Filed under: Car Buying , Audi , BMW , Mercedes-Benz 2010 BMW 750i – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi outsold Mercedes Benz globally in the first quarter of 2010 ; a big deal considering it was the first time the four-ringed automaker had ever accomplished such a feat. But while Audi was finally able to pass its crosstown rival in sales, the German automaker is still longing for the title of the top luxury brand in the land. Automotive News reports that BMW announced final Q1 sales of 265,809 vehicles, besting Audi by an anorexic 1,709 units for the three month period
Filed under: Motorsports , Audi , Diesel , Racing Allan McNish in Audi R15+ – Click above for high-res image gallery Despite winning in its debut at the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring, last year was not a stellar year for Audi’s Le Mans Prototype program. After a thorough reboot, Audi is trying again this year with the R15+ TDI.
Filed under: Convertible , Coupe , Performance , Audi 2011 Audi TT – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi’s half moon-shaped fashionista, the TT is getting a bit of a nip/tuck for 2011.
Along with blessing us with a revised TT for 2011, the Audi Q7 gets a few choice upgrades in its home market of Germany, including a few new engines and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Filed under: Hybrid , SUV , Plants/Manufacturing , Technology , Crossover , Audi , Electric Audi A8 Hybrid concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Thanks to the Volkswagen Group’s strategy to be the leading player in the alternative-powertrain market within the next decade, Audi has announced a rapid expansion of hybrid and electric vehicles over the next few years. The German automaker wants to improve efficiency of its internal combustion engines (both gasoline and diesel) by 30 percent – and it wants five percent of the brand’s model line to be electric. “In the future, our customers will be able to choose from an increasingly broad range of driveline technologies,” said Audi CEO Rupert Stadler
Filed under: Coupe , Performance , Audi Audi R8 V10 – Click above for high-res image gallery We already know that Audi plans to fit the standard R8’s 420-hp, 4.2-liter V8 into its all-new Spyder variant early next year, and now comes word that at least one more version of the R8 is in the pipeline and that the R tronic sequential automatic might not be long for this world. According to company insiders speaking with Car and Driver , the herky-jerky gearbox will likely be dispatched in favor of Audi’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Filed under: Hatchback , Audi , Rumormill , Electric Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Seeing the Audi A1 and A1 e-tron concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show provides proof that the quad-ring automaker is putting a much larger focus on its small car offerings. With that in mind, new rumors are cropping up about a possible successor to the A2 – the quirky little hatch that never came to the U.S. and only had minor success in Europe.
Filed under: Motorsports , Europe , Audi , Racing 2010 Audi R8 LMS evolution – Click above for high-res image gallery 2009 proved to be a very successful opening campaign for Audi’s new customer race car, the R8 LMS . Eight cars were sold to a variety of teams and between them, the cars won 23 races and three national and international GT championships.