5 On Heat : Audi RS 5

Unbridled power lurking in a classically elegant coupé: the Audi RS 5 will debut at the Geneva Auto Show. The high-revving 4.2L V8 with its 331kW (450bhp) unleashes powerful performance while achieving remarkable fuel economy. The seven-speed S tronic and an innovative center differential in the quattro drivetrain transmit power to all four wheels.

Developed by quattro (yes the 'q' is in small caps) GmbH, the RS models comprise the dynamic spearhead of Audi‘s model range. The RS 5 is the latest torchbearer in a tradition dating back over 15 years to the RS 2 Avant: superior handling in the mid-size class.

Audi's Coup de'tat : S5 Coupe

At first glance, these cars have the phat stance, aggressive snouts and little addenda to set them apart from the rest of the neighbourhood hoodlums. The only thing is we all saw different bits of other marques' cars in the design of the A5 / S5.

M in its Sights : Audi RS 4 [review]

For Audi, the RS 4 does not just represent the pinnacle of high performance, it ushers in a new ideology for the brand. We take a fast drive through Tuscany to ascertain the changes at the top.

Audi bumps into Lamborghini - the R8 V10 [review]


Even when the Audi R8 was being launched, speculation was rife that a V10 was waiting in the wings but would Audi dare blur the lines that separate Lamborghini from Audi? Well the R8 V10 is here and the fear that the R8 V10 would hurt Lamborghini sales were unfounded.

Potent new Audi TT RS takes five at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5th to 15th) the spirit of the revolutionary Audi quattro coupés of the 1980s will be reborn for the 21st Century in the TT RS, a remarkable fusion of these two emotive modern day Audi hallmarks equipped with a new high-tech, 340PS interpretation of the quattro's evocative five-cylinder turbo engine.

Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI quattro

Acclaimed aluminium-bodied, mid-engined Audi sports car now available with both 10 and 8 cylinder power

* Second R8 model powered by 5.2-litre V10 FSI petrol engine scheduled to open for UK order in January 2009 for first deliveries next spring
* Available with manual gearbox at £99,575 OTR, or with R tronic sequential shift transmission at £104,665 OTR (R8 4.2 V8 £77,405 OTR and £82,495 OTR)
* 5,204cc V10 produces 525PS at 8,000rpm and 530Nm at 6,500rpm (R8 4.2 V8 420PS at 7,800rpm, 430Nm at 4,500rpm)
* 0-100kmh in 3.9 seconds, top speed 313kmh, combined mpg 20.6 (R8 4.2 V8 R tronic 0-100kmh in 4.6 seconds, top speed 299kmh, combined mpg 20.7)
* Combines classic mid-engine configuration with advanced all-aluminium Audi Space Frame (ASF) construction and quattro permanent four-wheel-drive
* World's first all-LED headlamps as standard, plus Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping and Bang & Olufsen audio system

Audi's mid engine miracle - the R8 [review]


If you think the story about an aluminium sportscar made by a company whose forte is four-door saloons sounds familiar, it is. Audi may be the most recent but back in 1989 Honda released the epoch making aluminium NSX onto an unsuspecting world and has changed forever how Ferrari and Porsche make their cars. However for the last ten years Honda has lacked the will or guts for whatever reason to continue its project and has left the door wide open for someone like Audi to step into the breech.

Audi RS 6 ('07/08)

# Successor to the acclaimed V8-powered Audi RS flagship upgrades to ten cylinders, two turbochargers and 580PS New RS 6 quattro available first in Avant estate form with saloon to follow in mid-2008
# V10 engine is boosted by two turbo chargers, streamlined by FSI direct petrol injection and linked to six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission
# 580PS @ 6,250rpm, 650Nm from 1,500-6,250rpm, 0-100kmh in 4.6 seconds, top speed limited to 248kmh, 20.3mpg combined
# Latest generation quattro system with 40:60 front-to-rear torque split

A New Era for Audi : Audi RS 4 Avant

From this summer, Audi will for the first time be offering additional versions of the RS 4. Following the successful market launch of the saloon at the end of last year, the Avant and Cabriolet versions will be appearing at dealers from the summer (2006).

This will round off the RS 4 family. This highly emotionally charged, high-performance product from quattro GmbH unites the characteristics of a sports car with supreme everyday qualities. This is as true of the saloon version as it is of the Avant and the four-seater Cabriolet.

RECARO for the Audi RS 4

Sporty design and intuitive functional aesthetics dominate the interior of the Audi RS 4. This is reflected first and foremost in the standard seat from Recaro – the perfect combination of design, lightweight construction and functionality.

Recaro is the first seat manufacturer to succeed in combining lightweight construction required in the motor sports industry with comfort characteristics.

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