Just Car Blog
|Audi Quattro vs BMW xDrive: This Video Tries To Settle The Debate||
In a world where technology advancements should be bringing people together, some debates, such as the one between Audi and BMW's all-wheel drive systems, seem to split opinions right down the middle.
Read more »
|Watch This Audi Push Past Flooded BMWs||
We don't have much in the way of explanation to go on, but what we're looking at here is a couple of BMWs, a 5-Series and a 6-Series, on one side, and a 4-Series Coupe on the other side of the road, stuck on a flooded road, while an Audi A6 forges ahead with little trouble.
Read more »
|This Audi S2 R Quattro Hillclimber Is Diluted Insanity||
Few words in the car world evoke the senses quite like ‘Audi’ and ‘Quattro’. Any combination of the two immediately triggers visions of some of the world’s greatest rally cars and in this case, a truly insane hill-climber.
Read more »
|Audi Sport GmbH Relaunches With 8 New Models On Deck||
Dealing with the aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal may be commanding a large share of Audi's attention these days, but that's not all it has going on. The German automaker has also been steadily overhauling its performance and motorsport operations.
Read more »
|1990 Audi Quattro Turbo Comes With A Rallying Pedigree Into a Growing Cult Status||
The truth is, there aren’t many classic Audi Quattros in showroom condition in the world, which is why the estimated selling price for this pristine example sits between £60,000 and £70,000 ($79,000-$92,000).
Read more »
|Lambo CEO Moves To Quattro GmbH Next Month||
|Report: Audi Quattro Slated For 2015 Release||
Audi is reportedly set to introduce a Quattro successor in 2015 to slot in between the sporty TT and exotic R8. We already had a glimpse at a Quattro concept back in 2010 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original. Many onlookers were sure to see a new version of the Quattro in the years to come and now it has been confirmed that we will get our wish.
What we are uncertain of is if the new Quattro will be anything like the Concept car featuring the underpinnings from the Audi RS5 with over 400 horsepower and a 6-speed manual transmission to direct power to all four wheels through a Quattro torque-vectoring 40:60 power split rear-biased system.
Some reports hint towards more of a crossover-coupe-like design with two doors and four seats for the new Audi Quattro. As a more realistic expectation, power for the new Quattro will likely be provided by a 2.5-liter five cylinder engine with 375 horsepower directed through an S-tronic dual-clutch transmission. That may allow the Quattro to scoot from 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds.
The new Audi Quattro release in 2015 could coincide with the Quattro’s 35th anniversary in March of 2015. Reportedly production will yield about 10,000 units yearly.
|Video: Audi Writes ‘The Legend Of quattro’||
“Moby Dick” is considered a classic piece of American literature. Written by Herman Melville, it tells the tale of Captain Ahab, a whaler obsessed with harpooning a great white whale called “Moby Dick.” On a deeper level, it’s a tale about man’s struggle with the universe, and against forces beyond his control.
Audi’s latest ads are a parody of Melville’s classic, complete with an obsessed tow-truck driver named, you guessed it, Ahab. Replace an albino sperm whale with a white A6 quattro, substitute snowbound roads for the high seas, and you get the setting for Audi’s latest pitch.
Expect to see these ads in rotation during the NFL playoffs, and they’re backed by banner and video ads on skiing sites, weather sites and automotive enthusiast sites.
|Want To Drive Audi’s A1 clubsport quattro?||
Each year, VW and Audi faithful make a pilgrimage to Wörthersee, Austria, for an annual gathering of marque fans from around the world. VW and Audi usually put together a one-off ride to stun the crowd, and this year is no exception. Audi’s skunkworks has put together a mind-blowing variant of their A1, and the specs alone are enough to make me say, “want, badly.” How does 503 horsepower and 487 ft lb of torque from a twin-turbo, 2.5-liter I-5 engine sound? How about quattro all wheel drive and a curb weight of just over 3,000 pounds?
That combination is good enough to run from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, and it will run from 0 to 200 kph (124 mph) in under 11 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles per hour, but reflash the ECU and I’ll bet the A1 clubsport quattro could outrun more than a few supercars. The short wheelbase would make the car a handful to drive at the limit, but I’d be more than willing to give it a shot if Audi would only toss me the keys and point me towards the nearest road course.
You can’t buy an A1 clubsport quattro, since Audi has no plans for production. You can drive it online, however, since the car is featured in EA’s Need For Speed World online game. The A1 clubsport quattro is available as a free rental, but only from June 1 to June 4; if you want a chance to drive this track animal against players from around the world, you’ve got four days to do so.
|Audi Quattro Concept Video: A Look Back To Its Origins||
Audi is good at characterizing its classic roots into the new Audi vehicles that we see on the road today. The new Audi Quattro Concept is a new continuation of that typical Audi tradition having many characteristics of its past, the 1984 Audi Sport Quattro. The video below highlights the design aspects of the Quattro up against its ancestry. What was old is new again. Enjoy!
|Audi Quattro Concept Fascinates Paris, Promises Rally Performance in Huge Quantity||
The Audi Quattro Concept, made for the toughest of races, is on show at the Paris platform. Sporting an astonishing garb painted red, white and black, the Audi rally car comes with a slew of high performance features hitherto unheard of. Or, that’s what Audi seems to proclaim with this concept.
A ventilated hood, a fairly big front lip spoiler, aerodynamic changes around the wheels and polycarbonate racing windows may be seen as some alluring aspects of the car. Besides, Audi has also thrown in a huge rear wing to add to the charm.
The rally-inspired concept that we see at Paris comes with a 402-horsepower (300-kW, 408-PS) 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, and that promises to return close to 480 Nm of torque. By those standards, the Quattro concept will have all in it to race from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Sounds good, right?
|Audi Quattro Concept Revealed Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Original||
Recent rumors of Audi conjuring up a reintroduction of the infamous Quattro have been confirmed with the debut of the Audi Quattro Concept at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. The inspiration of the new Quattro Concept has its roots set deep in the 1980 Audi Ur-Quattro, one of the first passenger cars to incorporate all-wheel-drive.
The Concept uses the underpinnings of the current Audi RS5 which we think is a good thing. Power output for the Quattro Concept is 408hp and 354 ft-lbs of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Power is directed to the ground through the concepts Quattro torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 rear based power split.
Power to weight ratio of the Audi Quattro Concept is about equal to the Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI. No word if Audi plans to bring the new Quattro Concept into production but if they do, they have a winner in my book.