New Audi A8 to feature Radioplayer’s ‘smart radio’

A “smart radio” is being developed for connected cars by Radioplayer, the online joint radio industry initiative. Audi is the first major car maker to sign up to the scheme and plans to use them in the forthcoming A8 model. The “hybrid” systems will be able to access traditional radio stations as well as streaming(…)

A look back at the Audi 60, 70 and Super 90 (1965 – 1972)

Today we look back at a true game changer, a title the Audi F103-Series (60, 70, 72, 80 and Super 90) can rightfully and proudly wear. It was the starting point for the modern Audi revolution; an automotive sea change that can be considered all the more remarkable when you consider the company didn’t release(…)

‘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(…)

A look back at the Audi V8 (1988 – 1993)

Audi hasn’t always been regarded as the prestige manufacturer it is today, back in the 1980s the German brand was regarded by many as a young pretender, a ‘Wannabe’ playing second fiddle to the big boys: Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. The Audi V8 was the car maker’s first tentative step, to join the exclusive gentleman’s(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Audi 200 (1979 – 1984)

We’ve spent a good portion of recent weeks looking at Audi’s intentions for the future, with their electric and autonomous vehicle programmes. Today however, we’re going to dip into the German manufacturer’s past and revisit a staple of their output during the early 1980s. A familiar sight the roads across Europe, the Audi 200 was(…)

A look back at the Audi Coupe (1981 – 1988)

The 80-based Audi Coupé was the first of its type built by the company since the delectable 100S of the early 1970s. It arrived on the market half a year after the quattro first blew everyone away, and although it had the same body, you couldn’t mix up two given that car’s wheelarch blisters and(…)

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(…)

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