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#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 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 A7 Gets Longer Wheelbase and Also Adds Notchback Body Style

by on 25 August 2015 in Audi News

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With the first generation Audi A7, Audi built a lower, wider hatchback variant on the same wheelbase as the A6 sedan. Next time around, Autobild Magazine is reporting that the A7 will get longer and also spawn a notchback body style. Here’s what we know. More…

Intel Report: Next-Generation C8 Audi A7

by on 22 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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If there are two words that best describe the German big three luxury car manufacturers, then it is “model proliferation”. That expansive strategy worked when new-to-capitalism markets like China and Russia were buying cars up by the thousands. Unfortunately, and for various reasons, China and Russia have cooled and thus we may be seeing a […] More…

New TT RS Coming Next Year without Manual Transmission

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

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The latest rumor about the TT RS will likely make purists grouse. On the up side, Car & Driver is reporting that Audi’s most powerful RS designation TT will arrive in the latter half of next year as a MY2017. On the downside, it will likely be sold as an S-tronic (DSG) only. More…

New Audi R8 Will Get Turbocharger(s) Say Top Execs. Let the Speculation Commence

by on 16 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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While on the ground in Portugal last week for the launch of the new Audi R8, executives from Ingolstadt made some interesting comments regarding a new turbocharged engine option. Just which engine they wouldn’t say, but it’s interesting to consider.
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RS 4 Avant and/or RS 5 Sportback Intel, Plus Speculation on USA from quattro GmbH Boss

by on 13 July 2015 in Audi News

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Last week Car & Driver was in Portugal to drive the new R8, and while there they managed some time with quattro GmbH boss Heinz Hollerweger. During that discussion, C&D turned to the subject of the RS 4 and RS 5. Hollerweger was surprisingly forthcoming on plans and further hints of plans, including specifics for the USA.
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Audi R5 Mid-Engine Sportscar Being Considered Says Kacher

by on 8 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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It’s been a couple of years since we’ve talked about the idea of an Audi R5, at least in regards to it being a rumored upcoming model from Audi. Of course, the idea of a more affordable mid-engine baby R8 using Audi’s portfolio of small displacement motors has always been a captivating one to us, […] More…

Audi USA Will Offer 2.0 TDI A4 Model Says Automotive News

by on 7 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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In a report published yesterday, Automotive News states that Audi of America has confirmed it will offer a 2.0 TDI version of the new B9-generation Audi A4. More…

Audi Q6 Set to Tackle Tesla with Electric and Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powertrains

by on 25 June 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’ve known about the Audi Q6 for a while now. Thus far, we’ve already seen modified Q5-bodied mules in testing. However, the model has been hinted at as less crossover and more sports activity vehicle. It’s also been suggested it’ll be focused on alternative power, suggesting it could be e-tron only and aimed squarely at the upcoming Tesla Model X. Now, further rumors from Germany are suggesting it’ll go one step further than that.

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Volkswagen Group Plans Decentralized Restructure Following Audi Model

by on 19 June 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no doubt about it. The 12-brand strong Volkswagen Group has become an automotive multinational the likes have not been seen before. Management of this ever-growing monolith is a challenge, and the powers that be in Wolfsburg are considering a new structure in a post Ferdinand Piech era. Interestingly, it appears they’re looking to a model in use by Audi as a guide for a new and decentralized way of doing business.
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