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Driven: 2016 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (USA)

by on 19 August 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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We’re just going to get this out there. We hate the “hairdresser’s car” stereotype often applied to the Audi TT. Yes, the car is stylish and maybe even whimsical with its two-seater configuration, but judging it solely on those qualities is your loss. The TT Roadster has always been a very cool car, and with the latest third generation Audi has amped it even further with trick design and the trickiest of tech gadgetry. More…

Driven: 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus

by on 4 August 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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We haven’t even left the parking lot and my Dad has already let curiosity get the best of him. “So” he inquires, “how much does it cost?”
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Driven: 2015 Audi S5 Coupé. One Last Ride in an Enthusiast Favorite

by on 30 June 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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A million years ago (or roughly three and a half, depending on your understanding of time), I was just getting my footing within the industry, and Audi was still just a few months into their current record-setting success. The release of their 3.0 TFSI-powered S-cars signaled a return to form; ditching the 4.2 FSI V8 in favor […] More…

Driven: 2014 Audi S4 Nogaro Blue Design Package

by on 1 May 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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Every time another new Audi gets launched without manual transmission or station wagon gets dropped from the lineup here in North America, we hear the same thing. There’s a question of enthusiast bona fides for those who choose Audi’s product mix. Those who plan these cars are also tasked with selling more and more and […] More…

Driven: 2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe

by on 14 April 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” These are the good old days, and we take a run with one uber enjoyable coupe that is definitely still here. More…

Driven: 2015 Audi TT 2.0 TDI ultra S line

by on 5 February 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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You can thank the regulation divide between America and the EU for reasons cars like the one you see here would never make the cut in the U.S. market. Whether it is protectionist, politics or simply ego, America and Europe can’t really seem to get aligned on rules and regulations that apply to car production and certification. As a result, quirky cars like a diesel-powered TT coupé with manual transmission simply remain too niche and too obscure to be worth federalizing. More…

Ridden: Taking a Lap in the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept

by on 8 January 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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Recently Audi made big headlines with a flying lap of the Hockenheimring with an Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept and then again this week with an autonomous trip from Silicon Valley in the USA to Las Vegas, Nevada that is home to the Consumer Electronics Show. Quite obviously, the brand has begun a big push to establish itself as a leader in what it calls “piloted driving”. So, when German contributor Karl Wiedenhofer was invited to take a closer look at the RS 7 at the Ascari race resort in Southern Spain, he jumped at the chance. More…

Driven: 2016 Audi S6 Sedan (Europe)

by on 25 November 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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When it comes to performance Audis, we consider the S6 and its lineage to remain the brand’s “true north”. Over the years, things like consumer tastes change. Badges move to new nomenclature, supercars get launched and are subsequentally driven by super heroes, Avants become passé to some, while 4-door coupés prove lower slung and more sultry. Even through all of this, the S6 sedan remains, steadfast in its mission of bringing supercar challenging pace to the ever present form of a four door executive sedan. It is the model by which audi can measure its direction as readily as that little engraved “N” on your compass will help you find your way in a dense forest. More…

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

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…

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

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

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…

First Drive: 2015 Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI quattro S line

by on 12 September 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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As style icons go, the air around cars like the Volkswagen Beetle and Porsche 911 is a heady space… space also occupied by cars like the Audi TT. These automobiles are clearly defined and ardently loved. Redesign them in a less than authentic way and risk watering down something that truly defines a car company. This is what Audi considered as it moved to envision the latest Audi TT coupe. More…