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Audi Sport News Roundup: World Endurance Challenge (WEC)

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Audi News

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Benoît Tréluyer Quick on Two Wheels Too Audi driver Benoît Tréluyer used the summer break of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for an unusual time chase. This year’s winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours participated in the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes mountain bike event where he immediately impressed with his skills on two […] More…

Audi Sport News Roundup: customer racing

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Audi News

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24 Hours of Spa: Felix Baumgartner Visits Spa Stratospheric jumper Felix Baumgartner visited Audi at the Spa 24 Hour race. The extreme athlete was trained by Audi race experience to become a race driver and finished the Nürburgring 24 Hours in June in ninth position. At Spa, the Austrian waved the start flag for the […] More…

Q&A: Audi Sport customer racing Boss Romolo Liebchen on Spa 24 Victory

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Audi News

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Audi Sport customer racing chief Romolo Liebchen chats about the victory at the Spa 24 Hours. More…

Audi TT Mk3 Wins Best Connected Automobile, Audi Brand Wins Connectivity Award

posted by on 24 July 2014 in Audi News

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Five first-place finishes for the four rings: Those are the results of a first-ever reader survey conducted by auto motor und sport and CHIP, in which over 42,500 readers chose the best connectivity features. The awards ceremony will be held in Stuttgart on September 17.
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New Audi TT Mk3 Begins Production

posted by on 24 July 2014 in Audi News

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The third generation of the Audi TT* and the TTS Coupe is now going into series production at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. Following last year’s start of production of the Audi A3 Sedan, the S3 Sedan and the new A3 Cabriolet, the new Audi TT is now also leaving the assembly lines at the automobile plant in Győr. Audi produces this model there with the full depth of manufacturing. The most impressive features of the Audi TT are its sporty character and emotive design, as well as innovative technologies in its drivetrain and its operating and display concept. More…

Visual Comparison: New Audi S7 and the 100 S Coupe

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Design Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Audi Germany has released a series of photos that offer an interesting visual comparison of the new and improved Audi S7 with the 1970s era 100 Coupé S. Though decidedly different beasts from even more decidedly different eras, the inspiration for the S7 becomes very obvious when you look at it in this context. More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group Considering Name Change to “Auto Union”

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’re hearing an oddball rumor out of Australia that the Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to “Auto Union”. Whether or not a change to the name of Audi’s former parent company is in the works is true remains to be seen, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard such a thing. More…

Audi A8 e-tron to Feature 3.0 TDI Says AutoExpress

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Intel coming from AutoExpress Magazine is that Audi will add a second e-tron model following the A3 e-tron with a new A8 e-tron. Even more interesting, this newer and more luxurious offering will feature a 3.0 TDI as range extender versus the 1.4 TFSI petrol of the A3. The drivetrain could also see further use in other models within the Audi range. More…

Choice Gear: Dr. Ullrich’s Tractor Races T-Shirt from BlipShift

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport

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One of our favorite car-focused T-shirt sites BlipShift has revealed a new Audi-themed design. Playing on the fact that the Audi R10 TDI changed a few things when it arrived on the racing scene with its diesel engine, the shirt’s designer played on the oil-burner stigma. “Dr. Ullrich’s World Famous Tractor Races” suggests something that the state-of-the-art R10 TDIs couldn’t have been further from. More…

Silver Arrows Project Aims to Push the Limits of Graphic Technology with New Series of Artworks

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Choice Gear Vintage & Youngtimer News

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For their day, the venerable Silver Arrows pre-war grand prix cars pushed the envelope and then some in the world of motor racing. Today, a new series of artworks aims to push the envelope in graphic technology while it re-tells the story of these legendary racers from Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz. More…

25 years of TDI: The Bestseller for Efficiency

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Audi News

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Around 7.5 million Audi TDI models sold since 1989 Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “Continually refining successful concept” Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Taking the next big step with electrification of the TDI” Sales chief Luca de Meo: “Clean diesel increasingly attracting customers worldwide” Audi is marking a very special anniversary: It was […] More…

Find of the Day: 1968 Audi Super 90

posted by on 18 July 2014 in In Market

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Here is a rare Audi for sale if ever we’ve seen one. It’s a 1968 Super 90, one of just eight right hand drive known to exist according to the seller.
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