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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...

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


Audi expands Takata recall
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Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...


2019 Audi RS Q3 spied
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2019 Audi RS Q3 spied

The new Audi RS Q3 has been spied again this week during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit. Compared to the prototype we saw in May, this vehicle is wearing a little less camouflage, giving us a better look at the various design elements that will be specific to the Audi Sport version of the company's all-new medium SUV...


Former Audi CEO's request to be released denied by German court
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Former Audi CEO's request to be released denied by German court

The Munich appeals court has rejected a bid by Rupert Stadler, former CEO of Audi, to regain his freedom, over fears he may collude or otherwise try to obstruct justice. A statement released by the court, and seen by Reuters, says: "The Chamber emphasises that danger of obstructing justice remains. The release of the accused from custody was therefore rejected...


2019 Audi A3 spied
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2019 Audi A3 spied

The new Audi A3 has been spied for the first time during development testing, ahead of a likely debut sometime next year. Shortly after images of the next-generation S3 Sportback were snapped earlier this week, photographers have spotted the normal version on European roads, wearing more subtle clothing (no wild skirts and spoilers here) and concealed exhaust pipes...


Audi e-tron quattro promises '30 per cent' of range from regenerative braking
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Audi e-tron quattro promises '30 per cent' of range from regenerative braking

Audi has continued the drip-feed of information about its upcoming e-tron quattro, revealing its aggressive regenerative braking system in a video shot at Pikes Peak. According to the company, regenerative braking is able to contribute "up to 30 per cent of the electric SUV's range", using a combination of three systems: manual coasting regeneration using the 'shift paddles', automated recuperation when coasting and automated recuperation when braking...


2019 Audi S3 Sportback spied
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2019 Audi S3 Sportback spied

The next-generation Audi A3 hatch has been spied undergoing testing for the first time, sporting a face in keeping with the fresh Q3. Like the second-generation Q3, as well as the facelifted version of the current model, the new A3 will have an angular set of headlights with a teardrop element...


2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE
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2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE

Audi Australia has recalled two 2018 Q5s, over concerns their rear brake pistons are incorrectly coated. UPDATE, 08/08/2018: Audi has added another car to the recall. An updated VIN list is attached here.  According to the company, the issue could cause a long brake pedal travel and reduced overall braking effectiveness...


Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report
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Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report

The Audi PB 18 e-tron concept scheduled to be revealed later this month could be a preview for the company's next-generation electric supercar, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims the PB 18 could "signal plans" to re-introduce an e-tron version of the R8 supercar, or "replace it altogether"...


Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video
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Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video

Internal combustion or electric power – which is quicker? Tesla has highlighted how hard electric vehicles can accelerate, but Jaguar has taken a slightly different approach with the I-Pace, shying away from bonkers 0-100km/h times. For now, anyway. With a handy 294kW and 680Nm on tap, the first all-electric Jaguar has exactly the same amount of power as the Audi RS3...


2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed
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2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...


2019 Audi A7 pricing and specs
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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...


Audi PB 18 e-tron concept headed for Pebble Beach
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Audi PB 18 e-tron concept headed for Pebble Beach

Audi is preparing a supercar concept for the upcoming Monterey Car Week, with a pure-electric drivetrain and slick looks from one of the brand's North American design studios. Dubbed the PB 18 e-tron (PB for Pebble Beach, 18 to denote the year), the low-slung electric vehicle will make its debut at Laguna Seca on August 23, ahead of a showings at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the subsequent days...


2019 Audi RS6 to feature 450kW V8 - report
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2019 Audi RS6 to feature 450kW V8 - report

The next-generation Audi RS6 looks set to be quite the performance weapon, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the new bahn-storming wagon will feature a version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 used in various Volkswagen Group models like the Porsche Panamera and Lamborghini Urus, with a power output eclipsing the 600hp (447kW) barrier...


Audi e-tron launch pushed to September 17
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Audi e-tron launch pushed to September 17

Audi has announced a revised launch date for its e-tron quattro, with the all-electric crossover set to debut in San Francisco on September 17. That's almost a month later than initially planned, after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler's arrest forced the company to revise the rollout of its first mass-produced fully-electric vehicle...


2019 Audi Q3 goes official, here mid-2019
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2019 Audi Q3 goes official, here mid-2019

The new-generation Audi Q3 has been revealed with official details, shortly after leaked images of the all-new SUV surfaced online this morning. UPDATE, 25/7/18: Audi Australia has indicated that it's expecting the new Q3 to arrive Down Under mid-2019. See bottom of article for more...


2019 Audi Q3 leaked ahead of official unveiling
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2019 Audi Q3 leaked ahead of official unveiling

Just one day ahead of its scheduled official reveal, images of the 2019 Audi Q3 have snuck online, revealing what to expect from the second generation small premium SUV. UPDATE, 25/7/18: The new Q3 has been officially revealed. Read more here. As hinted at in an earlier teaser video the new Q3 adopts a look not too far removed from that of the flagship Q8, speedily bringing the Q3’s look up to speed...


Audi preparing to replace jailed CEO with former BMW exec - report
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Audi preparing to replace jailed CEO with former BMW exec - report

With current CEO Rupert Stadler stuck behind bars, Audi has turned to its Bavarian rival to fill the role. According to Automobilwoche and Automotive News, the Volkswagen Group is hoping to install Markus Duesmann (above), previously BMW's head of purchasing, as Audi's new CEO from January 1, 2019...


Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of July 24 in years past...