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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...

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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 celebrates 20 years of RS with an epic track day

Audi celebrates 20 years of RS with an epic track day

I remember my 20th birthday. There were friends, a go-kart track and plenty of laughs. So it was fitting that Audi recently celebrated 20 years of RS vehicles by closing a private track and giving us open reign to its entire fleet of adult-sized RS go-karts, including the manic Audi R8 V10 Plus...


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...


Volkswagen to give greater autonomy to brands and regions - report
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Volkswagen to give greater autonomy to brands and regions - report

The bosses of Volkswagen's diverse group of brands, as well as regional managers, will be given more power by head office in an effort to address underperformance by the company in certain key markets. Volkswagen has designs on becoming the world's number one automotive group by 2018, but that's being put in jeopardy by declining sales in two key markets, the USA and Brazil...


Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : 2.0 TDI Ambition
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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...


Audi RSQ3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : Comparison review
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Audi RSQ3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : Comparison review

SUV sales may have boomed over the years, but high-performance variants remain a relatively rare breed. Mainstream brands have largely ignored such spin-offs using their known sports badges. Volkswagen had its Touareg R but has resisted a Tiguan GTI, Ford hasn’t done a Kuga ST, and Renault has restricted its hallowed RS badge to its hot-hatches...


2015 Audi A4 shapes up for C-Class battle
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2015 Audi A4 shapes up for C-Class battle

Pictured: Artist's impression of the 2015 Audi A4 The next-generation Audi A4 will take some design cues from the TT, add more technology and shed up to 100kg as it aims to lift its game against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. CarAdvice spies have spotted Audi’s fifth-generation mid-size sedan testing in Europe ahead of an expected unveiling at October 2015’s Frankfurt motor show...


Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems
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Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems

German luxury maker Audi will soon offer a range of new high-tech driving technologies including four-wheel steering and possibly a new electric iteration of its quattro all-wheel drive system...


Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show
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Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show

German luxury brand Audi has revealed a new technological concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show – the Audi A7 h-tron quattro. The Audi A7 h-tron quattro is a hydrogen-driven electric vehicle that the company says showcases how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of its line-up...


Audi pilot plant produces synthetic diesel using only water, CO2 and green electricity
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Audi pilot plant produces synthetic diesel using only water, CO2 and green electricity

Overnight Audi opened a new pilot plant in Dresden, Germany, that produces synthetic diesel using only water and carbon dioxide. The new experimental factory is partly funded by the German government, and is a collaboration between Audi, Climeworks and Sunfire. In the test plant, an electrolysis machine uses green electricity to split water into its constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen...


Audi Prologue concept previews new design language and upcoming A9 flagship
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Audi Prologue concept previews new design language and upcoming A9 flagship

The Audi Prologue concept has been revealed on the eve of the Los Angeles auto show, giving the automotive world its first glimpse at the car maker’s new design language. The large, low-slung coupe is also believed to preview a new flagship luxury model from the brand, speculatively dubbed the Audi A9, to sit above the A8 limousine...


Audi Prologue concept car sketches leaked ahead of LA reveal
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Audi Prologue concept car sketches leaked ahead of LA reveal

Sketches that are claimed to be the Audi Prologue concept car have been leaked on the internet ahead of the car's official unveiling at the Los Angeles auto show later this week. German magazine Auto Bild has published photos of design sketches of Audi's LA concept vehicle, which it believes will badged as the Audi Prologue. Measuring 5...


2015 Audi A1 refresh brings three-cylinder engines to the party
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2015 Audi A1 refresh brings three-cylinder engines to the party

The Audi A1 has been given a light makeover and, in a first for the company, will be available with a three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. For the update, all A1s now wear slimmer and more angular headlights, as well as a sharper grille and revised tail-light graphics. These changes help to bring the regular versions of the city-friendly hatch into line with the S1 that was unveiled earlier this year...


Audi A3 COD v Mazda 3 XD Astina : Comparison review
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Audi A3 COD v Mazda 3 XD Astina : Comparison review

Not long ago the price difference between a Japanese small car and a premium-badged German was sizeable. Not too far into the past, either, diesel engines trumped petrols for fuel efficiency. Yet here we have the Mazda 3 XD Astina that is the flagship of the popular small car range, priced from $42,220 plus on-road costs in automatic form, running a twin-turbo diesel that claims to drink 5...


Audi Q3 updated; RS Q3 boosted to 250kW/450Nm
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Audi Q3 updated; RS Q3 boosted to 250kW/450Nm

The Audi Q3 range, including the hot RS Q3, has been given a visual and mechanical makeover as it heads into its mid-life phase. A new design treatment for the Audi's single-frame grille, which now has a bolder metal-like border treatment that bleeds into the headlights, clearly marks the updated model out from its forebears...


Audi A9 concept teased in new video
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Audi A9 concept teased in new video

Audi has released a 90-second video teaser that reveals the first meaningful details of its new luxury concept. The as-yet-unnamed concept, which will be revealed in full at this month’s Los Angeles auto show, embodies the German car maker’s new design language, created by Audi design director Marc Lichte...