Top 10 Forbidden Fruits Growing In Your Backyard

Top 10 Forbidden Fruits Growing In Your Backyard
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Think we have it good in the US when it comes to automotive selection? Think again. There are quite a few cars available to our neighbors from the North and South, but not in our dealerships. What gives? Here’s the scoop: many of these cars might not pass our emissions or safety standards, while others… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America

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Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America
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We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the… Continue Reading...

Audi A1 Convertible to Get Fiat 500C Style Roof

Audi A1 Convertible to Get Fiat 500C Style Roof
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America might not be blessed with the current-generation Audi A1 anytime soon, but Europeans may be getting a convertible variant with a retractable roof. The A1 Convertible wouldn’t exactly be a full blown convertible, but a semi-convertible could be in the works sporting a retractable cloth top similar to what’s seen on the Fiat 500C…. Continue Reading...

2013 Audi A1 to Get Rolling Cloth Top

2013 Audi A1 to Get Rolling Cloth Top
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The Audi A1 will have a rolling cloth top in 2013, though further details are limited. According to a report by German Auto Motor Und Sport, the company decided to go with a rolling roof instead of a convertible to save cost. The setup will be similar to what we’ve already seen in the Fiat 500c,… Continue Reading...

Audi A1 Quattro is an S1 Without the Name

Audi A1 Quattro is an S1 Without the Name
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Audi has dropped a nice surprise, releasing details and photos of a limited edition A1 quattro set to go on sale beginning in the second half of 2012. Only 333 units of the hot hatch will be produced and of course, North America will never even get close to sniffing it. Essentially an S1 in… Continue Reading...

One-Off Audi A1 Samurai Blue Celebrates Japan’s Soccer Teams: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

One-Off Audi A1 Samurai Blue Celebrates Japan’s Soccer Teams: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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A unique Audi A1 got shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show today, garnering not only the attention of the media but also that of the locals. At first glance the Samurai Blue Audi A1 just looks like a car that can’t make up its mind as to what color it wants to be, but… Continue Reading...

Audi A1 Sportback Offers Five Doors Of Fun: Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Audi A1 Sportback Offers Five Doors Of Fun: Tokyo Motor Show Preview
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Even though this generation’s Audi A1 won’t be making it to North America, Audi has admitted that they’re considering launching the next-generation to us Americans. Nonetheless we have another variation to maybe look forward to, a five-door Sportback version of the Audi A1. Priced at a little under $23,000 based on today’s conversion rates, the… Continue Reading...

MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition Goes 201-MPH

MTM Audi A1 Nardo Edition Goes 201-MPH
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Out at the annual Nardo Highspeed Test, many machines like 9FF’s Porsche 911 GT3 or G-Power’s BMW M3 came to show off their top speed. German VW/Audi tuner MTM was also on hand, with a shockingly fast car. No, it wasn’t an RS5 or some other brutish monter, but the cute and trendy Audi A1…. Continue Reading...

Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works

Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works
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Rotaries may seem like a thing of the past these days, especially with Mazda preparing to retire the RX-8. But the Wankel-powered sports car won’t be the last Mazda to get the odd powerplant, thanks in part to a recent breakthrough. A recently big step forward for Mazda’s engineers is a newly developed laser ignition… Continue Reading...

Top Ten World Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Top Ten World Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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The World Car Awards were first instigated in 2003 to reflect a more global automotive landscape and complement existing national and regional Car of the Year award programs. Continue Reading...

ABT Sportsline Makes ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ YouTube Series

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We’ve seen some really clever stuff coming out of online video production these days, but Audi-tuner ABT Sportsline may have just taken the prize for innovative design and viral marketing. For those that remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, the concept is similar – just in an interactive and virtual environment. Essentially ABT Sportsline… Continue Reading...

Audi S1, VW Polo R, To Get All Wheel Drive

Audi S1, VW Polo R, To Get All Wheel Drive
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Volkswagen is apparently engineering their small car PQ25 platform to accept all-wheel-drive. The adaptation would allow for a new range of sporty hot hatches, among them the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo R. The all-wheel-drive modification would also allow for quasi SUV versions of the small hatch platform, such as a VW CrossPolo or even… Continue Reading...

Audi 1.4TFSI Teases Us With Hot Hatch Goodness [Paris 2010]

Audi 1.4TFSI Teases Us With Hot Hatch Goodness [Paris 2010]
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In the long line of hot hatchbacks we wont get comes another enticing product, the Audi A1 1.4TFSI. Based on the more accesible Volkswgaen Polo GTI, the A1 gets the same 1.4TFSI twincharged engine and DSG gearbox, in a much more upscale package. An S-Line bodykit and bigger wheels help set it apart from lesser… Continue Reading...

Audi Ditched S1 Moniker Due To Lack Of AWD

Audi Ditched S1 Moniker Due To Lack Of AWD
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The Audi A1 1.4TFSI has stolen our hearts and left us wanting more, specifically a hotter version under the S1 label. If you’re like us, we have some bittersweet news for you. Audi has announced that there will be no S1 for the time being, but that the A1 1.4TFSI was going to be the… Continue Reading...

Audi A1 1.4TFSI Revealed Ahead Of Paris Auto Show

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Audi A1 1.4TFSI Revealed Ahead Of Paris Auto Show
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Audi‘s long-rumored S1 hot hatch will not be coming to Paris. Instead, Audi has elected to take the guts of what likely would have been an S1, and package it in a more discrete wrapper, creating the Audi A1 1.4TFSI in its place. The A1 1.4TFSI still looks aggressive, with beefier wheels and stark white… Continue Reading...

Audi S1 To Debut At Paris Auto Show With 1.4L Twincharged Engine

Audi S1 To Debut At Paris Auto Show With 1.4L Twincharged Engine
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Audi‘s S1 hot hatch will make its debut at the Paris Auto Show, but forget about being able to buy it stateside. As we previously reported, the A1 range will not be coming here until 2014, when the car is due for a re-design. The S1 is expected to borrow heavily from its platform-mates the… Continue Reading...

Senner Tuning Beefs Up Audi A1, We Want One

Senner Tuning Beefs Up Audi A1, We Want One
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Oh Audi A1, where art thou? While we Americans sit around and wait for the second generation A1 to launch, the fortunate ones in Europe are already getting their hands quite dirty with the MINI competitor. Senner Tuning has been fast out of the gate with their version and we’re just fuming with jealousy that… Continue Reading...

Audi To Expand Sales Of A1, USA Must Wait For Second Generation

Audi To Expand Sales Of A1, USA Must Wait For Second Generation
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Audi‘s diminutive A1 compact hatchback is proving to be such a hot product that the company has decided to sell the car “at short notice” in markets such as Asia. While Audi wants to focus on European markets first, the car will eventually be sold in Asia, with Audi deciding on a strategy for the… Continue Reading...

Report: Audi Working On Q1 Crossover

Report: Audi Working On Q1 Crossover
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Audi is reportedly hard at work with their new Q1 crossover, to compete with the BMW X1. With a higher ground clearance, as well as a more muscular appearance and a possible 5-door layout. Quattro all-wheel drive will be standard, unlike the front-drive A1, while the engines offered will be the 1.4TFSI and a 2.0TDI…. Continue Reading...

World’s Most Expensive Audi A1 Sells For $525,000

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World’s Most Expensive Audi A1 Sells For $525,000
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BMW is well known for its long history with art cars, but Audi’s A1 art car seems to be mounting a serious challenge. Designed by Damien Hirst (famous for putting a dead shark in a tank of formaldehyde and selling it for millions), the A1 features a special “spin paint” treatment by Hirst. Although the… Continue Reading...
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