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Is Audi Killing Off The R8 In 2020? 22
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi RS4, Audi RS5, Audi RS6, Audi RS7, Audi S6, Audi S7, Audi S8, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 12 22nd, 2017


After giving it a deep thought financially, Audi reportedly have concluded that pulling the plug on the R8 is the best thing to do.

The news comes from Automobile magazine which says that the Germans will axe the R8 in 2020, when the successor of the current Lamborghini Huracan, which also shares its platform and engine with the R8, will come into the picture.We’ve reached out to Audi for a comment and will update this story when we hear back from them.

More worryingly, according to the same story, Audi have allegedly decided that the replacement of the R8 E-Tron is a no-go either. That’s not all, because plans for what should have become the brand’s hypercar, supposedly powered by four 1.2-liter Ducati bike engines, delivering 1000hp, and known internally as the Scorpion, have been shelved as well.

The new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that powers the RS4 and RS5 is almost at its full potential too, which is apparently the 470PS (463hp) mark, or 20PS (20hp) more than the performance models mentioned above. However, it’s believed that a plug-in hybrid version will throw in an 116PS (114hp) electric motor, although it’s unclear yet which cars will adopt it.

Performance versions of the A6, A7, and A8 are just around the corner, and the RS6 and RS7 are expected to use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that powers the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley Continental GT, without any electrification. However, this report contradicts a previous one that gave insight into a more extreme version of the RS7, which should come with a PHEV powertrain, combining the aforementioned internal combustion unit with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

It’s not clear what will power the S6 and S7 versions, but we’re likely looking at a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that should at least match the current models’ output of 450hp, whereas the new S8 might arrive with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 lump.

An RS version of the upcoming Q8 is also expected at the turn of the decade, possibly powered by the same 650PS (641hp) 4.0-liter twin-turbo found in the Lamborghini Urus.

The cherry on top of the cake is reportedly Audi’s own version of the Porsche Mission E, which is due in 2019, as a modern interpretation of the Audi Quattro with seating for five.

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Is Audi Killing Off The R8 In 2020? 22
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi RS4, Audi RS5, Audi RS6, Audi RS7, Audi S6, Audi S7, Audi S8, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 12 22nd, 2017


After giving it a deep thought financially, Audi reportedly have concluded that pulling the plug on the R8 is the best thing to do.

The news comes from Automobile magazine which says that the Germans will axe the R8 in 2020, when the successor of the current Lamborghini Huracan, which also shares its platform and engine with the R8, will come into the picture.We’ve reached out to Audi for a comment and will update this story when we hear back from them.

More worryingly, according to the same story, Audi have allegedly decided that the replacement of the R8 E-Tron is a no-go either. That’s not all, because plans for what should have become the brand’s hypercar, supposedly powered by four 1.2-liter Ducati bike engines, delivering 1000hp, and known internally as the Scorpion, have been shelved as well.

The new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that powers the RS4 and RS5 is almost at its full potential too, which is apparently the 470PS (463hp) mark, or 20PS (20hp) more than the performance models mentioned above. However, it’s believed that a plug-in hybrid version will throw in an 116PS (114hp) electric motor, although it’s unclear yet which cars will adopt it.

Performance versions of the A6, A7, and A8 are just around the corner, and the RS6 and RS7 are expected to use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that powers the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley Continental GT, without any electrification. However, this report contradicts a previous one that gave insight into a more extreme version of the RS7, which should come with a PHEV powertrain, combining the aforementioned internal combustion unit with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

It’s not clear what will power the S6 and S7 versions, but we’re likely looking at a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that should at least match the current models’ output of 450hp, whereas the new S8 might arrive with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 lump.

An RS version of the upcoming Q8 is also expected at the turn of the decade, possibly powered by the same 650PS (641hp) 4.0-liter twin-turbo found in the Lamborghini Urus.

The cherry on top of the cake is reportedly Audi’s own version of the Porsche Mission E, which is due in 2019, as a modern interpretation of the Audi Quattro with seating for five.

