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Audi Ranks Number One in Carlisle Service Manager Satisfaction Survey

by on 31 May 2016 in Audi News

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Carlisle’s annual Service Manager Satisfaction Survey results are out and Audi of America ranks number one in 11 categories, including overall satisfaction, customer satisfaction measurement, and new model launches. The 2016 survey went out to service managers at dealerships for 16 different brands and 5,500 people completed the survey. After the results were tallied, Audi […] More…

Audi Turns its Cars into a WiFi Hotspot

by on 31 May 2016 in Audi News

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Audi announced today that a number of new models will be equipped with Audi Connect SIM cards. The embedded SIM cards allow owners to access apps from the car’s infotainment screen. With the SIM card, Audi owners can access the internet anywhere in Europe, can check their e-mail or Twitter, can use Google Earth and […] More…

Tough and Soggy Weekend for Audi at Nurburgring 24 Hours

by on 30 May 2016 in Motorsport

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The Nurburgring 24 Hours turned into something of a circus after heavy rain and hail caused a number of (read: almost all) cars to go careening off track. Despite the terrible weather, it was the dawn that caused the Audis the most trouble. The top three Audis were eliminated within a half hour of each […] More…

Audi Halts Production at Neckarsulm Plant Because of Flooding

by on 30 May 2016 in Audi News

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It was an extremely wet weekend in Germany, with rains nearly stopping the Nurburgring 24H race and halting production Audi’s Neckarsulm plant in southwest Germany. Neckarsulm builds the A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8 as well as the R8 and the RS line. The plant employs 16,000 and, last year, built 272,103 vehicles. A spokeswoman […] More…

Audi Takes Third Straight Win at Lydden Hill RX

by on 30 May 2016 in Motorsport

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Mattias Ekström has been on a tear this season, winning overall victory at all but one of the four FIA World Rallycross Championship rounds so far this season. His latest victory, at Lydden Hill in the UK, is his third straight, and helps him hang on to the lead in the very closely contested driver’s […] More…

World Rally Cross Comes Home to Lydden Hill

by on 27 May 2016 in Motorsport

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The UK’s shortest road racing circuit, Lydden Hill Race Circuit, is also the birthplace of the sport of rallycross. This weekend, Europe’s premiere rallycross series, the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, returns to its native territory for the fourth round of the series and Audi will be looking to extend its lead in the series. Not […] More…

AWE TUNING RELEASES SWITCHPATH™ REMOTE FOR AUDI 8V S3 AND VW MK7 GOLF R

by on 27 May 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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AWE Tuning announced today the introduction of their new SwitchPath™ Remote for the Audi 8V S3 and VW Mk7 Golf R. “This is a fun product. Touch the button, loud. Touch the button again, bring the volume down. Works with our system, or on the factory exhaust,” stated Jesse Kramer, VP of Marketing at AWE […] More…

Watch Lucas di Grassi Explain Why He Races

by on 26 May 2016 in Motorsport

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In a newly released video for Formula E, Lucas di Grassi explains everything that appeals to him about one of the youngest forms of motorsport. Early on, he admits that he was skeptical of the series, saying that he didn’t understand racing without a big, roaring engine behind him. “But in the end,” says di […] More…

Motor Trend Talks to Audi R&D Chief Stefan Knirsch

by on 26 May 2016 in Audi News

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Audi, along with the rest of the automotive world, is at a crossroads. The sector is currently fighting to find how it will power cars in the future and how it will keep buyers interested. That’s why research and development has never been more important. Audi’s chief of R&D, Stefan Knirsch, recently spoke to Motor […] More…

Audi City Opens Fourth Location in Istanbul

by on 26 May 2016 in Audi News

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Istanbul is the location of the fourth Audi City cyberstore, joining Berlin, Beijing, and London. The new virtual showroom gives shoppers access to everything in the Audi catalogue and the technology is coming to dealers around the world. Audi Cities, so far, have been opened in dense, metropolitan areas, where space is at a premium. […] More…

Di Grassi Calls for Further VW Group Support in Formula E

by on 26 May 2016 in Motorsport

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Formula E’s next race weekend will be its last of the season and Lucas Di Grassi is going into that double-header leading the driver’s championship. Despite that, Autosport.com reports that Di Grassi feels that more support from Audi and/or Volkswagen will be needed in future to keep him and his team competitive. Although Di Grassi […] More…

Find of the Day: 1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans Am

by on 25 May 2016 in Audi News

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The highest honor in motor racing is not a trophy or a grand prize. It’s not winning at Indy or Monaco, nor is setting a lap time at the Nurburgring. No, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a race car is to be banned. And boy was this car banned. It’s hard to […] More…