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      Published on 02-18-2011 02:32 AM
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      In South America, South Africa, and parts of Europe, this is apparently a very popular option. It features a 6.3 liter W12 motor with 500 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. 0-60 is only 7.3 seconds though considering the major heft. The windows are all specially made to be able to resist whatever is thrown at them and they alone add almost 700 pounds of weight to the car. A standard A8L W12 weighs almost 4600 pounds so this thing is definitely up there. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 03:30 PM
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      The new Audi A6 has received an all LED headlight option. It joins other cars in the Audi lineup like hte A7, R8, and new A8 with all LED headlights. The light system is adjustable based on conditions. The control unit uses a small video camera that is situated in the rear view mirror along with data from the navigation system to anticipate changes in ambient lighting. This means cornering lights can be adjusted before the car reaches a corner or adjust based on oncoming traffic. Pretty sophisticated, and they looks great. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 11:43 AM
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      AutoExpress got their hands on the new Audi A7. Note, this is a diesel version they are driving and there really aren't and performance numbers but they do provide some nice impressions. They feel the car is one of the best looking in the Audi range. In addition, they state it handles fairly well for its size and offers pretty good feedback. The tester seems to imply it offers a better connection to the driver than the new CLS. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 05:16 AM
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      The rumors about an S or RS version of the Q5 continue to come. Audi did register the SQ5 and RSQ5 names with copyright authorities in Germany so it seems there is some smoke here. If it comes, expect it to have a tweaked version of the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 putting out about 400 horsepower. We definitely like the sound of that. ...
      Published on 02-15-2011 11:40 PM
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      Audi put up a question and answer video from the Chicago Auto Show regarding the US version of the TT-RS. They took questions from facebook and even though this is Audi controlled there is some great information such as the car being manual only. The Recaro seats will also not make their way over which is obvious due to United States crash test standards, check out the video for full details. ...
      Published on 02-15-2011 06:35 AM
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      We wouldn't put too much stock into this as it just seems the pics are renderings. Regardless, the German tuner says it is offering these parts to make their "seven sins" version of the new A7. They lower it on KW coilovers along with 20 inch Moz wheels also adding a "stripe" across the bottom of the car. The stripe we do not think is going to be too popular of an option. They also squeeze another 45 horses out of the 3.0 TFSI motor. It's interesting, we guess. ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 07:32 AM
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      Right now, the wait time for a new Audi is approximately 3 to 4 months due to record demand. Bloomberg reports that the A6 and A3 in particular are especially popular. All the major German manufacturers have reported record January sales. Sales chief Peter Schwarzenbauer states they may add shifts in the factories, "We’re working at full capacity at our plants and may add extra shifts on Saturdays.” ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 05:19 AM
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      Audi has divulged more information on the upcoming (limited) TT-RS. First of all, the car will be limited to 1000 units. Take note BMW, this is how you produce a limited edition model. Secondly, the car will supposedly have more aggressive ECU tuning. How much more aggressive? Around 360 hp or a boost of about 20 hp over the European edition. It will be possible to delete the rear spoiler and also a sport exhaust option will be available. How much and when? Expect pricing in the low $60k range and for the car to be available by late summer. Well done Audi! ...
      Published on 02-12-2011 06:25 PM
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      A Russian leak of the Volkswagen group ETKA software has confirmed horsepower, dates, and cars for the new 4.0 turbo V8 motor. The A8 will get the motor by October in Europe with 420 horsepower. An Audi S8 with 518 horses is confirmed. The S7 and S6 are slated to arrive at the end of the year both with 408 horsepower. ...
      Published on 02-12-2011 05:47 AM
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      AWE Tuning has released their new Gen 2 exhaust for B8 2.0t's. The exhaust is available in a variety of configurations: single outlet, dual outlet, and dual outlet with quad tips. A resonated downpipe is also available ($296). The rear section starts at $854 and goes to over $1300 depending on configuration. Gains are only about 9 horsepower at the crank and 7 crank torque. ...
      Published on 02-10-2011 06:17 AM
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      Hot on the heels of MTM we have ABT releasing their take on the new Audi A7. ABT adds their sideskirts to give a muscular side profile. Their rear diffuser is made to house their unique quad pipe exhaust. The vehicle is lowered with the ABT lowering module on top of ABT rims that are available for the A7 in 19-21 inch sizes. For the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6, ABT tunes it to 410 horsepower. ...
      Published on 02-09-2011 10:00 AM
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      Well... that was fast. MTM managed to already get a hold of an A7 and tweak it. The most obvious difference is a modified rear diffuser which accepts a quad exhaust. Wheel spacers and MTM rims were installed as well. A lowering module designed to work with the stock suspension is in the works. A tune for the 3.0 TDI in this A7 was added which boosts horsepower by about 40 to 285. ...
      Published on 02-09-2011 05:00 AM
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      It is logical that we should see an Audi S7. It would also be logical that it would have the new turbo direct injected V8 motor. The S7 would get it in single turbo guise putting out something in the low 400's, making it a great 550i competitor. The RS6 would then get the twin turbo version putting out 550-600 horsepower. Autolifestyle.nl put up some renderings of what the new S6 might look like and expect this model as early as the end of the year. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 10:20 PM
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      Autoblog reports that this is the new Audi RS7. It does not look beefed up as an Audi RS model should but that is likely part of the disguise. Power comes from a twin turbo V8 (reported on earlier) shared with Bentley. The car should have between 550-600 horsepower going through a dual clutch gearbox along with what appear to be carbon ceramic brakes making for quite the ride. This car is aimed directly at the CLS63 AMG and that should be an epic battle. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 09:04 PM
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      Autocar is reporting that Bentley will be getting two different versions of a direct injected turbo 4.0 liter V8. This powerplant will come in single turbo form putting out around ~410 horsepower as well as a twin turbo version putting out over 550 horsepower. This motor would likely power an Audi S7, RS7, S8, and a new RS6. Expect to see this motor in a Bentley by the end of the year. ...

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