Audi reviews

2020 Audi Q7 45 TDI review (video)

Sep 12, 2020

Audi has turned into a king of SUVs nowadays, with no less than six in its current catalogue. At the top of the realm in terms of size stands the seven-seater Q7. 2020 brings a...

2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI review (video)

Apr 11, 2020

PerformanceDrive loves to get its teeth stuck into a hearty hot hatch. When we heard about the new 2020 Audi A1 Sportback pocket rocket in 40 TFSI S Line guise, we couldn’t wait to try...

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback review (video)

Sep 09, 2019

Audi is planning to expand its RS model range over the next 12 months, which suggests the market is hungry for more performance Audis. The 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback is one such model, coming...

2019 Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: Mid-size SUV comparison

Apr 16, 2019

SPECS PACKAGE DRIVE VERDICT If you’re in the market for a powerful yet fuel efficient premium mid-size SUV, here are two options that you could consider; the Audi Q5 50 TDI and the BMW X3...

2019 Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI review – quick drive (video)

Mar 29, 2019

Executives, CEOs and entrepreneurs, check out this svelte machine. It’s called the Audi A7 Sportback, and it could be the ultimate Armani suit of personal transportation. The new A7 Sportback was introduced in Australia late...

2019 Audi Q5 50 TDI review (video)

Mar 13, 2019

Audi’s latest Q5 range is topped by the confusingly-named 50 TDI, replacing the 3.0 TDI. It is the most powerful diesel in the lineup until the new SQ5 diesel arrives. The 3.0 turbo-diesel premium mid-size...

Audi Australia announces optional 5-year Service Plan for all models

Mar 07, 2019

Audi Australia has announced a new 5-year Service Plan available across its range, including for the S and RS performance models. The plan is available as an option for customers, essentially packaging the cost of...

Audi fined $1.3 billion for V6, V8 diesel emissions violations

Oct 16, 2018

In another big blow to Volkswagen Group and its finances, Audi has just been slapped with a whopping 800-million-euro fine (about AU$1.3 billion). It was handed out by German prosecutors for emissions-related issues with its...

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi report record global sales in 2017

Jan 16, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has reported the highest annual sales figure for 2017 out of the three top German brands, however, all three brands including BMW and Audi posted all-time high annual figures and set personal records. Mercedes...

Former Volkswagen chief engineer arrested for dieselgate – report

Sep 29, 2017

The former head engineer at Volkswagen Group, Wolfgang Hatz, has reportedly been arrested by German authorities for his role in the massive dieselgate scandal that saw millions of vehicles roll out from VW Group brands...

2017 Audi S4 Sedan review (video)

Jun 22, 2017

Tempted by a sports car but prefer to fly under the radar with refined performance and quality? Audi offers the new S4 in sedan and Avant wagon form in Australia, blending smooth, relentless power with...

2017 Audi Q2 TDI quattro review (video)

Jun 08, 2017

Audi is diving into the small premium SUV segment with the stylish new Q2, bringing sophistication, fashion, and technology to the increasingly popular class. The Audi Q2 was launched in Australia in February, slotting in just beneath the...