Audi at Design Miami: exclusive experience of the stages of technical development

source: Audi AG “Audi Motherboard” installation with Audi A8 technology Test stand from the high-security zone displayed for the first time as an exhibit Audi is offering a glimpse into the complex research and development process for the new A8. At the opening of Design Miami 2017, the premium car brand is presenting the first-ever exhibit of the “Audi Motherboard.” The replica of an original test system from the Technical Development division illustrates the comp...

Four Audi Models Earn Women’s Choice Awards at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

source: Audi of America 2018 A3 Cabriolet earns the Women’s Choice “eco-friendly” and “safety” award in convertible category 2018 A3 Sportback e-tron earns the Women’s Choice “eco-friendly” award in hatchback category 2018 TT Coupe and 2018 Q3 earn the Women’s Choice “reliable” award in coupe and crossover categories HERNDON, Virginia – Four 2018 Audi models – the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 Sportback e-tron, TT Coupe and Q3 – are being hono...

Audi RS 3 Sedan Named Car & Driver ’10 Best’

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA – The all-new 2018 RS 3 has been named a 2018 Car and Driver 10Best Car of the Year recipient at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Car and Driver praised the RS 3 for its driving experience and stout, powerful body design. “The ride is the only aspect of the RS 3 that is forgiving. The car’s structure is unyielding,” noted Car and Drive editors. “The body is so stout, if you hit a pothole, you feel bad for the pothole. If the RS3 were a profess...

Audi A4 allroad ALG Residual Value Award Winner

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA – The 2017 Audi A4 allroad has received the Residual Value Award from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. The annual awards recognize new vehicles that are forecasted by ALG to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a conventional 36-month period. ALG Residual Value Award winners are determined through detailed study of the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance and indust...

Neidfaktor Touch for North American RS 3

words: George Achorn, photos: Chena's Photography / Neidfaktor For years, the German firm of Neidfaktor has been showing off some of the ultimate in tailored Audi interiors. Taking Audi's already benchmark cockpits and kicking them up a notch is their trademark, and this new RS 3 sedan just adds to a long mix of cars that build that hard-earned reputation. Given their location in Hamburg, Germany, it probably is no surprise that most Neidfaktor-touched cars reside in Germany and greater...

Disappointment for Audi in Formula E opener

source: Audi Sport Winner Daniel Abt excluded after alleged administrative mistake of the team Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler announces appeal Lucas di Grassi without points in season opener The turbulent Formula E season opener in Hong Kong ended in disappointment for Audi. On Sunday night, Daniel Abt was stripped of the victory he had deservedly clinched on track in the worldwide electric racing series due to an alleged administrative mistake. Team Audi Sport ABT Scha...

Audi of America marks November sales increase as the new Q5, new-to-the U.S. A5 Sportback and Q7 lead consumer demand

source: Audi of America Q7 sales rose 26 percent; Q5 increased sales by 31 percent Sales of the new A5 Sportback totaled 1,130 SUV sales increased 23 percent HERNDON, Virginia – Audi of America reported a November sales increase of 12 percent to 19,195 deliveries, as the Q7, new Q5 and the new-to-the U.S. A5 Sportback, lead consumer demand. November was the 83rd straight record sales month for Audi of America. The previous November record was set last year with 17,118...

Audi Club Now with On-Demand T-Shirt Archive on TeePublic

by: Audi Club North America The merchandising team at Audi Club North America has been working hard to improve offerings for Audi owners and club members through the planning of several ranges of gear. The first of two of those efforts goes live today with a new Audi Club North America store on TeePublic.com. For those who don't know, TeePublic is one of the leading platforms for on-demand production of apparel. The product focus is, as may be obvious from the name, a wide range of T-s...

Macau Grand Prix Always a Thriller (Video)

 by: George Achorn This past weekend was the Macau Grand Prix, a race of GT3 cars such as the Audi R8 LMS that takes place on one of the world's tightest circuits on any racing calendar, though in this case on the FIA GT World Cup. As you might expect, the race provided plenty of thrilling moments, including one of the most expensive pile-ups of racecars we think we've seen in a very long time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1n8F4uClUU In the first situation, there was no Audi at fau...

New Audi A8 Bound for L.A. Auto Show

source: Audi of America HERNDON, Virginia, November 20, 2017 – The all-new A8, in its fourth generation, serves as a leader in the luxury sedan segment. The all-new A8 delivers a serene interior design, usable technology that seamlessly connects drivers and passengers to their digital lives and driver assistance technologies that allow everyone to arrive more relaxed. The A8 redefines future premium and leads all that is to come in the Audi model portfolio. Design The exterior desig...

