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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 A8 L 60 TFSI e revealed, unsure for Oz

Audi has revealed the new A8 L 60 TFSI e plug-in hybrid, a new petrol-electric version of its flagship limousine which claims to use as little as 2.5L/100km. Like the recently-detailed Q7 60 TFSI e, the new A8 PHEV (pictured in green) combines a 250kW/500Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm synchronous electric motor and 14...

Audi TT to be axed, will be replaced by sporty EV

Audi has taken to its Annual General Meeting to announce it will be killing off the TT sports car after the current generation, and eventually succeeded by an 'emotive' EV. Company chairman, Bram Schot, made the announcement during the AGM, citing the streamlining of the company's investments as the main reason for the decision...

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 A8 W12 will revive Horch name - report

Audi is reportedly considering exhuming the Horch name for a vehicle to take on Mercedes-Maybach in the ultra-luxury arena. Sources have told Automotive News the Horch name will be applied to a new variant of the Audi A8 powered by a twin-turbo W12 engine. Badging on the flanks or C-pillar, as well as extra equipment and styling tweaks, will likely distinguish the Horch from lesser models in the range...

2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs

Audi has released pricing and preliminary specifications for its flagship A8 sedan, set to kick off at $192,000 before on-road costs when it touches down in July. The range will kick off with the 50TDI quattro, a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Sitting above the 50TDI is the 55TFSI quattro, packing 250kW and 500Nm from its petrol 3...

Audi CEO: Level five autonomy possible in 'a few years', but many hurdles remain

Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says he expects level five self-driving cars to be technologically feasible in the next few years, but many roadblocks remain. Speaking to CarAdvice and members of the international press at the Audi A7 launch, Stadler said level five autonomous driving systems would be ready "technology wise ... in the next few years"...

2018 Audi A8: Australian details

The 2018 Audi A8 will begin filtering into Australian showrooms and garages from the middle of 2018, and the company has announced some preliminary details about local specifications. Australian drivetrain options for this new fifth-generation A8 have yet to be locked in and confirmed, but Shaun Cleary, head of corporate communications for Audi Australia, says the two most likely engines to be offered will be the 3...

Audi confirms R8 RWD, RS4 Avant, autonomous concepts for Frankfurt motor show

Audi has teased a number of new vehicles it plans to reveal at the Frankfurt motor show this week, including a pair of autonomous concepts, a rear-wheel drive version of its R8 supercar and the new-generation RS4 Avant...

Audi to take full responsibility in event of autonomous vehicle crash

Audi has taken out the gong with the world's first level 3 autonomous vehicle, but the best news for consumers is that the manufacturer has confirmed it will take full responsibility in the event of an accident. The all-new Audi A8 debuts an autonomous driving technology designed to work in traffic jams...

Audi refuses to use customers as test subjects for autonomous vehicle tech

Audi used an event in Germany earlier this week to reveal the world's first level 3 autonomous vehicle in the all-new Audi A8, confirming that its technology is tested and it won't be using customers as a test bed. The all-new Audi A8 is capable of driving itself as a level 3 autonomous vehicle in traffic jams, where the driver is able - technically, but not yet legally - to take their eyes off the road and focus on another task...