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Audi and VW end WRC involvement on a high

It’s called going out with a bang. Both Audi and VW ended their associations with both the FIA World Rally and the Endurance Championship in typically dominant form winning the final rounds of both disciplines respectively. Volkswagen finished first in the 25th Rally Australia – the final round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship(…)

Audi to only launch just one more diesel in US

Following the diesel emissions scandal, and the damage done to US confidence in the brand, Audi believes it has the potential for just one more diesel model, in its US product mix, says Audi’s US head. “Once we hopefully get past everything, I see an opportunity for potentially, probably to offer it on one model,(…)

Has Audi TT RS sold out already?

For all the fans of the Audi TT RS with pockets deep enough to come up with the £51,800 necessary to buy it, those who’ve not yet parted with the cash may already be too late. And even if you can get your hands on one that’s not yet been sold, it’s likely you’ll be(…)

Audi to release further Black Edition trim across range

Audi is to release a new exclusive Black Edition trim to much of its current fleet. Models set to feature the new look include the A3, TT, S6 and S7. This follows the release of a preliminary top-of-the-range Black edition Audi A3 crossover. Due to its popularity, Audi have taken the decision to roll the(…)

Audi RS model range set to double by 2018

Audi Sport – the main rival to AMG’s performance brand – is expected to double the amount of RS performance vehicles within its range over the course of the next year and a half, says the division’s new chief, Stephan Winkelmann. There are presently seven models within the RS line-up, including the R8 and both(…)

Sauber F1 takes Zander from Audi

Formula 1 team Sauber has confirmed it has poached Jorg Zander from Audi, ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season. He becomes the new technical director following his appointment. Zander leaves Audi, where he fulfilled a similar role, following the company’s decision to pull out of the World Endurance Championship at the end of the(…)

Audi warns of currency hit to sales

Audi – The German car maker cut its sales predictions for the year last Friday. Volatile currency markets were blamed, with predictions that its revenue will slow compared to 2015, a result of “challenging” conditions. The negative forecast by the ‘Volkswagen umbrella’ company’s management has followed hot on the heels of a scaling back in(…)

Audi ditches endurance for Formula E

Audi’s dominance of Le Mans is over, the German car giant is set to pull out of Endurance racing by the end of this year. It’s been a highly successful period for Audi, they haven’t finished off the podium in any of the races they have competed – winning 13 of the 18 twice round(…)

Audi A3 wins best in-car connectivity 2016

One of the things Audi’s latest premium hatchbacks do, which set them apart from the competition, is – offer the same features across the whole range, not just with the top end models. On the surface, this seems unorthodox as most car makers charge a good deal extra for the add-ons. But Audi A3 users(…)

Audi’s first electric model will be called ‘e-tron’

Audi boss, Rupert Stadler, has confirmed the company’s first electric vehicle will be named the ‘e-tron’. The title will be carried without any model designations, evoking the naming of the Quattro back in 1980. One of a trio of electric vehicles planned for launch by Audi, the e-tron Quattro was originally previewed at the Frankfurt(…)

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