Monday, October 31, 2011

VW Confirms Production of XL1 Concept for 2013

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The XL1 has been given the green light from Volkswagen top execs. and will start production in 2013 in Germany.

Powered by a 27HP electric motor and a 48HP two-cylinder turbodiesel with a capacity of just 0.8-liters. The combined horsepower of the two powerplants is 75HP. It will have the 7-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 11.9 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).

The XL1 concept has a combined fuel economy of just 0.9 lt/100 km, equal to 261 mpg US and 313 mpg UK while emitting just 24 g/km of CO2.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Video: The Science of Speed: 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

2013 Porsche Cajun latest intel

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Porsche's all new 2-door SUV based on the Audi Q5 is scheduled to reach production in spring 2013. While the exterior is yet to be known, both the the headlights and taillights will have a HID & LED design. The interior will have a typical Porsche sports car-like feel with the driving position, large bolstered seats, dashboard and intrument cluster from the new Boxster, and slightly raised center console of the new 911 and Panamera.

The engines will be as followed with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. (No word on a manual option yet)

• 2.0 TFSI, 240bhp/258lb ft
• 3.0 TFSI V6, 292bhp/295lb ft
• 2.0 TDI, 190bhp/258lb ft
• 3.0 TDI V6, 265bhp/369lb ft

There is also talk of a Turbo S being developed with a twin-turbo 3.0 V6 producing 350bhp. Also, a Hybrid with a 211bhp four-cylinder turbo matted to a 47bhp electric-motor for a total of 258bhp.

The Cajun will be built in the new addition of the Leipzig plant.

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Video: Audi A4 Allroad - Overview

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"Baby R8" Audi R4 could be on it's way

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The latest rumor from Ingolstadt is that Audi is highly considering the R4. If the decision is made to produce the "baby R8" that slots between the TT and R8 it would take three years to reach production.

Power would likely follow from the TT RS using the 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo, producing 400bhp with of course quattro four-wheel drive. It could have a mid-mounted engine if it follows the chasis from the 2009 VW Bluesport concept. This makes the most sense since VW could use this for their new sportscar and Porsche's new entry level model. Shared platforms have worked well in the past for VW, Audi, and Porsche with the Q7, Cayenne, and Touareg.

Pricing is said to be around 58,000€

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2013 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro revealed

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The Audi A4 Allroad is back for 2013. Following the ques from the facelifted A4, this new Allroad is more than a pretty face. It will come with plenty of choices of gasoline and diesel engines, including the updated 2.0 TDI offered in three variants producing 136HP (100kW), 163HP (120kW) and 177HP (130kW). The 136HP version is the most fuel-efficient with an average of 4.2 lt/100 km (56.0 US mpg) with CO2 emissions of 112 grams per km (180.25 g/mile). The transmission will have the option of a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed S tronic automatic. Expect to see the Allroad next summer as a 2013 model.



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Video: Porsche - The Chase

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Video: 2013 Audi S4 & A4 Avant facelift

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Facelifted 2012 Audi A4 unveiled

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Here are the first official pictures of the 2012 facelifted Audi A4.

The subtle changes include a tapered grille, sharper air-intakes, and reshaped LED headlights in the style of the new A5 and A6.

At the rear, the updated taillights mirror the new headlights, and all model variants now come with twin-exhausts as standard.

Every model in the A4 line-up now comes with stop-start, brake energy regeneration and electronic power steering as standard. This helps cut fuel consumption by 10% across the board.



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Video: VW / Audi H2O International 2011

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2014 Audi TT facelift leaked

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The new TT is set to hit the market for 2014. This next gen is only a cosmetic change and not in power or performance.
It only appears the front is changed with a new hood, headlights and front bumper while the rear doesn't differ from the current model.
This leaked photo shows what should be the 2014 TT.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Video: The 911 GT3 Cup

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Video: Audi e-tron Spyder details

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Latest Intel on the next generation Audi A3

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Built on VW Group's new MQB modular platform, the third generation Audi A3 will be 10% lighter and more fuel-efficient than the current model. It will also now be offered in four body styles including the three-door, convertible, five-door Sportback and four-door sedan. They will have Audi's new styling with the six-point front grille and be clearly recognizable as an A3. The sedan and convertible will have wider wheel arches and slightly different shape to the side panels and rear lights.

