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Audi Sport Is Banking on Emotional Electrified Performance

Audi Sport Is Banking on Emotional Electrified Performance

Audi Sport Will Soon Phase Out Purely ICE-Powered RS Models as Electrification Becomes the Norm

As automakers shift deeper into electrification, the option of having a pure, unelectrified combustion engine is slowly fading away. The latest automaker to make this more than evident is Audi or, to be more specific, Audi Sport – the group within Audi that’s responsible for all the high-performance RS models that we all love. Audi marketing Boss Rolf Michl expanded on this in an interview with Autocar, exposing Audi Sport’s intention of limiting drivetrain options in the future for all RS models.

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The Audi E-Tron S Is Still Heavy, But It Makes Up For That Weight with Ample Amounts of Power and Torque

The Audi E-Tron S Is Still Heavy, But It Makes Up For That Weight with Ample Amounts of Power and Torque

The E-Tron S will come with a three-motor setup and will make almost 500 horses and 700 pound-feet of torque combined!

The Audi e-tron has been on the market since last year, and it’s received positive feedback overall. This was the German automaker’s first mainstream volume EV and the company managed to cover all the bases quite well, except for the range. Earlier this month, the Audi unveiled the ‘S’ version of the e-tron that comes with more power. The ‘S’ badge is slapped on the SUV as well as the Sportback body type. It comes with better performance specs, an extra motor, and a few dimensional tweaks.

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2020 Audi A6 Allroad By ABT Sportsline

2020 Audi A6 Allroad By ABT Sportsline

All the engines receive significant power boosts without any hardware upgrades

The Audi RS4 Avant and the RS6 Avant have stolen the limelight from their Allroad counterparts in recent times, but that doesn’t mean the latter is any less worthy. Although the A4 Allroad has been on our shores for quite some time now, Audi recently introduced the A6 Allroad as well.

After working on the Avant series, Kempten-based aftermarket tuner, ABT Sportsline, has now decided to get its hands dirty with the A6 Allroad. ABT has given the A6 Allroad a generous power boost along with a few cosmetic upgrades and it certainly feels more desirable. Does this ABT package narrow down the gap between the A6 Allroad and the RS6 Avant? It’s not fair to compare the two, but it does.

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Artemis – The Secretive Audi Special Operations Division That's Working on the A9 E-Tron

Artemis – The Secretive Audi Special Operations Division That’s Working on the A9 E-Tron

Audi’s Artemis group will be responsible for the A9 E-Tron, An Electric A2, and production versions of the AI:Race and AI:Trail 4x4

New word has risen from within the bowels of Audi and, as it turns out, the company has a special operations group, known only as Artemis, that’s dedicated to “developing new business models for rapid prototypeing methods to speed development of existing models as well as data collection.” So, what in the world does that mean? Good question. Word has it that Artemis is busy developing the A9 E-Tron to take on the Mercedes EQS, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg, and there’s apparently a lot going on behind closed doors at Audi HQ.

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2020 Audi RS Q8 By Lumma Design

2020 Audi RS Q8 By Lumma Design

A 700-plus horsepower SUV with loads of carbon fiber elements makes this a rather special build

Lumma Design is back with another iteration of the Audi Q8, although this time it has chosen the RS version of the SUV to work on. The German aftermarket company has worked on the standard Q8 in the past and gave it bold exterior looks and customizable power figures based on your preference.

This time around, this RS Q8 receives a modified body kit, a lot of carbon fiber elements, and a huge increase in power. Following the footsteps of the Q8’s moniker system, this one is called the Lumma CLR 8 RS. Do we like this version better than Lumma’s standard Q8 build? Oh yes!

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Weird News: Audi Has Experts That Smell Car Parts

Weird News: Audi Has Experts That Smell Car Parts

A nice interior isn’t just about design and feel

You can argue that owning a car today is a way more complex experience than it used to be decades ago. Carmakers usually run the whole nine yards to attract and keep the customer interested in their products. Special gifts, invitations to the plant, exclusive access to limited edition models, discounts, all of that is pointed at the owner these days. Audi, however, believes that smell is equally important when it comes to car ownership.

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2020 Audi RS6 Avant by Wheels and More - The 1,000-Horsepower Beast You Really Want

2020 Audi RS6 Avant by Wheels and More - The 1,000-Horsepower Beast You Really Want

The world is not yet ready for such powerful wagons

There is no doubt that the Audi RS6 Avant is a beast incarnate. Until a decade back, who would’ve imagined that a wagon with almost 600 horses under the hood would be a popular vehicle! The wagon drives and handles so well that tuners didn’t hesitate to give it more power. In recent times, we saw companies like ABT and Mansory twist it in their own ways. Both these tuners pumped up the power to around 700 horses. However, Wheels and More, a German tuner, decided to go berserk and give this machine a four-digit horsepower figure. Can we pit it against the likes of Bugattis and Koenigseggs already?

