NEU: Audi RS 6 Avant - Testfahrt
Er sieht nicht nur böse aus, er ist es auch: 560 PS, 700 Nm, 0 -- 100 km/h
in 3,9 Sekunden.
Der neue Audi RS 6 Avant ist sündhaft leistungsstark, sündhaft teuer und
in jeder Hinsicht eine echte Versuchung. Der Grundpreis: 107.900 Euro.
Extremer Sound, bretthartes Fahrwerk und die optionale
Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 305 km/h -- der RS 6 Avant ist ein echter
Sportwagen. Und das, obwohl der Motor im Vergleich zum Vorgänger sogar
kleiner geworden ist.
Der neue Audi A3
Fast drei Millionen Mal hat die VW-Tochter Audi ihr kompaktes Erfolgsmodell
A3 bereits verkauft. Nun kommt die dritte Generation auf den Markt. Kann
sie das Versprechen einlösen, leichter, sportlicher und edler zu sein? Wir
haben den Audi A3 1.8 TFSI gestest.
BMW 4er Gran Coupé
Mit dem 4er Gran Coupé bringt BMW die Sportlichkeit eines Coupés mit den
Vorteilen einer Limousine unter eine Karosserie, nämlich vier Türen,
Platz auf den Rücksitzen und einem ordentlich großen Kofferraum.
Wir sind mit dem 428i unterwegs, einem Vierzylinder mit 245 PS. Der
beschleunigt das Auto von null auf hundert innerhalb von 6 Sekunden.
Beim Preis liegt der Viertürer auf dem Niveau des zweitürigen Coupés:
Der 420i startet bei knapp 36.000 Euro, unser 428i kostet mit der
Achtgang-Sportautomatik 43.250 Euro.
Audi A4 Allroad vs. VW Passat Alltrack OFFROAD
In October 2010 Volkswagen presented at the 2010 Tokyo Motor Show the
Passat Alltrack. The Passat Alltrack bridges the gap between the passenger
VW range and the SUV range comprising the Tiguan and Touareg.
The Passat Alltrack has raised ground clearance from 135 to 165 mm which
improves approach angle from 13.5 to 16 degrees, departure angle from 11.9
to 13.6 degrees and ramp angle from 9.5 to 12.8 degrees when compared to
the standard Passat wagon. Passat Alltrack is the only VW in the passenger
range to offer 4Motion with off road driving programme, the off road system
works in conjunction with the ABS, electronic differential lock (EDL), DSG
& hill descent assist system to control the vehicle in an off road
The engine range of the Passat Alltrack consists of two 2.0L TDI with
outputs of 103 kW/140 hp & 125 kW/170 hp and two petrol engines, 1.8L
producing 118 kW/160 hp and 2.0L TSI producing 155 kW/207 hp. The TDI
models come standard with BlueMotion Technology packages with Stop/Start
system and battery regeneration mode for recovering braking energy. The two
lesser powered engine variants 2.0L TDI and 1.8L TSI are only available in
front wheel drive format with a manual 6 speed transmission. The rest of
the range with 4Motion has a 6 speed DSG automated manual transmission,
except the 2.0L TDI with 103 kW/140 hp has an option of 6 speed manual.
In 2012 at the New York Auto Show, VW showed a Passat Alltrack with 2.0L
TDI 125 kW/170 hp under Alltrack Concept nameplate to gauge response for a
future market in the offroad wagon segment.
Audi released the first official pictures of the B8 series A4 in August
2007, and unveiled the car to the public at the September 2007 Frankfurt
Motor Show. Saloon/sedan and Avant (estate/wagon) models are offered. The
Avant was unveiled to the public at the March 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The B8 A4 is built on a variant of the Audi Modular Longitudinal Platform,
a platform which is also used in the Audi A5 coupé. Whilst prior A4
chassis were limited in wheelbase due to the relationship between the
engine, transmission and front axle, the MLP allows for a reduced front
overhang, resulting in a greater wheelbase length without the same increase
in overall length. This effectively redistributes the centre of gravity
slightly rearwards, improving handling by better balancing vehicle mass
between the front and rear axles. The estimated static front:rear weight
ratio of the B8 A4 is approximately 55:45, depending on body style and
engine. The relocation of the steering rack in front of the axle also
improves handling over previous A4 platforms.
The B8 A4 has increased in wheelbase by 160 millimetres (6.3 in) and in
length by 117 millimetres (4.6 in) over the prior B7, which has allowed for
increased rear seating legroom. Although the overall dimensions have
increased, the kerb weight has dropped some 10%. The boot (trunk) has also
increased to 480 litres (17.0 cu ft) for the saloon (sedan) version. The A4
Avant will have a maximum capacity of 1,430 L (50.5 cu ft) with the rear
seats folded down.
Reception has been mixed, with praise for the Audi A4's increased size,
giving it best-in-class rear legroom and trunk space in the compact
executive car segment. Its inline-4 2.0 TFSI engine, while efficient
providing plenty of torque, was considered lacking and less refined
compared to 6-cylinder engines of lighter rivals who posted faster acceleration times. However, the Audi
S4 sports sedan has been well-received for its V6 3.0 TFSI engine's power
The B8 A4 was facelifted in early 2012, and is on sale now.
Trying to break an Audi allroad in half
So I go away for what I thought was a relaxing Easter weekend on a farm in
the Cederberg with some friends. Turns out the farmer is a 4x4 buff and has
laid out a challenging technical course... He was very keen to see what my
allroad could do - and so was I!
Unfortunately I was too busy driving and trying to keep up with him to get
much footage, but for this obstacle I asked the farmer's neighbour to video
me going into and out of a ditch to test suspension and traction control...
I struggled on some of the slow steep sandy sections (wrong tyres!) but was
pleased a couple of days later when he had some visitors from the Cape Town
Landrover Club - and they couldn't do those sections either!
Well I did read somewhere that the Audi allroad is the only all-wheel drive
"softroader" that has successfully completed the Landrover proving grounds
2013 Audi Allroad vs Lexus RX 350 Off-Road Mashup Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Let's face it the 2013 Audi Allroad and the
Lexus RX 350 will spend more time traversing American shopping mall parking
lots than bouncing over boulders in the great outdoors. But the Audi is
called an Allroad and the Lexus has a locking differential so perhaps these
vehicles can venture off-road. we decided to find out in this TFLcar
Off-Road Mashup Drive & Review. Which of the two is the most off-road
worthy and which of the two should you buy if you happen to cross shop the
two modern vehicles.
2013 Audi Allroad Quattro Off-Road Review & Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) For 2013 the Audi Allroad Quattro is back in the
United States and ready to take on both the more and less traveled roads of
America. Unlike the previous Allroad the new 2013 Quattro is based on the
Audi A4 Avant and not the A6. But Audi says the new car is just as big as
the previous Allroad and better yet it gets better fuel economy. And
according to Audi, it is even faster. So we (of course) wanted to find out
not only how it drives on the road but just as importantly importantly off
the road. Check out this first drive review and we test the new 2013 Audi
Allroad Quattro in the rugged mountains of Colorado.