2019 Audi e-tron Achieves Five-Star US NCAP Rating

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37576"] source: Audi of America 2019 Audi e-tron receives a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in its latest series of tests Vehicle performed impressively in all three NCAP tests including frontal, side and rollover tests The e-tron offers a comprehensive suite of standard and available driver-assistance technologies The 2019 Audi e-tron, the first fully-elec...

Happy Bricks: LEGO’s Newest Speed Champions Set Is A Familiar And Welcomed Sight

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38622"] words: Bill, photos: LEGO Oh boy...times three and squealing like a little boy. LEGO has announced a new kit for their Speed Champions line: the Audi Sport quattro S1. It joins such Audi kits as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the Audi R8 LMS ultra (both which are sitting on my desk as I type). [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38626"] The brick Sport quattro S1 is in the legendary yellow and white livery made famous f...

A Dream Comes True: Four Audi RS 5 DTM In “Dream Race” In Japan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38612"] source: Audi Sport First joint DTM and SUPER GT races at Fuji 1.5-kilometer straight poses special challenge DTM Champion René Rast: “Am excited to see what’s in store for us” At the conclusion of an extremely successful season for Audi, DTM fans can look forward to a unique treat for dessert: On Saturday and Sunday (November 23/24), the first two joint races of the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT will be held at the foot of fam...

Audi Ambitiously Begins The New Formula E Season

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38586"] source: Audi Sport Season opens with two races in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23 Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi enter their sixth joint season as teammates Team Principal Allan McNish: “Intend to battle for both titles” The new Formula E season kicks off with a double-header: On Friday and Saturday, the all-electric series will hold the first two in a total of 14 races this season on the outskirts of Riyadh. Daniel A...

Save The Date: Audi e-tron Sportback To Be Unveiled In LA

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38546"] source: Audi AG The second member of the e-tron family will debut in Los Angeles. Follow the world premiere on November 19 at 6:00 p.m. local time (3:00 a.m. CET on November 20) on Audi MediaTV. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38568"]

Audi e-tron And Audi Q3 SUVs Receive ALG Residual Value Awards

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32186"] source: Audi of Americ Industry analytics company ALG announced the Audi e-tron retains its value better than any electric vehicle All-new Audi Q3 is anticipated to carry a higher residual value than any other vehicle in the Premium Subcompact Utility class ALG's Residual Value Awards (RVA) recognize vehicles in 27 segments forecasted to retain highest percentage of their MSRP after a three-year period The Audi e-tron midsize SUV, the...

Audi Introduces 2020 e-tron Sportback, All-New RS Models, and S Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38541"] source: Audi of America Global debut of Audi e-tron Sportback, second fully electric production model from Audi of America First-ever RS Q8 makes world debut at Los Angeles Auto Show, November 20 New suite of RS models includes all-new Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Bringing the latest in electrification, the all-new e-tron Sportback will make its global debut on the stand in Los Angeles. The first electric Sportback from Audi merges thrillin...

Audi USA with e-tron-Based Holiday Contest

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38482"] Editor's note: this originally appeared on our sister site, e-tron connect As you consider plugging in the holiday lights, you may want to consider plugging in even more. Audi USA has launched a contest involving the Audi e-tron dubbed "Gift Tester". Basically, they're taking auditions for a lit-up personality to fly to L.A. in December and make some videos for social media channel involving the e-tron. The basics read something like this...

Car & Driver: 2020 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Audi Q3: Which Is the More Compelling Compact SUV?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38458"] source: Car & Driver Audi has completely redesigned its smallest SUV, but is it finally better than its aging BMW rival? Compact premium SUVs have become red hot, with virtually every luxury manufacturer now playing in this rapidly growing segment. One of the fiercest rivalries within the class is between the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1—and it just intensified. This year, the all-new 2019 Audi Q3 finally replaces the first-generation mod...

High-Performance Audi S8 To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show, 2020 A8 Model Line Expanded

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38343"] source: Audi of America All-new 2020 S8 joins model line blending S model performance with the comfort of a long-wheelbase 2020 A8 luxury sedan receives 4.0-liter V8 engine offering with elevated torque and more usable power Audi continues committment to electrification by offering the first A8 plug-in hybrid in the U.S. Joining the flagship model line, in a first for the U.S. market, the high-performance twin-turbocharged S8 will exclu...

