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Next-generation Audi R8 to go electric - report

Audi's current R8 is something of an anachronism, running with a naturally-aspirated V10 engine as rivals move to downsized, turbocharged motors. The next-generation won't be, based on a new report from Europe. According to CAR, the the upcoming electric supercar will be called the E-Tron GTR...

2019 Audi S5 TDI revealed, not for Australia

Audi Sport has announced the S5 TDI in both coupe and four-door Sportback forms for the European market, bringing diesel power to the nameplate for the first time. Like the new S6 and S7 models revealed a fortnight ago, the S5 TDI draws upon a 48V mild hybrid-assisted 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, making 255kW and 700Nm – the latter available between 2500 and 3100rpm...

Former Volkswagen CEO charged in Germany over Dieselgate affair

Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen Group CEO, was last week charged for offences related to the company's Dieselgate saga. Prosecutors claim Winterkorn didn't inform customers about the company's emissions cheating software and failed to stop the company from using such software at the earliest possible instance...

Audi AI:ME e-tron concept looks to autonomous future

Another day in our childhood's future, another unveiling of an autonomy-focused concept. This time it's the Audi AI:ME concept at the Shanghai motor show, inspired perhaps by the original Audi A2, merging the brand's latest and more organic styling language with a future-focused autonomous driving system...

Audi Q5, SQ5, SQ7 Black Editions announced

Audi Australia has announced a trio of new Black Editions, based on the Q5, SQ5 and SQ7 SUVs. Each edition gets a range of appointment and equipment upgrades that are valued at over $10,000 respectively, with pricing kicking off at $80,300 before on-road costs for the Q5 45 TFSI Black Edition...

Audi A1, Q3 delayed until fourth quarter

Audi Australia has been forced to delay the release of its anticipated A1 hatchback and Q3 SUV until the fourth quarter of 2019, as head office continues to work through the backlog of of WLTP compliance in Europe. Originally, the all-new A1 was meant to hit local showrooms during the second quarter, while the new-generation Q3 was slated to arrive around the middle of the year...

2020 Audi S6/S7 revealed, here in 2020 - UPDATE

Audi Sport has revealed the S6, S6 Avant and S7 Sportback, ahead of a European market launch later in the year. UPDATE, 11/4/19: Audi Australia has confirmed we'll be getting the TFSI versions of the S6 and S7 Down Under, rather than the TDI models that will be available in Europe...

2019 Audi Q2 pricing and specs

Audi Australia has quietly made some running changes to the 2019 Q2 line-up, headlined by the culling of the 2.0 TDI diesel model and extra equipment across the range. Kicking off the range as before is the 'design', which has been rebadged from 1.4 TFSI to 35 TFSI, as per Audi's new (odd) powertrain naming structure...

Mercedes-AMG G63 drags Audi RS3, Porsche Cayman GTS

Much has been made of the fact Mercedes-Benz slots a twin-turbo AMG V8 into its G-Class. Sure, the G63 looks like an old-fashioned off-roader, but it's fast enough to make sports cars nervous in a straight line. It might weigh 2500kg, but 430kW and 850Nm are serious outputs...

2020 Audi S4 Avant spied

The facelifted Audi S4 Avant has been spied this week on the snowy roads of Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Like the A4 and RS4 prototypes snapped in recent months, the updated S4 dons revised designs for the front and rear fascias, incorporating new light clusters and LED signatures at both ends...

EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology

According to an investigation by the EU's anti-trust regulator, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together between 2006 and 2014 to stymie competition in developing emissions cleaning technology. The so-called "circle of five", which included engineers from Audi and Porsche, are said to have "coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges...