A look back at the Audi Quattro (1980 – 1993)

Audi changed the game when they brought out the first Quattro rally car. Up until the 1980’s, if you walked the track after a normal rally car had completed a stage; there would be two tyre marks on the road. The Quattro left four, as stones were hurled from each wheel. It was a new(…)

Audi’s first electric model will be called ‘e-tron’

Audi boss, Rupert Stadler, has confirmed the company’s first electric vehicle will be named the ‘e-tron’. The title will be carried without any model designations, evoking the naming of the Quattro back in 1980. One of a trio of electric vehicles planned for launch by Audi, the e-tron Quattro was originally previewed at the Frankfurt(…)

Princess Diana’s Audi put up for sale

The 1994 Audi Cabriolet once owned by Princess Diana has been put up for sale by its current owner. The car is part of a private collection which altogether is expected to fetch more than £1 million. The cars are due to go under the hammer next month. The 12-car collection, which belongs to a(…)

Audi advert does not condone dangerous driving – says ASA

The market they’re targeting are petrol-heads, with a thirst for speed, loud raucous exhausts and flashy styling. Not the sort of demographic that drive sedately from place to place, with Classic FM piping from the stereo. Problem is, around the world, there are very few advertising standards authorities that allow adverts to appear to encourage(…)

Audi celebrate 69th straight record sales month thanks to A4

For the 69th consecutive month, Audi topped the sales charts with the help of the A4. In a reversal of recent sales trends, the luxury sedan soared despite crossover sales faring badly. During September, A4 sales were 43 percent higher than their 2015 levels. It was the A4’s best September since 2013. Last month’s figures(…)

Audi unleash RS3 racing edition

In addition to their quite spectacular RS3 sports sedan, Audi used the Paris Motor Show to display the car’s racing alter ego: the RS3 LMS. The car is due to start hitting the tracks from 2017 onwards. Audi have recently started to push sales of racing editions of their traditional road cars. Similar to the(…)

A look back at the Audi 80

Audi’s emergence from the remains of NSU and DKW in the late sixties happened very quickly, and by 1972, when the German car maker released the Audi 80, they were starting to look like a valid alternative to their long established rivals. The Audi 80 was an excellent example of where the company were ‘at’(…)

Audi announce 400HP RS3 sedan’s world premiere at Paris

This year’s Paris Motor Show will be the venue where the all-new RS3 Sedan is finally unveiled by Audi. Lined up to rival Mercedes-AMG’s CLA 45 and positioned right at the top of the A3 Sedan range, above the S3, the high-performance compact model will feature a 2.5-litre TFSI turbocharged five-cylinder engine. This will be(…)

Audi recalls Q7 following seats that move during collisions

In the US, Audi has started recalling its 2017 Q7 crossover after instances of the car seats ‘moving’ during collisions were reported. Should a vehicle impact with another object, its ultimate design goal is to prevent the human occupant from moving as much as possible. When seats – the occupants most fundamental protector during a(…)

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