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Audi is a German carmaker that makes various types of vehicles ranging from supermini to crossover SUVs. It maintains its worldwide headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi produces luxury automobiles and is the number one luxury brand in the world. Their other products include sedans, coupes, compacts and sport models. They are a majority owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen group.

By Marc Stern on October 20, 2018 - 10:49PM
Here's an interesting tidbit: as you may suspect, automakers like to tease their special models. It's a way of hooking gearheads with the new iron well before the official release of the vehicle. That's exactly the way Audi has been handling the release of its EV E-Tron GT.
By Marc Stern on October 16, 2018 - 10:32PM
Once again, the Dieselgate scandal reared its smoking head as VW was hit with another near-billion-euro fine in Germany. Though it is nearly over in the U.S., the emissions scandal is alive, well, and living in Europe where at least three jurisdictions are studying more fines. Plus, VW faces a near-$10 billion euro stockholders suit.
By Marc Stern on October 16, 2018 - 1:14PM
Available in markets throughout the globe, Audi's next-generation A1 Sportback began its production run at the SEAT plant in Martorell, Spain. The A1 replaces the Q3 crossover which has been moved to Hungary.
By Marc Stern on October 12, 2018 - 11:36PM
Audi has announced the recall of 1,916 R8 Coupe and Spyder supercars to fix a potential fire problem. Because of problems with the transmission vent hose, it is possible that transmission fluid can leak out and fall on the hot engine, potentially causing a fire.
By Marc Stern on October 5, 2018 - 8:47PM
Long considered somehow beyond the reach of the Dieselgate scandal, German prosecutors some months ago jailed now former Audi chief Rupert Stadler.
By Marc Stern on September 19, 2018 - 11:57PM
In a surprising development that will help spread an electric charging network even more quickly, Audi and Electrify America will work to establish a charging network for the E-Tron, Audi's first EV.
By Al Castro on September 18, 2018 - 10:14AM
2013 was only a few years ago, a long time for most, lightning fast time in the electric car universe, and after all the talk, the drafts, the drawings, the concepts, the rumors, the prototypes, and camouflaged pre-production vehicles since, Audi finally presents its first full electric car. With a price point of about $80,000 USD, the Audi e-Tron Quattro aims to take its throne as a heralded German electric, while finally taking on the American Teslas.
By Marc Stern on September 11, 2018 - 2:25PM
Audi has announced that it will install a replacement for Easy Pass and other toll transponders. The new transponder system, made by Gentex, will be part of the rearview mirror installation.
By Marc Stern on September 8, 2018 - 10:30PM
So, Audi announces the pricing for its Q8, five-door coupe and I have to scratch my chin: what exactly is a coupe? Doesn't Audi sell several coupe models such as the two-door TT? So, if it sells real coupes, how can it call a five-door crossover a coupe? It's a strange one, I'll admit.
By Marc Stern on August 24, 2018 - 11:32AM
This week's Pebble Beach Automotive Show had lots of interesting iron available both new and old. One of the more interesting models was Audi's PB18 electric. Made for ontrack moves as well as daily errands, the PB18 features a unique driver's seat. Read on and see.
By Donovan Douglas on August 21, 2018 - 7:36PM
Don't lament Audi's goodbye to manual transmission. Here is why it's good for you in the age of practicality.
By Al Castro on August 21, 2018 - 1:07PM
We have no one to blame for the destruction of the manual transmission except for the few of us that were gifted to know how to use it. If we only knew how few of us existed, maybe we could have coordinated consumer demand to prevent the inevitable from happening. Electrics would have sealed their fate anyway.
By Marc Stern on August 20, 2018 - 7:05PM
After checking the numbers, it is official: the Audi A4 won't be offered with a manual transmission in 2019. Indeed, if you look at the numbers that show fewer than five percent of vehicles are delivered with manuals, then you can probably conclude that the manual will soon be extinct at Audi.
By Marc Stern on August 17, 2018 - 11:53PM
As it stands now, tuners are having a field day with VW products. Just last week, a tuner proved he could upgrade the Audi S5 and make it more powerful. Now, another tuning firm has decided to tune the Atlas SUV. The results are incredible as the engine turns out 350 hourspower and 350 pounds-feet of torque. The former torque figure from a curren SUV is 235 pounds-feet of power.
