Top Line: Twenty-five years after first giving birth to the A4Audi is giving its fifth-generation compact sports sedan a mid-cycle refresh. Aside from an updated face, Ingolstadt's rival to the BMW 3 Series gets a new infotainment screen and—in Europe, at least—some pretty drastic changes under the hood. What's New: Forthe Audi A4's appearance has been heavily revised.
New headlights, taillights, and a shorter grille bring the A4 in line with the automaker's current, futuristic design language while box-style fenders are a nod to the iconic Quattros of yesteryear.
On the inside, the facelifted A4 gets a Under the hood, the A4 will be available in Europe with a choice of six different turbo engines ranging from a horsepower base four-cylinder to the hp V-6 in the S4 TDI more on that later.
At launch, three of those engines will be paired to a volt mild hybrid system for better fuel efficiency. As previous reports have confirmedlast year's A4 Ultra Sport is the last manual transmission Audi sold in the U.
Hold onto your hats, people, because the S4 is going diesel. Coupled with mild hybrid help, the S4 TDI gets from zero to 62 in 4. Audi hasn't announced whether the newly diesel-powered S4 would make it to America but we're not holding our breath.
In any case, the hot AWD sedan comes with an eight-speed auto and sport suspension. Options include even sportier "S Sport" suspension with damper control and a sport differential that supposedly helps curb un-sporty understeer.
How much sport can an Audi sport if an Audi could sport sport? Oh, and there's also a new Allroad that sits 1. Quotable: "The A4 represents the core of the brand—after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize model even tauter and sportier," reads Audi's press release.
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In America, you can count on the regular A4 and Allroad to make it over. By Chris Tsui May 15, Audi AG. Audi's midsize sports sedan hits all the high notes: speed, handling, luxury, comfort, and tech. BMW fights to revive its sport-sedan franchise. Spoiler alert: This 3 Series is actually fun to drive. The compact Mercedes-Benz C-Class is fancy, but it's just not roomy or utilitarian enough to justify its lofty price to hard-working moms and dads.Audi A6's eighth generation is prepared for the electric and autonomous driving revolution, but it's also the last of its kind.
All new-gen cars launched in are like the last dinosaurs: eight years later, most of the tech available today will be completely obsolete, in a manner that did not happen until a couple of years ago. And the all-new Audi A6 C8 is the perfect example of a car that makes the transition between internal combustion cars driven by a human to electric autonomous machines. We're almost there, but not quite yet.
Design-wise, there's nothing to write home about. The Audi A6 is more aggressive than the preceding generation, with HD Matrix LED headlights featuring five horizontal lines as DRLs, and taillights united with a single horizontal chrome line, with nine vertical segments for each unit.
Two big chrome tailpipes finish the rear signature, giving the car a massive look. You can choose one of the 14 colors, seven of which are new, and you have a choice of two sport and design exterior lines, and the S line exterior package. Based on the MLB platform, the new A6 is 4, millimeters The width increased by 12 mm 0. The standard progressive steering becomes more direct as the steering angle increases; the new A6 also comes with dynamic all-wheel steering - depending on the speed, the steering ratio varies between 9.
At low speeds, this reduces the car's turning circle by up to 1. At high speed, the wheels turn in the same direction, for optimal stability. The front axle is fitted with brakes with fixed aluminum calipers. Audi also provides a choice of four variants for the suspension setup: the conventional steel spring suspension, the sport suspension, the suspension with damper control, and the adaptive air suspension, also with controlled damping.
Learn More. Dismiss Notice. Cookies Snack. Hi, Think the standard turbo is on the way out as it sounds like I have the 5 0 following me when I am in the low gears so just trying to decide what to do for the best. Have looked at a few companys that supply them jbs look quite tempting I have to say. Just really after some advice from anyone who has experiance with a hybrid. Is there any thing else I need to take into consideration?
Im guessing the clutch would probably need replacing pretty soon after. Also what sort of gains do they give? At the moment the car is completly standard apart from suspention and a shark performance map. If anyone could give me any advice would be a great help. Cheers James. I've never understood folk modifying diesels but each to their own. Std internals must be good for ? Clutch, as with every Audi, would probably be your weak point as you said. Bagey, no offence but the wont go to without toasting the bv43 turbo due to high EGT.
Also you need to ditch the DPF and have a really good remap to get Bhp without surge! Remember that rolling roads can be made to show whatever they want them to show, it's all in the correction factor!
You need a lot of air and fuel to get to Bhp and i'm sure the internals need upgrading in order to achieve that! WhoIsHwad likes this. As said i'd speak to Mikey devonboymikey. He knows tdis inside out and running alot of horses. Ash BSep 4, I was in a similiar quandry when my turbo wen pop. Thought of going hybrid but didn't want to do all the additonal mods, e. FMIC, exhaust, clutch, injectors, remap.
