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Project B85 allroad: Interior Upgrade

by on 28 September 2015 in Project B85 allroad

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While we love our Audi allroad and its Avant body style, we recognize that it’s not the most sporting offering ever to roll out of Ingolstadt. Yes, we lust for cars such as the RS 4 and RS 6, but as the only Avant sold in the USA, the allroad packaging and equipment were our only choice if we wanted a so-called “longroof” with four rings on the grille. More…

Project B85 allroad: Roof Rack System from Audi Accessories

by on 9 September 2015 in Project B85 allroad

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Getting a full-blown rack system seems the perfect upgrade for the expected active lifestyle of the typical Audi allroader. In as much, Project B85 gets kitted. More…

On Location: Audi A4 S line competition plus at Audi Mechanicsburg

by on 16 July 2015 in On Location

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While at Audi Mechanicsburg this week getting prepped for this weekend’s Waterfest event, we happened to hear that they had a new 2016 A4 S line competition plus that had just arrived. Even better, they were kind enough to let us take detailed photos of the car. Unlike the photo we published earlier in the […] More…

First Photo: US-Spec MY2016 Audi A4 S line competition plus

by on 14 July 2015 in Audi News

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Earlier this month we confirmed the addition of the A5 S line competition plus upon seeing several MY2015 examples sitting at Audi headquarters in Herndon, VA. In response to that, an eagle-eyed reader spotted one of the first promised MY2016 A4 S line competition examples at his dealer.
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Project B85 allroad: Wheels & Tires

by on 9 July 2015 in Project B85 allroad

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When last we left our Project B85 allroad, it’d dropped much of its ride height for more sporting handling and appearance. As the weather warmed, it was time to add a set of summer tires and larger wheels in order to finish the performance and appearance upgrade we’d begun with that suspension. More…

Find of the Day: Name that Brown on this Audi Exclusive S5 at CarMax

by on 7 July 2015 in Audi Exclusive In Market

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CarMax is at it again. Not long ago we located a Nogaro Blue TT RS in their inventory (still there BTW), and today we find another interesting car. This time around, it’s a black optic S5 and it is in a rather unique shade of brown.
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On Location: Red, White & Blue at Keyes Audi

by on 4 July 2015 in On Location

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Happy 4th of July from Keyes Audi. We’ve received this photo set from Maddox Kay over at Keyes, who noticed a Misano Red S5, Ibis White RS 7 and Nogaro Blue Edition S4 in their inventory and saw an opportunity for a photo shoot. More…

Audi of America Quietly Launches A5 S line competition plus

by on 2 July 2015 in Audi News

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Eagle eyed A5 aficionados probably already knew that Audi Deutschland launched the A5 Sport Edition plus with its redesigned RS 5-look bumper and several other equipment changes. Since then, this enthusiast’s choice model has been turning up in other sales markets. On a recent trip to Audi headquarters, we noticed the USA was one such place, […] More…

Rent Your Silvercar Audi A4 Now in New York and Chicago

by on 30 June 2015 in Industry News

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Say you really love the SilverCar model of easy rental via a phone App and and access to a new Audi A4, but you aren’t in one of the west coast or southern cities where they operate. Well, you’re in luck because the rental firm is now operational in Chicago and set to be up and running in New York by tomorrow (July 1), just in time for this coming 4th of July holiday weekend.
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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…

Audi Japan Introduces A5 S line competition plus in Coupe and Sportback Form

by on 24 June 2015 in Audi News

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Audi Japan has introduced a form of sporting equipment dubbed S line competition plus. Effectively, this appears to be the same equipment and packaging as the European market Sport Edition plus but without the 20-inch wheel options. Full details and production numbers can be found below. More…

034 Motorsport Announces Billet Aluminum X-Brace Upgrade for B8 and B8.5 Audi Models

by on 11 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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034Motorsport is proud to offer the Billet Aluminum X-Brace Chassis Reinforcement Upgrade for the B8 & B8.5 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, and Q5/SQ5! The factory Audi front subframe brace is manufactured from multiple pieces of stamped steel, and allows for performance-hindering chassis flex under load. This torsional flex can result in improper suspension geometry and alignment when […] More…