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  • Audi A3 Sportback TDI at 2014 New York Auto Show

    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, but before the TDI Audi had only planned to bring the e-tron plug-in hybrid to U.S. shores. ALSO READ: Nine New Projects Announced For Clean Vehicles In National Parks Audi puts its change of heart down to "an outpouring of enthusiasts' support" from the car's "incredibly passionate and loyal fan...

  • 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
    2015 Audi A3: Small Luxury Sedan With TDI Diesel Option

    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...

  • 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 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 Audi's patent for a new hybrid system. At first glance, it doesn't look particularly unusual. Likely to carry the e-tron quattro tag, it's a through-the-road hybrid system designed for use in Audi's future quattro all-wheel drive models. With no mechanical link between front and rear wheels, the back...

  • 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
    Volkswagen, Audi & Porsche Grow Diesel Sales Beyond 100,000 In 2013

    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...

  • 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...

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    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

    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 performance and usually, better fuel economy. Audi already sells a whole range of crossovers and SUVs, from the A6-based Allroad through the Q5, to the huge Q7. In Europe and some other markets, Audi also sells the A3-based Q3--not unsurprisingly, sitting below the Q5 in the automaker's range. The Q1...

  • 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
    2015 Audi A3 Sedan Priced From $29,900

    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...

  • 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

    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 important development step for electric vehicles; and for now it's merely dormant. “You only can increase your competence if you are working on a complete project,” said Hackenberg, speaking to the point that it served as a platform for e-mobility development. “That’s what they did...

  • 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.

  • Audi Sport quattro concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi Sport Quattro Concept: Yet Another Plug-In Hybrid For Frankfurt

    The rumors were correct--Audi's Sport Quattro Concept, due at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week, isn't just a gas-guzzling V-8 but a plug-in hybrid concept. Okay, it's actually both--at the heart of Audi's latest concept, you'll find a four-liter, twin-turbocharged gasoline V-8, with cylinder...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin
    Plug-In Hybrid Model To Join Next Audi A4 Range: Report

    Audi has had its fair share of criticism from plug-in car fans, but the automaker now seems to be coming around to the idea of electric propulsion after some rather public dismissals of the technology. Audi's first production plug-in model will be the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid arriving next year...

  • Teaser for new Audi Quattro concept
    Will Audi's Next Sports Coupe Use E-Tron Quattro Hybrid Tech?

    It seems strange that Audi has so far failed to capitalize on the huge success of its R18 e-tron quattro endurance racing cars. They're without doubt some of the most technologically-advanced race cars of the modern age, yet the Ingolstadt automaker has made only token references to the R18 with...

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