Cameras for Mirrors Audi Automotive News Featured Honda Lexus 

Finally: NHTSA to Study Use of Cameras in Place of Mirrors

Automotive safety technology is constantly changing. Today, features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear-cross traffic alert are available on vehicles at every price point. Since 2018, backup cameras — once only found on high-end luxury vehicles — have been federally mandated on new cars. So it’s curious that while automakers have developed increasingly complex safety systems, for visibility on the road, drivers are still largely forced to relay on a decidedly old-school solution — the humble mirror. But that could be about to change. Because this week,…

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Audi RS 6 Avant Audi Automotive News Featured 

Hot Wagon: The Audi RS 6 Avant is Officially Coming to the States

Generally, when we get news about a hot German wagon, it’s tempered with a sad caveat about how it won’t be coming to our shores. For enthusiasts, it’s a unfortunate side effect of Americans’ taste for crossovers and SUVs. But fortunately, that’s not the case with the Audi RS 6 Avant. Audi has confirmed that the red-hot wagon will be available stateside, news which comes as a particular surprise given that parent company Volkswagen AG recently announced that the VW Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack are ending production. So while…

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2019 Audi A8 Audi Featured Test Drive Reviews 

Impressive Luxury, Innovative Tech: 2019 Audi A8 L Test Drive

There’s no doubt that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the king of the posh executive car segment. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other great options, including the BMW 7-Series, the more budget-friendly Genesis G90, the Lexus LS, and of course, the tech-infused Audi A8. The model I’m testing here is the Audi A8 L — which is the only model available stateside.  Because even though it is the longest A8 offered, its wheelbase is still a smudge shorter than the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. So who would…

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2020 Audi S8 Audi Automotive News Featured 

The 2020 Audi S8 is a Mild Hybrid, Power is Anything But Mild

While the 2020 Audi S8 uses a hybrid drivetrain, it’s still a potent weapon built to gobble up long stretches of the German Autobahn. The high-performance version of the company’s largest sedan, the S8 comes packing a twin-turbo V8, along with a mild-hybrid system to add an extra bit of poke to the proceedings. All together, the drivetrain will be good for a whopping 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. And while we’d generally add a modifier like “tire shredding” in front of such robust numbers, since this is…

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2019 New York Auto Show: Audi, Acura, Jaguar, Subaru, and More

Today, we wrap up our coverage of the 2019 New York Auto Show, and take a look at a range of other vehicles that are making their world or stateside debut in The Big Apple. 2020 Audi R8 The updated 2020 Audi R8 is making its stateside debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show with a slightly new design and performance enhancements that make it a 200+ mph car across the board. The $169,900 Audi R8 V10 Coupe now makes 562  horsepower (30 over the outgoing model) allowing it…

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