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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Audi Foundation kicks off with R8 supercar raffle
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Audi Foundation kicks off with R8 supercar raffle

In an effort to help give back to the communities where Audi Australia currently operates, and likely also as something of a brand-building project, the Australian arm has launched a not-for-profit foundation with a specific focus on maximising the success of charitable donations...


2019 Audi S6 spied
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2019 Audi S6 spied

The next-generation Audi S6 has been caught testing on and around the Nurburgring. Compared to the images of the regular A6 model spied in February during cold weather testing in northern Europe, these images are significantly clearer, giving us a better look at the car's detailing and surfacing. Audi, though, has kept the same level of camouflage on this latest prototype...


Audi mulling new electric supercar - report
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Audi mulling new electric supercar - report

Audi's new development boss has hinted at an upcoming all-electric supercar, according to a new report out of the US this week. Speaking with Car and Driver at the recent Formula E race in Berlin, Peter Mertens - who previously was the head of research and development at Swedish marque, Volvo - dropped a few clues as to what the German company's plans are for its next generation of performance vehicles...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article said Audi magnetic ride is standard equipment, and the RS performance package at $7300. Audi Australia has since confirmed the provided information is incorrect. See article for details Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Audi RS3 sedan have been released this week, with the new five-pot sports sedan kicking off from $84,900 before on-road costs...


2017 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI quattro review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI quattro review

The Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro coupe is a clinical and comfortable alternative to the BMW 430i and Mercedes-Benz C300 that plays to the Ingolstadt brand's core.

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$81,500

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Audi A8 interior and exterior teased in video
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2018 Audi A8 interior and exterior teased in video

The exterior and interior of the new Audi A8 has been partially revealed in a new teaser video. The video (above) highlights the flagship sedan's automated remote parking feature, and gives us a glimpse of the A8's tail-light design, side detailing, nose, and parts of the interior...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan review

There's a new heart and a new body, but the formula remains the same. Does the 2017 Audi RS3 sedan have the goods to tackle the meanest hatch and sedan combo from Mercedes-AMG and BMW?


2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed
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2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed

The most high-performance drop-top Audi ever has been revealed, with the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus claiming the title of the "fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings". How fast? Well, its high-revving 5.2-litre 449kW/560Nm mid-mounted V10 engine is capable of slinging the new-generation Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus from 0-100km/h in just 3...


Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann resigns as Peugeot takeover moves forward
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Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann resigns as Peugeot takeover moves forward

Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down from his position as CEO of Opel, effective immediately. Neumann has been replaced by Michael Lohscheller, who has been Opel's chief financial officer (CFO) since September 2012. Neumann will remain on Opel's management board until the sale of Opel/Vauxhall to Group PSA, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, is completed...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device; Porsche under investigation
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Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device; Porsche under investigation

Around 24,000 diesel-powered Audi A7 and Audi A8 models will be recalled in Europe for a newly discovered alleged emissions testing defeat device. Last week, Audi confirmed it will began recalling these vehicles in July. Affected vehicles are 2010 to 2013 model year A7 and A8 models fitted with the brand's V6 and V8 TDI engines...


Audi S3 Sportback Old v New: 2017 Sportback v 2011 Black Edition
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Audi S3 Sportback Old v New: 2017 Sportback v 2011 Black Edition

Lately here at CarAdvice, we have been thinking of ways to get readers more involved in what we do. Late in 2016, we were the official media partner at the inaugural Motorworld festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, where we brought along 26 performance vehicles and SUVs from various manufacturers that punters and readers could book in to test drive as well as contribute to our mega tests which can be read here and here...


2018 Audi A8 to feature 48V mild hybrid system as standard
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2018 Audi A8 to feature 48V mild hybrid system as standard

The next-generation Audi A8 will come fitted with a 48V mild hybrid system as standard. Automotive News reports the announcement was made earlier this week at the technical day of the Audi Forum in Munich. The mild hybrid setup includes a belt-driven alternator/starter, and a 48V lithium-ion battery that's recharged via regenerative braking...


Audi Q2, Q5, Mini Countryman, Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ANCAP rating
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Audi Q2, Q5, Mini Countryman, Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ANCAP rating

A slew of new European SUVs have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week - including the Audi Q2 and Q5, Mini Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq. Both the Audi Q2 and Q5 received praise for their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems, which operate at speeds of up to 85km/h and feature pedestrian detection technology...


Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards
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Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards

Finalists for Australia's 2017 Good Design Awards have been announced, and several automotive manufacturers have products in line for the win. In the automotive and transport division, the Audi A5/S5, Q2, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5, Renault Megane and Tesla Model X are all nominated for the award, which the organisation says reflects excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, and emerging areas of design such as business model innovation, social innovation and design entrepreneurship...


2018 Audi Q8 spied inside and out
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2018 Audi Q8 spied inside and out

The upcoming Audi Q8 'coupe SUV' has been spied on the Nurburgring. This latest prototype is wearing about the same level of disguise as the vehicle spotted back in February. So, while we can't see any new details about the exterior, a shot taken at the Volkswagen Group's Nurburgring compound confirms without a shadow a doubt the new Q8 will have frameless windows...


Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change
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Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller has admitted that the near-autocratic corporate structures that lied about diesel emissions and shattered the company's reputation is proving hard to break apart. A report from Reuters this week, run by Automotive News Europe, contained some remarkably frank quotes from the former Porsche AG chief, who was appointed Group chief shortly after the diesel scandal broke in September 2015...


2017 Audi A5 2.0 TDI Coupe review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Audi A5 2.0 TDI Coupe review

The sharper-dressed second-generation 2017 Audi A5 Coupe certainly has 'the look', but can a 2.0-litre diesel heartbeat deliver the feel-good vibe and energy to match?

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$73,900