Audi's epic documentary about its involvement in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Truth in 24, is now available in the iTunes store for free. The film, which recently aired on ESPN, has been met with rave reviews by the automotive press. If you love motorsport, you absolutely have to check this one out.
With a dual-clutch manual transmission, turbocharged direct-injection engine, magnetically controlled suspension, and Quattro all-wheel-drive, the Audi A3 delivers excellent handling and performance. But as a tech car, it suffers from a poor interface and outdated infotainment systems.
GENEVA--Audi is considering a North American comeback for its allroad quattro, an all-wheel-drive wagon with extra performance features that it dropped in 2005.
Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi AG board member for sales and marketing, said the company revisited the potential for the wagon because SUVs are becoming less popular. Discussions with Audi of America are under way, Schwarzenbauer told Automotive News.
Audi sold an A6 version of the wagon, known as the allroad quattro, in North America from 2000 to 2005. But after a strong start of nearly 6,000 units, U.S. sales fell to just 2,429 in its … Read more
Among the cars Audi displayed at the Geneva auto show, a number of models featured the new Multimedia Interface (MMI), such as the S5, Q5, S4, and A4 Allroad. We jumped in the last of these and tried out the new system.
The previous version of the MMI, in use for five years, consists of a dial surrounded by four buttons, either mounted on the stack or the console. The buttons correspond to the four corners of the LCD, working as menus to select different function areas for navigation, the stereo, and the Bluetooth cell phone system. The dial, which … Read more
First car built around an iPhone, Audi's TT grows some bigger ones, Cadillac's V cars are safe for now, and where to find Bluetooth that sounds great.Listen now: Download today's podcast Show notes
What do you get when you take the Audi TT, yank out the 2.0-liter turbo-four, and drop in a 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder? Audi is going to show us when it unveils the Audi TT RS at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.
The TT RS will also feature Audi's quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, chassis and suspension upgrades, and better brakes to balance out the extra power.
Make the jump for more details and photos of the Audi TT RS.
Sirius XM may soon file for Chapter 11, we get a peek inside the new Porsche Panamera, ripping around in Audi's S8, and will Uncle Sam pick up the tax & interest on your next new car?Listen now: Download today's podcast SHOW NOTES
HERNDON, Va.--Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen says the United States and its small-equals-cheap mentality isn't ready for premium subcompacts such as the Audi A1, which goes on sale in Europe later this year.
De Nysschen told Automotive News last week that Audi is "seriously looking" at bringing the A1 here in the car's next generation in six to eight years. Bringing it here earlier could damage efforts to build widespread recognition for the Audi brand, he said.
"People who know us consider us very highly, but not enough people know us yet,&… Read more
From our reviews, we round up the most expensive, geekiest cars available. These big sedans average around one-hundred grand and feature some of the latest automotive technology available. Want a massage? Try out the Mercedes-Benz CL550. Want to know if cars are in your blind spots? Give the Audi S8 a spin. Feeling a little green? The Lexus LS 600h delivers luxury and a hybrid power train.
With the S8, Audi puts a monster engine in its biggest luxury sedan. The ride suffers a bit, but this car is fast and handles well, while not leaving behind any of the fancy tech gizmos in the cabin. It's a big car, which means it takes a push to get going, so forget about any tire-squealing glory. This is a car for adults.