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2020 Audi Q4

2020 Audi Q4

Throwing yet another crossover onto the pile

Audi’s crossover and SUV lineup is already mighty stout, but that isn’t stopping the Four Rings from adding yet another high-rider to the list. The latest will take the name Q4, and as you might expect, it’ll squeeze in between the Q3 and Q5 within Audi’s stable. Alternatively, the new crossover could also carry the name Q3 Sportback. Either way, the fresh ‘ute will offer a more coupe-like roofline compared to the standard Q3, but carry over the current Q3’s interior appointment, engine, and drivetrain, plus all the options.

Update 1/22/2019: The Audi Q4, a coupe-like SUV that will slot just above the Q3, has been spotted doing some more cold-weather testing, just a year after it was last spotted in the wild. Nothing has changed as far as design or camo cover, however, this recent sighting tells us that Audi is still working on the compact crossover, and that’s something to be happy about. Check out the latest shots in our spy shots section below.

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2020 Audi SQ3 / RS Q3

2020 Audi SQ3 / RS Q3

Small, tall, and quick as hell

Audi first kicked off production of the Q3 luxury subcompact crossover in 2011 for the 2012 model year, following it up with a series of refreshes in 2014 and 2015. Also offered as a pair of tuned versions from Audi Sport GmbH under the SQ3 and RS Q3 nomenclature, it looks as though the Four Rings is gearing up to release a second generation for the go-faster Q3’s, as evidenced by this series of spy shots showing a black-and-white test mule out and about for some apex huntin’ at the Nurburgring.

Update 01/10/2019: The Audi RS Q3 was caught on camera playing in the snow only this time, it’s taken more of a production-ready appearance that pushes us to believe Audi looks to compete with the new AMG A45. Check out our spy shots section below to see the images and learn about the latest developments.

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The 2019 Audi A1 Looks Good on Paper, but How Good is it in the Real World?

The 2019 Audi A1 Looks Good on Paper, but How Good is it in the Real World?

Could it finally compete with the MINI?

Audi is hot on the trail of the MINI Cooper with its all-new A1 supermini, a radical design departure over the outgoing model, which is a bit unusual. The manufacturer usually very conservatively evolves its models from one generation to the next, but the new A1 is quite revolutionary compared to its predecessor. With that in mind, how does the new A1 fare in the hands of those who have driven it?

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2020 Audi A4 Avant

2020 Audi A4 Avant

The long-roof Four Ring compact gets a thorough refresh

Audi’s current sedan lineup consists of the A8, the A7, and the A6, followed by the A4 taking up the smallest slot of them all. Among these four-door nameplates, Audi also offers a variety of wagon iterations for added practicality, and now it’s looking like the compact A4 Avant is close to an extensive refresh, as revealed in a series of spy shots that capture a new prototype out and about for some cold-weather testing in Sweden. Updates are likely to include fresh exterior styling, a sleeker interior layout, and the very latest technology for convenience, entertainment, and safety.

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The Audi Q4 Will Supposedly Stand Out from the Lineup, But We Have Our Doubts

The Audi Q4 Will Supposedly Stand Out from the Lineup, But We Have Our Doubts

The Q4 is to Audi what the X4 is to BMW

Audi’s SUV barrage just does not seem to be ending. After introducing its flagship SUV, the Q8, and the fully-electric SUV e-tron, Audi is now preparing to include the Q4 in its range. The automaker says that it will stand out from the other ‘Q’ SUVs, but we are not sure how.

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2019 Audi A1 Looks Bigger And Better in Paris

2019 Audi A1 Looks Bigger And Better in Paris

The styling looks more aggressive this time around and the feature-list is richer

The first-gen Audi A1 was launched in 2010. Since then, the car has earned a reputation for getting better with tiny tweaks and additions added every now and then. Eight years later, the Audi A1 is back with an all-new iteration. It has improved in every aspect over the 2010 A1. The next-gen Audi A1 was revealed at the Paris Motor Show.

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The 2019 Audi SQ2 Delivers Nearly 300 Horsepower and a 4.8-Second Sprint to 62 MPH

The 2019 Audi SQ2 Delivers Nearly 300 Horsepower and a 4.8-Second Sprint to 62 MPH

That’s a mighty big difference under the hood

To be honest, I did not see this coming. With theParis Show just around the corner, the SQ2’s unveiling today was a bit surprising. A happy surprise, I mean. The smallest crossover from the Audi stable just got pumped up with more power. The explosive engine is borrowed from the S3 and comes with a basket of performance-increasing additives.

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2018 Audi Q2 by ABT

2018 Audi Q2 by ABT

Marketed by ABT, but ultimately helps Audi sell more Q2s!

How do you make a car special when it’s basically a substitute for your other models? As for the looks, the Q2 has it in its DNA, and the interior can put models twice its price to shame. So, what do you do? Simple - Make it more powerful. But doesn’t that leave you with the option of buying the Q3 instead? It does, but not when it’s retuned by ABT Sportsline company. ABT has reworked on the Q2’s most powerful petrol and diesel engines to give us a true road-runner.

