Volkswagen AG has unveiled the first of its more efficient new-generation EA211 turbo-petrol engines, a 1.5-litre TSI that will replace the 1.4 TSI used in models such as the Golf, Skoda Octavia and Audi A3. Revealed overnight at the annual Vienna Motor Symposium, this new unit trickle into a range of VW products from the […]
For some people, station wagons aren’t the kind of cars that need aftermarket upgrades. While that may be true to some extent, German automakers like Audi and Mercedes have successfully shifted that way of thinking by introducing performance-oriented wagons like the RS3 Sportback and the C450 AMG 4MATIC. Show More Summary
Mostly known as a maker of affordable family cars until the early 1990s, Audi made its entrance on the performance market in 1980 with Quattro. The legendary coupe was replaced by the 80-based S2 from 1991 until 1996. Audi didn’t offer...Show More Summary
Cadillac is working on a new compact sedan positioned below its ATS to target German rivals like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA. In early 2015 brand boss Johan de Nysschen said the new compact sedan would feature rear-wheel-drive underpinnings to help differentiate it against its front-wheel-drive foes. But GM Inside News, citing multiple...
The upcoming 2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet has been caught at the Nurburgring race track this week. Completing the A5/S5 family, the Cabriolet variant of the S5 comes after the coupe and Sportback body styles that have been spied over the last 12 months. Looking very much like the A5 Cabriolet spied in November, the S5 Cabriolet isn’t […]
A new generation of the Audi A4 is being launched for 2017, one that’s lighter, more powerful and much more advanced than ever before. It arrives with only one engine option, a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder good for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A diesel has been ruled out for now. Front-wheel drive is standard on the 2017...
Yet another China-exclusive long-wheelbase sedan has debuted at this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The latest is the A4 L based on the new “B9” A4. Its wheelbase measures 114 inches in length or about 1.6 in more than on the standard A4. This translates to more interior space for rear-seat passengers. But it’s not just...
An Audi Q3 has been showcased with what is likely one of the more unique concept features at this week’s Beijing motor show – an electric longboard hidden away in the rear bumper. Constructed from carbon-fibre and aluminium, the longboard charges automatically when it is neatly stowed away in the Q3’s rear bumper. Audi claims the […]
And it tells you when to park your car and ride to your destination.
After driving the new 2016 Audi A4 range at its international launch in Italy, we surmised that the gentle evolutionary step forward in the A4’s lineage was indeed a success, and while the tweaked styling was far from avant-garde, the step forward in refinement and efficiency more than made up for it. As such, we […]
The 400-horsepower four-cylinder engine is expected to be reserved for Audi models.
Cars have become status symbols for people of all cultures and backgrounds. Here in the U.S., driving something like a Mercedes C-Class puts you higher on the totem pole than someone driving, say, a Chevy Cruze, for instance. Over in China, on the other hand, important people don’t drive – they ride. Show More Summary
SUVs have been a big hit at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show as automakers from all over the world have been doing their part in trying to impress what is arguably the biggest SUV market in business. Audi was one of the companies that presented...Show More Summary
The German triumvirate, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, fight tooth and nail for advantage between their A4, 3 Series and C Class sedans respectively
I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available in a dozen markets, with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4. Each A4 is equipped...Show More Summary
Automakers these days are willing to do anything to grab the attention of buyers who are seeking cool new features. At the Beijing Auto Show this week automaker Audi debuted a concept car based on its Q3 model. The new car features an electric longboard that is stored in the rear bumper of the vehicle. Show More Summary
Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke Weinstein Books ~ October 13, 2015 ~ 264 pages Blackstone Audio ~ narrated by Dick Van Dyke ~ 5 hours 20 minutes I picked up this audiobook at my local public library as it was nominated for an Audie Award in the Autobiography/Memoir category, which I’m judging for Armchair Audies. I’ve liked Dick Van Dyke as […]
Audi just officially unveiled the 2017 TT RS in both coupe and convertible options. This time around, the focus is as much under the hood as it is with the exterior. The vehicle cranks out 400 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque that will take you from 0 to 62 in just 3.7 seconds. That […]
By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most […]
In a world dominated by downsized, four-cylinder engines, Audi has staunchly stood by its five-cylinder turbo. The new TT RS joins the RS3 in offering the unique motor, but ramps up the power and torque for a supercar-rivaling sprint...Show More Summary