Heading into the final run for the year that was 2012, the future regarding sports car competitions measured in hours has been a focus of announcements by Audi. Activities surrounding the Audi R18 e-tron quattro prototype race car set again to be the premium car brand’s focus in 2013. A three-car effort at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans will be part of another endeavour into the full FIA WEC (World Endurance Championship) schedule. For United States Audi customers and fans, loyalists will be awarded with another season of competition on the horizon in coming... [Read more]

I have driven a lot of cars in my day. Each of them had certain things I liked about them, but I couldn’t find the perfect fit until recently. A friend of mine let me drive their Audi and I instantly fell in love. I went out and bought my own Audi the next day and let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now I drive an Audi and here’s 5 reasons why. 1. Great Value Audis are great value compared to other cars. When I decided I needed a new car, I wanted one that was affordable. An Audi easily fit into my price range. I did... [Read more]

The Volkswagen Group hasn’t made a big secret of the fact that it isn’t bullish on electric vehicles. It doesn’t expect for EVs to account for a large part of its sales by 2018, and it only recently has made an effort with hybrids. For a very volume-focused big company there are many different factors that come into play; such as the costs associated with Audi car financing on expensive EV battery components. Regardless though, Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards and requirements in states like California have mandated some zero emissions... [Read more]

  Other than “quattro“, an eye-catching badge many Audi buyers relish is “TDI“. A trademark shared across the Volkswagen and Audi cars, the turbocharged diesel engine become a fixture of the German luxury car brand in 1989. Finding the most effective market penetration in European where the high cost of gasoline has led to diesels selling as superiors on sale charts, dedicated Audi buyers in North America have given the TDI engined products a courteous welcome for over 20 years. Thanks to Volkswagen Group’s immediate push with clean diesel technology... [Read more]

  Reigning as perhaps the true kick-off to the international indoor auto show blitz for major automakers, the Paris Motor Show in 2012 allowed several premium car manufacturer to show off their latest technology to the world. Audi’s 2012 Paris Motor Show presentation is anchored by a concept to what the brand says will be the shape of upcoming production crossover vehicles. Revealing the versatility of a crossover with the refinement of a sports car, the Audi Crosslane Coupé is an invoking shape of the past and future. A two-door, two-seat concept crossover creation,... [Read more]

  The 2012 DTM season has not be the runaway year Audi Motorsports may have wanted with the debut of the A5 body in competition. Racing against ongoing foe Mercedes-Benz and aggressive resurgence of BMW, Audi’s 2012 campaign has not netted the yield of victories the Four Rings are used to in the popular German-based series. With Audi drivers in 2011 scoring victories all but two of the DTM series rounds en route to a 2011 constructor championship as well as driver championship honours with Martin Tomczyk, the teams under the automaker’s banner have only two wins... [Read more]

Propelling the Audi division to new heights of recognition in the luxury car class, the road-going version R8 supercar was just the ingredient needed for the German brand’s ultimate thrust into becoming a global player. After more than a decade where fans of the four-ring badge were begging to see quattro drive and Audi’s technologically driven engineering, the R8 Coupe’s introduction in 2007 was an instant hit. The rollout of the Audi R8 Spyder for 2010 as a 2011 model year only sweetened the decedent taste of the supercar. In truth sharing many components... [Read more]

While Volkswagen Group vehicles can be appreciated for their ergonomics and technology, the latest production products under the German company are not held in high regard for quality. Volkswagen and their premium sister brand Audi routinely rated below the average on the JD Power & Associates Initial Quality Study. However, for Volkswagen and Audi owners, this reality is one challenged aggressively by loyal motorists who are simply accepting their enchanted infatuation with a vehicle. Affecting 13,172 vehicles built by the German auto company built from... [Read more]

The ever-expanding range of performance edition Audi models is becoming a tantalizing treat to the European car lovers all over the world. Making use of the ‘S’ and ‘RS’ branding at a heightened frequency to corner the growing high performance models from Mercedes-Benz AMG division as well as BMW’s M line, Audi has been showing exceptional ambition in flourishing the go-fast attitude vehicles wearing the four-ring emblem. Creating coupes, convertibles, sedans and Avant wagons to match performance-seeking tastes, Audi’s latest venture with the S model... [Read more]

Audi engineering has a history of bringing revolutionary pieces of technology to Le Mans victory lane. Late version of the Audi R8 prototype was the first race car to run gasoline direct injection and the R10 was the first diesel powered entry of the 24-hour race to claim a win at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Creating their first diesel/electric hybrid prototype race car, Audi entered the 2012 event eager to make the R18 e-tron quattro the vessel to make their latest conquest of Le Mans. After a full day of continuous racing in France, Audi has now become the first... [Read more]