Audi RS 5 DTM “seems to be made” for Spa

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49876"] source: Audi Sport DTM season opener at the famous race track in the Ardennes Audi drivers with many good Spa memories DTM-winning car left strong impression during testing Next weekend (August 1–2), the most compact DTM season of all time, all within just 100 days, will kick off on a very special race track: For the first time, the Audi RS 5 DTM will compete at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Sections of the circuit with resou...

Strong Start to European Endurance Season for Audi R8 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49848"] source: Audi Sport Audi wins GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup season opener Clubsport successes for Audi R8 LMS in Germany and Eastern Europe Victories for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Germany, Japan and Canada Audi Sport made a strong showing with its customers in Europe, Japan and Canada. The opening victory of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in the most fiercely contested endurance racing series in Europe was the highlight of the fo...

Spied: Audi RS 3 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49828"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America We've shown the upcoming RS 3 Sportback several times and the sedan once but while the Sportback has gradually shed its camouflage, the sedan is still heavily covered as seen here. The sedan is not as production ready as the Sportback but rest assure, we expect more photos from our photographers of the sedan as it does its camouflage strip tease. Enjoy. Audi RS 3 Sportback Test Mule Spied Spy P...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 plus vs ABT TT RS-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49821"] words: Bill, photos: CarWow Mat Watson has a great job...we've featured him and CarWow many times as our Video of the Day because why not? He reviews some great (and not so great cars) and he gets to drag some. In this case, he puts a baby R8 against an actual R8 but don't feel sorry for him; his TT RS is ABT tuned. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49820"] Both Audi has 610hp but the TT RS is lighter and has 575ft-lb comp...

Predictive Maintenance: Audi Maintenance Uses Data to Predict the Future

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49814"] source: Audi AG Maintenance experts can predict wear on production equipment. connecting multiple pieces of equipment and machinery to databases Smart, digital maintenance: The “Predictive Maintenance” project at the Audi Neckarsulm site makes maintaining production equipment more efficient and reduces production downtime. Maintenance experts collect and interpret associated data and can predict wear on productio...

Electric Cars as Part of the Energy Transition: Audi Is Researching Bidirectional Charging Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49804"] source: Audi Intelligent use of electric cars offers great potential for the energy transition Temporary storage of domestic PV electricity possible thanks to bidirectional charging Cost-optimization and domestic electricity supply provide financial incentives Increasing network stability, lowering electricity costs, and contributing to climate protection – that is the vision that Audi and the Hager Group are pursuing. The incorpor...

A5 and S5 Facelift Gets ABT Attractive Accessories

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49791"] source: ABT Sportsline With the 2020 model year the Audi A5 and S5 were brought up to date with the latest facelift across all body styles. While buyers can enjoy design upgrades like new headlights and a new front grille as well as several technological improvements the pleasure of driving a performance car like the Audi S5 hasn’t changed. ABT is catering to those driving enthusiasts that want to sharpen the responsiveness of the Audi ...

Round 3: Audi Q5 Sportback Spotted on the Ring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49767"] words and photos: Audi Club North America Our spy photographer has captured the Q5 Sportback again...this time turning some laps at the Nürburgring. Since the spy debut was not so long ago, the amount of camouflage hasn’t changed yet but we still have a pretty good thought on how it will look. The Q5 Sportback will look just as the recently facelifted Q5 but with a slooping and sportier looking roof. The technical parts of the Q5 Sport...

Audi A3 Sedan Photo and Video Gallery

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49683"] words: Bill, photos/videos: Audi AG Today, Audi released more photos and videos of the new Audi A3 sedan. We've seen some shots of it for awhile but here it is in all its glory. You can read about the new A3 sedan HERE and all the technical data HERE. [embed]https://youtu.be/ANvrvCTCx5c[/embed] [embed]https://youtu.be/p5YuBecuOdI[/embed] [embed]https://youtu.be/8OXjkEfAQNA[/embed] Photo Gallery

Find of the Day: 1980 Audi 4000 Two Door

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49583"] words: Bill, photos: Craigslist Here's something you don't see every day: a 2 door Audi 4000. Ok, I don't see this every day; in fact, I don't think I've ever seen one before. In that mythical land of non-rusted vintage European metal (the Pacific Northwest), there lies this creature. The PNW seems to be filled with vehicles like this; in fact, our Executive Director bought his 1984 4000S quattro from this area and that thing is ...

