Audi Car Reviews

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Introduction, styling

Since its launch back in 2008, the A5 range has been a resounding success for Audi, so much so that at one point, it even outsold the A4 models here in Singapore, where two-door coupe and cabriolet models are considered to be a tad impractical and family unfriendly. This impractical aspect of the A5 was somewhat addressed when Audi introduced a third A5 body style at the start of 2010 in the form of a svelte five-door hatchback, the A5 Sportback.

With the A5 Sportback, Audi had taken the recipe for the Mercedes-Benz CLS four-door coupe, shrunken it for a smaller model like the A5 and added fifth door to give the A5 Sportback overtones of estate, coupe and saloon body styles all rolled into one. Needless to say, the Sportback has further...

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Story by Raymond Lai Photos by Yang and Raymond Lai posted 7 Aug 2012
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Introduction, styling

The premium compact hatchback market is about to become very exciting in the coming months. BMW fired the first salvo when it introduced the second generation five-door 1 Series late last year. Earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz debut the new generation A-Class, Volvo surprised everyone with the V40 while Audi finally showed off the highly anticipated new A3.

The three new models, together with the 1 Series are hugely important as they make up for a substantial percentage of their respective marque’s annual total sales worldwide. In the case of Audi, the new A3 is the first in nine years and only the third since 1996.  

Outwardly, the new A3 might look remarkably similar to the old model in pictures but in the ...

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Story by Raymond Lai in Mallorca, Spain Photos by Audi posted 16 Jul 2012
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Introduction, styling

I will never forget reading on the cover of an issue of Autocar magazine back in 1994 - it shouted, “The RS 2, 0-30mph in 1.5 seconds, faster than a Mclaren F1”. An estate car that can out accelerate the great Mac off the line - how cool is that? Ever since then, I’ve always been intrigued whenever Audi offers a new RS-badged estate car.

The RS 2 Avant was the first Audi to receive the RS (RennSport) badge and is a collaboration between Audi and Porsche and was made at the latter’s Zuffenhausen plant between 1994 and 1995. The Porsche influences in the RS 2’s exterior are clearly evident thanks to the Porsche style Cup alloy wheels, the Porsche brakes as well as the Porsche look front and rear fascia. Porsche also optimized the RS 2’s s...

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Story by Raymond Lai in Spielberg, Austria Photos by Audi posted 28 Jun 2012
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Introduction, styling

Before the introduction of the Audi A1, BMW’s Mini had the premium compact hatchback segment practically on its own. Since its launch, the A1 has been a thorn in the Mini’s side thanks to its fresh and stylish looks, superbly executed interior and unparalleled refinement among other attributes. Suffice to say, the A1 has so far been a resounding success for the Four Rings.

Audi though, is not resting on its laurels with the A1. To widen the appeal of its smallest model further, Audi has added a more versatile and more practical five-door version of the A1 in the form of the A1 Sportback. The new body variant was recently launched in Singapore and we’ve driven it in top spec 185bhp S line guise here.

 First unveiled as a concept at the ...

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Posted 14 Jun 2012
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Introduction, styling

Since the launch of the B8 model in 2008, the Audi A4 has been a hugely popular choice in the compact executive class. The A4 has been well loved for its well-proportioned looks, powerful turbo engines and premium feel of its interior among other things. With the arrival of the new F30 BMW 3 Series, Audi couldn’t have timed it better to introduce an updated A4 range.

Other than the new 3 Series, another model that Audi hopes the new A4 will steal sales from is the hugely popular Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The C-Class is so popular that it has been at the top of the Singapore sales charts in recent times, outselling even bread and butter models. How will the updated A4 fare against one of Singapore’s most loved cars, the C-Class then, itself...

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Story and photos by Raymond Lai posted 11 Jun 2012
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Introduction, styling

Striking the right balance between practicality and style in an estate car is no easy job – usually you either have a practical and spacious one like the squarish Volvo V70 or the big arse Subaru Legacy Estate, or a pretty and pert one like the Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon.

Audi seems to be able to get it right with their recent Avant models though, offering practical estates that somehow ooze style at the same time. Ingolstadt’s latest estate offering, the A6 Avant emphasizes this point once more.

Style wise, the latest A6 Avant cuts an even more chic stance than its popular predecessor. It shares its handsome front end with its saloon brethren but things start to change past the B-pillar. The roof falls away more gently towards the re...

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Posted 3 Jun 2012
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Introduction, styling

The BMW 3 Series Coupe has always been the top choice for years now among those who wanted a compact premium coupe. In recent years though, the two-door BMW has faced stiff competition from coupe models from rival manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

In the case of Audi, its A5 coupe has done more than enough to remove the smirk off the BMW’s face but with the impending arrival of a new F30 3 Series based coupe entering the fray within the next 12 to 15 months, the Ingolstadt brand isn’t resting on its laurels and have recently revised and refreshed the entire A5 range with new styling as well as new powertrains and other mechanical tweaks.

When it was first launched over four years ago, the A5 coupe’s designer, Italian Walter ...

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Story by Raymond Lai Photos by Yang and Raymond Lai posted 14 May 2012
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Introduction, styling

The current generation A4 has been one of the most popular junior executive models since its introduction in late 2007, which means it has been a thorn in the BMW 3 Series’ side in recent times. BMW has recently introduced the new, sixth generation 3 Series to reclaim some of the lost ground the previous E90 3 Series had suffered against the A4. With the arrival of the new 3 Series, the A4’s supremacy in the junior executive class might not be as clear-cut as it was in recent years.

Audi is not sitting on its laurels with the A4. It has updated its most popular model in 2012 to counter the threat from the new F30 3 Series. Outwardly, the new A4 and its S4 performance brethren can be easily identified by the revised nose that makes the...

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Story and photos by Raymond Lai posted 26 Apr 2012
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