Audi RS 5 Sportback Facelift Spied

Today, spy photographers have caught site of the first facelift RS 5 Sportback test mule seen thus far. This'll be the mid-lifecycle improvement of the current B9-generation RS 5, so known in enthusiast circles as the "B9.5". Many of the expected changes that will come with the B9/5 freshening have already been seen in the recently introduced B9/5 A4/S4 range. These include significant improvements in the in-car experience including touch screen MMI and more. Unlike the A4/S4, updat...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Test Mule Spied

With the so-called "B9.5" range of A4 and S4 mid-lifecycle product improvements now revealed, it's only a matter of time before the B9.5 RS 4 Avant also takes its bow. As if on cue, an RS 4 Avant test mule has now been spied. Like its other B9.5 A4/S4 siblings, the RS 4 will get new headlights, taillights and trim like the singleframe grille. While it's doubtful at this time that the RS 4 will get a more powerful engine, that doesn't mean that Audi doesn't have a card to play in this regard. H...

Audi RS 3 Sportback Test Mule Spied

It may not be immediately obvious, but what you are looking at here is believed to be an early test mule of the next-generation all-new RS 3 Sportback. Likely this is about the time you point out to us that the car in question is a current-generation RS 3 Sportback. Yes, that's true. But it's also not. At this stage in the game, it's not like we haven't seen next-generation A3 and S3 test mules. We most certainly have, covered with disguises and cladding but clearly hinting at the expected...

Audi TT RS Facelift Test Mule Spied with Audi Sport performance parts

Our spy photographer partners have nabbed shots of an interesting TT RS test mule rounding the famed Nürburgring on a test day. This bright yellow example peaked their curiosity, and we ended up in a text conversation debating just what it was that we were seeing? In regards to timing, spying a TT RS is a little out of sync. Production examples of the updated car are already arriving at U.S. dealers. Our local Audi dealer literally just started posting photos of their first delivery begin...

B9.5 Audi A4 allroad Spied

With all the rumors and speculation about the A6 allroad and RS 6 Avant potentially coming to America, it is perhaps easy to forget that Audi's A4 allroad, the lone Avant currently in America, is also due for a facelift. When test mules of that next-generation car (dubbed B9.5 those in-the-know) make a showing on test routes, it should definitely be newsworthy. On one hand, changes to A4 allroad drivetrain aren't expected to be revolutionary. The current car makes do with Audi's potent 2.0...

Audi SQ7 Test Mule Spied

With the Audi S6, S6 Avant and S7 Avant dropping yesterday, it's worth taking a closer look at SQ7 test mules that surfaced a few weeks back. It's a poorly kept secret that Audi intends an S-version of its blue chip 7-seater Q7 for the SUV-crazy USA. In as much, it's interesting to consider this SQ7 as part of a greater C/D segment mix of S-cars. Like the S6 and S7, it's believed that there will be two versions of the SQ7. Europe will get a TDI, and likely the same one that's just been c...

Audi S6 Test Mule at Nurburgring

We received these photos a few weeks back  but they never made it onto the blog. It's time to fix that oversight, because the Audi S6 has been a longtime favorite of Audi enthusiasts since the model was lunched during the C4 era. A new C8 version is expected later this year, and the car you see here is the proof. Which engine the new S6 uses remains to be seen. The previous car sported a more entry level tune on Audi's 4.0 TFSI V8. And, while we believe another 4.0-liter turbo is set for ...

Spied: B9.5 Audi S4 Avant

As Audi moves closer to launch of its freshened B9 range of cars, more and more test mules of the many variants are being spied in locales known for prototype testing. This week, an updated B9.5 S4 Avant was caught cold weather testing. Spoiler alert, the Audi S4 Avant isn't coming to America... at least based on any rumors we've ever heard. While there's been plenty of talk about A6 allroad and even RS 6, it is believed the B9 Avant is too far into lifecycle to make sense for importat...

Audi RS Q8 Test Mule Spied.

Man, it's got to be hard being a test mule driver at car manufacturers today. Spy photographers were just the start, because now that Instagram has happened there is a cottage industry of photographers in factory towns such as Ingolstadt who are more than happy to snap some shots and feed their Instagram account. Take for instance @_audi__pics_ and these shots of the upcoming RS Q8. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvqj6x3p_O6/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet It's not that the RS Q8 h...

Spy Photos of the Next Audi RS 7 Are Just as Captivating

Having shared spy photos of the next Audi RS 6 Avant most recently, we also wanted to take the chance to share this other set of spy photos. In this case, the test mule was caught in Northern Europe cold-weather testing and the car itself is the upcoming C9 Audi RS 7 Sportback. Given the Audi A7 is already on sale, the basic shape of the RS 7 is somewhat expected. Even still, the body panels are covered in the usual funkadelic vinyl wrap most mules wear... and they also appear to be shro...

Audi RS Q3 Spied Testing

Let's just say it's been a busy month for the development engineers at Audi Sport GmbH. Audi's skunkworks division was spied just days ago testing the RS 6 Avant, and now they've been nabbed testing what appears to be the next RS Q3. Two mules were tested in warm weather testing, one appearing to be painted Nardo Grey and the other in what is most likely the new Turbo Blue paint that's been coming from Audi on some of the latest model. Though drivetrain details of the upcoming RS Q3 ar...

More Next-Gen RS 6 Avant Photos from Nürburgring

With the weather turning to spring in Europe, the auto manufacturer development schedule turns to the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Spy photographers first caught the new RS 6 in the area around the fabled German road course yesterday. Today, they've caught the car again, this time out on track. There's nothing new to report in the last 24-hours, so this is simply our drawing your attention to more photos of  the same or a very similar car as was seen yesterday. Even still, we figured you'd not ...

Oh. Hello There Next-Generation Audi RS 6 Avant!

Spies in Europe have finally caught the next-generation Audi RS 6 Avant out testing. While the RS 7 has been seen already, the RS 6 has been well-hidden... at least up until now. Whenever the RS 6 Avant has been spied before, it has worn heavy cladding and not given much of a view of what we can expect. This particular car has mainly just funkadelic vinyl on it, and even the wheels look like they may very well be an upcoming production design. Beyond those wheels are the large brakes tha...

Updated “B9.5” Audi A5 Cabriolet Spied Testing

The latest Audi test mule to be spied out and about in winter testing is the A5 Cabriolet. This blacked out Cabriolet wears cladding around the expected change points, though still reveals some key details about the soon-to-come update for Audi's B-segment coupé, Cabriolet and Sportback. For starters, those likely LED Matrix beam headlights appear to be different, using more black in their housings. The grille and secondary fascia grilles show the hexagonal patterning we've seen in recently up...

Audi A6 allroad Spied Testing. Will It Come to USA?

Many were surprised last week in Geneva when the A6 allroad didn't make a showing. Audi instead chose to show an all-electric lineup on its Geneva show stand, leaving the A6 allroad to bow another day. Could that day be New York? Recent tweets from Audi USA have us wondering. What you see here are some of the latest spy photos of an A6 allroad test mule. This particular car was caught cold weather testing in Sweden. While it wears cladding, you can clearly see the allroad cues on this obvious...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Avant Spied Cold Weather Testing

Audi is prepping a "B9.5" mid-lifecycle refreshening for its B-segment range of cars including A4, A5 and Q5 families. In as much, spy photographers have been catching mules of these cars cold weather testing this winter. While not offered in the USA, we have no doubt that the sighting of a B9.5 RS 4 Avant is enough to get serious attention from any red-blooded Audi aficionado. Given this is a mid-lifecycle freshening, don't expect significant drivetrain differences. Instead, consider the...

Autoblog: 2020 Audi Q7 Spy Photos Reveal A Facelift Is Coming

source: Autoblog Light changes should help the big crossover fit in with newer models It looks like the 2020 Audi Q7 will feature refreshed styling when it arrives on the scene some time next year. Having introduced completely new versions of the A8, A7 and A6, not to mention a new model in the Q8, it comes as no surprise that Audi will be applying the various new styling cues to existing models. We've seen this happen with the A4 and given these spy photos, it seems the Q7 three-row c...

Motor1.com: Audi S7 Drops The Camo Completely In Latest Spy Photos

[source: Motor1.com] *YAWN* Another day, another set of spy photos. Just kidding...there's nothing boring about an S7 especially if it's the new S7. Motor1.com seems to be the clearinghouse for all the latest Audi spy shots. This week has been an onslaught of Audis caught testing and Motor1.com is at the forefront. To see the unedited photos and read the story, click HERE

Autoblog: Audi R8 Spied With a Refreshed Face

words: Bill Cho, photo: Autoblog via S Baldauf/SB-Medien Back in December, we posted that the R8 may be dead in 2020 but it looks like she may not go down without a fight or at least a new look. Autoblog is reporting a refreshed look for the R8. The large oval exhaust suggest that it may be a GT variant. Could this R8 GT be the swan song for the R8? Check out the story and many more photos here