New Audi S3 goes executive sport saloon

In my garage I have an Audi S3 of growing vintage. Growing because I cannot think of a car in my price bracket to replace it with. So this is a road test that I have been anticipating for some time. Maybe the new Audi S3 might fit the bill?

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Audi RS7: Five-door supercar challenger

If you want it to perform, the a hefty 560PS twin turbocharged four-litre V8 will propel the RS7 from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds. What is perhaps more impressive is the way this car will keep going right through all eight gears. This is supercar performance.

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The new Audi A3 has a sharper edge

At first glance you might not spot the difference between the old Audi A3 and this one. But, look more closely and you will probably notice that it wears a sharper suit of clothes.

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Audi claim 188mpg for new A3 e-tron

Audi will unveil their new plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A3 at the Geneva Motor Show, claiming that it is capable of 188 mpg with just 35 g/km of carbon dioxide emissions.

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V10 propels Audi's R8 into supercar territory

Occasionally a car appears on my forward car test list that has me reaching for the highlighter pen to mark off the weekend. This indicates that no other commitments will be allowed so that I can spend maximum time behind the wheel. One such weekend was reserved for the Audi R8 V10 Spyder.

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New Audi A3 unveiled at Geneva

Unlike Mercedes-Benz with their new A Class, Audi has opted not to risk radical change to the design of the new Audi A3, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. But, although at first glance it looks very similar to the outgoing model, Audi point out that this is an all-new design.

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Audi confirms A8 Hybrid

Audi has confirmed that it is to put a hybrid version of its Audi A8 flagship into series production, starting from the beginning of 2012. The first Audi A8 hybrids will reach the UK late next year.

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Audi A1 downsizes the prestige car

Audi hasn’t had a competitor in the small hatchback class since the avant garde Audi A2, with its aluminium body. But, it must have been impossible for the product planners at Audi to ignore the gap it left in their range, especially seeing the success that BMW was having with its Mini brand.

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Audi A3 concept goes saloon and sporty

With a clear eye on the American market (which is not so smitten by hatchbacks as we are in Europe) Audi has taken a new four-door saloon concept, based on the A3, to the Geneva Motor Show.

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Audi press on with quattro for A1

Speaking with a motortrade insider about the benefits of four-wheel-drive in winter weather, like we have experienced in this country with a vengeance over the last couple of months.

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Audi launches its smallest performance RS

Audi has turned up the heat for its A3 range with the launch of a new high performance Audi RS3 Sportback – the smallest Audi RS model ever. Powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the Audi RS3 accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

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Audi takes wraps of new executive coupé saloon

Audi has taken the wraps of its new Audi A7 Sportback, the German manufacturers challenger in the growing market for four-door saloons with coupé looks.

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Audi A1 e-tron extends range with Wankel engine

Audi predicts new A1 e-tron concept on its stand at the Geneva motor show. It has an electric drive system, with backup power produced by a small Wankel engine.

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A1 is Audi's new compact supermini

Audi say they have ‘shrink-wrapped everything they stands for to create the new A1’. This is their first small hatchback since the Audi A2 and it will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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Google Earth in new Audi A8

Owners of the new Audi A8 will be able to use services like Google Earth to search for points of interest, if they choose the optional integrated GPRS/EDGE modem linked to the latest generation MMI navigation plus. Read More...
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Audi A3 – the pocket executive

Last year Audi gave the Audi A3 range a subtle refresh. Knowing the Audi A3 very well, I could spot a few of the updates – the lights, the move of the indicator repeaters to the door mirrors, for example.

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Audi's Q5 widens its off-road appeal

Anyone familiar with the Audi Q7 will be in no doubt about the manufacturer of the new Audi Q5. It looks pretty much like a more compact, more manageable version of the Q7. And it is.

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Audi's big off-roader

Almost everyone remarks about the Audi Q7’s size. So, if Audi’s intention was to make an impression with their first ever off-roader, they certainly succeeded with the new Audi Q7. Read More...
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Audi A5 goes convertible

Audi has taken the wraps off its new cabriolet versions of the A5 S5 coupes.

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Audi's A5 delights

I remember the launch of the Audi A5 last summer. Bravely, Audi unveiled it alongside the stunning Audi R8 sports car - a move that could have eclipsed the new four-seat coupe, but it did not. The A5 held its own with its classic Audi look, given the slightly more edgy style that we have since seen on the new A4. Read More...
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Audi TT, now it is a driver's car

Such has been the pace of Audi’s new model programme in recent months that the German manufacturer has seen its UK sales continue to grow. A series of strong new models have undoubtedly helped them to achieve this remarkable growth – Q7, TT, the R8 and the A5.. This time it is the turn of the new Audi TT for the road test spotlight. Read More...
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What would you do if you won the lottery?

If your name is Mark Page and you scooped a jackpot of £4.7 million you wouldn't go out and buy Ferraris, Porsches or even a Rolls Royce. What he wanted was two Audis. Read More...
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Powerful, responsive and exciting - the Audi A3 quattro Sportback DSG

I remember my “hot hatchback” years with considerable fondness. In the mid 80s the car to have was the Peugeot 205 GTI and I was fortunate enough to be able to graduate from the 1.6-litre to the top performance 1.9-litre.
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