Audi Revolutionizes The Test Drive In Seattle Event At Amazon Go

source: Audi of America This first-of-its-kind test drive allowed today’s connected shoppers to interact with the Audi A6 Amazon Go shoppers were delighted to discover the opportunity for a unique Audi A6 test drive experience The all-new A6 features cutting-edge connectivity and digitalization HERNDON – Audi offered a first-of-its-kind test drive for shoppers at Amazon Go’s original checkout-free store location in Seattle. True to the checkout-free experience, customers...

Audi of America Announces Full 2019 Model Year Updates

source: Audi of America Full model line improvements for 2019 model year through increased standard equipment and reduced complexity to offer more value to customers Interior and exterior design updates, additional package and trim options, offer drivers more personalization Advanced driver assistance systems including Audi side assist and park assist, now available on more models HERNDON – Audi of America announced its lineup for the 2019 model year, including full-line pric...

Departures And Audi Reimagine In-Book Advertising With Innovative, First-Of-Its-Kind User-Activated Ad In November/December Issue

HERNDON and NEW YORK- Departures®, the luxury brand published by Meredith Corporation exclusively for American Express Platinum Card Members, in partnership with Audi of America, is unveiling an exclusive print advertisement in the November/December issue, featuring a user experience that emulates a premium feature of the all-new Audi A8. The interactive in-book experience provides the reader with a key fob that animates organic light-emitting diode (OLED) taillights on a virtual Audi A8...

Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2018: Eight Teams Do Battle For The Title

source: Audi AG New challenging tasks Important components are optimum connectivity and artificial intelligence 15 international university teams involved in qualifying Eight university teams will be battling it out in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2018 from November 12 to 14 to present the best autonomous driving car. For the first time, the participants have access to digital HD map material of the entire course. The museum mobile in Audi Forum Ingolstadt will now b...

Audi Puts Partial Matting Into Volume Production

source: Audi AG Innovative technology enables pixel-precise images on painted surfaces First large-series application with the #2 special edition of the Audi Q2 Audi customers will be able to drive even more individualized cars in the future – thanks to partial matting. With the #2 special edition of the Audi Q2, the brand is now using this innovative painting process for the first time in volume production. A fine beam minimally roughens the top layer of paint and crea...

AUDI AG After Three Quarters: Key Financials Impacted By Extraordinary Factors

source: Audi AG WLTP changeover and numerous model changes: 8.3% operating return on sales before special items for the first three quarters, 6.5% after special items Special item affecting earnings of €800 million fine imposed by Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office in the third quarter Interim CEO Bram Schot: “We are meeting enormous challenges and expect fluctuations to decrease as of November” CFO Alexander Seitz: “We anticipate positive earnings effects of €...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi A8L

words: Bill Cho, photos: Classic Driver In 1994, Audi debuted a new vehicle at the Geneva Auto Show, the A8 (D2 Typ 4D). Build on the new aluminum Audi Space Frame, it was a competitor for the Mercedes Benz S Class and the BMW 7 Series. This particular Cashmere Grey Pearl A8 is the Long Wheel Based version which added 5 inches of rear legroom. Also, it only has 55,100 miles. That's only an average of 3,250 miles a year! The ad in Classic Driver reads as follows: This 2001 ...

Fastest Model Is Now Even Hotter: Extensive Update For Audi R8

source: Audi Sport Editor's Note: No sooner had I published the R8 teaser from Audi Sport, an email from Audi Media came through. Lo and behold, it's the refreshed 2020 R8. - Bill Powerful V10 naturally aspirated engines in two output ratings Modified suspension components for even more dynamic handling Striking exterior design, sales launch in early 2019 “Born on the track, built for the road.” The volume-production model now follows after the world premiere of...

Did Audi Sport Just Show Us The Refreshed R8?

words: Bill Cho, photo: Audi Sport Twitter Yesterday, Audi Sport's Twitter account posted a photo. That's not uncommon as they post photos every day but the sharp eyed Audi aficionados spotted something...different. [embed]https://twitter.com/audisport/status/1054402005408583680[/embed] What do you see different? Well since we only see a small portion of the front, not much. A widened grill, bigger air intakes, redesigned headlights? Now compared that with a current model R8 belo...

