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2012 Audi TT RS review

The new 2012 Audi TT RS High performance sports car The 2012 TT RS is the pinnacle of the TT model line, and signifies the return of the RS nameplate to the U.S. The RS nameplate represents the highest performance category for Audi vehicles, and reflects the technical competencies gained through Audi motorsports successes. 2012 Audi TT RS photo The Audi TT RS is powered by the award-winning 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine that generates 360 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque between 1,650 and 5,400 rpm for power on demand. 2012 Audi TT RS photo All engine components have been designed to cope with extreme loads and the demands of a thoroughbred sports engine. Forged six-bearing crankshaft, weight optimized connection rods, sodium cooled exhaust valves and lightweight pistons with specifically adapted ring assembly are indicative of the elements engineered into the TT RS. 2012 Audi TT RS photo The combination of FSI® injection and a high-efficiency turbocharger result in optimum…

2013 Audi A4 review

The new 2013 Audi A4, A4 Avant & A4 allroad quattro luxury sedan The Audi A4 is a winner in the mid-size class. In fall 2011, the ten-millionth unit rolled off the assembly line since its predecessor model series, the Audi 80, was launched. The most recent appearance and technical updates have made the best-seller more attractive than ever. 2013 Audi A4 allroad quattro photo Body and interior
The Audi A4 is a spacious automobile. Its body, comprising mostly high-strength and ultra high-strength steels, is rigid, lightweight and safe. The trunk has a capacity of 480 liters (16.95 cu ft). Capacity with the rear seat backs folded down (a standard feature in the quattro versions) is 962 liters (33.97 cu ft). The optional xenon plus headlights with included LED daytime running lights can be combined with adaptive light, which illuminates the road differently depending on the situation at hand. 2013 Audi A4 photo The interior offers all of the classic strengths of the brand, with uncompro…

2013 Audi A5 review

The new 2013 Audi A5 luxury sedan Its appearance alone makes the Audi A5 an Audi masterpiece, with its flowing silhouette, the sharp lines and the muscular surfaces making a powerful statement. The product refresh a few months ago included new and distinctive accents for the elegant five-door. 2013 Audi A5 photo Design and interior
The new headlights resemble a wedge. The LED daytime running lights of the optional xenon plus headlights constitute a narrow brace; Audi offers its adaptive light system as an option. The tail lights have also been modified. The body impresses with high rigidity, outstanding crash safety, refined vibrational comfort and low weight. 2013 Audi A5 photo New materials and colors make the interior of the A5 more elegant than ever, and the controls have become even more intuitive. Optional sport seats or deluxe climate-controlled seats with active ventilation are available for the driver and front passenger, and there is a choice of three seats for the back. The l…

2013 Audi S6 4.0 TFSI review

The new 2013 Audi S6 4.0 TFSI high performance luxury sedan The all-new Audi S6 sedan brings exhilarating performance, intelligent efficiency technologies and exclusive “S” design cues in a vehicle that builds upon the already excellent package delivered by its cousin, the Audi A6, which was introduced in summer 2011. 2013 Audi S6 4.0 TFSI photo The S6 is equipped with the new twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI® engine that delivers 420 horsepower and an impressive 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,400 to 5,300 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and has an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. 2013 Audi S6 4.0 TFSI photo The 4.0 TFSI V8 engine brings Audi’s downsizing strategy of progressive performance to the mid-sized luxury sedan segment. Compared to the engine in the previous model, the free-breathing 5.2-liter V10, it offers even sportier performance while reducing fuel consumption by as much as 25 percent. 2013 Audi S6 4.0 TFSI photo A number of technologies contribute to this …

2013 GMC Acadia (Denali, SLT) review

The new 2013 GMC Acadia SUV GMC unveiled the new 2013 Acadia and Acadia Denali at the Chicago Auto Show, highlighting a new exterior and safety features including the industry’s first front center air bag. 2013 GMC Acadia SLT photo Acadia, which launched in 2007 as GMC’s first crossover and defined a segment that has since surged in popularity, had the best sales in its five-year history in 2011. The Denali model, added in mid-2010, broadened Acadia’s appeal to luxury customers with its combination of functionality and style. 2013 GMC Acadia SLT photo “With an award-winning combination of space, capability and fuel-efficiency, Acadia epitomizes GMC’s ‘never say never’ attitude,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “For 2013, our engineers and designers applied that same attitude to developing the new Acadia.” 2013 GMC Acadia Denali photo Acadia retains the interior functionality popular with families, including the SmartSlide seating system, which allows easy access…