Audi A8 TDI Quattro first drive brings autonomy to luxury saloon market

Review Audi has set a new benchmark with the latest version of its A8 luxury saloon. The new flagship will be the first production car to offer an autonomous driving function. While it isn’t a core fleet model, the A8 is extremely important as it showcases technology that will eventually filter down into future mainstream models. Traffic Jam Pilot will allow hands-off driving in certain conditions up to speeds of 37mph. The A8 will also have an autonomous remote parking capability. These functions are possible thanks to a dedicated driver…

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Audi SQ7 spied in India for the first time

The high-performance version of Audi’s seven-seater SUV – the SQ7 was spotted testing in India. Featuring a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine which makes it the most powerful diesel SUV in the world, the SQ7 is expected to be launched here by the end of this year. The Audi SQ7 test mule has been photographed on Indian soil for the first time. A left-hand-drive model, this test mule looks identical to the regular Q7, although the revised grille and fascia, and the 20-inch wheels give away its true identity. Under the…

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2017 Audi S7

Overview: At its heart, the 2017 Audi S7 is a 450-hp, all-wheel-drive sedan that piles on amenities, stunning finishes, and world-class construction to make it a top-drawer executive express. And crowning it all is a design that, despite its age, remains a hallmark for beauty and function not just among Audis but among all luxury cars. The S7 sits below only the RS7 in Audi’s mid-size lineup, and there’s just one powertrain available: a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 bolted to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. All-wheel drive and an adaptive suspension are…

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Mercedes-Benz E220d vs Audi A6 35 TDI

Mercedes-Benz introduced the new E-Class in India with the E350d trim. Now the entry-level diesel variant is added to the E-Class line-up in the E220d guise. The long-wheel base executive sedan is available with a frugal diesel motor and a price tag of Rs 57.14 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). However, instead of the Three-pointed Star, you can get yourself an Audi A6 35 TDI and save a few lakhs. Here is how they fare against each other. Engine and Gearbox Firstly, both the cars employ a 2.0-litre oil burner. The Merc…

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Audi A8 to have a 48-Volt Mild Hybrid as standard

The world is long awaiting the arrival of Audi’s new flagship sedan, the A8. The Luxo-barge will reportedlymake its global debut at the end of next month. Recent development reports that the fourth generation A8 will employ a 48-volt mild hybrid system as a standard on both diesel and petrol variants. In the new powertrain, a large 48-volt lithium battery will be paired with a belt-driven alternator. It will regenerate energy during braking and store it in the battery, thus boosting fuel economy and performance. This regenerated energy then can…

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