Successful First Half-Year for Audi: Record Deliveries and Strong Profits

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62805"] source: Audi AG Record deliveries: the best first half-year in Audi’s history with 981,681 vehicles delivered to customers Revenue totals €29.2 billion, operating profit €3.1 billion, operating return on sales 10.7 percent, profit before tax amounts to €3.9 billion Strong net cash flow: €5.5 billion CFO Rittersberger: “We have finished the first half-year with success. Nevertheless, the situation continues to be challenging....

Find of the Day: 2012 Audi exclusive Nogaro Blue A4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62783"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer Nogaro Blue and Avant brings the killer Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition to mind but this isn't that. 25 Tribute editions made it to the States but I wonder how many B8 A4 Avants in Nogaro Blue are here? I can't remember when I last saw a B8/B8.5 Avant that wasn't an allroad and I live on the East Coast where wagons are almost everywhere and in fact, this Avant is located in Maryland. Not only is t...

Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes Giveaway: A Griot’s Garage G9 Orbital 2-Step Ceramic Kit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62582"] The Audi Club Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes is winding down...there are only 5 weeks left (last day is August 31, 2021)! One lucky person will win the RS 6 Avant and one lucky participant of the sweepstakes will win this Griot's Garage G9 Orbital 2-Step Ceramic Kit worth $199.99. So what is included in this kit? From Griot's Garage: A smooth surface is better at reflecting light and that's what gloss comes down to... the paint's a...

Audi RS Q e-tron: Test Laboratory for Possible Future Technologies at the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62571"] source: Audi AG Futuristic prototype with innovative drive concept High-voltage battery is charged while driving Testing has already started Clear the stage for an electrifying high-tech test laboratory: just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron, with which Audi will take on one of the greatest challenges there is in international racing in January 2022: the Dakar Rally...

Second Evolution of the Audi R8 LMS GT3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62520"] source: Audi AG Successful model further developed by Audi Sport customer racing Customer teams’ wishes taken into account to an even greater extent Testing for next homologation cycle With 83 drivers titles won worldwide and 106 additional championship victories, the Audi R8 LMS is one of the most successful GT3 race cars. To ensure that this continues to be the case, Audi is presenting the evo II model. The revised mid-engine spo...

A Matter of Lateral: The Torque Splitter in the New Audi RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62456"] source: Audi AG Active rear-axle torque vectoring for maximum driving dynamics Unmatched acceleration and top speed in the segment Two new RS 3-specific driving modes for circuits and controlled drifts The new Audi RS 3 represents the epitome of unadulterated driving dynamics. This is Audi’s first vehicle to feature the RS Torque Splitter, which distributes drive torque between the rear wheels in a fully variable manner. In combina...

The New Audi RS 3: Unmatched Sportiness Suitable for Everyday Use

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62444"] source: Audi of America 400 PS, five-cylinder engine with 500 newton meters of torque RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility Expressive exterior design and interior racing atmosphere *Please note:  U.S.-spec horsepower is 401 horsepower, and all other specs are European.  All other U.S. specifications and equipment will follow at a later date. From 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds, up to 290 km/h top speed,...

Audi brings Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62314"] source: Audi of America An Audi-first in-vehicle technology, TLI communicates between vehicles and traffic signals to provide Time to Green, Green Light Optimized Speed Advisories and can help drivers minimize stop-and-go driving TLI now available at more than 22,000 intersections in more than 20 major metros and 60+ cities and regions across U.S. Audi has a long history of innovations, including TLI, the first in-vehicle LT...

The ABCs of Audi Design

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62311"] What do Color & Trim experts actually do? What is a mood board for? What’s the story with the package? A reference guide for important everyday terms from the Audi Design world. Clay: The automotive industry predominantly uses special industrial clay to build models. The material is a light brown, wax-based modeling clay also known as plasticine. Before handling, it is first heated to 50 degrees Celsius. I...

Audi Concept Cars: Spheres With High Tech

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62296"] source: Audi AG Premium brand working on new designs for the luxury class Electric drive system, high tech interior, and new free space Shared name concept – skysphere, grandsphere, and urbansphere In the coming months, Audi will use three innovative concept cars to illustrate how the brand will design the future of the luxury class. The shared root word “sphere” in their model names emphasizes all three des...

