Audi RS3 Saloon: Will It Maintain Its Appeal?

As a versatile hot hatch, the Audi RS3 has always been close to the top of the podium. If you want a quick, luxurious and secure all-weather machine that offers decent levels of practicality and reasonable running costs, it’s hard to ignore Ingolstadt’s junior performance car. But we’ve always struggled to gel with the five-pot Audi, partly because of its prodigious price and partly because it places unflappable performance ahead of flamboyant entertainment.

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All-New Audi A5 Sportback Has Gained Space And Pace

WITH TWO EXTRA doors and a more practical boot than the A5 Coupe, the current A5 Sportback has been a real hit with buyers. So it’s no surprise that the second-generation model is an evolution of the original with a few key improvements. Chief among them are new mechanical underpinnings that make the Sportback longer, wider and lower, and increase rear head and leg room and boot space. It needs to be sportier, too. The previous Sportback wasn’t much fun to drive, and Audi has tried to rectify this with new, stiffer suspension, sharper steering and an 85kg weight reduction. Continue reading “All-New Audi A5 Sportback Has Gained Space And Pace”

AUDI RS Q3

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If life truly does begin at 40 and when you’re just a few months shy of that number, you certainly hope that it does, we motoring enthusiasts can look forward to many more years of Audi’s fabulous five. Audi’s five-cylinder engine is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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Audi R8 V8

ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED and forty-eight pounds. That’ s the difference in price in the UK between the brand new TT RS and an eight-year-old Ice Silver R8 – the new car being the more expensive. It was a figure tempting enough to send the entire evo editorial team into a fit of finance calculations and ill-informed man-maths. Continue reading “Audi R8 V8”

Audi RS5 2018 Preview

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What it is: Audi’s monster version of the new A5 coupe. It’s powered by a furious twin-turbocharged V-6, fitted with a rear-biased all-wheeldrive system, and comes wearing a wide body that evokes, for some of us, the original Sport Quattro rally cars. For the first time, there will be a four-door RS5 Sportback; the RS5 cabriolet is gone. Europe gets an RS4 Avant with the same powertrain, but due to the U.S. market’s aversion to wagons, don’t expect it to appear on these shores.

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Audi Q8 Preview

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Audi, Like Benz Before It, Chases an Odd BMW.

With the debut of the Q8 concept, Audi becomes the second lemming to chase BMW’s ungainly X6 coupe/SUV over the edge of vehicular reason. Mercedes recently took the same plunge with the GLE and GLC coupes, and we’ve scratched bald spots into our heads mulling the logic of bulky SUVs with a lot of the useful space hacked out of them.

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New Audi Q5 Has Air Suspension And Adaptive Dampers Fitted

THE 2017 AUDI Q5 might not look very new at first glance, but its familiar looks belie a car that shares hardly a screw with its predecessor. However, it’s easy to see why the designers were reluctant to make sweeping changes. The outgoing Q5 is not only Audi’s best-selling SUV, but its best-selling model full stop. The new car is lighter and therefore more fuel efficient than the eight-year-old model it replaces. It has a more spacious, high-tech five-seat interior, more efficient engines and, so Audi claims, one of the class’s best driving experiences. Continue reading “New Audi Q5 Has Air Suspension And Adaptive Dampers Fitted”

Audi R8: The Fastest Road-Legal Vehicle Ever?

Fast, loud, low and attractive – this is a car that excites. The new Audi R8 does everything right. It’s the sports car for drivers who don’t want a Lamborghini or Ferrari, but go weak at the knees at the sight of the Audi. The second generation R3 shares half of its parts with Audi’s R8 LMS racer, and is one of the last non-turbo, naturally aspirated survivors. Pushing the start button you are greeted by a loud rumble – just to let the driver know that this really is a beast and that his money was well spent. Continue reading “Audi R8: The Fastest Road-Legal Vehicle Ever?”

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI

WITH the arrival of the five-star Jaguar F-Pace and the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio stealing all the limelight, we’d understand if the well established Audi Q5 had slipped under your radar of late. But it shouldn’t have – believe it or not, it’s all-new for 2017. It’s out to regain its footing in the premium SUV class and pinch backsales from its new rivals, and so far, we’ve only tried the most powerful versions. Both the turbo petrol and V6 diesel have impressed with their blend of performance, refinement and comfort, but now it’s time for us to try the crucial mode I for British buyers – the more affordable 2.0-litre turbodiesel. Continue reading “Audi Q5 2.0 TDI”

2017 Audi Q5

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The Q5 is a big deal for Audi: since 2008, it has produced more than a million of these inoffensive bread-and-butter mid-sized SUVs in Germany, topped up by another 600k made in China and India. That’s 1.6 million Q5s, making it the global best-seller in the segment, and Audi’s best selling vehicle. So a new one needs to be on point to maintain family honour… and share prices.

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