For Audi enthusiasts

Latest Stories in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

Video: B9 Audi A4 Test Mule Caught Testing at Nurburgring

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

b9 touriclips 600x300 photo

Remember that somewhat B8.5 bodied early B9 test mule that our spy photographers caught recently? It’s also been spotted by the video-shooting guys at Touriclips who’ve posted it for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Video: Next Audi RS 3 Takes Nurburgring from Touriclips

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

rs3 touriclips 600x300 photo

YouTube can be a wonderful thing. Forget all the cat videos and bucket challenges whereby buckets fall on heads. No, we prefer the constant taking-you-there element from content creators like TouriClips who live near the Nurburgring and film it incessantly during manufacturer test days… say, like when they’re testing the new RS 3 Sportback.

Intel Update: Audi R8

posted by on 28 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Video

r8 render automobile mag 600x300 photo

Over the past few weeks we’ve been noticing a number of “intel” stories covering rumors about the upcoming next-generation MSS Audi R8. Just what these rumors highlight or images that further illustrate them has varied widely, so we thought we’d post a summary.

#ThrowbackThursday: The Modern Horch GT Coupe Concept That Never Was

posted by on 28 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Vintage & Youngtimer News

Horch coupe header 600x300 photo

The years leading up to the 2008 economic crash were halcyon era for the auto industry. Car companies swallowed others to become juggernaut multi-nationals, while niche luxury brands were snapped up most quickly and still more then-defunct brands were dusted off. BMW snagged Rolls-Royce, Mercedes resurrected Maybach. Of course we know the Volkswagen Group had Bentley and eventually re-launched Bugatti, but was that all? This concept model we spotted on a past trip to Ingolstadt suggests a re-launching of Horch was very much considered.

Audi Q8 Design Study by Ismet Cevik Hints at Upcoming New Crossover Q-Ship

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Design Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

Audi Q8 CVK Design Ismet Cevik 456 600x300 photo

Word from Audi’s dealer meeting in Berlin earlier this summer is that when the new coupe-like Audi Q8 crossover was paraded across the stage, that it garnered a standing ovation from the assembled dealer principals and Audi employees. That would seem to corroborate other rumors from around the industry that the Q8 both breaks aggressive new ground for the Audi brand, but also does so in a very attractive way. More…

Latest Audi RS 3 Spy Photos from CAR Magazine

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

car rs3 600x300 photo

No, the RS 3 is not new news. No, spy photos of the RS 3 are not new either. Even still, this is an all new RS 3 we’re talking about and as such we’re watching it very closely. UK news outlet and print publication CAR Magazine has dropped the latest round of shots of the car spotted testing again at the Nurburgring. More…

Spied: Audi A5 B9 Test Mule Spied at The Nurburgring

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

2016 audi a5 test mule spy shots 100477089 h 600x300 photo

Earlier today we reported on a B9 Audi A4 test mule spied testing by our photographer sources. It seems early chassis testing has commenced for even more of the range than that though, as MotorAuthority has also published photos of a B9 Audi A5 mule testing at the Nurburgring. More…

Spied: B9 Audi A4 Prototype Including Interior Shots

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

Audi A4 mule 2 600x300 photo

Our spy photographer contacts caught up with an interesting Audi test mule this week. Quite obviously, this is an early chassis tester for the upcoming B9-generation A4 based on the evolution of the MLB architecture (a.k.a. MLB evo).

Audi S3 Sedan, Possible S3 plus, Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

s3 plus 600x300 photo

Touriclips, the YouTube channel local to the Nurburgring who always posts cool test day footage, posted an interesting clip today on their widely watched channel. The car in question is an Ingolstadt plated S3 sedan. That may not seem so odd, except when you consider that it was filmed on a manufacturer test day and that the S3 sedan is both already on sale and too far out from next-generation to see testing for that reason. More…

Upcoming Bentley SUV Spied Undergoing Hot Weather Testing

posted by on 6 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

Bentely SUV 2 600x300 photo

The upcoming and still-yet-to-be-named Bentley SUV has been spied yet again by our photographers, this time in Southern Europe undergoing hot weather testing.  In this round of photographs, we can see that the vehicle has been weighted down to put extra load on brakes and cooling systems for further testing.  We can also see that […] More…

Update: Failed Fiat Acquisition Plan Included Auto Union Name & Could Still Spell Changes at VW

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

auto union 600x300 photo

British automotive weekly Autocar has published a story this morning that appears to spell out the final outcome (at least for now) of those Fiat-Chrysler acquisition rumors that had been circulating. According to the piece, the move was very much in play until an inward examination was done and profitability came into question. More…

Video: Audi RS 3 Sportback Spied Again at Nurburgring

posted by on 4 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Video

rs3 600x300 photo

The upcoming MQB-based second-generation Audi RS 3 Sportback has been spied again at the Nurburgring and shared for all to see by YouTube based Nurburgring spy shooter TouriClips. More…