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Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

2023 Audi A4 to stay on MLB design, niche models to merge, others to electrify - report

Reports out of Europe suggest the mid-sized A4 range will continue to ride on the Volkswagen Group's premium MLB architecture Other Audi lines - the small A3 and medium A5 convertibles, and the A5 and A7 Sportback models - reported to be set for consolidation into just two models Iconic A8 limousine may be set to make way for a new electrified A9, alongside new electric TT and R8 models Audi A4 to continue on MLB platform Proportions, looks and heritage seem to have allowed the Audi A4 to remain on the Volkswagen Group's more expensive MLB architecture...

2019 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi has recalled the 2019 A4 and A5, over concerns about the shock absorbers. According to the company, the car's shock absorber could fail and make suspension components separate while driving. If that happens, there's a chance the driver will lose control, increasing the risk of an accident. A total  of 18 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...

2019 Audi A4 revealed, here in 2020

Audi has revealed the heavily revised A4 family, headlined by an updated design and a comprehensive technology upgrade. Outside, the design team in Ingolstadt has taken clear inspiration from the new A6. There are new headlights (LED across the range) and a fresh interpretation of Audi's corporate grille, along with tweaked air intakes and detailing on the bumper...

2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3.0 TFSI V6 'EA837 Evo' engine, which can experience fuel escaping from one or both fuel rails on the low-pressure side...

2020 Audi A4 Avant facelift spied

A facelifted Audi A4 Avant has been spied undergoing winter testing in Sweden. This is the second update to the current-generation A4, and appears more substantial than the revision due to go on sale in Australia from early 2019. While that update has subtly new front and rear bumpers, and a more 3D effect for the grille, this prototype sports a more extensive overhaul...

2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall

Audi Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall, adding the '8E' A4 and '4F' A6 model lines sold between July 2004 and April 2011. This particular notice affects vehicles with potentially-faulty passenger-side airbags. As with all Takata-related recalls, the airbag's inflator propellant could degrade over time as it gets exposed to high temperatures and humidity...

CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Toyota Supra information, along with details about the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro. Also, pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan – which includes an SUV...

2011-15 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2011-2015 A4, A5, and Q5 model lines, over concerns a faulty heating element in the air-conditioning system could pose a fire risk. The German marque reports that the auxiliary heater element in the ventilation system may fail as the result of overheating "in the area of the connectors"...

Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...