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Report: Audi to ax the A6 Hybrid due to low demand

*2015 Audi A6 TDI Pictured Audi seems to be pushing itself to the next level with new debuts and pioneering moves in the automotive industry. First is their quest to become the first automaker to offer a fully autonomous car and alternatively, there’s their mission to continue electrifying their lineup to keep electric and hybridized […]

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Report: Audi to drop the V8 for its RS4, sadly

The demand for greater fuel economy seems to be killing the V8 and lately, Audi’s been stringent on its offerings of V8s, simply because they’ve found more economical alternatives, at least on paper. Continuing the trend is the next RS4 wagon estate and while we don’t receive that model here in the states, it’s still […]

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Report: The next-gen Audi A8 to be offered as a fully autonomous vehicle

Audi is serious about its goal to be one of the leading pioneers to the fully autonomous vehicle. And now, Australia’s Motoring.com heard the next-generation A8 could be offered as a fully autonomous vehicle. Bolstering this claim is the fact that Audi did announce to be offering some autonomous systems on the next-gen A8. Motoring spoke with Audi’s head […]

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Video: Audi officially completes autonomous lap at Hockenheim

Audi’s been tooting its own horn in the field of autonomous driving as it recently celebrated the lapping of a completely autonomous RS7 around Hockenheim in Germany at “racing speed.” The stunt was a test to showcase Audi’s progress in autonomous driving and the RS7 completed a lap of Hockenheim in a reported lap time of just […]

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Report: Audi is preparing an RS3 Sportback, due sometime next year

Audi is apparently working on a high-performance version of the A3 to make the RS3 Sportback. AutoExpress in the UK recently heard of the RS3 idea, which could be utilizing the outgoing TT RS’s 2.5L turbocharged TFSI inline-five. The old RS3 was good for around 335bhp but now, the new RS3 Sportback could sport as much […]

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Photo Rendering: This sketch hints at a possible Audi TT four-door coupe

The Germans are still on their binge of trying to fill in every niche possible, and this latest digital rendering is an example. The Audi TT just entered its third generation and rumors in the past spoke of Audi’s interest in expanding the TT’s lineup with different bodystyles. The first example we saw of that […]

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The Build-Your-Own 2015 Audi S3 page fires up–how we’d have it

The Audi A3 and S3 are here to compete side to side with the new CLA-Class in the luxury subcompact segment. While the 2015 Audi A3 sedan already began selling at a starting price of just $29,900, the more expensive high-performance S3 requires $41,100 from the bank. How would we order ours? Well, we’re fans […]

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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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