By Marc Stern on August 15, 2018 - 2:59PM
At one time about 750 years ago, a bunch of guys called alchemists tried to turn lead into gold. That they didn't know anything about periodic tables and metals related to lead didn't deter them as they were convinced they could do it. It's too bad they didn't know, they would have saved lots of time. Today's conversions in the auto world work a lot better as this Tesla-Audi Swap. Read On.
By Marc Stern on August 4, 2018 - 4:12PM
With Audi's new Q3 creating quite a stir, there's a new report that a new RS model of the Q3 is in the planning stage and should be delivered sometime in the 2019 sales year.
By Marc Stern on August 3, 2018 - 10:40PM
For one reason or another, Volkswagen has continued to sell very strongly into the intermediate crossover segment. This segment has been redhot and VW has sought to have models that sell into it quite well. The Atlas and the so-called "Long Tiguan" have fulfilled this roll. The other item that has Audi managers happy is the 105th straight month of sales records for VW's luxury division.
By Marc Stern on July 19, 2018 - 11:06AM
When the 20th Anniversary Audi TT goes on sale, it will be a limited edition by default as the automaker is only producing 999 copies of the specialized model for customers.
By Marc Stern on July 15, 2018 - 11:57PM
Scott Speed and Tanner Foust continued their competition as the Volkswagen ARX Rallycross team bumped its way through COTA.
By Marc Stern on July 14, 2018 - 10:07PM
As the Formula E series comes down to the wire in New York City, Audi's factory team finds itself in second place but within an easy shot of number one.
By Marc Stern on July 4, 2018 - 7:00PM
While Volkswagen continued its strong sales string, most other German manufacturers had a slower-than-planned month. Interestingly, two trends emerged in July; 1. trucks are still continuing their hot streak, and, 2. sedans may be making a comeback.
By Marc Stern on July 3, 2018 - 12:18AM
It has been a tough go for Volkswagen and Audi. The automakers have been trying to figure out which of their vehicles should be involved in a braking recall and it looks as if they have found what they were looking for. At one time, it involved over 3 million cars and a stop-driving order.
By Marc Stern on June 28, 2018 - 12:55AM
Owners of Audi A6 and A7 models will soon receive some sort of news from the manufacturer that they have a problem with their cars and that they should return to a dealership as soon as possible. Right now, their best advice is either to stop driving the car or leaving passengers out of the front passenger's seat. The choice is yours!!
By Al Castro on June 26, 2018 - 10:18AM
Luxury car buyers don't want to be left behind and look for luxury electric cars. This forces luxury car makers like Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and Jaguar to finally give Tesla a real competition. Take a look at these interesting stats.
By Marc Stern on June 23, 2018 - 12:19AM
Audi has been improving its A6 and A7 models and now it has turned to improving the S7 for 2019. Though not as breathtaking as its predecessor, the next-gen S7 incorporates changes that are seductively styled.
By Marc Stern on June 22, 2018 - 9:01AM
The next time you are in Ingolstadt, waiting for your cab, you might try looking up and watching. The reason is that your taxi is coming, however, this time it will be flying. Meet the flying taxi by Audi, Italdesign and Airbus.
By Marc Stern on June 21, 2018 - 4:16PM
At last, the real A1 images -- and information -- are available. One thing you will notice about the A1 is that it is adorable, don't you think?
By Marc Stern on June 20, 2018 - 4:46PM
Audi and Hyundai are working together on fuel cell technology with the hope that they will make a real dent in the electrical market.
By Marc Stern on June 18, 2018 - 2:12PM
Prosecutors today jailed Rupert Stadler, chief of Volkswagen. According to the prosecutors, Stadler was jailed to keep him from attempting to change things.
By Marc Stern on June 13, 2018 - 11:08PM
For the last couple of years, Audi's chief Rupert Stadler has seemed to have had more than a little luck on his side as he managed to escape the ongoing diesel scandal. Monday the situation changed as prosecutors charged him.