April 27, 2005

The New Audi A6 Avant

At the press reveal of the new Audi A6 Avant (estate car) range prior to it going on sale in the UK this month, Audi revealed a whole host of figures to support the growth of their brand in the UK.

Last year in the UK Audi sold 77,982 new cars, an increase of 8.78 per cent over 2003. This growth was almost the same as their German rival BMW but well ahead of the 12.46 per cent decline by Mercedes-Benz.

Jon Zammett, Head of PR for Audi in the UK said, "So far in 2005 and for the first time ever, Audi has outsold BMW in the first quarter of any year in the UK. So far this year our UK sales are 25,497, up 13.31 per cent. BMW sales are 24,512, down 4.4 per cent and Mercedes first quarter UK sales at 19,143 showed a 22 per cent decline". The UK is Audi’s second biggest export market, a whisker behind the USA. Audi also has the youngest customer profile of any premium brand in the UK.


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April 20, 2005

Future Audi product pipeline revealed

Just got out of a meeting with my Audi mole and he told me that the S6 and the S8 are officially committed to and will be in the USA sometime next year.

Look for a 5.2 litre engine lifted from the Lambo running at 550HP.

Also, the A5 (or Q5 depending on the final name)is a go for 2007-08.

And finally my favorite, The Lemans has been officially approved and will see the light of day as a real production car in 2007-08!

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March 22, 2005

How Motorsports Affect Our Cars

You don't have to be a rabid race fan to appreciate the features, designs and components that are making their way from racetracks to today's new cars.

It doesn't matter if you love car racing or hate it. Chances are, many parts of your new car have been influenced or even engineered with the help of racing.

From the aerodynamic details in the 2006 Dodge Charger to an intake valve in the V8 of the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette and the Tiptronic transmission in the 2005 Audi TT Coupe, automotive design, development and components are pushed along, in part, by the competitive spirit of racing.


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- 2006 Dodge Charger
- 2005 Chevrolet Corvette
- 2005 Audi TT Coupe
- Chrysler
- Cadillac

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March 15, 2005

Spy Shots: 2006 Audi RS4

Developing a maximum output of 420 bhp, the V8 revs up to a speed of 8250 rpm. With its displacement of 4163 cc, this outstanding engine exceeds the magical barrier of 100 bhp per litre truly outstanding in a production saloon. Maximum torque of 430 Nm comes at 5500 rpm in this very compact engine, with 90 percent of the engine's torque consistently available between 2250 and 7600 rpm.

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March 11, 2005

2005 Audi A8

Introduction The A8 debuted as Audi's flagship sedan for the 1997 model year, replacing the Audi V8, which was discontinued in North America after the 1994 model year. The A8 3.7 was dropped after the '99 model year, and in 2000 Audi added the extended-length A8 L to the lineup. The second-generation A8 debuted in the 2004 model year. New for 2005 The A8, intially only available in the L extended-length version, is available in a standard wheelbase for 2005. The 4.2-liter V8 receives a slight horsepower increase for the new model year, and the A8 is available with a 450-horsepower W12. Specifications Engines 4.2L 335 hp V8 6.0L 450 hp W12 Transmissions 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive

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January 12, 2005

The City of Angels has officially kicked off the auto-show season

As the first major auto show of the year, L.A. gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from the new year. And from what’s been unveiled in L.A., 2005 looks like it’ll be an excellent auto-show year. New and exciting vehicle introductions include the world debuts of the Ford Mustang Convertible, the Bentley Arnage Drophead Coupe, the Pontiac G6 Convertible, and the Volkswagen Jetta, as well as notable North American debuts including the Audi A3 Sportback, the BMW M3 Competition Package, the Mazdaspeed 6, and the Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG.


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November 04, 2004

Audi Takes Four Motor Racing Titles This Year

An exceptional total of four high profile, world class motor racing championships have been decisively won this year by Audi – the ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’ brand that has become synonymous with the chequered flag. In 2004 Audi has conquered the Le Mans Endurance racing Series in Europe and America, the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) with the A4 DTM car and the North American SPEED GT World Challenge - a landmark achievement.


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