Audi

Audi was born in 1909 when August Horch translated his last name into Latin, which is Audi. The badge today symbolises the four companies that merged in 1932 to create the German automotive company. There are currently 15 models available in a number of variations with the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and Q5 and all popular Audi Q7. The Audi R8 is the brand's halo car.
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Audi RSQ3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

SUV sales may have boomed over the years, but high-performance variants remain a relatively rare breed. Mainstream brands have largely ignored such spin-offs using their known sports badges...

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2015 Audi A4 shapes up for C-Class battle
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2015 Audi A4 shapes up for C-Class battle

Pictured: Artist's impression of the 2015 Audi A4 The next-generation Audi A4 will take some design cues from the TT, add more technology and shed up to 100kg as it aims to lift its game against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. CarAdvice spies have spotted Audi’s fifth-generation mid-size sedan testing in Europe ahead of an expected unveiling at October 2015’s Frankfurt motor show...


Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems
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Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems

German luxury maker Audi will soon offer a range of new high-tech driving technologies including four-wheel steering and possibly a new electric iteration of its quattro all-wheel drive system...


Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show
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Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show

German luxury brand Audi has revealed a new technological concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show – the Audi A7 h-tron quattro. The Audi A7 h-tron quattro is a hydrogen-driven electric vehicle that the company says showcases how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of its line-up...


Audi pilot plant produces synthetic diesel using only water, CO2 and green electricity
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Audi pilot plant produces synthetic diesel using only water, CO2 and green electricity

Overnight Audi opened a new pilot plant in Dresden, Germany, that produces synthetic diesel using only water and carbon dioxide. The new experimental factory is partly funded by the German government, and is a collaboration between Audi, Climeworks and Sunfire. In the test plant, an electrolysis machine uses green electricity to split water into its constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen...


Audi Prologue concept previews new design language and upcoming A9 flagship
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Audi Prologue concept previews new design language and upcoming A9 flagship

The Audi Prologue concept has been revealed on the eve of the Los Angeles auto show, giving the automotive world its first glimpse at the car maker’s new design language. The large, low-slung coupe is also believed to preview a new flagship luxury model from the brand, speculatively dubbed the Audi A9, to sit above the A8 limousine...


Audi Prologue concept car sketches leaked ahead of LA reveal
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Audi Prologue concept car sketches leaked ahead of LA reveal

Sketches that are claimed to be the Audi Prologue concept car have been leaked on the internet ahead of the car's official unveiling at the Los Angeles auto show later this week. German magazine Auto Bild has published photos of design sketches of Audi's LA concept vehicle, which it believes will badged as the Audi Prologue. Measuring 5...


2015 Audi A1 refresh brings three-cylinder engines to the party
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2015 Audi A1 refresh brings three-cylinder engines to the party

The Audi A1 has been given a light makeover and, in a first for the company, will be available with a three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. For the update, all A1s now wear slimmer and more angular headlights, as well as a sharper grille and revised tail-light graphics. These changes help to bring the regular versions of the city-friendly hatch into line with the S1 that was unveiled earlier this year...


Audi A3 COD v Mazda 3 XD Astina : Comparison review
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Audi A3 COD v Mazda 3 XD Astina : Comparison review

Not long ago the price difference between a Japanese small car and a premium-badged German was sizeable. Not too far into the past, either, diesel engines trumped petrols for fuel efficiency. Yet here we have the Mazda 3 XD Astina that is the flagship of the popular small car range, priced from $42,220 plus on-road costs in automatic form, running a twin-turbo diesel that claims to drink 5...


Audi Q3 updated; RS Q3 boosted to 250kW/450Nm
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Audi Q3 updated; RS Q3 boosted to 250kW/450Nm

The Audi Q3 range, including the hot RS Q3, has been given a visual and mechanical makeover as it heads into its mid-life phase. A new design treatment for the Audi's single-frame grille, which now has a bolder metal-like border treatment that bleeds into the headlights, clearly marks the updated model out from its forebears...


Audi A9 concept teased in new video
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Audi A9 concept teased in new video

Audi has released a 90-second video teaser that reveals the first meaningful details of its new luxury concept. The as-yet-unnamed concept, which will be revealed in full at this month’s Los Angeles auto show, embodies the German car maker’s new design language, created by Audi design director Marc Lichte...


I drove 312km/h on a public road & didn’t die
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I drove 312km/h on a public road & didn’t die

Speed kills. Every kilometer over is a killer. Slow down stupid. Better late than never. We have no time for speeding. Driving faster can cause disaster. Normal speed meets every need… I can go on, but the message in every state of Australia is the same: go faster than the set speed limit and you will meet your maker...


Next-generation Audi A4 confirmed for 2015
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Next-generation Audi A4 confirmed for 2015

Audi has confirmed that the mainstay of its range, the Audi A4, will enter a fifth generation in 2015. During celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the A4 badge, Audi announced that its Ingolstadt plant in Germany is preparing for the launch of the next-generation A4 in 2015...


Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders
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Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.


Audi R8 Competition to debut in LA with 425kW V10
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Audi R8 Competition to debut in LA with 425kW V10

The Audi R8 Competition is the most powerful R8 variant to-date and will make its official debut at this year's Los Angeles auto show. Behind the passenger cell, the R8 Competition features an uprated version of Audi's 5.2-litre V10 engine. With 425kW of power on hand, it has a 6kW advantage over the limited edition LMX and 21kW more power than the V10 Plus...