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750HP Audi RS6 Puts A Decent Fight Against 1,200HP Mercedes-AMG CLS 16
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Videos, Russia, tuning, Unlimited 500, video on 12 16th, 2017


Despite this Audi RS6 packing a lot of extra muscle on top of its already impressive stock power figure, it still looks like it’s about to get a real whooping from this 1,200 HP CLS 63.

On paper, you could say this race is beyond unfair. Besides, it’s not as if the RS6 has some type of weight advantage to make up for how many horses it’s missing compared to its opponent.

Thanks to its GAD Motors tune, the CLS 63 in question is putting down a monstrous 1,200 HP, whereas the RS6 is good for 750 HP, spurred on by Gosha Turbo Tech’s GTT750 kit.

Expecting this race to end in a victory for the RS6 is completely unrealistic, which is why we didn’t bother keeping the result a secret from you. Yet, one would also expect the Mercedes to run circles around the Audi, after all, we’re talking about a 450 HP difference on two cars that weigh about the same.

Sure, if this drag race would have gone on longer, the CLS would have had time (and room) to put several seconds between itself and the RS6. Yet, they both ran a 10-second 1/4 mile.

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New Audi A6 Reportedly Coming With Level 3 Autonomous Driving Next Year 13
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi A6, Audi RS6, Audi S6, Autonomous, Geneva Motor Show, PHEV, Reports on 12 13th, 2017


Audi have marketed the new generation A8 as being the first car on the market equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving, and now they’re going to implement the technology into the upcoming A6 as well.

Expected to debut next year, probably at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, according to reports Autocar, the new A6 will be able to handle most driving aspects, but the driver must be ready to take control at any time.

This would give it a boost over its usual contenders such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series, and it could also adopt its larger sibling’s remote parking feature, which allows users to operate the car via a remote, even if there isn’t anyone inside.

Visually, the next-gen Audi A6 will borrow some cues from the A8. It will also get some styling elements with the newly introduced A7, with which it shares its underpinnings.

Customers will be able to choose from a variety of engines that will include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V6, and 4.0-liter V8, alongside two possible PHEVs. In 2019, Audi will introduce the S6 that’s said to feature more than 450hp, while the range-topping RS6 won’t arrive beforel 2020 and could adopt the same PHEV powertrain as the Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid, which develops 680PS (670hp) and 850Nm (626lb-ft) of torque from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor combo.

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FC Barcelona Players Awarded A Fleet Of Audis 1
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q7, Audi R8, audi rs3, Audi RS6, Audi SQ7, celebrities on 12 1st, 2017


Real Madrid players won’t be the only footballers cruising around in new Audis for the next 12 months, as rivals FC Barcelona have received exactly the same perk thanks to the German automaker’s sponsorship deal with the team.

Just like the stars of Real Madrid, those from FC Barcelona were allowed to choose a car from Audi’s expansive fleet of vehicles. Unsurprisingly, no less than 11 of the 25 players have opted for the Audi Q7, a couple of which selected the Q7 e-Tron Quattro while Andres Iniesta went for the SQ7 TDI.

Three of the squad’s stars, Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, and Lionel Messi will be driving around in Audi RS6 Avant Performance models throughout 2018. Joining the Audi Sport family at FC Barcelona are five RS3 Sportbacks, a R8 V10 Plus Coupe, and a R8 V10 Spyder.

In a scene strikingly similar to the handover event for Real Madrid, FC Barcelona players were also exposed to the carmaker’s motorsport prowess. While those from Real Madrid jumped into a Formula E simulator, their cross-country rivals went for passenger laps in the Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS3 LMS.

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Audi Delivers A Selection Of Vehicles To Real Madrid Players 24
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi RS6, Audi RS7, Audi SQ7, Audi Videos, celebrities, video on 11 24th, 2017


In what has become a yearly tradition for Real Madrid players, these extremely talented footballers have just taken delivery of a host of new vehicles from team sponsor Audi.

Given free rein to choose from Audi’s fleet, no less than 14 players opted for the ever-popular Q7, three of which selected the Q7 e-tron quattro variant while one player, Kiko Casilla, picked up the keys to an SQ7 TDI.

