2019 Audi Q3 SUV Named A 2019 IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+,’ 2019 A7 Named ‘Top Safety Pick’

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36928"] source: Audi of America 2019 Audi Q3 recieves highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization, when equipped with available Full LED headlights on Premium Plus and Prestige trims 2019 Audi A7 named 2019 Top Safety Pick when equipped with available LED Matrix-design headlights with high-beam assist Both vehicles achieved “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and “Good”rating in all IIHS crash tests 201...

ABT Sportsline – More Power for “Big Three” with 3.0 TFSI: 408 hp for A6, A7 and Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35055"] source: ABT Sportsline Audi A6, A7 and Q8: three characteristically different premium cars, each available with the 3.0 TFSI engine, delivering 340 hp (250 kW) as standard. That all sounds rather appealing, but ABT Sportsline boosts the turbo-charged trio beyond the 400 hp mark, now. This is made possible by the performance upgrade ABT Power, which is based on the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC). To quote speci...

The Gran Turismo Among The Plug-In Hybrids: Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33449"] source: Audi AG 367 hp system output, 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque and quattro drive Electric range of over 40 km (24.9 mi), electric-only driving at up to 135 km/h (83.9 mph) Sportily equipped: S line, privacy glazing and sport suspension Convenient charging with the Audi e-tron Charging Service and myAudi app Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large ...

Audi of America Announces Full 2020 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32937"] source: Audi of America Increased standard equipment and full model line improvements in 2020 Additional personalization offered through interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems including side assist, cross traffic assist and high-beam assist, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2020 model year, including full-line pricing, ve...

Forbes: Why The New Audi A7 Might Make You Rethink Buying That SUV

source: forbes.com Sure, passenger cars only account for around 30 percent of the new-vehicle market these days, and yes, some sport-utility vehicles are fun to drive and can be lavishly equipped. But not everyone wants to spend their daily commutes, let alone their precious free time, piloting a boxy people mover. If you fall into that narrowing category and have the means in which to indulge yourself, the redesigned-for-2019 Audi A7 might just be your antidote to vehicular monotony. As w...

Audi A7 is “2019 World Luxury Car”

source: Audi of America Audi wins prestigious award Tenth World Car Award for the brand with four rings Member of the Board of Management of Audi Technical Development Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler: “It is a great honor for Audi to win the “World Luxury Car” award twice in a row”  HERNDON, Va., April 17 2019 – The Audi A7 is the “2019 World Luxury Car.” The A7 is the second Audi to take home the award after the Audi A8 won it last year. The awards were presented toda...

Audi at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

source: Audi AG Audi press conference on March 5, 2019, at 8.00 a.m. (CET) Stand featuring electric vehicles exclusively Plug-in portfolio being comprehensively expanded Audi is systematically and comprehensively continuing its electric car offensive. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is showing four all-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions as a world pre...

Efficient and Powerful: The New Plug-In Hybrid Models Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8

source: Audi AG Audi A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 as plug-in hybrids with a strong electric motor, high battery capacity and a new drive strategy An electric range of more than 40 km according to WLTP Convenient and networked charging with myAudi app In electric-only mode not just free of local emissions but also efficient and sporty – Audi is consistently pursuing its electrification strategy with its comprehensive plug-in hybrid offensive. Audi is presenting the hyb...

Slash Gear: 2019 Audi A6 and A7 First Drive: A Preview of the Future

source: Mike Juergens, Slash Gear It all started with the beautiful Audi Prologue concept unveiled by Audi at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The Prologue heralded the future of Audi exterior and interior design, under the pen and leadership of Marc Lichte. The rounded lines of the past are now strong and aggressive; gone are button-heavy consoles from the interior and, in their place, touchscreens and a handful of necessary keys... Read the rest of the story HERE  

ABT offers 419 HP and 405 lb-ft for 2019 Audi A7

source: ABT Sportsline ABT offers 419 HP and 405 lb-ft for 2019 Audi A7 The all-new 2019 Audi A7 is a much desired car and ABT is making sure it is even more admired. From the factory the 3.0-liter TFSI V6 produces 335 HP / 369 lb-ft, but with the separate ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit the output is increased by 25%. The 419 HP of the ABT A7 Sportback are accompanied by 405 lb-ft of torque improving the responding qualities of the gas pedal and resulting in a dynamic, sportier driving....

Audi of America Receives Four Vincentric “Best Value in America Awards” Including “Best Luxury Car Brand”

source: Audi of America “Best Value in America Awards” honor Vincentric’s determination of vehicles that represent best value across 2019 model segments For second time, Audi brand named overall winner of Vincentric “Best Value in America” in Luxury Car segment 2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet and 2019 A6 and A7 sedans awarded “Best Value in America” in respective model segments HERNDON – Audi of America has won four Vincentric “Best Value in America” awards, inclu...

