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Video: Why Good Motor Mounts are Important

by on 10 December 2014 in Video

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Certain parts of our cars get neglected.  We’re all guilty of it.  Chances are, if it doesn’t make an obnoxious noise or cause a warning light, the majority of us are likely to ignore some issues altogether.  One such often-neglected item are engine and transmission mounts.  Seeing as they connect a continuously-moving item to the […] More…

SEMA 2014: Dubkorps/AWOL B5 Audi RS 4 Avant

by on 11 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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If any one car qualifies as a “Master of Disguise” then it’s likely this B5 RS 4 owned by J.J. Larson. The car qualifies as perhaps one of the most seasoned SEMA veterans going, having displayed at the show more times than we can count and under many, many different looks… and at the same […] More…

Waterfest 2014: Best of B5

by on 28 July 2014 in Events News

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Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds.  With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries.  Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our […] More…

Event: Waterfest 2014, Audi Perspective

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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…