Audi News

  • Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer celebrate their second straight Le Mans win - Anne Proffit photo

    Audi has taken an historic first victory for a hybrid vehicle at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in northern France. On the 80th running of the famous race, Audi took its 11th victory with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, an all-wheel drive, hybrid race car showcasing the best of Audi's technology. Audi has previously taken victories with gasoline and diesel vehicles, but introduced the R18 e-tron quattro this year to demonstrate the benefits of both hybrid technology and all-wheel drive traction. Using a development of its Le Mans-winning V-6 TDI diesel engine, the R18...

  • 2011 Audi A2 Concept
    Reports Of Pruned EV Plans At Audi Off The Mark, Says Exec

    Earlier this week a report from the UK’s CAR suggested that Audi had nixed production plans for an electric city car based on its A2 concept. In addition to this, the report went on to claim that plans for a production version of the smaller A1 e-tron concept were also being putting on the...

  • 2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept
    Audi R8 e-tron Spy Video: All-Electric Supercar On The Road!

    Later this year Audi will start selling its first model to bear an “e-tron” badge, the eagerly anticipated R8 e-tron all-electric supercar. A prototype of the car was recently spotted at the Nürburgring race track in Germany and our sister site Motor Authority has just posted a...

  • Audi A2 Concept, Frankfurt Motor Show, September 2011
    Audi Cans Electric A2 City Car, A1 E-Tron: Report

    Audi has demonstrated a vote of little confidence in electric cars by revealing it has canceled plans to produce the all-electric Audi A2, and the range-extended A1 e-tron. CAR cites Audi's concerns that the projected 40,000 Euro price tag--just under $50,000--would make the project unviable for...

  • Audi's electric bike ridden by Julien Dupont. Image captured from Youtube video
    Audi Urban Electric Bike Teased Before Official Launch

    Smart's eBike electric bicycle has been attracting a lot of attention recently, but it's not the only electric bike to emerge from Germany. Audi has teased its own electric bike in a short video, featuring French freestyle trials rider Julien Dupont. Where Smart's bike is very much a commuting...

  • 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid
    Audi Gives More Details On 2013 Q5 Hybrid Quattro SUV

    Ever since Audi unveiled the A5 Hybrid Quattro SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, we have to admit to being a little excited about seeing it reach the U.S. market. Now, Audi has given us a little more insight into the model, due to hit the U.S. some time this year as a 2013 year model...

  • 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid

    Audi will reportedly export its 2013 Q5 Hybrid to the United States in the not-too-distant future.

  • New Audi A3 Hatchback live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Next Audi A3 To Offer Diesel, Hybrid, CNG Options Globally

    Audi's next A3 will offer buyers a wider range of drivetrain options, at least in Europe.

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

    Many automakers claim that their exploits in the world of motorsport go towards improving their road cars. It's a tenuous connection sometimes, but Audi could lay fair claim to motorsport -derived technology in its road cars, from its Le Mans program. With maiden wins for its TFSI technology in...

  • 2011 Audi A8 L
    Audi Confirms Clean Diesel Option For 2013 A8 Luxury Sedan

    For some time, German luxury automaker Audi has been one of the few automakers to offer clean diesel cars to the U.S. market. But until Audi announced plans back in March last year to offer diesel-engined options for every new Audi sold in the U.S. by 2015, the only diesel Audis you could buy were...

  • 2011 Audi Q7 TDI test drive, Catskill Mountains, Nov 2011
    2011 Audi Q7 TDI Clean-Diesel SUV: Quick Drive

    We tend to prefer smaller cars here at Green Car Reports. Since far more than half of U.S. car journeys are made by a single occupant, smaller could often suffice--and cost less, and pollute less. But some buyers simply need larger vehicles--or at least want them--and seven-seat sport-utility...

  • Audi Urban Concept launch, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi To Sell Electric Urban Concept, Join The Not-Quite-Car Parade?

    If one is a fluke and two is coincidence, then three makes a trend for sure. Audi is close to approving plans to build a limited number of the all-electric two-seat Urban Concept vehicle that it launched at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, according to CAR magazine in England, If built for sale...