Audi to join F1 in 2016, will quit DTM, Le Mans - report
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Audi to join F1 in 2016, will quit DTM, Le Mans - report

If reports prove to be true, Audi will rejoin the Formula One grand prix circuit in 2016 and, in the process, retire its endurance racing and DTM touring car teams. Unnamed insiders at both Audi and Volkswagen have told AutoExpress that the German luxury marque will re-enter the Formula One fray in 2016...


Audi A4 airbag recall affects 850,000 vehicles
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Audi A4 airbag recall affects 850,000 vehicles

About 850,000 Audi A4 models have been recalled around the world to fix faulty software that may prevent the front airbags from deploying in a crash. The recall affects current-generation Audi A4 sedan and Avant and Allroad wagon variants produced between November 2011 and this month. The issue is unrelated to the multi-million-vehicle Takata airbag recall that has impacted several car makers around the world...


2015 Audi S6 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Audi S6 Review

Is this the best value for money luxury performance sedan?

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Next Audi RS4 could ditch V8
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Next Audi RS4 could ditch V8

The next generation Audi RS4 might follow in the footsteps of the recently launched BMW M3/M4 and swap its V8 heart for a six-cylinder engine as the German company seeks to reduce its CO2 emissions across the board. Whilst admitting that the RS4 in its current V8 form has been a great success story for Audi’s performance arm, Quattro GmbH, the company’s boss, Heinz Hollerwerger, told the Australian media in Germany this week that the next generation “need not” be a V8...


Audi RS electrification inevitable, says Quattro boss
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Audi RS electrification inevitable, says Quattro boss

The head of Audi’s RS performance division admits that electrification of it cars in the future is inevitable. Asked by CarAdvice if Audi’s RS-producing division Quattro GmbH could continue to make naturally aspirated or turbocharged models without electrification in the future, Heinz Hollerwerger said it was unlikely...


Audi RS3 sedan and hatch gearing up for production
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Audi RS3 sedan and hatch gearing up for production

The next-generation Audi RS3 hatch and sedan performance models are all but confirmed for production as Quattro GmbH seeks to get official confirmation from Audi’s board in the coming weeks. Speaking with Australian media at the company’s facility in Neuburg, Germany, the high-performance arm’s boss, Heinz Hollerwerger, said there was more than a 50 per cent chance the RS3 would go into production...


Audi RS expansion to boost global appeal
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Audi RS expansion to boost global appeal

Audi’s RS division is set to expand its global appeal with new models and a better understanding of its customers' needs internationally. Speaking with Australian media at Audi’s Quattro headquarters in Neuburg, Germany, the man in charge of RS vehicles Heinz Hollerweger admitted that the division was initially started for European markets...


New Audi A8's autonomous driving 'better than most drivers'
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New Audi A8's autonomous driving 'better than most drivers'

The next-generation Audi A8 will feature a fully autonomous driving system that the German company claims will be better than the majority of drivers. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Audi A6 in Dresden, Germany, the company’s head of product communications, Stefan Moser, confirmed plans for the system’s unveiling at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January...


2015 Audi A6 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A6 Review

A midlife update to the Audi A6 to take on its German and British rivals.


Audi Australia drops A6 Avant
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Audi Australia drops A6 Avant

Audi Australia will drop the A6 Avant range when it launches the updated 2015 Audi A6 in March or April next year. The decision comes amid lacklustre sales of the standard station wagon, with buyers opting for the ever-popular Audi A6 Allroad and the Audi RS6 superwagon instead...


2015 Audi A6 and S6 update here in March-April
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2015 Audi A6 and S6 update here in March-April

The 2015 Audi A6 and S6 range will launch in March or April, bringing a host of engine, active safety and technological improvements while also simplifying the current range. The front and rear of the luxury German model gains evolutionary design changes, bringing the A6 more in line with the modernised company look while increasing its length by about 17mm...


Audi S3 Cabriolet Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Audi S3 Cabriolet Review

Audi's luxury-sports performer loses its lid, but does it gain anything over its Sportback and sedan siblings?

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Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept Car completes autonomous lap of Hockenheimring
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Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept Car completes autonomous lap of Hockenheimring

The Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept Car has successfully navigated its way around Germany’s Hockenheimring at racing speed in a demonstration of the brand’s advancements in autonomous driving technology. As anticipated, the driverless RS7 Sportback took a little over two minutes to complete a lap of the 4...


New Audi RS3 will sport more powerful five-cylinder turbo, RS1 ruled out
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New Audi RS3 will sport more powerful five-cylinder turbo, RS1 ruled out

The new Audi RS3 will retain its turbocharged five-cylinder, while there are no plans for an Audi RS1 to fill out the A1 range. Stephan Reil, technical director at Audi's Quattro division, has told Top Gear that the next-generation Audi RS3 will be powered by an updated version of the company's turbocharged five-cylinder engine...


Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications
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Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications

Audi's new small hot drop-top - the Audi S3 Cabriolet - is arriving in Australian showrooms priced from $69,300 plus on-road costs. The S3 Cabriolet is the first-ever S-badged version of the A3 drop-top and it tops the hot model range, priced above its S3 sedan ($62,200) and S3 Sportback hatch ($59,990) stablemates...