Audi tuner ABT Sportline has taken the R8 V10, their fastest production model today, and increased power output from 525 hp to 600 hp while torque is augmented from 391 lb/ft to 406 lb/ft.
How important are sales figures for car manufactures, especially the one’e selling premium luxury on wheels? One would tend to think that as premium brands are not driven by volumes, they would not care much. But, over the last month, we have realized that sales figures are very important, at least in the case of Audi of America and BMW India.
Audi was under fire for giving out a press release against an article posted on CNN Money which stated that Tesla sales have beaten Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW. They have now retracted this press release from their official site.
India – European Union Free Trade Agreements hit a major road block for auto industry earlier today when the largest car manufacturer in India, Maruti Suzuki, said that they do not want EU-FTA in the auto sector. India and EU have been in talks over FTAs since June 2007, but nothing solid has come out of it.
For the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand, the new 7th gen Golf that debuted in 2012 is one of his exemplary works. Walter Maria de Silva, Head of Group Design of Volkswagen AG has been awarded the medal for special services to Bavaria in a united Europe.
Audi is showcasing their R18 Le Mans Racer themed A1 sports hatchback at Wörthersee, in Austria. With a special R18 competition kit, this compact Audi hatchback is seen with a striking rear spoiler along with red and grey accents across its exterior body.
Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept was finally revealed at Wörthersee 2013 in Austria last week. The concept weighs just 1,111 kgs, that is about 300 kgs lighter than the model it is based on. It is fitted with a four cylinder 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine that is capable of producing 310 hp power and 295 lb/ft torque.
In an interaction during the A6 special edition media drive earlier last week, Audi confirmed the S6 launch in India within 6 weeks. A luxury sporty sedan that shares a bit with the A6, S6 has more power under the hood.
Adrien Tambay’s Audi ultra RS 5 DTM car with Iron Man 3 colours at Hockenheim. Nico Rosberg made a guest appearance last weekend, and will mentor Mercedes-Benz DTM junior team drivers, offering them advice and support.