Mobility Offering Expands: Large-Scale Rollout of Audi on demand in Germany

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38071"] source: Audi AG Up to 100 new locations to join network by the end of the year Exclusive service and mobility offering with dealership partners and cooperation partner Sixt Flexible usage period und broad selection of models Whether Hamburg, Munich or Berlin, the service for flexible premium mobility Audi on demand is gaining momentum in Germany with the dealership partners and cooperation partner Sixt. Audi on demand has bee...

This is the sound of an electric car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38060"] source: Audi AG As of summer 2019, all newly registered electric and hybrid cars in the EU need to make artificial noise. It’s high time to ask the Audi sound designers how they mix the sound. We’ll give you a hint: a didgeridoo could be heard echoing through the office. Three laptops. Three computer screens. Three speakers. Mixers, amplifiers, and cables in every color. That’s what the desk of Audi sound designer Rudi Halbmeir look...

Save The Date: Light Is More Than Brightness

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38066"] source: Audi AG Light is more than vision and therefore safety. Around 120 years after the introduction of electrical headlights in cars, these are a central part of the vehicle design. Over the years the quality as well as flexibility of the lights has evolved. Light bulls dominated the last century but were quickly replaced by LED, HD-Matrix and laser light technology. Lighting at Audi means creating an exceptional design that is hi...

Road & Track: This 1160-HP Twin-Engine Audi Wagon Can Run Nine-Second Quarter-Miles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37899"] source: Road & Track And it can hit 62 mph in 2.5 seconds. This thing is absurd. We've seen a bunch of twin-engine cars in the past, but perhaps none more hardcore than this. It's an Audi S4 Avant that's been heavily modified to fit a second engine in its trunk to go drag racing. It makes well over 1000 horsepower, and slays runways quicker than a lot your favorite supercars... Read the rest of the story HERE

Audi Increases Deliveries In October By 26.8 Percent To Around 149,150 Cars

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37884"] source: Audi AG Growth in all three core regions China, up 6.0 percent, continues to set records Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “Deliveries stabilized further in a challenging environment” AUDI AG delivered around 149,150 cars to customers worldwide in October. This represents a 26.8 percent increase on the prior-year period. All three core regions performed posi...

Audi RS 6 Avant to make US debut at Malibu Cars & Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36112"] source: Audi of America Audi of America gives fans and customers first opportunity to see long-awaited RS 6 Avant Power and performance meet practical design; RS 6 Avant delivers exhilarating driving dynamics with everyday functionality RS 6 Avant will arrive in the U.S. in 2020; will be available for customer orders next year The all-new Audi RS 6 Avant will make its U.S. debut on Sunday, November 10th in Malibu, California at the bi-...

Audi Adopts “Overspray-Free Painting” In Series Production

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37526"] source: Audi AG New method creates contrasting paint finish in a single process Audi A4 Sedan and A5 Coupé “edition one” versions with black roof Protecting the environment and cutting costs: Using the method known as overspray-free painting, Audi is now able to apply two different colors in the same painting process. The new technique is being adopted for the first time for the “edition one” limited-edition models of the A4...

Find of the Day: 1986 Treser Audi Quattro With RS 2 Engine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37276"] words: Bill, photos: Marcusbil AS For Audi fans, especially ones of a certain age, Treser evokes memories of wild and unusual cars but what some may not know is that the genius behind Treser is Walter Treser. I'll admit that my Treser knowledge is a bit...how do you say...lousy but if you want to learn more about him and his creations, check out this article from The Truth About Cars. So why am I bringing up Walter Treser in this Find of ...

Spy Photos of the Audi RS 3 at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37246"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America While photos of the new A3 and S3 testing have been seen, the new RS 3 has not (except for a mule based on the current body) until now. Our spy photographers shot the new RS 3 on the holiest grounds for a car nerd...the Nürburgring. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37245"] The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and a more aggressive front end. Set to debut in 2020, the new ...