Audi has said the A3 is practically ready for it's official launch in less than six months. However, they are currently working on the TT successor, the new Q7, the R8 successor and the next A4/A5 family.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Video: Volkswagen Up! Exterior & Interior

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Video: Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs McLaren MP4-12C

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Porsche Panamera S "HellBoy" Tuned by Edo Competition

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German tuning house Edo Competition has released their latest creation called "HellBoy".

Using the Porsche's 4.8-liter V8 they add a new sport exhaust and ECU flash bringing the factory numbers of 400HP and 500Nm to 465HP and 550Nm (406 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) time is now 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305 km/h (190mph).

The exterior upgrades includes a carbon fiber front apron, lip spoiler, rear diffuser, mirror caps, side skirts and spoiler. All complemented by green pin striping.

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In an interview with Automobilwoche, engineering boss Michael Dick said the redesigned Audi R8 will be the lightest vehicle in its segment thanks to an advanced aluminum and carbon fiber platform. The nexat model will weigh approximately 100 kg (220 lbs) less than the current R8.

Besides being lighter, torsional rigidity is expected to increase by 30% to 40,000 Nm (29,498 lb-ft) per degree. This is a remarkable figure which beats the numbers posted by the Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari 458 Italia.



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Monday, October 17, 2011

Video: 2014 Audi E-Tron up close and personal driving

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Autoblog.com had the opportunity to drive the E-Tron and give their thoughts.
Check out the video and enjoy



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SpyShot: 2012 Audi A4 Allroad

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Spotted in southern Europe, this new A4 Allroad is the lastest that could be revealed as early as March in Geneva. With the facelifted LED headlights, it is thought to also debut the all-new 1.8 TFSI with 170 hp and the 2.0 TDI with 177 hp and 380 Nm of torque.



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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Video: AWE Tuning Panamera Turbo Track Exhaust

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Video: 2012 Audi S6 sedan and avant promotional trailer

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Porsche Cayenne 958 body kit by Vorsteiner

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This new kit by Vorsteiner uses carbon fiber and has a titanium exhaust system. It will be available for all models soon.


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

SpyShot: Audi RS1

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Spotted testing on the Nürburgring for the first time, we now see in very little camouflage with an aggressive front and huge rear wing the RS1.

Although this new RS1 will be sharing the chasis with the quattro all-wheel drive Volkswagen Polo R, the power plant still remains a mystery. It is rumored that the A1 Clubsport quattro Concept that was shown at Wörthersee this year was a precursor to the RS1 with a highly-modified 2.5 liter, five-cylinder TFSI producing 503 PS (370 kW / 496 bhp) and 660 Nm (486.79 lb-ft) of torque.

The RS1 will launch next year in 2012



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Volkswagen to debut next month Beetle Cabrio & Golf Mk7

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Volkswagen has confirmed it will be making two world-debuts at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

Although VW will not say which two models it will unveil, it is believed to be the Beetle Cabriolet and Golf MkVII.

Let's just hope we hear more details and perhaps some spy pics before next month.
Until then, enjoy the renderings



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Video: Audi e-tron & Connect - Visuals

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2012 Audi S8 review

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The new über-limo S8 from Audi has 513bhp and will take on Jaguar’s XJ Supersport and Mercedes’ S63 AMG.

This new 2012 Audi S8 has the new V8 engine at the heart, which also powers the S6 and S7 (in a detuned guise). It’s also set for the next RS6, potentially an RS7.

Follow the link below to read the full drive review from CAR magazine

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Volkswagen Up! Cabrio rendering

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Rumor has it that VW will be launching a convertible derived from the Up. With the concepts revealed at Frankfurt it is very possible there could be an all new Cabrio in the mix. It is said to have a soft top and could be scheduled for 2013 release.

