Audi

Audi A8L — Now with six cylinders

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Audi's incomparable A8 flagship sedan has become synonymous with the V-8 engine — at least on this side of the pond. Big luxury and big engines go together. That was then and this is now — throw synonymous out the window for 2013.

For the first time ever in North America, Audi has inserted a V-6 engine into its flagship sedan. Residing under the hood of the new A8 and A8L is a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 making 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.

2013 Audi A4/S4



BEAVER CREEK, Col. — My, how the family has grown! The Audi A4 family has been Audi’s best-selling product line for the past four decades and if history means anything the new 2013 version, the eighth-generation A4, will proudly carry on the family tradition. Often referred to as the “entry-level Audi,” as if such a moniker would apply, the new A4 brings a lot to the table in the way of performance, luxury, comfort and just plain driving fun.

Audi allroad — Life between an SUV and wagon

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

While luxury wagons are popular in Europe, they are hard to find in U.S. showrooms. There's a reason for this paucity of cargo-capable sheetmetal — they simply aren't on the shopping list of North America consumers.

U.S. buyers want their upscale cargo hauler to fall into the sport utility crossover segment, the wagon moniker is verboten. For this reason Audi pulled the A6 Avant (Audi-speak for wagon) from showrooms after the 2011 model year and will discontinue the A4 Avant following the 2012 model year.

2013 Audi allroad



BEAVER CREEK, Col. — Truth be told, the Germans may make questionable decisions when it comes to picking fights…but they sure do know their stuff when it comes to manufacturing motor cars. I was reminded of this recently in Colorado to review a variety of Audi’s 2013 models. Germany lays claim to some of the finest-engineered vehicles in the world, a distinction that says something when one weights its competition throughout the rest of the non-European world. Case in point is the all-new 2013 Audi allroad.

Audi A6 — Impeccable

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Audi’s reputation for building some of the most desirable cars in the world will surely continue to grow with the remake of its mid-sized A6 sedan. Like its next of kin, the stylish fastback A7, it stands out with its automotive sophistication, its delightful interior and its impeccable driving demeanor.
 
The A7 was released several months ahead of the A6, and other than exterior appearances, both cars are nearly identical in all areas including the drivetrain. The big difference between the two platform mates is passenger space. The more traditionally styled A6 will seat up to five passengers while the sleek A7 is designed as a 2 + 2 vehicle.

Audi A7 — Great looks with dynamics to match


By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman
 
If we were forced to pick the best brand car-for-car — bottom to top — it would have to be Audi. The German company continually amazes with its quality vehicles from one end of its lineup to the other. Driving the stylish all-new 2012 Audi A7 fastback sedan only reinforced our opinion of the brand.
 
Audi has entered the relatively new segment of luxury hatchback sedans that has few members, namely the Porsche Panamera and the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. The Mercedes CLS550 has the same swept-back styling, but has a traditional trunk.

2012 Audi A7



GOLDSBORO, N.C. — If we were forced to pick the best brand car-for-car — bottom to top — it would have to be Audi. The German company continually amazes with its quality vehicles from one end of its lineup to the other. Spending several days driving the stylish all-new 2012 Audi A7 fastback sedan only reinforced our opinion of the brand.

Audi A8 — Worthy of a headline billing

 By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Audi set a new U.S. sales record in 2010 and the all-new flagship A8 exemplifies the German carmaker’s success in North America. Audi is building outstanding vehicles across the lineup and people recognize quality when they drive it.

The fourth generation A8 is loaded with performance, technology and comfort. In the stratospheric world of high-dollar sedans, which includes the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS 460, the new Audi has gained real status.

Audi’s new 2004 A8 L is a sure cure for the blues

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Most of us get the blahs from time to time, you know, a blue day that seems filled with some kind of dread, a low-level depression with no definite origin. And that kind of melancholy can be stifling.

Those are the days when an attitude adjustment is in order, something to push away the fog. But regaining a sunny disposition can be difficult, at best.

Audi A3 - 2.0T – a lot of car and loads of fun at the right price

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Audi’s timing is perfect. That’s because California gas prices are in the $2.50-a-gallon range, and on the East Coast prices are over $2.00 for unleaded regular.

As fuel prices escalate, fluctuate and manipulate, it seems that many vehicles are getting bigger which in itself makes the problem even larger. Look around, the trend has been to make an all-new model larger — and in many cases heavier — than the previous one.