Awards for Audi

source: Audi AG Most attractive employer: Audi ranked No. 1 Between September 2018 and February 2019, the renowned Berlin consulting institute Trendence surveyed over 43,500 students at around 300 German universities about their employer of choice. AUDI AG took first place among engineering students with 15.8 percent of the vote (2018: third place). The company maintained its third-place ranking among business students. IT students also see the Four Rings as an attractive employer. They ...

Audi and Marvel: A Dynamic Duo

words: Aaron Plante Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Has Audi’s decade-long relationship with Tony Stark paid off? Suicidal Tendencies’ Institutionalized is blaring as Tony Stark works on his ’32 Ford in his garage. Pepper Potts unlocks the workshop door, simultaneously cutting the music, hounding Stark to get going. As he walks to the rear of the shop in the far corner, first in line from the exit ramp, sits a silver coupe with bla...

Benchmark for Long-Distance Journeys: the Charging Power of the Audi e-tron

source: Audi AG 150 kW fast charging over a large portion of the charging procedure 80 percent in 30 minutes, full charging to 100 percent in less than 50 minutes Thermal management facilitates a high performance and longevity With the e-tron, Audi is making electric mobility a reality for long-distance driving – thanks in part to charging power that is unique among the competition. The e-tron is not only the first mass-produced car that can be charged with up to 150 kW of e...

Find of the Day: 2007 Daytona Gray Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The B7 RS 4 in a word? Oof. A brawler in a business suit. A bull in a china shop..ok I don't think that one quite fits. Regardless, this is one of Audi's greatest Q-ships. Audi enthusiasts will spot one immediately but the average person? Not so much. They just see an Audi. From the bulging fenders to the big oval exhaust tips in the rear, this car oozes sexiness. This particular example is painted Daytona Grey Pearl with Platinum leather/black ...

Silver Jubilee: Audi A4 Celebrates its 25th Birthday

source: Audi AG Successful model in its fifth generation Plant Director Albert Mayer: “The Audi A4 symbolizes our brand and our plant” More than 7.5 million units produced worldwide Audi is celebrating a major production anniversary in the premium mid size segment: 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 drove off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. Since then, the brand with the Four Rings has produced more than 7.5 million units of the model. A quarter of a century after...

Find of the Day: 1980 Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Auctions Wait...didn't we just do this the other day? There have been a plethora of Ur-quattros in our Find of the Day lately - Der Kommissar 1985 Amazon Blue and the 1985 Zermatt Silver one. Der Kommissar has 83,000 miles and is available for $55,900 and the Zermatt Silver has 209,008 miles and is listed for $58,900. Aside being an Ur-quattro in common, they are both offered in the States so buying them would be relatively easy. This one? She's located i...

Find of the Day? 1994 Audi 80 Avant…with a 4.2L V8

words: Bill, photos: Ricardas Zizas Autohandel It's been a good several days for Finds of the Day: the RS2 Avant, the Imola Yellow RS 4, the Amazon Blue Ur-quattro, and the Holy Grail, the 1986 Audi Sport quattro. All special cars, all desirable cars, all hard-to-find cars so why would I feature a plain Jane Audi 80 Avant with ugly wheels? Because of this: Some mad scientist shoved a 4.2 V8 under the bonnet. Apparently this isn't an uncommon swap as I've found several YouTube videos on V8 swap...

Find of the Day: 1994 Audi RS2

words: Bill, photos: DCT Wielsbeke & Maldegem The RS2...almost the Holy Grail of Audi enthusiasts. Good news for us in the States as the 25 year rule falls to the wayside this year. This particular example (located in Belgium) will be legal in October but maybe you should think about jumping on it now and store it until October. Why jump on it now instead of waiting? It's only listed for €39,900 ($44,602.41USD). One RS2 we featured was listed at €69,911 ($78,150.36USD). Granted th...

Find of the Day: 2007 Imola Yellow Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Sean Roberts RS cars are many things: big, brawny, beautiful...bright? Bright is definitely the word whenever you lay your eyes on Imola Yellow but add the allure of a B7 RS 4 and it becomes desirable...or not. Back in the day (over 10 years ago), I had a friend who purchased the twin to this car. I loved it but for others, it was a love or hate it kind of thing. When he went to sell it though the haters seem to have won. It took him awhile to get rid of it (he finally tra...

ABT Aerodynamic Upgrades for Audi Q8 Available Now

The Audi Q8 has a strong front appearance already coming from the factory, still ABT supports the aggressive factory octagonal grille even more by adding a dynamic front lip and highlights for the sideward air inlets. Although the most eye-catching changes are happening to the rear of the car. ABT is taking the factory rear skirt insert with its square-shaped openings and replacing it with a prominent diffuser that features double exhaust bezels. The new aerodynamic designs are topped off by...

