Plug-In Trifecta: 2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e Models Come Standard With Big-Engine Performance, Small-Engine Efficiency

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53984"] source: Audi of America On sale now, the 2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrids bring torque-rich, powerful plug-in performance and all-electric driving to Audi customers 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e receives host of updates, A7 TFSI e is new to U.S. The three models represent ongoing commitment to Audi’s anticipated goal of 30% of its U.S. portfolio electrified by 2025 With high performance,  lower fuel consumption and an abundance o...

“PHEVs Should Be A Non-Conversation”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46492"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov, Anthony Garbis Anthony Garbis, A4/A5/Q5/R8 product manager at Audi of America, was recently interviewed by ABC News as part of an article about plug-in hybrids (PHEV). Sales of PHEVs are growing worldwide but few Americans are aware of them...or may be ignoring them. Audi of America offers two PHEVs at the moment: the Q5 TFSIe, the A8 TFSI e, and soon, the A7 TSFI e (all Audi PHEVs will be badged TSF...

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...

The Audi Q3 Sportback Wins The Readers’ Choice Award For “Best Cars”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43117"] source: Audi AG The SUV coupé prevailed against 62 competitors in its category Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management Technical Development: “Our concept is proving to be a complete success on the market” Four further Audi models successful in the competition organized by “auto motor und sport” The Audi Q3 Sportback**, which was introduced just a few months ago, prevailed against strong competition in i...

Pricing Announced For 2020 Audi A8 TFSI e: Premium Flagship Sedan Merged With Efficient Plug-In Hybrid Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42007"] Powerful 3.0-liter TFSI® engine paired with electric motor produce estimated 443* horspower and 516* lb-ft of torque 1 kWh battery allows for EPA estimated 17 miles of electric-only, direct emmissions-free driving range and 54 MPGe Plug-in hybrid joins A8 V6, V8 and S8 variants to round out model line Joining the flagship sedan model line, the A8 TFSI e serves as the first plug-in hybrid variant of the A8. Combining the comfort and pre...

Video(s) of the Day: Volkswagen T3 Bus With Audi 6.0 W12 Power

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40063"] words: Bill, photos: tuningblog.eu/gtspeed.us, videos: MonGo OttO/Zurafta Productions While these videos may be several years old at this time, this is still a pretty wild build. I've seen people put a Porsche engine in a T1 Bus before but shoving a W12 into a T3 is that much more metal (or mental). [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40066"] This Bus came from the factory with a ~50hp engine but that wasn't enough for the o...

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...

2019 Audi A8 Flagship Sedan Named A Wards 10 Best User Experience Award Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33657"] source: Audi of America New-for-2019 MMI touch response infotainment system delivers robust, intuitive experience for driver and passengers Natural voice controls, as well as handwriting recognition and haptic feedback, provide multiple touchpoints that enrich experience The Wards 10 Best UX award evaluates vehicles based on user experience behind the wheel, including connectivity, infotainment, advanced driver-assistance sy...

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...

Multifaceted Personality: Predictive Active Suspension in the A8 Flagship Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31198"] source: Audi AG Immense spectrum: maximum comfort or outstanding agility The electromechanical suspension system can actuate each wheel individually First-class travel experience: intelligently reduced longitudinal and transverse forces Audi is now offering another high-tech innovation for the Audi A8 luxury sedan – predictive active suspension. Depending on the chosen settings, it gives the brand’s flagship m...

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...

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...

Italian Coachbuilder Shares A8 Avant Design

Castagna Milano is one of those boutique carrozzeria design firms that builds one-off or highly limited production cars for those with a bountiful wallet. "Coachbuilt" is what their creations would qualify as, and if you ever wanted to build something like an A8 Avant... Castagna Milano is the sort of company you'd probably hire. A few days ago, Castagna posted two images of this Audi A8 design on their Facebook page. The post (translated from Italian) states: Project Archive 02... when they...

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...

Departures And Audi Reimagine In-Book Advertising With Innovative, First-Of-Its-Kind User-Activated Ad In November/December Issue

HERNDON and NEW YORK- Departures®, the luxury brand published by Meredith Corporation exclusively for American Express Platinum Card Members, in partnership with Audi of America, is unveiling an exclusive print advertisement in the November/December issue, featuring a user experience that emulates a premium feature of the all-new Audi A8. The interactive in-book experience provides the reader with a key fob that animates organic light-emitting diode (OLED) taillights on a virtual Audi A8...

Audi Considering Re-Launching Horch Brand Name

Rumors out of the press are suggesting that Audi is strongly considering re-use of the Horch brand name to denote its largest and most luxurious offering. Once one of the world's most luxurious marques, the Horch brand is currently one of the defunct brands owned by Audi and one of the brands represented in Ingolstadt's four-ring logo. From what we can tell, the rumor first appeared published in Automotive News by the very credible German automotive journalist Jens Meiners. Given the sour...

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...