Gallery of the Day: Audi S7 Sportback TDI

words: Bill, photos/video: Audi AG Note: Audi has released photos and technical details on the new Audi S7 Sportback TDI…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 S7 Sportback should be identical to the EU model and it’s a seriously good looking vehicle. Enjoy the pho...

After The Limited ABT RS4+, The RS5-R Sportback Takes Over

source: ABT Sportsline When one door closes, another opens. This famous quote from Alexander Graham Bell also applies to car doors. After all 50 of the strictly limited ABT RS4+ have been sold, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW now offers its fans an attractive alternative. The new ABT RS5-R Sportback, which will be available at the end of July, is based on an even more dynamic body and is equally practical a...

Forbes: Why The New Audi A7 Might Make You Rethink Buying That SUV

source: forbes.com Sure, passenger cars only account for around 30 percent of the new-vehicle market these days, and yes, some sport-utility vehicles are fun to drive and can be lavishly equipped. But not everyone wants to spend their daily commutes, let alone their precious free time, piloting a boxy people mover. If you fall into that narrowing category and have the means in which to indulge yourself, the redesigned-for-2019 Audi A7 might just be your antidote to vehicular monotony. As w...

American Dream: The First ABT RS5-R Sportback is a “US citizen”

source: ABT America The USA and Canada are the first markets worldwide to get the Audi RS5 Sportback – even before Germany. With an US office in Miami, Florida and about 50 North American dealers ABT Sportsline is more than happy to participate in the hare and tortoise game. That is why the first ABT RS5-R Sportback can say: "I'm already here!" The first vehicle in a limited worldwide run of 50 units was built together with the American partner TAG Motorsports from Vista, California. It...

Motor Authority: 2021 Audi S3 Sportback Spy Shots

source: Motor Authority Audi is working on a new generation of the A3, the nameplate's fourth, and included in the range once again will be a sporty S3. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the new S3 in Sportback guise. While we won't likely see the S3's hatchback body style in the United States, many of the details you see here will end up on the car's sedan body style that we'll receive instead... Read more HERE

Autocar.co.uk: Audi Plots A3 Liftback Coupé To Take On Mercedes CLA

render: Autocar.uk.co Autocar.uk.co is reporting that Audi is working on a liftback (sportback) version of the A3. It's being built to compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLA and a future BMW 2 series Gran Coupe. Above is a render by Autocar and it looks pretty good. With rumors of the 4 door TT finally squashed, this model is said to hit the UK in 2020. Will it hit our shores? Read the rest of the article HERE

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...

New Audi A1 Sportback – Ideal Companion For An Urban Lifestyle + Photo Gallery

[source: Audi AG] Eye-catching, masculine design with taut lines Infotainment concepts from the Audi full-size class New driver assistance systems for more safety and comfort In 2010, a brand-new Audi model line made its debut in the shape of the A1. And now the second generation of the successful compact car is rolling to the starting line. Its dynamic design characterizes the new Audi A1 Sportback. It is the ideal companion in the urban environment and is also very well s...

Car & Driver: In-Depth Review 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

[source: Car & Driver] The A5 Sportback combines the features of several Audis: the sweeping lines of the A5 coupe, the four-door layout and cargo space of the A4 sedan, and the convenience of the Q5 SUV’s rear liftgate. Despite this Frankenstein formula, the A5 Sportback doesn’t look or feel cobbled together. Just the opposite. It’s rewarding to drive, with nimble sports-sedan handling and a spirited turbo four-cylinder. Its sheetmetal is Euro chic, and inside, its high-quality...

Wallpaper of the Day – RS 5 Sportback

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG The RS 5 Sportback was revealed at the New York International Auto Show last week and we just can't keep staring at it. So to scratch your itch, here is your daily wallpaper. Enjoy! [gallery size="large" ids="11401,11402,11403,11404,11405,11406,11407,11408,11409,11410,11411,11412,11413,11414,11415"]

Audi exclusive S5 Sportback in Nardo Grey

words and photos: Viktor Hadjiev, Continental Audi of Naperville Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. When the S5 Sportback was first launched at the Geneva Auto Show, the car was painted Nardo Grey, a well-known color amongst fans of Audi Sport’s RS and R cars, not to mention Audi exclu...

Audi of America’s Scott Keogh: RS 5 Sportback Confirmed Along with a ‘Surprise’ RS Model

words: Bill Cho, video: Roadshow, RS 5 Sportback render: X-Tomi Design In a Youtube video released a couple of days ago, Audi of America President, Scott Keogh, sat down with Roadshow at the North American International Auto Show. Amongst the talk of autonomy technology, rideshare, dealer relations, and the launch of the new A7, Keogh confirmed the RS 5 Sportback for the US market. "One, I've been a big proponent for trying to fight for these cars and now we're finally getting them...

More Sportiness Thanks to ABT for the 2018 Audi A5

source: ABT America With immediate effect ABT is offering just the right amount of upgrades to give the Audi A5 in all of its versions a more personal look. An aggressive looking front spoiler bearing the distinctive ABT design language is available for the A5 Sportback, Coupe and Convertible. Perfectly in line with the sporty style of the car are the various types of ABT wheels. Audi A5 owners can either go for a 19” DR or ER-C wheel or pick a 20” DR, ER-C, FR or GR wheel. A...

Four Audi Models Earn Women’s Choice Awards at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

source: Audi of America 2018 A3 Cabriolet earns the Women’s Choice “eco-friendly” and “safety” award in convertible category 2018 A3 Sportback e-tron earns the Women’s Choice “eco-friendly” award in hatchback category 2018 TT Coupe and 2018 Q3 earn the Women’s Choice “reliable” award in coupe and crossover categories HERNDON, Virginia – Four 2018 Audi models – the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 Sportback e-tron, TT Coupe and Q3 – are being hono...

New Audi A7 Sportback: Sporty Face of the Full-Size Class

[source: Audi AG] The A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language to a great extent and delivers on the design promise made by the prologue studies. The four-door coupe sets standards in the luxury class when it comes to progressiveness. It embodies a new style of Gran Turismo, with dynamic lines, systematic digitalization, a sporty driving experience and a versatile space concept. Consumption figures for the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI quattro S tronic: ...