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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…

Intel: Audi Plans 10 New Models by 2020

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

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While some may grouse about model proliferation, you won’t find us doing it. The fact of the matter is that the early ‘90s for Audi with solely its 90 and 100 based models was a very dark year for the company. Today, with 50 some models, the brand is selling record numbers and there is much more selection for Audi buyers than ever before. Along those lines then, we’ve no doubt that there’ll be even more discussion about new intel from CAR Magazine confirming that 10 more Audi models will launch between now and 2020.

Rumor: Volkswagen Group in Talks to Acquire Fiat Chrysler Says Germany’s Manager Magazin Reports

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We were once told by a top executive at Audi that Germany’s Manager Magazin is where other top executives float ideas in the form of rumor. Whether or not then this means it is a floated idea or a line on actual happenings remains to be known, but a rumor this morning out of Germany is that […] More…

#FotoshopFriday plus Intel Update: Audi RS 3 Chatter Escalates

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

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The concept car shown at Worthersee in May presents an interesting tease. Called the “A3 clubsport quattro” and based more on an S3 sedan according to the press release, the 2.5 TFSI turbocharged 5-cylinder suggests neither of these. Thus far, Audi has used this engine only for the RS 3 and TT RS… and that’s not expected to change. In as much, we think the car is more of a preview of the RS 3, and reading our discussion forums we’re not alone. More…

Audi A1 Sportback Test Mule Spied

posted by on 7 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’ve got a few more shots of the impending Audi A1 facelift that have dropped this week. For the first time this is the 5-door Sportback model, a car our spy photographer sources caught testing in southern Europe this week. More…

Video: Audi RS 3 Sportback Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 7 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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An interesting video popped up today depicting what looks to be (and sounds like) the next-generation Audi RS 3. Posted by TouriClips, the shot shows what looks outwardly like a black S3 Sportback with visible rollcage doing laps of the fabled German track on presumably a manufacturer test day. More…

Spied: Audi TT Roadster

posted by on 30 June 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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With the Mk3 TT having been introduced at Geneva earlier this spring, it seems only a matter of time before the TT Roadster debuts. So, perhaps it’s not surprise that TT Roadster test mules are out and about. Even still, we’re sure you’ll want to look at photos and we’ve found some over on More…

Did UK Audi Dealer Inadvertently Confirm RS 6 Avant “plus”

posted by on 27 June 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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It’s not like we didn’t see it coming. There’s been an RS 6 plus as long as there’s been an RS 6. The idea of a slightly more powerful and special RS 6 Avant later in the production cycle has even been mentioned by Audi themselves. Nevertheless, this post by a UK Audi dealership (now removed from their website) seems to have revealed specifics on the car. More…

Spied: Audi Q3 Facelift Test Mule

posted by on 26 June 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Earlier this week our spy photographer sources caught a test mule of the RS Q3 facelift. Now, days later, they’ve also nabbed shots of the more standard fare Q3. More…

Audi RS Q3 Facelift Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 24 June 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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New photos from our spy photographer sources confirm that Audi is readying a facelift to the RS Q3 and thus entire Q3 range. This RS Q3 mule was spied this week, wrapped in the typical psychedelic print vinyl and a new LED light signature shining through.

Audi Readying Range of e-tron Electric Models to Battle Tesla & BMW i

posted by on 20 June 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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According to a report at Reuters, Audi is readying a range of high-performance electric cars in order to vie for electric vehicle superiority against the likes of America’s Tesla brand or German products like the i-range from BMW.