2019 Audi A7 Receives Kelley Blue Book “Best Resale Value” Award in Luxury Car Category

source: Audi of America Award recognizes new vehicles across 24 categories that will best retain value over first five years of ownership 2019 Audi A7 praised for exterior design, cargo capacity, suspension dampening and quiet interior Audi received award at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in San Francisco HERNDON – The 2019 Audi A7 received the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award in the Luxury Car category, as announced at this year’s Nati...

Awards for Audi

source: Audi AG Kelley Blue Book: Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 as Best Buys: The Audi Q5 received the Best Buy Award in the Compact Luxury SUV category and the Audi Q7 is the Best Buy in the Midsize Luxury SUV category for the 2019 model year. The winners were chosen by a panel from Kelley Blue Book, a leading market observer in the USA. The decisions in this competition are based on years of expertise, the organization’s own tests and extensive vehicle data. With the Audi Q5, which has now wo...

Audi Brings All-New 2019 Sedans, SUVs And First Fully Electric e-tron To Los Angeles Auto Show

source: Audi of America All-new 2019 Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q8 now on sale and on display at LA Auto Show, Nov. 30 – Dec. 9 Audi e-tron, first fully electric production model from the brand, available for reservations and on stand Fully electric supercar concept – e-tron GT – to be revealed Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Audi press conference HERNDON – Audi of America will showcase the brand’s all-new 2019 sedans, SUVs and the first all-electric Audi e-tron at the Los Angeles Aut...

Audi Presence in Spider-Man Far from Home Movie Leaked in Fan Film

It appears that the Audi e-tron and likely the A7 will be featured in the upcoming installment of the Spider-Man film series. Though Audi hasn't announced its involvement in the movie, it was partner in the previous Spider-Man Homecoming film and visual proof in the form of video shot on location while the movie has been shooting in Europe clearly shows the Audi e-tron and also likely the new A7 based on what we can tell from the shadowy footage. Below is the footage, along with fan anal...

Readers’ Choice by auto, motor und sport: Audi Takes Top Place in Connectivity and Interior Design

source: Audi AG The brand won in five categories of the “Car Connectivity Award” Audi A8 dominated the “Connected Cars” category Audi also won in the “Interior – design brand” category of the “Autonis” competition Audi is the leading automotive brand when it comes to connectivity, and its flagship, the Audi A8, is the best connected car. These are two results of the readers’ choice “Car Connectivity Award” carried out by renowned specialist magaz...

Audi AG: North American Government Agencies Approve Technical Solutions for Diesel Automobiles

[source: Audi AG] Plan of action now also given clearance for the last of five engine generations Measures for already-approved models with 3.0 TDI already around 62 percent implemented in the United States and around 42 percent in Canada Almost three years on from the start of the diesel crisis, Audi can offer a specific solution for all its diesel engines in the United States and Canada. The responsible approval authorities have now cleared the proposed package of measur...

Number 55 extra-strong: ABT Audi A7 3.0 TFSI with 425 HP and 22 inch wheels

ABT Sportsline offers pure magic in numbers for the new Audi A7 (C8): On the production model, the designation "55" indicates the 3-liter six-cylinder TFSI with 340 HP (250 kW). But with the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit developed in-house, the Bavarian tuner now draws a commanding 425 HP (313 kW) from the internal combustion engine. Which is a solid increase of 25 per cent. That this also produces a torque increase of 10 per cent is another positive side effect: The maximum is now 550 Nm...

HELLA Equips A7 Sportback With Intelligent Lighting Functions

[source: HELLA] A single control unit takes care of all headlamp functions Customizable interior lighting concept creates pleasant atmosphere Lippstadt - Together with the automobile manufacturer Audi, HELLA has developed a striking lighting technology for the new Audi A7 Sportback. The headlamps of the four-door coupé are available as LED, Matrix LED and HD Matrix LED with laser high beam variants. The system uses a new control unit, which takes care of all lighting functions....

Important Awards for Audi

[source: Audi AG] Ingolstadt - “Auto Zeitung”: Audi A7 Sportback wins Design Trophy More than 13,000 readers of “Auto Zeitung” cast their votes for the best new car designs in five classes in the Design Trophy competition. The new Audi A7 Sportback won in the “Sedans/ Station wagons/Minivans” category with 13.5 percent of the votes cast. The large four-door coupé also took third place in the overall “Champion of All Classes" standings. With this victory, ...