Beyond the rather mundane Q7, some players did opt for Audi Sport models, four of which set to drive RS6 Avant Performance models for the next 12 months. A further two players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, will be rocking up to practice in their RS7 Sportbacks.

Other RS models picked by certain Real Madrid players include an R8 Spyder V10 and two RS5 Coupes, like the red one pictured here, chosen by winger Lucas Vazquez.

While attending the delivery event, a handful of players also had the chance to take a virtual test drive in the Audi e-tron FE04, the German manufacturer’s Formula E racer set to make its debut at the season opener in Hong Kong on December 2-3.

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Artsy Video Shows Audi RS6 Avant Performance’s Brutal Side 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, video on 11 12th, 2017


There may be a new Audi A6 coming our way soon,  together with an even wilder RS6 Avant, but the current iteration still holds its ground.

And we’re not even talking about extreme tuned examples we see on the drag strip, but rather a stock RS6 Performance edition, fitted only with an optional Akrapovic exhaust system, from Audi Sport.

Shot in an artsy way by Auditography in Malmo, Sweden, the film showcases the super estate that hides its brutal power from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, under a super practical and roomy body with elegant lines. 

Total output stands at 605PS (597hp) and 750Nm (553lb-ft), which allows it to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in just 3.7sec. Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph), but it can be lifted to 280km/h (174mph), with the optional dynamic package.

It can do this while claiming to consume an average of 9.6 l/100 km (24.5 US mpg / 29 UK mpg), as estimated by the manufacturer, while emitting 223 g/km of CO2. Not bad for a car that’s almost 5 years old, right?

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Watch The World’s Quickest Family Cars Go Head-To-Head 9
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos on 10 9th, 2017


Just a few short years ago, it was extremely uncommon for any type of vehicle other than a supercar to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 4 seconds.
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Tuned BMW M4 Puts Up Great Fight Against 750HP Audi RS6 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, BMW, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, tuning, video on 10 5th, 2017


While it's not exactly fair to compare a sporty 2-door coupe like the BMW M4 with a large family estate like the Audi RS6, the two did put on quite a show during this drag race.
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Tuned BMW M4 Puts Up Great Fight Against 750HP Audi RS6 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, BMW, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, tuning, video on 10 5th, 2017


While it's not exactly fair to compare a sporty 2-door coupe like the BMW M4 with a large family estate like the Audi RS6, the two did put on quite a show during this drag race.
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Tuned BMW M4 Puts Up Great Fight Against 750HP Audi RS6 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, BMW, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, tuning, video on 10 5th, 2017


While it's not exactly fair to compare a sporty 2-door coupe like the BMW M4 with a large family estate like the Audi RS6, the two did put on quite a show during this drag race.
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Tuned BMW M4 Puts Up Great Fight Against 750HP Audi RS6 5
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, BMW, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, tuning, video on 10 5th, 2017


While it's not exactly fair to compare a sporty 2-door coupe like the BMW M4 with a large family estate like the Audi RS6, the two did put on quite a show during this drag race.
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Robbers In Audi RS6 Escape Police Cars Despite Two Flat Tires 4
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, audi, Audi RS6, BMW 3-series, Dashcam, featured, Offbeat News, Opel Insignia, Police, Police Cars, UK, vauxhall, video on 09 4th, 2017


This dashcam footage shows the moment when a gang of robbers attempted to escape police, injuring officers during a chase.
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ABT’s 696HP Audi RS6+ Super Wagon Put To The Test POV Style 28
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ABT, audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, tuning, video on 07 28th, 2017


A stock Audi RS6 Avant is a hot machine, capable of combining sports car performance with plenty of space inside, but a tuned one is simply out of this world.
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ABT’s 696HP Audi RS6+ Super Wagon Put To The Test POV Style 28
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ABT, audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, tuning, video on 07 28th, 2017


A stock Audi RS6 Avant is a hot machine, capable of combining sports car performance with plenty of space inside, but a tuned one is simply out of this world.
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