You should speak with Shark Performace as they will insist the car needs to be brought in for a custom remap after the hybrid and other mods have been installed. I went for a re-conditioned oem turbo in the end. NajSep 4, Mikey, don't get me wrong mate but no way you will get the quoted output without internal mods! I'm getting it done in Germany!!!!!!! Actually UK rolling roads are all over the place. Take your pick from the various types they all operate differently. Personally I tend to respect the values more from a dyno dynamics dyno operated in shootout44 mode, but so much can be altered by the way it is operated.
You can run the same car twice without changing any settings and make it look as though the torqe has come in rpm earlier. Post the graphs together and it looks like you've had major mods done.Audi Sport, the high-performance division at Audi has unveiled the latest in the super-wagon stakes, the C8-generation RS6 Avant.
This marks the first to bear the nameplate with a mild-hybrid powertrain, as well as being the first to be offered in North America. Following previous form, the latest fast Audi debuts in a station wagon bodystyle. Traditionally the star attraction within the RS6, the C8-generation RS6 boasts of PS and Nm of torque, the latter produced from 2, rpm to 4, rpm from its 4.
Electrification comes courtesy of a belt starter-generator which provides up to 12 kW of electricity regeneration that is stored in a lithium-ion battery.
Drive is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic, and torque distribution is handled by a mechanical centre differential, starting with front-to-rear split.
A sport differential is also present on the rear axle to aid traction and handling, while torque control applies braking to individual inside wheels when cornering to curtail wheelspin. These can house an optional RS ceramic brake system with discs measuring mm in front and mm at the rear, with the standard steel brake system using discs measuring mm and mm front and rear, respectively.
Calipers on the optional ceramics can be specified in grey, red or blue, while those on the standard steel brakes are in black.we STARTED MAPPING MY HYBRID TURBO AUDI RS3 8P and this happened
The C8 RS6 Avant driver gets a choice of six driving modes from Audi drive select setup, comprising comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and two more user-configurable settings — RS1 and RS2. The drive select controls in the RS6 configure parameters for the engine and transmission management, power steering assistance, suspension, all-wheel steering, the quattro sport rear differential, engine sound and the automatic air conditioning, says Audi.
The RS2 mode adds pre-selected switching of the electronic stability control, which can offer more relaxed reins in Sport mode or be switched off completely. The Audi virtual cockpit gains RS graphics for the RS6 Avant, and can display tyre pressures, torque and power outputs, engine oil temperature, boost pressure, lap times, acceleration measurements and g-forces.
The RS monitor also provides an overview of drive component temperatures, while shift lights help prompt upshifts when peak engine speed is reached.
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A powered tailgate and luggage compartment cover come standard. Front row occupants get RS sport seats trimmed in Valcona leather with honeycomb patterns and RS embossing, with perforations giving passage to seat ventilation.
For further load-lugging ability, the C8 RS6 Avant can be optioned with a swivelling trailer hitch, and camera-based trailer assist for helping in reversing and maneouvring with a trailer. The exterior colour palette for the latest RS6 features 13 colours including two RS-specific choices; Nardo Grey and Sebring Black pearl effect, as well as five matte effect finishes and even more choice from the Audi exclusive customisation range.
Research Audi Cars at. Related Cars for Sale on. Beat still my heart. What a car. And an amazing matte colour too. You can either post as a guest or have an option to register. Among the advantages of registering is once a name has been registered, a guest cannot post using that name.
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Add a comment Cancel reply. Your Name required Your Email required. Most Read Stories.We are bringing the latest in turbo technology Audi 2. Xona Rotor has implemented a proprietary variable-preload angular contact ball bearing system to its XR product line. Thrust, or axial, loading occurs in a turbocharger when the pressures acting on the turbine and compressor wheels are unbalanced.
The thrust load is directed through the turbine shaft and applied to one row of balls in the bearing. To maintain contact of the unloaded row of balls to the races, preload is required. Insufficient preload can cause the unloaded row of balls to slide and skid on their respective races, generating fretting wear on the races that results in reduced life.
Excessive preload, on the other hand, accelerates wear and generates heat. The two most common methods to generate preload in a bearing are via mechanical means or by spring force. To maintain consistent preload, a mechanical preload system also relies on materials of equal coefficient of thermal expansion and uniform operating temperatures across the entire bearing system.
Accordingly, the extreme temperature excursions inherent to a turbocharger present a challenging operating environment for a mechanically-preloaded ball bearing system. The inner bearing race is typically press-fit to the turbine shaft and runs hotter than the outer race, which is thermally decoupled and more directly bathed in cooling oil. Even with a water-cooled bearing housing, the temperature gradient between the outer and inner bearing races can be hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit.
These temperature differentials will not allow optimum preload to be maintained for all operating conditions. Compared to a mechanical preload system, a spring-based system can maintain a more consistent preload across a wider range of temperatures, but provides lower system stiffness. These conventional approaches to applying preload can only be optimized for a single design point. In all other cases they are either employing insufficient or excessive preload.
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It harnesses the oil pressure delivered to the bearing housing to selectively apply preload to the rotating group as needed. It compensates for the variations in preload induced by thermal expansion and can vary preload as a function of rotational speed.
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