Audi A7 Sport Back

The Audi A7 is considered to be Audi’s most beautiful car next to the R8.

The Audi A7 Sport Back is a large, four-door coupe based on the A6 executive saloon.

It’s more expensive than the A6 and does away with smaller engines in favour of larger 3.0-litre units, so it’s more powerful and more expensive.mid-size luxury hatchback with more sumptuous styling to offer and competes with the likes of BMW 6-Series GranCoupe and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

But with four doors, and plenty of legroom and a large boot makes it very practical for a coupe

Models Available:

A7 Sportback 3.0TDI BiT quattro and A7 Sportback 3.0TDI quattro

Both versions are fast and powerful with even the entry-level will do 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.

The Audi A7 Sportback arrived as part of the four-door-coupe boom that saw cars such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS steal sales from more conventional saloon models with their sleek styling and greater practicality over three-door coupes.

With sleeker styling than the A6 executive on which it’s based, the A7 Sportback is a handsome car.

There are two 3.0-litre engines to choose from. All are very powerful and the firm’s quattro four-wheel drive system is standard.

Despite its sloping roofline, the Audi A7 Sportback is very practical and there’s a lot of room inside and the list of standard equipment is respectable.

Audi A6

The Audi A6 is Audi’s most established model in the executive car sector and is available as a four-door sedan and the A6 5-door Avant Estate.

The A6 is a five-seat sedan that’s available with 1.8T, 2.0T and 3.0 TDI engine options. The 2.0T has a turbo-charged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, while the 3.0T has a super-charged 3.0-litre V6 and the 3.0 TDI has a turbo-diesel 3.0-litre V6.

A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard on the base A6. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are available.

The performance-oriented S6 has a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive.

Sharp looks and the appeal of the Audi badge on the bonnet add to the A6’s desirability and there’s a generous level of equipment as standard.

Audi also sells an A6 Allroad, based on the Avant. This features rugged styling, a raised ride height, special body cladding and quattro four-wheel drive. The Audi A6 can be traced to 1968 to the original Audi 100 to be replaced in 1994 by the first A6.

The Audi’s A6 mid-sized luxury sedan competes against Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5-Series.

Models Available: A6 1.8T, A6 2.0T quattro, and A6 3.0TDI

Audi A5

The A5 is the stylish coupe, also available in the performance S5 and RS5 models and finally the A5 cabriolet.

The A5 comes with a turbo-charged four-cylinder engine, although the S5 comes with a supercharged V-6. For those wanting even more power, the V-8-powered RS5 fits the bill.

All models are distinctive, with the Audi A5 coupe and convertible sharing a common tailored look across the range.

The A5 is simply one of the best-looking cars of the past decade, and the years haven’t dulled any of its sensual appeal.

The A5 Strengths

·         Upmarket interiors in all models,

·         All models have precise handling and all weather capability of quattro all-wheel-drive.

·         Sleek headlamps

·         Audi‘s single-frame radiator grille.

The A5 epitomises Audi’s quest for high-quality cabin interiors, sleek dashboard, plenty of soft-touch materials and very user-friendly controls.

The A5 has Audi’s MMI infotainment system and Audi Connect (in-car internet connectivity) and industry-first Google Earth Integration.

The A5 is equipped with a turbo-charged and direct-injected 2.0-litre turbo, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, the engine returns 10.69/7.35 litres /100 kms city/highway travelling and is capable of doing zero-to-100 kmh in 6.4 seconds. An optional eight-speed automatic transmission shaves 0.2 seconds from the sprint but increases fuel consumption.

Audi’s Quattro All-wheel-drive System is standard across the board.

Key Competitors

Those considering the Audi A5 might also want to look at the BMW 4 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and the Cadillac ATS Coupe.

Audi A4

The A4 is perhaps Audi’s most important model and is the best seller in the range.

This compact executive sedan has seen major improvements with focus on technology and comfort,

Audi has listened to customer feedback and made the A4 softer and more comfortable and, as a result, easier to live with and with plenty of performance on offer.

The new cabin is beautifully crafted and a place than can transform the most arduous of journeys into enjoyable ones.

The Audi A4 competes with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Jaguar XE.

The Audi A4 comes in a 4 door sedan, All-road Quattro, the Avant Estate and sportier S model.

Audi A4 seats five and comes standard with a turbo-charged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive, a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic are available.

Available models: 1.8T 88kW S A4 – 1.8T S, 1.8T S auto, 1.8T SE, 1.4 1.8T SE auto, 2.0T quattro, 2.0T SE, 2.0TDI S, 2.0TDI SE, 2.0TDI SE auto, 2.0TDIe S, 3.0T quattro, 3.0TDI quattro, All-road Quattro 2.0T, All-road Quattro 2.0TDI

Audi A3

A luxurious compact available as a 3-door, 5-door Sportback and Cabriolet. It’s one of

It’s one of very few Audis to share a chassis with VW.

