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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 A2Q coming in 2018 - report

The ever-expanding Audi range will see the addition of a new Audi AQ2 model in 2018 according to a new report that also posits a new Audi Q6 coupe-style SUV by 2017...

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2015 Audi A7 Sportback Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Audi A7 Sportback Review

Wedgy five-door coupe gets a swift facelift and detail improvements

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$149,600

Audi R8 LMX Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi R8 LMX Review

As far as grand finales go, the $440K R8 LMX shines bright

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$440,000

Audi R8 LMX Laser Lights
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Audi R8 LMX Laser Lights

In the Audi R8 LMX, laser beam supplements the existing LED headlights, activating only when automatic high-beam is being used with the aim to double the range of light compared with LED high-beam – to a full 500 metres. Where many light-emitting diodes (LED) are used within a regular headlight assembly, lasers work in a different fashion...


2016 Audi SQ7 to debut electric turbocharger - report
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2016 Audi SQ7 to debut electric turbocharger - report

The high performance Audi SQ7 will be the first production implementation of the company's electric turbocharger technology. Ulrich Hackenberg, board member for technical development, spoke to Autocar and said, "The new Q7 will be available in the market next year but the electric turbo will come a bit later in the Audi SQ7 available in 2016...


Audi RS5 TDI Concept Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Audi RS5 TDI Concept Review

Diesel will do nicely for a next-generation of Audi RS5 coupe, as Dan DeGasperi finds out

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$155,900

Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival
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Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival

It will (briefly) be the fastest and most expensive Audi ever sold in Australia, with only three of the 99 Audi R8 LMX models built coming to our shores priced at $440,000. A last hurrah for the seven-year-old supercar set to be replaced by an entirely new-generation model next year, the headline act for the Audi R8 LMX – which stands for Le Mans exclusive edition – is its laser headlights, which illuminate the road twice as far as regular LED headlights and are a first for a production car in Australia...


Audi RS5 TDI Concept : 750Nm diesel-electric drivetrain ready for production
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Audi RS5 TDI Concept : 750Nm diesel-electric drivetrain ready for production

The powertrain in the Audi RS5 TDI Concept will be produced, with its diesel-electric “mild hybrid” production-ready to challenge petrol Audi RS models for response and performance. The RS5 TDI Concept utilises a 3.0-litre diesel V6 engine, which in addition to two turbochargers also uses a third, electrically driven compressor that mimics a turbo to compress air and send immediate boost to the engine off idle...


Audi aiming for 200kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel
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Audi aiming for 200kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel

Audi is targeting high-performance diesel engines with a specific output of 100kW per litre, challenging the power dominance of petrol engines relative to the same capacity. That could mean a future Audi 2.0-litre turbo-diesel that produces 200kW of power, or roughly identical to the same-capacity petrol turbo engine currently used in the Audi S3...


Audi Q7 e-tron : Diesel-electric SUV confirmed with 700Nm and sub-4.0L/100km
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Audi Q7 e-tron : Diesel-electric SUV confirmed with 700Nm and sub-4.0L/100km

An Audi Q7 e-tron is confirmed to debut later this year featuring a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine and an electric motor producing 275kW and 700Nm, teamed with sub-4.0L/100km economy. Audi has announced that the next-generation Q7 (spied here) will be its next e-tron model, which is also its first diesel-electric plug-in hybrid and only the second production e-tron model following the Audi A3 e-tron that launched this year...


Audi kills off multitronic CVT automatic
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Audi kills off multitronic CVT automatic

Audi has confirmed the continuously variable transmission (CVT) is now dead, despite the German brand having been one of the first to utilise this type of automatic gearbox more than a decade ago. Speaking at a future technology briefing in Sweden, head of V6 TDI development Ralph Rigger said that development of the multitronic – the brand’s name for CVT – has stopped at Audi and it will eventually be superseded across all model lines...


Audi A1 Sportback Review : Long-term report four
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback Review : Long-term report four

Dan attempts to find the Ikea to happiness with our smallest long-termer

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2015 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition revealed
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2015 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition revealed

The Audi A7 Sportback has a new high-performance diesel flagship model. The new Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition has been revealed as a means of celebrating 25 years of diesel power for the German brand. The new model will sit atop the diesel ranks of the recently revealed mid-life update A7 range. Audi's new powered-up range-topping oil-burner features a 3...


2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out
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2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out

The new-generation 2015 Audi R8 will not be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but will instead be built to order as a performance electric vehicle as an alternative to the petrol versions. The new Audi R8, which is widely tipped to go on sale in 2015 following its expected debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October, was rumoured to possibly receive a high-tech plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Audi TT model line expansion imminent
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Audi TT model line expansion imminent

The Audi TT model range appears set to expand beyond a sports coupe and convertible. Audi has already hinted at potential new spin-off models based on the TT and its flexible Volkswagen Group MQB underpinnings which enable the brand to carry over the vast majority of crucial parts between different models and offer more body styles as a result...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide

It looks like a regular Audi A3 from the outside, but hiding behind the famed four-ring badge is something that makes the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron very different from every model that has come before it. That front badge hides the charge point connection for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is a plug-in hybrid, petrol-electric, genre-bending model that is still conventional in many ways...


