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Audi to bring hybrid Q5 to U.S. in 2010

Audi will offer a hybrid version of its Q5 crossover in the United States starting in late 2010, says Wolfgang Hatz, head of powertrain development for the Volkswagen group. In an interview Sunday at the Detroit Auto Show , Hatz said Audi must offer a hybrid model to compete with rival vehicles that already offer […]


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Football Stars of FC Barcelona Drive Audi Q7

The stars of FC Barcelona are turning into serious DTM fans: After last year’s debut, the players of the 18-time Spanish champion came to the Circuit de Catalunya again today. There, they took over their new “company cars” and caught a whiff of racing air at the Audi driving experience and during rides in the […]


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Audi Q7 6.0 V12 TDI

What is it? Audi’s spectacularly powerful range-topping Q7, the world’s first V12 diesel SUV. Not exactly a car for the times, we admit, although the uber-Q7’s massive performance is certainly worthy of note. The Q7 V12 TDI has been developed by Audi’s quattro GmbH division – also responsible for the RS4 and RS6, as well […]


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2009 Audi Q7 V12 TDI Quattro – World’s Most Powerful SUV

Audi is taking TDI technology to new heights: the Q7 V12 TDI quattro is the world’s most powerful diesel-engined SUV, its powerplant another technical milestone. With a completely redeveloped common rail injection system the twelve-cylinder delivers a mighty 368 kW (500 hp) and 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque from a capacity of six liters […]


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2009 Audi Q5 by ABT – The Five Wows

When the engineers and designers with ABT Sportsline intend to tune an SUV, you can be sure that the result will be an extraordinary vehicle. That has been the case with the Touareg, AS7 and Tiguan – and that will be continued with the new ABT Q5. The elegant crossover vehicle is by concept a […]


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2009 Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro – First Drive Review

It may have lagged four years behind the BMW X3, but it’s about five years better. The sports sedans of German automakers such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW have slugged it out toe-to-toe for decades. But duking it out in the small-SUV arena is a newer phenomenon. Since the launch of the 3-series–based BMW X3 in […]


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Audi reportedly drops plans for Q7 hybrid

Updated: Despite claims made by Audi board manager Frank Dreves as recently as May that a petrol-electric Q7 SUV hybrid was in the works, latest reports indicate the project has been shelved. Speaking with Germany’s Der Spiegel, a spokesperson for the company said that the Q7 won’t be fitted with a hybrid system because sales […]


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AudI Q5 2.0 TDI SE

Few motor manufacturers have had such a long association with four-wheel drive as Audi – the quattro system has underpinned some of the most memorable sports cars in its history. But only in recent years has the brand begun to apply this knowledge to SUVs. The newest arrival to benefit is the Q5. As with […]