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Around the tracks: Asking owners of expensive cars how they afford them

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Audi Q8 TFSIe Quattro: luxury plug-in hybrid SUV coupe announced

The 2021 Audi Q8 TFSIe Quattro has been unveiled, with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain fitted to the German manufacturer's big SUV coupe. The 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine is combined with a 100kW electric motor to deliver 280kW/600Nm in the Q8's 55 TFSIe specification, sending the Audi Q8 to 100km/h from a standstill in a claimed 5...

2021 Audi RS Q8 price and specs

Australian pricing for the 2021 Audi RS Q8 performance SUV has been announced today, with the model slated for an arrival in October. The RS Q8 – a hotted-up version of the Q8 SUV – is priced from $208,500 plus on-road costs, representing a premium of $43,000 over the previously top-spec SQ8. For the extra cost, buyers get a 441kW/800Nm 4...

Audi A4 ute conversion listed for sale

This 2004 Audi A4 ute conversion has come onto the market in Illinois, USA. According to the listing on Bring-A-Trailer, the donor vehicle was acquired in 2017 and subsequently modified using a kit from Smyth Performance. This included new fibreglass quarter panels, aluminium inner bed surfaces, and structural reinforcements...

2021 Audi E-Tron GT to get RS hero and jet sounds

The 2021 Audi E-Tron GT will get a high-performance RS variant, the brand has confirmed. While full details have yet to be revealed, Audi's all-electric performance sedan – which shares its platform with the Porsche Taycan – is expected to offer a combined output of 434kW from its electric motors...

2021 Audi SQ5 revealed overseas with updated looks

The facelifted 2021 Audi SQ5 has been officially unveiled. While the regular Audi Q5 range received its mid-life facelift in late June, we’ve been patiently waiting for details and images of the refreshed SQ5 performance flagship – until now, thanks to Audi’s US division. Under the bonnet is the same 3...

The Audi E-Tron's unusual side mirrors could soon appear on more cars

The Audi E-Tron not only marks the brand's first pure-electric SUV, it's also the first passenger car in Australia to offer cameras instead of side mirrors. The unusual technology, called 'Audi virtual exterior mirrors', is optional on the E-Tron range, but standard on First Edition models...

2020 Audi E-Tron SUV and E-Tron Sportback price and specs – UPDATE

Update, October 2020: The 2020 Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback has now launched in Australia, with pricing now $600 cheaper across the range compared with the model's local announcement back in June 2020. Prices have been updated in this story to reflect the change. The Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback are now available to order...

Audi Australia commits to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2021

Audi Australia has pledged to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources. A spokesperson for the manufacturer told CarAdvice the commitment will relate to the energy consumption of all local business operations, and is set to come into effect from 2021...

2021 Audi E-Tron: Five interesting facts for Australian buyers

Having spent a solid day behind the wheel of the 2021 Audi E-Tron, it's hard not to be impressed by some of the technical detail that underpins Audi's new electric SUV. Like Tesla's over the air updates and clever app-based controllability, BMW's extensive use of recycled materials inside the i3, and the way Nissan is looking to repurpose old Leaf electric hatch batteries as fixed power solutions in another life, electric vehicles bring with them a different way of thinking...

2021 Audi A3 40 TFSI e plug-in hybrid revealed

Audi has electrified its all-new A3 Sportback range, with the unveiling of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) ‘40 TFSI e’ variant. Powering the new-generation A3 PHEV is the same powertrain as its Volkswagen Group siblings from Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda. Under the bonnet is a 110kW/250Nm 1...