2019 Audi A4/S4, RS 5 and Audi SQ5 Receive 2020 InMoment eNVy Award® in Premium Market Vehicle Segments

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48668"] source: Audi of America Brand’s bestselling sedan, A4/S4, wins premium Small Car category High-performance RS 5 wins premium Mid Car category Premium Small SUV category awarded to Audi SQ5 At the second annual automotive industry InMoment eNVy awards®, the 2019 Audi A4/S4, RS 5 and SQ5 received 2020 awards in the premium market vehicle segment.  InMoment, formerly MaritzCX, awards recognize vehicles that InMoment identif...

New Audi MMI Infotainment Technologies to Offer Richer Entertainment Experience, Faster Processing Power and Greater Functionality

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47188"] source: Audi of America Anticipated introduction starting this fall for most 2021 Audi vehicles Audi to introduce its first vehicles with SiriusXM with 360L, including customizable settings and more than 10,000 hours of new content myAudi app adds digital marketplace for purchase of Audi connect® plans and future offerings Audi of America today announced a host of new Generation 3 infotainment technologies expected to arrive in most 20...

Audi of America Announces Full 2021 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47102"] source: Audi of America Enhanced standard equipment offerings across full 2021 model line Additional personalization options with interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems and technology updates include adaptive cruise assist, integrated toll module, and top view camera system, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2021 model year, including fu...

Choice Gear: Audi Activity Books 2.0

[gallery link="none" size="full" columns="1" ids="46981"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Editor’s note: We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. This is one of them. We're going into day XX of working from home and the kids have already played with everything in the house. Never fear...Audi has released two more coloring books and an update to the 1st coloring book for the young and the young-at-heart. ...

Quality Has Four Rings and Four Letters: Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45329"] source: Audi AG The big winner in the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey Audi wins seven out of 14 categories in the quality rankings Two additional individual victories and two overall class victories round out the results Quality has a name: Audi. This has been confirmed once more by the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey. The brand with the Four Rings won seven out of...

2020 Audi A4: Brand’s Bestselling Sedan With Sharpened Design, Enhanced Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41796"] source: Audi of America First model to feature the brand’s all-new MIB 3 infotainment system Striking exterior design gives compact model more dynamic presence On sale now, 2020 A4 models highlight benchmark infotainment, driver assistance systems The A4 represents the bestselling sedan in Audi history and now for 2020, Audi has made the full model line – including the A4 sedan, A4 allroad and S4 – even sportier and more cutting e...

Orders For Audi A4 Avant g-tron And A5 Sportback g-tron With New Design Can Be Placed As Of November

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39040"] source: Audi AG Low emissions and high efficiency: Natural gas as fuel protects the environment and also saves costs 2.0 TFSI engine with 125 kW (170 PS) Orders for the A4 Avant g-tron2 and A5 Sportback g-tron3 can be placed in Germany as of November 21. Audi natural gas models combine ecology and economy: The Audi A4 Avant g-tron2 and A5 Sportback g-tron3 feature a new, sporty design and ...

Audi Adopts “Overspray-Free Painting” In Series Production

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37526"] source: Audi AG New method creates contrasting paint finish in a single process Audi A4 Sedan and A5 Coupé “edition one” versions with black roof Protecting the environment and cutting costs: Using the method known as overspray-free painting, Audi is now able to apply two different colors in the same painting process. The new technique is being adopted for the first time for the “edition one” limited-edition models of the A4...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi A4…TDI

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36443"] words: Bill, photos: eBay.com Yes we are featuring the second B5 in a row on our Find of the Day but the first was Paul Walker's S4 and this...this is another special one. While it may look like another B5 A4 quattro from the outside, it's got a TDI heart. The States didn't get a B5 TDI unless you're talking about the Volkswagen B5 (and B5.5) Passat and even then we didn't get an all-wheel drive version. [gallery link="none" co...

Automobile: The Fate of the Next Audi A4 Has Been Decided—It Stays a Proper Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="27074"] source: Automobilemag.com The Fate of the Next Audi A4 Has Been Decided—It Stays a Proper Audi Plus details on an RS e-tron halo car, and which models Audi may kill. On July 1, the first working day of former BMW exec Hildegard Wortmann, the new Audi AG board member in charge of sales and marketing, the product strategy committee (PSK) finally decided on the future of the next Audi A4, which we expect in 2022 or 2023. The project, code...

