or the first time in a long time, a manually-shifted car graced our garage … a sweet Audi S5 quattro with a 6-speed manual transmission. As tested, the sticker approached $59k while the competition from BMW and Mercedes are priced within range.
Making its North American debut at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show, Audi uses the Prologue Concept car to express their new direction for sportiness, lightweight design, and full-time quattro all-wheel drive. The two-door coupe has a flowing, elegant shape in a sporty and taut design.
In the past, driving a small car meant driving something bland, uncomfortable, and boring. Think Subaru Legacy or Nissan Versa. There will always be a few bottom-dwellers, but today there are lots of excellent choices that won’t put you to sleep at the wheel.
Likes: Screaming 4.2L V8 loves to rev to its 8,000+ rpm redline Handling limits are so high you’ll be itching to hit the track Superb 7-speed S-tronic transmission makes you forget that there is no clutch pedal Typical Audi interior is comfortable and hard to fault Dislikes: The smallish V8 lacks low-end grunt, especially compared […]
An all-new model for 2015, the A3 is built on a high-tensile steel chassis and is offered in 7 variants and 4 body styles. The A3 Sedan is the first body style to be released in Q1 2014 and is Audi’s first sedan designed specifically for the U.S. market. The complete A3 family will be […]