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2020 Audi A4, A5, A6 and A7 recalled due to fire hazard

Audi Australia has issued a recall of 29 examples of its 2020 model-year A4 (pictured above), A5, A6 and A7 cars due to a fire hazard. The issue affects 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine models fitted with mild-hybrid systems manufactured from May 2017 to March 2020...

Audi, Tesla, MG score top marks in ANCAP testing, Hyundai Venue falls short

ANCAP has awarded the Tesla Model X, Audi A7 and Q8, and the MG HS five stars in its latest round of crash tests, but the Hyundai Venue city SUV fell short. The independent safety body called the all-electric Tesla Model X the "standout performer" among the five cars tested, record-equalling scores for adult occupant protection and safety assist...

2019 Audi A6 & A7 recalled

Audi Australia has recalled the 2019 model-year A6 and A7 over concerns the passenger airbag "does not meet the applicable standard". The German luxury marque reports internal testing has shown the balance of trigger times between the belt pretensioner and passenger airbag is not up to specification...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro revealed

Audi is aiming to showcase how its products can offer the best of both worlds, backing up the reveal of its all-new RS7 performance liftback with the more eco-friendly A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid. Dubbed by the marque as "the Gran Turismo among the plug-in hybrids", the A7 55 TFSI e quattro shares its petrol-electric drive system with the recently-revealed Q5 55 TFSI e quattro – which teams a 185kW/370Nm 2...

2014-16 Audi A6 & A7 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2014 to 2016 model-year A6 and A7 over concerns a faulty heater element could pose a fire hazard. The German marque reports that affected vehicles have an auxiliary heater element in the air conditioner that could fail due to an incorrectly plugged in electrical connecter...

Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 plug-in hybrids revealed - UPDATE

Audi has revealed its new range of plug-in hybrids, based on various model lines including the A6, A7, A8 and Q5. UPDATE, 25/2/19: Audi's local division has released a statement regarding the introduction of the new PHEV models in Australia...

Audi Australia's busy launch calendar detailed

Audi Australia is set to roll out seven important new offerings in the next year or so, as it seeks to bounce back from a few years of declining sales. Between now and the third quarter of 2019 it’ll launch two new SUVs — one a new generation and another just plain new — a new-generation range-opening city car, two new-generation large passenger cars and its first full electric vehicle, the e-tron quattro crossover...

Audi adds 40TDI engine for A6, A7 in the UK

Audi UK has added a new 40TDI engine variant to the A6 and A7 model lines, offering a new four-cylinder entry point to its large sedan, wagon and liftback. Deliveries for the new models are set to commence in September for the A6 and November for the A7, all powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 204PS – or 150kW in our money – solely available with front-wheel drive at launch...

Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche diesel models hit with Swiss registration ban

FEDERO, the Federal Roads Office in Switzerland, will stop some diesel Audi A6/A7, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne models fitted with 'defeat devices' from being registered. A release from the body said any vehicles imported after tomorrow won't be road register-able until they have the 'defeat device' removed, while vehicles already in the country will need to be tweaked to meet emissions standards...

2019 Audi A7 pricing and specs

Audi has revealed local pricing and specs for its upcoming 2019 A7 Sportback, which will kick off at $131,900 before on-road costs when it touches down in November. The range will start at with the 50TDI quattro, powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 210kW and 600Nm...