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  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

    Audi reportedly has two all-electric cars in the works: the R8 e-tron and a new family car.

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
    2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Audi A3 TDI, the diesel version of Audi's new compact luxury sedan. All-new this year, as are most of its competitors, the TDI diesel version will be the highest-efficiency A3 model until the e-tron...

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    How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

    We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Range Rover. But the German luxury marques are making plans to compete more directly with Tesla Motors and its Model...

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    Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

    Let's say your company builds a crucial, high-volume component for advanced-technology vehicles. Suppose it emerged this week that you've now got contracts to supply two of the world's three biggest automakers. That would put you in a good spot, wouldn't it? First GM, now VW Group Yesterday, LG...

  • 2015 Audi A8 L W12 Exclusive Concept
    Audi Patent Reveals Plan For Four-Cylinder Engine As Smooth As Six Or V-8

    There's a reason people like big, multi-cylinder engines and it isn't just about the noise they make or how much power they produce. It's also to do with smoothness. And it's one reason some people are worried about the latest trend for downsized four-cylinder units, as they begin appearing in...

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    Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

    Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen to go down the diesel route with its larger plug-in hybrid setup, which Auto Express reveals will use a new 3.0-liter V-6...

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron

    Two years ago, we described the difference between high-volume electric cars and "compliance cars"--those built in very limited numbers solely to meet California rules that require a certain number of zero-emission vehicles to be sold each year. Now it appears that manufacturers don't want new plug-in electric models to be seen as compliance cars, even if they sell only in relatively low volumes. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars: Some Are Real, Most Are Only 'Compliance Cars'--We Name Names As noted in Ward's Auto, Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, says the German luxury brand isn't in the...

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    Audi TDI Diesel Engines: Honoring 25 Years Of Fuel Efficiency, Lower Emissions

    U.S. customers haven't had quite the range of diesel vehicles their European counterparts enjoy, but it's still hard to believe that one of the biggest badges in diesel technology--TDI--is now a quarter-century old. Audi launched its first TDI diesel model at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show. That car...

  • Audi A3 e-tron
    Audi Plans Plug-In Hybrid Version Of Every Major Model By 2020

    Audi will concentrate heavily on the development of plug-in hybrids over the next few years, as the company plans to offer a plug-in model of very significant model in its lineup by 2020. Speaking to Autocar, Audi's research and development chief Ulrich Hackenberg says plug-in hybrids will be...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin
    2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid On Sale This Winter--In Germany

    Audi has promised plug-in models for some time, and towards the end of this year its first production plug-in will finally arrive. The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will hit European roads in winter 2014, priced at 37,900 Euros. That's around $51,500 at current exchange rates, or similarly priced...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
    2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Luxury Sedan Priced From $32,600

    While gasoline versions of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 compact luxury sedan went on sale in April, the model line also includes a TDI diesel version as well as an S3 performance sedan and an A3 Cabrio convertible. Those models will go on sale late this summer, and now pricing has been released for the...

  • 2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra
    German Federal Parliament Gets Efficient Audi Diesel Cars For Official Duties

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

  • Audi RS 5 TDI concept

    "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 gasoline and diesel models, and has now put its latest innovation--electric turbochargers--in a fully-working prototype vehicle. Based on the firm's RS5 performance coupe, Audi's turbocharged tech could legitimately wear bright 80s-style turbo stickers. And in fact, it does--in a sort of restrained...

  • 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
    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, 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 variants of the A6 and A8 sedans and the Q7 SUV, too. Speaking to Indian Autos Blog, Audi's research and development chief Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed the plug-in models as a way of meeting future European legislation. The new Audi Q7, due next year, will be the first of these Audis to tout a new...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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