Volkswagen Group of America Opens New Tradepoint Atlantic Vehicle Terminal at Port of Baltimore

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49565"] source: Volkswagen Group of America New Tradepoint Atlantic terminal at Port of Baltimore will import and process approximately 120,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley vehicles per year Direct connections to rail and highways can help speed vehicle deliveries to mid-Atlantic dealers and reduce trucking miles nationwide Approximately 100 jobs will be created to support facility operations Volkswagen Group of America, Inc...

Allan McNish: “Six-Pack Is an Enormous Mental and Physical Challenge”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49574"] source: Audi Sport Audi prepares for the final six Formula E races in Berlin “Mission Control” in Neuburg supports with all decisions Hygiene concept requires perfect preparation and new distribution of tasks It is a premiere in international motorsport: Within just nine days, Formula E holds its last six races of the season in August, including the title outcomes in the drivers’ and teams’ classifications...

2020 Audi Q7 SUV Earns 2020 Wards ’10 Best UX’ Award

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49559"] source: Audi of America Refreshed for 2020, Audi Q7 comes standard with dual touchscreen MMI touch response infotainment Haptic and audible feedback provide concise control of various in-vehicle functions Natural speech recognition provides easy access to controls via voice without needing to remember specific commands The 2020 Audi Q7 has earned a 2020 Wards "10 Best UX" award for the technological experience and ease of use ...

Audi R8 LMS Wins in Italy, America and Spain

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49551"] source: Audi Sport Thrilling opening victory for Audi Sport Italia at Mugello Audi Sport customer teams successful around the globe in all Audi Sport customer racing models Audi Sport Italia made a strong start in the Italian GT Championship in an endurance race that was fiercely contested all the way to the end. Two GT4 exploits and one podium result each for the Audi R8 LMS GT2 and the Audi RS 3 LMS round off the weekend’s succes...

A Two-fer Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive R8 V10 and 1964 Auto Union 1000 S Sport Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49506"] words: Bill, photos: Keyes Audi, Kucarfa B.V. As I prepared to fly solo on last night's Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition, I couldn't help but look back at last week's Audi Club vs Audi of America episode. While our guests were winning round after round, a vocal group of viewers were proclaiming that George should have won two of the rounds: Audi dealer stock and Audi classic. Here they are: First on the block is a 2020 Audi exclusive Mo...

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue: Chapter Two: Oh, All The Cars We Have Had

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49486"] words and photos: Tara and Nishant Pillai Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new monthly Audi Club North America series called Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue. Nishant Pillai is a 10-year Audi Club North America (Audi Club Florida) member. He and his wife, Tara, are buying a 25th Anniversary Nogaro Edition RS 6 Avant. This is his long and winding road to making his brown eyes Nogaro Blue. You can find Chapter One HERE. Straight...

Audi e-tron Is World Market Leader in Its Segment

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49479"] source: Audi AG Audi e-tron the top-selling electric SUV in Europe Deliveries of the model increased by 86.8 percent as compared to previous year Electric offensive continues to gather pace with e-tron GT and Q4 e-tron models The Audi e-tron is the worldwide market leader in its segment. The first fully electric series production model from Audi is popular all over the world with customers...

Play Jalopnik’s SlideShow Slog and Potentially Win Some Cool Audi Prizes

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49465"] words: Bill, illustration: Jason Torchinsky, photo: Audi collection Jalopnik wants to know if you want to play a game. Last week they introduced SlideShow Slog, where you play by clicking through a slideshow and try to figure out what cars are on each slide. Acura sponsored the inaugural show and this time, it's Audi. There are two pretty cool prizes that Audi has donated. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49466"] 20...

Submit Your Audi for the Petersen Museum and Michelin Virtual Monterey Car Week

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31706"] Join the Petersen Museum and Michelin for a Legends of the Autobahn livestream and showcase your car in front of the virtual Car Week audience! This season has been an uncertain one for car shows and gatherings, and one of the first to be rescheduled to 2021 was Monterey Car Week, the iconic Pacific Coast gathering of the finest automobiles from around the world. For many, Car Week is a homecoming of sorts, a chance to meet old friends ...

Audi Bids Farewell to the R8 V10 quattro with Limited Edition Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49451"] source: Audi of America Limited to 30 units, the R8 V10 quattro features unique trim details including 20-inch milled wheels in silver, carbon exterior lower trim, and alu-optic mirror caps Available as a Coupe painted in either Mugello Blue, Avus Silver, or Sonoma Green, and as a Spyder painted in Mugello Blue R8 V10 performance quattro model continues on for 2021  To celebrate a decade of success with the storied V10 engine, Audi...