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Video: 2012 Audi TT RS Ultimate Lap 4 part series

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Audi E-Tron Spyder Photoshoot

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Audi recently released these new pictures of the E-Tron Spyder in California.
The E-Tron has a mid-mounted 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged TDI diesel engine, producing 296bhp and 649Nm of torque to the rear wheels. Front wheels are driven by individual electric motors producing 86bhp and 353Nm of torque. Overall, the AWD is putting out 382bhp and 10002Nm of Torque. This brings the 0-60 time in 4.4 seconds and a top speed electronically governed at 155mph.







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2012 Audi A3 rendering and intel

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Here is the latest rendering based off spy shots and the facelifted A5 along with new new A6. Built on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB chassis. The five-door version will come in 2013 and a sedan will be on the way for the first time too. There is also talk of an EV model arriving in late 2013.

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Audi A8 tuned by Hofele with New SR 8 Package

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German company Hofele has released it's new kit called the "SR 8". Offering both style and performance, this package includes the following:

Exterior - New front bumper with RS5 mesh inserts, new rear diffuser and quad tailpipes, side skirts, and a trunk spoiler.
Interior - Two-tone leathers with contrasting stitching and other parts covered in Alcantara.
Performance - An electronic lowering module that can be adjusted on the fly up to 70km/h (44mph). An ECU upgrade that pumps the 4.2-liter V8 to 390HP (diesel) too.



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Video: Audi Ultra Lightweight Technology

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Video: 2012 Audi S8 Driving scenes

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SpyShot: Audi RS5 Cabrio and intel

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This Audi RS5 Cabrio was caught testing near the Nürburgring. Badged as an S5 to hide, although we see in typical RS fashion an aggressive front end. Also, of course at the rear is massive dual exhaust system.

Power will be a 4.2-liter V8 engine with 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. 0-100 km/h will take less than five seconds.



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2012 Porsche Boxster renderings

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Here are the latest renderings of the all new Boxster. Based off the recent spy photos and latest intel, we now have the best image of what Porsche will unveil in a few weeks. Enjoy



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Video: 2012 Audi S8 on the track

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Video: Audi TT RS RSC Exhaust System by APR

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Now that the TT RS has reach the USA, more tuners are all over it. Well known tuner of Audi and VW, APR has released their latest performance catback exhaust system with RSC technology.

Saturday, October 8, 2011





Spotted in San Francisco, one lucky fan caught these Porsche prototypes. Enjoy

Friday, October 7, 2011

SpyShot: 2013 Porsche Panamera facelift

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Spotted testing on the Nürburgring this mule has new LED headlights behind a cover. Also, a new front end that appears to resemble the new 2012 911.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Audi RS3 tuned by MTM

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For a total cost of €10,600, MTM can upgrade your Audi RS3 to 472 PS (347 kW / 466 hp) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. With a modified turbocharger and a new exhaust the 0 to 100 km/h (0-62mph) time is 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 292 km/h (181 mph).

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Video: 911 GT3 R Hybrid in Laguna Seca

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Video: Audi R8 e-tron in Frankfurt

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SpyShot: 2012 Porsche Boxster undisguised

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This Boxster S was recently caught testing undisguised. With a very familiar resemblance to the Carrera GT especially with the striking side intakes. The Boxster is also said to have the new 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder producing as much as 360HP. Rumor is that Porsche will officially unveil the new Boxster in a few months.

Follow the link below to view all the photos

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SpyShot: 2012 Audi A6 Avant Allroad

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Caught testing out in public, the new Allroad is expected to launch early next year. Follow the link below to view all the photos.

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Video: Interior Design of the new 911

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SpyShot: Audi S1

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Spotted recently in a parking garage, this S1 was out in the public testing. Obviously an S1 by stating it on the dials, it is rumored to share the platform with the VW Polo R and quattro all-wheel drive. Likely to come as a 2012 model and possibly share the same engine with the Polo R a 1.6 TFSI producing about 210-220 hp. There is also talk that the RS1 will soon surface with the 2.0 TSI and 300 hp.



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