#ThrowbackThursday: Audi Avantissimo Concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41297"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Back in 2001 at the International Automobile Exhibit in Frankfurt (IAA), Audi presented the Avantissimo concept study. If you haven't heard about the Avantissimo concept before, you're forgiven. You see, the date that it was revealed on was September 11, 2001... Our own quattro Magazine editor-in-chief, George Achorn, was there though he was covering it for his former website, fortitude.com. Nobody was paying...

Find of the Day: quattro Magazine Featured 2018 Audi S4llroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40933"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer In the 1st issue of the redesigned quattro Magazine (q1_2019), we wanted a cover photo that would grab attention and show that the magazine was moving in a new direction. We in the States sadly lack wagon/Avant options so when we ran across Pacific German's S4-converted B9 allroad, we knew we had a winner. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40990"] And we did. Not only did the magazine ...

2020 Audi A6 allroad Configurator Is Live On AudiUSA.com

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40727"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Everyone is anticipating the arrival of the RS 6 Avant to the North American market but did you know the A6 allroad is also coming? Of course you did and for those who are looking to purchase one,  the configurator is now live on audiusa.com. How will you build yours? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40714"]

Orders For Audi A4 Avant g-tron And A5 Sportback g-tron With New Design Can Be Placed As Of November

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39040"] source: Audi AG Low emissions and high efficiency: Natural gas as fuel protects the environment and also saves costs 2.0 TFSI engine with 125 kW (170 PS) Orders for the A4 Avant g-tron2 and A5 Sportback g-tron3 can be placed in Germany as of November 21. Audi natural gas models combine ecology and economy: The Audi A4 Avant g-tron2 and A5 Sportback g-tron3 feature a new, sporty design and ...

Road & Track: This 1160-HP Twin-Engine Audi Wagon Can Run Nine-Second Quarter-Miles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37899"] source: Road & Track And it can hit 62 mph in 2.5 seconds. This thing is absurd. We've seen a bunch of twin-engine cars in the past, but perhaps none more hardcore than this. It's an Audi S4 Avant that's been heavily modified to fit a second engine in its trunk to go drag racing. It makes well over 1000 horsepower, and slays runways quicker than a lot your favorite supercars... Read the rest of the story HERE

Two Audi RS 6 Avants Spied in Malibu

Did you know a pair of Audi RS 6 Avants are headed to Malibu? Yeah, so did we and reported on it HERE and HERE yesterday. Audi Sport is taking the aggressive move of sharing them at Malibu Cars & Coffee this weekend ahead of their official domestic reveal later at the Los Angeles Auto Show alongside the RS Q8 and RS 7 Sportback. BUT, did you know they're already in Malibu? Facebook V.I.S.I.T. Group member Evan Gold happened to catch this pair of new RS 6 Avants in traffic yesterday...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi RS 6 Avant…In The States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35981"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I need to change the prescription of my glasses. I spotted this the other day on Bring A Trailer and thought it said S6 Avant not RS 6 Avant so I just skipped over it (not that there's anything wrong with that). Too bad but not too late. In my defense, who would have thought a C5 RS 6 Avant would be legal in the States with our 25-year import law? So that begs the question...how is this legal in th...

Update For The Powerful Wagon: The New Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35912"] source: Audi Sport Even stronger visual differentiation thanks to new design language Powerful and efficient: Twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW (450 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque MMI touch: New operating system and new RS-specific displays The Audi Sport GmbH has fine-tuned many details of the RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (3...

Confirmed: All-New Audi RS 6 Avant Is Coming to America!!!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32608"] source: Audi of America High-performance RS 6 Avant delivers exhilarating driving dynamics with everyday functionality RS 6 Avant, with 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, sprints from 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds RS 6 Avant eighth model in growing Audi Sport U.S. lineup coming in 2020 HERNDON, Va., August 20, 2019 – Audi of America announced today, the all-new high-performance wagon, the RS 6 Avant, is coming to the U.S. market. ...

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...

Find of the Day: 1995 Polar Silver Audi RS2 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="30981"] words: Bill, photos: Konzept Automobile With Audi Sport celebrating 25 years of RS models this year, it got me searching for the OG RS - the RS2 Avant. As one knows, the 25-year exemption for shipping early build RS2s to the States is upon us and the supply of them are very limited...less than 3,000 were produced. We've featured several RS2s as our Find of the Day: here,here, and here. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="309...

Gallery of the Day: Audi S4 Sedan TDI and Avant TDI

words: Bill, photos/video: Audi AG Note: Audi has released photos and technical details on the new Audi S4 Avant and Sedan…yes, TDI. If you aren’t aware yet, the new S models from Audi are all powered by diesel engines and it’s highly doubtful we in the States will ever see these on our shores. We will get a gasoline power plant in our S cars. While the engine will be different, our S4 Sedan (and hopefully, Avant) should be identical to the EU model and it’s a seriously good looking veh...

Find of the Day: 2014 Audi allroad Premium Plus – Former fortitude.com Project Car

words: Bill, photos: George Achorn For every single Find of the Day vehicles I've featured, I've never had a personal attachment nor even seen one in person...with the exception of this car. This car is owned by our Editor-in-Chief of quattro Magazine, George Achorn. George used to be the one of the owners of Vortex Media Group (vwvortex.com, fourtitude.com, swedespeed.com) but sold the sites in 2015. We were fortunate enough to snap him up when he came back onto the scene. As such, t...

Gallery of the Day: Audi S6 Sedan TDI and Avant TDI

  photos: Audi AG Note: Audi has released photos and technical details on the new Audi S6 Sedan and Avant…yes, TDI. If you aren’t aware yet, the new S models from Audi are all powered by diesel engines and it’s highly doubtful we in the States will ever see these on our shores. We will get a gasoline power plant in our S cars. While the engine will be different, our S6 Sedan (and hopefully, Avant) should be identical to the EU model and it’s a seriously good looking vehicle. Enjoy the ...

Find of the Day: 2005 Aquamarine Blue S4 Avant

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer Ok I'm going to put this out there...yes, I know this is not Paul Newman's personal vehicle. Several weeks ago, this same Avant popped up for sale and there was confusion on whether or not Paul actually owned it or not and then it delved into a heated conversation. I was planning on doing a FOTD but held off and eventually forgot about it. But then, it popped up again on Bring A Trailer. I just spent the weekend with a B6 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant so the want is...

Find of the Day? 1994 Audi 80 Avant…with a 4.2L V8

words: Bill, photos: Ricardas Zizas Autohandel It's been a good several days for Finds of the Day: the RS2 Avant, the Imola Yellow RS 4, the Amazon Blue Ur-quattro, and the Holy Grail, the 1986 Audi Sport quattro. All special cars, all desirable cars, all hard-to-find cars so why would I feature a plain Jane Audi 80 Avant with ugly wheels? Because of this: Some mad scientist shoved a 4.2 V8 under the bonnet. Apparently this isn't an uncommon swap as I've found several YouTube videos on V8 swap...

Find of the Day: 1994 Audi RS2

words: Bill, photos: DCT Wielsbeke & Maldegem The RS2...almost the Holy Grail of Audi enthusiasts. Good news for us in the States as the 25 year rule falls to the wayside this year. This particular example (located in Belgium) will be legal in October but maybe you should think about jumping on it now and store it until October. Why jump on it now instead of waiting? It's only listed for €39,900 ($44,602.41USD). One RS2 we featured was listed at €69,911 ($78,150.36USD). Granted th...