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2019 Audi A3

2019 Audi A3

The fourth-generation hatchback is coming in 2019

The Audi A3 was spotted testing on public roads with what appears to be a production-ready exterior. The hatchback is wrapped in camo from front to rear, but the headlamps, the grille, and other details hint at the company’s recent corporate look. The A3 was joined by the higher performance S3 model. While the regular A3 will break cover in 2019 and go on sale for the 2020 model year, the S3 will probably arrive later, most likely for the 2021 model year.

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2019 Audi Q3

2019 Audi Q3

The second-gen compact comes loaded with a technology bonanza

Audi first produced the Q3 compact crossover in 2011, but didn’t bring it stateside until after a refresh for the2015 model year. Since its star-spangled arrival, the luxury-oriented high-stance five-door has posted strong sales numbers, performing well in a segment fraught with competition. These days, demand for small SUVs continues to grow unabated, which means Audi is giving the Q3 a second-gen update for the 2019 model year. Providing the Q3’s latest styling cues and equipment perks is Audi’s lineup of range-toppers, including the Q8 and the A8, while larger exterior dimensions and a turbocharged engine lineup round it out.

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The Audi Q3 Looks the Same but is a Bit Larger With some Q8 DNA

The Audi Q3 Looks the Same but is a Bit Larger With some Q8 DNA

The Four Rings’ subcompact Q gets fresh for 2019

The crossover segment is as hot as ever, and Audi is once again looking to take advantage of the seemingly never-ending demand. As such, it just unveiled its latest Q3 compact, showing it off in a brief 1-minute video set against some scenic coastal roads.

Audi is calling it all-new, but you wouldn’t know it from a glance. Take a closer look, though, and you’ll start to pick out a few things, with new styling bits added front to back. The Q3 once again takes after the Q8 in terms of styling cues, incorporating geometric lines, deep cuts, and sharp styling, not to mention the requisite massive grille in the nose.

The Q3 is also bigger this time around, although not too much - after all, Audi doesn’t wanna encroach on the Q5’s territory, which is currently selling like hot cakes. Still, the Q3 is definitely larger, gaining a little under 4 inches in overall length, as well as an inch to the overall width. The wheelbase is also 3 inches longer, which should make the interior even more comfy.

Speaking of which, the cabin layout once again mirrors that of the Q8, with a horizontal appearance and tons of geometric styling features. Audi added its desirable Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster as standard equipment for 2019, and there’s also an optional 10-inch infotainment screen and the very latest MMI system support. CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard, as will the latest autonomous driving tech, such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic forward braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.

No word on the U.S. powertrain lineup, although we do know that across the pond, buyers will get a pair of gas engines and a diesel.

That said, it’s highly likely we’ll once again get a turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI gas-burner in two states of tune, including190 horsepower and 230 horsepower. Both will mate with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, while quattro AWD should come as standard. Also expect multiple drive modes and optional adaptive damping suspension components.

Stay tuned, as Audi will undoubtedly release more information very soon.

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Video: The New Audi Q3 Debuts on July 25

Video: The New Audi Q3 Debuts on July 25

It’s time to see what all the fuss is about regarding Audi’s new crossover

The Audi Q3 has been teased and spied long enough. The time has come for the second-generation crossover to show its face, and it looks like Audi is about to give the people what it wants. The new Q3 is scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow, July 25, and to commemorate the occasion, Audi is dropping a new teaser to get us all hyped up about its new crossover.

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The 2019 Audi TT Is Fresher, Meaner, More Tech Savvy, and Quick-Tempered

The 2019 Audi TT Is Fresher, Meaner, More Tech Savvy, and Quick-Tempered

I expected to see a facelifted Audi TT at the Paris Auto Show later this year, but Audi jumped the gun and released a new car only days after the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new Audi TT received superficial exterior upgrades, slightly retuned engines, and a few more options for the interior. It remained much the same as before, but it did gain new Audi nomenclature designating the version with a number. New cars include the TT 40 TFSI, the TT 45 TFSI, the TT 45 TFSI Quattro, and the TTS.

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2019 Audi A1

2019 Audi A1

It’s Sharper, It’s Sportier, It’s Better!

The second-generation Audi A1 is finally here. Initially launched as a small-sized, three-door, entry-level ‘Sportback’ in 2010, Audi then went on to give it five doors in 2011. The A1 has been a successful product for Audi, and is targeted to customers who prefer an “ideal companion for an urban lifestyle." After six years, the second-gen makes its debut, and it definitely looks fresh and sharper than ever.

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The S-Line Competition Package Gives the Refreshed Audi A4 Some Extra Value

The S-Line Competition Package Gives the Refreshed Audi A4 Some Extra Value

Changes are subtle, yet effective

Three years after the current generation was launched, Audi has finally revealed the facelifted 2019 A4 sedan and A4 Avant. The revised A4 gets minor exterior upgrades and an all-new S-Line Competition Equipment Package, but for now, these updates are limited to the European market. We do expect the U.S.-spec A4 to get the same changes as well, but when that will happen is another story.

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Xtomi Imagines the Audi A1 Allroad Quattro, RS1, Clubsport Quattro, and the Avant

Xtomi Imagines the Audi A1 Allroad Quattro, RS1, Clubsport Quattro, and the Avant

How many have a chance for production, though?

