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Audi talks tech: Electronic Chassis Platform

Amid the current covid-clampdown that’s taking place around the world, automotive brands like Audi are looking for new and innovative ways to share news about their new models and technologies. In Audi’s instance those product communications are taking place via Audi Tech Talks, where engineers and executives talk up the brand’s latest and greatest developments...

Add to cart: New cars you can buy online

There’s never been a better time to buy a new car – online. In this new era of social distancing, automotive buyers are increasingly moving online, and several brands are accommodating this shift with the implementation of so-called ‘virtual showrooms’...

Around the tracks: Joe Biden's Corvette Stingray and Audi's awkward ad

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Dieselgate: Four Audi executives charged by German prosecutors – report

German prosecutors have charged four Audi executives for allegedly overseeing engine software designed to cheat emissions tests, according to news outlet Reuters. Three of the men were board members at the luxury automaker, while the fourth was previously the head of a department...

2021 Audi A4 pricing and specs

The 2021 Audi A4 range has landed in Australia with the local arm of the German brand confirming pricing and specification of its mid-sizer ahead of going on sale this week. Pricing gets underway at $55,900 plus on-road costs for the A4 35 TFSI and tops out at $74,900 for the A4 Allroad 45 TFSI. Prices are cheaper across the board over the outgoing range...

2021 Audi A5 price and specs

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the refreshed 2021 Audi A5 range, encompassing three body styles – coupe, liftback five-door sportback and cabriolet – across its six variant range. Audi’s seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch auto is standard across the range, along with Audi’s 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, albeit with different tunes...

Next-gen Audi RS models won't offer multiple powertrain choices – report

Future RS-badged Audi products will not offer customers a choice between multiple powertrain choices, according to a new report. The move was confirmed by Audi Sport sales and marketing boss Rolf Michl, speaking with British magazine Autocar: “We are well-known for precise portfolio planning, and we want to keep it easy for the customer...

World's fastest SUVs go head-to-head in drag race

A drag race between four of the world's fastest SUVs has been conducted by carwow.com, and the results may surprise you. Taking place over a quarter mile stretch of runway in the UK, the race included a Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Bentley Bentayga, and Audi RSQ8. All four brands are part of the giant Volkswagen Group, and share much of their underpinnings and mechanicals...

Audi CEO: Tesla is 'two years ahead' of the curve

Audi's new CEO believes Tesla has a major head-start on the rest of the automotive industry, admitting his company has some catching up to do in the electric car space. Markus Duesmann, who took the helm at Audi on April 1, 2020, said Elon Musk's company is "two years ahead" of Audi when it comes to the development of in-car software, autonomous capabilities and battery technology...

Audi E-Tron could power a home for a week

Audi is researching the possibility of using electric vehicles to supply power back into homes. The company says the increasing adoption of fully-electric passenger cars means they can be used as 'mobile storage energy units', capable of supplying the energy grid when there's increased demand...

2021 Audi e-tron S: superfast electric SUV due in Australia next year

Audi is out to prove electric cars don’t need to be boring, or slow. The German car maker has released details on the Audi e-tron S electric SUV range ahead of its Australian arrival in the second half of next year. It promises sports-car performance – with a 0 to 100kmh time of 4...