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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 Alex Reichenbach on September 4, 2017 - 9:57PM
Tesla has enjoyed almost total domination of the luxury electric vehicle market since the launch of the Model S in 2012. It has continued that success through with the Model X, and now look, is poised to make a third mark on the EV market as the Model 3 is beginning to be delivered in late 2017.
By Marc Stern on September 4, 2017 - 12:58PM
For the 80th consecutive month, Audi sales set a new record in the United States. Sales of the Volkswagen subsidiary were led by the luxury Q7 crossover, the new mid-sized crossover Q5 and the Q5 Sportback.
By Marc Stern on September 1, 2017 - 12:05AM
Audi is teaming with a Chinese electronics firm to build solar cells for embedding in vehicle panoramic roofs. The panels will retain visibility for the vehicle occupants.
By Marc Stern on August 28, 2017 - 12:40AM
Why does Volkswagen seem to keep shooting itself in its left front tire, so to speak? Just when the wheels of Dieselgate seemed to be slowing to a stop, prosecutors found what could be another scandal right in the paperwork they are using to investigate the emissions scandal in Europe, possibly thousands of cars built using a repeating set of VINs. So why did someone do it? No one knows right now.
By Marc Stern on August 24, 2017 - 1:00AM
Audi has announced a key change in the way it names its vehicles. For a long time, the automaker labeled its vehicles starting with the model name, such as A8. Then, the automaker would give the engine size and the engine type -- gasoline turbo, turbodiesel. Now, Audi is to drop size as an important criterion and will add power output.
By Marc Stern on August 17, 2017 - 10:01PM
Monterey Car Week is a great place to introduce a hypercar like the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. It is Audi's fastest production convertible, hitting 60 in 3.3 seconds. The intro is planned at Friday's Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.
By Marc Stern on August 13, 2017 - 11:12PM
If you would like to find out what it feels like to handle a high-performance racecar, Audi has the experience/training plan for you. Now open for reservations, you can learn how to handle high-performance Audi track vehicles from driving professionals and hands-on experience.
By Marc Stern on July 22, 2017 - 10:38PM
Even as Volkswagen works towards its 30 electric vehicles across its subsidiaries by 2025, Audi is taking an additional tack. While it does have its own electrics in the work, the automaker is still convinced that diesel power has a major future and it is working on it.
By Marc Stern on July 19, 2017 - 9:37PM
Recently Audi CPO ad for China compared women to used cars. Suffice to say, China's equivalent to Twitter went bonkers and Audi pulled the ad and issued a statement disavowing it.
By Marc Stern on July 12, 2017 - 11:57PM
Although Audi's key point in its introduction of the 2018 A8 this week was the arrival of the first production autonomous driving system, the automaker had other A8 news that shows it is quite a vehicle.
By Marc Stern on July 12, 2017 - 3:42PM
Countering predictions that full autonomy would be a minimum of three years away and probably more like eight years, Audi Tuesday introduced its redone A8 that includes a large technology suite. The centerpiece of that suite is Traffic Jam Pilot that offers full autonomous driving capability to 60 kph (37 mph). It also offers lots of driver warnings, as well.
By Marc Stern on July 10, 2017 - 10:25PM
Audi has recalled a number of 2016-17 Q3 crossovers because of a software problem. The problem occurs when the parking brake is used as an emergency brake. Because of a software problem that resulted from product upgrades, the brakelights remain off so vehicles in the rear run the risk of hitting the Q3.
By Marc Stern on July 8, 2017 - 2:31PM
Volkswagen's recall of 450,000 SUVs that have been affected by failing parts could be just the tip of the iceberg. With industry consolidation, it is quite possible that as many as 13 other carmakers and suppliers could also be facing their own set of callbacks.
By Marc Stern on July 7, 2017 - 11:44PM
Volkswagen has avoided a major cost hit as the automaker, just beginning to recover strongly from its self-inflicted emissions scandal, has found that a software upgrade can cause of problem with the braking systems of 766,000 models worldwide.
