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Raptor Diesel GT is an Audi TDI Powered Personal Aircraft

by on 23 July 2015 in Boutique Brands

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In covering the Audi beat, we’ve frequently covered specialty manufacturers using Audi engines for the basis of their product. This usually happens in the form of an exotic sportscar with names like Donkervoort, Spyker or Gumpert. Today though, we’ve found something different with 3.0 TDI power in the form of a personal aircraft. More…

Audi USA Will Offer 2.0 TDI A4 Model Says Automotive News

by on 7 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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In a report published yesterday, Automotive News states that Audi of America has confirmed it will offer a 2.0 TDI version of the new B9-generation Audi A4. More…

Record: Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept Drives to Record Time at Sachsenring

by on 12 June 2015 in Audi News

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Audi sets new lap record for cars with diesel engines Superior technology platform with 435 hp and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) Electric compressor: overcomes turbo lag, enhances sprint performance Audi has set a new record time on the Sachsenring for cars with a diesel engine. The Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept rounded the 3.6 […] More…

Audi A6 TDI ultra Goes the Distance and Sets New World Record

by on 12 June 2015 in Audi News

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS confirms title after A6 TDI ultra is driven to 14 countries on a single tank of fuel  14 countries and 1158.9 miles covered on one tank of diesel Audi A6 TDI ultra averaged 75.9mpg overall The #RecordRoadTrip began in Maastricht at 9.48am (GMT) on Tuesday 9 June and ended in Hungary at 12.44pm (GMT) […] More…

Audi A6 Ultra Set to go the Extra Mile for Guinness World Record

by on 9 June 2015 in Audi News

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Guinness World Records™ title attempt to drive to the most countries on a single tank of fuel starts from Netherlands June 9 Collaboration between Audi and RAC using 67mpg-plus A6 2.0 TDI ultra Ambition is over 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel costing as little as £88* (€123) Motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing […] More…

Audi TT Secures Best Sportscar Accolade in Diesel Car Awards

by on 13 May 2015 in Audi News

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Sports car desirability and agility with far fewer visits to the filling station – this is the genuinely winning formula which has just secured the frugal Audi TT TDI ultra the ‘Best Sportscar’ accolade in the 2015 DieselCar Magazine Awards. More…

New 2.0 Bi-TDI Engine Revealed at Vienna Motor Symposium

by on 11 May 2015 in Audi News

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Though impressively efficient, Audi’s 2.0-liter TDI engine has never really been about acceleration performance. Good news for those wanting more out of this engine then, as Volkswagen AG has revealed details of its new 2.0-liter Bi-TDI at this year’s Vienna Motor Symposium.

Flashback: Audi at Le Mans 2006 and the First Diesel Success

by on 1 May 2015 in Motorsport

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Audi has always stood for pioneering achievements. The brand with the four rings was the first automobile manufacturer to win the World Rally Championship in 1982 with a four-wheel drive model, the legendary quattro. And at Le Mans, Audi again turned conventional wisdom upside down. Never before had a marque tried to win the 24-hour race with a diesel engine – the time to do so was ripe in 2006. More…

Video: Matt Farah’s One Take of Audi A3 TDI Sportback in Malibu Canyons

by on 9 April 2015 in Audi Driver Video

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Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire fame has been running a series of video reports on cars called “One Take”. The formula is simple, Matt meets up with an owner and takes their car for a spin. In this case, he meets up with the owner of an A3 TDI and runs the car down Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu. More…

Intel: Audi Q7 Rumors, Render and Information

by on 8 December 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Word on the street is that Audi will drop the new Q7 at the Detroit Auto Show in roughly one month’s time. And, though many spy photos of the car have been circulating, we’ve yet to see anything undisguised. Until that happens, we have found this semi-convincing render from More…

On Location 10.29.2014: Audi A6 TDI competition Real World Photos

by on 11 November 2014 in On Location

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Recently we were on location in Dresden, Germany for the launch of the new and updated Audi A6. For Americans, this meant the presence of the new A6 2.0 TFSI and the S6 sedan, though other European market cars like the A6 Avant and A6 allroad were also on hand. Amongst the Euro-only models was the first real world example we’ve seen of the new A6 TDI competition.

#FotoshopFriday: Audi A3 TDI competition

by on 24 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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This week’s #FotoshopFriday post isn’t exactly photoshop wizardry or pushing the limits on our rendering ability. We went with an easy one this week, adding some black accents to A3 sedan images from the Audi Deutschland configurator in order to create an A3 TDI competition.