Creating hype about a certain product is an inevitability in a tiresome process of developing a brand. I believe that amateur car renderings do play a role in that field and they also provide the car manufacturers with an easy way to sense the pulse of the market and test some ideas.

As it turns out, X-Tomi Design is definitely one of the most respected in this field. Some wait to see his digital works on new cars almost as eagerly as the actual new car photographs. While he really tries to do his best on every new car that comes out, it seems that his imagination went wild with the latest Audi A1. X-Tomi honored us with the cool A1 Allroad Quattro, the exceptional RS1, the really nice Clubsport Quattro and even the Avant.

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The Angry new Audi A1 is Sharper, More Intense and Full of Tech

The Angry new Audi A1 is Sharper, More Intense and Full of Tech

The new Audi A1 may be the angriest small car ever. Not only is it the opposite of cute, adorable or whatever, but its build has undoubtedly been heavily influenced by some of the maddest Audi cars from history. In its press release, Audi mentioned Ur-Quattro and Sport Quattro five times which are clear innuendos about their newest small car. It should be a dynamic masterpiece rooted in the success stories of amazing Audi rally racers from yesteryear. Throwing so many “Quattro” signs around led me to think that they actually launched a version with Quattro AWD, but I was wrong. They did not. At least not yet.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Audi TT-RS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Audi TT-RS

The new TT-RS hit the streets in 2017, and it came with plenty of extra power compared to the model it replaced. It brought on more aggressive styling cues, a sportier interior, and enough power to put its Porsche competitors to shame. As a worthy successor to the Second-Gen TT-RS, the 2017 model came complete with the 2.5-liter inline-five, but it was completely revised to drop weight and improve output. It rolls off the production line with 400 horsepower on tap – that’s 60 ponies more than the second-gen TT-RS and 40 ponies more than the last TT-RS Plus. It got 22 pound-feet of extra torque, bringing total twist output to 354 pound-feet. Audi wasn’t fooling around and, despite the fact that it’s been on the market for more than a year now, it just looks sexy. So, it’s our candidate for wallpaper of the day. We’ve hand-picked our favorite but thrown a gallery in down below so you can pick out your own favorite.

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2018 Audi Q5 L

2018 Audi Q5 L

Adding inches in extra interior space for the Chinese market

Audi first began production of the compact Q5 luxury crossover in 2008, with the latest second-generation model dropping in 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. Now, there’s a new long-wheelbase iteration, which just debuted at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show to offer Chinese buyers enhanced cabin space and more comfort.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Audi Q5 L.

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It's Not The Audi Q8, But the Q5 L Is Really Stretchy

It’s Not The Audi Q8, But the Q5 L Is Really Stretchy

There’s more space to enjoy for the SUV-riding folks in China

Audi did surprise us. We all thought that Audi was going to finally unveil the Q8 SUV at the Beijing Auto Show. It turns out; we were only half-right. The German automaker is unveiling an SUV in Beijing; it’s just not the Q8. Instead, we’re being treated to the world debut of the new Q5L, a longer version of the Q5 that’s aimed specifically at the Chinese market. There are lots to talk about with regards to the Q5L, but the most important thing is its size. The Q5L, among other things, is the first-ever Audi SUV to be offered in an “L” version.

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Audi's All-New Q4 and Q8 SUVs to be Joined by an All-New Q1 that Will Borrow Underpinnings from the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo

Audi’s All-New Q4 and Q8 SUVs to be Joined by an All-New Q1 that Will Borrow Underpinnings from the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo

Expect it to arrive sometime before 2020

The Audi Q2 was supposed to be the smallest crossover in Audi’s lineup. It’ll still hold that distinction for a few years, but it’ll eventually cede that title to a new Q1 crossover that’s expected to get the production green light from Audi. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but if the Q1 does come to life, expect it to arrive sometime in the end of 2020.

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The New Audi RS4 Avant Is One Mean Grocery Getter

The New Audi RS4 Avant Is One Mean Grocery Getter

It’s quicker than ever, but we might not get it in the U.S.

While sports cars provide a lot of fun, they come with a major downside: practicality is crap. But here’s where high-performance sedans come in. While four-doors weren’t very dynamic a few decades ago, they can be as agile as an entry-level sports car nowadays. And in addition to the power and speed, they can also provide seating for four or five people and decent trunk space. But hey, it gets even better with wagons, which can provide a lot more storage room, sometimes enough to go on a long vacation with the wife and the kiddos. Why am I talking about high-performance grocery getters, you ask? Well, the super awesome Audi RS4 Avant was just unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Let’s make one thing clear: I’m not a big fan of Audi cars. I know that most of them are powerful and a nice place to spend time in, but I think they look boring and that they’re too expensive. But at the same time I have a weakness for the Avant range, especially if it comes with an "RS" badge. So yeah, I’m really excited to see the new RS4 Avant hit auto show floors, despite losing its V-8 engine. Yes, you read that right, the V-8 was replaced by a smaller displacement V-6. But that doesn’t mean the new RS4 Avant is less powerful and aggressive.

Continue reading for the full story.

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