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.
2015 Audi S8 Review
  • Sensational turbocharged V8 engine; all-wheel-drive traction; standard equipment; headlight technology; performance bang-for-your-buck
  • Doesn't have the cachet of its competitors; can feel 'big' through corners; MMI system a bit dated; some pricey options

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8.5 / 10

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2015 Audi S8 Review

Audi's S8 is a giant traffic light slayer, but does it have the goods to keep with its German competitors?

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Audi restores one of two remaining DKW Schnellaster electric vans
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Audi restores one of two remaining DKW Schnellaster electric vans

Only around 100 or so electric versions of the DKW Schnellaster vans were ever produced, and Audi has restored one of the two remaining vehicles. Between 1955 and 1962 DKW produced roughly 100 EV versions of its front-wheel drive Schnellaster van, primarily for electric companies, utilities and battery makers...


Audi to introduce virtual reality system for dealers from late 2015
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Audi to introduce virtual reality system for dealers from late 2015

Audi will begin rolling out virtual reality headsets to its dealers in the dying embers of 2015. The virtual reality set is placed over the eyes and strapped to the head. Capable of displaying a 3D image, the Oculus Rift headset is fitted with a camera that tracks the customer’s head movements, while a hand held controller allows for movement through the virtual space...


Audi S3 : Driving Modes on the Track
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Audi S3 : Driving Modes on the Track

More and more new cars these days, particularly those with a performance slant, are being offered with the functionality of different driving modes. But are they just a marketing gimmick or do they actually make a difference?

Here with us is a loyal CarAdvice reader, Robin, who also happens to be the owner of a new Audi S3 Sedan that has such a variable mode system...


Audi S3 Sedan Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Audi S3 Sedan Review

The Audi S3 sedan remains a deeply impressive little luxury car with more than useful poke


2015 Audi A4 Allroad brings upgraded diesel
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2015 Audi A4 Allroad brings upgraded diesel

The Audi A4 Allroad has become the first model in Australia to gain the company's upgraded 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel that increases power but reduces fuel use. Audi's small-capacity diesel now features outputs of 140kW (up 10kW) and 400Nm (up 20Nm), with official fuel consumption dropping from 6.0 to 5.6 litres per 100km...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


2015 Audi A3 and S3 : Power, fuel efficiency improve while prices rise across range
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2015 Audi A3 and S3 : Power, fuel efficiency improve while prices rise across range

Audi Australia has announced a number of small power and fuel efficiency gains, and price increases, across its A3 and S3 Sportback, sedan and cabriolet ranges. Power from the entry-level 1.4 TFSI engine rises from 90kW to 92kW, while combined cycle fuel consumption falls to from 5.0 to 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The base Audi A3 diesel, the 1...


Fiat Chrysler denies Audi access to Q2, Q4 nameplates - report
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Fiat Chrysler denies Audi access to Q2, Q4 nameplates - report

Audi would like to have the Q2 and Q4 names up its sleeve as it expands its SUV offerings, but the badges are currently owned by Fiat Chrysler, and the Italian-American concern isn't going to relent without a fight. Car magazine claims that Audi has approached Fiat Chrysler about acquiring the rights to both the Q2 and Q4 badges, but was rebuffed...


2015 Audi TT arrives in February from $71,950
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2015 Audi TT arrives in February from $71,950

The 2015 Audi TT range will be priced from $71,950 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia next month. The entry price tag will be attached to the 2.0 TFSI coupe variant of the third-generation sports car, and represents a $2600 increase over the 1.8 TFSI second-gen base model but a $3500 decrease compared with the old 2.0 TFSI...


Audi SUV expansion : TT, Q6 and Q8 sporty derivatives in planning
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Audi SUV expansion : TT, Q6 and Q8 sporty derivatives in planning

Audi is preparing to extend its SUV line-up with several “sporty” and “exclusive” models such as a TT SUV, and Q6 and Q8 derivatives. Speaking at the Detroit motor show, Audi board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg began by explaining that a naming rights issue is central to the reason the company is calling its compact model the Q1 in two years’ time, and is now looking into an SUV version of the TT instead of a potential Q4...


Audi R8 : 400km-plus range and March debut for electric-only new model
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Audi R8 : 400km-plus range and March debut for electric-only new model

The next-generation Audi R8 is confirmed to debut at the Geneva motor show in March, ditching a manual transmission for the first time but gaining an all-electric version that promises a 400km-plus range. Audi board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg threw his hand in the air to admit he culled the previous all-electric R8 e-tron range that was due to go into production, instead pushing his engineers to boost battery range...


Audi Q7 First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Audi Q7 First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

The second-generation Audi Q7 has been unveiled and detailed after leaked images of the production-ready car appeared on the internet.

Overall, the second-generation Q7 measures 5.05 metres from front to rear, stands 1.74m tall, is 1.97m wide and sits on a 2.99m wheelbase...


Audi A7 Piloted Driving concept: In-depth look how an autonomous car is developed and how it works
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Audi A7 Piloted Driving concept: In-depth look how an autonomous car is developed and how it works

Audi’s showpiece event for CES 2015 was the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept, which was able to guide itself the vast majority of the way from California to Nevada in time for the show. At the show, we spoke to Daniel Lipinski, project leader for Audi’s automated driving projects, about how his team developed the A7 Piloted Driving car, nicknamed Jack, and all the ins and outs of the technology under its skin...


