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      Published on 02-25-2011 08:32 AM
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      We thought this was pretty cool and hope it pushes Audi to make the Quattro Concept. AutoCar got to spend some time with this special A5. How is it different? It is built off a custom aluminum chassis with aluminum body pieces and a CFRP hood and trunk. It weighs only 3,000 pounds about 700 pounds less than the standard V6 A5. The TT-RS motor is tweaked to put out 400 horsepower. This car is intended to show what the Quattro Concept would drive like if it were to be produced and AutoCar states it is the best handling Audi they have ever it driven... it just might convince the board to give the green light. ...
      Published on 02-24-2011 05:32 AM
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      These RS A5 rumors don't want to settle down which is fine with us. Last week we showed you a rendering of the front of the RS Q5. This time we get the back of it done by Acerbus. Is it going to come? We don't know, but the rumors of a 408 hp supercharged RS Q5 based on the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 continue. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 10:00 PM
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      This is one of the Autocar quick 90 second review which definitely keep up with our attention spans. Some quick notes, they state the steering is a bit vague. Additionally, they seem to believe one should go with the traditional steel spring suspension setup over the air suspension option and would agree with this especially for enthusiasts who might want to add an aftermarket coil-over later. We do disagree that one should opt for the diesel, the 3.0 TFSI is our choice especially with its ability to be tuned. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 10:31 AM
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      This is the type of thing we like to see. APR has posted their own graphs but they tend to do them in crank horsepower which is, well, pretty annoying. A customer took his car for before and after dyno pulls on a Mustang and went from 297 awhp to 361 awhp with tune only. Impressive? Yes. The car in question is a 2011 Audi S4 with a custom Milltek exhaust and the APR 93 octane tune. ...
      Published on 02-22-2011 07:34 AM
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      Top Gear is entertainment above all but sometimes they do some good comparisons. Here we have a video where they take the competition package M3 vs. the new Audi RS5. Audi has had plenty of time to work on the RS5 but it still is not able to top the M3. What really opens eyes is the fact the Top Gear test track is wet and the M3 still outlaps the RS5. That is very surprising but no surprise the hefty RS5 routing its power to all 4 wheels does not make as efficient use of its power as the M3 which out handles and out accelerates it. Sorry Audi, the M3 is still the king. ...
      Published on 02-21-2011 02:06 AM
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      Audi has released concept sketches of their A3 sedan. The car is set to be unveiled at the Geneva car show as a concept. The fascia is modified from the standard A3 with a more aggressive and updated design. It is also longer than the A3 hatch by about half a foot. We should have more details in two weeks but what is really interesting is the suggestion of a modified TT-RS 2.5 liter inline 5 turbo with about 400 horses. We hope it makes it to production. ...
      Published on 02-18-2011 10:57 AM
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      This is Brian Henderson's very, very low V8 A4 avant. The car is lowered on an accuair air suspension which allows him to get very aggressive with the stance. The wheels are from rotiform and contrast with the dark bodywork. This car has been all over the web and is certainly opening eyes. We like it as it is different and believe he pulled it off well. What do you think? Check out the very high quality video. ...
      Published on 02-18-2011 06:00 AM
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      The Q3 will debut next month at Geneva. AutoExpress got their hands on some spyshots and also has a rendering. The car will be based on the VQ tiguan platform and will offer a 2.0t under the hood. A 2.0 liter diesel will be available in Europe but we do not know if it will make it to the United States. ...
      Published on 02-18-2011 02:32 AM
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      In South America, South Africa, and parts of Europe, this is apparently a very popular option. It features a 6.3 liter W12 motor with 500 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. 0-60 is only 7.3 seconds though considering the major heft. The windows are all specially made to be able to resist whatever is thrown at them and they alone add almost 700 pounds of weight to the car. A standard A8L W12 weighs almost 4600 pounds so this thing is definitely up there. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 03:30 PM
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      The new Audi A6 has received an all LED headlight option. It joins other cars in the Audi lineup like hte A7, R8, and new A8 with all LED headlights. The light system is adjustable based on conditions. The control unit uses a small video camera that is situated in the rear view mirror along with data from the navigation system to anticipate changes in ambient lighting. This means cornering lights can be adjusted before the car reaches a corner or adjust based on oncoming traffic. Pretty sophisticated, and they looks great. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 11:43 AM
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      AutoExpress got their hands on the new Audi A7. Note, this is a diesel version they are driving and there really aren't and performance numbers but they do provide some nice impressions. They feel the car is one of the best looking in the Audi range. In addition, they state it handles fairly well for its size and offers pretty good feedback. The tester seems to imply it offers a better connection to the driver than the new CLS. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 05:16 AM
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      The rumors about an S or RS version of the Q5 continue to come. Audi did register the SQ5 and RSQ5 names with copyright authorities in Germany so it seems there is some smoke here. If it comes, expect it to have a tweaked version of the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 putting out about 400 horsepower. We definitely like the sound of that. ...
      Published on 02-15-2011 11:40 PM
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      Audi put up a question and answer video from the Chicago Auto Show regarding the US version of the TT-RS. They took questions from facebook and even though this is Audi controlled there is some great information such as the car being manual only. The Recaro seats will also not make their way over which is obvious due to United States crash test standards, check out the video for full details. ...
      Published on 02-15-2011 06:35 AM
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      We wouldn't put too much stock into this as it just seems the pics are renderings. Regardless, the German tuner says it is offering these parts to make their "seven sins" version of the new A7. They lower it on KW coilovers along with 20 inch Moz wheels also adding a "stripe" across the bottom of the car. The stripe we do not think is going to be too popular of an option. They also squeeze another 45 horses out of the 3.0 TFSI motor. It's interesting, we guess. ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 07:32 AM
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      Right now, the wait time for a new Audi is approximately 3 to 4 months due to record demand. Bloomberg reports that the A6 and A3 in particular are especially popular. All the major German manufacturers have reported record January sales. Sales chief Peter Schwarzenbauer states they may add shifts in the factories, "We’re working at full capacity at our plants and may add extra shifts on Saturdays.” ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 05:19 AM
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      Audi has divulged more information on the upcoming (limited) TT-RS. First of all, the car will be limited to 1000 units. Take note BMW, this is how you produce a limited edition model. Secondly, the car will supposedly have more aggressive ECU tuning. How much more aggressive? Around 360 hp or a boost of about 20 hp over the European edition. It will be possible to delete the rear spoiler and also a sport exhaust option will be available. How much and when? Expect pricing in the low $60k range and for the car to be available by late summer. Well done Audi! ...

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