Category Archive: Audi

Sep 14

Audi Canada launches all new S6, S7, S8 models

AJAX, ON, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ – For the 2013 model year the Audi line-up will grow with a number of new additions to the portfolio. Few models will have more presence than the new S6, S7 and S8 which will make their Canadian debut today at the all new Audi Lauzon Terminal.

Audi S6

All three models will be beneficiaries of the new 4.0 TFSI V8, producing 420hp in the S6 and S7, while the S8 will have an output of 520hp. The engine of each of these 3 models will feature cylinder on demand technology, allowing it to reduce the number of utilized cylinders from eight to four. The transition from eight to four happens in less than four hundred thousandths of a second, and helps reduce CO2 emissions as well as improve fuel economy. The S6 and S7 come equipped with a seven speed S tronic transmission, while the S8 utilizes an eight speed tiptronic.

A sport-tuned Audi adaptive air suspension gives the S models exceptional sport-like handling. To add traction to the road, quattro permanent all-wheel drive delivers power to all wheels, and a rear sports differential helps to ensure no corner appears too daunting.

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Oct 08

Road Test: 2008 Audi A4 Cabriolet

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Iain Shankland/Audi

When I saw the Audi A4 Cabriolet I liked it a lot and I couldn’t wait to drive it. If you’ve read any of my other road tests, you’ll how much I love the Audi TT – both the Coupe and the Roadster. The A3 is a very nice car, but the 3.2 litre engine just isn’t my cup of tea.

Well I finally got my hands on the A4 Cabriolet – it’s now been replaced by the A5 Cabriolet and not a moment too soon!! To say I was deeply disappointed with the A4 would be an understatement.

How bad was it?  Imagine if you will this scenario… you see a pretty girl across the street – she’s pretty close to your dream girl (let’s call her.. oh I don’t know.. Jennifer Aniston). You get her phone number from a friend of hers, you give her a call and goodness me! She agrees to a date! You shave, shower and put on your best duds, ring the door bell and who answers the door? Ugly Betty!!!

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