Dan Is Selling His Audi!

words: Bill Cho, video: Alfa Romeo USA YouTube Remember the continuation of the 'Billboard Wars' between Audi and BMW? Well several months and in the original billboard war case, years later, Alfa Romeo has decided to jump into the fray. Here stands Dan. He's a successful businessman. He loves his Audi. It helps him close deals but... Shots fired. It'll be interesting to see if Audi returns the salvo...or maybe Audi will have better things to do like actually selling cars. En...

Drag Race: Audi vs Everything

words: Bill Cho, video: Drag Racing and Car Stuff We haven't done an Audi vs Whatever lately so to compensate, how about Audi vs Everything? In this video from Drag Racing and Car Stuff, we have just that...a 6 minute long video of several Audi vehicles vs everything under the sun (or in this case, under the moon). The list of competitors: Mustangs, Corvettes, Crown Victoria, Civics, F-150, Charger, Cadillac, Golf R, 240(?), Cutlass (?), Challenger, GTI, Nova (?), and a WRX. The Au...

European Dealer Council: Audi And European Sales Partners Shape The Retailing Of The Future

source: Audi AG Audi takes its premium retailing to the next level: A new era of car buying begins with the start of the new contracts Digitalization, electrification and mobility concepts as important growth drivers and boost to the used-car business New contracts in the European markets to be returned by November, taking effect in April 2020 AUDI AG and the European Dealer Council exchange views on the future business model and discussed growth areas at the conference...

Limited To 10 Units, The 2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Competition Package Arrives In November

Most performance-oriented production R8 model ever produced Factory-installed complete range of Audi Sport performance parts Full carbon fiber aero kit helps increase downforce HERNDON, Va. – With limited production at 10 units for the United States, each R8 Competition package is preconfigured with all the available Audi Sport performance parts and represents the brand's most performance-oriented production R8 model ever produced. Optimized performance The R8 V10 plus Cou...

New Audi City Opens in Warsaw

source: Audi AG Fifth Audi City location worldwide Combination of previous Audi City concepts and new digital modules Horst Hanschur, Head of Sales Strategy at AUDI AG: “Audi Cities are a next-generation sales format” Audi is taking its showroom concept for premium car sales to the next level: The fifth Audi City worldwide is opening in the heart of the Polish capital. The brand with the four rings is presenting its entire product portfolio to visitors in virtual fo...

Rumor: Audi Set for 2022(ish) Return to Le Mans Says Local Le Maine Libre Newspaper

The local Le Mans newspaper Le Maine Libre is reporting that Audi is preparing for a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 2022 with a hydrogen-powered prototype aimed at planned 'zero emission' regulations the ACO plans for 2024. According to the newspaper, Audi Sport has been working on a secret program to that end. If true, this could see Audi return against other expected programs from companies such as BMW. The newspaper reports that Audi has already been working on the design of thi...

DTM Thriller at Spielberg: Audi Celebrates Unexpected One-Two-Three Result

source: Audi Sport René Rast clinches third consecutive victory in front of Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller Championship remains undecided three races before season ends Drivers from all three Audi Sport teams on podium Audi kept its promise of continuing to keep up suspense in the DTM title race on claiming a one-two-three result in Saturday’s spectacular race on the Red Bull Ring: By clinching his third consecutive victory Audi dr...

Five Stars: The New Audi A6 in the Euro NCAP

source: Audi AG New business model passes important safety test with flying colors Body with steel-aluminum hybrid construction for greater safety and comfort Numerous driver assistance systems and central data fusion The new Audi A6 get top grades when it comes to passive safety — in the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), one of the most important safety tests in Europe, it earned the highest rating of five stars. This makes the business sedan one of the safes...

Stream, Shop, Get Informed: Amazon Alexa in the Audi e-tron

source: Audi AG Audi is driving the integration of its cars into the digital world of its customers Amazon Alexa available in the fully electric Audi e-tron Seamless integration of the voice service into the car’s MMI system Alexa planned for additional models and markets In systematic pursuit of its digitalization strategy, Audi is offering its customers ever-greater in-car connectivity. The latest example: The new, fully electric Audi e-tron SUV has Amazon’s...

Audi and Amazon Team Up To Prepare Homes Nationwide For Launch of Audi e-tron

source: Audi of America First collaboration between Amazon Home Services and an automaker to deliver a turn-key solution for in-home charging Backed by Amazon‘s "Happiness Guarantee" U.S. e-tron reservations at www.audiusa.com/reserve SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Audi e-tron buyers can soon ready their homes for the new all-electric SUV. In a first collaboration of its kind, Audi and Amazon Home Services are teaming up to make home EV charging as easy as ordering the millions ...