Tech Talk: Audi, Traffic Light Information and the Future of What—and How—to Drive

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47803"] source: Audi of America Editor’s Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about…well…the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a series ...

2020 Audi A6 allroad Named a 2020 IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47499"] source: Audi of America 2020 A6 allroad was named a 2020 IIHS “Top Safety Pick+”, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization A6 allroad offers a comprehensive suite of standard and available driver assistance systems, innovative connectivity features and benchmark infotainment The 2020 Audi A6 allroad has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2020 “Top Safety Pick+,” the highest rating awarded...

In Order to Assist Audi Customers, Coverage of New Vehicle Limited and Audi Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranties Are Extended by Three Months for Warranties Expiring Between March and May

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39935"] source: Audi of America Audi is providing a three-month warranty extension on its New Vehicle Limited Warranty as well as its Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty set to expire in March through the end of May, 2020 Audi continues to offer payment relief for customers impacted by COVID-19 through June 1 Audi of America (AoA) today announced additional measures to help customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicles with a Ne...

Audi of America Announces Full 2021 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47102"] source: Audi of America Enhanced standard equipment offerings across full 2021 model line Additional personalization options with interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems and technology updates include adaptive cruise assist, integrated toll module, and top view camera system, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2021 model year, including fu...

Audi of America Appoints Thiemo Rusch as SVP of Sales Operations

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47093"] source: Audi of America Rusch to lead Audi of America sales operations and dealer network Rusch, who began Audi career in 2002, has nearly 20 years with brand Rusch brings blend of marketing, retail and network development experience Audi of America has appointed Thiemo Rusch as SVP, sales operations effective July 1, 2020. He will be responsible for retail operations and dealer network development in the U.S., including ...

#quarantinequattro: Audi of America Releases Paper Cutout Sport quattro S1, R8, and e-tron Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47052"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Our 2nd installment of #quarantinequattro comes from Audi of America. This very Audi Holiday (quattro de Mayo) celebrates 40 years of quattro. First up (and in our hearts) is the Audi Sport quattro S1. This car dominated rally racing so much, it changed it. quattro was declared an 'unfair advantage' when it was introduced into touring car racing. You can download it HERE. [gallery link="none" colum...

Audi Announces Grant to California Institute of Technology for Development of New Climate Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46640"] source: Audi of America The $100,000 grant, issued in collaboration with Audi’s Environmental Foundation, will fund innovative research into a next generation climate model The Caltech team leads an effort of the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA), comprised of scientists and engineers from across the country The new climate model aims to provide more precise and actionable projections of future climate, using novel machine learning tec...

Tech Talk: Making the Audi R8 V10 Engine Fast and Robust

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45892"] source: Audi of America Editor’s Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold…but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about…well…the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a serie...

Tech Talk: Deep Dive on 40 Years of Audi quattro® All-Wheel-Drive Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45431"] source: Audi of America Editor’s Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold…but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about…well…the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a serie...

Audi RS 3 Nardo edition: Turning Grey Skies Blue

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45326"] source: Audi of America Equipped for maximum performance, the limited edition model is capable of a top track speed of 174 mph Sportiest iteration of the RS 3 comes to life with standard RS fixed sport suspension Starting at $59,900, just 200 models will be available in the U.S.  Audi of America has announced that the popular RS 3 will now be available in a special Nardo edition, now arriving at dealerships. As the fi...

Audi Virtual Backgrounds Take Your Video Conference From 0-60 in 3.5 Seconds

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44940"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America I don't know about you but I've been in video conference calls for awhile now and I'm pretty sure people are getting sick of seeing the same wall in my office... [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44941"] Uhhh...ok, back to our regular programming. Audi of America understands this so they've put together some virtual backgrounds to entertain yourself and your fellow Zoom attendees.  The...

Tech talk: The 2020 Audi S6 and S7 2.9-liter V6 TFSI engine and Electric-Powered Compressor

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44712"] source: Audi of America Editor's Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold...but that doesn't mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about...well...the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a series of Tec...

Color Your Audi World

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44678"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Stuck inside with nothing to do? Well, Audi to the rescue. In light of the current situation, Audi has re-released their Audi collection coloring book...for free. You can download the book HERE. Now there's no excuse for when boredom hits you. Stay safe and we'll see you on the other side. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44679"]

The All-New Audi RS Q8: The Beast Is a Beauty

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39407"] source: Audi of America, photo: Audi AG, Denis Podmarkov All-new RS Q8 first RS-SUV from Audi in America Dominating performance of an RS, everyday functionality of an SUV, and dynamic silhouette of the Audi Ur quattro Audi RS Q8 fastest production SUV to lap Nürburgring racetrack with official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds Audi RS Q8 combines the genes of a high-performance RS model with the practicality of an SUV and the dynamic ...

Money Can’t Buy Happiness… But It Can Buy An RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44386"] source: Audi of America High-performance RS 6 Avant delivers exhilarating driving dynamics with everyday functionality Capable of 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, a 4.0-liter TFSI® twin-turbo V8 propels the Avant from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds Impressive wide-bodied, Avant silhouette with RS treatment Once unobtainable in the U.S. market, the RS 6 Avant is now a reality for U.S. customers. The RS 6 Avant defies all expectations of...

2020 Audi SQ8 Delivers Powerful V8 Performance and Bold Road Presence

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41686"] source: Audi of America 2020 Audi SQ8 4.0 TFSI® V8 engine generates up to 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque Twin-turbo V8 can propel SQ8 from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds Bold design further accentuated by S model design elements The 2020 Audi SQ8 offers the perfect balance of SUV functionality and emotional design with exceptional S model performance. The SQ8 carries an all-new engine for the U.S. market, a 4.0-liter TFSI® V8, capabl...

2020 Audi Q7 Model Line Expands With Entry 2.0-Liter TFSI® Variant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43289"] source: Audi of America New Audi Q7 features advanced technologies including the MMI® touch response, Audi virtual cockpit and available adaptive cruise assist Striking design enhancements give the SUV a more powerful stance Audi Q7 45 TFSI® 2.0-liter engine generates 248 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque With the latest in innovative technologies including benchmark infotainment, as well as striking exterior and interior...

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...

2020 Audi A5 Brings Refreshed Design And Innovative Technology To Model Line

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41851"] source: Audi of America A5 exterior design revamped to emphasize a sporty aesthetic and harmonious body line New MIB 3 infotainment system offers drivers a 10.1” touch screen and enhanced computing power Updated design and benchmark infotainment are just some of the highlights of 2020 A5 models, on sale in Q1 The second generation of the A5 model line has been updated in 2020 with elements of the new design language from flagship mode...