Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro at the Need For Speed Game Console

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Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback just showed up couple of days ago and we were completely captivated with its look and what it had to do offer under its hood. Now, one of the best-seller game console Need For Speed World or NFS has released the first video which showing this amazing Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback being built before its big reveal at the Worthersee Tour 2011.

The Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback has unbelievable 503 horsepower which is only a one-off, but NFS and Audi partnered up to provide everyone interested to experience of what it would be like to drive on in the latest game that available to all players as a free-in-game rental car from June 1st until June 4th.

Audi A1 clubsport quattro - NFS Video Shot

In case you did not know, Need For Speed World is the Play4Free online PC racing game from EA in which players take part in races in a giant multiplayer world with so many cars of choice including the Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback.

Under that brand new hand-shaped hood, the Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback hides a 2.5-liter TFSI engine which is the same one found in the Audi TT-RS and Audi RS3 Sportback. But do not go thinking this has 300-something horsepower, as the five-cylinder was tuned to produce 20 kW (503 horsepower) and 660 Nm (496.79 lb-ft) of torque.

Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro - rear view

The turbocharger, the intercooler, admission tract and the exhaust line on the Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback have been systematically tuned for high performance, and just like on Audi’s DTM race cars, the tailpipe is located on the left flank, just in front of the rear wheel.

The body of the Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback is even more impressive, as it shows an exquisite finish and no fake pretentious about being tame or normal. The roof arch in high-gloss black supports a roof made of none other than carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), and the four rings at the front of the car are solid aluminum.

Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro  - side view

Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback other body parts such as front fenders, the doors, and the rear side panels of the car have been widened by a total of 60 mm (2.36-inches) which absolutely perfect to nudge over police car during the play of NFS. The Audi A1 ClubSport Quattro coupe hatchback is able to sprint 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds, and reaches 0 to 200 km/h (124.27 mph) in just 10.9 seconds.

Will the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet Ready by 2014?

Audi A9 Underwraps

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is one of Audi’s goals of becoming the world’s leading premium auto manufacturer by 2015. We all know that lately Audi’s model range is stretching down with the A1 and A2 superminis, so that is why Audi is proposing the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet.

Audi’s CEO – Rupert Stadler and head of the R&D – Michael Dick are focusing on a full-size two-door flagship of Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which seem likely to be based on the current Audi A8.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet could be the high-end of four-seater gets a bespoke exterior and an evolution of the pace-setting Audi A8 interior. Audi is planning the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet to be assembled in Neckarsulm alongside with the saloon model and the Audi R8. The Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet probably appear as early as 2014 in coupe form.

Structurally, the sleek Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is said to be eye-catching according to our sources that have been peeking the initial design sketches. A soft-top conversion is in the plan for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which should hit the market in 2015, approximately six-months before the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz CL cabriolet.

Since Audi keeps every details of the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet in a complete hush-hush, they do not leak the price tag for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet. We predict the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be positioned above the BMW 6-Series, but somewhere below the Mercedes-Benz CL – more or less £75,000.

Our research on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, leads us to these engine specification probabilities:

  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TFSI 211 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter TFSI 290 horsepower (remove the supercharger, in goes the single turbo)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 420 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 520 horsepower (S9 only)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TDI 250 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.2-liter V8 TDI 350 horsepower

Hmm… it seems we forget something… Ah, the Audi’s signature – Quattro  – which likely to be the standard feature on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission. Since everything is possible, the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will probably be available on an optional hybrid module.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet successfully made many speculations among the automotive enthusiasts, especially Audi’s fans – including us. We have to make our own prediction since Audi only stated that the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be based on the current Audi A8, so we have to put the “Coupe/Cabriolet”. Whatever the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet looks like, it is worth to be waited.

Ride with 2011 Audi Q5

2011 Audi Q5

2011 Audi Q5 is crossover which intended for the replacement of the minivan. The minivan sprang out of the station wagon revolt and the CUV is the result of minivan denial. As we all know, the formula is the same : start with a sedan, add a taller box, toss in some optional AWD to make buyers think they are getting something rugged and you get instant sales success.

The outside look on the 2011 Audi Q5 crossover has the same body as the majority of the Audi line-up. The whole some sheet metal is attractive, but completely devoid of the dramatic styling cues that grace the new BMW X3, GLK, SRX, and even the XC60.

In order to maintain the brisk sales, the base of the 2011 Audi Q5 crossover has received an engine down-size for 2011. It is likely that the 2011 Audi Q5 crossover is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI engine.

The engine on the 2011 Audi Q5 crossover is nothing new, what caught our attention is the lighter duty of eight-speed ZF cog-swapper which usually found under the hoods of certain Rolls Royce and BWM models. The 2 extra cogs are worth an 11% of improvements in fuel-economy usage over the previous six-speed.

The result of these displacement right-sizing and extra gears means the 2011 Audi Q5 crossover delivers 20 mpg for the city and 27 mpg for the highway and 22 mpg for the combination of both. On the paper, this is only a 15% increase, but during the real-world, it is 25% increase in mileage over a 2010 Audi Q5.

The only impediment to sporting progress in the 2011 Audi Q5 crossover seems to be the eight-speed transmission. The sheer number of gears seems to leave the transmission software confused about which gear is right for you.  And the result would be the acceleration could be a varied experience depending on your speed.

Audi Q5 Off-Road Capabilities

2011 Audi Q5 crossover costs $39,400 for the basic standard. The additional $3,000 give addition of navigation and parking sensor package and the $850 band and Olufson sound system.

The Best of Three Worlds of the 2010 Audi A5 Sportback

2010 Audi A5 Sportback

The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback is a fusion between the sport and hatchback version. It seems like Audi is trying to create a sporty hatchback vehicle. We all aware that hatchback vehicles are not that sporty, but more like family-oriented.

The curvaceous body of the 2010 Audi A5 is coupe and cabrio which the Sportback adds an extra set of doors, along with a tailgate to mix a bit of functionally with its form. So, the A5 Sportback is a mid-size five-door liftback vehicle.

Audi spoils the European market with six engine variants of 2012 Audi A5 Sportback which split fairly between gas and diesel units, and all engines equipped with direct injection. Like the Audi A4, the 2.0-liter TFSI engine comes in 180 and 211 horsepowers, along with a choice of Audi’s 3.2-liter V6.

On the compression ignition side of 2012 Audi A5 Sportback, a 2.0-liter inline-four, 2.7-liter V6 and 3.0-liter V6 units will be available, with the 170 horsepower 2.0-liter TDI rated 45.2mpg (for US market sales) on the UE combined cycle. The four cylinder engines all get automatic start-stop systems and the top gasoline- and diesel-powered V6s get the needed Quattro all wheel drive.

With the arrival of the 2010 Audi A5 Sportback in the sport hatchback segment, the competitions are getting tighter with participants such as the 2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo, 2010 Aucra ZDX, 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour and the Audi A7 Sportback.

With so many choices in the sport hatchback segment, be sure to choose your vehicle carefully that suits your need.