Audi technology

A look back at the Audi 80, 90 and Quattro (1986 – 1991)

A large step forward was taken, when in 1986, the Audi 80 and its five cylinder off-shoot – the 90, hit our roads. Given premium prices, the interiors were exclusively made, and the style and detail incorporated oozed quality. From the mid-80’s onwards, aerodynamics was given special attention at Audi, and this was reflected by(…)

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 predicts the end of the production line

The death knell has been sounded for the conventional vehicle assembly line, if Audi is to be believed. Instead, the German motor giant believes mass automobile manufacturing will happen by means of a new modular assembly method. Should the change come to fruition, then it would mark a considerable change for the car industry, which(…)

The top ten least reliable used cars

For lots of us, buying a used car can be a huge gamble; a giant leap into the unknown with regards to reliability. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Sure, there will always be exceptions to the rule, but by analysis of even the most basic of reliability data, you can get a(…)

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’(…)

Winter driving tips for Audi drivers

With respect to general driving conditions; January and February are traditionally the most hazardous months of the year. The unpredictable British winter can chuck some genuinely horrendous variants of weather down onto our over congested roads; sub-zero temperature, floods, snow, high winds. It’s important to be prepared when we take our Audis out onto the(…)

Audi’s fully electric SUV in the pipeline

In 2015, Audi teased us with the E-tron Quattro concept; promising an extremely similar production version set to be in showrooms by 2018. “We’re calling call it Audi E-tron, just ‘E-tron’, because this is a quite important Audi sub-brand for the future,” says Audi board member Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter. “There’s quite simple logic behind that.(…)

Fascinating Audi facts to amaze/bore your friends with

As one of the globes most iconic car brands; Audi has bags of history. A list of classic Audi models is a long one, so many have rolled off its production line over the years. The actual cars aside however, there are lots of fascinating things you probably didn’t know about Audi. Next time you’re(…)

Audi use toy car to train autonomous driving software

As autonomous driving technology draws ever nearer to becoming a practical reality, the necessity to test each development as it nears completion, becomes more important. Audi are one of the many automakers currently embroiled intensively in driverless car research. They believe the next step will be machine learning-powered driver assist features that can function in(…)

Audi predicts the end of the production line

The death knell has been sounded for the conventional vehicle assembly line, if Audi is to be believed. Instead, the German motor giant believes mass automobile manufacturing will happen by means of a new modular assembly method. Should the change come to fruition, then it would mark a considerable change for the car industry, which(…)

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