Audi And The Long Way To Le Mans

Audi R18

Ingolstadt – On June 14/15, Audi will leave no stone unturned to continue its string of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro the brand will be competing with is the most complex race car in Audi’s history. Chris Reinke, Head of LMP at Audi Sport, outlines the key milestones of the project. [Read more…]

Audi Driver Line-Up For 2013

Jamie Green - AUDI

Jamie Green – AUDI

Audi Completes Driver Line-Up For 2013 DTM

– Experience is trumps: eight Audi drivers have 34 wins between them
– ‘Norisring King’ Jamie Green high-caliber new signing
– Rahel Frey leaves DTM, Miguel Molina remains with squad

Audi will start into the 2013 DTM season with a mix of experienced campaigners and ambitious youngsters. The eight drivers have four titles, 478 races, 39 pole positions and 34 victories to their credit between them – marking top tallies in the series. The only change compared to last year’s squad: Rahel Frey is switching to GT racing within AUDI AG. The vacant cockpit will be occupied by new signing Jamie Green. [Read more…]

The All-New Audi RS 6 Avant

Audi  RS6 Avant interior

Audi RS6 Avant interior

Latest executive class RS Avant can carry up to 1,680 litres-worth of luggage to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and go on to 189mph

Third generation RS 6 Avant available to order from early 2013 priced at approximately £77,000 OTR – first UK deliveries next summer
Powered by V8 biturbo petrol engine with cylinder-on-demand technology – 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds, top speed governed at 155mph but can be increased on demand to 174mph or 189mph, up to 28.8mpg possible (combined)
Eight-speed tiptronic transmission, quattro all-wheel-drive with sport differential, standard RS-specific adaptive air suspension with option of steel-sprung suspension incorporating Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)

The all-new Audi RS 6 Avant will need just 3.9 seconds to dispel any doubt that its ultra-efficient new downsized V8 TFSI engine has compromised on muscle for the sake of miles-per-gallon. The latest super Avant will firmly cement its RS credentials by outrunning its mighty V10-powered predecessor with an exceptional sub-four-second 0-62mph sprint time. At the same time its smaller displacement and cylinder-on-demand technology will make 28.8mpg economy potential a reality. [Read more…]

New A3 Sportback In Paris

Third generation version of exceptionally successful five-door A3 debuts at French show with more style and more room thanks to longer wheelbase

Audi A3

Audi A3

• Five-door A3 is now open for ordering – £620 premium over three-door – launch model prices from £19,825 OTR
• More functional than ever with wheelbase 58mm longer than predecessor and 35mm longer than new three-door – 1,220 litres of luggage capacity
• Audi ultra lightweight construction and advanced engine technology for low CO2 emissions
• Driver assistance systems from the full-size class

The latest Audi A3 appears in a new capacity at next week’s Paris Motor Show (September 29 to October 14) as the third generation five-door Sportback version makes its world public debut. [Read more…]

Audi RS5 Is Back On Top

Audi RS5 Coupe

Audi RS5 Coupe

V8-powered coupé flagship benefiting from latest A5 range enhancements and a more extensive equipment list is readied for UK debut

New generation RS 5 enhanced by styling revisions, lighting updates, more efficient electromechanical power steering and more equipment opens for UK order this week priced at £58,725 OTR UK deliveries to begin in April RS 5 Coupe – 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds (previously 4.6), top speed electronically-limited at 155mph, MPG 26.9 (previously 26.2), CO2 246g/km (previously 252g/km) DVD navigation, Bluetooth phone preparation, cruise control and Audi Music Interface iPod connection added to standard specification New optional Sport Package at £2,250 including Dynamic Ride Control, sports exhaust, dynamic steering and 20-inch rotor-design titanium-look alloy wheels [Read more…]

Tom Kristensen In The New Audi A5 DTM

Audi A5 DTM

Audi A5 DTM

A month after its unveiling at the Frankfurt International Motor Show the Audi A5 DTM will make its first public appearance on a DTM weekend. Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen will present the new 460-HP race car for the 2012 season to the fans at Hockenheim. The eight-time Le Mans winner and former DTM racer will be driving a show lap in the brand new coupe before and after the DTM race on Sunday. [Read more…]

Successful Test For The Audi R18

Audi R18

Audi R18

Ingolstadt, January 31 – Four and a half months before the Le Mans 24 Hours, preparations for the endurance classic are in full swing at Audi. Two new Audi R18 cars and one Audi R15 TDI were used in tests at Sebring (U.S. state of Florida). [Read more…]