Luxury Sedan Comparison Round One : Audi A4 v BMW 3 Series

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Luxury Sedan Comparison Round One : Audi A4 v BMW 3 Series

It’s untrue to say more Australians are buying premium cars than ever before, at least when talking about the traditional compact sedan segment that consists of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS and Volvo S60...

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Audi Australia recalls multiple models over potential brake problem: A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 involved
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Audi Australia recalls multiple models over potential brake problem: A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 involved

Audi Australia has announced a recall on a number of vehicles fitted with a 3.0-litre TDI turbo diesel engine over a possible brake issue. The recall affects Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet, A6 and A7 models built between March and December 2012, and only affects cars with the larger-capacity diesel engine...


Audi introducing 48-volt electrical system to boost power and efficiency
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Audi introducing 48-volt electrical system to boost power and efficiency

Audi will upgrade part of its vehicles’ electrical system from 12 to 48 volts, allowing it to integrate new technologies and increase the power and efficiency of its cars. Audi recently showcased some of the 48-volt electrical system’s potential in its RS5 TDI and A6 TDI concepts...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival

The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid hatchback will arrive on sale in Australia in March next year, with pricing “estimated at $60,000”. The new model – which is set to establish a new “pillar for the brand” – is the first such plug-in hybrid car from Audi, based on its most popular model, the A3 Sportback five-door hatch...


2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron arrived locally in left-hand-drive, still with Ingolstadt number plates, at a pre-launch drive that highlighted the plug-in hybrid model's attributes.


Audi A1 Sportback : Long-term report five
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback : Long-term report five

It's five months in with the Audi A1 Sportback, and with one month to go, Dan DeGasperi asks himself: 'do I want to keep it?'...

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$29,990

Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch
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Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch

An updated version of the Audi A1 will appear within 18 months, according to Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle. Doyle made the comments at a pre-launch event for the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron this week, and the images you see here are of the facelifted Audi A1 that was spotted in Europe earlier this year...


2016 Audi A4 mule spied
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2016 Audi A4 mule spied

The next-generation 2016 Audi A4 still hasn't been seen with its production body, but our spies in Europe have spotted a prototype mule of the next-generation car. While its body is clearly the current Audi A4's, the test mule's underpinnings are believed to be a work-in-progress version of what is to be used under the all-new 2016 A4 (B9 model)...


Audi RS5 TDI Concept: Track lapping an electric-turbo sports coupe
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Audi RS5 TDI Concept: Track lapping an electric-turbo sports coupe

Audi has attached an electric-powered turbo onto a V6 diesel to create an amazingly quick RS5 sports coupe.


DIY: under the bonnet basics

DIY: under the bonnet basics

Lights flashing on the instrument panel, a digital written reminder, sometimes even an audible warning - these days many new cars will let you know when something is wrong. Checking the fluids in your car should be done regularly to keep it in tip-top condition in between services...


Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review
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Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review

The Audi Q3 has commanded a staggering 50 per cent share of the small premium SUV segment for the first half of this year, its sales totalling a full 72 per cent more than arch-rival the BMW X1. It’s the Audi, then, that is the biggest rival to the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the stalwart it must beat here (although we also requested an X1 to no avail) for the title of Australia’s best small premium SUV...


I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


Audi A2Q coming in 2018 - report
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Audi A2Q coming in 2018 - report

The ever-expanding Audi range will see the addition of a new Audi AQ2 model in 2018 according to a new report that also posits a new Audi Q6 coupe-style SUV by 2017. German magazine Autobild claims the new Audi AQ2 will give the brand a rival to the BMW i3, and will be built upon the flexible MQB underpinnings of the Volkswagen Group, specifically upon the Audi A3/Volkswagen Golf architecture...


2015 Audi A7 Sportback Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Audi A7 Sportback Review

Wedgy five-door coupe gets a swift facelift and detail improvements...

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$149,600

Audi R8 LMX Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi R8 LMX Review

As far as grand finales go, the $440K R8 LMX shines bright...

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$440,000

Audi laser headlights explained and tested
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Audi laser headlights explained and tested

Audi will introduce laserlight technology to more production models next year, with the Audi R8 LMX shown as a glimpse of the future potential of the system. Audi head of lighting innovations and functions Stephan Berlitz spoke with CarAdvice on the attractions and limitations of laser headlight technology, before talking about its ongoing development...


2016 Audi SQ7 to debut electric turbocharger - report
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2016 Audi SQ7 to debut electric turbocharger - report

The high performance Audi SQ7 will be the first production implementation of the company's electric turbocharger technology. Ulrich Hackenberg, board member for technical development, spoke to Autocar and said, "The new Q7 will be available in the market next year but the electric turbo will come a bit later in the Audi SQ7 available in 2016...


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


Audi RS5 TDI Concept Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Audi RS5 TDI Concept Review

Diesel will do nicely for a next-generation of Audi RS5 coupe, as Dan DeGasperi finds out...

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$155,900

Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival
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Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival

It will (briefly) be the fastest and most expensive Audi ever sold in Australia, with only three of the 99 Audi R8 LMX models built coming to our shores priced at $440,000. A last hurrah for the seven-year-old supercar set to be replaced by an entirely new-generation model next year, the headline act for the Audi R8 LMX – which stands for Le Mans exclusive edition – is its laser headlights, which illuminate the road twice as far as regular LED headlights and are a first for a production car in Australia...