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...

Progressive and Sporty Into the New Model Year: The Audi e-tron S line black edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61081"] source: Audi AG Wheels, Singleframe and side mirrors in black Sustainable microfiber material in the interior, stitching and seatbelts in orange Edition model 50 quattro available starting at 79,350 euros; presales have begun A progressive, profoundly sporty exterior look with a black Singleframe and black side mirror caps, an interior with orange accents – Audi presents its fully electric SUV models e-tron and e-tro...

Function on Demand Navigation Subscription Now Available in 2021 Audi Q5, A4 and A5 Models; Light Function Package for 2021 e-tron Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60874"] source: Audi of America Function on Demand subscription allows drivers to purchase MMI® Navigation plus via the myAudi app for vehicles not optioned from factory Audi connect® adds key enhancements including satellite mapping, natural speech recognition, traffic light information and unlimited Wi-Fi™ 2021 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback models offer Light Function Package on Premium trim level; features continue as stan...

We’ve Got the Hang of It

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60839"] source: Audi AG Effortless, precise, controlled – the steering philosophy at Audi New generation of steering wheels with touch screens and capacitive grip recognition Steering assistance functions for added safety and increased comfort Focus on sportiness and manageability – in the technology as well as the design The steering wheel is almost as old as the automobile itself. And it is a given that a vehicle will drive in the dire...

Advertising Banner Costs René Rast Chance of a Podium

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60302"] source: Audi AG Whirled-up advertising banner gets caught in the German’s Audi e-tron FE07 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler scores again with both cars at Valencia René Rast and Lucas di Grassi with comeback drives in Sunday’s race An advertising banner cost René Rast from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team the chance of a podium result in the sixth round of the Formula E World Championship at Valencia (Spain). The thr...

Audi A6 e-tron concept – The Next E-volution

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60158"] source: Audi AG Audi presents fully electric luxury-class Sportback concept car• New technology platform: Premium Platform Electric (PPE) beginning in 2022• Fast charging with 270 kW – range of more than 700 km [embed]https://youtu.be/xJ5d2Yzh_aU[/embed] Audi is resolutely pushing ahead with its “e-volution” towards electric mobility and will be unveiling the forerunner of an innovative family of fully electric, production cars ...

Spied Again: Audi Q6 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59606"] We spied the Audi Q6 e-tron for the first time back in February and now we spotted it again. Compared to our first sighting, this prototype was out testing on public roads for the first time giving us a better look overall. We know Porsche is developing a new and fully electric Macan. The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE, Premium Platform Electric, that is co-developed with Audi. While the platform for the Taycan (J1) w...

Audi CO2 Program: Sustainable Aluminum for Audi e-tron GT Wheels

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59409"] source: Audi AG 20-inch wheels for the Audi e-tron GT2 made of CO2-reduced aluminum Innovative aluminum smelting technology releases oxygen instead of CO2 Marco Philippi, Head of Procurement Strategy: “This lets us increase our sustainability performance in the supply chain and ensure that our models arrive at the customers with a smaller carbon footprint” AUDI AG is systematically continuing its CO2 program i...

Start of Production for Audi Q4 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59404"] source: Audi AG Production of the Audi brand’s first electric SUV gets under way in Germany Modular electric drive matrix creates synergies and spaciousness Carbon-neutral production at the multi-brand plant in Zwickau Audi goes “back to its roots”: In Zwickau in Saxony, the birthplace of this long-standing German company, production of the Audi Q4 e-tron has finally started. The fully electric compact model is the fi...

Spied: Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback plus Interior Shots

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58875"] The Audi Q4 is getting closer to its debut! We shown you many spy photos of the exterior and a couple of photos of the interior. We have some new photos showing the Audi Q4 e-tron and its Sportback sibling during testing . As you can see the outside is still looking as usual with the camouflage so luckily we have some new photos showing off the interior instead.

Audi Q6 e-tron Spied for the First Time

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58735"] Audi Q6 e-tron spied for the first time! We know Porsche is developing a new and fully electric Macan. The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE , Premium Platform Electric, that is co-developed with Audi. While the platform for the Taycan (J1) was designed for cars sitting low on the road , the PPE is designed for high-floor cars like the Macan according to engineering chief, Dr. Michael Steiner. Audi will also use the PPE pla...

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...