Friday, November 13, 2015

Brakes on an Audi A6

We used OEM pads and rotors for this brake job.  Although more expensive than aftermarket parts, OEM parts provide proper fitment and excellent performance.  Not everyone can preform this service as with VW/Audi vehicles with electric parking brakes, a interface must be connected to the car's ECU and the brake must be unlocked.  Very expensive damage can occur to one of these vehicles without proper equipment and knowledge.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Volkswagen, Audi not denying possible F1 plans to join forces with Red Bull

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

While most of the talk has been that Ferrari will be powering Red Bull in 2016, rumors persist that Volkswagen -- through its Audi brand --
 may be interested in Formula One effort with the four-time championship team.


Volkswagen on Saturday said it would not comment on speculation it might be the solution to Red Bull's engine

With the energy drink-owned Formula One team now confirming its impending split with Renault, team officials
 also admitted in Singapore ahead of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix that an alternative engine deal 
with Ferrari is still not agreed upon.

Eddie Jordan, a former F1 team owner and boss who has regularly broken major stories thanks to his insider 
contacts, claimed on the British broadcaster BBC late on Friday that the VW Group is close to buying Red Bull, 
possibly through its Audi brand.

"Please understand that we will not be joining the speculation," a Volkswagen spokesman told the German
 news agency DPA on Saturday.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cool car @ auction

Next-gen Audi RS4 coming, maybe to America

Let us be frank: The second-generation Audi RS4 was one of the best, most exciting cars of the past decade. A four-door sedan with a 4.2-liter V8, all-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual transmission? What wasn't to like?

While you can still get a taste of the B7 RS4's character with the current RS5, it isn't quite the same. That's why we're giddy about a new report from Car and Driver, which claims that not only is a new RS4 on the way, but that it could, maybe, possibly return to the United States.

As previously reported, the fourth-generation RS4 will go back to a twin-turbocharged V6, after two generations of unassisted V8s under the hood. As per RS4 tradition, it will also be limited to a five-door Avant body style, because "that is what people expect from the RS4," Quattro GmbH boss Heinz Hollerweger told Car and Driver. An RS5 Sportback could also be in the offing, which might remain more true to the character of the first US-market RS4.

The US question, though, remains an iffy one, largely because of the Avant shape. Audi has reduced the number of wagons it's offered in the US over the years, dropping the A4 and A6 Avant, although the former is sort of still offered in the form of the Allroad. But that position might be enough to keep the next-gen RS4 off our shores, although as the Quattro boss told CD the US market is changing and "there is more demand there [for wagons], so maybe that will change."

Well, Herr Hollerweger, we're here to tell you that America loves wagons, and that you should put the next-gen RS4 on sale over here post haste. Danke.