUV coupé prevailed against 62 competitors in its category Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management Technical Development: “Our concept is proving to be a complete success on the market” Four further Audi models successful in the competition organized by “auto motor und sport” The Audi Q3 Sportback**, which was introduced just a few months ago, prevailed against strong competition in i...

The Ultimate High-Performance Estate By ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43078"] source: ABT Sportsline The fourth generation of the Audi RS 6 recently came onto the market. Now, with the help of a performance upgrade from ABT Sportsline, you can further enhance the already enormous power of the Avant. But first things first: Since the “Big Bang” in 2002, when the first Audi RS 6 saw the light of day, a great deal has happened, particularly in the field of driving dynamics. So, the latest edition with mild hy...