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...

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 ...

Agility For The Long Haul: Audi S6 and S7 Now As TDI Models with Electric Powered Compressor

  source: Audi AG Performance, presence and comfort – S6 Sedan, S6 Avant and S7 Sportback Impressive 700 newton-meters (516.3 lb-ft) of torque thanks to combination of electric powered compressor, 48-volt primary electrical system and V6 TDI engine S model design: sporty look and sophisticated pedigree Sportiness meets efficiency – the new Audi S6 and S7 models make their entrance with a torquey V6 TDI engine, offering customers in Europe the ideal performance models for ...

Spied: B9.5 Audi S4 Avant

As Audi moves closer to launch of its freshened B9 range of cars, more and more test mules of the many variants are being spied in locales known for prototype testing. This week, an updated B9.5 S4 Avant was caught cold weather testing. Spoiler alert, the Audi S4 Avant isn't coming to America... at least based on any rumors we've ever heard. While there's been plenty of talk about A6 allroad and even RS 6, it is believed the B9 Avant is too far into lifecycle to make sense for importat...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant OEM+ Featured in Q2 2019 quattro Magazine

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The latest issue of quattro Magazine (Q2_2019) is on its way to Audi Club members. In it, they'll find an article about a B5 RS 4 Avant entitled Rennsport + Avant = Perfection. I proofread quattro which means reading every issue cover to cover...several several times. So imagine my surprise when this Avant showed up on Bring A Trailer. I recognized it even before I knew what I was looking at. I won't spoil the article before you have a chance ...

More Next-Gen RS 6 Avant Photos from Nürburgring

With the weather turning to spring in Europe, the auto manufacturer development schedule turns to the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Spy photographers first caught the new RS 6 in the area around the fabled German road course yesterday. Today, they've caught the car again, this time out on track. There's nothing new to report in the last 24-hours, so this is simply our drawing your attention to more photos of  the same or a very similar car as was seen yesterday. Even still, we figured you'd not ...

Oh. Hello There Next-Generation Audi RS 6 Avant!

Spies in Europe have finally caught the next-generation Audi RS 6 Avant out testing. While the RS 7 has been seen already, the RS 6 has been well-hidden... at least up until now. Whenever the RS 6 Avant has been spied before, it has worn heavy cladding and not given much of a view of what we can expect. This particular car has mainly just funkadelic vinyl on it, and even the wheels look like they may very well be an upcoming production design. Beyond those wheels are the large brakes tha...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Avant Spied Cold Weather Testing

Audi is prepping a "B9.5" mid-lifecycle refreshening for its B-segment range of cars including A4, A5 and Q5 families. In as much, spy photographers have been catching mules of these cars cold weather testing this winter. While not offered in the USA, we have no doubt that the sighting of a B9.5 RS 4 Avant is enough to get serious attention from any red-blooded Audi aficionado. Given this is a mid-lifecycle freshening, don't expect significant drivetrain differences. Instead, consider the...

Audi USA Summons Avants via Twitter. Oh Boy!

Just in case you don't watch Twitter, you'll be forgiven for having missed this tweet. Even still, Audi USA has made a most interesting post about sixteen hours ago. It's about Avants. Eyebrows raised yet? Here's the tweet. — Audi (@Audi) March 8, 2019 Now, we're not experts on summoning circles, but we've been around the block a few times regarding Audi and Avants. No joke. We've circled their headquarters in our allroad seeking out Euro spec long roofs they might be hiding on numerou...

New Evidence of Top Quality: Audi Now Ranks 1st and 2nd in Endurance Test by “Auto Bild”

source: Audi AG The A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI covered a distance of 100,000 kilometers without any problems and performed outstandingly, achieving a grade of 1 Audi places first and second in “Auto Bild” endurance test ranking: With a grade of 1+, only the A3 Sportback g-tron ranks higher than the A4 Avant Michael Neumayer, Head of Audi Quality Assurance: “This once again confirms our claim to be the best premium provider when it comes to quality” Since spring 2017, A...

quattro Magazine: A4 Avantage

by: George Achorn, photos by: Eric Yeager, George Achorn Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Maybe it’s tenor of the Italian language. It almost sounds poetic… maybe as if by destiny…when a guy with the last name “Avantaggio” builds the ultimate OEM plus B8 A4 Avant. You see, the Italian suffix aggio is equivalent to the English age, indicating action but perhaps with a more stylish flair. The translation, “Avantage” then seems a...

ABT Presenting The Speed-Style A6 3.0 TDI in Geneva

source: ABT Sportsline Ok...let's get this out of the way. We know we do not get the TDI in the States/Canada and probably will not see a new one in the future but we may get the A6 Avant so this still applies (at least in terms of everything but the engine management)? The Jet d’Eau fountain with its up to 140 meters (460 ft) high and bright white water jet is the best known attraction of Lake Geneva: Thanks to a pump performance of 1,000 kW, the cool water is jetted upwards with ...

Motor Authority: Decision To Bring Audi RS 6, A6 Avant To US Coming Soon

source: Motor Authority Audi plans to make a decision on whether it will introduce a new generation of the A6 Avant and the hotter RS 6 Avant for the U.S. market soon. CarBuzz initially reported in January that its own source was told by Audi executives that the company had given both wagon models the green light for the U.S., and that they will arrive with the next RS 7 Sportback. However, Audi spokesman Mark Dahncke told Motor Authority on Monday that information is not correct. He s...

Motor1.com: New Audi A4 allroad Spied For The First Time

source: Motor1.com The beefy A4 will either be a 2020 or 2021 model. We know Audi has a major facelift coming for the A4. We caught our first glimpse of the camouflaged sedan and wagon last month, and now spy photographers captured the elusive allroad model testing in the snowy white north. At a quick glance this could almost be mistaken for the A4 Avant we saw previously – the camouflage pattern matches, as well as the wheels and even the location for the photos. There are some ke...