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Audi Just Reinvigorated Its 2021 U.S. Lineup

Audi Just Reinvigorated Its 2021 U.S. Lineup

Audi is hoping to see some sales improvements in the coming year, and this just might do the trick

Audi is going all in for the 2021 model year in the United States, and that’s good news for you if you’re planning to buy a new car with the four rings anytime soon. In an effort to increase the value for most of its models, Audi has started including more standard equipment, new optional equipment, and there are evens some very important mechanical updates.

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2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSIe by ABT – The First ABT-Branded Hybrid You Can Buy

2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSIe by ABT – The First ABT-Branded Hybrid You Can Buy

How does 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque sound?

ABT and Audi kind of go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just this year alone, we’ve seen a handful of ABT-tuned Audis, like the bonkers RS6-R Avant, the RS Q8, and the RS6 Avant. Now, ABT has managed to take the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe, one of Audi’s latest plug-in hybrids, and give it a healthy dose of extra grunt that pushes it well beyond its original specification.

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2021 Audi A6 Avant TFSI e quattro

2021 Audi A6 Avant TFSI e quattro

The wagon can cover 32 miles on electric mode alone

Audi has launched a new plug-in hybrid trim for its wagon, the A6 Avant. It is based on the A6 Avant 55 TFSI trim, the plug-in model was first revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It isn’t a new powertrain as it’s already been doing duty in the plug-in hybrid versions of the A7 Sportback and Q5. The wagon will be capable of covering 32 miles on battery power alone. Neat add-on to one the most popular station wagons, isn’t it?

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2020 Audi SQ7

2020 Audi SQ7

Audi’s range-topping flagship performance SUV features a new gasoline V-8 engine

The 2020 Audi SQ7 is the facelifted, range-topping version of the second-generation midsize SUV. Unveiled alongside its regular sibling, the 2020 SQ7 sports a revised front fascia and a new interior borrowed from the Q8. More importantly, it’s the first iteration of the SQ7 that features a gasoline engine. Launched in 2016, the SQ7 was a diesel-only model up until now. The gas-powered 2020 SQ7 features a turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine that generates 500 horsepower, making it the most powerful Q7 model yet. It’s also the quickest to 62 mph. The arrival of the 2020 SQ7 gives Audi a proper alternative to the BMW X5 M50i and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 580. Find out more about this high-performance SUV in the review below.

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2021 Audi A3 Sedan

2021 Audi A3 Sedan

Audi’s baby sedan just got a sizable update that you’re going to like.

Audi has just introduced the next-gen, 2021 A3 Sedan, and with it comes a new, sporty exterior appearance with a revised grille, new exterior lights, and more aggressive body lines. The interior is now more driver-focused than ever and now features a more angular appearance than ever before. There’s an updated 10.1-inch MMI infotainment system and a revised 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (Audi digital cockpit) that has three different views to choose from. The interior now features a little extra headroom up front thanks to the lower seat position and Car-to-X services are available in areas adequately equipped. The new A3 is offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline or diesel engine. Both engines provide 150 horsepower, but the diesel delivers 265.5 pound-feet while the gasoline puts down just 184.4 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ranges between 47 and 50 mpg on the gasoline model and 60-65 mpg for the diesel, based on the current European scale, so don’t expect that much in the States. Pricing starts that EUR 27,700 or $30,006 at current exchange rates.

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2020 Audi RS6-R Avant by ABT

2020 Audi RS6-R Avant by ABT

When you need a family hauler and a mighty powerful beast in one package

The Audi RS6 Avant is arguably one of the hottest wagons on sale today. This powerful family hauler seems to be every tuner’s wet dream these days. One such aftermarket company is the Kempten-based ABT. ABT is known to give a twist to almost all the Volkswagen Group cars.

Recently, it revealed its version of the RS6 Avant itself, but it looks like that wasn’t enough. ABT decided to work on this wagon again by equipping it with the Power R performance upgrade and calling it the ABT RS6-R. Amongst all the other cosmetic upgrades and carbon fiber treatments, the wagon also benefits from 50 extra horses over the ABT RS6. Do we like it all the more now? Hell yeah!

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2020 Audi RS6 by Mansory

2020 Audi RS6 by Mansory

A good-looking Mansory product after a long time!

Mansory came up with some fancy, bizarre models during the supposed-to-happen Geneva Motor Show. First, there was the Urus Venatus, then the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Coastline. However, Mansory had planned to get a German to the show as well that would’ve garnered a lot more positive responses.

The tuner worked on Audi’s super wagon, the RS6 Avant, and gave it a typical Mansory twist minus the offbeat bling. The RS6 by Mansory receives a complete makeover on the outside, graceful touches on the inside, and a pumped-up drivetrain that has made this fast wagon even faster.

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