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Ekstrom Wins Home FIA World Rallycross Round in Front of Sell-Out Crowd

posted by on 7 July 2014 in Motorsport

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Double DTM Champion Mattias Ekstrom has clinched his first-ever FIA World Rallycross Championship victory after a flawless drive in the Audi S1 Supercar at the fifth round of the World Championship presented by Monster Energy. Ekstrom is the fifth different winner and fourth different manufacturer to win in this year’s World RX. The EKS RX Team driver is also the first this season to score maximum points after being placed highest in the intermediate classifications and winning both the semi-final and final. Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud and Petter Solberg were second and third, despite both drivers incurring punctures in a dramatic final race. More…

Mattias Ekstrom Previews Audi S1 Rallycross Livery

posted by on 13 June 2014 in Motorsport

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Mattias Ekstrom’s FIA World Rallycross campaign just got a bit more real, as the Sweed’s official Facebook page has revealed his Audi S1 Rallycross car wearing its racing livery.  Through the photos, it is clear that Ekstrom’s effort will be sponsored by Red Bull, GoPro and SpeedHunters among others. Mattias Ekstrom and his Audi S1 […] More…

Audi AG: US Sales Fuel Global Growth in May

posted by on 5 June 2014 in Audi News

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Around 152,000 deliveries worldwide – up 10.8 percent Sales chief Luca de Meo: “High demand for efficient ultra models” Sporty S1* celebrates market premiere in Europe AUDI AG again clearly exceeded its sales total from the prior-year month: Worldwide, around 152,000 customers opted for an automobile with the four rings in the last month – […] More…

Motorsport News Update: Privateer Audis

posted by on 28 April 2014 in Audi News

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The Rotek Racing Audi S3 sedan travelled to Donington Park for the second round of the BTCC where it met a premature end to one of the rounds following an impact caused by the other Rob Austin privateer Audi on the grid. Days later, Mattias Ekstrom announced an FIA World Rallycross entry based on the new Audi S1. More…

Mattias Ekstrom Returns Audi to Professional Rally Racing with New S1

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Motorsport

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The FIA World Rallycross series has confirmed that Mattias Ekstrom will spearhead a return of the four rings to rally racing. The Swede’s team will campaign a rally-prepared version of the new Audi S1 beginning this season. More…

Group B Legends Join World RX Party at Lydden Hill

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Events News Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Special races and displays featuring sensational cars from the legendary Group B era will help celebrate the UK’s first ever round of the prestigious new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The milestone Autosport World RX of Great Britain extravaganza takes place at the historic Lydden Hill circuit in Kent over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (24-25 May).
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Audi Exclusive Signal Green S1, plus Configurator is Live

posted by on 14 March 2014 in Audi Exclusive PhotoGraphic

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Audi AG is currently running its S1 product launch in Northern Europe and as such we’re receiving a lot of support materials. Yesterday included more information and PR photography, while today includes on-location photography. This mix of photos is what you might expect of S1s in a snowy climate… except it also includes what looks like an Audi Exclusive Signal Green S1 Sportback.
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In Detail: Audi S1 and S1 Sportback – Dynamic Benchmark in Their Class

posted by on 13 March 2014 in Audi News

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A great name makes a comeback: Audi is presenting the S1 and the S1 Sportback (7.0 / 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers [33.60 / 33.13 US mpg]; 162 / 166 grams of CO2 per kilometer [260.71 / 267.15 g/mile]). The new Audi S1 is the unrivalled embodiment of a compact sports car. All the modifications to the Audi S1, including the new four-link rear axle, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the powerful 2.0 TFSI producing 170 kW (231 hp) and 370 Nm (272.90 lb-ft) of torque make it agile and dynamic. Its fully fledged everyday practicality makes it the ideal driving machine for daily needs. These characteristics turn the Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback into the benchmark in their class. More…

2014 Geneva Motor Show Event Report: Audi Perspective

posted by on 11 March 2014 in Events Coverage

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It could be said that the Geneva Motor Show is geared best for the Audi brand. Unlike the Frankfurt IAA, it doesn’t take place in the brand’s German homeland, but what it lacks in home field advantage it more than makes up for in keen focus on clean efficiency, opulent luxury, exotic performance and impassioned design – all key themes at the brand of the four rings.
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Geneva Motor Show: Day 1 Audi Photo Gallery Is Live

posted by on 4 March 2014 in PhotoGraphic

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It’s been a very busy and hectic first press day at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to launching the Audi S1, S3 Cabriolet, TT and TTS coupes, Ingolstadt also showed off a widebody version of the new TT fitted with that rumored high-horsepower 2.0 TFSI.
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More Audi S1 Content from Audi.de German Market Website

posted by on 19 February 2014 in Audi News

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Audi AG revealed its new S1 and S1 Sportback models last week ahead of their intended launch at the Geneva Motor Show early next month. In the meantime, they’ve followed up that initial release of information with further multimedia content and information added to their German market website Audi.de. More…