Month: October 2011

HIDs and Audis: High Class, Customized Lighting Upgrades

Audi has been marketing itself for a while now as a luxury vehicle manufacturer that sets itself apart from the rest of the competition by being edgier, bolder, and more daring in its design of cars. If you own an Audi and appreciate standing out in terms of style, while still wanting to partake in the finer side of effective design, than you may want to consider headlights that ride the line between the two well. HID headlights can be customized, as you can pick headlight colors across an entire spectrum according to your choice and personal preference. At the same time, this technology emits light that is up to 3x brighter and 10x as long lasting as conventional halogen headlight systems, providing you with piercing, highly effective headlights for your Audi. If you plan on installing a set of aftermarket Audi HID headlights, there are certain things you need to consider prior to installation. Unless your Audi is already equipped with a manufacturer’s set of HIDs, the process won’t be as simple as merely switching out one set of bulbs for another. You’ll need to install a new ballast as well as potentially install a wire harness adaptor and other components, though so long as your vehicle is a more recent model, you shouldn’t have to make any cuts into the body of your vehicle. The installation process...

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The Audi RS5 Coupe Nears 2012 US Arrival

While the big three German luxury brands all have a performance division, Audi is the only company with two defined categories of The cream of the quattro performance crop, the RS range of Audi vehicles present the most unhindered expression of the premium German auto company’s sport engineering. Produced by subsidiary company quattro GmbH, Audi’s RS range remains unique at present time is a limited product portfolio. However, this scarce appearance of the Audi RS badge might become a thing of the past. Debuting their RS configuration in 1994, Audi has limited quattro GmbT to the development and sale of a single vehicle model at one time. Curiously, Audi debuted the top performance line on a wagon called the RS2 Avant. Kicking the company‘s performance into a new gear, luxury car buyers craving adrenaline the Audi TT RS sports car and Audi RS3 Sportback have shown the German company’s speed plateau is big enough for multiple models. Another product included to the product range was the A5-based Audi RS5 Coupe. Taking over from the RS4 model, the RS5 Coupe was displayed to the world at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Announced for arrival in the United States market through a news release sent on June 2010, the wait is nearly over for North American Audi fans to encounter the charming RS5 Coupe.     Based on the Audi A5...

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The 472 Horsepower MTM RS3 Sportback 2.5 TFSI

  An exotic flavour reserved for the European market, the Audi RS3 made its premiere early this year as a 340-horsepower interpretation of their compact car. Assuming the form of the unimposing five-door Audi A3 Sportback, the RS3 asserts itself in 0 with 62 mile per hour acceleration in only 4.6 seconds. While North Americans receive only the word of this hyper-powered A3-based car’s existence, the commuters on the Autobahn are able to indulge in the full thrill of this quattro all-wheel drive powered RS3 factory sport compact. With less than a year on the market, there is one performance tuner so bold to believe they could pull even more from the Audi RS3 Sportback. Residing little more than a seven kilometer traveling distance from the Ingolstadt headquarters of Audi, MTM (Motoren-Technik-Mayer GmbH) began building supped-up versions of the premium auto brand’s quattro since 1985. Envy beyond envy, German aftermarket performance house MTM has approached the Audi RS3 Sportback thinking how they can make something great even better. Augmenting the five-door car to the tastes of even finer performance tuning, the MTM RS3 Sportback 2.5 TFSI is born by the small-volume vehicle producer. Strikingly similar to the Audi RS3 Sportback in exterior and interior looks (with exception to the multi-colour paint scheme assembled on the MTM RS3 Sportback 2.5 TFSI show vehicle), the treatment conducted by the Ingolstadt performance...

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Audi Preps A5 Coupe for 2012 DTM Action

  While the Audi R18 was foiled at the Petit Le Mans race by Peugeot for the third year in a row, the German automaker did have reason to celebrate a major road race victory on the east side of the Atlantic Ocean. In the second to last event in the popular DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) series, a 2.517-mile road course in Valencia, Spain hosted what was the race weekend Audi Sport Team Phoenix driver Martin Tomczyk secured the 2011 DTM Championship. In a dominant race where Audi A4 sedans took the top six spots, Audi has one race remaining in an effort to capture a team championship in DTM. The ABT Sportsline organization is 5 points ahead of a Mercedes-Benz heading into a late October race at the Hockenheim track. Since 2009, the technical regulations for the DTM Series have been frozen in the interests for controlling costs for competitors. For the upcoming 2012 series, the series is allowing the entrance of new cars, opening the door for German carmaker BMW to join Mercedes-Benz and Audi. For the existing program fielded by Audi, the auto company hopes the blow the doors open on the competition with two fewer doors. Campaigning a car based on the A4 sedan since 2004, Audi is set to unleash a new DTM race vehicle based on the A5 two-door. Presented as the 2012...

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