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

The 1980s began with Audi as a pretender to the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar. By the close of the decade they were anything but, firmly established as a potent rival to the trio. Today’s reputation as a manufacturer of prestige vehicles was hard earned. It’s fair to say that the V8, though itself(…)

A look back at the Audi A4, S4, B6 (2001 – 2005)

There’s no denying the B6 generation oozed class. Taking a design nod from the 1990s A6, albeit smaller, not only did it deliver on the looks, it handled superbly and had an excellent line-up of engines. This was the car Audi could use to compete effectively with the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-class. In(…)

Audi keeps missing chances to surpass Tesla

Undeniably the new Audi A8 is an incredible car. Technically immaculate whilst effortlessly stylish. And yet, in some ways it feels like a missed opportunity. Yes, we know…There’s no pleasing some people is there? But that view is not just the opinion of a gaggle of overly-critical automotive journalists; there are many insiders at Audi(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Audi, BMW and Mercedes to communicate using advanced data sharing network

Three giants of the German car industry: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have entered into a collaboration that will see the connected car expert company they jointly own, Here, supplied with real time sensor data so their vehicles can better understand their surroundings. This deal heralds a landmark in auto-making, the first time three leading brands(…)