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Honing The Edge

The second-generation Audi R8 is better than its predecessor in every way. That's high praise, considering how great the last one was. We test Audi's slick new supercar on road and track in Portugal.


Audi Reminds Us That The Present Day Is Outstanding

It wasn't long ago that cars like the newly revamped S6 were science fiction or supercars. The good life for fast driving has never been better.


Same Formula, Different Results

The 2016 Audi S6 and S7 share a lot of common bits, including the engine and chassis. But as we found during our test on the roads of southern California, these two machines are actually quite different.


More Than Just A Mid-Cycle Facelift

We test the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 and find it to be a charming, comprehensively updated sedan. We're especially fond of the base, 2.0-liter model, too.


A Huge Leap Forward, Yet Pleasantly Familiar

We head to the Swiss Alps to put the new, lighter, more dynamic 2017 Audi Q7 through its paces.


An Argument Against Time Travel

Audi introduced the Q3 crossover to fight in the increasingly popular compact, premium CUV segment. But as we found out, the smallest Q just isn't good enough.


Enhancements Improve, But A Gentleman's Character Prevails

Minutes after spending time in the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 in Germany, we were tossed the keys to its enthusiast-tuned sibling, the Audi S6. In similar manner to its lesser brethren, the S6 has also been updated for the 2016 model year with a new look, a boost in power and additional technology.


What Does Your Car Say About You?

What kind of watch do you wear?


More Brawn, More Focus From This Fashion-Forward Coupe

We recently drove the Audi TT, and although we wish it were radically entertaining instead of merely very fun, it's nevertheless a sharp coupe that vaults ahead of its predecessor with an inspired interior and eager handling. That car will be precursor to this TTS when it gets here a year from now, with the TTS adding adjectives like "more" and "better" to just about everything found on the base coupe. With the standard car having already put on such a fine edge, we wheeled the TTS on Spanish ro


The Slight Sandpapering Of An Icon

What came first, the metrosexual or the Audi TT? While it was close, the descriptor-turned-epithet preceded the 1995 concept car by one year. However, they were both notable cultural evolutions and they happened to work together perfectly. Hugh Grant, playing the cad Will Freeman in the 2002 film About a Boy, could not have chosen a better example of character than his silver TT.


Dissecting The Enigma That Is This Everyday Super Coupe

Where to even begin with the Audi R8 V8.


Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick

You've gotta hand it to the Audi A8. Last year, Mercedes-Benz launched the truly stunning S-Class, putting the rest of the high-dollar luxury flagship class on notice. With the brand-new S-Class turning heads and garnering all sorts of praise from the automotive press, classmates like the BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ and Audi A8 started to look, well, old. But Audi didn't see fit to just let its big sedan carry on and let the Mercedes take the cake.


S4 Avant? What S4 Avant?

It may be obvious at this point, but here in the United States, European manufacturers routinely give us the short end of the stick. Now, I'm not talking about models or brands that don't come here, like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class or the entire Renault line. No, instead, I'm referring to cars that are sold right here in the Land of the Free in one bodystyle, while Europe enjoys the same vehicle with a wider variety of configurations.


The Four-Ring Brand's First Production E-Tron Has Us Pretty Amped

Over the years, we've had a chance to test a lot of Audi E-Tron vehicles, from very early all-electric prototypes (back then we only got to sit in the passenger seat) to the A6 L E-Tron PHEV and the A1 E-Tron plug-in hybrid. All of them were concepts and promises, merely whispers of what was possible, even as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt and two Tesla models were making waves in the marketplace.


Checking (Most Of) The Right Boxes

If you're a frequent reader of car reviews (my money says you are), you've no doubt come across prose about how a car "checks all the right boxes." It's a common phrase – I'm guilty of using it myself. And I'm about to use it again.


Subtracting Roof And Adding Style Equals A Pleasant, Pricey Diversion

Drivers are either droptop people or they're not. As most usually aren't – at least as far as the willingness to buy one is concerned – all convertibles tend to remain strictly niche cars. Thus, automakers must ask a noticeably higher price for them.


Audi may only now be fully committing to the US compact car market with a range of A3 models, but it's got far more small car expertise than most Americans realize, and its offerings get even tinier, too. Back in 2010, Audi leapt into the subcompact premium fray – in all markets but the United States, Canada and China – with its A1. The A1 family has sold all right, but not quite as well as was expected, likely due to its price when optioned up. (It also doesn't help that the Volkswa

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