Audi Car Reviews

106 car reviews

Introduction

Flagship sedans are all about big numbers. From their length to the number of aircon vents, numbers seem to follow them. But in the case of the A8L, the smaller numbers has hyped its appeal. Audi is a forerunner in using aluminum in their construction and have used it to great effect on the Audi R8 supercar.

Applying this same technology to their luxury flagship, the car benefits immensely from its Audi Space Frame design that weighs 40% less compared to an all-steel construction. A smaller kerb weight has wide ranging effects on a car’s performance from its handling to fuel economy.

Tipping the scales at just 1,880kgs versus the Mercedes-Benz S400’s 1,945kgs, the 65kg difference equates to carrying one less person around.

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Posted 23 Jan 2015
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Introduction, Exterior

The Audi A8L is a quandary in itself. Besides being a true luxury sedan, the one featured here is quite the muscle car as well. Considering the immense ability hidden under the hood, it’s a mystery why we’re not seeing more of it on our roads.

The large Audi benefits greatly from the company’s expertise in lightweight aluminum construction. This makes the Aluminum Space Frame 40% lighter than an all-steel construction. Improving both efficiency and handling in the process.

 

Exterior

Those hoping to see more differences on this latest model would be slightly disappointed. Given that much of the car looks pretty much the same as before. However, the greatest change is in the reworked headlights and taillights that feature what Audi ...

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Posted 9 Dec 2014
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Introduction, Exterior

What immediately comes to mind when you’re asked to think of a four door sedan that’s bolted to a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine? Quite naturally for most people, the Japanese sports sedans will be the first on the list. While the Mitsubishi Evolution and the Subaru WRX gave rise to a whole new generation of driving enthusiasts, one can’t get far from its boyracer image and the magnetic attraction our hard working LTA officers have towards them.

Grown up and old, where else can a boyracer get his automotive thrills? Look to the Germans of course. Lately there’s a trend of shoving powerful 2.0-litre turbos into innocuous looking sedans. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is one such example. Shoved with a maniacal engine under the hood, the s...

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Posted 3 Sep 2014
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Introduction, Exterior

If you thought the Q5 reached its pinnacle in the supercharged 3.0 TFSI we reviewed last year, Audi has churned out something a bit faster. In its long standing tradition of ‘S’ badged sedan, this is the first time that Ingolstadt has given the same recognition to any of its SUV.

It’s safe to assume then that this latest SQ5 is every bit as deserving of that coveted badge as its low slung stable mates.

 

Exterior

Looking at the SQ5, you’ll be hard pressed to tell that it actually hides enough performance to equal other sports sedans. A perfect sleeper SUV we think. Very little betrays performance save for the subtle badging.

However the platinum grey grille and a revised bumper that shows off large intakes are pertinent clues to i...

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Posted 19 Jul 2014
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Introduction, Exterior

 

With the re-categorisation of COE, we see luxury sedans taking up places in the Category B ladder, leaving fewer than a handful of continentals to choose from in the lower rung category.

To go head on with the Mercedes-Benz CLA class or equivalent, Audi has earlier released the new A3 Sportback, which we thought was more than just the normal hatch on the road.

Going forward from the hatch, the A3 now sees a sedan variant for the first time, providing yet another feasible option for the potential driver.

Exterior

The A3 sedan takes on the same front facade as the Sportback, and an almost similar design to the rest of its predecessors.

The overhaul in the design of the A3 comes in when you take a closer look at its headlights compo...

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Posted 2 Jun 2014
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Introduction

Heady performance figures aren’t usually associated with family-oriented wagons but the RS6 is one such quandary. Imagine taking your whole family of five with the family pet in the back and still coming out on top at the drag strip against most performance cars on the road. Impressive isn’t it? And it’s one of the reasons why this twisted imagining of a wagon endures till this day.

Short of the flagship R8 supercar, the RS6 is quite literally the fastest in the RS stable and quite rightly so. In the previous generation, the big Audi hid a twin turbocharged 5.0-litre V10 under the bonnet. How many wagons can boast of supercar levels of performance?   

Even in its previous form, it was impressive. Churning 580bhp and 650Nm of torque, ...

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Posted 28 Apr 2014
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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.

 

Exterior

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?

 

Exterior

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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