In 2009, the Audi brand celebrates its 100th Birthday. In 1980, the Quattro came and changed the auto world. Audi was well known before the introduction of the standard all-wheel drive in passenger cars for a master of innovation. Today’s standards, such as the negative scrub radius (1972), the five-cylinder gasoline engine (1977) or the self-supporting body made of aluminum (1994) are based on the expertise of Audi engineers.
Audi has officially unveiled the smallest model in their S sports range, based on the A1. Whether we are talking about a three door version or the five door model, both have a 2.0 TFSI engine with a whooping 231 hp and both benefit from all wheel drive.
Audi S1 Sportback and the S1 is the surprise from the Germans for this week, the two body versions of the smallest S model are presented on the same day.
The 2.0 TFSI engine equipping the S1 and S1 Sportback ensures acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds for the three-door body, and 5.9 seconds for five-door body. Maximum speed in both cases is 250 km/h, while fuel consumption is 7.0 and 7.1 litter per 100 km respectively .
Audi will offer the new S1 and S1 Sportback from the second quarter of this year. On the German market , the models go for around 30.000 euros, according to Audi representatives. In addition to standard amenities that go beyond the basic equipment of the Audi A1, customers can order the MMI navigation plus system with retractable display, Bose sound system, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and more.
Last night, Audi has officially unveiled the third generation TT. After a series of images “leaked” on the net in the last couple of weeks, and the release of the official teaser video, we finally have it, the new 2015 Audi TT.
Starting tomorrow, the Audi TT will be on the Audi stand at the Geneva Motor Show.
Prices for the new model have not yet been released.
The new Audi TT has an unmistakable silhouette, thus viewed from the sides the car can be recognized imediately. Viewed from the front though, the story changes. The new TT is more aggressive than ever, and now the front is dominated by the single-frame grille, the signature of all Audi models.
The interior is definitely impressive. It’s been a while since I have seen such an clean interior design, so light and spacious but attractive at the same time.
The Audi designers went with a minimalist theme, like we see in many Audi models lately, including the current A3. The interior is dominated by the five round air vents, a design feature specific to the Audi TT. Vents have now embedded a digital display and adjustable temperature control has been integrated directly into the air intake.
The new MMI controller is in place near the gear lever, but Audi has removed the central display in favour to a new system called Audi Virtual Cockpit, a fully digital display sitting in front of the steering wheel. The new system replaces the analog gauges and offers information from all the sensors in the car.
Audi TT comes with sports seats offered as standard but you can opt for the new S sports seats with a better contour profile and enhanced lateral support.
Overall this will definitely be a bestseller just like the previous models!
Audi keeps releasing teaser images and videos of the new 2015 Audi TT. We gathered all the released images and the video teaser for you.
The coupe is scheduled to make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days.
We can see that Audi will introduce a new dashboard design. The design of new instruments requires the use of a color TFT screen with a size of 12.3 inches, with new climate control buttons, a redesigned center console, sport seats and a redesigned steering wheel.
We also know that with the new TT, Audi will launch its new MMI system that will remove the classic four buttons around the rotary control in favor of a new configuration with only two buttons for ease of use.
Audi wants the new MMI to be used instinctively, without the driver having to look at the buttons. The left button is for submenus, while the right button to access the settings of each submenu. This function can be compared with the right button of a mouse.
Audi presents the new S3 Cabriolet 2014, a convertible version of its hot-hatch. It has four-wheel drive, 300 hp, 0-60 in 5.4 seconds and the top “only” takes 18 seconds to raise or lower.
Audi S3 will, for the first time in the history of the model, be available as a convertible. Built on the already famous MQB platform from the Volkswagen Group, the new body range enjoys the popularity of the S3 platform to enter in a new niche for customers who wanted a compact 4WD convertible with 300 hp.
The drive train provides an average consumption of 7.1 liters per 100 km, and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.
Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, and there are no speed restrictions concerning the fabric retractable ceiling.
Speaking of the roof, it can be raised or lowered in just 18 seconds at the push of a button at speeds up to 50 km/h. For comparison, the car is so fast that it can speed up to three times from 0 to 100 in the time required to operate the roof. The roof itself is made of magnesium, aluminum and high strength steel, in addition to the related fabric.
Deliveries of the new Audi S3 Cabriolet will debut this summer, the starting price on the market in Germany is set at 48,500 euros. The list of optional equipment includes items such as Bang & Olufsen audio system, cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, monitoring system to maintain lane, Active Park Assist and safety system Audi pre-sense.
Looking forward to see it on the streets soon enough.
Volkswagen Group could soon have its first motorcycle brand. Audi is in advanced talks to acquire Italian company Ducati, put up for sale last month.
The rumors were true and now is looking for buyers. The latest information already announced increased interest from Italian company Audi, Ingolstadt officials are already in advanced discussions with people from Investindustrial, current Ducati owners.
Audi wants to pay a total of 850 million euros for actions manufacturer of the peninsula and thus try embedding first motor brands within the Volkswagen Group.
German interest for Italian brand dates back to 2008 when Ferdinand Piech, VW board chairman, expressed the desire to buy Ducati. The Germans lost but then, in front of the Investindustrial, the current owners.
Interest is reaffirmed recently by Martin Winterkorn, CEO of VAG group, who said he pays attention to any brand on sale. Audi will have strong opponent, the only information indicating an interest in the Indians only the Hero MotoCorp largest motorcycle manufacturer in India.
Audi has launched a limited edition of the R8, the V8 version, designed to celebrate the tenth victory in the race at Le Mans.