Available Models:

A 3 – 3 door Hatch: 1.2T S, 1.4T S, 1.4T S auto, 1.6TDI S, 1.8T quattro, 1.8T SE, 1.8T SE auto.


The Audi A3 majors on comfort and ease of driving, with plenty of hi-tech options and a really high quality interior among its selling points. The looks may be a little conservative for some, especially when compared with its closest rivals, the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class.

As well as the standard A3, which is a three-door hatchback, there’s also the five-door Audi A3 Sportback, Audi A3 saloon, Audi A3 cabriolet and performance RS3 versions, too.

The sedan aims to deliver buyers a more compact alternative to the A4 while retaining a traditional four-door body style. Buyers looking to trim their fuel budget can order the A3 Sedan with a diesel-burning turbo four while those after a sportier driving experience will likely opt for the range-topping S3.

The A3 Sedan looks like a shrunken A4 when viewed from the outside. It wears an aggressive look defined by sharp headlights, lightly sculpted flanks, pronounced wheel arches, a discreet spoiler integrated into the rear hatch and triangular tail lamps.

The Audi A3 sedan can carry five adults and up to 15 cubic feet of cargo.

All A3 Sedans regardless of trim level and engine come standard with driver and front passenger airbags, knee airbags as well as front and rear side and head curtain airbags.

The list of electronic driving aids includes Multi-Collision Brake (MCB), traction control (ASR), electronic stability control (ESC) and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD).

Key Competitors

The A3 Sedan’s arch rival in terms of price, performance and image is the Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

Audi A1

Audi has sold 500,000 A1’s since its launch in 2010.

These small compacts exhibit exceptional handling and their rigid car body and short wheelbase makes them agile and maneuverable.

Equipped with six engines in the range of petrol and diesel engines and for the first time, Audi is offering two completely new three-cylinder engines, the 1.0 TFSI and the 1.4 TDI – they are efficient without neglecting driving fun.

The seven-speed S tronic is available for all engines.

The range features a new electro-mechanical power steering system which reduces power assist as speed increases. Its operation can also be modified by the new Audi drive select system.

The program of optional features has been restructured. Customers can configure their Audi A1 to be even more customized by choosing one of the new lines: design or sport. Other lines and packages are offered as well.

Brand new is the active kit, which highlights the urban character of the Audi A1 distinctively.

The Audi A1 is available as a three-door hatchback and a more practical five-door.

The German maker adopted turbo-charging solutions instead of larger engine displacement in order to achieve impressive fuel economy.

The Audi A1 boasts elegant and innovative styling with a premium quality interior.

The Audi A1 was designed to be very lightweight and agile with an optimised weight distribution.

Audi RS4 Avant

The new Audi RS4 Avant is super performance estate in the Audi range, and is fitted with a 4.2-litre V8 engine, Audi’s famous Quattro 4-Wheel-system as well as a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox.

The RS4 Avant is considered as the ‘flagship model’ of the Audi range

The 4.2-litre V8 produces 443bhp and is the fastest as well as being the most powerful Audi RS4 available and is capable sprinting form 0-100 kmh in 4.7 seconds achieving a top speed of 280 kmh.

The Avant’s ‘launch control’ system provides superior traction and a quicker getaway.

Under the skin, the RS4 Avant shares much of its components with the RS5.

The 4.2-litre V8 engine proves that Audi can most definitely duel with BMW’s M division when it comes to high-revving engines, an objective rendered futile by M’s embracing of turbo-charged engines.

Throttle response is extremely quick even at low rpm, and the power develops in an absolutely linear manner and the sound of the engine is intoxicating, silky, and there’s a brief and vicious bark on downshifts.

Incorporated into the RS4 design are ‘flared arches’ and with strategically placed air intakes, with a twin-oval exhaust pipe and roof spoiler for the rear. The sporty design continues internally with padded/supportive sports seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.

The RS4 Avant’s only direct rival is the new generation BMW M3 sedan and the RS4’s 4.2 litre engine is mated to either a standard six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission and is capable of sprinting to 0-100 kmh just 3.9 seconds with the seven-speed transmission or 4.1 seconds with the manual version.

Driving the RS4 Avant is most impressive and its ride quality is impressionable even on the hardest setting.

It’s is low but comfortable with room for five at a pinch and a large load space down the back.

The auto tailgate is as handy as the featured radar cruise control and convenience key that unlocks the car at a touch of the door handle. You can start the car using the dash button while keeping the key in your pocket.

Inside, the Audi RS4 Avant is nicely equipped, with a flat-bottom steering wheel and one of the industry’s better navigation and telematics systems.

The exterior treatment clearly conveys that the RS4 is the most powerful and assertive A4 variant—the RS adds huge air intakes up front, plus widened fenders.

Audi A4

The Audi A4 is fitted with a 2.0 litre turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine and is front-wheel driven with Audi’s Quattro-All-Wheel-Drive system, and is available in a six-speed manual transmission as well as an eight-speed automatic.

