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Event: Waterfest 2014, Audi Perspective

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Now in its 20th year, Waterfest continues to bring Audi and Volkswagen enthusiasts from around the US and Canada to Englishtown, New Jersey for one weekend each July. For Waterfest 20 it seemed that mother nature has become a fan as well, gracing us with a mid-summer version of the ‘Polar Vortex’, which had a much higher approval rating than the one we lived through this winter.
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Worthersee 2014 Photo Gallery: Day 3

posted by on 15 May 2014 in Audi News

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Yesterday was the third day that UK contributor Si Gray was on the ground in Worthersee and finally the weather broke. Good weather means great cars and even more are beginning to show up according to Si. As Audi begins its own blitz of PR with the A3 clubsport quattro concept that will be officially shown the week after next in Worthersee, the esteemed Mr. Gray continues to send over the latest news of privately owned and tailored Audis that have made their way to that small Austrian town on the lake.
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Find of the Day: Audi S4 Avant with RS 4 Widebody

posted by on 28 April 2014 in In Market

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It’s relatively common for people to lose interest in a project car.  Things happen, priorities change, and it’s time to move on.  Most of the time, this happens relatively early on in the process. The car is put up for sale in the form of a bare shell, covered in primer with a few boxes […] More…

Intel: Hackenberg Interviewed by Car & Driver, Schools them on B5 Platform Dev

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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Audi AG’s corporate technology officer (and head of development) Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg is essentially the man in Ingolstadt. At a brand known for engineering and technology, his position is critical to the marque. And, while newly named to this position, Hackenberg is not new to Audi nor its development wing. Quite the opposite actually.
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Find of the Day: How Much Would You Pay for an Audi S4 B5?

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Audi News In Market

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The B5 chassis S4′s Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 was a dream for both tuners and enthusiasts from the moment it debuted.  In the years since, owners have relentlessly tinkered with their cars and continue to push the platform further and further with new parts coming to market quite regularly- some more extreme than others.  This brings […] More…

RS Faux, The Many Guises of J.J. Larson’s B5 RS-look Avant

posted by on 20 March 2014 in Feature Cars

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Common practice for shops and/or people in the tuning industry is to use a car as a platform to promote products or a style. Less common is for a car to be built, completely changed… and even completely changed again. However, that’s just the considerable process this RS-converted B5 S4 Avant has been subjected to at the hands of dubkorps.com’s founder and AWOL.tv co-creator J.J. Larson. More…

Video: B5 S4 Snow Hoonage & Ersatz Snow Plow

posted by on 8 January 2014 in Audi News

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A little over a day ago, a regular in our Car Lounge discussion forum sent us a video he’d shot during the high snows that blanketed his Michigan home. Seems he decided to take his 500 hp tuned B5 S4 out for a cruise before clearing over one foot of snow from his driveway.
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PhotoGraphic: Audi A3 Sedan vs S4 B5 Visual Comparison

posted by on 25 November 2013 in PhotoGraphic

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From the very inception the idea of the Audi A3 sedan was admittedly to recapture some of the magic of the B5-era A4/s4/RS 4 range. In the years since the last B5s were sold, the A4/S4/RS 4 have grown to a size roughly akin to the A6/S6/RS 6 of the B5′s generation. Enthusiasts looking for something smaller or perhaps more affordable had been left out of the Audi lineup unless they went with the A3 Sportback (or 3-door in Europe). Now, the new A3 is about to launch and just how it compares to the much beloved B5 cars is on most Audi enthusiast’s minds. Certainly it was on the mind of one particular B5 S4 owner who happened upon a new A3 sedan.
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Audi TT 2.7T B5, The Unknown & Most Surprising Prototype

posted by on 28 October 2013 in Miscellaneous Features Vintage & Youngtimer News

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When the 30th Anniversary of quattro GmbH display opened earlier this month, a rather unassuming first-generation Imola Yellow TT coupe was part of the show. Were it not for some minor changes to the chin and an interesting decklid spoiler, even the most discerning eye may not have seen it as anything more than a yellow TT 3.2. However, a simple view of the engine bay with its longitudinally mounted 2.7T biturbo proves the car is much more than that, a little-known secret prototype quattro GmbH dusted off in order to celebrate its most storied and often secretive past. More…

Find of the Day: Low Mileage, Unmolested 2002 Audi B5 S4

posted by on 30 September 2013 in Audi News

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There’s no doubt that the B5 Audi S4 is a cult classic, highly prized by aficionados and often highly tuned thanks to a plethora of aftermarket options and tuning upgrades. As a result, finding an unmodified, low mileage example can prove exceedingly difficult. So, when we stumbled across this very clean silver example with manual transmission, we knew we had to pass it along.
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Find of the Day: 390 hp Black RS 4 Build on Ebay

posted by on 22 August 2013 in In Market

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There’s something magical about the B5. Relatively small in size and available readily with the potent 2.7T biturbo V6, the car was a recipe for performance cult status. Even more so the Euro-only RS 4 Avant – limited in production and the most potent version of that vaunted engine. So, when we spot a B5 RS 4 (or a car that looks like it) up for sale, it’s a given we’re going to run it in our In Market / Find of the Day series.
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Waterfest 2013: Event Report, Audi Perspective

posted by on 23 July 2013 in Events Coverage

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The term ‘water’ in the name WaterFest refers to the passing of generations. At one time you could find shows for air-cooled Volkswagens on any given weekend throughout the summer. The newer and so-called ‘water-cooled’ cars coming out of Volkswagen and Audi made for a new generation of enthusiast owner and as such made a case for a split and a show all their own. Now in its 19th year, Waterfest not only signifies a truly mature and gargantuan segment, but one that has given birth to multiple generations in its own right.
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