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Yeomans Drive, Blakelands
Milton Keynes, MK14 5AN

Customer service: 0800 699 888
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Audi Finance: 0370 010 2007
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AUDI REVIEWS AT THE CAR EXPERT

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Audi A5 review

The second generation of the Audi A5 builds on the success of the first model, evolved in all areas without losing the original appeal.

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Audi A4 saloon review

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Audi TTS review

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Audi A3 e-tron review

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When is a 4×4 not a 4×4?

What is the difference between four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive? What exactly is a 'faux-by-four'? And how good will your SUV really be in the mud and snow?
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Riding in a BTCC car at Silverstone

Last weekend, Exocet Fuel Solutions invited Stuart up to Silverstone to experience some very fast laps in a BTCC racing car driven by Rob Austin (sponsored)
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What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?
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Postcard from Le Mans – the Pistonheads experience

Yet again, the 24 Heures du Mans has been run and won, and as always it was a fabulous motorsport occasion that every racing fan should experience at least once. The only problem being that once you've been once, you'll want to keep going back...
Start of the 2013 Le Mans 24 hours, with Audi leading Toyota across the line.

Le Mans – the greatest race in the world…

There are a number of events that could claim to be be the "world's greatest motor race", but for me, there is no contest: it's the 24 Heures du Mans (24 Hours of Le Mans).
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The best-selling cars of 2015 so far

How do internet searches compare to actual car sales? Automotive broker and leasing company OSV looks at the ten best-selling cars so far in 2015, and compares them with the internet search results. Some answers are as expected, but some may surprise you (sponsored post).

ABOUT AUDI

Audi UK is a wholly-owned British subsidiary of Audi AG in Germany, which in turn is part of the huge Volkswagen Group.

Audi has a somewhat convoluted history. It was founded in 1909 in the Saxony region of Germany by August Horch – it was Horch’s second attempt at starting a car company after falling out with the management of his eponymous first company, Horch. In 1932, Audi became one of the four car companies to make up the Auto Union group, ironically along with Horch.

The Audi logo used today is actually the Auto Union logo from the 1930s – four interlocking rings to represent the four original brands of the union; Audi, Horch, DKW and Wanderer.

Like many industrial companies, Auto Union was virtually wiped out by the Second World War and its aftermath. It relocated to Ingolstadt, Bavaria, in southern Germany and in 1958 was bought by Daimler-Benz (parent company of Mercedes-Benz).

In 1964, Daimler sold Auto Union to the Volkswagen group. Volkswagen resurrected the Audi brand, which had not been used since 1939. Over time, Audi became the premium brand in the Volkswagen group, at least until Bentley and Porsche joined the family.

Today, Audi sells over 150,000 cars per year in the UK, and over 1.7 million worldwide. The company boasts a model range of more than 50 cars, and Its biggest-selling model in the UK is the Audi A3.

Audi has suffered in the fallout of the Volkswagen group’s ‘dieselgate’ scandal of 2015, where tens of thousands of diesel cars were found to have employed hidden electronic systems to override the cars’ emissions systems. This meant that the vehicles were producing significantly more pollution than claimed in an attempt to improve performance and fuel economy. Thousands of Audis around the world were recalled for fixes, and the company changed its claimed emissions ratings on many of its models as a result. In the US, the Volkswagen group was fined $14 billion and Audi of America has been forced to compensate owners or buy back affected cars. Audi UK has faced considerable criticism for not offering something similar to British owners.

In motorsport, Audi has had numerous successes in touring cars, rallying and, most notably, endurance racing. It won Le Mans 13 times in 18 attempts, and finished on the podium every single year. Audi withdrew from sportscar racing at the end of 2016 in the wake of the company’s dieselgate scandal, although it plans to enter a works Formula E team in 2017.

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