Audi technology

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(…)

Audi unleash RS3 racing edition

In addition to their quite spectacular RS3 sports sedan, Audi used the Paris Motor Show to display the car’s racing alter ego: the RS3 LMS. The car is due to start hitting the tracks from 2017 onwards. Audi have recently started to push sales of racing editions of their traditional road cars. Similar to the(…)

Audi announce 400HP RS3 sedan’s world premiere at Paris

This year’s Paris Motor Show will be the venue where the all-new RS3 Sedan is finally unveiled by Audi. Lined up to rival Mercedes-AMG’s CLA 45 and positioned right at the top of the A3 Sedan range, above the S3, the high-performance compact model will feature a 2.5-litre TFSI turbocharged five-cylinder engine. This will be(…)

Audi recalls Q7 following seats that move during collisions

In the US, Audi has started recalling its 2017 Q7 crossover after instances of the car seats ‘moving’ during collisions were reported. Should a vehicle impact with another object, its ultimate design goal is to prevent the human occupant from moving as much as possible. When seats – the occupants most fundamental protector during a(…)

Audi five-cylinder at 40

It’s been forty years since Audi wowed us all with the first five-cylinder petrol engine. Incorporated into the second generation Audi 100, it heralded the dawning of a new era of what engines were capable of. A multitude of enhancements and new developments followed, with turbocharging, emissions control and four valve technology, rally engines and(…)

Audi, BMW and Mercedes to communicate using advanced data sharing network

Three giants of the German car industry: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have entered into a collaboration that will see the connected car expert company they jointly own, Here, supplied with real time sensor data so their vehicles can better understand their surroundings. This deal heralds a landmark in auto-making, the first time three leading brands(…)

Audi approve production for Tesla S fighting model

More direct competition for the Tesla Model S has just homed into view. Already a sizable list of car makers has announced development or imminent release of vehicles they believe will be able to rival the Model S. Now Audi has revealed they are in the early stages of design of a range topping, 100%(…)

Audi 2017 RS5 super-coupe tested with production body

Ahead of a predicted launch in 2017, the next-generation Audi RS5 super-coupe has been spied during testing. The car being put through its paces is the first test edition seen to feature production bodywork which suggests that the new super-coupe is in the final stages of development. The previous test edition borrowed the bodywork of(…)

Q5 confirmed for Paris reveal

One of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles of 2016 will make its entrance at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, when Audi shows the new Q5 off to the world. Already teased in a brief film that suggests Apple, CarPlay and Android compatibility, the SUV reveals the new design of its rotary knob – already in(…)

Dynamic overhaul for next-generation Audi models

From next year, the ride and handling characteristics of each new generation of Audi are to be redefined, starting with the company’s fleet leader – the A8. It’s thought that the engineers’ remit involves maintaining the current models’ sporty reputation whilst giving them a wider range of dynamic attributes. This will include developing more a(…)

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