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  • 2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra

    The German Federal Parliament will take delivery of 66 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra sedans.

  • Audi RS 5 TDI concept
    Efficiency, Performance From Audi's Electric Turbo Prototype

    "Turbo" was the word to have on your car in the 1980s. Preferably in huge, bright script, completely out of correlation with the car's actual performance. Now, it's more often used as an indication of efficiency--take Ford's Ecoboost brand, for example. Audi has used them for many years on its...

  • Audi TT Offroad concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    Audi TT Offroad Concept: Plug-In Hybrid Crossover In Beijing Debut

    Audi's TT may not be as distinctive as it once was, but still appeals to style-conscious consumers. Its popularity has led the company to suggest further TT-based models could be on the way--and the TT Offroad Concept shown at the Beijing Auto Show hints as a possible direction for the brand. It...

  • Audi A3 Sportback TDI at 2014 New York Auto Show
    Audi A3 TDI Sportback Unveiled At NY Show, To Join Sedan Model Next Year: Live Photos

    Audi will debut its new A3 Sportback TDI at today's New York Auto Show. The four-door hatchback will join the A3 sedan TDI in the summer of 2015, as a sportier option for those wanting Audi's compelling mix of luxury and economy. Sportback models have been on sale in Europe for several years now...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi's e-tron Plug-In And Electric Cars: Ultimate Guide

    If you're confused when someone says "Audi e-tron," and you're not sure which electric car it means, don't feel bad--we're confused too. Audi may have more branded electric car concepts, prototypes, test vehicles, limited-production cars, and planned volume-production plug-in electric models than...

  • Teaser sketch for new Audi TT-based crossover concept
    Audi Q4 Hybrid Crossover Concept: Sketches Appear Before Beijing Show

    The market for crossover vehicles grows with every passing year, so it's surprising that few automakers have offered the vehicles with hybrid or plug-in powertrains up until now. One that could is Audi's Q4 crossover, should a production version of the Beijing-bound concept appear in the next few...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

    A decade ago, the concept of a sporting or luxurious sedan with a diesel engine was virtually unthinkable in the U.S. They had neither the refinement, nor the performance to be a viable alternative to a larger, multi-cylinder gasoline engine. All that is changing. And one of the ones helping to change it is the 2015 Audi A3 Sedan, available with the Volkswagen group's latest TDI diesel unit later this year. We're yet to see what kind of mileage figures the car will return, but The Car Connection's early drive in a brace of gasoline A3 sedans suggests it'll be both fun and frugal. The upcoming...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin
    Audi To Add Plug-In Hybrid Models Of Next A6, A8 Sedans, Q7 SUV

    Audi, in its search for alternatives to conventional propulsion, has finally nailed its colors to a mast--and that mast is plug-in hybrids. In addition to the A3 Sportback e-tron later this year and plans for a plug-in hybrid version of the A4, the German automaker could develop plug-in hybrid...

  • Audi's online traffic light information system
    Audi's Traffic Light Recognition Tech Will Save You Gas, Time

    Taking the average passenger car and making it more efficient is the combination of dozens of factors from engine technology to aerodynamics to more extreme measures like hybridization. But some factors you just can't control, like traffic, weather and the changing of traffic signals. ALSO SEE: Is...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi Quattro Hybrid System, Aero-Efficient Wheels Revealed In Patents

    Audi is launching a technological offensive over the next few years, and among its innovations are a new hybrid powertrain and a wheel design featuring active aerodynamics. The details were revealed in patent drawings, and were spotted by Autocar. Most complex, though perhaps most interesting, is...

  • 2015 Audi A3
    2015 Audi A3 Sedan Priced From $29,900

    Audi has announced pricing for the first two variants of its all-new 2015 A3 sedan, on sale soon. With the base engine, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged unit badged TFSI, you'll pay $29,900--while the more powerful 2.0 TFSI, also a turbocharged gasoline model, begins at $32,900. To each of...

  • Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept leaked iamges
    2014 Detroit Auto Show: Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Full Details

    Audi has a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle for most months of the year, and January's, on show at the Detroit Auto Show, is the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept. From the car's moniker alone you can deduce most of it's key attributes. "Allroad" means it has pseudo-off road crossover styling cues...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

    For drivers whose travel include long stretches of high-speed highways, diesel cars offer a fuel-efficient alternative to gasoline vehicles. For many years, the biggest seller of diesel vehicles in the U.S. has been Volkswagen--more recently joined by its corporate siblings Audi and Porsche. MORE: Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Much More Mileage Than EPA Admits? Sales of an expanding range of diesel models from all three brands grew last year, pointing out one way the trio will meet increasingly tough corporate average fuel economy standards in years to come. Last year, the Volkswagen brand sold...

  • Audi Sport quattro concept with laser headlights, 2014 Consumer Electronics Show
    Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Plug-In Hybrid Concept To Premiere At CES

    Most modern concept cars are lightly glitzed-up versions of the cars we'll see on the streets in subsequent years, but every so often an automaker develops a concept simply to show off its future technology. That's certainly the case with the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight plug-in hybrid concept...

  • The new Audi show car
    Audi To Show Electric Crossover Concept At 2014 Detroit Auto Show

    Audi will show a new crossover concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. Nothing surprising there you might think--Audi has a crossover concept for just about every month of the year. But this one is a little different, as it wears a badge on its flank we've seen before: e-tron. That means...

  • Teaser for 2016 Audi Q1
    Audi Q1 Compact Crossover Confirmed, Due 2016

    The last few years have seen dozens of new crossovers join the market, and latest into the fray is the Audi Q1, set to appear in 2016. The appeal of crossover vehicles is clear--they offer the looks and some of the ability of SUVs, but their car-based origins means better on-road handling, better...

  • 2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013
    2014 Audi Q5 TDI Diesel Crossover: Fuel Economy Test

    U.S. car buyers are fond of compact crossovers, and they buy a lot of them. They range from high-volume entries by Toyota, Honda, Ford, and Chevrolet to more luxurious utility vehicles from the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Range Rover. (Lincoln and Lexus will join that crowd next year.)...

  • 2014 Audi SQ5  -  First Drive, September 2013
    Audi Joins The Juke Set: Q1 Crossover Due In 2016?

    The world loves its SUVs, but SUVs aren't best known for loving the world back. These big hulking behemoths are often accused of being a catalyst for climate change, and it's true that efficiency isn't the SUV's strong point. But people like them regardless. So what to do? If you're Audi, you join...

  • 2015 Audi A3

    Audi has announced pricing for its 2015 A3 Sedan, a new compact sedan entry into a market currently occupied by the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Not unsurprisingly, buyers will pay the same for the new A3 as they would for its Mercedes rival. At $29,900, the A3 sedan matches the CLA precisely at the entry level, before any delivery fees are added to either vehicle. For that, buyers will get a 1.8-liter, TFSI-badged four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine and a standard six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Equipment levels are strong, with even the lowest-specified models offering a panoramic...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi Sees Tesla As Direct Competitor, But Likes Dealers Over Direct Sales

    It's always interesting hearing one automaker's opinion of another, and even more so when a huge global company has to concede that a young upstart is worth keeping an eye on. The huge global automaker in question is Audi, part of the massive Volkswagen group. And the young upstart? Tesla Motors of...

  • 2015 Audi A8 / S8  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Lighter Composite Wheels Cut Weight Of New 2015 Audi A8

    Lighter wheels could help improve this big luxury sedan's fuel economy.

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi R8 e-Tron Not Completely Dead Yet, Suggests Official

    Yes, Audi earlier this year did say that it won't be building its electric supercar, the R8 e-tron. But the plug might not have been pulled completely. According to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the member of the Audi AG board of management in charge of technical development, the R8 e-tron was an...

  • 2014 Audi A6 TDI
    Latest Luxury Diesels From Mercedes, Audi, BMW Add Stop-Start

    Diesel engines and typical American-style commuting conditions are already a great match. Longer daily-driving distances get diesels up to their peak operating temperature—and hopefully out to higher highway speeds, where they return their best fuel economy. In low-speed stop-and-go driving...

  • 2013 Audi TDI range
    Audi Urges Diesel-Friendly Regulations, Holds DC Diesel Rally

    Audi and corporate parent Volkswagen believe clean diesels are being ignored by government regulations and incentive programs that promote hybrids and pure electric cars.

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