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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...

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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said that development of the multitronic – the brand’s name for CVT – has stopped at Audi and it will eventually be superseded across all model lines...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...


2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing
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2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing

The Audi A1 is set for a facelift in late 2014 or early 2015, and these new spy images show there will be a range of cosmetic changes for the brand's smallest model. Revised headlight inlays with sharper LED daytime running lamps that look similar to some versions seen on Seat models will be offered, while the grille appears slightly more pronounced, too...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to establish the plug-in hybrid pillar for the brand in Australia
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to establish the plug-in hybrid pillar for the brand in Australia

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be the first plug-in hybrid from the German luxury brand to be sold in Australia – but it almost certainly won’t be the last. The new A3 Sportback e-tron hatch will arrive in Australia in first quarter of 2015 – a slight delay on the car’s original predicted arrival late this year...


2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review
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2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet offers more for less. New design, new engines with enhanced performance capabilities, more technology and a lower price make this an exciting option for those who love a drop-top convertible.


2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet: Pricing and specifications
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2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet: Pricing and specifications

The new-generation Audi A3 Cabriolet has undergone an overhaul with a reinvented look, all-new drivetrains, updated technology and to top all of that off, its entry price has been dropped. The 2014 A3 Cabriolet is bigger than its predecessor, its longer, lower and wider...


BMW M4: Pricing won't change despite discounted Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition
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BMW M4: Pricing won't change despite discounted Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition

The $166,900 price tag of the all-new BMW M4 won't be dropped despite an announcement that rival super coupe the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition has received a discount. Mercedes-Benz today announced a new price of $159,507 plus on-road costs for the C63 AMG 507 Edition, while the all-new BMW M4 - which is being launched in New Zealand this week ahead of going on sale locally late in July - will cost buyers $7393 more before on-road costs...


Audi glass fibre-reinforced polymer springs up to 40 per cent lighter, coming this year
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Audi glass fibre-reinforced polymer springs up to 40 per cent lighter, coming this year

Audi will introduce new lightweight suspension springs made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) to a production model before the end of the year. Audi claims the GFRP springs, which were developed in collaboration with an Italian supplier, are 40 per cent lighter than standard steel springs. Where a steel spring may weigh 2...


Audi RS6 Plus Avant: Leaked details of boosted high-performance wagon
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Audi RS6 Plus Avant: Leaked details of boosted high-performance wagon

As if 412kW of power and 700Nm wasn't enough for the family wagon, the Audi RS6 Avant is reportedly set to see a power bump in the form of the Audi RS6 Plus model. Leaked information on an Audi dealer site in the UK states the new RS6 Plus will become the latest in a line of even-more-powerful versions of the brand's performance offerings, following in the tyre tracks of the Audi TT RS Plus which saw a jump from 250kW/450Nm in the regular TT RS to a beefier 265kW/465Nm...