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]

Spied: B9.5 Audi S4 Avant

As Audi moves closer to launch of its freshened B9 range of cars, more and more test mules of the many variants are being spied in locales known for prototype testing. This week, an updated B9.5 S4 Avant was caught cold weather testing. Spoiler alert, the Audi S4 Avant isn't coming to America... at least based on any rumors we've ever heard. While there's been plenty of talk about A6 allroad and even RS 6, it is believed the B9 Avant is too far into lifecycle to make sense for importat...

2019 Audi e-tron arrives next month: Fully electric SUV built for everyday use is designed for customers to go electric today

source: Audi of America e-tron deliveries to begin in May to reservation holders, in line with demonstration vehicles arriving at dealerships   Fully electric e-tron is the right size, in the right segment, with the right tech and right ecosystem to go electric today Audi e-tron battery engineered for repeatable performance, longevity and peak charging power – to deliver EPA-estimated 204 mile range – supported by fastest charging in its class HERNDON – The 2019 Audi e-tron – ...

Introducing The New Audi b-tron Concept

words: Bill, Audi Australia, photos: Audi Australia When most Americans think of Australia and cars, they imagine wild machines powered by huge V8s and lots of tire smoke...or vehicles from the Mad Max film series. However, Audi Australia has gone a different route- a vehicle powered by a new hex cell source and it is called the b-tron. Here's the press release: Audi’s new eco-model generates enormous international ‘buzz’ with a natural, energy-rich fuel source Audi is shapi...

No Fooling…TTS Drives Herself Around Thunderhill Raceway

words: Bill, photo/video: Stanford University Meet Shelley, the plucky Audi TTS who takes on Thunderhill Raceway by herself...with no human driver. Stanford University's Chris Gerdes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Automotive Research, and his team of students have been testing their autonomous driving algorithms for several years on the aforementioned Shelley. Shelley has reached speeds up to 120 mph but she normally drives around the 50-75 mph...

Innovative water treatment at Audi saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water a year

New service-water supply center in operation Three-stage water treatment using a membrane bioreactor Rüdiger Recknagel, Head of Environmental Protection: “We are reducing fresh water requirements at the Ingolstadt site by one third and avoiding 40 percent of wastewater.” Audi has reached another milestone on its way to wastewater-free automobile production. The company has put a new service-water supply center into operation at the Ingolstadt site. In conjunction with...

2019 Audi Q8 Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA

source: Audi of America Rating earned following NHTSA New Car Assesment Program testing of 2019 Audi Q8 5-Star Safety Rating program evaluates vehicle crash test performance 5-Star Overall Safety Rating is highest rating possible HERNDON – The 2019 Audi Q8 was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating – the highest possible overall rating – from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To achieve a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, the Q8 was tested under NHTSA’s...

quattro Magazine: Pacific German’s S4llroad

words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media Editor’s note: With the imminent arrival of the Q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine, we decided to run the featured article from Q1_2019 and included the full photo gallery (over 100 photos) Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way(gon)… The station wagon automotive body style nomenclature is broad and varies by manufacturer and country of origin: Touring, estate, shooting brake, long roof, Avant, and simply… wagon. The America...

Find of the Day: One of a Kind ‘Star of Lucis’ R8 V10 plus

words: Bill, photos/video: Classic Driver, Audi AG, Square Enix Ok, I have to admit that I had no idea what 'Star of Lucis' was. I'm vaguely familiar with Final Fantasy (I had to ask my 15 year old son) but I'm more familiar with an Audi R8 V10 plus. This one is just that...the only one in the world. The Star of Lucis appeared in the feature length CG film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Audi took that CG car and created what you see here. Final Fantasy Wiki (there's a wiki for everything ...

Audi The Overall Winner in “Best Brands in All Classes”

source: Audi AG The four rings won big in the Auto Bild reader survey The brand ranked first in quality in seven out of 14 categories Additional wins in rankings for design, price/performance and reliability Audi is the big winner in the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey. The four rings won seven individual victories in the quality assessment – and easily took the overall win. Audi also placed first in the design and price/performance categories...

2019 Audi Q7 Named “2019 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families” by U.S. News & World Report

source: Audi of America 2019 Audi Q7 praised by U.S. News & World Report editors as “the best choice for families who want an SUV without compromise” Award based on automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume and availabilty of family-friendly features Audi Q7 features advanced portfolio of available driver assistance systems, exceptional design, innovative technology and seating for seven Herndon - The 2019 Audi Q7 has been named “Best Lux...

After Significant Adverse Factors in 2018 Financial Year: Audi Accelerates Its Realignment

source: Audi AG Operating profit before special items falls to €4.7 billion; Operating return on sales before special items of 7.9 percent Financial base confirmed: €2.1 billion net cash flow; €20.4 billion net liquidity Board of Management to reveal new strategy at 2019 Annual General Meeting CEO Bram Schot: “Making Audi efficient, agile and stress resistant again” CFO Alexander Seitz: “Increasing the target for the Audi Transformation Plan to about €15 bi...

Audi USA Summons Avants via Twitter. Oh Boy!

Just in case you don't watch Twitter, you'll be forgiven for having missed this tweet. Even still, Audi USA has made a most interesting post about sixteen hours ago. It's about Avants. Eyebrows raised yet? Here's the tweet. — Audi (@Audi) March 8, 2019 Now, we're not experts on summoning circles, but we've been around the block a few times regarding Audi and Avants. No joke. We've circled their headquarters in our allroad seeking out Euro spec long roofs they might be hiding on numerou...

Audi Delivered Around 119,800 Premium Cars in February

source: Audi AG Number of deliveries below 2018 record-breaking figure (-8.5%) Brand continues to grow in China Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Systematically continue to expand and electrify our premium portfolio” The brand with the four rings delivered around 119,800 cars to customers worldwide in February, 8.5 percent less than in the same record-breaking month in 2018. Deliveries increased slightly in China (+1.8%). North America (-14.3...

New Evidence of Top Quality: Audi Now Ranks 1st and 2nd in Endurance Test by “Auto Bild”

source: Audi AG The A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI covered a distance of 100,000 kilometers without any problems and performed outstandingly, achieving a grade of 1 Audi places first and second in “Auto Bild” endurance test ranking: With a grade of 1+, only the A3 Sportback g-tron ranks higher than the A4 Avant Michael Neumayer, Head of Audi Quality Assurance: “This once again confirms our claim to be the best premium provider when it comes to quality” Since spring 2017, A...