By Marc Stern on July 5, 2017 - 11:37PM
June was a good month for Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi. The VW brand saw that the Dieselgate scandal was fading as their sales were up 15 percent in June. Audi celebrated its 78th straight monthly sales increase, led by sales of the Q7.
By Marc Stern on July 2, 2017 - 5:17PM
When Audi RS 5 goes on sale shortly it will feature mild-hybrid technology. Instead of using a full hybrid system, it will rely on Valeo's quick start-stop system that combines the starter and alternator into one technology package.
By Patrick Rall on June 22, 2017 - 1:13PM
I recently spent a few days driving the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0I Premium Plus, during which time I used the fun-to-drive luxury SUV to negotiate Detroit rush hour traffic in style and based on that experience, I would call the Q7 the Ultimate Commuting Machine.
By Marc Stern on June 20, 2017 - 12:37PM
Spiderman fans will have the opportunity to see the latest in Audi AI technology next month when "Spiderman: Homecoming" debuts at a multiplex near you. Specifically, the new Audi A8 will showcase the carmaker's traffic jam pilot technology in some interesting ways.
By Marc Stern on June 15, 2017 - 4:02AM
Audi has launched a new pair of "Sportbacks." Roomier than a sedan, they are available to those people who are just not ready to commit to an SUV or crossover.
By Marc Stern on June 8, 2017 - 6:45PM
In an effort to meet tougher emissions and economy standards, some automakers are turning to what is known as the "mild-hybrid system." Like other hybrid systems, the vehicle runs on both electrical and hydrocarbon-fueled technology. The key difference is that it operates at 48 volts and provides many services besides just starting and battery power.
By Marc Stern on June 7, 2017 - 3:52PM
For the 77th straight month, Audi continued its run of record sales. May marked the automakers fifth-best sales month and pushed sales for the year to 83,555. May also set a new record for the month as Audi delivered 19,197 vehicles versus 18,728 last year.
By Marc Stern on June 2, 2017 - 10:43PM
An engineering unit, testing an A7 pulling a huge trailer on an Alpine road. found the A7 bursting into flames. As the fire consumed the vehicle engineers pulled out their equipment. Only one team member grabbed an extinguisher but it was too little, too late.
By Marc Stern on June 2, 2017 - 9:48PM
Porsche was charged by Germany's Transportation Authority that it had used emissions-cheating software in some of the Audi subidiary's vehicles.
By Marc Stern on May 30, 2017 - 12:54PM
Mattias Ekstrom, leading the Audi-Team EKS WRC effort, dropped out of first place in the race for championship points with a fifth place finish at the site of the inaugural race 50 years ago in the U.K.
By Marc Stern on May 28, 2017 - 7:10PM
Audi's RS6 is a performance machine that has remained true to it roots. Indeed, if you were to own an older model and purchase today's equivalent, you would find very little difference, other than possibly overall tightness. Indeed, this is a minor factor because an older RS6 is quite a tight car, no matter what.
By Marc Stern on May 25, 2017 - 11:20PM
An ex-works R8 swept to victory in three class races as the classic race season kicked off at the Mazda Laguna Seca.
By Marc Stern on May 21, 2017 - 12:14AM
Audi has recalled 17,000 A7s to fix an issue with face curtain airbag issues. It is probably the first time in a while that airbag news hasn't been related to Takata products.
By Marc Stern on May 15, 2017 - 9:53PM
Volkswagen has expanded a fuel pump recall to add nearly 300,000 Audi and Porsche crossovers to the 142,000 first recalled in 2016.
By Marc Stern on May 15, 2017 - 6:53AM
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer late last week approved the settlements for 3.0-liter V-6 VW turbodiesels and Robert Bosch as a chapter ended in the Dieselgate scandal.
By Marc Stern on May 12, 2017 - 8:56AM
Volkswagen announced a few months ago that it would have 30 new electric models on the market by 2025. The automaker has kept up its pressure to meet this goal by announcing several electric models late last year and early this year. Audi this week said it would launch the e-tron performance Sportback as a 2020 model. It is based on the concept shown at Shanghai last month.