Audi Car Reviews

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Introduction, Exterior

The hot hatch buyer has always been spoilt for choice even in our challenging local climate. Recently Volkswagen unveiled their latest iteration of the Golf R based on the Mk VII Golf. Both the S3 and Golf R punch out similar figures on the charts and they should. Both are more than just related, they share the same heart.

Under the bonnets of both hatches is the latest third generation EA888 that’s also present in the current Golf GTI. Despite the increase in horsepower, the engine’s wall thickness remains as little as 3mm. Helping to save five kilograms over the generation before.

 

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Despite the heady performance of the S3, this Audi hot hatch doesn’t scream out its performance potential every chance it gets. While keen o...

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Posted 1 Apr 2014
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Introduction, Exterior

There are few players at the highest echelon of motoring excellence. It’s an exclusive club that most often sees Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz battling for top limousine. How does the Audi A8 stack up against its rivals?

 

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While some might lament that its design isn’t quite as imposing as the S-class, others actually prefer the Audi for its understated design. Nevertheless, the Audi still makes quite a statement for owners who are used to power and prestige.

From the front, the car is dominated by that large chrome grille that stretches from the bonnet to the lower bumper. It creates a large gaping entrance to feed voluminous amounts of air needed for that bi-turbo V8 underneath.

True to its flagship status, the A8 uses hea...

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Posted 25 Feb 2014
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Introduction

When space, practicality and fuel economy are combined, more often than not, it makes for one dull drive. Not always though. Not in this case at least. Despite its size and staggering practicality, this large Audi is far from boring.

While the model isn’t new, the latest 3.0 TDI bi-turbo V6 oil burner underneath is. And it tops out the previous diesel V6 range.

More than that, Audi has made a point to prove that just cause it’s oil burning, it doesn’t need to be dull.

 

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At nearly five metres in length, the A6 Avant makes its presence known on the road. But the lines and the subtle styling of the S-line bodykit hides the large car’s proportions well. The optional LED headlights give the car a very unique impression that bo...

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Posted 20 Dec 2013
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Introduction

Audi’s flagship supercar burst onto the scene back in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show. At the time, the supercar was more than just a new model for the company. It was a statement. One that proved to the international community that Audi had the technological expertise and experience to build a modern day supercar that could rival the best in the industry.

Despite its age, the basic architecture of the car hasn’t changed even with this latest iteration. Built around Audi’s patented Aluminum Space Frame that weighs in at just 210 kilos, the car is able to maintain a kerb weight of just 1,570 kilos.

While this latest V10 Plus edition hasn’t seen any major changes under the skin, the ‘Plus’ in Audi speak means the boys at Ingolstadt have t...

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Posted 26 Oct 2013
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Introduction, Exterior

Setting a more premium model apart from the garden-variety makes lots of sense. For starters, it makes the cost of ownership more palatable knowing that you bought something special.After all, buying a car is often an emotional process. It also gives dealers the chance to up-sell to you to buy the one with a “better outlook”. This has also opened up a market for people to buy accessories and trim packages – from simple badges to full-on replacement fenders to fake dual exhaust tips (318i wannabe M3 GTS or TS turned WRX S204, anyone?)

Strangely, Audi didn’t quite follow this convention when introducing the A3 Sportback here. The two versions – separated by their engine capacities – are visually identical outside. Contrary to the usual pr...

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Posted 21 Sep 2013
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Introduction, Exterior

There’re many benefits in being part of huge auto group like the Volkswagen Audi Group. Well, for one, you have unhindered access to the huge parts bin to pretty much fulfill any engineer’s wet dream. Think: Audi RS3 and you get where I’m going.

While this 1.4-litre A3 is the most basic model, it comes with some cracking credentials. For one, it shares the same MQB platform that the current Golf rides on. That means the A3 is set up for success right from the start considering the rave reviews its more recognizable cousin is getting.

 

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On first impression, you’ll be hard pressed to tell that this is the latest A3. Considering that much of the body lines are similar if not the same as the previous model. That’s just Audi st...

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Posted 12 Sep 2013
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Introduction

A time not so long ago, the RS badge was only reserved for Ingolstadt’s most worthy models and for a time, the only models that were truly worthy in the Audi range was the RS4 and its larger and much more menacing brethren, the RS6. The RS4, shod with a snarling V8 while the RS6 got a bonkers V10 from a Lamborghini Gallardo. And as if that wasn’t enough, the nutters decided to bump up the power figures further with a pair of turbos and created a 580bhp monster!

Since the last great monster however, Audi has started attaching their most esteemed badges to nearly everything in the range. Following in BMW’s penchant for slapping their ‘M’ badges on everything these days. Even a diesel!

Spoilt with so many ‘RS’ badged launches in the pas...

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Posted 27 Aug 2013
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Introduction, Exterior

When you think of an SUV, dynamic performance wouldn’t be high on your list of expectations considering the generally higher suspension and soft damping most often associated with these lumbering beasts.

Well, the Q5 is Audi’s counter argument to the idea of SUVs being poor performers in the handling department. 

Exterior

Externally, the medium-sized Audi remains much the same retaining much of the same lines of its larger Q7 sibling but in a slightly smaller package. The 2013 version looks similar the previous model but with slightly tweaked headlights.

The iconic Audi daytime running lights now encompass the entire headlamp and are more distinctive. Same goes for the tail lamps that get the LED treatment. Less obvious though is t...

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Posted 3 Jul 2013
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