The all-new A8 and updated Q7 won’t be the only vehicles in Audi’s line-up to benefit from the automaker’s new eight-speed gearbox.
Filed under: China , Audi , Mercedes-Benz For the first time ever, Audi has managed to outsell Mercedes-Benz in global sales for the first quarter of 2010. Some of the European press are treating it like the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, but before we break out our Mayan calendars and go all 2012 on you, here are the hard numbers: Audi sold 264,100 vehicles worldwide between January and March while Mercedes sold 248,500 units over the same time period. For what it’s worth, BMW has yet to release its final first-quarter sales figures
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.
The tuning starts under the hood, where a performance air filter and exhaust system have been added, managing to churn out a claimed additional 25 horsepower and 25 pound-feet of torque,
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: 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.
Filed under: Aftermarket , Coupe , Performance , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Abt R8 GTR – Click above for high-res image gallery We got our first peek at Abt’s R8 GTR late last year , but like with many cars, it was a whole different experience to see it in person. To say carbon fiber has been used liberally is an understatement, as the entire car is clothed in the lightweight material