AUDI AG is a German based company with its production units in five major countries: China, Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Germany itself. It is a manufacturer of exquisite cars which are attractive, sophisticated and technically perfect in every aspect.
In fact it is one of the few leading car manufacturing companies that constantly strive to lead the way through constant innovation and setting new standards that define Vorsprung durch Technik. Starting from 1899, the company has always produced some of the best car models that gained world-wide acceptance. After traveling a long journey from its inception the company is once again set to create new milestones with new car models. Here are some of the leading and few upcoming Audi car models of 2009 that are featured with advanced technology, styling and performance-
Audi S4 – Featured with superior interior and unique exterior, this sporty car assures to provide world-class performance. This car is not for the average consumer. With the quattro four-wheel drive and V8 engine, this car has power output of 253kW. Besides this, the model also features a Manual transmission and All Wheel Drive strain on the base. Moreover, the drive select function provides the facility to adjust throttle response, shift points and steering determined by setting modes – comfort, auto or dynamic using dash-mounted buttons. Among other features of the new S4, also offer better fuel efficiency.
Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI – Attractively styled wagon built on the A4 platform and boasting some off road capability, the new Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI is a crossover that is acceptably competent for the daily grind. The New Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI combines the energy of a sports sedan with highly variable interior and offer comfort seating arrangements. There is plenty of room for four adults and still room for 540 liters of luggage, which is virtually trebled with the rear seats down.
A perfect paradigm of superior technology package it contains strong and efficient engines, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and agile running gear for both on and off-road driving. It has four-cylinder and feature single-zone climate control, aluminum decorative trim, manually-adjustable front seats and ‘Leatherette’ seat trim. Apart from this, standard 17-inch alloy wheels in a seven-spoke design are fitted to the two base-grade variants and are shod with 235/65 tyres.
Audi A4 2.0 TFSI – There are some cars that are known for all their ‘mod cons’. Such is the case with Audi’s A4 2.0 TFSI. It has a sporty look and its engine features the newest version of the patented Audi Valvelift Technology (AVS) and offers up 265 horsepower. As fare as comfort is concerned, the new addition to the A4 range comes equipped with 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, electric driver and front passenger seat with lumbar support and multifunction sports steering wheel.
Audi R8 V10 – There are few car manufacturing companies in world that have the constant habit of coming up with best car models and Audi is one of those. In comparison to any other sports car the Audi R8 V10 gives you the sensation of perfect control over incredible levels of power. And it does this with such directness and intensity that you will feel completely at one with the technology.
The design of the Audi R8 V10 is definitely an extraordinary evolution of the performance principle. You can feel its enhanced power at the very first glance through its exclusive-look radiator grille along with eye-catching chrome-look lamellae that sends out a clear message of sporting dominance. Its state-of-the-art FSI® technology propels it from 0 to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds. Moreover, its broad engine-speed range is instantly on tap and a beefy 530 Nm of torque drives the Audi R8 relentlessly forward. Certainly, this model is technology equipped to face every challenge.
Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet – Audi’s dazzling new A5 and S5 convertible twins are expected to launch by late 2009. Like the outgoing A4 and S4, these new models will feature retractable soft-tops instead of the newly popular retractable hardtops. However, the move allows for 11.3 cubic feet of storage volume with the top down. The major difference between the new convertibles and the coupes is the engine in the S5 Cabriolet; instead of the V-8 in the S5 coupe, the S5 Cabriolet gets a supercharged V-6 that makes 333 hp. Like every Audi, the A5 and S5 Cabriolet have an extremely rigid body. They have precise, sporty handling, better ride comfort and high crash safety. In addition to this, its ultra-high strength steels and selective reinforcements of the body further ensure high rigidity. You can barely feel any oscillations or vibrations not even at the steering wheel or on the front seats.
Audi Q7 V12 – It is the first in the series of passenger car that features twelve-cylinder diesel engine. It produces a colossal 500 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque. With this engine Audi has opened a new chapter in diesel history. The car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds, and has an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h.
Although the Audi Q7 V12 belongs to the Audi V-engine family, but the model features a special cylinder angle of 60° which is perfect for this engine type. The new six-speed tiptronic gearbox, which features extensive reinforcements, shifts quickly and comfortably. It transfers the enormous power to the quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. Apart from the light and highly durable crankcase, a new chain drive assembly is its new highlight.