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Report: Volkswagen AG apparently considering renaming themselves Auto Union

Australian outlet GoAuto apparently learned that Volkswagen AG executives are mulling the possibility of renaming themselves as Auto Union, the original name for what is now known for modern day Audi. Volkswagen AG has grown to be one of the largest automobile conglomerates in the world with Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, and Volkswagen as well […]

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Report: Audi has no intent to compete against BMW and Tesla in race for EVs

Audi doesn’t seem to be phased by BMW’s and Tesla’s growing battle to produce luxury EVs according to UK’s WhatCar. Instead, Audi still stands by their investments into plug-in hybrid technology since apparently their customers prefer that over normal EVs, according to Audi’s Rupert Stadler, who spoke with the magazine. After some market research, Stadler said […]

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Report: Audi ditches its Multitronic CVT transmission, to be replaced by seven-speed DSG

Motoring.com down yonder in Australia reports that Audi is to discontinue their Multitronic CVT transmission, offered in various entry-level A4, A5, A6, and A7 models here and abroad. Taking its place will most likely be a Volkswagen-sourced seven-speed DSG automatic. According to the report, Audi’s senior engineer for driving behavior, Ralph Reigger, said that the CVT […]

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Report: Audi Q7 e-tron due for launch within next year

CarAdvice reports that Audi is almost ready to reveal a Q7 e-tron, after speaking with Audi’s technology and communications manager, Oliver Strohbach. The new model is expected to launch either later this year or early next year, riding on Audi’s latest MLB Evo architecture, the same chassis expected to provide a backbone for the next-gen […]

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Report: Porsche and Audi are clamoring over platforms

Automobile Magazine reports that Audi and Porsche are in a little bit of a bind over agreements with modular platforms. According to the article, Porsche is a bit ticked at Audi because the Ingolstadt-automaker rejected Porsche’s latest Modular Standard Platform for adoption as a way to provide a backbone for the next generation Audi A6, A7 […]

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Report: Audi A8 e-tron in the works with diesel-electric V6

AutoExpress of the UK recently learned that Audi is working on a new e-tron version of the current A8, after speaking with chief technical officer, Ulrich Hackenberg. According to the finding, the new e-tron-ified A8 could sport a diesel-electric hybrid setup with a V6. This is unlike the next e-tron model to hit production, the […]

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Audi build’s six millionth vehicle equipped with Quattro

Audi recently celebrated a major milestone by producing its sixth millionth vehicle ever to be equipped with the Ingolstadt automaker’s patented Quattro all-wheel drive system. Although the association of Quattro all-wheel drive with the Four-Ringed brand, Audi still produces two-wheel drive models in their most basic form. But today, more than half of all new […]

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Report: Audi downplays R8 Plug-In Hybrid, R8 e-tron will be made to order

Audi was rumored to be working on some seriously electrified versions of the next-generation R8, including the all-EV R8 e-tron and the R8 Plug-In Hybrid. Click here for more news on the Audi R8. But in a new report from CarAdvice, word is that the R8 Plug-In Hybrid is a no-go while the R8 e-tron will […]

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Report: Next Audi R8 to receive TDI version in 2017

Word in the pipeline via Automobile Magazine is that Audi is preparing a diesel version of its luxury mid-engine sports car, the R8. According to the report, the new R8 TDI is set to debut in 2017, sporting a 4.0L turbodiesel V8 or a 5.0L turbodiesel V10, which is also being developed for Bentley. Otherwise, specifications […]

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Report: The Audi A3 is doing so well, it’s stealing sales from Honda and Toyota

Edmunds reports that Audi is doing extremely well with the sales of its all-new A3 sedan. It’s doing so well in fact, that it’s stealing sales away from similarly priced Toyota and Honda models. Audi of America recently announced that they sold a total of 2,452 A3s in June and a grand total of 7,735 […]

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