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...

The KW Variant 4 Street Performance Coilover Kit Unleashes The Audi RS 5 And Soon Also The Audi RS 4

source: KW  Fichtenberg (Germany) – KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, continues to develop Variant 4 coilover kits for more and more sports cars. The Variant 4, with its three-way high-performance dampers (independently adjustable low speed and high speed compression stage as well as low speed rebound stage) is now also available for the Audi RS5 Coupé (B9). It offers an ideal alternative to the Audi Dynamic Ride Control suspension kit. Despite the lower center of gravity of...

AWE Announces B9 S4 Project Car, Partners With Thule, Cannondale, H&R, Vossen, and Yokohama

source: AWE AWE, the precision automotive engineering firm located just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, launched the gallery today that displays the all-new AWE B9 S4, outfitted with precision performance upgrades from AWE and partner-products from Thule, Cannondale Bicycles, Vossen Wheels, H&R Special Springs, and Yokohama Tire for a marketing cross-promotion push. AWE has a long history of developing high-performance upgrades for the Audi market, citing such milestones as...

ABT Pushes The 2018 Audi S5 From 354 HP To 425 HP

[source: ABT America] The S5 combines form and function like no other car from the Audi company and ABT is offering just the right amount of upgrades to increase performance and sharpen the look of the elegant midsize all-wheel-drive. Leaving the S5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet in the hands of ABT, the 3.0-liter V6 engine gets a boost of up to 425 HP and 405 lb-ft (stock performance: 354 HP / 369 lb-ft). Power is applied in a save and reliable way through the separate ABT E...

Audi A4 Ultra sport Returns, Manual Only and Highly Limited

By now you may have heard that the remaining manual transmission models in the Audi lineup, including A4 and A5 coupé, will disappear with the arrival of the 2019 model year. No doubt manual transmission purists lament this day, though Audi of America’s own manual aficionados have created a proper send-off with the return of the A4 Ultra sport. The reality of today’s car market is that the fierce loyalty for manual transmission models simply doesn’t translate in sales. With the B9-...

Audi exclusive Mocha Latte A4 allroad at Walter’s Audi

"Buick Beige"? The hell you say. The Audi exclusive color Mocha Latte may be on the beige end of the spectrum, but it's anything but boring. It's been a unique regular amongst Audi exclusive builds, here most recently on an allroad that's in inventory over at Walter's Audi in Riverside, CA. Mocha Latte first wowed Audi aficionados when it landed on an RS 6 in the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. Consider it an extension of the lighter toned paint trend that ushered in the likes of Nardo Grey, its a...

Lumma Design with New SQ5 Widebody

[source: Lumma Design] Striking, sporty, individual - the conversion kit LUMMA CLR 5S for SQ5 (type FY) visually focuses on the sporting ambitions of the performance SUV from Ingolstadt. The powerfully drawn body components in combination with exclusive wheel sets give the vehicle a very expressive character.    Sporty appearance    Parts made of high-quality PUR-RIM-plastics    "Made in Germany"    TÜV-certificate    Matching exclusive wheel sets in various designs ...

Summer Travel Awaits:  Silvercar Adds Audi A5 Cabriolet to its Fleet

[source: Silvercar] Silvercar expands to a three-model offering with the addition of the summer-ready Audi A5 Cabriolet Silver Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles will be available at select locations starting in late June with additional roll outs through the year Silvercar is now available in 23 locations across the United States and continues its rapid U.S. expansion strategy AUSTIN – Silvercar is celebrating summer with new travel possibilities for customers. Today, the company ...

Different Takes on Audi RS 5 Wheels

  Okay, so we've seen some critique of the wheel design on the new RS 5 coupé. While we don't take issue, a recent thread on our Facebook group seems to find a consensus (at least of the most outspoken) that they look like something you'd find from another manufacturer. We disagree, and here's why. What you see above is an RS 5 currently in stock at Walter's Audi in Riverside, CA and shot by James Lee of Food4Audis. As you can see, the dealership has foregone the typical gloss black...

Video: B9 RS 4 Meets Its Grandaddy…the B5 RS 4

words: Bill Cho, video and photos: Auditography Them lucky sons o' guns. Auditography scores again with this very unique pairing. He took a new RS 4 Avant and had a photoshoot with his very own B5 RS 4. Since he was only borrowing the new RS 4, he was told to be gentle with it so no RS 4 vs RS 4 races. Auditography more than made up for it with his always beautiful photography of the meeting of the giants. Watch the video below and don't forget to visit his Facebook page fo...

Driven: 2017 Audi A5 Sportback

words: Paul Rivera, photos: Paul Rivera and Audi of America In January, 2009, Audi unveiled the Sportback Concept at the Detroit North American Auto Show. The design was well received by the press and public alike and the first generation A5 Sportback rolled into European dealerships by the following summer. Alas, America never got the car though the A7 Sportback launched later would come here as a smashing success, which may have inspired Audi to reconsider the second time around. For th...

Defining OEM plus with this Incredible Audi A4 allroad

  words: George Achorn, photos: Nicholas Caron I’m just going to say it. OEMplus is an overused term. Originally coined to describe automotive modifications primarily using OEM parts to create something the factory could or should have built, it tends to be more loosely used as any modified car that’s cleanly built. Were it applied more strictly, few modified cars would pass the test… though we suspect this A4 allroad (B9) built by Jaron Brass of the ACNA Golden Gate Chapter...

Audi exclusive Cumulus Blue S5 Sportback at Oktoberfest with Audi Pittsburgh

While the autumn foliage may have been made up of warm yellow and amber orange, an Audi S5 Sportback we encountered last weekend while at Next Level Tuning's Oktoberfest event in Western, PA was anything but. The car, part of the current inventory at Audi Pittsburgh, was painted an icy cool Audi exclusive hue by the name of Cumulus Blue. Parked and situated, we approached the driver. It turns out that Pat McCulloch is a major Audi enthusiast who works in the service department at Audi Pit...

Driven: Long Distance Running in H&R’s Audi A4 SEMA Car

There’s a dirty little secret about SEMA cars. They’re fantasy for the most part… for the most part impossible. Tires and wheels are impossibly big, suspension impossibly low, trick paint impossible to maintain, and the cost is impossibly high. Of course, this isn’t always the case though, so when we had a chance to log a nearly 1800 mile round trip run to the Audi Club’s Wisconsin headquarters last month in H&R’s B9 Audi A4, we were curious to see just how we’d fare. Th...
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Frankfurt IAA: The New Audi RS 4 Avant

  Do you want the good news or the bad news first? It's hard to deny the excitement of a new Audi RS 4 Avant. RS cars started in the form of wagons, and the super estate car remains first and foremost an Audi domain. Yes others do it, but there's something special in the air when Audi reveals a new one. Make that new one based on the smaller and lighter B9 A4 chassis and using the fire-breathing biturbo V6 of the RS 5 and it's hard to look away. That's obviously all fantastic, but there'...