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Spied: Audi Q1, Now Q2, at Nurburgring

by on 24 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi’s upcoming SUV set to slot in below the Q3 is nearing production. Once believed to be called Q1, the new small crossover is said now to be called Q2.

Rumor: Hackenberg and Hatz Departures Being Reported as Part of Diesel Fiasco

by on 24 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Executive damage at the Volkswagen Group isn’t over yet according to a report from the German publication Bild. Confirmation from Volkswagen has yet to be made, but the Bild report suggests Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg (Audi’s head of R&D) and Wolfgang Hatz (Porsche’s head of R&D) will also leave the company following a supervisory board meeting Friday. More…

Audi F1 Rumors Just Got a Whole Lot More Serious

by on 22 September 2015 in Motorsport Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Rumors surrounding an Audi move to Formula 1 just got a whole lot more credible this morning when Georg Kacher published a story in Autobild that seems to confirm an intended move. Essentially, it says Audi will move to F1 in 2018. Not surprisingly, Audi has been quick to quell those rumors. Aren’t There Always […] More…

#FotoshopFriday: Audi Q6 e-tron quattro by Tobias Hornof + Intel from Frankfurt

by on 18 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi has made no secret that it intends to build a production version of its e-tron quattro concept revealed at the Frankfurt IAA earlier this week. Likely to be named Q6, this all-electric C-segment crossover is set to do battle with the likes of the Tesla Model X. Just days following its reveal, German rendering artist Tobias Hornof has shared with us a few renders of what a more production-oriented variant might look like. More…

Audi Q5 B9 Test Mule Spied in USA

by on 14 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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One of our readers James Hedland from Arizona ran across this interesting-looking Q5 wearing manufacturer tags. To the casual observer, this looks like any other Q5, but look closer and a few key tells give it away as a test mule. More…

Intel: Greg Kable on New Audi A6 Re-Setting the Bar

by on 11 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Always in touch with what’s going on behind the factory gates, AutoCar’s Greg Kable recently weighed in on the development of the new C8-generation Audi A6. With much of the design details said to be teased earlier this year in the form of the prologue series of concept cars (Avant shown above), the new A6 is said to set the standard for future large Audi models. More…

B9 Audi S4 Test Mule Spied without Disguise

by on 2 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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No, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Audi S4 B9 test mule out and about, but it is the first time it’s been snapped undisguised. Perhaps it was the new A4’s already revealed status or perhaps it was that the S4’s expected debut at the Frankfurt IAA is little over a week out that […] More…

Audi Considering Much Wider allroad Range (with Renderings by Theophilus Chin)

by on 28 August 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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When it was first launched, the allroad as a single model was Audi’s answer to the then beginning SUV craze. Today, that single model is now a range of two crossover-inspired Avants, though a rumor suggests the marque may be planning a much bigger range. More…

Audi Could Launch TT Sportback as TTC

by on 26 August 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Considering the concept cars over the last year, it seems pretty obvious Audi is experimenting with the idea of growing its TT range. And, while the TTQ crossover is the most likely to see production first, Audi is also quite serious about a 5-door, 4-seater Sportback style said to be called TTC. The rumor of […] More…

Rumor: New Audi A3 Body Styles Could Include MPV (with Rendering by Theophilus Chin)

by on 26 August 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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One rumor swirling out of Ingolstadt (via the often reliable Georg Kacher of Automobile Magazine) is that this car’s range is about to be aggressively expanded. Among the mix says Kacher is a Sportback allroad crossover, a four-passenger TT replacing the current A3 Sportback and even a compact MPV van. Like it or not, small […] More…

#FotoshopFriday: Theophilus Chin Takes Stab at B9 Audi A5 Coupe

by on 21 August 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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The new Audi A4 hasn’t even popped up at a show yet, and still renderings of its many expected variants continue to be shared by artists across the web. Today’s #FotoshopFriday is of the A5 coupe variety from Theophilus Chin. More…

Audi R8 Spyder Spied!

by on 18 August 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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With the new Audi R8 coupe revealed last spring at Geneva, it seems only a matter of time before the open top Spyder variant drops. Of course next month’s Frankfurt IAA is an excellent opportunity to show the new car and, though we don’t know for sure, it turning up as a test mule in […] More…