Audi

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 100 C3 (1982 – 1991)

It’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Audi 100 C3 was when it made its debut back in 1982. When you cast your eyes over any editions that have survived to today, they look a little conservative sure. But when it first appeared on the scene in the early 80s – it left its(…)

New Audi A8 allows driver to take hands off wheel

  Of course, as we all know, most owners of luxury cars will most likely be able to relax in the back whilst their chauffeur does the driving. But the new A8, set to be unveiled mid 2017, will partially dispense with the need for a driver altogether. Well, not really. But the latest version(…)

Audi lets enthusiasts build their own racetrack in virtual reality

Audi is appealing to the child in car enthusiasts by developing technology where they can build their own racetrack, where they can test the new Audi Q5 in virtual reality. The firms Norwegian wing has collaborated with creative agency POL to create the ‘Sandbox 2.0’, a purpose built sandpit where users can create their own(…)

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(…)

Grandfather drives Audi into 12,000 litres of Coke

Okay, this is a strange one. There’s no way to explain it, so we’ll just say it: In weirder news this week, a 73 year old Grandpa achieved one of his life’s ambitions by driving an Audi at speed into a large hole he dug and then filled with 12,000 litres of cola. The car(…)

Audi R8 takes lasers to the US

Over here and in Europe, the R8 has had the benefit of laser headlights for some time now, but Audi has only just started fitting them to its US editions. To mark the occasion, they have released the quite stupendous car you see above. This is the R8 V10 plus exclusive edition; it’s an impressive(…)

Audi warns of currency hit to sales

Audi – The German car maker cut its sales predictions for the year last Friday. Volatile currency markets were blamed, with predictions that its revenue will slow compared to 2015, a result of “challenging” conditions. The negative forecast by the ‘Volkswagen umbrella’ company’s management has followed hot on the heels of a scaling back in(…)

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(…)

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