Audi is celebrating 25 years of its RS models and has announced exclusive package for its performance models. Audi has released an exclusive equipment package for the Audi TT RS Coupe, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupe, RS 5 Sportback, RS 6 Avant and the RS 7 Sportback models. It was the RS 2 Avant that kicked off things for Audi in the hot performance segment back in 1994 and every RS model gets some elements both on the outside and inside which are inspired from the RS 2 Avant. Also Read: 2019 LA Auto Show: Audi e-tron Sportback Debuts The anniversary package includes a matt aluminum look with gloss black for the exterior. The anniversary package includes a matt aluminum look with gloss black for the exterior of all models, a front blade for models like the RS 4, RS 5, RS 6, and RS 7*, as well as the inlays in the side sills. The horizontal web of the rear diffuser also features a matt aluminum look. Moreover, the four rings, RS logos and wing mirrors along with the rear wing of the … [Read more...] about Audi Introduces 25 Years Anniversary Package For RS Models In Europe
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Holding out for electrification? Say what you want about BMW's new F40 1 Series, but there's no denying that the model has always been a big hit for the German brand. Responsible for massive sales and platform for some of the most interesting hot hatches from the brand (Yes, we're talking about you, M135i and 1M), the latest generation takes a huge detour, much to the dismay for many diehard BMW fans. Sure, the new architecture and front-wheel drive layout may be a bummer for some, but the added practicality and interior space is welcome for most people, especially since majority of 1 Series buyers can't tell or won't care about the difference between which wheels the power is being sent to. It also seems that there's a rumor going around that BMW is going to keep the F40 1 Series the way it is until the end of its production. How long? Just five years. Gallery: 2020 BMW 1 Series full gallery 133 Photos This isn't exactly the first time that BMW has … [Read more...] about BMW 1 Series F40 To Have 5-Year Life Cycle With No Facelift?
French shareholders in the planned merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler are seeking reassurances that they will retain a numerical advantage on a combined board if CEO Carlos Tavares leaves, two sources close to PSA said. The two companies are finalising talks after announcing a plan for a $50 billion merger of equals in October that would create the world's fourth-largest automaker. Under the terms of the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), PSA and Fiat Chrysler would each have five seats on the board of the merged entity. An eleventh seat would go to Tavares, who is chief executive of PSA and is set to take on the same role in the new group.French shareholders view the seat held by Tavares as giving them the de-facto role of senior partners and want to know this advantage would be preserved in the event of him leaving, the sources told Reuters on Friday. There is no evidence that the issue has surfaced in talks as an obstacle to the deal and a source close to FCA said the draft … [Read more...] about French Want PSA-Fiat Board Guarantee In $50 Billion Merger
Previewing the Rapid replacement, the concept also foreshadows a VW Golf GTI competitor. [UPDATE, October 2] Live images from the 2018 Paris Motor Show have been added at the beginning of the gallery, below. Coinciding with the unveiling of the Kodiaq RS, the new Skoda Vision RS concept is a sharp five-door hatchback serving a taste of things to come in the compact car segment. Essentially, this is an early look at the Rapid successor, with the future model set to evolve into a proper, more refined compact hatch to compete with the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus. With this concept previewing a potential RS version, it has been designed to give us an idea of what to expect in terms of a GTI and ST rival.Looking a million times more exciting than the Rapid / Rapid Spaceback on sale today, the Vision RS embraces a much more stylish design language that hopefully will rub off onto the production models. The vehicle is 4356 millimeters long, 1431 mm tall, 1810 mm … [Read more...] about Skoda Vision RS Hybrid Hot Hatch Powers Into Paris
Only the long-wheelbase model will be available in America. Audi unveiled its current A8 to the world roughly two years ago. When we saw S8 prototypes completely uncovered at the Nürburgring last year we assumed a reveal was nigh, but it actually took Audi another year to unwrap up its large ‘Bahn burner. That time has finally arrived, as we greet the new 2020 Audi S8 in all its 563-horsepower (420-kilowatt) glory. Update: ⠀ See The New Audi S8 Do 0 To 62 MPH In Only 3.57 Seconds 2019 Audi S8 First Drive: Trans-European Express That figure will undoubtedly be the takeaway for just about everyone interested in Audi’s big performance sedan. The S8 trades the six-cylinder from the standard A8 for a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, and it is rather gutsy. In addition to prolific horsepower, the mill generates 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque, something a car weighing nearly 2.5 tons sorely needs. It also incorporates Mild Hybrid … [Read more...] about 2020 Audi S8 Arrives With Subtle Style, 563 HP Twin-Turbo V8