The Moment of Truth: Formula E Driver Lucas di Grassi Tests Production-Based RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54905"] source: Audi AG Strong, reproducible acceleration thanks to sophisticated thermal management High tech in the chassis: air suspension, damper control and all-wheel steering Lucas di Grassi: “Sustainability is based on technological innovation” A late-summer day in Neuburg an der Donau. Parked in front of the building of Audi’s Competence Center Motorsport is a production-based RS e-tron GT, surrounded by four men. Audi S...

Final Thriller at Hockenheim: Three Audi Drivers Want the DTM Title

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54767"] source: Audi Sport The big three-way interview with the title contenders Defending champion René Rast is the hunted for the first time this season Pursuer Nico Müller believes in his title chances, Robin Frijns is an outsider Even before the finale at the Hockenheimring, it is certain that the 2020 DTM champion will be driving an Audi RS 5 DTM. René Rast, Nico Müller and Robin Frijns will be competing for the ...

Audi Club North America National Board of Directors Election Will Open Soon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53127"] Audi Club National Board Election Next Week Audi Club North America’s National Board of Directors election begins Thursday, October 15th and will be open through Sunday, November 15th. You will receive an email next week with a web link to your election ballot. Each year, three of the nine National Board of Director positions are up for election. Directors serve a 3-year term and are eligible to run for a second 3-year term. For the ter...

Functions on demand: a new form of individualization

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53748"] source: Audi AG Book additional selected functions online any time after delivery Start of the new payment service AudiPay for digital additional services Available in eight model series; additional models and markets will follow For the first time, Audi is offering its customers in Norway and Germany the possibility to book selected functions on demand, even after purchasing the vehicle. This opens up completely ...

Tech Talk: Integrated Toll Module®

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53700"] source: Audi of America Audi’s note: We’re publishing a “Tech talk” series to share more about the people and technology behind our cars – who and what make an Audi an Audi. We hope you enjoy the series! To see all “Tech talk” articles, click here. A car is so much more than four wheels, metal, leather, plastic and glass. It’s a passport to the next journey, the embodiment of mobility and freedom. It’s a person...

Daily Driver as Art: Audizine Creator’s Daily Driver

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53534"] words: George Achorn, photos: Gene Pascua Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Let’s face it; the working end of the daily driver concept isn’t always pretty. Crossovers have become more and more of the norm, and when you have to contend with family needs or snarled NorCal traffic then the likes of something endi...

Drive up to 78 KM (48.5 MI) on Electric Power: The New Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53440"] source: Audi AG Premium compact model with improved plug-in hybrid technology High-voltage battery with larger capacity, more powerful electric motor Launch in fall, base price EUR 37,470.92 Up to 78 kilometers (48.5 mi) of electric range (NEDC) and 150 kW (204 PS) of system output: Audi presents the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e2. The compact plug-in hybrid is locally emissions-free, offers sporty driving performance with high efficie...

Audi Driver Nico Müller: “I Don’t Feel Like The Hunted”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52619"] source: Audi Sport Interview with the current DTM leader from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Swiss Audi DTM driver Nico Müller takes stock after ten of a total of 18 races in the 2020 season. The 28-year-old also talks about his relationship with his teammate and closest pursuer in the drivers’ championship, Robin Frijns, and shares more about his family life. More than half of the 2020 DTM season has already been completed....

Sporty Character with a Superior Performance: The Audi SQ7 and SQ8 with V8 TFSI Gasoline Engine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52432"] source: Audi AG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 373 kW (507 PS) and 770 Nm (567.9 lb-ft) of torque Suspension comes with all-wheel steering and sport air suspension as standard, and with a sport differential and roll stabilization as an option New connectivity and assist services, and automatic parking upon request Both models will be launched on the European markets in the fall Audi is presenting the SQ7 and the SQ8 with new TFSI e...

Double Podium for Audi in the Rain at Assen

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51782"] source: Audi Sport Robin Frijns second in Sunday’s race ahead of championship leader Nico Müller Audi in second, third, fourth and fifth Tire strategy and race interruption were decisive factors After the five-fold victory on Saturday, Audi also achieved a strong result in Sunday’s DTM race in Assen with second, third, fourth and fifth places. Robin Frijns and Nico Müller handed Audi Sport Team Abt Sportslin...

