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...

concept corner: 2005 Audi allroad quattro concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47623"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Here in the States, we've had 2 allroad models: the A6 allroad (C5) and the A4 allroad (B8.5) but not at the same time. The B9 A4 allroad showed up as a 2017 model and the new A6 (C8), as a 2020 model, is finally here. Soon, a third Avant will join her sisters in the form of the RS 6 Avant. It's an exciting time for long roof lovers. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47608"] The production of t...

Sparking a Revolution – New Audi Plug-In Hybrid Models Built on Three Decades of Expertise

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47662"] source: Audi UK As Audi prepares to launch a range of new plug-in hybrid electric models in the UK, we take a look back at the company’s first hybrid model, the 100 Avant quattro Duo of 1989 Audi Duo paved the way for hybrid technology three decades ago Plug-in charging and energy-regenerative braking pioneered in 1989 Audi 100 Avant quattro Duo, which was followed by Audi 100 Avant Duo in 1991 and Audi A4 Avant Duo in 1997 Lessons lea...

Gripped by quattro – Celebrating Forty Years of the Audi All-Wheel Drive Road and Rally Icon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47636"] source: Audi UK Harald Demuth – Developing the new secret Audi rally weapon David Ingram – Hoisting the quattro high above the capital Phil Short – Winning in a rally quattro first time out Graham Rood – Plotting the route to victory Norman Gault – Amping the power up to 700PS The cars – Rallying with many types of quattro The game-changing Audi quattro made its UK debut in London in 1980. Here, five former members of the Au...

First Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle With ABT Power – 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46949"] source: ABT America A quick glance at the data sheet reveals the unexpected: The SQ5 is no longer the most powerful player in the Q5 team. This credit now belongs to the 55 TFSI e quattro, which displays a system output of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This cutting-edge plug-in hybrid SUV mates a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that puts out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor. Thanks to a new power upgrade from ABT&nbs...

Audi Full-Size Station Wagon Now as a Plug-In Hybrid: The New A6 Avant TFSI e quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46738"] source: Audi AG 2.0 TFSI engine and quattro drive; system output: 270 kW (367 PS) Up to 51 kilometers (31.7 mi) of electric range in accordance with WLTP Eligible for a 50 percent company car tax reduction in Germany Beautiful station wagons are called Avant – and are now also electrically driven and have zero local emissions. Following the A6 Sedan, the Audi full-size station wagon is now entering the market as...

Find of the Day: 1988 Audi 90 quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46152"] words: Bill, photos: Al Stephens 1988 wasn't a kind year for Audi in America. From selling roughly 75,000 cars in 1985 to plunging to 23,000 in 1988 due to the unsubstantiated Audi 5000 'unintended acceleration' scandal, Audi was struggling to bring in buyers. One family, however, was not phased by the hysterics. They bought a new Audi 90 quattro off the lot and drove it home. That 90 quattro is the car you see here. [gallery link="none" ...

Choice Gear: Grip Advantage by 8380 Laboratories

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46056"] words: Bill, photos: 8380 Laboratories One thing's for sure...I'm going to have a plethora of t-shirts when this whole thing is over. I just hope I'll be able to fit in them. We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. This is one of them. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46054"] Available from 8380 Laboratories, this t-shirt features a ...