First Drive: 2011 Audi TT Coupe

First Drive: 2011 Audi TT Coupe
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Much more torque, but fewer powertrain choices.

Audi’s TT has always been a great looking car with peppy engines and respectable driving characteristics, but we’ve never quite put it on the same page as the coupes and roadsters from BMW and Porsche. To improve the TT’s street cred, Audi brought the 265-hp TTS to market. We like the car’s power, but still balked at the price. A few weeks ago we stole a bit of time behind the wheel of a TT RS, which is all but approved for U.S. sales, and walked away very, very impressed.

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First Drive: 2011 Audi TT Coupe

First Drive: 2011 Audi TT Coupe
2011 Audi TT Coupe - Audi Luxury Sport Coupe Review - Automobile Magazine
Much more torque, but fewer powertrain choices.

Audi’s TT has always been a great looking car with peppy engines and respectable driving characteristics, but we’ve never quite put it on the same page as the coupes and roadsters from BMW and Porsche. To improve the TT’s street cred, Audi brought the 265-hp TTS to market. We like the car’s power, but still balked at the price. A few weeks ago we stole a bit of time behind the wheel of a TT RS, which is all but approved for U.S. sales, and walked away very, very impressed.

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2011 Audi Q7 First Impressions

Munich, Germany–Everyone said that it was late for the ball. These same “everyones” also said, after taking a closer look at the Q7, that it was probably going to be a hit. And so it has been written. The Q7 ended it up being a crucial player in Audi’s drive for 1 million worldwide sales. The landmark was obtained in 2008, they understandably fell just shy of the mark in 2009 and now, for 2010, they are well on their way to write another page in their long-standing history books.

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2010 Porsche Panamera S

2010 Porsche Panamera S
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Even this midlevel model is a dynamic masterpiece.

I sometimes pick up my buddy Jim at his house on Monday evenings and drive him to a core-training class we’ve been taking. One time recently, I picked him up in a Jeep Compass. As the owner of a first-generation Volkswagen R32 and an Audi A4 Avant, he was not impressed. So you can imagine his delight when I pulled to his curb in this topaz brown metallic Porsche Panamera. He leaped into the front passenger’s seat and said, “Now THIS is more like it!”

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2010 Porsche Panamera S

2010 Porsche Panamera S
2010 Porsche Panamera S - Porsche Luxury Sport Sedan - Automobile Magazine
Even this midlevel model is a dynamic masterpiece.

I sometimes pick up my buddy Jim at his house on Monday evenings and drive him to a core-training class we’ve been taking. One time recently, I picked him up in a Jeep Compass. As the owner of a first-generation Volkswagen R32 and an Audi A4 Avant, he was not impressed. So you can imagine his delight when I pulled to his curb in this topaz brown metallic Porsche Panamera. He leaped into the front passenger’s seat and said, “Now THIS is more like it!”inline_mediumwraptextright0029137789/reviews/editors_notebook/1005_2010_porsche_panamera_s1005_11+2010_porsche_panamera_s+rear_three_quarter_view.jpgtrue

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730 hp Audi RS6 by MTM

Similarities with other vehicles, for example with the legendary Audi V8 DTM edition of the years 90 and 91 can not be excluded – that seems to be the message of the MTM RS6 Clubsport, which the Audi specialist and refiner MTM from Wettstetten/Ingolstadt is bringing out now. With a Power/Weight ratio of 2.65 Kg/PS, the sport interpretation of the RS6 stands far ahead of the former winner series’ car which brought with its four-wheel drive tears in the eyes of the adversary.

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2011 Audi TT First Impressions

Munich, Germany–It’s been said that the Audi TT was a pivotal point in automotive design when it landed in 1998 and I would be hard-pressed to disagree. I reckon I remember when the first images of the TT Showcar Coupé were made public in 1995; I know I still have a copy of the Road & Track edition that featured the concept. Truly drool-worthy.

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2010 Audi Q5 3.2 – Four Seasons Update – April 2010

2010 Audi Q5 3.2 – Four Seasons Update – April 2010
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This has been an interesting month for our Q5.

Months in fleet: six
Miles to date: 16,257inline_mediumwraptextright0029061958/reviews/12_month_car_reviews/1005_2010_audi_q5_3_2_april_update1005_06+2010_audi_q5_3_2+front_three_quarter_view.jpgtrue

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