Eight 2021 Audi Models Recognized for 2021 IIHS ‘TOP SAFETY PICK+’ or ‘TOP SAFETY PICK’ Distinction

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58600"] source: Audi of America 2021 Audi A6, A6 allroad, A7, e-tron, and e-tron Sportback receive “TOP SAFETY PICK+” - highest rating awarded by the organization 2021 Audi A4, A5 Sportback, and Audi Q8 recognized with IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK” designations when equipped with available LED or Matrix-design LED headlights Models across the Audi lineup offer a comprehensive suite of standard and available driver assistance systems, innovative...

Full Details: Audi e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58115"] Audi has revealed full details of its new e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT models. Below is the full press copy and photography released along with the Celebration of Progress reveal event. Electric, sporty and Progressive With the e-tron GT, Audi is demonstrating how fascinating electric mobility will be. The four-door coupé combines emotive design with a powerful drive and dynamic handling. This is the start of a new era, the gran turism...

No Way. Audi Norway and General Motors in Big Game Electric Car Fish Slap Fight!

This year's Super Bow.... we mean Big Game is literally tomorrow, and the advertisements are getting plenty of attention. This year's Super Bowl in Roman numerology is "LV", but maybe it should be "EV" given the international incident that seems to have stemmed from this year's ads. Yeah, yeah... LV is roman numerology, not an acronym. In a world of electric cars dubbed "Turbo" (love you Porsche) or electric Mustangs with aeronautical speeds as represented incorrectly by letters (Mach E...

Project e-tron Goes on a Road Trip

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56745"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Have you heard the one about the best laid plans surviving 2020? Me neither. Our particular plans involved one Audi e-tron (Project e-tron p. 68) as 2020’s weapon of choice for the annual family drive to Maine. Trouble is, “Vacationland” wa...

Project e-tron: Winter Mode Engaged

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56402"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro magazine, please join Audi Club here.  When the winter of 2019 was setting in, acquiring a set of winter tires for Project e-tron wasn’t terribly high on the list. We’d just made the considerable expenditure of buying the car and we hoped to make it through the...

Audi e-tron GT Enters Series Production: Carbon-Neutral Production Begins at the Böllinger Höfe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56236"] source: Audi AG Neckarsulm site producing the first fully electric Audi to be built in Germany Accepting orders from spring 2021 Audi Board of Management Member for Production Kössler: “Net carbon-neutral production at the Böllinger Höfe is another step toward the achievement of our sustainability goals” At the Böllinger Höfe, passion meets precision, innovation and sustainability: Series production of the fully electric-pow...

Audi presents e-tron FE07 for Formula E World Championship

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55813"] source: Audi Sport Powertrain with Audi MGU05 has more than 95 percent overall efficiency Refreshed design and new partners for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Race track debut at official test in Valencia (Spain) From zero to one hundred in 2.8 seconds, more than 95 percent efficiency within the entire car and preparation for any contingency in every detail, this describes the Audi e-tron FE07 that has been developed by Audi Sport, includ...

Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron Spied Inside and Out

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55152"] We have some new photos showing both the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron and the regular Q4 e-tron out on testing. The Q4 e-tron brothers are no secret anymore for most of you as we have spied them both before (Q4 e-tron) (Q4 Sportback e-tron) but this time we also managed to get a look inside two of them. We can see that the look of the interior differs both from the one seen in the VW ID.4 as well as the Skoda Enyaq iV and resembles the look o...

40 Years, 40 Figures, 40 Images: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54756"] Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors that drive the new S models in Audi’s e-...

Audi TechFocus: Intelligent Assistant for Electric Driving: the Audi e-tron Route Planner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54413"] source: Audi AG Assistant facilitates route planning on fully electric models as standard feature Focus on customer value: calculation of optimal driving and charging time Integration into Audi’s ecosystem: advance route planning via myAudi app The e-tron route planner is installed on all of Audi’s fully electric e-tron models. As standard equipment and part of the Audi connect services, it offers customers elementary...

Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS e-tron GT prototype: Today Meets Tomorrow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54367"] source: Audi AG Joint appearance at the world’s largest GT3 race in Belgium GTX World Tour as pioneer of electric drives in GT racing Audi’s electric Gran Turismo leads the field at the Spa 24 Hours on Saturday into formation lap They both originate from Neckarsulm, they embody the fascination of sports cars of today and tomorrow, and they reflect the whole passion with which Audi develops and builds cars: The successful GT3 raci...

Audi Offers First Production Animated Digital Matrix LED Headlights in 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback and e-tron SUV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54150"] source: Audi of America Audi demonstrates leadership role with next-generation lighting technology Comprised of 1.3 million micromirrors per headlight, Digital Matrix LED headlights operate like movie projectors on the road At introduction, headlights offer five unique welcome and exit lighting signatures with motion graphics As lighting technology advances, Audi continues leading the way, now offering Digital Matrix LED (DML) headlight...

This Is What the Sound of an Electric Car Sounds Like

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54136"] source: Audi AG Since summer 2019, all newly registered electric and hybrid cars in the EU must have an artificial external sound. High time to ask the Audi sound designers how they mix the sound. Just this much: Didgeridoo sounds can be heard through the office. Three laptops, three screens and three boxes each. Controllers, amplifiers and cables in all colors. This is what Audi sound designer Rudi Halbmeir’s desk looks like....

Audi and FAW Establish New Company To Produce Electric Vehicles in China

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54124"] source: Audi AG Audi expands its presence in China together with its partner FAW Memorandum of understanding signed on the establishment of a company for the production of all-electric Audi models on the PPE platform Audi CEO Markus Duesmann: “This decision emphasizes the strategic importance of the Chinese market” Audi is expanding its presence in China. As an important milestone on the way to becoming a provider of sustainable ...

Marc Lichte’s Audi e-Design

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54066"] source: Audi AG Electromobility is changing the automotive design of the future. Marc Lichte, Head of Audi Design, on the most important features in the exterior design of the Audi e-tron. “Times have never been as exciting for us car designers as they are today. Right now is the best time to rethink automotive design, to redesign it - in short: to lead automotive design into the future. The transformation to electromobility paves th...

Passion for Quality and Progressiveness: The New Audi e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53806"] source: Audi AG First electrically powered Audi produced in Germany Production in Neckarsulm combines high tech and craftsmanship e-tron GT and Audi R8 travel through the same assembly line Gran Turismo sounds powerful and progressive thanks to own e-sound Passion for detail, maximum precision, and top quality: The new Audi e-tron GT reflects all the passion with which Audi develops and builds cars. For the production ...

Project e-tron: Racked and Ready

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53642"] words/photos: George Achorn Summer 2020 was to be the ultimate test. With Project e-tron reaching its peak, we were ready to hit the road for the annual road trip to Maine for vacation. Route 1, which runs in the southern reaches of Vacationland, is an automotive fashion show of the family truckster variety. We were excited to show our e-tron amidst this mix and planned our charging station hops along the way. We even lined up some of the...

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, the Sportier Q4 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53039"] Meet the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, the sportier Q4 e-tron. We have some new photos showing both the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron testing. The Q4 e-tron is no secret anymore for most of you but for the Sportback version, its our first sighting. We spied both Q4 versions testing together in the Austrian Alps. And as usual with most Sportback versions it’s a more coupe-ish looking sibling of the regular car. [gallery link="...

Audi Electrifies FC Bayern Munich

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52897"] source: Audi AG Champions League winners start driving Audi e-tron2 Car handover and Audi driving experience in Munich Audi Board Member for Sales and Marketing Wortmann: “Together with FC Bayern we live ‘Vorsprung’ and are sending a message in line with our path toward an electric future.” Enabled by the partnership with Audi: FC Bayern Munich is the first international football club to drive using electric power. The s...

Find of the Day: 2017 Audi exclusive A3 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52785"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Fremont For our first Find of the Day on e-tron connect, we present this. You may wonder why we are featuring an A3 Sportback e-tron. It’s a Premium so not well equipped but there’s a story about this one…we think. The 1st thing you’ll notice is the color. We rarely, if ever, have seen Audi exclusive on an A3 e-tron. We confirmed with Audi of America’s Audi exclusive manager that this one was ordered...