Audi News

  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2013

    Audi has continued its dominant run at the world's most famous endurance race, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday. The team's twelfth Le Mans victory is also the second for its hybrid race car, the R18 e-tron quattro. France's Loic Duval, Scotland's Allan McNish and Dane Tom Kristensen took the diesel hybrid Le Mans Prototype across the line ahead of a string of other hybrid vehicles, including the second-placed Toyota of Anthony Davidson, Sebastian Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin. Hybrid technology is making the world's top endurance racers a force to be reckoned with, though Audi and Toyota...

  • 2013 Audi A7
    Audi Experiments With Hydrogen-Powered A7

    Audi looks set to add another technology to its wide 'tron' roster--hydrogen power. As Autocar reports (via Motor Authority), the company is working on a fuel cell Audi A7, with trials due to begin at the end of August. Not a word was said about the model at Audi's recent future lab tron-experience...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin
    2014 Audi A3 e-tron: Full Details On Audi's Plug-In Hybrid

    "We're proud the Audi A3 e-tron doesn't look like an electric car." Ouch. If Audi is truly serious about electric vehicles, that probably isn't the phrase we'd have chosen to prove it, while showing off its new plug-in hybrid A3 model. But then, the Ingolstadt automaker might be on to...

  • 2014 Audi A7 TDI
    Audi Announces Fuel Efficiency And Pricing For A6, A7, Q5 Diesels

    Audi has revealed pricing for its full lineup of diesel models, joining the existing A8 L TDI and Q7 TDI SUV. Each new model uses the same 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine and 8-speed automatic transmission to deliver strong performance and surprisingly frugal economy figures. The engine produces...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi R8 e-tron: First Drive Of Audi's Electric Supercar

    We'll start with the bad news: No, Audi definitely won't be producing any more examples of its R8 e-tron electric supercar. And even if it did, it'd be well beyond the reach of mere mortals--rumor has it that each of the ten e-trons currently in existence have set Audi back around $1.3 million. All...

  • Audi A1 e-tron first drive, Berlin
    Audi A1 e-tron: First Drive Of Range-Extended Electric Car Prototype

    The Audi A1 e-tron was almost a sideshow to our day at the company's future lab tron-experience at Berlin's spectacular and disused Tempelhof Airport. Drives squeezed in over lunch or at the end of the day reflect the A1 e-tron's unfortunate status: Stillborn prototype, rather than fully-fledged...

  • Audi A3 g-tron first drive, Berlin

    We lost count of just how many times Audi engineers used the phrase "no compromises" during their 'tron' presentations in Berlin. And driving the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, a near-standard A3 running on natural gas, it's hard not to agree with them--at least initially. For the average car buyer, the gas-powered A3 requires virtually no change from normal routine, yet produces significantly lower emissions than the average vehicle. 'e-gas' The g-tron is the product of a more holistic look at vehicle emissions. Not content with simply producing the car itself, as Honda does with its natural gas...

  • Audi future lab tron-experience at Berlin Tempelhof
    Audi Tron Program: Latest Update On Plug-In Audis, More, From Berlin

    Audi's 'tron' program has been, well, a little confusing over recent years. Back in the early days it was oh so simple--one concept car, known simply as the Audi e-tron, represented Audi's foray into future mobility. Since then it seems a dozen models have come and gone, but after presentations...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Audi: "R8 e-tron Electric Supercar Won't Go On Sale"

    Good news: Audi's off-again, on-again electric supercar--the R8 e-tron--is now confirmed for production. Bad news: You won't be able to buy one, as the company has decided to make just ten vehicles, all for research purposes only. The company confirmed to Autocar that it has produced ten R8 e-tron...

  • 2012 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Grille
    Audi Startled By Tesla Sales Success? Deleted Press Release Seems To Say So

    It may be that short sellers and naysayers aren't the only ones a bit surprised these days at the positive press received by electric-car maker Tesla. Yesterday, Germany luxury-car maker Audi issued a rather unusual press release in which it pointed out that it sells more cars than Tesla Motors...

  • Audi's signature LEDs on the 2013 S7
    Audi LED Lights Actually Save Fuel, Cut Emissions, EU Says

    Many people imagine that fuel efficiency stops and starts with engine technology and driving technique, but there's a little more to it than that. Making a fuel-efficient vehicle involves a holistic approach that examines every aspect of a car's design and tries to reduce its impact on fuel...

  • 2015 Audi A3
    2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Sedan Unveiled At NY Auto Show

    The Volkswagen Audi Group is a master at filling niches, and another one is heading our way from early 2014. For the customer who wants the VW Jetta's sedan bodystyle and 2.0-liter diesel engine--but prefers the Audi A3's more upmarket image--Audi presents the 2015 A3 TDI Sedan. Unveiled at the...

