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BMW M6 Gran Coupe set for Detroit

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BMW has revealed its 560-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8-powered M6 Gran Coupe in a series of official photographs ahead of the sleek four-door’s public debut in January at the Detroit auto show.

Set to rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo and upcoming Audi RS7, the latest M-car sets out to broaden the scope of the existing M6 lineup, providing added levels of practicality and improved comfort through the adoption of two extra doors and greater rear seat accommodation than its coupe and convertible siblings, alongside which it will be produced at BMW’s Dingolfing factory in Germany from early 2013.

The car arrives in North America in early summer of next year with a price tag around $110,000.

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Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept @Paris

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Audi says its Crosslane Coupe concept merely previews future design and technology ideas, yet we know that it’s actually our first glimpse at the Q2 crossover due next year. The new Q2, however, will probably incorporate some of the clever styling and efficiency strategies shown in the Paris show car.

The optimistic economy claims, angular styling, and fanciful touches like a removable CFRP roof panel make it clear the Crosslane Coupe is just a concept car. Yet we can expect to see much of the design language and some version of this plug-in hybrid powertrain when the Audi Q2 makes its official debut in late 2013


Audi S6 0-60 3.7 Seconds & Snake River Jump?

Nothing truly exhilarating ever really happens in a few seconds — until now. The new 2013 Audi S6 accelerates from 0-60 in a mere 3.7 seconds and was recently ranked “The World’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver over the M5 and E63. Warning: Your adrenalin may rise as fast as the speedometer.

There are a lot of things slower than an S6. Car and Driver recently clocked it running to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and named it the World’s Best Sedan—ahead of the BMW M5 & Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. What are some other things slower than our new Audi S6? Autoweek.com

Follow this link to the Car and Driver story http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2013-audi-s6-vs-2013-bmw-m5-2012-merc…


Audi RS 5 Cabriolet – 2013 Official Pix

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Dynamic performance where the sky’s the limit – Audi introduces the RS 5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It accelerates the high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds.

Read much more here: http://tinyurl.com/cd5j9vx


Audi TTS Competition Special Edition – Lucky 13 (2013)

The Audi TT is neither ugly nor a race car, but that didn’t stop Audi from making a TTS competition special edition, a package of visual tweaks that turn the TT’s sporty looks up a couple of notches.

The competition special edition options package won’t do anything crazy to the car — it doesn’t add any power — but Audi made the car look a bit more aggressive. It accomplished this by adding special bumpers with a unique diffuser design, the fixed rear wing from the TT RS (finished in gloss black), and a smattering of S-line badges. The front grille is black on black, with matte black radiator grille surrounds over a matte black front license plate frame and front fog light grille. Audi buyers can specify their TTS competition special edition painted in samoa orange, glacier white, daytona gray, or misano red. For the competition special edition Audi lowered the TTS’s ride height by about 0.4 inches, and the whole package sits atop black, five-spoke, 19-inch wheels.


2013 Audi RS5 – Videos

Audi quattro® all-wheel drive plus 450 hp add up to the 2013 Audi RS 5

Editor/Blog note: nice, very nice, but I had to get the S4 for room for a car seat and 4 door livability.

Reserved for the most advanced class of Audi vehicles, the RS badge indicates an elevated level of legendary Audi performance engineering. Today, we enthusiastically announce the newest addition to our RS lineup. The 2013 Audi RS 5 has arrived in the United States, making its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This magnificent vehicle pairs the styling of a classic coupe with the unbridled power of a 4.2-liter, 450 hp V8 engine. The racing pedigree of the RS 5 is evident in every detail—from the rear spoiler, which automatically deploys at high speeds, to the RS specific driver information system featuring a lap timer and oil temperature display. And then there is the seven-speed Audi S tronic® dual-clutch transmission that accelerates the vehicle from 0-60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds. Visit your local Audi Dealer for an in-person look at the 2013 Audi RS 5 before it takes to the road this spring.



A first look at the Audi TT RS plus

Called the TT RS plus, the powered-up coupe and roadster pairing is set to join what is shaping up as a formidable display of new Audi models–including the third-generation A3 and the RS4 Avant–at the Geneva motor show in early March.

The centerpiece of the new range-topping TT is a tuned version of Audi’s turbocharged 2.5-liter, five-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine as used by the go-fast TT RS, the RS3 Sportback and the limited-production A1 quattro.


Nouveau Audi A3 – Eastern Europe Special?

Eastern Europe has proved to be the gift that keeps on giving over the past couple of days. First, images of the Volvo V40 leaked via a Polish Facebook page, Latvian loonies Dartz announced their Prombron Black Dragon, and now a Russian Web site has spilled a plethora of images of the A3 to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month.

The car is both unmistakably A3 and utterly Audi-nouveau, with the more trapezoidal grille from the latest larger exemplars of the line and taillights reminiscent of those on the A6.

The Russians note that this FWD three-door will be available with either a 1.6-liter diesel or your choice of turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engines making either 122 hp or 180 hp. Transmission choices include a dual-clutch, seven-speed S-Tronic or a six-speed manual. Four-door sedan and five-door hatch models will follow.

Other future developments in store for the A3, according to Google’s translation of the Russian article? Besides the obvious addition of a quattro system, Audi is at work on a hybrid model, as well as on one that burns compressed natural gas.

Naturally, don’t expect every upcoming iteration of the premium C-segment machine to reach our shores, no matter how much certain Audiphiles might beg


Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120223/GENEVA/120229921#ixzz1nKtbg9va


Audi RS4 Avant V8 North America

Audi has revealed its V8-powered RS4, and just like the original which appeared in 2000, it will be sold in Avant form only. And it probably won’t come to the U.S. market.

Based on the same all-wheel-drive mechanical package used by the RS5 coupe, the third incarnation of Ingolstadt‘s go-fast people hauler is set to get its public airing at the upcoming Geneva motor show prior to a planned start to European sales around mid-year.

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Audi has not revealed a weight figure for the RS4 prior to its unveiling in Geneva next month. It does, however, claim 0-to-62-mph acceleration of 4.7 seconds, which is two-tenths of a second faster than the second-generation model and just a tenth slower than the two-door RS5.

Top speed, like that of all of Audi’s RS models, remains limited to 155 mph in standard trim, but its quattro division is planning a performance option that raises the figure to 174 mph.


Audi Revives the A2 with Frankfurt Concept

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Audi  has officially confirmed plans for a lightweight, electric successor to the  A2–six years after the first-generation model ceased production.

Previewed by a four-seat concept car set to  make its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show this  month, the four-door hatchback retains the distinctive one-and-half-box  silhouette, short overhangs and shallow greenhouse treatment of the original  A2–still considered one of the most advanced small cars ever put into  large-scale production because of its lightweight aluminum spaceframe  construction and 1,973-pound curb weight.

But while the first-generation A2, launched in 1999, boasted a rounded,  Bauhaus-inspired exterior design, the new A2–tentatively set to go on sale in  2013–gets a more technical appearance in keeping with other recent new Audi  models. The new A2 is set to share elements of its chassis and underpinnings  with the A1.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110901/FRANKFURT/110909986#ixzz1Wpyye81J