  • 20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program

    Earlier today, Audi launched the latest part of its plug-in electric vehicle program, commencing a public trail of its A1 e-tron range-extended electric car in Munich. Announced in September 2010 after Audi unveiled the A1 E-Tron concept car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 20-strong test car fleet will be leased to customers as part of a regional study into electric cars and electric car charging infrastructure. Based on the gasoline-powered Audi A1 -- the smallest of Audi’s production cars -- the A1 e-tron features a 75 kilowatt electric motor powered by a 12 kilowatt-hour battery...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept
    Audi e-Tron Spyder Frolics In Malibu: Video

    Until Audi unveiled its concept e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid car at the 2010 Paris Auto show, the words diesel and sexy didn’t go well together. Now the company has proven otherwise with the release of a short video showing the Audi e-Tron Spyder concept driving around sunny Malibu...

  • poster from Audi Urban Future conference, Frankfurt, September 2011
    Audi Urban Future Initiative: Smaller, Smarter, Autonomous, Linked Cars

    Put a group of urban planners, architects, and sociologists on a panel to discuss transportation in the cities of the future, and you may find they don’t spend much time talking about cars. Instead, you get statements like, “The megacity of the future desires to be a generous knowledge...

  • Audi Urban Concept launch, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi Urban Concept: Live Photos Of Electric Two-Seater Launch

    The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show officially opens to the press tomorrow, but already the private parties and launch events have started. Sunday night, Audi officially unveiled its pair of two-seat electric concept cars, known jointly as the Urban Concept vehicles. One is a coupe, with a hatch over the...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview

    We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is shaping up to be even better. We'll be covering the show in-depth next week, but in the meantime we've rounded up all the electric...

  • 2011 Audi A2 Concept
    Audi A2 Concept Electric Car Due At 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    With the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show less than two weeks away the German auto industry is starting to really crank out the concept cars. Latest in the onslaught of new German metal is the Audi A2 concept. If you think the name sounds familiar then you aren't wrong. Audi launched a production A2...

  • Audi Urban Concept renderings

    It seems that Audi just can't contain itself with its latest concept cars, the two-seater Urban Concepts. Three weeks ago some spy videos trickled onto the internet showing the camoflaged electric car being driven around in the center of Berlin. The very next day Audi revealed its first sketches of the concept vehicle, and since then we've also had a rather content-light video and further sketches of an open-top version of the car. Now Audi has teased us further, ahead of the concept's official unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The new computer-generated images give us a better...

  • 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid
    Audi A8 Hybrid: For Europe In 2012, For U.S. Sometime Later, Maybe

    Historically, German automakers were slow to move into hybrid-electric vehicles, relying exclusively on diesel engines to boost fuel efficiency. That's in the past, though, and the Volkswagen Group is aggressively spreading its hybrid powertrain across models from many of its brands. But while VW...

  • 2011 Audi Urban Spyder Concept
    Audi Urban Spyder Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

    The 2011 Audi Urban Spyder Concept features carbon fiber construction and is a preview of what's to come from Audi.

  • Screenshot from Audi Urban Concept promotional video, prior to 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Audi Trickles Out Urban Concept Info: Now, Content-Free Video

    If you're going to shoot a teaser video of a radical new concept car, maybe it's not such a good idea to do it in a gigantic plaza in the middle of a large European city. Audi has now released the official teaser video (view it at the bottom of this story) for the e-tron Urban Concept vehicle it...

  • 2011 Audi Urban Concept
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Audi Gives More Details on Electric Urban Concept

    Yesterday we brought you news of a highly camouflaged all-electric minicar spotted in the center of Berlin and wearing the unmistakable linked ring Audi badge. At the time, we postulated that the tiny electric runabout was probably Audi’s e-tron city concept car. Now Audi has confirmed that...

  • New 1.8 TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder for the Audi A5
    Audi's Latest Engine Blends Performance With Fuel Economy

    Audi's new 1.8-liter TFSI engine produces 170 horsepower and 236 ft-lb. of torque while returning fuel economy over 41 mpg.

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