20 Years of A6 Avant with Offroad Qualities: The New Audi A6 allroad quattro

source: Audi AG New generation with striking design, extensive equipment packages and excellent off-road capabilities Versatility coupled with a distinctive look and premium equipment Powerful V6 TDI engines, adaptive air suspension with up to 60 millimeters (2.4 in) of variable ground clearance and hill descent control as standard 20 years after its debut, the fourth generation of the Audi A6 allroad quattro is being launched. With the standard all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension and...

Sporty and Efficient with Plug-In Hybrid Drive: The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

source: Audi AG Successful SUV now with TFSI engine and powerful electric motor Electric range of over 40 kilometers (24.9 mi), electric driving at up to 135 km/h (83.9 mph) Convenient charging: the Audi e-tron Charging Service and the myAudi app With an E license plate, ideal for commuters, fleet operators and as a company car The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emiss...

Find of the Day: Not Your Ordinary 1981 Audi Quattro

photos: PistonHeads I'm rewatching The Grand Tour season 1 and 2 in preparation for the new season and am still fascinated by S2E7 "It's a gas, gas, gas" which tells the story of Jezza’s Favorite Motorsports Battle- Audi vs. Lancia. In that frame of mind, one tends to start looking for an Ur-Quattro to drool over and this one fell into my lap. Featured on PistonHeads, this is a former John Buffum, Hannu Mikola, Robert McBurney, David Sutton Motorsport Audi Rally Team Quattro. The price? ...

Iconic ABT quattro Meets Great-Grandchild – The ABT RS5-R

source: ABT Sportsline The Audi quattro presented in 1980 is the "godfather" in the history of Audi all-wheel-drive sport models. It is what other racers from the brand have to live up to. With regard to the engine, the 20V with 220 HP (162 kW), which was introduced in 1989, was the benchmark after the exclusive Sport quattro. The former can be found in the ABT Sportsline museum in Bavaria – in a good, but certainly not the standard production condition. "Back then, we tuned the ...

Power Play: Audi e-tron Prototype With Electrifying Dynamics

source: Audi AG New quattro generation: the electric all-wheel drive Enormous driving pleasure: powerful traction on different terrain Wide-ranging character: from long-distance tourer to offroad adventurer With driving dynamics tests on Namibia’s salt flats and savanna, the Audi e-tron prototype is at present impressively demonstrating its handling qualities. All made possible thanks to a new generation of the quattro drive – the electric all-wheel drive. In conj...

Glorious Find of the Day: 1982 Audi quattro…Pre-Production Prototype

words: Bill Cho, photos: autoclassics.com Every once in awhile, you run across a car that seems too good to be true. This is one of them...and it's true. This is reportedly one of the twelve right-hand drive prototypes built on the 'C' chassis and is likely the first one in the United Kingdom. When Audi built the production right-hand drive models, they were built on the 'D' chassis making the twelve prototypes very unique. What makes this one even more unique, it's one of two prototypes...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro on Bring A Trailer

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] If you have been following our Find of the Day stories, you'll notice that we like Ur-quattros...a lot. So when I opened my daily email from bringatrailer.com, I was excited to see this heading: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro. This Tornado Red example is a Canadian market car and is said to be one of only 99 sold during its run. Here's the ad: This 1985 Audi Ur-Quattro was originally purchased at Capilano Audi in Vancouver, British Columb...

Find of the Day: 1983 Ur-quattro

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Hunting Ridge Motors] The cars of my youth keep coming back to haunt me. Haunting me because they're getting rare and the prices of the survivors are climbing. Finding a Ur-quattro in any condition is getting harder and even if you did, the price reflects the rarity. The 1985 example we featured at the beginning of the year sold at auction for $81,400. Oof. This one is offered by Hunting Ridge Motors for just...$59,900. A veritable bargain. Here's the...

Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport Before “Magic Weekend”

[source: Audi Sport] Season highlight with 40,000 fans in the forests of central Sweden Level pegging: Audi drivers Ekström and Bakkerud both with two victories so far in Höljes Season highlight in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX): the event in Swedish Höljes is held from June 29 to July 1. It is regarded as the craziest world championship round of the year and is simultaneously the home race for EKS Audi Sport and Mattias Ekström. ...

