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It was an intriguing year for those seeking automotive thrills at the movie theatre.

Cars with electric propulsion were on stage at nearly every manufacturer’s booth this year.

or the first time in a long time, a manually-shifted car graced our garage … a sweet Audi S5 quattro with a 6-speed manual transmission. As tested, the sticker approached $59k while the competition from BMW and Mercedes are priced within range.

Learning from the last time it brought the 5-door A3 to the US, Audi is selling the sedan and the cabriolet versions of the new A3 first to American car buyers who have a strange dislike for hatchbacks and wagons.

Announced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the all-new third generation Audi TT and TTS. Audi is strengthening its portfolio with the return of its fun-in-the-sun TT Roadster and brother-in-arms TT Coupe.

Making its North American debut at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show, Audi uses the Prologue Concept car to express their new direction for sportiness, lightweight design, and full-time quattro all-wheel drive. The two-door coupe has a flowing, elegant shape in a sporty and taut design.

In the past, driving a small car meant driving something bland, uncomfortable, and boring. Think Subaru Legacy or Nissan Versa. There will always be a few bottom-dwellers, but today there are lots of excellent choices that won’t put you to sleep at the wheel.

Likes: Screaming 4.2L V8 loves to rev to its 8,000+ rpm redline Handling limits are so high you’ll be itching to hit the track Superb 7-speed S-tronic transmission makes you forget that there is no clutch pedal Typical Audi interior is comfortable and hard to fault Dislikes: The smallish V8 lacks low-end grunt,...

An all-new model for 2015, the A3 is built on a high-tensile steel chassis and is offered in 7 variants and 4 body styles. The A3 Sedan is the first body style to be released in Q1 2014 and is Audi’s first sedan designed specifically for the U.S. market. The complete A3 family will be released throughout the remainder...

Likes: One word: torque!! Excellent fuel efficiency, especially on the highway Well-balanced sport suspension provides comfort and performance Class-leading interior design Elegant, distinctive exterior design Dislikes: $66k base price is quite steep Not the roomiest mid-size luxury car Annoying dashboard squeak Let...

Likes: Driving sensation Gadget on wheels via an array of technology partners Dislikes: Bland exterior styling Bland interior The Audi brand of today is certainly not the Audi of yesteryear. From new innovative products to defining consumer comfort features, their growth and stature has immensely increased in the...

Likes: Plethora of standard technology features Immaculate rear seating Intuitive connectivity Dislikes: Competitor similarities Life is full of wonderments with desires as intriguing and diverse as political opinions. If an exclusive, prominent rear-wheel drive vehicle with luxury accoutrements and a value entry...

2015 Audi A8/S8, Q3 Debut at Detroit; e-Tron Allroad Concept Steals the Show Photos courtesy of AutoSpies.com It seemed as if Audi would have an impressive appearance at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, if not one bursting with excitement. The introduction of the 2015 Q3 sees Audi...

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept Dressed to impress in Plasma Red paint, the Audi Sport quattro Laserlight concept was the grand closer at the 2014 International CES Audi keynote. The keynote was hosted by Big Bang Theory cast member, Kunal Nayyar, but even the CBS sitcom star was upstaged when the Laserlight...

Audi announces three new A3 models at the 2013 LA Auto Show. A new A3 sedan replaces the the five-door hatch model. Late next year, the sedan will get TDI and S3 variants followed by a new Cabriolet. The lineup will be fully fleshed out in early 2015 when the Sportback body returns with the A3 e-tron PHEV. Introduced...

A 7-Day California Expedition with the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI I was met with my mother’s raised eyebrows when I described our plans to spend “Friendsgiving” away from Georgia this year. Rather than our traditional two-stop family celebration in metro-Atlanta, I planned to road trip across California in a diesel-powered 2014...

Typically, the LA Auto Show is a venue for the carmakers to show off their new cars and soon to be production cars to the press and to the public. Jaguar kicked the LA Auto Show with a world premier of their F-TYPE Coupe on the eve preceding the show in grand fashion. The evening captured the hearts of British and...

Likes: Unadualterated acceleration quattro AWD performance MMI intuitive multi-media Dislikes: Minimal rear leg room Best packages are options The magnificence of a resplendent German sports car emancipated with the freedom to explore open pathways like Triple Crown winners was evident during my test drive in...

Inspired by the original Audi Ur-Quattro, the Audi Sport quattro concept show car the tradition, with a delicious coupe design and efficient plug-in hybrid drive that has a system output of 700 hp (515 kW). The coupe combines the DNA of the Audi’s original quattro with eloquent elegance. It has a powerful, agressive...

Proudly revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show by Audi, the Nanuk sporty crossover draws upon the design concept introduced by Italdesign Giugiaro at the past Geneva Show with their Parcour Concept. The exterior evolves the shapes of the original show car, maintaining the general idea and proportions, and...

As we get closer to the drawing for eBay Motors’ Choose Your Wheels sweepstakes, we want to showcase the cars and opinions of current Audi A5 Cabriolet owners. That way, you get to hear, in their own words, how awesome the A5 really is. Today, we pull some thoughts from the eBay Garage of “dempseytime” about their A5...