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An exceptionally efficient diesel version of the new Audi Q7 is launching on the market, which customers can now order: the Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro*. This engine not only reduces fuel consumption to 5.5 liters diesel per 100 km (42.8 US mpg); it also reduces the entry-level price for the Q7 model series to 58,000 euros. Audi will be delivering cars to dealers in Europe starting in September. Read the rest of this entry »
AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG Agree with Nokia Corporation on Joint acquisition of HERE Digital Mapping Business
AUDI AG, the BMW Group and Daimler AG have agreed with Nokia Corporation that they will acquire its mapping and location services business HERE. The acquisition is intended to secure the long term availability of HERE’s products and services as an open, independent and value creating platform for cloud-based maps and other mobility services accessible to all customers from the automotive industry and other sectors. The three partners will each hold an equal stake in HERE; none of them seeks to acquire a majority interest. Subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016. Read the rest of this entry »
Audi posted an 8.3-percent sales increase in the United States for June, marking the 54th consecutive monthly sales record for the brand. But even more remarkable might have been another fact from the June sales report: Audi SUV sales rose by 24.1 percent over a year ago.
The SUV sales performance reflects the Audi line-up’s popularity with customers and suggests a positive future, given the company’s upcoming sport utility offerings. Read the rest of this entry »
Audi is presenting its next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt. The new Matrix OLED lights enable a previously unattainable level of lighting homogeneity, opening up further creative opportunities for design.
As the leading brand in automotive lighting technology, Audi has systematically developed all aspects of OLED technology over the years. Matrix OLED lights combine high‑tech engineering and design ideally – initial projects are currently underway to implement OLED technology in production tail lights. They are being shown for the first time in a concept car at the IAA. Read the rest of this entry »
Audi is supporting Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2015: The automobile manufacturer is sponsoring four teams in the students’ construction competition. In addition, the company will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best lightweight construction concept. More than 3,600 students from 34 countries will travel to the Hockenheimring racetrack to be tested in various disciplines and to take part in discussions with experts from the automotive industry. Read the rest of this entry »
A little over two decades have passed since the groundbreaking Audi A8 was first introduced, and Audi UK is celebrating the enduring appeal of its luxury saloon with a bespoke model – the Edition 21. Incorporating a choice blend of the latest developments in design, technology and luxury from the recently revised A8 range, many of which are fitted as standard exclusively to this version, the A8 Edition 21 will be available in standard and Long Wheelbase formats priced at £72,525 OTR and £76,490 OTR. A limited run of just 121 cars is now available to order, and customers can expect first deliveries to begin in November. Read the rest of this entry »
It doesn’t always have to be an estate or a hatchback: with the Audi S3 compact sport limos have seen a come back now for quite some time. And if its 300 HP/ 221 kW make you want the even stronger RS 3, please note that ABT Sportsline has dealt you a new deck of cards. “With our specially developed ABT Power New Generation control unit the RS3 falls short not only in body length,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt with a smile and adds that several performance upgrades are also ready for the Audi A3 3-door version and the sportback. But let’s stay with the limo, which now features 370 HP/ 272 kW, with a torque 460 Nm, up from 380. Read the rest of this entry »