Audi S1 Review : Track Test
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Audi S1 Review : Track Test

With Audi’s chic A1 starting from just $26,500, many would think you’d have to be stark raving mad to shell out $49,900 for one!

Unless, it’s one of these – the Audi S1.

Under the bonnet lurks a turbocharged 2.0-litre firecracker of an engine that punches out 170kW and a stomping 370Nm of torque...


2015 Audi S1 Review : track test
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Audi S1 Review : track test

We track test the latest Audi S1 - is it worth $50K?

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Audi Prologue Piloted Driving Concept debuts at 2015 CES
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Audi Prologue Piloted Driving Concept debuts at 2015 CES

The Audi Prologue Concept has been updated for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, debuting the company's Piloted Driving technology, a new powertrain and new styling elements...


Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q5 v BMW X3 v Lexus NX v Volvo XC60
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Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q5 v BMW X3 v Lexus NX v Volvo XC60

Considering luxury SUVs are big business, the Lexus NX can’t be accused of being rushed to market. It’s more than a decade since Toyota’s luxury division introduced its last new SUV, the GX that is a spruced-up Prado and never sold in Australia. You then have to go back into the 1990s for the (LandCruiser-based) LX and (Highlander-based) RX...


Autonomous Audi A7 begins 885km journey from California to Las Vegas for CES
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Autonomous Audi A7 begins 885km journey from California to Las Vegas for CES

The Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept has begun its 885 kilometre, largely autonomous journey from Stanford, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. For much of the 885km trip the experimental Audi A7 will drive itself along the United States' Interstate Highway System. On the highway the A7, dubbed Jack by the development team, can pilot itself at anywhere between zero and 113km/h (70mph)...


Audi expands investment to $35.5b; promises 10 all-new models by 2020
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Audi expands investment to $35.5b; promises 10 all-new models by 2020

Audi is embarking on the biggest investment program in the company’s history, expanding its investment to 24 billion euros ($35.5 billion) to accelerate the growth of its vehicle portfolio and production network between now and the end of the decade. Approximately 17 billion euros ($25...


2015 Audi A1 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A1 Review

The Audi A1 has received a facelift and there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. The 1.0 TFSI engine is a first for Audi, and the 1.8 TFSI is new to the A1. There will also be new trim levels on offer.


2015 Audi New Cars
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2015 Audi New Cars

True to form, German premium powerhaus Audi has a vast number of new or updated models to launch in 2015 as it continues its dogged pursuit of BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the sales race.  Audi TT coupe — February Audi will launch the third-generation of its style icon, the TT Coupe, in February, featuring evolutionary styling with a more masculine edge, and all-new underpinnings...


Audi A1 review : First Drive in Monaco
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Audi A1 review : First Drive in Monaco

The face-lifted Audi A1 will arrive as soon as May, introducing two all-new engines, electromechanical steering, optional automatic transmission for the base model and new trim levels.

In a first for Audi, the A1 will be offered with a 1.0 TFSI three-cylinder engine, developed by Volkswagen Group...


Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016
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Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016

The Audi Q1 could be launched in Australia by the end of 2016, according to the luxury car maker's German executives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the face-lifted Audi A1 in Monaco, the head of product marketing for Audi A1, Lisa Heyne, said it's full steam ahead for the baby Q series...


Audi Q7: Second-generation SUV revealed with 325kg weight drop
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Audi Q7: Second-generation SUV revealed with 325kg weight drop

The second-generation Audi Q7 has been unveiled and detailed after leaked images of the production-ready car appeared on the internet. Overall, the second-generation Q7 measures 5.05 metres from front to rear, stands 1.74m tall, is 1.97m wide and sits on a 2.99m wheelbase...


Audi RS3 Sportback emerges with 270kW five-pot powertrain
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Audi RS3 Sportback emerges with 270kW five-pot powertrain

The long-awaited 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro was revealed this morning ahead of its European launch in about six months time and Australian launch by the end of next year.  The Ingolstadt marque’s returning RS3 hero gives it a proper rival for the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and BMW M135i, and a bonafide A3 range-topper to supplant the incumbent S3...


Audi working on an electric crossover to take on Tesla Model X
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Audi working on an electric crossover to take on Tesla Model X

Engineers at Audi are reportedly working on an electric SUV that will hit the market around 2017. Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi, told Bloomberg that the German luxury brand is working on a zero emissions vehicle that satisfies US regulations. "It's probably going to be a crossover, but development work is still ongoing," Stadler said...


Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : 2.0 TDI Ambition
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : 2.0 TDI Ambition

Is the diesel-powered Audi A3 Cabriolet worth considering over its petrol counterparts? Matt Campbell finds out.

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Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief
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Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief

A lot can be said of the exterior design trends of luxury car makers, but it's inside that could be the new battleground for premium marques, according to recently appointed Audi design chief, Marc Lichte. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Lichte said that in the coming years he expects interior design to be the dominant topic of conversation among the German luxury car brands, not to mention prestige rivals from abroad...


Audi Q8 'coupe' SUV confirmed
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Audi Q8 'coupe' SUV confirmed

Audi's management team has given the go-ahead for a new "coupe" SUV, which will be known as the Audi Q8. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's technical chief, told Autocar at the Los Angeles auto show: "The Q8 will come. It will be something new, following designs established on the Prologue concept...