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Driven – 2016 Audi A6 2.0 TFSI S line (EU)

posted by on 19 November 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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This week, Audi is pulling the wraps off of its updated A6 and A7 range at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While these cars may appear to be benefitting solely from a mild cosmetic mid-lifecycle freshening, we recently went to Germany in order to take a look. What we learned there, and while driving this Audi A6 2.0 TFSI, is that the updates are more than just skin deep. More…

2014 SEMA Show: Event Index

posted by on 11 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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Follow along for comprehensive coverage of the 2014 SEMA Show from the Audi perspective. More…

Project Audi S7: HRE Wheels, TiKore Titanium Bolts and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires

posted by on 4 November 2014 in Project S7

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SEMA Show week is finally here and as such we’re publishing the finale (for now) on our Project S7 as it received a complete makeover for this iconic show. This time around, we’re swapping out the wheels for a set of as-of-yet unseen HRE wheels, and also fitting them with lightweight TiKore titanium lug bolts […] More…

Project S7: Carbon Fiber Exterior Components

posted by on 31 October 2014 in Project S7

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Earlier this week, we laid the ground work for our “canvas” and discussed the vinyl upgrades via Vinyl Werkz and Hexis in the form of a new Matte Black Finish, Gloss Black “HRE” stripe and Gloss black window vinyl. Here is where we this amps up, teaming carbon fiber components from no less than four companies in order to make for one cohesive look. More…

Project S7: Recaro… for the Kids

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Project S7

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Time for a midweek shake up! After covering APR’s Stage II+ upgrade on Project S7 and the initial exterior cosmetic changes – we now come to child seats?!?!! That’s right. Child seats , or in this particular case the brand new Recaro Performance Denali Stroller and Coupe Infant carrier- for my son who is due […] More…

Project S7: Wrap & Vinyl Work, Round 2

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Project S7

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The exterior appearance of a vehicle is a very personal thing. When our Project S7 went to SEMA last year, the car went with a Charcoal Matte Metallic wrap from Avery Denison. The beauty of a wrap is that it can be removed and replaced with relative ease, allowing us to completely change the look drastically for SEMA 2014 with minimal wear and tear on the car.
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Project OE A3: Suspension, Wheels & Tires

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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The thing about starting with a somewhat basic car like our silver Audi A3 is that visual changes have so much more of an effect. Upgrading wheels and suspension on an Audi S or RS model and you’ll make a change. Make the same upgrades to a run-of-the-mill A-car and, well, you trigger a revolution. […] More…

Project S7: Prepping for SEMA 2014 and APR Stage 2

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Project S7

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Today, we finalize Project S7 preparation for SEMA 2014 in just under a week with a few updates. First among them in our #SEMAprep are the fine folks at APR Tuned who have design one devilishly fast Stage 2+ power upgrade we’ve just added. More…

Project S3 Sedan: Introduction

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Project Cars & Builds

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Introducing our latest project car and its owner Rick Goyal. The car is based on the new Audi S3 and specifically one of the Limited Edition Daytona Grey launch cars. More…

Audi #TDIChallenge: Efficiency and Loss in a New Audi A3 TDI

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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We’d been in the car since 6:00 AM, had started in a different time zone and slogged through the desert planet of Tatooine, quite literally, with no air conditioning and precious little vent powered circulation. Our A3 TDI had been reading zero barely into our climb of the towering Chocolate Mountains west of San Diego. We […] More…

Driven – 2015 Audi S3 Sedan

posted by on 15 October 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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Anticipation is a common theme when it comes to the Audi S3 sedan. This is the first time Audi has ventured into the A3 range with in its S-Car lineup for America. That the car means a potent offering in a package roughly equivalent to the much beloved B5 Audi S4 sedan only compounds the […] More…

Project OE A3: Series Index

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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Taking an OEM+ approach to the customization and upgrading of an Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan. More…