At The Wheel Of The Champion

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38398"] source: Roland Löwisch for Audi Sport 610 turbo horsepower, the Hockenheimring and rainy weather: challenging preconditions for motoring journalist Roland Löwisch doing his test laps in René Rast’s championship-winning Audi RS 5 DTM. Löwisch has been reporting about the motoring sector since 1990. The ‘Auto Bild’, ‘Auto Forum’ and ‘STERN’ magazines have been the most important stints in his professional career during whi...

Audi and Schaeffler: Moving Forward Together

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38420"] source: Audi Sport Schaeffler continues as long-term Formula E technology and development partner Joint motorsport success story now looks back on five years Head of Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Already achieved a lot and still have big aims” Audi and Schaeffler will continue to form a powerful team in Formula E going forward. The globally active automotive and industrial supplier from Herzogenaurach and the brand with the four rings...

Markus Duesmann to be new Audi CEO

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38413"] source: Audi AG Duesmann to succeed Bram Schot on April 1, 2020 Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Diess: “Markus Duesmann will do everything in his power to leverage the great potential of the Audi brand” / “Thank you to Bram Schot for his very successful work in a critical phase” Chairman of the General Works Council Mosch: “We expect courage to take the lead through technology” / “Bram Schot started the cult...

The New Audi S8 – Exhilarating Performance in the Luxury Class

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38262"] V8 high-performance engine with 420 kW and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque Unique combination of innovative suspension systems ensures outstanding vehicle dynamics straight from the factory Typical S model: Design draws attention to the elegance of the dynamic athlete The new Audi S8** combines progressive luxury with dynamic athleticism while honing its reputation as the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik with innovative suspensi...

3D CAD: Computer-Aided Design For The A1 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38252"] source: Charlotte Seybold for Audi AG Binary code meets human instinct: what happens when the power of 4,300 laptops is combined with human craftsmanship? That’s what author Charlotte Seybold explored in the Audi Designcenter. Now she’s lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding the debut of the Audi A1 Sportback. Curiously, I open the door to the new C3 studio in the Audi Design department. Bright light streams from the neon lights, ele...

Dynamic Driving Simulators: Why They Will Make Decisions About The Audis Of The Future

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38241"] source: Alexander Stiehle  for Audi AG Developing, testing, and experiencing the feeling of driving — in the driving simulator, engineers test the driving performance of new Audi models before they hit the roads. Audi author Alexander Stiehle was “on the road” in one. He had heaps of fun and, while he was at it, learned how the simulator saves time and money during development. One minute and 54 seconds — the results of my fi...

Audi Club Board Election: Meet The Candidates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37581"] Audi Club Board Election Next Week Audi Club National Board of Director elections begin Friday, November 15. You will receive an email next week with a web link to your election ballot. Meet the candidates   [caption id="attachment_38214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dan Garber, Northwest Chapter[/caption] Audi Club is a foundational part of euro car culture across all of North America. I look forward to being a catalys...

Audi Wins Two “Golden Steering Wheel” Awards The A1 And The e-tron Win Their Classes

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38136"] source: Audi AG Readers of Auto Bild, its sister publications and Bild am Sonntag nominated the finalists; an international test panel choose the winners 58 cars competed in seven classes, with Audi taking gold twice Fully electric e-tron won against rivals with combustion engines Double win for Audi in the “Golden Steering Wheel 2019” contest: The A1 Sportback2 and the fully electric e-tron3 won in their...

Audi Club Eastern Canada: Mt. Tremblant Fall Drive

words: William McLauchlan, photos: Abi Taneja Editor's note: The photos were taken by Abi Taneja; the original article credited William McLauchlan. As much as I enjoy attending car meets and shows, nothing gets me more excited than going for a ride. It could be taking the long way home after a long day at work or an early Sunday morning drive with no destination in mind. For me it’s therapeutic, and I need it.  With the end of the season quickly approaching, Jacques Landry and I...