Q4 e-tron Series Adds New All-Wheel-Drive Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62645"] source: Audi AG Q4 45 e-tron now available to preorder Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro1 with 195 kW* rounds out drive system portfolio Customers can now order Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron2 with a range of up to 534 km (WLTP) All Q4 e-tron models certified as “carbon-neutral products” The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are the first compact electric SUVs from the brand with the fou...

Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi 20V-Powered Quattro 6-Speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61011"] words: Bill, photos: Chris S. via Bring A Trailer Chris isn't unfamiliar with restoring and older Audi. We had another one of his as a Find of the Day last year. I said this about his S2/RS2 Coupe quattro clone: First of all, I have to say this is how you do an ad for a car. Lots of details, lots of clear photos that are actually in focus. Well, he doesn't disappoint with this BAT ad. Here it is: This 1983 Audi Qu...

Find of the Day: 14k-mile 1983 Audi Ur-quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59505"] words: Bill, photos: Ambassador Automobile Amazon Blue...we've featured another Amazon Blue Ur-quattro before nicknamed Der Kommisar. That was a 1985 model with 83k miles and was listed for $55,900. This one is a 1983 model with...14k miles. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59496"] I thought the building looked familiar and sure enough, the same dealer also had a C4 S6 Avant for sale which was a former Find of the Da...

Video of the Day: A Love Story Turns Into A Monster Mashup

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59516"] words: Bill, video: Hagerty As the video starts, Ryan reminisces about his 4000 and growing up skiing and lusting after the four rings. We walk (drive) down memory lane as he takes us through an abbreviated history of the quattro through the early rally days and ultimately, the legendary Group B. But then the story takes a violent turn and a monster emerges...the meek 4000 meets its European brother in the form of an Audi 80 with a 4.2 ...

Feature Car: Group 4, a quattro Story

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58362"] by: Aaron Plante, photos: George Achorn Editor's Note: This story originally ran in the Fall 2018 issue of quattro quarterly. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Dust was heavy in the air, choking out the blistering sun. The roads of the third leg had dried from recent heavy rains and the Ivory Coast was fulfilling its reputation as one of the most onerous rallies on the 1982 World Rally ...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi 4000S quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56879"] words: Bill, photos: Alex Kremer Growing up, I never did look at an Audi 4000 with starry eyes or even any eyes. It wasn't until much (much) later that I began to appreciate them. Maybe because up until that point, I had not driven one and was pretty ignorant about other Audi models outside of the Sport quattro or the 90 Coupe quattro my friend had in college. Joining Audi/Volkswagen forums in the late 90s/early 2000s, people were talking...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi 200 Avant quattro Turbo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56817"] words: Bill, photos: The Classic Car Gallery People will look back at 2020 as the Year of the Pandemic but it could also be called the Year of the Avant. The mighty RS 6 Avant finally landed on NA shores and the A6 allroad made a comeback. So you can say long roof fans are all anog over Avants. That brings us to today's Find of the Day. This 200 Avant may look familiar to some as it was a Bring A Trailer car back in March of this year and...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56512"] words: Bill, photos: Craigslist The Pacific Northwest...I've said this many many times but that region of the country seems to hold all the rust-free specimens from the Audi of yore. We've featured several Find of the Days from there and most are in great condition. Take this one. It's getting harder (and more expensive) to find an Audi Quattro and in my opinion, this one isn't priced out of range. Here's the ad: It has a clean title. 155...

Find of the Day: 1995 Audi S6 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55260"] words: Bill, photos: Sea-Auto Sales There's something about finding older cars in the Pacific Northwest. Most of them are rust-free and most of them are in very good condition. Take this C4 S6 for example...it almost looks brand new and that Europa Blue color is fantastic. Here's the ad: SEA AUTO SALES is excited to offer this rare 1995 Audi S6 Quattro Turbo for sale. This beautiful One Owner S6 has been exceptionally taken care of and is...

