2017 Audi SQ7 TDI Diesel Review

Jan 19th
Not long ago, platform sharing was practically synonymous with old-fashioned badge engineering, that dark period when the only engineering effort automakers put into distinguishing their identikit models went to the formulation of the adhesive required to hold on their brand insignia. These days, platforms are all about shades of gray. Automakers encourage us to think in terms of the sort…
2016 Audi A7

Jan 16th
As you’d expect at its price point and available specifications, the Audi A7 delivers generous helpings of comfort and performance, making it automotive self-indulgence of a pretty high order.But that’s not what sets it apart; there are many cars in this class that, in varying degrees, provide exactly the same. What makes the A7 special is that it’s one of…
2017 Audi A4 Allroad

Jan 14th
Either the American public doesn't get it, or we don't: The station wagon, beloved by motor journalists and buyers in Europe—where 9 of the 10 bestselling cars in 2014 offered station wagon versions that sold in large numbers—accounts for about 1 percent of the U.S. sales mix. This is, at least partially, a consequence of our bifurcated CAFE fuel-economy standards…
2018 Audi Q5

Jan 11th
The last time we visited the Baja Peninsula to drive an Audi—see “Escape from Baja” from C/D’s July 1983 issue—we were drenched by a tsunami triggered by a major earthquake in Japan. This time, it’s hot, peaceful, and relaxing. We’re on our best behavior at the Cabo San Lucas resort destination for two reasons: Audi has begun building Q5s in…
2017 Audi A4

Jan 10th
When the latest Audi Q7 broke cover last winter, the SUV’s styling proved to be a very hot topic for discussion, and that’s happened again with another new Audi. This time, it’s the A4’s turn, as the all-new 2017 iteration that debuted last month has plenty of folks wondering why it looks so similar to the outgoing car.Indeed, it must…
2018 Audi A5 Coupe

Jan 7th
The if-it-ain’t-broke approach to fixing things apparently translates well into German because you have to squint your eyes to see how Audi has altered the A5 with this new-for-2018 redesign. Wheelbase and overall length are a touch longer, while height is the same and width is down by a mere 0.3 inch. The grille, headlamps, and taillamps all have broader…
2016 Audi A6

Jan 3rd
The Audi A6 was facelifted for 2016, but it’s barely any different from the A6 of 2015 and the years prior. That, however, is a very good thing, since we’ve long ranked it at or near the top of its segment. Audi’s mid-sizer started winning comparison tests in 2009. Since then, A6s have been victorious three more times. We’ve been…
2018 Audi S4

Jan 2nd
Audi’s rivals in Stuttgart and Munich have recently figured out that the yawning gap between their ultra-high-performance models and their regular lineups is perfectly suited for a range of in-between versions. And so Mercedes launched its AMG 43 models, while BMW created a range of M Performance vehicles. For its part, Audi has been making such models for 25 years…
2016 Audi A6

Dec 28th
The Audi A6 is currently our favorite mid-size luxury sedan. It’s really good. That’s particularly true of the brilliantly balanced 3.0T and the sportified S6 variant. But what about the price-leading A6 2.0T model? It’s the A6 that gives Audi dealers a banner-ad model to lure customers into dealerships with an attractive, sub-$50K price or an attractive monthly lease. Is…
2018 Audi TT RS Roadster Review

Dec 23rd
When, as seems inevitable, somebody creates a computer algorithm capable of writing a convincing online review of a car, we suspect its first use will be to craft a story about a performance Audi. Because any digital analysis of past reviews will confirm that they do tend to follow a very predictable script.We haven’t reached such a level of automation…
2017 Audi R8 Spyder

Dec 12th
Audi’s racy R8 seems like a fixture among supercars, but it’s easy to forget that the R8 is a relative newcomer. Indeed, the second-generation car only recently launched in coupe form, and the initial coupe version is now joined by a Spyder convertible. As with the fixed-roof model, the Spyder is closely related to the Lamborghini Huracán, but the Audi…
2016 Audi TT Roadster

Dec 5th
You would never confuse the Porsche Boxster with an elephant; it neither looks nor acts nor smells like one. Yet whenever considering the merits of the Audi TT roadster, the baby Porsche plays pachyderm, a gray presence lurking in the room. The Boxster feels faster, is more agile, and—many would say—is better-looking than its four-ringed cousin. And while the Porsche…