New A5 Sportback & Q5 Earn KBB Best Buy Awards

source: Audi of America HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback has been named winner of the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy in the luxury category, while the 2018 Audi Q5 takes the top honor among luxury SUVs and crossovers, in addition to receiving the 2018 Kelly Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award in the luxury category. The annual Best Buy Awards from Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, recognize the top new model-year vehicle choices avai...

What Is This Mystery Audi Concept?

words: George Achorn, photo: SEESTRASSE7 In a style and technology driven company such as Audi, it perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise that there are often handsome car designs that never see the light of day. Even still, when an unknown model pops up in the background of an executive portrait, our curiosity is entirely piqued. We'll cut to the chase. We don't know much about this car, but we're happy to share what we do know. The man in the photo is Audi designer Alessandro Dambro...

Audi exclusive Sonoma Green RS 6 Avant. You’re Welcome.

Even though the Audi RS 6 Avant isn't available in the USA, it still gets legendary status amongst enthusiasts. Who doesn't love a high horsepower station wagon... much less one in the same Sonoma Green Metallic paint tone that's been getting so much attention on the new RS 5 coupé. Throw in brown leather and we suspect this is the sort of car that could create its own cult following. Yes, in some ways we know this is a tease. Cars like this RS 6 Avant aren't currently available in t...

Audi Best European Brand in Consumer Reports Reliability Survey 2017

source: Audi AG, photo: Audi of America Audi has been voted best European car brand for the sixth time in a row in the Reliability Survey run by Consumer Reports. The renowned U.S. consumer magazine runs this survey every year among its readers and publishes the results. Audi took fourth place in the 2017 overall ranking, ahead of all its European competitors. Werner Zimmermann, Head of Quality Assurance at AUDI AG: “We are delighted with this result, which send...

Audi USA Sets October Sales Record with Strong Q7 and Q5 Sales

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA – Audi of America reported an October sales increase of 9.6 percent to 19,425 deliveries, as the Q7, new Q5, and the new-to-the U.S. A5 Sportback, drove consumer demand. October was the 82nd straight record sales month for Audi of America. The previous October record was set last year with 17,721 deliveries. Audi has now sold 180,339 vehicles in the U.S. this year. Year-to-date, Audi sales have increased 6.1 percent. Deliveries of the Q7 were up...

Video: Audi TT clubsport concept Visits the Hoonigans

If you've been following any news of the SEMA Show this week, then you know Audi shipped over its TT clubsport turbo concept built for Worthersee 2015. As it turns out, the car was shipped first to Los Angeles. Manned by Audi engineer Dr. Rouven Mohr, the car was driven to Las Vegas for its showing... though not before making a pit stop at the Hoonigan garage in Long Beach. For those who don't know, Hoonigan is a brand that's part of the Ken Block media empire. Yes, the same team that bri...

Audi Earns More 2017 IIHS Top Safety Picks than Any other Luxury Manufacturer in Its Competitive Class

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA– Eight Audi models have been named a 2017 Top Safety Pick, making Audi the most awarded luxury manufacturer in its competitive class from the Insurance Institute by Highway Safety (IIHS) this year. The 2017/18 Audi A4 allroad and the 2018 A5 Sportback, A5 Coupe and Q5, join the 2017/18 A4, Q7, A3 and A6 in receiving a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating or higher. "Audi of America is proud to lead the segment, earning more IIHS Top Safety Picks this yea...

SEMA 2017: Audi Sport Performance Parts & TT clubsport turbo concept

source: Audi of America HERNDON, VA – Audi of America announced today two Audi Sport debuts for this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 31 to November 3. With decades of knowledge gained from competing in top Motorsport series’ around the world, Audi Sport Performance Parts represent entry into a new Audi brand segment, which caters to the ultimate in Audi driving enthusiasts.  New for 2018, Audi Sport Performance Parts fo...

Audi driving experience Finds a Home in Texas

words: Aaron Plante The Audi Sport R18s may have left the WEC and thus their only stop in the U.S. (Texas’ Lone Star Le Mans), but the Lone Star state’s most famous track now houses a fleet of Audi Sport road cars providing an all-new driving experience at Austin Texas’ world famous Circuit of the Americas. Open year round to a wide range of driver experiences, the Audi Sport driving experience (ASde) offers hands-on coaching, professional instructors, high performance driving ...

No Blind Eye with the ur Social Network

words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov As I’ve shifted a cog jumping from web community to Audi Club over the past year, the advantage of a tight-knit organization some 10,000 strong is becoming more and more apparent by the day. Take for example the purchase of a weathered ur quattro blindly from some 1,600 miles away. It all started as most fantasy transactions do. A well-worn but apparently equally well-loved iconic ur quattro was listed on Facebook’s Small Chassis Audi G...