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...

Motor1.com: New Audi A4 allroad Spied For The First Time

source: Motor1.com The beefy A4 will either be a 2020 or 2021 model. We know Audi has a major facelift coming for the A4. We caught our first glimpse of the camouflaged sedan and wagon last month, and now spy photographers captured the elusive allroad model testing in the snowy white north. At a quick glance this could almost be mistaken for the A4 Avant we saw previously – the camouflage pattern matches, as well as the wheels and even the location for the photos. There are some ke...

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...

Audi Launches Audi select, A Monthly Vehicle Subscription Service, In Dallas

source: Audi of America Audi select offers customers flexiblity with a selection of five Audi models, plus two days of Silvercar rentals for travel convenience, available for a flat monthly subscription fee of $1,395 The single market program will allow for quick optimization and scaling of Audi subscription-based model in U.S. The launch follows on broader efforts to build Audi mobility network capabilities HERNDON – Audi announces a new monthly subscription service called ...

Audi A4 Ultra sport Returns, Manual Only and Highly Limited

By now you may have heard that the remaining manual transmission models in the Audi lineup, including A4 and A5 coupé, will disappear with the arrival of the 2019 model year. No doubt manual transmission purists lament this day, though Audi of America’s own manual aficionados have created a proper send-off with the return of the A4 Ultra sport. The reality of today’s car market is that the fierce loyalty for manual transmission models simply doesn’t translate in sales. With the B9-...

4 More Fun: ER-C 20-inch Wheels and Over 300 HP For A4

Driving fun in the business class doesn’t just start with an Audi S4 or an RS4: ABT Sportsline demonstrates how to get more out of a normal Audi A4 regarding sporty appearance and driving fun. Regardless of whether a gasoline or diesel engine is under the hood or if it is a notchback sedan or an Avant station wagon. One feature of the car on the picture catches the eye especially: the impressive 20 inch alloy wheel ABT ER-C. The distinctive lines of the boldly curved and delicate spokes ...

Audi exclusive Mocha Latte A4 allroad at Walter’s Audi

"Buick Beige"? The hell you say. The Audi exclusive color Mocha Latte may be on the beige end of the spectrum, but it's anything but boring. It's been a unique regular amongst Audi exclusive builds, here most recently on an allroad that's in inventory over at Walter's Audi in Riverside, CA. Mocha Latte first wowed Audi aficionados when it landed on an RS 6 in the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. Consider it an extension of the lighter toned paint trend that ushered in the likes of Nardo Grey, its a...

ABT Upgrades For The 2018 Audi A4 and S4 Sedan

[source: ABT America] The Audi S4 is the benchmark among medium-sized premium cars and will be on top of any situation with upgrades from ABT. With some new aerodynamic add-ons like a front skirt add-on, front grille frame and fender inserts, either made out of ABS plastic or carbon fiber, S4 owners (and A4 drivers too!) are ready for some show and shine. The ABT rear skirt insert draws even more attention thanks to the increased sound performance of the ABT exhaust system. T...

H&R Sport Springs for the Audi A4 and S4

source: H&R  The Audi A4 and S4 have always been innovative and stylish vehicles – making them a huge hit with enthusiasts. To enhance the characteristics of these vehicles, H&R ride development engineers designed an all-new Sport Spring kit. H&R Sport Springs (part #: 50357) improve handling and provide superb ride quality to the A4/S4. Lowering on sport suspension models is approx. 0.80” front and rear, and on non-sport suspension models, approx. 1.6” front and...

Video: Audi A4s Used for Armored Truck Heist in South Africa

Maybe it was the influence of the first Audi S8  in the oft-sighted movie Ronin, or maybe it's just because Audi automobiles tend to be both fast and practical. Whatever the reason, Audi tends to be a go-to getaway car or heist car of choice... and not just in the movies. The latest example of such is a pair of Audi A4 sedans used by a gang in Pretoria, South Africa to hit an armored car on the N4 highway in the middle of the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=x7t...