Audi Brings The Audi Q3 Unicorn-Inspired Social Media Post To Life For Those Who ‘Hold Nothing Back’

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37205"] source: Audi of America Audi of America brings one of the most engaged social posts to life following remarkable fan response Audi Q3 “Qnicorn” celebrates Halloween by exploring the streets of Washington, D.C. Qnicorn solidified as fan favorite on Audi Instagram and Facebook accounts Audi of America has brought one of the most engaged social media posts to life: the mythical Audi Q3 Unicorn, dubbed by fans as the “Qnicorn.” ...

Auto Express: Audi TT Set To Morph Into All-Electric Crossover

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37077"] source: Auto Express, renders: Auto Express, photos: Audi of America Audi bosses have finally settled on a proposal for the next-generation TT, which will morph into a fully electric crossover, Auto Express can reveal. There has been a fierce boardroom battle within the German company over how the next TT should evolve. It’s been a debate that has raged since 2014 when the firm’s then-boss, Rupert Stadler (who was later char...

Find of the Day: Lifted 1.8T-Powered 1990 Audi Coupe quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37014"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I love the Coupe quattro...I may have mentioned it here before. So instead of gushing about my love for them, let's take a closer look at this one. While quattro is great in the snow, how about a 6" lift? And the lack of power of the Cq? No problem, swap in a 1.8T. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37030"] This 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro is equipped with a custom 6″ suspen...

And Now For Something Completely Different: Criminal’s Tomb Features Life-Size Statue of Him And A Replica Of His Audi SQ7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36978"] words: Bill, photos: Granada Hoy They say you can't take it with you when you die and while that may be true, a notorious truck hijacker in Spain may have found a way around that. Antonio "El Tonto (The Fool)" made headlines in Spain during his criminal life and is once again making headlines after his death. He is mostly known for hijacking trucks and getting away with millions of dollars in merchandise which he then sold in his superm...

2019 Audi Q3 SUV Named A 2019 IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+,’ 2019 A7 Named ‘Top Safety Pick’

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36928"] source: Audi of America 2019 Audi Q3 recieves highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization, when equipped with available Full LED headlights on Premium Plus and Prestige trims 2019 Audi A7 named 2019 Top Safety Pick when equipped with available LED Matrix-design headlights with high-beam assist Both vehicles achieved “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and “Good”rating in all IIHS crash tests 201...

Awards For Audi Since August 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36726"] source: Audi AG auto motor und sport: Audi wins for design and connectivity Audi took away two category victories in the “Autonis” competition where readers of the renowned automotive magazine auto motor und sport rate the best new car designs. The A1 claimed victory in the Compact Car category, attracting 24.2 percent of the votes; the A6 Avant (34.2 percent) won in the Full-Size category. The readers’ choice 2019 was the 15th...

Audi RS 4 Avant Debuts At DTM Finale Hockenheim

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36429"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport While going through over 435 photos from the DTM finale at Hockenheim (won by Nico Müller followed by Mike Rockenfeller and René Rast), we came across these photos from the Audi Thrill Zone. Apparently the Audi RS 4 Avant made its debut there with René Rast behind the wheel...woof. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36432"] This would be how I would order my RS 4 Avant...if we ...

Motor1.com: Audi A6 allroad And RS Q3 Might Make It To The U.S.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="27895"] source: Motor1.com Head on over to Audi USA’s website in the “SUVs & Wagons” section and the only wagon you’ll find there is the 2019 A4 Allroad priced from $45,700. If you need something bigger and more luxurious for which you’d be willing to pay a premium, then we’ve got something interesting you might want to hear. No, we’re not talking about the new RS 6 Avant as that’s old news since the super wagon was anno...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi RS 6 Avant…In The States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35981"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I need to change the prescription of my glasses. I spotted this the other day on Bring A Trailer and thought it said S6 Avant not RS 6 Avant so I just skipped over it (not that there's anything wrong with that). Too bad but not too late. In my defense, who would have thought a C5 RS 6 Avant would be legal in the States with our 25-year import law? So that begs the question...how is this legal in th...

Update For The Powerful Wagon: The New Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35912"] source: Audi Sport Even stronger visual differentiation thanks to new design language Powerful and efficient: Twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW (450 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque MMI touch: New operating system and new RS-specific displays The Audi Sport GmbH has fine-tuned many details of the RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (3...