  • 2013 Audi A4

    Audi's A4 sedan, rival to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C Class, is the company's best-selling model in the U.S. When the next-generation model arrives in the States in 2014, it could also be offered with a diesel engine, says Audi. According to Automotive News, the German automaker wants to expand its range of diesel models in the U.S, and launched a four-model offensive on the market, beginning with the recent luxury A8 TDI. The A4 wasn't originally part of this plan, but when the new model arrives next year it will get the company's 2.0-liter TDI unit, similar to that already sold in...

  • 2014 Audi A3 g-tron
    Audi A3 g-tron: Natural Gas Compact Debuts At Geneva Show

    No, that's not a misprint--Audi really is launching an A3 g-tron next to its A3 e-tron at the Geneva Motor Show. While the e-tron is a plug-in hybrid using Audi's in-development electric vehicle technology, the g-tron uses a different alternative fuel--natural gas. The 2014 Audi A3 g-tron is set to...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid
    Audi A3 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Geneva Show

    The Geneva Motor Show always provides us with some spectacular green vehicles, but this year looks like being the best yet. Audi has now revealed its most production-ready electric vehicle yet, in the form of the Audi A3 e-tron. We've driven a prototype of the all-electric e-tron before, but the...

  • 2013 Audi A8 TDI
    2014 Audi A8 TDI Pricing & EPA Fuel Economy

    Audi's A8 L may be a big vehicle, but with one of Audi's famed TDI engines under the hood, you know it's unlikely to drink fuel like a big vehicle. That TDI engine is a 3.0-liter V-6, developing 240 horsepower and a chunky 406 pounds-feet of torque. Despite the performance on offer--60 mph will...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Audi R8 e-Tron Electric Car Back On Again: Report

    As some manufacturers toy with bringing electric small cars and sedans to market, Audi is exploring the alternative side of electric propulsion with the R8 e-tron supercar. The project was put on hold back in October 2012, pending "a complete review of the program". Now, it appears that plans are...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept
    VW: Plug-In Hybrids 'A Long-Term Trend', Steps Up For 2013

    If 2012 was the year that several companies realised the importance of hybrid and electric vehicles, 2013 will be the year that we see the fruits of their labor. Volkswagen, initially reluctant to dabble in the plug-in market, is set to launch at least two new high-volume plug-in hybrids over the...

  • 2012 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 race car

    A few more details have leaked out on Audi's future diesel-hybrid supercar, which will transfer elements of its Le Mans-winning R18 diesel hybrid powertrain into a roadgoing car. Still in development and not even named, the unusual through-the-road hybrid would have a combined power output of at least 700 horsepower, according to Auto Express. With an unspecified turbodiesel powering the rear wheels, plus an electric motor on the front axle, it would target a 0-to-60-mph time of less than 3 seconds and a top speed over 200 mph. The carmaker's R18 TDI e-Tron quattro won Audi's 11th Le Mans...

  • 2014 Audi R8 first drive
    Audi Planning Diesel Hybrid Supercar With Le Mans Tech

    Audi is said to be interested in developing a diesel-electric hypercar to compete with upcoming rivals from McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari. The new model would sit above the current R8 supercar in Audi's range, giving the company a road-going platform on which to extol the virtues of its Le...

  • Audi A2 Concept, Frankfurt Motor Show, September 2011
    Audi Plans 200 MPG-Plus High-Tech Small Car

    In mainland Europe, where gas mileage is measured in liters used per 100 kilometers (l/100km), a 'three liter car' doesn't usually refer to engine capacity. Instead, it means 3L/100km, or around 78 MPG. And now Audi wants to make a one-liter car--the equivalent of 235 MPG. Revealed by What Car, the...

  • 2013 Audi A6 TDI
    Audi To Launch Four TDI Diesel Models At LA Auto Show

    Audi has been promising more diesel models in its U.S. lineup for a while now, and it fulfils that promise at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Joining the existing Q7 TDI, which gets an update, Audi will introduce diesel versions of the A8, A7, A6 and Q5. The company claims each model will deliver...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Audi R8 e-Tron All-Electric Supercar On Hold: Report

    One of the earlier all-electric concept cars from a major maker was the Audi R8 e-tron, first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009. Audi has consistently said it will build up to 1,000 of the battery-electric supercar and sell them--for a high price--to buyers who want a...

  • Audi Crosslane coupe concept
    Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept Heralds New Q2 Crossover

    Audi is previewing the future of the compact crossover with a Paris Auto Show concept it calls the Crosslane Coupe. The Crosslane Coupe features lightweight construction and a fuel-saving, dual-mode hybrid drivetrain, which could potentially make it into the production version, reportedly called...