Road & Track: How One Iconic Rally Photo Helped Audi’s Quattro All-Wheel Drive Take Flight

[source: Road & Track] Rally driver Hannu Mikkola and navigator Arne Hertz couldn’t have known as they crested a hill that they were about to be frozen forever in an iconic and crucial moment. This image of the Audi Quattro World Rally Championship race car would sear itself into the consciousness of an entire generation... This is the story of a photo that existed on the wall of my childhood bedroom and I never knew or even thought about the origin of it. Now I know. Read the...

The Q8 Has Broken Cover At The Audi Brand Summit in China- Here Are The Official Photos

[source: Audi AG] This morning, photos were leaked online of the new undisguised Q8. Shortly afterwards, the Q8 was officially revealed at Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen. Read the press release below. The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8 Expressive design with new Singleframe and features from the original Audi quattro Generous, elegant interior, touch operating concept and high-tech navigation All-wheel steering and quattro drive for agile handling and best traction ...

Find of the Day: 1985 Ur-quattro

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] Ahhhhh...Bring A Trailer. Why must you torment me so? For those not in the know, Bring A Trailer (or BAT) is a website for finding great vintage cars in one spot. Also a website for wasting a lot of time dreaming of vehicles from your dreams. Take this 1985 Ur-quattro. Said to be one of the 73 imported to the States for the updated 1985 model, it's finished in Stone Grey Metallic over grey leather and everything looks great. Ad: Thi...

Find of the Day: 1990 Ur-quattro 20V RR

words: Bill Cho, photos: 4 Star Classics The Ur-quattro will always be a special car and because so, they are getting harder and harder to find in good condition. This one classifies as "good" if not "great" condition.  The last of the breed, this is a 1990 example with only 81,092 miles since new. The description says there's no damage aside from a small crack in the front splitter and only a couple of small blemishes in the Crystal Silver Metallic paint.  All the glass and lens...

Candide Thovex and Audi Team Up to Ski The World

words: Bill Cho, video: Candide Thovex, photo: Audi AG Back in 2015, Candide Thovex skied down an alpine slope (sans snow), over roads, through tunnels, a herd of cows, and into a perfect landing in a Q7. Now he's back with bigger challenges. Spanning three continents, Candide skies where the snow doesn't go. Across grass, sand, water, and even The Great Wall of China, Candide Thovex conquers them all and ends up at an unconventional ski resort. Watch the video below and enjoy the ...

The Grand Tour: Jezza’s Favorite Motorsports Battle- Audi vs. Lancia

words: Bill Cho, video screenshots: Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour In The Grand Tour's 2nd season, episode 7 It's a gas, gas, gas that came out this past Friday, Jeremy Clarkson dives into the history of what he calls "his favorite battle of them all": Audi vs. Lancia in the 1983 WRC campaign. It's a great piece done with the usual GT humor and interesting facts. It starts back in 1977 when Audi was testing the Iltis for the German Army. Audi began building cars with all wheel drive a...

Best of Audi quattro on Hillclimb Racing – 5 Cylinder Pure Sound Compilation

words: Bill Cho, video: HillClimb Monsters If you had to use one word to describe the Audi 5 cylinder, it would be legendary or unforgettable or storied or...you get what I'm saying. Full of snarls, pops, chirps, whoosh and roar, this compilation video by HillClimb Monsters is 11 minutes of pure joy. There's nothing like hearing an approaching beast and just knowing it's an Audi. From European hillclimbs to Pikes Peak, you will be at the edge of your seat as you watch these Audis tak...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi ur-quattro

words: Bill Cho, photos: Gooding & Company To find a clean Ur-quattro in the States these days is getting harder and harder so I normally look at the European sites to get my fix. These cars were a fantasy of mine since middle school ever since I read about Rally Group B. On a whim, I decided to look Stateside and I ran across this 1985 beauty on the Gooding & Company website. Distinguished Provenance and Likely One of the Most Significant Examples Extant Extremely Origina...

No Blind Eye with the ur Social Network

words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov As I’ve shifted a cog jumping from web community to Audi Club over the past year, the advantage of a tight-knit organization some 10,000 strong is becoming more and more apparent by the day. Take for example the purchase of a weathered ur quattro blindly from some 1,600 miles away. It all started as most fantasy transactions do. A well-worn but apparently equally well-loved iconic ur quattro was listed on Facebook’s Small Chassis Audi G...