It took only two weeks for Audi to properly honor his victory in Le Mans, where R18 has managed a landslide victory over rivals from Peugeot. The Germans decided to celebrate success as they know better, that is a special type.
Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer, pilots of R18 TDI R8 boast a V8 Limited Edition, which is distinguished by means of interior and exterior accessories.
Sport was painted in titanium, has adopted a series of 19-inch wheels with a design similar to those encountered stronger brother R8 GT and received a package with carbon fiber elements, including a motor housing. Behind the black rims painted red calipers hiding to contrast better.
For the interior, the Germans went all the idea of carbon fiber inserts, combined with Nappa leather seats, red stitching and a number of new optional Audi Magnetic Ride, Audi Music Interface, satellite navigation and audio system Bang & Olufsen.
Under bodywork lies the same 4.2-liter V8 engine, 430 horsepower, assisted by an R-Tronic box. Sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds, top speed is estimated at 301 km / h.
Special edition dedicated to the tenth of victories in Le Mans, will be extremely limited, Audi will produce only 100 units, which will arrive just in Britain, with a price of 104.800 euros.
Audi plans to launch some very limited version of Quattro concept, presented last year at the Paris Salon. The production model will weigh 225 kilograms less than the Audi R8.
Seen as one of the main attractions of the Audi stand in Paris in 2010, Quattro concept goes with big steps towards production. Unofficial sources speak about the possibility of assembling in series sports coupe, even though the number of copies will be extremely limited.
A single parent, based on the current Audi S5 will be presented to the Governing Board to get a green light. The prototype developed by engineers in Ingolstadt and spy photos recently caught using a complete structure of the aluminum panels of the same material and carbon fiber hood. Thanks to the use of these light components, pre-production concept Quattro weighs 300 pounds less than the current RS5, although uses the same chassis and power train.
German engineers will not only satisfy but both, the final version number will be subjected to a process of more intensive weight reduction, which will include: a reduction of 150 mm wheelbase, an interior light materials to be used and chairs made of composite materials.
Unofficial sources say that the future is like the serial Quattro approved its limited production will be started no later than 2013. The final version will Coupe Quattro all-wheel drive and will weigh 1,300 kg, ie 225 kg less than the Audi R8 super car.
Audi A4 celebrates 5 million units produced at its plant in Ingolstadt. The specimen is a record number of red A4 2.0 TFSI Missano.
Audi has great reasons to celebrate at its parent plant, in Ingolstadt. German manufacturer has managed to assemble Audi A4 copy number 5 million, an impressive figure for a premium manufacturer.
A4 marketed with the title until 1994, mid-range German sedan has quickly gained adherents, and contributed to the positive development of the brand. High demand, but also expand the range of derivatives products Avant, Allroad Quattro, S4 and S4 Avant, the A4 has to be assembled in 2007 and at its plant in Neckarsulm.
Copy number 5000000, produced at its plant in Ingolstadt, is an A4 2.0 TFSI, Misano red lacquered.
Peter mosques, union president of Audi, said that “the entire family of two main models A4 takes Audi’s German plants, thereby ensuring the work of as many employees. Audi owes this success to its employees who have dedicated entirely new Audi A4.
Peter Kössler, director of the Ingolstadt plant, for its part said: “The success story of Audi A4 in this site is proof that a leading team performance. With new designs and assembly line becomes increasingly complex, which require the full talents of the team. “
Audi A7’s fans can now enjoy a new entry-level version of that model in Ingostadt price falls to 52,150 euros including VAT for a petrol version with a 2.8 liter engine, transmission and front wheel drive Multitronic.
Audi introduced a new entry-level version of the A7. The model has a 2.8-liter FSI engine offers 204 horsepower and is mated to a Multitronic transmission (continuous variable), which only engages the front wheels. For this version, the starting price of 2.8 FSI Audi A7 is 52,150 euros with VAT included. So far, the most expensive version of the Audi A7 Sportback cost 61,249 euros with VAT included and was equipped with a 245 hp 3.0 TDI engine, S tronic gearbox and quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.
The engine’s entry-level Audi A7 Sportback is offered in quattro all-wheel drive system company. It comes with an S tronic transmission and uses the same 2.8-liter gasoline engine and 204 horsepower. This version costs 55,499 euros with VAT included. The most expensive gasoline in the range offering 300 horsepower and Audi A7 3.0 TFSI This model is called benefit of all S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system and has a starting price of 61,800 euros with VAT included.
Version 2.8 of the Audi A7 Sportback FSI has a displacement of 2773 cubic centimeters, and the six cylinders are arranged in the V model offers four seats and has a mass of 1845 kg. Acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 7.9 seconds is achieved with front-wheel drive version, while all-wheel drive version with S tronic same maneuver carried out in 8.3 seconds. Maximum design speed is 235 km / h for both versions. Front wheel drive version has a consumption of 7.4 liters Joint percent, while four-wheel drive version has a consumption of 8 liters per cent.
The New Audi RS7 could develop 600 horsepower V8 aggregate thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo.
German manufacturer Audi is currently working on RS7’s development. There are rumors that Mercedes CLS 63 AMG, BMW M5 or the Panamera Turbo should fear the 600 horses that would develop future RS7. Future high-performance version of the A7 will benefit from a twin-turbo V8 to 4.0 liters.
To handle the 600 horses, the future model of the manufacturer from Ingolstadt will have adaptive suspension and four-wheel drive Quattro system. In terms of design, it will have a more aggressive style, thanks to increased air intake and rims 19 and 20 inch.