Audi Makes Next Move in US Mobility Strategy with Silvercar, Inc. Leadership Announcement

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31315"] source: Audi of America Audi of America CFO Matt Carpenter appointed CEO of Silvercar, Inc., effective August 1, 2019 Integration of current operations and future strategy of Audi and Silvercar is key priority Role based in Austin, Texas at Silvercar, Inc. headquarters Audi advances its mobility strategy in the U.S. with the appointment of Matt Carpenter to CEO of Silvercar, Inc. In his role, Matt will drive the Audi mobility strategy i...

Find of the Day: 2019 Audi A4 Ultra sport…the last of the manuals

words: Bill, photos: August Alpern Back in August 2018, we broke the story of the return of the A4 Ultra sport...and the demise of the manual transmission. For those who aren't familiar with the 2019 A4 Ultra sport, Audi of America decided to earmark the last 40 A4s as manual transmission cars. The Ultra sport spec was formulated to be as sporty in appearance as the S4 but with a manual transmission. As we stated in the aforementioned article, all of the cars were built identically. First, the...

Audi Receives Most “Good” IIHS Ratings of Any Manufacturer for Ease of Using LATCH Hardware on Child Restraint Systems

source: Audi of America Ten 2019 Audi models received “Good+” to “Acceptable” ratings across model line up 2019 Audi Q7 received highest “Good+” rating Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) measures ease of use of lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) hardware on child restraint systems HERNDON – Ten 2019 Audi models have been positively rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for their ease of using lower anchors and tethers fo...

Find of the Day: 2014 Audi allroad Premium Plus – Former fortitude.com Project Car

words: Bill, photos: George Achorn For every single Find of the Day vehicles I've featured, I've never had a personal attachment nor even seen one in person...with the exception of this car. This car is owned by our Editor-in-Chief of quattro Magazine, George Achorn. George used to be the one of the owners of Vortex Media Group (vwvortex.com, fourtitude.com, swedespeed.com) but sold the sites in 2015. We were fortunate enough to snap him up when he came back onto the scene. As such, t...

Silver Jubilee: Audi A4 Celebrates its 25th Birthday

source: Audi AG Successful model in its fifth generation Plant Director Albert Mayer: “The Audi A4 symbolizes our brand and our plant” More than 7.5 million units produced worldwide Audi is celebrating a major production anniversary in the premium mid size segment: 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 drove off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. Since then, the brand with the Four Rings has produced more than 7.5 million units of the model. A quarter of a century after...

B9.5 Audi A4 allroad Spied

With all the rumors and speculation about the A6 allroad and RS 6 Avant potentially coming to America, it is perhaps easy to forget that Audi's A4 allroad, the lone Avant currently in America, is also due for a facelift. When test mules of that next-generation car (dubbed B9.5 those in-the-know) make a showing on test routes, it should definitely be newsworthy. On one hand, changes to A4 allroad drivetrain aren't expected to be revolutionary. The current car makes do with Audi's potent 2.0...

New Evidence of Top Quality: Audi Now Ranks 1st and 2nd in Endurance Test by “Auto Bild”

source: Audi AG The A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI covered a distance of 100,000 kilometers without any problems and performed outstandingly, achieving a grade of 1 Audi places first and second in “Auto Bild” endurance test ranking: With a grade of 1+, only the A3 Sportback g-tron ranks higher than the A4 Avant Michael Neumayer, Head of Audi Quality Assurance: “This once again confirms our claim to be the best premium provider when it comes to quality” Since spring 2017, A...

quattro Magazine: A4 Avantage

by: George Achorn, photos by: Eric Yeager, George Achorn Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Maybe it’s tenor of the Italian language. It almost sounds poetic… maybe as if by destiny…when a guy with the last name “Avantaggio” builds the ultimate OEM plus B8 A4 Avant. You see, the Italian suffix aggio is equivalent to the English age, indicating action but perhaps with a more stylish flair. The translation, “Avantage” then seems a...

Autoblog: 2020 Audi A4 Avant Spy Photos Show Yet Another Refresh

source: Autoblog Audi just showed a refreshed A4 back in June, but the company apparently still feels the design won't be up-to-date when sharing showroom space with the new A8, A7 and A6. We know this because one of our spy photographers caught the above A4 Avant example testing with yet another new front fascia. This update is more dramatic, but it's still just a mild refresh overall.... Read the rest of the story HERE

Dan Is Selling His Audi!

words: Bill Cho, video: Alfa Romeo USA YouTube Remember the continuation of the 'Billboard Wars' between Audi and BMW? Well several months and in the original billboard war case, years later, Alfa Romeo has decided to jump into the fray. Here stands Dan. He's a successful businessman. He loves his Audi. It helps him close deals but... Shots fired. It'll be interesting to see if Audi returns the salvo...or maybe Audi will have better things to do like actually selling cars. En...