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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 A2 (2000 – 2005)

The genesis of the Audi A2 is fascinating. The carmaker’s engineers were given the brief: design a car that can get from Stuttgart to Milan on one tank of fuel. The result of their labours was the A2, a small car that featured plenty of interior space yet was light on weight and boasted an(…)

Audi set to unveil new electric “supercar” at Pebble Beach

If the teaser images are anything to go by, two words come to mind when viewing the new Audi electric supercar set to be unveiled at Pebble Beach later this month: ‘Yum, Yum…’ The new car, inspired by the R18 e-tron that was victorious at the 2012 Le Mans, was developed stylistically at the new(…)

Prince Harry’s luxury Audi up for sale

Got a spare £72,000 handy? If so, you could find yourself driving away in the luxury Audi Prince Harry and Meghan Markle used to tour the UK. The Audi RS6 4.0 Avant Tiptronic Quattro 5dr has been placed up for sale in Autotrader and has just 4,500 miles on the clock. Packed with £11,330 of(…)

UK cities set to ban vans from streets

The Government has announced proposals that would potentially see vans banned from the streets of UK cities. The plans, revealed by Minister for Transport, Jesse Norman, are part of a new scheme called The Future of Mobility Grand Challenge and will see a push for commercial deliveries carried out by electrically powered e-vans, e-cargo bikes(…)

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

It has to be considered incredible that the automotive giant we know today as Audi, didn’t actually release a saloon until as late as 1965. And that first set of offerings, the Audi F103-Series can be considered the true beginning of the modern Audi story. Amongst the sizable range were the 60, 70, 72, 80(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Audi 100 C1 (1968 – 1978)

It’s fair to say the surroundings into which the first generation Audi 100 was born into were chaotic at best. At the time, parent company Volkswagen was firmly wedded to the rear-engine and it took the takeover of DKW and NSU to evolve the dominant mindset towards front engined vehicles. The two newly-acquired companies brought(…)

Audi aims to sell 800,000 electric cars in 2025

It’s good to set the bar high. German car giant Audi has certainly done this by announcing it plans to shift around 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid powered cars in 2025. The sales drive is expected to generate an operating profit of 1 billion euros. 25 new electric vehicles, developed in conjunction with parent company Volkswagen,(…)

Servicing Stop winter tyre tips

At the risk of stating the obvious, research has revealed that you are six times more likely to have an accident during the winter months than over the summer. Harsh weather conditions and lack of light major contributory factors for the statistic. A study by Continental Tyres back in 2010 revealed that during the big(…)

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