Meet the Audi Club North America Board of Directors Candidates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50030"] Each year, three of the nine National Board of Director positions are up for election. Directors serve a 3-year term and are eligible to run for a second 3-year term. For the term 2018-2020 ending in December, director seats for Troy Sicotte, Gordon Varney, and Christine Lemley are expiring. The Audi Club North America Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee has confirmed seven candidates running for the three open positions....

quattro Magazine Q3_2020: Paris-Dakar 1985: Driver’s View – An interview with Audi Sport France driver José Lourseau

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51225"] words: George Achorn, photos: José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine and is Part 2. You may find Part 1 HERE. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. quattro Magazine: How did you become part of the Audi France Dakar team? José Lourseau: I had the chance to participate in the 1980 race in a Range Rover. I finished 31s...

Shattering the Glass Ceiling at 14,119 Feet: Michèle Mouton & Her Record Run at Pike’s Peak 35 Years On

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50923"] words: George Achorn, photos: Audi AG, Volkswagen AG, Audi of America, Audi Tradition, Getty Images Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. When Michèle Mouton returned to Colorado in the summer of 1985, it’s safe to assume she had some unfinished business there. Audi Sport’s high-profile French driver had taken he...

Audi Driver Robin Frijns: “I’m Optimistic to Celebrate My First DTM Victory Soon”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50700"] source: Audi Sport Interview with the 29-year-old Dutchman from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Before the second DTM race weekend in the Lausitz, three-time pole setter Robin Frijns looks back on the busy start to the season. The Audi DTM driver also shares more about the atmosphere within the Abt Sportsline team and tells how he is spending his few days at home. How do you feel after your race marathon in DTM and Formula E in ...

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue: Chapter Three: The Avant Life

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50496"] by: 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 and Chapter Two HERE....

More Dynamic, More Power, More Driving Pleasure: The Audi S3 Sportback and the Audi S3 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50376"] source: Audi AG Powerful 2.0 TFSI engine with 228 kW (310 PS)2 of output and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) of torque Seven-speed S tronic, S-specific sport suspension, and quattro all-wheel driveas standard Driver-focused cockpit, technology from the full-size class Limited-edition model in Python Yellow or Tango Red A good 20 years ago, Audi opened up the sporty premium compact market segment with the first S3. Now the brand is presenti...

The Enigma: The Ultimate RS Models – The Automotive Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50169"] by: James McRory for Audi Australia, photos: Mark Bramley Thundering twin-turbo soundtrack, extraordinary balance and handling – and you can take the whole family along for the ride – the RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback just keep getting better. They’re big and incredibly luxurious. They each sport absolute state-of-the-art automotive technology and they each deliver supercar performance and handling. In many ways both the&n...

Choice Gear: RS Grill Masks

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50146"] words: Bill, photo: Audi Club North America These days, wearing masks is the norm so why not wear a grill on your grill? Audi Club's TeePublic store has some new designs including these: the RS 5 grill, R8 grill, and RS 6 Avant grill. As usual with TeePublic, you can get this design on a t-shirt, phone cover, mug, etc. When TeePublic offered masks several months ago, they were pleated. These new masks are not. They measure 7" wide and 4...

Dream Start for Audi in the DTM: First to Fifth Place

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50058"] source: Audi Sport Nico Müller wins Saturday’s race at Spa by almost 20 seconds Drivers from all three Audi factory teams on the podium Head of Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Fantastic result for Audi” With positions one to five in the first race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), title defender Audi had a dream start into the new DTM season. Outstanding driver in Saturday’s 1-2-3-4-5 success was the Swiss Nico Müller from Audi Spor...

Audi Uses Drones to Locate Vehicles at Neckarsulm Site

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49941"] source: Audi AG Drone flies over parked vehicles autonomously Exact vehicle locating with drone, GPS, and RFID technology Project manager Steffen Conrad: “The fast locating of the vehicles creates even higher process quality and is a further stepping stone on the path to digital production.” Audi is using a specially developed drone system to locate vehicles that are ready for dispatch at the Neckarsulm site. ...