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Audi is a German luxury brand that has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1964. Based in Ingolstadt, Germany, the marque is well known for its best-selling model, the A4, as well as the R8 sports car and the company's dominating presence in Le Mans racing both in North America and Europe. Vorsprung durch Technik is the brand's slogan, which means "Innovation through Technology."

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    Review: 2015 Audi A3
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    What kind of watch do you wear? Especially today, when wearing a wristwatch is practically obviated by the near-ubiquitous use of cellphones, the timepiece found on one's arm makes a statement about how people perceive themselves. A sport watch from Nike or Garmin would seem to indicate enthusiasm for athletic pursuit. Inexpensive fashion statements ...

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    First Drive: 2016 Audi TT [w/video]
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    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 ...

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    Review: 2014 Audi R8 V8
    Dissecting The Enigma That Is This Everyday Super Coupe 1408463820

    Where to even begin with the Audi R8 V8. Let's start with the Ferrari 458 Italia, a car that doubles the base price of the Audi. It's much more fun to drive than it is to talk about; discussions among enthusiasts usually begin with someone saying, "It's amazing!" and end with everyone else agreeing. Opposite that is the vast, swirling nebula of cars that ...

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    Review: 2014 Audi SQ5
    S4 Avant? What S4 Avant? 1406217420

    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 ...

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    Review: 2013 Audi Allroad
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    Reincarnated With A Smaller And Less Passionate Soul Mention the name "Allroad" to most automotive enthusiasts, and it's likely to conjure up images of the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro, first introduced in 1999. That car-like alternative to a sport utility vehicle was based on the German automaker's A6 Avant wagon. But unlike its luxurious road-going sibling, ...

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    Review: 2013 Audi RS5 [w/video]
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    Enjoying The Romance, Not Yet Convinced About A Commitment I imagine spending time with a sexy sports coupe is similar to a first date with a supermodel. Before she arrives, there's a buildup of excitement mixed with nervous anticipation. Even though the background work is done, there are many concerns and unanswered questions about how the two of you ...

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    Review: 2013 Audi S8
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    Italy To Monaco In Ingolstadt's Crushing Performance Saloon I had an engagement a while back with the Audi RS5 Cabriolet in Monaco, and getting me from my lair in northern Italy by plane connection is an utter waste of time since the first flight is always to either Paris, Zurich, or Rome, three cities not at all on the way to Monaco. So I phoned Audi ...

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    Review: 2013 Audi A5 2.0T Quattro
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    Preparing For A Fight Any car tasked with taking on the BMW 3 Series has a tough road ahead of it – both in the showroom and, literally, on the road. Such is the fate the Audi A5 has faced since hitting the scene in 2008, going up against one of the most cheered and revered coupes on the market. To take on BMW's two-door titan (as well as a growing ...

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    Review: 2013 Audi A8L 3.0T Quattro
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    Finding Replacement For Displacement There are few things sweeter than the modern naturally aspirated V8 engine. In the past decade, we've been blessed to experience fine examples of free-breathing eight-pot goodness from around the globe, perhaps the best of which being the growling 6.2-liter unit that Mercedes-Benz once used in just about all of its ...

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    Review: 2012 Audi TTS
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    Learning To Love The TT Middle Child Before we get started down this rabbit hole, I feel obligated to come clean. I love the Audi TT RS. I love the top-tier TT the way nose bleeds love blow. The high-strung five-cylinder has carved out a warm nook in my bitter black heart because, at the end of the day, the TT RS is physical manifestation of what I ...

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    Review: 2012 Audi A6 3.0T Quattro [w/video]
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    Because "Pretty Damn Good" Is So Last Year Earlier this year, executive editor Chris Paukert and I were chatting one morning about the 2011 Audi A6 he was driving – a car that would soon be replaced with the sharp new 2012 model you see here. Of course, we discussed how the car's styling was growing a bit long in the tooth, but aesthetics aside, ...

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    Review: 2011 Audi Q7 3.0T S line [w/video]
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    Entering Its Silver Years With A Supercharged Six Life for us mammals is comparatively finite. Lacking the luxury of a mid-cycle refresh, the average human in the United States can expect to live about 80 years before their clock stops ticking. That isn't too terrible in the grand scheme of things. After all, the typical mountain lion is lucky to get 20 ...

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    Review: 2011 Audi TT 2.0 Quattro Coupe
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    Least Costly TT Gives Entry-Level A Very Positive Meaning Audi invited us out to a California track a little more than a year ago for some hot laps in its new TT RS. Fresh out of development, the enthusiast-tuned variant of its ever-stylish coupe was fitted with a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder sending 340 horsepower to every corner through Audi's ...

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    Review: 2012 Audi A7
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    Stylish Five-Door Earns Respect Right Out Of The Box It's only just arrived, and the new 2012 Audi A7 reminds us of a trusted old friend. That's quite a compliment. The five-door is fresh on the scene, with gorgeously sleek sheetmetal hiding an advanced supercharged engine and all-wheel drive. Inside, there is a four-place cabin loaded with luxury and ...

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    Review: 2011 Audi A8
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    A Plus-Sized S4 With World-Beating Tech "Holy #&%*@^% $#^@!" I have to admit losing track of how many times my hapless copilot uttered this – and countless other unpublishable phrases – from the passenger seat during our drive. But if I'm being honest, it doesn't hold a candle to the endless string of explicatives running through my own ...

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    Review: 2010 Audi A5 is a personal luxury coupe for the modern age
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    With the introduction of the A5 for 2008, Audi launched itself into a vehicle segment it had never competed in – one which has waned significantly over the past two decades. Not so long ago, the personal luxury coupe was one of the top selling segments in the U.S., but for a wide variety of reasons, the overall sales picture left it behind. Now ...

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    Review: 2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet speaks too softly, but carries a big stick
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    Taking a great looking performance car and chopping off its roof is risky business – compromises are inevitable. That's especially true in this modern age of unibody structures. Removing a big chunk of a vehicle's architecture without adequately reinforcing what's left can yield a chassis incapable of managing the position of the wheels, let alone ...

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    Review: 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10 reminds us we're in the wrong tax bracket
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    Sigh. Another day, another 500+ horsepower supercar to babysit for a week. Such is my lot in life. Obviously I'm joking, to a degree. To be honest, I wasn't that particularly jazzed about the Audi R8 with the defanged Lambo LP560-4 V10 shoehorned behind the seats, especially as I had prior knowledge that the more proper six-speed manual R8 5.2 FS I was ...

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    Review: 2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback is a singular sport (with) utility
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    In the automotive world, price is increasingly a function of degrees. How's that? Dial in a faster windscreen angle, aggressively rake the rear glass and – voilà! – you've just padded your margins to the tune of a few thousand bucks. Take a plain-jane sedan, hire some stylists to turn it into a "four-door coupe" with a racy greenhouse, ...

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    Review: 2009 Audi A8L - requiem for a heavyweight
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    We come not to bury the A8L, but to praise it. Next week the newest generation of Audi's aluminum spaceframe panzer will greet the world in Miami, and we expect it to be a leap through a wormhole compared to today's car. After a week with the current model at the end of its six-year run, we walked away from a saloon that still has us smitten. What we ...

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