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Video: APR/NGP Tuned Audi RS 7 and S6 Square off at Maryland Drag Strip

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Video

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DC-Baltimore area Audi tuner New German Performance just happens to be an APR distributor, so maybe it’s not surprising they’d have a few customers with an RS 7 or an S6. More interesting though might be what happens when two such customers head off to a local drag strip.

Video: Audi DTM Drivers Take Ice Track Challenge in Pair of RS 6 Avants

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Video

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The recipe for Audi Deutschland’s latest #quattrochallenges video is quite simple- create a racetrack out of a frozen lake, and give two of its DTM drivers RS 6s covered in GoPro cameras. Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider headed to Sweden drive the purpose built course, with its combination of slow and fast corners resulting in […] More…

Project S7: APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade

posted by on 27 February 2014 in Project S7 Tech Procedures, FAQs & Installs

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When is the last time you were on a large Boeing or Airbus airliner? Think back to that time. Think about boarding and taking your seat, pushing back from the gate and taxiing out to the runway for departure. More…

730 hp and 920 Nm Audi RS 6-R Avant from Abt Sportsline

posted by on 27 February 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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When you read 730 hp/537 kW, you may first think of an Italian super-sports-car or a big truck but not of a roadworthy family or business estate. But ABT Sportsline is still able to surprise its target group and at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 will present its latest Audi RS6 model, the 320 kph ABT RS6-R. “Mind you, the R stands for racy, not for rough or rude,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “As with the normal Audi RS6, ours also provides the utmost comfort, sumptuousness and usefulness, limited to 25 cars worldwide.“ More…

Jon Olsson Trades Supercharged PPI R8 for RS 6 Avant

posted by on 30 December 2013 in Audi Driver

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At professional skiing events, X-game competitions or the Bull Run cross-continent rally, Jon Olsson likely needs no intro. Regular readers of this website and hardcore Audi aficionados are likely already familiar with him as well, but just in case you aren’t here’s the $20 rundown. Olsson is a renowned freestyle skier, renowned also for the often camouflaged and roof rack bedecked exotics he has at his disposal on location at ski competitions or the purpose-built street-legal LMP style car he used last year to trump the Bull Run.

Abt Tuned Audi RS 7 Including 700 “Race Horses”

posted by on 17 December 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Limousine or estate are too humdrum? A sports car or traditional coupé are not convenient enough? Don’t worry. ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Audis and Volkswagens, with its interpretation of the stylish and powerful Audi RS7 still has an ace up its sleeve. The Bavarians have not only added an exposed-carbon spoiler at the rear but a lot more engine output as well. More…

APR Announces ECU Upgrade for Audi RS 7 and RS 6 Avant

posted by on 16 December 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the Audi RS6 & RS7 4.0 TFSI V8!

Driven: 2014 Audi RS 7

posted by on 12 December 2013 in Reviews & Road Tests

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When it comes to the Audi RS 7, I plead the 5th. I refuse to recount who’s driving or the exact state (other than heady euphoria) in which we’re driving, somewhere near the California/Nevada border. I refuse to reveal any of these details on the grounds they may incriminate my co-driver or me as we blast down a lonely stretch of long and straight tarmac at 140 mph while tucked behind a second grey RS 7.

MTM Tunes Audi RS 6 Avant

posted by on 14 November 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Its full name: Audi RS6 4.0 TFSI quattro; and even it doesn’t exactly hang around when its bi-turbo eight-cylinder engine is suitably motivated. 560 hp and 700 Nm of torque make for irresistible traction. This Avant accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in not even four seconds. But despite that – Roland Mayer and his MTM team have done their stuff and breathed even more life into the power bundle – the current version boasts 722 hp and 885 Nm. This knocks a few tenths of a second off the sprint to 100 km/h, now achieved in exactly 3.3 seconds, 200 km/h is clocked in 11.3 seconds and on its way to its top speed of 340 km/h the 250 km/h mark is passed in a shade under 19 seconds.

Efficiency on the Rise: Cylinder on Demand Tech Already Available for Three Audi Engines

posted by on 8 November 2013 in Audi News

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Audi demonstrates its expertise in engine construction with cylinder on demand (COD) technology, which reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. Three gasoline engines already include the innovative cylinder deactivation technology: the 1.4 TFSI COD, the 4.0 TFSI COD and now also the W12 COD in the new Audi A8 L.

PhotoGraphic: Audi RS 7 in Nevada’s Valley of Fire by Jim Fets & Audi USA

posted by on 31 October 2013 in PhotoGraphic

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In case you missed a landslide of Audi RS 7 photos on our Instagram feed last week, we recently attended the North American launch for Audi’s most potent new RS-car. We’ll be filing our report on the car very shortly and managed to shoot plenty of our own pics, though so too did Audi of America shooter Jim Fets. In fact, Fets’ stuff was so good, we’ve decided to give it its own story here. More…

The Audi RS 6 Avant from Abt Sportsline, Uber Estate with 700 bhp and 880 Nm

posted by on 31 October 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Decades ago, estates were nothing but drudges taking craftsmen’s tools to and from. Today, this type of vehicle is more assertive and discrete, useful for both work and recreation, has an elegant design and sometimes even a lifestyle image. And in the case of the ABT RS6 it also shows sportiness. “Our version of the Audi RS6 Avant is striking without being overbearing, is understated and setting technical standards“, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. For the CEO of the renowned tuning company, the RS6 is the embodiment of what is currently technically possible. “This car will meet all our premium customers’ needs and wishes,” Hans-Jürgen Abt adds. And the buyers of such an unusual car want a travel companion, a torquey drudge and a sports car all in one and without any compromise. More…