Audi Teams Up with Marvel Studios on “Avengers: Endgame” Digital Short Featuring Captain Marvel

source: Audi of America Brie Larson as Captain Marvel gets a lesson on the past and present in humorous video featuring the all-electric Audi e-tron SUV Audi e-tron Sportback concept and Audi e-tron GT concept, appear in Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Endgame" Audi to sponsor world premiere of Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Endgame" HERNDON – Audi and Marvel Studios are back together, this time with a humorous digital short in anticipation of “Avengers: Endgame.” The video, call...

All-New 2019 Audi Q3: Design and Technology — in a Larger, More Premium Package

source: Audi of America Compact SUV attracts entry-segment buyer with fresh design and everyday functionality Technology enhancements include standard MMI® touch response system and standard digital instrument cluster All-new powertrain and standard quattro® all-wheel drive make Q3 an attractive entry point to the Audi brand HERNDON – Building on the success and rapid growth of the premium compact-SUV segment, Audi of America will introduce the all-new 2019 Q3 at this year...

Updated 2020 Audi R8 and Limited Edition R8 V10 Decennium Bring Powerful Performance to New York International Auto Show

source: Audi of America Audi R8 features sharpened design and enhanced performance – with all R8 models now achieving a top track speed of at least 200 mph Limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates ten years with unique design cues; 222 units available globally with 50 in the U.S. Both models are expected to be on sale this summer HERNDON – The iconic Audi R8 will make its appearance at the 2019 New York International Auto show in a big way, with the U.S. debut of bo...

Audi at Auto Shanghai 2019

source: Audi AG Audi Press Conference on April 16, 2019, at 5:00 a.m. (CEST) Two world premieres – Audi AI:ME and Audi Q2L e-tron Locally produced Audi Q3 launches on the market Audi is starting the Auto Shanghai 2019 motor show with two world premieres and a whole series of national innovations. The brand is presenting the visionary Audi AI:ME concept car in the southern Chinese metropolis. In addition, two electric models will make their series debut in Shanghai: t...

Refreshed 2019 Audi TT RS Makes US Debut at New York International Auto Show

source: Audi of America 2019 TT RS features redesigned front fascia Additional package and trim options offer drivers increased personalization 5-liter TFSI® engine generates 394 horsepower, 354 lb-ft of torque HERNDON – With an even more dynamic look, the top of the TT model line – the 2019 TT RS – makes its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show. The refreshed TT RS Coupe includes redesigned front and rear fasciae, enhanced technology offerings and additio...

Road & Track: Porsche Built Three Wild Wide-Body Audi 100 Coupes to Help Develop the 928

source: Road & Track In 1972, Porsche knew that its first V-8 would sit in the nose of a luxurious gran turismo, the 928. The company known for its rear or mid-engined, air-cooled sports cars was heading into uncharted territory. The 928 debuted at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show, but before it could get there, Porsche had to buy and chop up a few Audis, a Mercedes-Benz and an Opel to use as development mules. As Julius Weitmann's and Rico Steinemann's excellent book on the 928 explains...

Audi Expands Polymer 3D Printing in Production

source: Audi AG Audi assumes pioneering role within Volkswagen Group Printed auxiliary tools now also improve workflows in volume production Global 3D printing network under construction Audi is expanding the use of 3D printers in Production. Custom designed and locally printed, auxiliary tools from the 3D printer help employees on the production lines. A separate department will be responsible for implementation at the Neckarsulm site in the future. Th...

Car and Driver: The 2019 Audi Q3 Arrives This Summer and Here’s Everything We Know about the U.S. Model

source: Car and Driver The new crossover gets only one engine for the U.S., and it is more appealing than its predecessor. We have more U.S.-specific information about the new 2019 Audi Q3 crossover, which will go on sale on our shores this summer. The redesigned Q3 will come with a single powertrain in the U.S., a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. There's no pricing available yet, but we expect it to star...

The New Audi MediaTV App

words: Bill, stills: Audi MediaTV There is a new way to connect with Audi. Audi MediaTV has released an app just for the eager Audi fan. Enjoy exclusive world premieres, brand new models, and behind-the-scene looks at new technology and design. Stream them to your smart TV, Apple TV, or on your smartphone/tablet. It's as easy as 1-2-3. Like they say, there's an app for everything. Enjoy. [embed]https://youtu.be/kN8s8Bb_lqk[/embed]