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

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Audi laser headlights explained and tested
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Audi laser headlights explained and tested

Audi will introduce laserlight technology to more production models next year, with the Audi R8 LMX shown as a glimpse of the future potential of the system. Audi head of lighting innovations and functions Stephan Berlitz spoke with CarAdvice on the attractions and limitations of laser headlight technology, before talking about its ongoing development...


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
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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...


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
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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...


Audi set to offer in-car wireless charging for devices
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Audi set to offer in-car wireless charging for devices

Audi could be the next brand to include wireless device charging in its cars. Following recent news that the all-new Lexus NX SUV will become the first car sold in Australia offering a wireless charging platform for smartphones, Audi has confirmed it will join the race to clear in-car clutter with forthcoming models to adopt inductive charging for devices...


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
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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.


Audi, Mercedes-Benz narrow BMW's global luxury car sales lead
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Audi, Mercedes-Benz narrow BMW's global luxury car sales lead

Audi and Mercedes-Benz have narrowed BMW’s lead in the global luxury car sales race in the first half of 2014. Though BMW’s sales rose 10 per cent to 886,347 vehicles between January and June, Audi recorded an 11 per cent increase to 869,350 and Mercedes-Benz a 13 per cent rise to 783,520. The half-year results are records for all three manufacturers...


Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market
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Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market

Premium car manufacturers are continuing to go against the grain in Australia’s softening new vehicle market, with the overwhelming majority of luxury brands experiencing growth in the first half of 2014.  While the total market is tracking 2.4 per cent below the record-setting 2013 figure of 1...