Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI 286

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Bigger, lighter new A5 Sportback promises strong performance in V6 diesel guise The Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro heads the initial range of second-generation diesel A5s. We’ve been impressed by the new Sportback so far. The update to its styling is a little underwhelming, but the changes to its interior ensure that it conveys … [Read more…]

Audi A3 1.0 TFSI Sport

THE Audi A3 could be considered a capable, if slightly unexciting premium hatchback. It ticks a lot of boxes, being both upmarket and good to drive, while also offering decent kit and plenty of space. On paper, then, you wouldn’t expect this new 1.0-litre three cylinder to be the catalyst needed to inject some much … [Read more…]

Audi RS3 Is Ready For Takeoff

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Sharing the spotlight with the Q5 on Audi’s Paris stand was the all-new 394bhp RS3 saloon. it’s now a four-door only, and looks almost identical to the lesser-powered S3 saloon, with a more aggressive front bumper, flared wheelarches and large oval twin exhaust tailpipes nestled in the rear diffuser. Under the bonnet, Audi has dropped … [Read more…]

Audi A3 Sportback E-tron

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Plug-in petrol-electric hatchback gains extra tech and revised styling Along with the rest of the Audi A3 range, the plug-in hybrid Sportback e-tron has had a nip and tuck, with an injection of tech on the inside and a tweaked appearance externally. It remains mechanically unchanged, though. That means it still carries a 1.4-litre petrol … [Read more…]

Audi R8 V10 Plus

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Sometimes it happens in a heartbeat, and other times it takes days and days, but I love it when a car gets under my skin. And the second-generation Audi R8 V10 Plus has buried itself so deep under my epidermis that it’s fast becoming one of my favourite cars. Ever! Given the ridiculous procession of … [Read more…]

More Space And Technology For New Audi A5 Sportback

AUDI HAS REVEALED the next-generation A5 Sportback ahead of its debut at the Paris show later this month. The new four-door offers more cabin space than its coupe equivalent while sharing the same turbocharged four and six-cylinder engines. Compared with its predecessor, the new A5 Sportback’s wheelbase has grown by 14mm, to 2824mm, while rear … [Read more…]

Audi S5

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Neither a rumbling V8 nor a revvy supercharged V6 could make the first-generation Audi S5 feel like a proper drivers’ car. The chassis was too wooden, the steering too lifeless and the balance far too uninteresting for It to ever engage and reward In the way a sports coupe should, With less weight and a … [Read more…]

Audi S4

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We are big fans of the previous-generation Audi S4. Its supercharged V6 had real character, the optional torque-vectoring rear Sport differential created a neutral balance that could be adjusted under power, and the suspension had a fluency that made the pulverising chassis setup of the fester RS4 feel rather overwrought. Having driven and enjoyed the … [Read more…]