Emotional Premium Mobility: Interior of the Audi A8 Affers a High-Quality Experience

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65886"] source: Audi AG Atmosphere of comfort and well-being play central role in the luxury segment How Audi responds to market conditions and customer needs Agility and driving dynamics are important characteristics of the flagship vehicle The needs of potential A8 customers are changing. They desire emotional and comfortable mobility experiences that fit their individual lifestyles. Values such as time, space, and indi...

Interview with Oliver Hoffmann: “The Audi A8 Defines What Premium Means for the Brand”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65640"] source: Audi AG The Audi A8 has always stood for the brand’s premium standards A pioneer in lightweight construction, light technology, and the MMI operating system All-wheel drive quattro and light construction: When it was introduced at the 1994 Geneva International Motor Show, the Audi A8 sent a clear message to the competition. In the following interview, Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board for Technical Devel...

Sharpened Design and Innovative Technologies for the Flagship: The Enhanced Audi A8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65562"] source: Audi AG Digitized light for more safety and a progressive technology experience Extensive technology portfolio with many intelligent functions A8 L Horch as the top model for China With sharpened design, particularly in the front and rear, and innovative technologies, Audi is ensuring the increased presence and sporty elegance of the A8. For that reason, the company with the four rings is even more intensively working out the...

Spy Photo: 2022 Audi A8 Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57202"] It's the New Year and that means it's time for some new spy shots again. We start off with the first photos of the upcoming Audi A8 facelift. And we spied not one but two prototypes out testing and even if they look pretty much the same, there are some small differences. The facelifted Audi A8 will get some new head lights in “A3” style as we can see and also a new designed grille. The grille just doesn't have new inserts but also has...

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...