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...

2020 Audi A6 allroad Configurator Is Live On AudiUSA.com

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40727"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Everyone is anticipating the arrival of the RS 6 Avant to the North American market but did you know the A6 allroad is also coming? Of course you did and for those who are looking to purchase one,  the configurator is now live on audiusa.com. How will you build yours? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40714"]

A Nepal Story

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40666"] source: Audi of America Two volunteers describe their experience giving back in Nepal For the last few years, employees of Volkswagen Group of America, including Audi of America, have had the privilege to collaborate with an organization called Kids of Kathmandu to travel to Nepal and rebuild schools in an effort to recover from the catastrophic earthquake of 2015. Though the mission to rebuild remains the same, each year the volunteers e...

Audi Cars & Coffee: Fourth Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37869"] words: Bill, photos: George Achorn Herdon, Virginia is a town right outside Washington, D.C. but to Audi enthusiasts, it's the site of the Mothership...Audi of America. Visitors can swing by and check out the Audi Forum located in the lobby of HQ or the vehicles in the parking lot but come Saturday, December 7th, Audi of America is rolling out the red carpet. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="11693"] The Fourth Edition of ...

e-tron connect: Audi Holds EV Cars & Coffee at Virginia Headquarters

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35127"] words and photos: George Achorn Editor's note: this article was originally posted on our sister site, e-tron connect. As part of this week’s National Drive Electric Week, Audi of America and Electrify America joined forces to host an EV Cars & Coffee at the Volkswagen Group’s Herndon, Virginia headquarters. Given the event was largely planned by Volkswagen Group charging subsidiary Electrify America, and the event was pa...

Daniel Weissland to lead Audi of America as President

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32475"] source: Audi AG Weissland, after leading VW Group and Audi in Canada, appointed head of Audi of America Weissland with 20 years of work experience in the Audi and Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Canada achieved best sales year in company’s 67-year history under Weissland’s leadership Audi is pleased to announce Daniel Weissland has been appointed as President of Audi of America effective Sept. 1, 2019. ...

Audi of America and Major League Soccer Launch ‘Audi Goals Drive Progress’ To Advance Youth Soccer in North America

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32181"] source: Audi of America New multi-year program will contribute funds to MLS Academies Audi to pledge funds for every regular season and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs goal scored to MLS Academies, up to $1 million in 2019 Funds used to increase access to MLS Academies which are the elite player development programs for aspiring professional players MLS Academies will leverage funds by launching unique programs at each club that su...

quattro Magazine: Taking the 2019 Audi Q8 to the extreme in the American West

words: George Achorn, photos: Audi of America (Jim Fets) Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Is it a “crossover” or an “SUV”? I was in the weeds in more ways than one with an Audi of America product planner in remote and frigid Colorado philosophizing over just what the new Audi Q8 is. I’d called it a “crossover”. He argued “SUV”. From his perspective, an SUV is a more attractive term... at least in the American market. SUV in...

Unfair Advantage Podcast: We Have A Podcast! Episodes 4-6

words: Bill   It's been awhile since I've posted that yes...we actually have a podcast. The following episodes are pretty darn good if I say so myself. George and I went to the New York International Auto Show back in April to interview Matthew Mostafaei and Anthony Garbis, both Audi of America. A couple of weekends ago, we traveled to the Great White North for Eurokracy and interviewed Audi Club National board member and Canadian Tasmanian Devil, Gordon Varney. These are their stories (dun du...

Audi Receives Most “Good” IIHS Ratings of Any Manufacturer for Ease of Using LATCH Hardware on Child Restraint Systems

source: Audi of America Ten 2019 Audi models received “Good+” to “Acceptable” ratings across model line up 2019 Audi Q7 received highest “Good+” rating Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) measures ease of use of lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) hardware on child restraint systems HERNDON – Ten 2019 Audi models have been positively rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for their ease of using lower anchors and tethers fo...

Change in Leadership at Audi of America

source: Audi of America Mark Del Rosso steps down as Audi of America president Del Rosso served 11 years in leadership roles with Audi and Bentley Cian O'Brien, Audi of America COO, to serve as interim head of brand HERNDON – Mark Del Rosso, president of Audi of America, is leaving the company, effective immediately. Cian O'Brien, Audi of America's chief operating officer, will assume interim leadership of the brand in the U.S. Del Rosso spent 11 years in leadership roles at Audi an...

April Sales Down 21 percent; 2019 A6, A7, Strike Consumer Demand with YoY Growth

source: Audi of America So there's some bad news and good news about April 2019 sales. The bad news is that sales year-to-date is down 21%. Ouch. The good news is that new products are hitting the dealers as we speak including the e-tron SUV and soon the new (great looking in my opinion) Q3. Also, sedan (A6, A7, A8) are selling well,  CPO sales are up, 253 e-trons have already been sold, and Service Manager satisfaction is #1 10 years in a row. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. ...

Audi A7 is “2019 World Luxury Car”

source: Audi of America Audi wins prestigious award Tenth World Car Award for the brand with four rings Member of the Board of Management of Audi Technical Development Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler: “It is a great honor for Audi to win the “World Luxury Car” award twice in a row”  HERNDON, Va., April 17 2019 – The Audi A7 is the “2019 World Luxury Car.” The A7 is the second Audi to take home the award after the Audi A8 won it last year. The awards were presented toda...