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Acura TSX Wagon Considered; Benz C-Class Wagon Off The Table
Acura TSX Wagon Considered; Benz C-Class Wagon Off The Table

Generational biases are nearly impossible to overcome when it comes to cars and image, and what types of cars are hot or not. At least until recently, much of the Baby Boomer generation, which has held most of the new-car buying power, has been decidedly anti-wagon. My generation, the young side of...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V10
Audi Prices 2010 R8 V10

  The 2010 Audi R8 gets a new V-10 option this year--and when the Lamborghini-derived engine is on board, the R8's pricetag swells to $147,200. The new edition of the stunning two-seater switches from its standard V-8 engine for the priciest version. With the V-10, the new sportscar accelerates...Read More»

2007 Audi A1 Metrosport Concept
Audi A1 To Launch At Frankfurt

It's a busy news day in Germany: first comes word that the Porsche/VW feud is coming to an end, and now we hear that Volkswagen subsidiary, Audi, will debut a production model of its anticipated A1 minicar at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Full production of the A1 is expected to begin in October...Read More»

Audi Design grand piano, produced in partnership with Bösendorfer
The Next New Audi Model Is A...Grand Piano ?!?!?

Audi is celebrating its 100th birthday as a brand these days, with ceremonies that included the unveiling of a 32-foot-long, 10-ton model of the Audi TT sports car. So there was much anticipation around a gala event held last night at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt, at which the company promised to...Read More»

Audi TT sculpture, marking the company's 100th anniversary
Audi Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Ten-Ton Audi TT

Remember that giant Hot Wheels sculpture that Audi commissioned to commemorate its 100 years in business? Well, today the company added another oversized artwork to its anniversary collection when a 33-foot-long, 10-ton steel frame sculpture of an Audi TT pulled into one of the world's largest...Read More»

2011 Audi A3 Spy Shots
Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A3

The 2011 Audi A3 is on track for a world debut late next year, and the first test mules have been spotted by spy photographers over at MotorAuthority. The new hatchback's development was pushed back so that Audi engineers could work on new models like a proposed A1 city car and a new Q3 crossover...Read More»

Audi A7 official preview sketch
Audi A7 Four-Door Coupe Coming In Late 2010

Four-door coupes are still a relatively new segment, especially in the mainstream large luxury arena, which the Mercedes-Benz CLS essentially has to itself for now. But Audi has a rival in the works, a sleek yet spacious four-door cruiser called the A7, and it's due in late 2010. Recent heavy...Read More»

Audi R8 Spyder spotted on the Ring
Audi R8 Spyder: Now With Rip-Roaring V10

Audi fans, apparently this is your week: yesterday came a teaser shot of the new Audi A5 Sportback, and today we've learned that the Audi R8 Spyder is going to roll out with the company's certifiably bigass 5.2-liter V10. Consider buying a lottery ticket. News of the Spyder has been circulating for...Read More»

2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Teased: The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback

Audi fans: we have good news and bad news. The good news? Audi has released a sketch and a teaser image for the upcoming 2010 Audi A5 Sportback, and although we can only see a sliver of the vehicle in the photo, we're definitely intrigued. In sketch form, the "five-door coupe" appears boxy but...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster
Report: Porsche Considering New Entry-Level Boxster With Audi TTS engine

 You know it's a recession when even the wealthy are hurting, and the state of Porsche is as good a measure of that metric as any. With sales stumbling and debts mounting, the time could be ripe for more volume-sales oriented models at the brand, including a new Boxster. Porsche revealed in March...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Driven: 2009 Audi Q5

Why's the 2009 Audi Q5 the highest-rated compact luxury SUV here at TheCarConnection.com--and even so, why does it get different scores from its 2009 Audi A4 stablemate, when the two share a drivetrain combination, all-wheel drive and lots of other under-the-skin pieces? Answers to those questions...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Compared: Audi Q5 Vs. BMW X3 Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK

For your shopping pleasure, three German SUVs--each one spun from the parts bin at their respective automakers to satisfy an emerging demand. What do buyers like you want? Sport-utility convenience, without the sheer bulk of the full-size utes falling out of favor with every rise in gas prices. A...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2011 Audi Q5 Adding Hybrid; 2010 Q7 Gets Facelift

It's been in showrooms for a few months in V-6 form, and the 2009 Audi Q5 is already being prepped for a green makeover. For now, the powertrain in the Q5 will continue to be the 270-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 installed in every U.S.-bound vehicle. In 2011, Audi plans to fit a hybrid gas-electric...Read More»

2009 Audi Q7
Driven: 2009 Audi Q7 TDI

Last week the editorial team at High Gear Media convened in the Bay Area for some fun, some food, and some SEO training. Thanks to the 2009 Audi Q7 TDI, we traveled as a pack and only once (okay, twice) almost left one team member stuck in the third-row seat as we broke for Starbucks and a break...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q5: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says the 2009 Audi Q5 is among the safest vehicles on the road. The IIHS--an insurance industry-funded testing body that crash-tests new vehicles--says the 2009 Q5 earns "good" ratings in all three of its tests. The agency uses front-end...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
Pricing: 2010 Volvo XC60 Just Announced

I liked the 2010 Volvo XC60 from the moment I laid eyes on it earlier this year. The XC60 is the Swedish car company's first foray into the compact crossover segment—the same niche that includes a number of new entries this year; the 2010 Lexus RX350, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne spy shot
Spy Shots: 2011 Porsche Cayenne

While most automakers are recrafting their utility vehicle product plans, in the face of new fuel economy standards, Porsche's preparing to soldier on with its Cayenne SUV for at least a few more years. The 2009 Porsche Cayenne is one of the more highly-rated sport-utes here at...Read More»

Audi A4 fueled by biogas
Link Love From The Car Connection: Audi Outraces Bugatti, Cash-For-Clunkers Rears Its Head, And A Look Back At The Top 50 Car Ads

♦  GM goes bankrupt, Susan Boyle loses a talent show, and a biogas-huffing Audi A4 (to your left) outraces a Bugatti? The 21st century is a strange and scary place. [Wired] ♦  Even the New York Times has gotten a little weepy over General Motors' fate. Check out their slideshow of...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz F700 Concept
Engines Will Shrink For Fuel Efficiency, But You'll Pay More For Less

It's long been tradition that big cars have big engines. But fuel-economy standards (in the US) and carbon emissions limits (in Europe) mean that even the big cars of tomorrow will have to use far less gasoline than they do today. One way they'll get there is by radically downsizing the engines...Read More»

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