Best-Selling Audi Receives Sportback Treatment: 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57174"] source: Audi of America Audi Q5 Sportback captivates with powerful and progressive, coupe-like design Tailored offering brings elevated design and increased sportiness over the SUV model New generation of lighting technology with available digital OLED taillights Audi today announced two all-new variants for its best-selling, recently refreshed Audi Q5 model line, the 2021 Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback. The arrival of these new variant...

Audi of America Announces Sara Whiffen as VP of Strategy and New Business

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55894"] source: Audi of America Whiffen will lead business strategy and new business efforts Whiffen brings more than 20 years of business strategy experience Previously, she held CEO position at data-driven tech startup Audi of America is pleased to announce that Sara Whiffen will join the company as vice president, Strategy and New Business, effective November 30. She will be responsible for driving forward the Audi of Ameri...

Audi Introduces R8 RWD Model Line with Exclusive 2021 R8 Panther edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55868"] source: Audi of America Unique to the US market and limited to 30 units, the R8 Panther edition features unique trim details including 20” milled wheels in matte black with red trim First units available in the R8 RWD model line; all R8 Panther editions are treated with Audi exclusive Panther Black crystal effect paint and a full Audi exclusive interior R8 Panther edition will be available at select dealers this month Just in time for...

Audi of America Announces Tara Rush as Chief Marketing Officer

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55389"] source: Audi of America Rush will be the first woman to lead marketing at Audi of America Previously, Rush held the position of SVP, Chief Communications Officer Rush brings 20 years of consumer brand experience Today, Audi of America announced Tara Rush as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, effective December 1st. In this role, Rush will oversee brand strategy and be responsible for all U.S. marketing efforts including adv...

2021 Audi Q3 40 TFSI – This Small Audi is a Big Value

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55191"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Audi of America is rolling out a new entry level SUV - the Q3 40 TFSI. Now entry level doesn't necessarily mean decontented. The Q3 40 has quattro as a standard feature paired to a 2.0L 4 cylinder with 184hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Also standard are the Touch Response MMI with digital instrument cluster, eight-way power from seats, Audi lane departure warning, high beam assist, and three-zone a...

Audi Offers First Production Animated Digital Matrix LED Headlights in 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback and e-tron SUV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54150"] source: Audi of America Audi demonstrates leadership role with next-generation lighting technology Comprised of 1.3 million micromirrors per headlight, Digital Matrix LED headlights operate like movie projectors on the road At introduction, headlights offer five unique welcome and exit lighting signatures with motion graphics As lighting technology advances, Audi continues leading the way, now offering Digital Matrix LED (DML) headlight...

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...

2021 Audi R8 RWD Coupe and Spyder Newest Members of R8 Model Line

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53907"] source: Audi of America R8 Coupe and Spyder with rear wheel drive now permanent addition to R8 model line Additional personalization offered through an interior design package for the R8 V10 performance models Same high-revving 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine powers both rear wheel drive and quattro variants From a limited series to a permanent addition, the R8 rear wheel drive Coupe and Spyder become the newest members of the ...

Tech Talk: Integrated Toll Module®

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53700"] source: Audi of America Audi’s note: We’re publishing a “Tech talk” series to share more about the people and technology behind our cars – who and what make an Audi an Audi. We hope you enjoy the series! To see all “Tech talk” articles, click here. A car is so much more than four wheels, metal, leather, plastic and glass. It’s a passport to the next journey, the embodiment of mobility and freedom. It’s a person...

2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe and Sportback: Exterior Design and Technology Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53462"] source: Audi of America RS 5 Coupe and Sportback models feature aggressive exterior design New Ascari launch edition and Black optic launch edition available on both Coupe and Sportback variants New MIB 3 infotainment system offers drivers a 10.1” touch screen and enhanced computing power The Audi RS 5 Coupe and Sportback have been updated for the 2021 model year – featuring a more aggressive exterior design than the previous genera...

Audi and iHeartRadio Collaborate to Bring Hybrid Radio® Digital Audio Experience to Select 2021 Vehicles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52693"] source: Audi of America Audi introduces Hybrid Radio® experience that allows users to keep listening to their favorite stations, even when out of range of the signal Media leader iHeartRadio is rolling out Hybrid Radio® compatibility with more than 600 stations across North America First-in-industry, Audi is introducing Hybrid Radio on select 2021 vehicles, which begin to go on sale across the U.S. in September Audi of America ...

Audi Expands Mobility Solutions Through Silvercar by Audi Vehicle Rental and Audi at Your Door Service Offering at Dealer Locations

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52634"] source: Audi of America Silvercar by Audi operations to be offered at Audi dealerships to serve local rental market Audi at Your Door provides premium remote purchase and service flexibility for customers Expansion of premium rental and purchase options enhance customer experience and flexibility at Audi dealerships Audi of America announced the expansion of the brand’s U.S. mobility solutions with the availability of Silvercar...

Audi Summer Drive-In Concert

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52574"] source: Audi of America We hosted our first-ever drive-in concert to celebrate frontline and essential workers with an intimate performance from Kehlani. 2020 Concert Checklist: ✓ Face masks ✓ Social distancing ✓ Car keys ✓ Grammy-nominated R&B star While music festivals, tours and live performances from coast to coast have had to postpone or cancel entirely due to the global impact of COVID-19, resilie...

Trio of RS Models – 2021 RS 6 Avant, RS 7 and Audi RS Q8 – On Sale Now

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52570"] source: Audi of America High-performance RS 6 Avant capable of 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque RS 7 with lowered stance and flared wheel arches emphasize most powerful iteration of Audi Sportback design First RS-SUV from Audi in America delivers dominating performance of RS and everyday functionality of an SUV Representing the latest chapter in the highly successful history of Audi Sport, a trio of 2021 RS models a...

Audi Racing in the Late 80s: After Rally and Before Le Mans

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51815"] words: Jim Benoit, photos: Audi of America, Audi Tradition, Audi South Africa, Mosport Canada Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The mid 80s for Audi of America was a time of highs and lows. In 1984, Audi released the newly revised Audi 5000. It was sleek and aerodynamic, replacing the box shaped model from...

“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...

Audi Debuts “THE ACADEMY”, a New Docuseries Capturing Young Athletes’ Pursuits to Become Major League Soccer’s Next Homegrown Pro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50651"] source: Audi of America All-access series chronicles Sporting Kansas City’s MLS Academy Five-episode series features up-and-coming youth players as they train through pandemic setbacks and return to play Series debuts across Bleacher Report’s B/R Football channels Aug. 19 Audi, along with Major League Soccer today announced a five-part, all-access documentary series, "THE ACADEMY", featuring Sporting Kansas City’s ...

Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition Ep. 9 – Audi Club vs Audi of America and a Preview of Episode 10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49411"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America YouTube channel This last round of our Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition was a good one. We challenged Audi of America and they came loaded. Our guests were: Jacob Brown, Audi PR. This week is his 1 year work anniversary with AoA but he's been in the automotive PR business for 9. Rico Abramzon, Audi Area After Sales Manager. Rico is an old friend and he brought his A game especially with the ...