Under the hood of the 2012 A6 3.0 TFSI Quattro resides Audi’s trusted 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that produces 311 bhp from 5250 to 6500 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. of torque from 2900 to 4500 rpm. The belt-driven supercharger provides 0.8 bar (11.6 psi) of pressure, coming on low in the rpm spectrum, so there’s virtually no lag.
2010 Audi S4 - 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, and the kids can come along, too.
The 2012 Audi TT RS has a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder producing 340 bhp. Even more significant the TT RS will only be offered in the US with a 6-speed manual. In a switch, it’s only Europeans who can opt for a DSG version.
Auto companies have discovered the power of social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a powerful means of having a two-way communication with current and future customers.
Audi is an example of a company that is putting social media to great use. Last summer Audi USA asked people on its Facebook page to petition if they wanted the company to import the TT RS. Within six weeks 10,000 people had voted yes and Audi was convinced it would be worthwhile importing.
With the majority of Audi’s lineup getting a full makeover, it was inevitable that the A6, the “all-business-all-the-time” sedan, would follow suit.
Interesting, I did not spot this on my first look.
Our spy photographers have caught what appears to be a U.S.-spec version of the Audi A4 Allroad wagon, caught during a round of wintry weather road testing. Gray wheel arches and modestly higher ride-height (1.5 in.) give the A4 Allroad the look of a 4x4 crossover. It’s the type of luxurious station wagon that can handle snow storms and muddy parking lots during annual treks to the local pumpkin patch. But be sure to hold onto that old Jeep CJ5 if you have any aspirations of tackling the Rubicon Trail.
This illustration hints at what the future sport-themed 2012 Audi RS 7 will look like when it debuts in 2011. Under the hood, expect a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine that, if rumors prove correct, could provide nearly 600 bhp. That monster power output could fire a warning shot across the bows of rivals, especially BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The rest of the RS 7 will remain true to the form of the standard A7 Sportback. The RS 7 will be one of the hottest haulers in the U.S. when it officially debuts late next year.
Audi’s latest sports-prototype, the R18, features a brand new 3.7-litre V6 TDI turbocharged diesel engine and marks the first time a closed cockpit sports car has been raced by the factory Audi Sport Team Joest outfit.
Audi has unveiled its latest sports car which Scottish racer Allan McNish hopes will enable him to score his third and the German manufacturer’s 10th Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race victory next June.
Audi’s latest sports-prototype features a brand new 3.7-litre V6 TDI turbocharged diesel engine and marks the first time a closed cockpit sports car has been raced by the factory Audi Sport Team Joest outfit, although Buckinghamshire-based Audi Sport UK entered an Audi R8C Coupé at Le Mans in 1999.
In early 2012, Audi will begin European sales of an A6 Hybrid, which will incorporate the 211-bhp 2.0 TFSI engine and a 45-hp electric motor.
Audi’s 2010 R8 V-10 offers everything one would want in a 525-bhp sports car, except maybe some more storage space. A more refined Lamborghini?