STaSIS Signature Series Audi S5 Challenge Edition: First Drive

The last time I blew past the limits of my driving ability in a big howling V8 and hooned into a turn way too fast, I was at Altamont Speedway and I spun out in a most dramatic fashion. Now I'm in a car worth 110 times as much, leadfooting it down the hill at Infineon, right at the Chute, and I'm totally into that… » 12/08/08 1:00pm 12/08/08 1:00pm

2009 Audi A5 Convertible Pictures Leak Out Ahead Of Official Unveil

The 2009 Audi A5 Convertible, the latest in a long line of four-seat Audi soft tops, appears to have gotten a bit of an early unveil thanks to a photo leak onto the net. The most notable feature is the canvas roof, bucking the hard-on-top trend made popular by Mercedes, BMW, Lexus IS250C and Infiniti G37 Convertible » 12/02/08 5:55pm 12/02/08 5:55pm

Audi RS4 and RS5 To Keep Fat V8 Power, Leave Superchargers For Lesser…

A report at Fourtitude says highly placed sources are stating the pending B8 Audi RS4 and the first edition of the Audi RS5 will be sporting a massaged version of the 4.2-liter V8 currently in the RS4 and R8. The mill would be getting a boost from 420 HP to 450-470 ponies, most resulting from opening up the… » 7/28/08 4:20pm 7/28/08 4:20pm

Audi Releases More Details of Iron Man Product Placement Extravaganza


Compared to iRobot, Iron Man takes it easy on the R8 in the trailer, showing only maybe two seconds of it as the trailer begins. We're not sure if this is going to be a hit or not, but the Audi R8 seems a bit pedestrian for someone who is supposed to be a freaky genius billionaire. On the other hand, an Audi S5 seems… » 12/20/07 3:00pm 12/20/07 3:00pm

Renderings Of The Audi A5 and S5 Sportback

We love how Audi just can't stop themselves with the new models. 18 new ones in the coming years is the official company line. Here's one: Looking like the unholy offspring of an A3, a Dodge Magnum and a Mercedes-Benz CLS, somehow this rendering S5 looks pretty good to our wagon loving eyes. Sure, the A4 Avant and A6… » 7/20/07 3:00pm 7/20/07 3:00pm

New York Auto Show: Audi S5 Midtown Tousled Hair Piano Bash

The Audi with Italian passion in red was unveiled to a well dressed New York crowd last night. The photographer for the new ad campaign explained why square digital pixels could not capture the true curvy detail of the S5, and why she used film instead. Famous chef David Bouley served up shot glasses half full of… » 4/04/07 9:46am 4/04/07 9:46am

Wizard Of Audi: Automaker Unintentionally Shows How Sausage Is…

Sometimes I feel like marketing a new car is kind of like making sausage. Sure, the end product looks like it could taste great, but you just know the process to get there is messy. And what about actually knowing what's in it — forget about it! But basically, it's the job of the marketing team at an automaker to… » 2/27/07 1:00pm 2/27/07 1:00pm

Now It's Official: Audi A5, S5 Revealed

The impact may have been lessened by last week's leak, but today the company let fly with official info on the Nuvolari-inspired A5 and S5. Maybe today's release was already on the schedule. Nonetheless, we now know the European A5 will get a range of engines from the 1.8-liter TFSI producing 170 hp to the 3.2 FSI… » 2/24/07 10:36pm 2/24/07 10:36pm