Audi’s mid-size A4 is available as a luxury sedan, a wagon (the Allroad) and the much sportier S4. The current A4 has been on the market since 2009 but a 2016-revamp helps it compete even better with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS, BMW 3-Series and the Infiniti Q50.

The Audi A4 family of vehicles is more than just the A4 sedan; it also includes the hotter S4 edition; the Allroad wagon, which is spun off from the formerly available A4 Avant wagon; and the A5, S5, and RS 5 coupes and convertibles, which share some running gear. It also counts the Q5 compact crossover as a distant relative.

Comments from International Motoring Websites

1.    “The Audi A4 is a small sedan tasked with being all things to all people. For those seeking luxury, it has a plush interior and a comfortable ride; for tech-focused customers, it offers the latest connectivity and safety technologies; and for enthusiasts, it boasts well-tuned steering and tight handling, though the truly performance-minded will want to check out the more powerful S4 model.” – Left Lane News

2.    “Whether you’re looking for a modestly priced luxury sedan or a not-so-modestly priced performance machine, the 2016 Audi A4 and S4 sedans offer a wide range of models and pricing. Audi’s interior designs will take your breath away, as will the dizzying array of high-tech options.” – Kelley Blue Book

3.    “There are plenty of choices for small luxury sedans, but the 2015 Audi A4’s sophisticated blend of attributes makes it hard to beat.” – Edmunds (2015)

4.    “The seats are comfortable, the performance is exhilarating and all of the technology really does come into play and make you feel like you could drive on and on.” – Road and Track (2013)

Audi’s A3

The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the drop-top version of the A3 saloon with its main rivals being the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the VW Golf Cabriolet.

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet is a four-seater with excellent space for those in the front, but the rear seats offer limited space for passengers.

The interior fitments and interior finish are impeccable and more luxurious than those in a VW Golf Cabriolet. The Audi A3 Cabriolet is fitted with fabric roof and has larger boot space. The folding fabric roof can be lowered in just 18 seconds at speeds of up to 50 kmh.

Another benefit of the Audi A3 is the great range of engines it brings. One has a choice of a very frugal 1.6-litre diesel to an impressively fast 2.0-litre petrol in the S3 Cabriolet.

Being a premium convertible, the Audi gets plenty of equipment as standard. Entry-level cars come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, DAB digital radio for the eight-speaker stereo and air-conditioning. All A3 Cabriolets come with a 5.8-inch display screen, alloy wheels, and Bluetooth phone connectivity

The Audi A3 Cabriolet is a competent performer and has great interior features.

The Audi A3 is rated highly by owners and safety in the cabriolet has been bolstered to make up for the lack of a metal roof

What some international motoring websites say:

1.         Auto Express

“The Audi A3 Cabriolet is bigger than ever and better to drive, but it’s expensive.“

2.         Evo

“The Audi A3 Cabriolet. It’s the second iteration of the littlest drop-top Audi, and compared to its slightly humpbacked predecessor, it’s a more elegant-looking proposition”

Audi Q7

Audi`s all-new 2016 Q7 reveal a handsome albeit somewhat familiar look for the new Q7, but while the exterior may not have changed much engineers have totally revamped things underneath the sheet metal.

Volkswagen Group`s new MLB Evo platform, is an evolution of Audi`s existing MLB structure but is lighter thanks to multi-material construction. Ultra-high-strength parts made of hot-shaped steel form the backbone of the occupant cell. Aluminium castings, extruded sections and panels are used in the front and rear ends as well as the superstructure. Other parts made entirely of aluminium are the doors, the front fenders, the hood and the rear hatch

How much lighter is it? A substantial 325kgs lighter in 3.0-litre TDI trim, for instance. The 2016 Q7 TDI measures in at 2000 kg, making it one of the lightest options among seven-seat SUVs in the premium segment. At the same time, it is one of the most spacious in its segment despite its exterior dimensions shrinking.

Further efficiency improvements come from the powertrain department with the entry-level option being a 2.0-litre TFSI  joined by two V-6s, a 3.0-litreTDI plus a 3.0-litre All 2016 Q7s will come with an eight-speed S tronic automatic transmission.

Further down the track Audi will add a second 3.0-litre TDI option.

A quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system remains standard across the 2016 Q7 range, but one major new feature is all-wheel steering. At low speeds the rear wheels steer opposite the front wheels, making the vehicle more manoeuvrable for parking, and at higher speeds the rear wheels follow the movement of the front wheels to aid stability. This works in conjunction with an electrically-aided steering system.

While the Q7 has taken a big step forward, things are about to get very crowded at the top of the SUV segment, with the upcoming entries from Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and even Mercedes-Maybach. To stay in that highly profitable game—and to retain the owners of the previous V-8 and V-12 TDI versions—Audi will launch a V-8 TDI, a V-8 turbo petrol engine, and possibly even a W-12 turbo gasoline engine.