2015 Audi R8 may debut wireless charging
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2015 Audi R8 may debut wireless charging

The next-generation electrified Audi R8 could be the first car for the brand to be offered with inductive wireless charging. The German luxury brand confirmed to CarAdvice that it is looking to offer wireless inductive charging for future models with electric or part-electric drivetrains at the launch of the new petrol-electric Audi A3 e-tron...


Audi e-tron owners’ app ruled out for Australia
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Audi e-tron owners’ app ruled out for Australia

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron may be pushing the brand into new territory in terms of technology, but Australian idiosyncrasies continue to prohibit the progress of the brand in terms of connectivity. Audi Australia will be unable to offer buyers of the new A3 Sportback e-tron the opportunity to control or monitor their car from their smartphone via the SIM-based Audi Connect e-tron services app...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the brand's first plug-in hybrid car. Matt Campbell finds out what it's like.


2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing
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2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing

The Audi A1 is set for a facelift in late 2014 or early 2015, and these new spy images show there will be a range of cosmetic changes for the brand's smallest model. Revised headlight inlays with sharper LED daytime running lamps that look similar to some versions seen on Seat models will be offered, while the grille appears slightly more pronounced, too...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to establish the plug-in hybrid pillar for the brand in Australia
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to establish the plug-in hybrid pillar for the brand in Australia

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be the first plug-in hybrid from the German luxury brand to be sold in Australia – but it almost certainly won’t be the last. The new A3 Sportback e-tron hatch will arrive in Australia in first quarter of 2015 – a slight delay on the car’s original predicted arrival late this year...


2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet offers more for less. New design, new engines with enhanced performance capabilities, more technology and a lower price make this an exciting option for those who love a drop-top convertible.

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$47,300 to $54,900

Audi glass fibre-reinforced polymer springs up to 40 per cent lighter, coming this year
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Audi glass fibre-reinforced polymer springs up to 40 per cent lighter, coming this year

Audi will introduce new lightweight suspension springs made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) to a production model before the end of the year. Audi claims the GFRP springs, which were developed in collaboration with an Italian supplier, are 40 per cent lighter than standard steel springs. Where a steel spring may weigh 2...


Audi RS6 Plus Avant: Leaked details of boosted high-performance wagon
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Audi RS6 Plus Avant: Leaked details of boosted high-performance wagon

As if 412kW of power and 700Nm wasn't enough for the family wagon, the Audi RS6 Avant is reportedly set to see a power bump in the form of the Audi RS6 Plus model. Leaked information on an Audi dealer site in the UK states the new RS6 Plus will become the latest in a line of even-more-powerful versions of the brand's performance offerings, following in the tyre tracks of the Audi TT RS Plus which saw a jump from 250kW/450Nm in the regular TT RS to a beefier 265kW/465Nm...


Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can co-exist on the one entertainment system, according to Audi, Honda, Volvo
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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can co-exist on the one entertainment system, according to Audi, Honda, Volvo

Audi, Honda and Volvo have confirmed that their future in-car entertainment systems will be supported by both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In a statement released overnight confirming ongoing development work to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the brand's MMI entertainment and nav systems, Audi said that "customers will be able to choose at any time which of these platforms they wish to use in their cars"...


Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks
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Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks

A subtly updated Audi RS Q3 has been spotted out testing in Germany, months out from its anticipated debut. The first facelift for Audi's first ever RS-badged SUV, the changes appear to be mild, the biggest difference set to be the RS Q3’s front and rear lights...


Audi A4 quattro range: Ambition and S line to boost already booming A4 quattro sales
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Audi A4 quattro range: Ambition and S line to boost already booming A4 quattro sales

Audi A4 quattro sales are already booming, but the German car-maker's local arm this week furthered its goal of getting even more AWD versions of its A4 sedan and Avant into Australian driveways by adding a range of Ambition and S line variants that cut the price of entry by some $8700...


Audi A1 Sportback Review : Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback Review : Long-term report three

Dan takes our little A1 long-termer on a big Aussie road-trip.

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Audi planning electric Q8, as well as high performance sedans, SUVs - report
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Audi planning electric Q8, as well as high performance sedans, SUVs - report

Audi has drawn up plans for electric versions of some of its sedans and SUVs, although they may be years away from production. Unnamed sources have told Reuters that Audi is seriously contemplating producing a range of pure electric vehicles based on regular models from its sedan and SUV line-up...


Audi gets World Cup fever : builds giant LED scoreboard
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Audi gets World Cup fever : builds giant LED scoreboard

Audi has World Cup fever. And to prove it, it has stacked 28 Audi A8s together to form a 40-foot LED scoreboard. Set up by the German brand's US division on the shores of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York, the scoreboard is intended to celebrate the 2014 soccer World Cup and the US team’s involvement in the event...