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(…)

Grandfather drives Audi into 12,000 litres of Coke

Okay, this is a strange one. There’s no way to explain it, so we’ll just say it: In weirder news this week, a 73 year old Grandpa achieved one of his life’s ambitions by driving an Audi at speed into a large hole he dug and then filled with 12,000 litres of cola. The car(…)

Audi R8 takes lasers to the US

Over here and in Europe, the R8 has had the benefit of laser headlights for some time now, but Audi has only just started fitting them to its US editions. To mark the occasion, they have released the quite stupendous car you see above. This is the R8 V10 plus exclusive edition; it’s an impressive(…)

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(…)

Princess Diana’s Audi put up for sale

The 1994 Audi Cabriolet once owned by Princess Diana has been put up for sale by its current owner. The car is part of a private collection which altogether is expected to fetch more than £1 million. The cars are due to go under the hammer next month. The 12-car collection, which belongs to a(…)

Audi advert does not condone dangerous driving – says ASA

The market they’re targeting are petrol-heads, with a thirst for speed, loud raucous exhausts and flashy styling. Not the sort of demographic that drive sedately from place to place, with Classic FM piping from the stereo. Problem is, around the world, there are very few advertising standards authorities that allow adverts to appear to encourage(…)

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