2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet test drive review - does TDI work for convertible? Autogefühl
Roof opening and detailed infos from Thomas:
Audi S3 Cabriolet video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIUCJH7tGUM
This video index:
02:46 Exterior design
04:48 Interior design and features
08:56 Static beauty shots outside/inside
09:50 Driving commentary
We are showing you the new 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet in our test drive review.
This time, we combined a TDI, so the Audi turbodiesel, with a convertible. Does that work?
So far, you often have to choose between large, expensive and beautiful
convertibles and small, affordable ones that lack design and emotion. Well
that might come to an end now, as the new Audi A3 Cabriolet is indeed a
great looking car at a compact size and a still affordable price.
It is indeed called Cabriolet in every markt, and Audi wants to set it to a
global success. For the first time, such a compact convertible is also
available in the US - starting just below 36.000 Dollars with a him trim
level and a 1.8 litre turbo.
Here in Germany, we start at 30.000 Euros with a low trim level and also
have a small petrol engine available as well as Diesels. We have already
shown you the top version Audi S3 Cabriolet - you find a link to that one
in the video description. We have also driven the usual petrol engines, and
today we want to compare them to the Diesel.
And what is especially interesting: Can this car replace bigger, more
expensive ones, being equally or even more fun? We’re going to find out
The exterior design is dominated by the stringent side profile which
follows the basic concept of a greatly designed car: as little design lines
as possible. The new Audi A3 convertible is 18 centimeters longer than its
predecessor, so the rear end doesnt end with the rear windscreen, but
continues in a classic sedan and true convertible style right until the
end. This is so important for the design.
Looking at the front, we see the dynamic headlights in the current Audi
Design language as well as the single frame grill which gives the car a
rather powerful apperance. Very important for a compact convertible are
always the alloys, because if they are too small, the car could look
clumsy. In this case, we got the 17 inch alloys.
The interior is also very interesting here, as this is one of the first
cars where Audi tried a new concept of controlling the functions of the
car. You can see that it looks very clean, because most of the functions
are controlled by the central multimedia unit. Only those functions you
often need very quickly, for example adjusting the temperature, are found
with separate buttons still. We think that this is one of the best
compromises so far. Because nowadays, you often find too many buttons or
the other extreme that there is only a big ipad left in the middle.
As usual for Audi, the manufacturing quality is flawless, we can also see
that in the interior.
The trunk does not have a good access - and you see, the space is limited.
However, you are definitely more flexible than in a hardtop convertible.
Audi is still all about the soft tops. And I think, its not a bad choice as
you got less weight, a good durability due to modern materials and more
space in the trunk. And: the opening and closing process is faster and can also be done until a speed of
50 kilometers an hour or 30 miles an hour. That is very important, e.g. if
you suddenly get in the rain.
Driving the Audi A3 Convertible, you immediately realize the great
suspension. You got a very comfortable ride, and some Audi TT owners might
even considers switching here if they search a more relaxing ride. Also
Audi A5 convertible customers might consider this new one here and step
down a segment, because the Audi A3 Cabriolet is the more modern car, is
more practical in the city and offers you more agility when driving. So it
can also be a decision for more sportiness and more fun to step down a
The consumption of this Diesel is after same more testing 6 litres. The 1.8
turbo had about 9 litres on 100
kilometres by the way, so about 3 litres more than officially stated.
So to conclude: The Audi A3 Cabriolet is one of the best overall
convertibles at the moment. Of course, Audi is never cheap, but if you
consider that you can easily step down a segment from a bigger convertible,
you get the more modern car with a better deal and a sportier attitude.
2015 Audi A3 Review - Kelley Blue Book
Audi's player in the rapidly expanding entry-luxury segment is the
sub-$30,000 A3 sedan. Both sporty and welcoming the 2015 A3 is small but
it's also a solid value and a pleasure to live with. In this video KBB's
Micah Muzio gives a full review of the Audi A3 sedan.
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500 hp Audi S4 quattro vs 12"+ of fresh snow! Unstoppable...
Last night we enjoyed a great winter storm, well over 12" (30 cm) at my
house. I wanted to see if my lowered Audi S4 on Dunlop Wintersport 4D snow
tires was up to the task going through such deep snow.
A guest appearance is made by my 6 hp Subaru powered Ariens Snowblower
2014 Audi RS7 vs 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo! - Head 2 Head Ep. 49
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman looks at a type of car that
Germany does better than anyone else: the Super Sedan. The Porsche Panamera
turbo has long been one of Motor Trend's
favorites. Massive, ferocious, surprisingly nimble, and if your checkbook's
got the overhead, totally luxurious. But don't discount Audi. Ever since
the S8 showed up, Audi has shocked the car world by making such a big car
so dang fast. The only thing that could even compete was the Panamera turbo. The RS7 comes with an even more
powerful version of the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 -- 560 horsepower to be exact. For
2014, Porsche's seemingly underrated 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 is up 20 hp to a more-than-modest 520
hp. Faced with tough choices after the two hit the test track and a canyon
road, Jonny enlists the help of resident Motor Trend Hot Shoe Randy Pobst
to figure out which super sedan is best.
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2015 Audi A3 Preview and Review
Want to learn more about the 2015 Audi A3? Watch our follow up video here:
Learn how to join our launch party and/or reserve your A3 now:
The Audi A3 is finally back - and it's bigger than ever! 2015 brings us a
fresh new format - the Sedan. In fact, there will be 5 different variations
of the new Audi A3 as the model rolls out:
- Audi A3 Sedan with 1.8T front-wheel drive (170hp)
- Audi A3 Sedan with 2.0T quattro all-wheel drive (220hp)
- Audi A3 Sedan with 2.0T TDI clean-diesel engine
- Audi A3 Convertible
- Audi A3 Sportback (Hatchback) with etron plug-in hybrid system
Oh, and did I mention there will be an S3 sedan? :)
What's incredible about the A3 is that it packs all of the possibility of
the flagship Audi A8 and the tech-wizard Audi A6.
Noteworthy is the next-gen Audi Connect system that connects the A3 to the
internet via a T-mobile SIM card at up to 4G LTE speed. Trial subscription
is 6 months, then pay-as-you-go.
With the Nav and other vehicle systems online, you get so much more
capability than before. For example, let's say you know the name of a
restaurant that you're going to, but not the address. Usually you would
whip out your phone and do a search - now you can let your A3 do the
searching. How about reading the reviews about that restaurant? Yes, the A3
can do that. Check the weather? Yep. Fuel Prices? Uh-huh. City Events?
Be sure to subscribe to our channel for updates and test drives of the new
A3 as it continues to emerge!