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2014 New York International Auto Show: Audi Perspective

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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With April comes the New York Auto Show. While not as big a player as the North American International Auto Show and with the Beijing Motor Show just days away, the auto show in the Big Apple is still very significant. In the case of Audi, it proved the chance to reveal two new US market-specific models sure to please and offered one last way to show off the Audi line before the car industry show circuit goes on effective hiatus until fall. More…

Audi A3 World Car of the Year: Audi Chief Technical Officer Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg at Beijing’s Tsinghua University

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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As an incremental part of the German premium manufacturer’s commitment to leading the industry in terms of sustainable mobility and automotive connectivity, Prof. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG and head of cross-brand Research & Development at Volkswagen AG, delivered a guest lecture at Beijing-based Tsinghua University on Friday, April 18, 2014. More…

Daytona Grey Fans Take Note. MY2015 Is Your Year + A4 S line competition Confirmed

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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One of the cars on display at this week’s New York International Auto Show was a Daytona Grey Audi SQ5. We almost didn’t think twice about it given Audi’s appreciation for things Audi Exclusive on auto show stands… but then a contact at Audi of America clarified some very interesting news regarding this color’s proliferation into other models this coming model year.

Audi A3 Named 2014 World Car of the Year

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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Adding to its multi award–winning track record, the Audi A3 has received the highest level of praise from a 69-strong judging panel spanning 22 different countries as it is named World Car of the Year for 2014. More…

Audi Introduces the all-New Audi A3 TDI Sportback

posted by on 16 April 2014 in Audi News

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Fans have spoken and Audi is responding with the all-new Audi A3 TDI Sportback set to arrive in the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The A3 TDI Sportback is the latest model to join the newly launched Audi A3 family and the expanded model lineup of Audi TDI models. More…

Audi S6 Facelift Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 15 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi is readying a product improvement (a.k.a. “P.I.”, a.k.a. “facelift”) for its range of C7-based cars. Thus far we’ve seen test mules of the RS 6 Avant, the A7 and the A6 allroad, and now we’ve seen the first S6 version.

Audi Q7 Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 15 April 2014 in Audi News

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Test weeks continue at the Nurburgring and today our spy photographers encountered this Q7 test mule. Still in psychedelic wrap and considerable amounts of cladding, it seems Audi’s not quite as ready to tease the design as they are with the new R8 that popped up recently with less of a disguise.

Audi Sport News Update: customer racing

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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As the 2014 season has fully set in, the R8 LMS ultra is taking to tracks all over the world. From the Pirelli World Challenge in the USA to the VLN and Blancpain series in Europe, the car is proving dominant on multiple continents. More…

B8 Audi RS 4 Avant Joins Forza Motorsport 5 Lineup

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Choice Gear

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Just in case you’ve been looking for another reason to pick up Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One, it turns out the current RS 4 Avant was added to the latest expansion pack of cars. Even better, unlike previous LMP Audis that have popped up in a similar fashion in recent packs, the RS 4 can be cherry-picked. There’s no need to download all of the cars if this is the only one you really feel the need to buy.

More Drawings of that upcoming TT-Based Concept for Beijing Motor Show

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Design Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’ve stumbled across a few more Audi Design Team drawings out there of the 4-door TT-based crossover concept bound for this month’s Beijing Motor Show via the French website L’Automobile.

Video: APR/NGP Tuned Audi RS 7 and S6 Square off at Maryland Drag Strip

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Video

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DC-Baltimore area Audi tuner New German Performance just happens to be an APR distributor, so maybe it’s not surprising they’d have a few customers with an RS 7 or an S6. More interesting though might be what happens when two such customers head off to a local drag strip.

Video: Believed Audi R8 GT Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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No sooner had we posted our #fotoshopfriday facelifted Audi R8 GT render this morning and one of our readers Miguel Relvas posted a link to one very interesting video that was uploaded to YouTube yesterday. It certainly appears that Audi could be testing a new R8 GT based on what we can tell.