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...

ABT GR20 Wheels Now Also Available for Audi A3, S3, RS3 and Several VW Models

[source: ABT] Summer is here and why not start off the season with a new set of wheels. ABT has now introduced its most recent wheel design GR for the Audi A3, S3, RS3, VW Golf VII and VW Beetle. The worldwide largest tuner for Audi and VW offers its customers two different finishes for the ABT SPORT GR20: either “matt black” with a diamond-machined surface and a matt clear finishor “glossy black” with a diamond-machined rim flange. The GR20 wheel is perfectly ...

Audi A8 Most Innovative Model of 2018

[source: Audi AG] Two victories in “Automotive Innovations Award” A8 most innovative model, Audi most innovative premium brand for autonomous driving Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is at the forefront of technology and is successfully doing pioneering work with automated driving” Ingolstadt/Frankfurt - Award-winning: The Audi A8 is the most innovative model of the year 2018 and Audi is the most innovative premium brand i...

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, ...

Audi A8L e-tron Spied in Death Valley (Exclusive)

It's no secret that Death Valley, California is a popular place for car manufacturers to test in extreme temperatures. In as much, keeping an eagle eye when in the area is well worth it as you may spy something that hasn't been seen before. Case in point is Audi Club member Troy Sicotte who was cruising through the area and noticed an as-of-yet-unseen Audi A8L e-tron hiding in plain sight. Given the A8 has already been revealed on a show stand and is even on the market in Europe, it's...

Awards for Audi since January 2018

  All awards at a glance: “What Car”: Audi TT voted “Best Coupé” for 16th time; Audi A4 winner in the “Executive Cars” category; Audi Q7 “Best Luxury SUV” “auto motor und sport China”: Audi wins award for best advertisements and best marketing Hong Kong: 25 awards for Audi in 2017 “U.S. News & World Report”: Audi A3 receives accolade for best value for money “Good Housekeeping”: Audi Q7 best new car in its class “CAR ...

The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018”

Flagship model wins prestigious award Ninth victory for Audi in the World Car Awards Audi Board Member for Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is an innovation driver for our entire industry.”' The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018.” The win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship as the embodiment of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The award ceremony took place Wednesday at the New York Auto Show. In their decision, the 82 jury mem...

HELLA Lighting Concept Sets New Standards in New Audi A8

source: HELLA HELLA develops comprehensive lighting package for new Audi A8 Matrix LED headlamps and laser high beams for more safety Ambient lighting and Matrix LED reading lamps for interior First large scale-produced OLED rear combination lamps with animated welcome scenarios Lippstadt - The lighting and electronics expert HELLA has implemented a comprehensive lighting concept for the new Audi A8. It combines intelligent safety with individual comfort and striking ani...