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Audi reveal new RS4 Avant with 444bhp

Audi have released the new RS4 Avant at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The German car maker has decided to relaunch one of its most famous names; the new Avant is capable of 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds. In recent years there have been a series of V8-powered RS4s; the new hot estate version of the A4(…)

Audi planning to unveil car with solar roof by end of year

Audi is developing an electric car that uses solar panels in the roof to help power the vehicle systems. The German car maker is working with Chinese solar-cell experts, Hanergy, to develop ultra thin-film solar cells that will integrate with the panoramic glass roofs of its vehicles. The energy generated by the cells will supplement(…)

‘Audi in the Park’ sees fans flock to Corby

August saw the annual ‘Audis in the Park’ festival take place in Deene Park, Corby. The event brought over 2,000 lovers of all things Audi flocking to Northamptonshire for a celebration of the four hoops. Audi in the Park proudly claims to be the biggest Audi event in the world, and the gathering certainly had(…)

New Audi RS3 has top speed of 174mph

The much anticipated new flagship Audi RS3 has been revealed by the German carmaker. Shown-off in both five-door hatch and saloon format, the new RS3 boosts some truly eyebrow raising performance figures. Kitted out with a 2.5-litre petrol engine coming in at 395bhp, the new RS3 is capable of racing from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds,(…)

Audi sparks outrage in China with advert likening women to second hand cars

German car maker Audi has put its foot in it big time after launching an advert in China that compares women to second hand cars. In the advert, a wedding ceremony is interrupted by the groom’s mother, who insists on checking out his bride-to-be for defects, including teeth and behind her ears. After the bride(…)

Audi to compete in Formula 1?

Audi have opened the door to the possibility of competing in Formula 1. The brand – part of the VW stable – has always given a hard ‘No’ to any suggestion that it might launch a team within the sport. Recently however, Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali has been representing VW and Audi at F1 meetings,(…)

Suspension-energy regeneration technology revealed by Audi

Hybrids and electric cars have long harvested electrical energy from braking, but other forms of energy can also be recovered whilst a car is in transit. Thermoelectric technology retrieves energy from the vehicles hot surfaces such as the exhaust and Audi have developed new technology that recovers energy usually lost through a car’s suspension. Still(…)

Audi to display famous motorsport editions throughout 2017

Of all Audi’s elder statesman, it’s most probably the Group B rally cars that live longest in the memory. Be it the early Quattro with its warbling five-cylinder engine or the flame spitting short wheelbase rally spec S1; Audi rally editions will always be remembered for the indelible mark they’ve left on motoring history and(…)

Audi gets stuck on top of a gas main after ploughing through roadworks

As revellers left the pub in Cradley Heath high street, West Midlands, they might have been forgiven for doing a double take. Sitting opposite the pub in an enormous hole in the ground and resting on a major gas main was an Audi, seemingly abandoned by its owner. The car had clearly been accidently driven(…)

Audi, Jaguar and VW up for World Car Award

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 World Car Awards and Audi, Jaguar and Volkwagen make up the top trio. In fact, all three of the finalists are SUVs – the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Reflecting the overall shift of car buying moving towards the SUV, the exclusive trio were(…)

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