Find of the Day: Euro 1981 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55127"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I love this car. I mean who wouldn't? But my love isn't just towards the design nor the drivetrain...it's that interior. I've seen many Quattros but most have been leather or cloth.  This one has a mocha brown cloth interior with Zebra patterned inserts...delicious. Here's the ad: This 1981 Audi Quattro is a European-market model that was imported into the US in 1982 through California Porsche-Aud...

From the Ur-quattro to the e-tron S: The Legendary All-Wheel Drive Celebrates its 40th Birthday

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54722"] source: Audi AG Four rings, forty years, one quattro - in short: an Ingolstadt success story. The Audi quattro celebrates its anniversary in 2020. Read how the first Audi with all-wheel drive revolutionized the automotive industry. The idea behind the quattro The search for traces of the origins of the Audi quattro leads straight to the winter of 1976: At that time, Audi developed the VW Iltis off-road vehicle for the German...

40 Years, 40 Figures, 40 Images: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54756"] Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors that drive the new S models in Audi’s e-...

Video of the Day: 1972 V8 quattro swapped Audi 100 Coupé S

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51470"] words: Bill, photos: George Achorn, Jamie Orr If you're friends with George on Facebook (or in real life), you may know that he bought a new-to-him Audi in Sweden and had it shipped over. This Audi? I like to call it Frankenstein though George prefers Elly. Why do I/George call it Frankenstein/Elly? Well...just sit right back and you'll hear a tale; a tale of a monster Audi 100 S Coupé. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="5...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Ur-quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50529"] words: Bill, photos: Angie Lang This floated my way the other day but yesterday's 1986 Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Tribute took priority as the next Find of the Day. That doesn't diminished though what this car is: a 1983 Audi Ur-quattro in Mars Red. These cars are getting harder to find and this one looks like it's in pretty good condition. Here's the ad: 1983 Audi UR Quattro Miles: 77,000 Color: Red/cream leather Second owner at 27K mi. C...

Audi TechFocus Newsletter #03: Audi quattro Sets Standards in the Age of Electric Mobility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50424"] source: Audi AG Fundamentally new quattro drive architecture for electric models Optimized drive torque distribution in longitudinal and transverse direction Benefits: variable, dynamic, precise and powerful with maximum efficiency For four decades, Audi has been setting the pace with permanent quattro all-wheel drive and thus initiated a paradigm shift in powertrain technology in the automotive world and in motorsport. The brand is now...

Hardware Meets Software: From Classic Mechanical Systems to a Fully Interlinked High-End Control Unit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50281"] source: Audi AG Electronic Chassis Platform interlinks mechanical chassis components Brake energy recuperation turns efficiency into a new chassis dimension Future fusion of chassis and powertrain control in an integrated vehicle dynamics computer New high-end control unit clearly more powerful and about ten times as fast as current systems Exactly 40 years ago, Audi revolutionized the automotive world. With its permanent quattro all...

Audi Bids Farewell to the R8 V10 quattro with Limited Edition Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49451"] source: Audi of America Limited to 30 units, the R8 V10 quattro features unique trim details including 20-inch milled wheels in silver, carbon exterior lower trim, and alu-optic mirror caps Available as a Coupe painted in either Mugello Blue, Avus Silver, or Sonoma Green, and as a Spyder painted in Mugello Blue R8 V10 performance quattro model continues on for 2021  To celebrate a decade of success with the storied V10 engine, Audi...

That first quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48974"] source: Peter McKay, Audi Australia Magazine Leading Australian motoring writer and racing driver Peter McKay has driven everything on wheels in his illustrious career, but Audi’s quattro cars hold a special significance. It’s impossible to forget your first, and so it is with the first quattro Audi I ever drove, an example of the original limited volume coupe which began the all-wheel drive revolution. This car, known simply as the A...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Dune Dancers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47777"] words: Ola Lereim of ableitet.no, Photo: Getty Images, José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Amongst endurance rallies, the original iteration of the Paris-Dakar Rally holds maybe the most enduring, where the contestants started off the new year in Paris, travelled across t...