A Slogan with History: Audi Marks 50 Years of “Vorsprung durch Technik”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62058"] source: Audi AG Advancement is in Audi’s DNA – a look at the milestones of the past five decades demonstrates this clearly Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann: “Our aim has always been to drive change” Member of the Board of Management for Sales Hildegard Wortmann: “We are redefining advancement and focusing on sustainability, digitalization and electrification” The Audi slogan “V...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant vs Tesla Model X Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62021"] words: Bill, photo: carwow As electric vehicle become more and more prevalent with the driving community, you will probably see more of these drag races. We all have seen the Tesla Model S blow the doors off ICE competitors and now there's the Plaid edition doing 0-60 in 1.99 seconds and with 1,020hp, the competition is shaking. This Tesla Model X is not a Plaid but rather the 778 hp performance Dual Motor. The hero in this race has...

Video of the Day: Audi e-tron vs Honda Civic Type R vs BMW X4 M40d Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61961"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Ok this has to be one of the oddest assortments of vehicles to ever drag race. First up is the Audi e-tron. Not exactly a speedster you want to put up against the next contender: the Honda Civic Type R. Finally, the BMW X4 M40d. Electric AWD SUV versus ICE FWD sedan versus diesel AWD SUV. The e-tron isn't the S model, it's the heaviest by far, and people don't drag them because...well because who would?...

E-Legend EL1 EV Harks Iconic Audi Sport quattro Era with New Electric Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61932"] It’s hard to know what to make of the new E-Legend EL1. From a design standpoint, this new electric car startup pays obvious homage to the Audi Sport quattro. However, its relationship to Audi beyond appearance remains to be seen. With its looks alone though, we figure it’s something our audience would want to know more about. The EL1 electric coupé is powered by three electric motors powered by a 90kWh battery pack. The firm behind ...

Audi CEO Duesmann at Berlin Climate Conference: Accelerated Transition to e-mobility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61901"] source: Audi AG Starting in 2026, Audi will only launch new all-electric models on the global market Audi will phase out production of the last internal combustion engines by 2033 Audi CEO Duesmann at Climate Neutrality Foundation conference: “Audi is ready to make its decisive and powerful move into the electric age.” Production of Audi’s final completely newly developed combustion engine model will start in just four years. A...

“A Quantum Leap for Agile Driving”: the RS Torque Splitter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61846"] source: Audi AG How development drivers and test engineers work hand in hand The North Loop of the Nürburgring is the ideal area for testing the upper limits More variability on the rear axle means quicker cornering “A quantum leap for agile driving” – that’s what racing and development driver Frank Stippler had to say about the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle. Audi will soon laun...

Interest in the Johann Abt Signature Edition Exceeds All Expectations

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61657"] source: ABT Sportsline ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW, impresses its fans again and again with its limited-edition special models. For the company’s 125th anniversary in 2021, the Johann Abt Signature Edition represents a new benchmark. The special series is limited to 64 cars and is a homage to the company’s founder. In 1896, Johann Abt laid the foundation...

The All-New 2022 Audi A3 and S3: More Spacious, More Powerful, and More Dynamic Than Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61552"] source: Audi of America All-new exterior design exhibits a muscular stance supported by dynamic profile Increases in length, width, and height create more spacious interior for both models Sporty, driver-oriented cockpit design integrates flagship-level technology for an innovative in-car experience Today, Audi of America announced two new models that define a refined sport sedan evolution – the all-new A3 and S3. The all-new A3 combi...

Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...

Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs Porsche Taycan Turbo vs Tesla Model S Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61522"] words: Bill, video: carwow A couple of weeks ago, we featured Chris Harris comparing the Audi RS e-tron GT against the petrol-powered BMW M5 CS...a battle between new and old. Today, carwow is back to the future with an epic drag race between the electric Audi RS e-tron GT, the Porsche Taycan Turbo, and the Tesla Model S Performance. We've seen the Model S in plenty of drag race videos beating the pants off traditional ICE-powered vehic...