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WEC: World Champions Audi Start from Front Row

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posted by on 20 April 2014 in Motorsport

Audi demonstrated a good qualifying form at the beginning of a new era in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). At Silverstone (Great Britain), last year’s World Champions had to admit defeat in a thrilling qualifying session by merely five thousandths of a second. The average of four lap times, which have to be set by two drivers, is decisive for all entrants. The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro will start from the front row on Sunday, car #2 from the second row. More…

Speech: Ulrich Hackenberg at the Audi Press Conference Auto China 2014, Beijing

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posted by on 19 April 2014 in Audi News

A transcription of the speech in Beijing by Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development. More…

Speech: Rupert Stadler at the Audi Press Conference Auto China 2014, Beijing

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posted by on 19 April 2014 in Audi News

A transcription of the speech in Beijing by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. More…

Revealed: Audi TT offroad concept Show Car

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posted by on 19 April 2014 in Audi News

The Audi TT offroad concept breaks the mold, combining the sportiness of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV. The four-door model, which Audi is presenting at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, adds an entirely new expression to the Audi design language. Its plug-in hybrid drive with two electric motors and a system output of 300 kW (408 hp) provides for dynamic performance, yet consumes on average just 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (123.8 US mpg).
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quattro Grip and TDI Thrift for Audi A3 Cabriolet

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

Longer spring days have just been complemented by the potential for lengthier spells of top-down driving between fuel stops in the new Audi A3 Cabriolet, which this week adopts a 1.6-litre TDI engine capable of over 72mpg. Drivers who value tenacity in corners and increased capability in adverse weather as highly as economy can also now opt for new quattro all-wheel-drive versions of the 180PS A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI. The additions to the originally three-strong A3 Cabriolet range can be ordered now, as can new S tronic twin-clutch-equipped versions of the 1.4 TFSI 140PS Cylinder-on-Demand and 2.0 TDI 150PS versions. All the new variants will reach their first UK customers in the summer. More…

Audi Honors 61 Dealers with 2013 Magna Society Awards

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

Audi honored its top performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a reflection of the dealers’ exceptional performance in 2013 as well as an increase in sales over the past year. More…

FOTD: Glut Orange RS 7

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in In Market

Well that was quick. Back in November, we wrote about the latest addition to Graham Rahal’s garage- A custom ordered Glut Orange RS 7.  Here we are in April, telling you that it’s now for sale. Over the past four months, the car has traveled just 1,717 miles, meaning that whoever the lucky new owner […] More…

2014 New York International Auto Show: Audi Perspective

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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…

APR Releases B8 S5 4.2L FSI V8 Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

APR is pleased to present the B8 S5 4.2L FSI V8 Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System! APR’s technical reach has grown enormously since opening in the 1990’s and currently represents a force of unmatched performance without compromise in the performance enhancement sector for Audi vehicles. Our previously available APR Stage III TVS1320 Supercharger System found […] More…

AWE Tuning Introduces ColdFront™ Coolant Pump for B8 and B8.5 Audis

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

AWE Tuning introduced its ColdFront™ Coolant Pump for the B8 and B8.5 3.0T S4 and S5 today. AWE Tuning ColdFront™ products are designed and conceptualized in-house at AWE Tuning to minimize heat soak during aggressive driving and high temperature operation of 3.0T powertrains found in B8 and B8.5 chassis Audi models. The ColdFront™ Coolant Pump […] More…

Audi Launches MMI Connect App that Synchs Directly with All-New 2015 A3

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

Owners of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 can now use theirsmartphone to enhance their ownership experience* with the Audi MMI® connect App.The App will synch directly with the available MMI® Navigation plus to elevate featuresboth in and outside the car. More…

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

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posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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…