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.
Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60

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Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Australia’s favourite luxury car in 2013. Perhaps a more impressive fact, however, is that Stuttgart’s mid-sized model outsold every mainstream medium car except the Camry and Mazda 6...

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Luxury Sedan Comparison Round One : Audi A4 v BMW 3 Series
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Luxury Sedan Comparison Round One : Audi A4 v BMW 3 Series

It’s untrue to say more Australians are buying premium cars than ever before, at least when talking about the traditional compact sedan segment that consists of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS and Volvo S60. Comparing July 2004 with July 2014 year-to-date sales, those models are up 18 per cent in a new car market that is up by exactly the same number...


Audi Australia recalls multiple models over potential brake problem: A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 involved
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Audi Australia recalls multiple models over potential brake problem: A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 involved

Audi Australia has announced a recall on a number of vehicles fitted with a 3.0-litre TDI turbo diesel engine over a possible brake issue. The recall affects Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet, A6 and A7 models built between March and December 2012, and only affects cars with the larger-capacity diesel engine...


Audi introducing 48-volt electrical system to boost power and efficiency
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Audi introducing 48-volt electrical system to boost power and efficiency

Audi will upgrade part of its vehicles’ electrical system from 12 to 48 volts, allowing it to integrate new technologies and increase the power and efficiency of its cars. Audi recently showcased some of the 48-volt electrical system’s potential in its RS5 TDI and A6 TDI concepts...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival

The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid hatchback will arrive on sale in Australia in March next year, with pricing “estimated at $60,000”. The new model – which is set to establish a new “pillar for the brand” – is the first such plug-in hybrid car from Audi, based on its most popular model, the A3 Sportback five-door hatch...


2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron arrived locally in left-hand-drive, still with Ingolstadt number plates, at a pre-launch drive that highlighted the plug-in hybrid model's attributes.


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

It's five months in with the Audi A1 Sportback, and with one month to go, Dan DeGasperi asks himself: 'do I want to keep it?'

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Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch
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Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch

An updated version of the Audi A1 will appear within 18 months, according to Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle. Doyle made the comments at a pre-launch event for the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron this week, and the images you see here are of the facelifted Audi A1 that was spotted in Europe earlier this year...


2016 Audi A4 mule spied
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2016 Audi A4 mule spied

The next-generation 2016 Audi A4 still hasn't been seen with its production body, but our spies in Europe have spotted a prototype mule of the next-generation car. While its body is clearly the current Audi A4's, the test mule's underpinnings are believed to be a work-in-progress version of what is to be used under the all-new 2016 A4 (B9 model)...


Audi RS5 TDI Concept: Track lapping an electric-turbo sports coupe
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Audi RS5 TDI Concept: Track lapping an electric-turbo sports coupe

Audi has attached an electric-powered turbo onto a V6 diesel to create an amazingly quick RS5 sports coupe.


Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review
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Audi Q3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class : Comparison review

The Audi Q3 has commanded a staggering 50 per cent share of the small premium SUV segment for the first half of this year, its sales totalling a full 72 per cent more than arch-rival the BMW X1. It’s the Audi, then, that is the biggest rival to the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the stalwart it must beat here (although we also requested an X1 to no avail) for the title of Australia’s best small premium SUV...


Audi A2Q coming in 2018 - report
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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. German magazine Autobild claims the new Audi AQ2 will give the brand a rival to the BMW i3, and will be built upon the flexible MQB underpinnings of the Volkswagen Group, specifically upon the Audi A3/Volkswagen Golf architecture...


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...


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


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...