Conquering the motorway at 290 kph – the RS5 Cabrio

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The forecasts from Bavaria are unequivocal: in spring and summer 2014, wind speeds of up to 290 kph are certainly very possible, especially when the sun is shining. This is because ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Volkswagen brands, has done away with the original speed limiter of the Audi RS5 Cabrio. Now, the 450 hp (331 kW) 4.2 FSI can show what it’s really able to do. A fitting stainless-steel muffler system consisting of a mid and rear muffler underscores the eight-cylinder car‘s emotional sound.

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Lighter, faster, way ahead – the new Audi A3 Sedan.

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The motto above isn’t just fancy words- the new premium compact from Audi is lighter by 60kgs (thanks to Audi Ultra lightweight technology) and faster (0-100kmph) by 1.2 seconds compared to its closest competitor.

This evening the local press, bloggers and exclusively invited guests were given a sneak preview of the new Audi A3 Sedan at the Lounge, Indera Samudra Grand Hall Empire Hotel & Country Club.

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Audi of America 2015 Model Year Information

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All new for 2015, the A3 launches as a Sedan in 1.8 TFSI (FWD) and 2.0 TFSI (quattro) configurations. Later in the year the S3 Sedan, Sportback TDI, Sportback e-tron and Cabrio will join the lineup. We’ve highlighted the noticeable changes from 2014 across the line up below with most of them being minimal with several options being renamed and consoldiated. The Q7 is the standout gaining 5 new option packages. The S6 and S7 gain standard LED Headlights and Head up display. While, 2015 also brings the retirement of the MK2 TT as we are expecting the MK3 to arrive early next year.

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The Audi TT offroad concept show car

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  • Study combines the sportiness of a coupe with the utility of a compact SUV
  • Powerful and efficient e-tron quattro drive with Audi Wireless Charging technology
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “A glimpse of how we might imagine a new model in a future TT family*”

The Audi TT offroad concept breaks the mold, combining the sportiness of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV. The four-door model, which Audi is presenting at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, adds an entirely new expression to the Audi design language. Its plug-in hybrid drive with two electric motors and a system output of 300 kW (408 hp) provides for dynamic performance, yet consumes on average just 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (123.8 US mpg).

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2,400 sq m of pure racing: ABT motorsport centre opened

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ABT Sportsline has got a new home. Right in time before the start of the season, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group has opened its new, state- of-the-art motorsport center next to its headquarter in Kempten, Bavaria. On 2,400 sq m, a staff of about 50 will now prepare the four Audi RS5 DTM’s for the DTM and develop the FIA Formula E activities.

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Audi USA introduces the all-new Audi A3 TDI Sportback

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  • The decision to bring the Audi A3 Sportback TDI® clean diesel to the U.S. market follows an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support 
  • The newest model will arrive in 2015 to join the aggressive Audi push to expand the compact luxury segment
  • The A3 TDI Sportback will join the A3 e-tron Sportback to provide a range of efficiency choices in a versatile design 

Fans have spoken and Audi is responding with the all-new Audi A3 TDI Sportback set to arrive in the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The A3 TDI Sportback is the latest model to join the newly launched Audi A3 family and the expanded model lineup of Audi TDI models.

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Audi of America Customer-Racing Continues to Add New Audi R8 LMS Ultra Teams Ahead of Long Beach Race

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  • CRP Racing chooses Audi R8 LMS ultra to contest Pirelli World Challenge
  • James Sofronas from GMG racing looks to defend win from last year
  • Rookie driver and GT-A winner of St. Petersburg opener, Andrew Palmer, moved up to GT class

Audi customer-racing continues to add new teams with the announcement of CRP Racing joining the fold to contest the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at the Long Beach race. James Sofronas will look to defend his title in the GT class at his home course and welcomes talented GMG newcomer, Andrew Palmer, to the GT category.

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Audi unveils the new R18 e-tron quattro

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  • Spectacular drive in public traffic of Le Mans
  • Fresh graphics and more cubic capacity for higher efficiency
  • Concept decision followed extensive testing

Audi began the 2014 WEC season with a spectacular appearance. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro did not do its initial kilometers at Le Mans on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories under his belt the record holder of the Le Mans 24 Hours, drove the diesel hybrid sports car from the Saint-Julien du Mans cathedral in the city center to the famous race track.

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Emotionally rousing – the Audi TT and Audi TTS

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A modern classic is starting afresh: Audi presents the latest-generation TT and TTS. The compact sports car mesmerizes thanks to its completely unique character – with emotive design, fantastically dynamic qualities and innovative technologies.

“The Audi TT is synonymous with being a genuine design icon and top- performance machine,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Technical Development Director at AUDI AG. “This new generation is enabling us to bring the technology even more to life for drivers – just as they would expect from a real sports car.”

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APR Presents the R8 4.2L FSI V8 Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System!


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APR’s technical reach has grown enormously since opening in the 1990’s and currently represents a force of unmatched performance without compromise in the performance enhancement sector for Audi vehicles. Our previously available APR Stage III TVS1320 Supercharger System found its way on to several hundred 4.2L FSIs around the world, making it the most popular and reliable system on the market. With more than four years’ worth of 4.2L FSI supercharger engineering research, development and testing, APR’s new Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System represents the pinnacle of Audi’s German engineering enhanced by APR’s American ingenuity.

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