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Audi embraces electric future, internal combustion to remain for decades

Audi is embracing electrified mobility, but is under no illusions about the how long the transition from internal-combustion power will take, with the brand still investing heavily in traditional petrol and diesel engines. As part of the Volkswagen Group, Audi is taking advantage of a wider push towards electrification, promising one in three cars it sells globally by 2025 will be fully electric of plug-in hybrid...

Audi Australia focusing on sustainability over volume

Coming off the back of a challenging 2017, Audi Australia says it's focusing primarily on creating a sustainable, profitable business for dealers, with an expectation volume will naturally grow as core brand values are applied to the customer experience. Audi sold 22,011 cars in Australia during 2017, down from 24,258 in 2016. So far this year, the company is up 1...

2017 Audi Q5 recalled

Audi has recalled Q5s fitted with a head-up display produced in June and July 2017, over concerns a defective weld joint could undermine the airbag's effectiveness. According to the company, a defective weld joint connecting the dash panel to a chute helping the airbag inflate correctly could distort that chute...

Audi e-tron snapped on the Nurburgring

The first all-electric, mass-produced Audi – the e-tron – has been snapped on the Nurburgring, continuing the long buildup to its full launch later this year. Here's what we know about the e-tron, which officially launches on August 30. In prototype form, it offers more than 500km of range on a full charge, and hits 100km/h in 4.6 seconds...

2019 Audi RS Q3 spied again

The next-generation Audi RS Q3 has been spied again at the Nurburgring, ahead of an anticipated debut later this year. Few changes have been made to this prototype compared to the last one spotted at the 'Ring, though photographers noted that this vehicle was driving at a similar time to an RS3 and sounded the same – suggesting a five-cylinder powerplant will reside under the bonnet...

Audi RS6 v Ariel Atom drag race - Video

Both the Ariel Atom and Audi RS6 are fast, although they both go about it differently. Where the big RS6 Avant relies on huge power and prodigious traction off the line to nail its acceleration figures, the Atom is all about light weight and careful throttle management. Power in the big Audi comes from a 4...

2019 Audi Q8 sketched from behind

The production Audi Q8 has been teased in a sketch, with the car likely to be revealed, at least partially, via the online short serial drama "Q8 Unleashed". Scheduled to run over five episodes, the series begins on May 21 and runs until June 5. According to the luxury marque, viewers who tune in will be "rewarded with a first glance at the most thrilling Audi SUV of all times"...

Audi opts out of 2019 Detroit motor show

German luxury brand, Audi, has confirmed it will not be attending the 2019 Detroit motor show in January, joining a growing number of manufacturers that have opted out of the event...

Volkswagen orders $64 billion worth of electric car batteries

The Volkswagen Group has doubled its anticipated order for lithium-ion batteries to €30 billion ($64 billion). These batteries will be used by Volkswagen and its various brands to aggressively push into the nascent electric vehicle segment in the wake of its Dieselgate emission cheating scandal...

Audi e-tron to debut on August 30

Ladies and gentlemen, stop holding your breath: we finally have an official launch date for the first mass-production Audi electric vehicle. Mark down August 30 in your diary, that's when the covers will finally come off the e-tron. It's been teased extensively, and a heavily camouflaged prototype was revealed in Geneva, but the end of August will be the first proper look at the car in production guise...

Audi to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi has announced plans to sell 800,000 pure-electric and plug-in vehicles in 2025, as the brand doubles down on its commitment to electric mobility. Rupert Stadler, Audi AG board chairman, said the company wants to "revolutionise mobility" and become the top luxury manufacturer in the e-mobility space – not exactly unique goals, given both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are aggressively planning their own plug-in revolutions...