Filed under: Motorsports , Technology , Audi 2010 Audi R15 plus – click above to enlarge Testing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans doesn’t begin until mid-June, but that doesn’t mean that Audi isn’t already hard at work bettering the chances of their diesel-powered R15 TDI racer. Thanks to a belated rule change for the LMP1 class designed to hamper the dominance of diesel-powered vehicles, Le Mans rulemakers have mandated smaller-diameter air restrictors and curbed supercharger pressure in an effort to level the playing field. According to Audi, those alterations have made the German automaker prioritize aerodynamics and downforce even more than normal
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Sedan , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Audi A8 Hybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery In the Them’s Big Words department, Audi is calling its A8 Hybrid “the efficiency standard.” And it’s not exactly untrue since the top-of-the-peak, 211-horsepower V6 sedan boosted by a 45-hp electric motor has more power than an A3 TDI and a faster 0-to-60 sprint, yet the gas mileage comparison isn’t unfavorable: the A3 gets 34 miles per gallon combined, the A8 Hybrid does 38 mpg.
Filed under: Budget , Geneva Motor Show , Europe , Hatchback , Audi , Diesel 2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery We’ve just returned from Audi ‘s press conference here at the Geneva Motor Show, where Justin Timberlake has laid claim to one of the first A1 hatchbacks that comes off the line. Funny thing is, even with his undoubtedly massive bank accounts, the pop star won’t be able to get one – at least not to park in front of any of his U.S
Filed under: Car Buying , Performance , Europe , Audi , Canada All your dreams do come true – Click above for high-res image gallery We’re going back and forth on this one. Do we file it under “We’ll believe it when we see it” or “Pinch me I’m dreaming”?
Audi R15 TDI: first "second" generation diesel racing sports car
Filed under: Geneva Motor Show , Europe , Hatchback , Audi , Diesel 2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery After two concepts and an insufferable amount of teasing, the 2011 Audi A1 has officially arrived with its sights set squarely on the Mini Cooper . Inspired by the Metroproject Quattro from 2007 , the all-new A1 is a faithful recreation of its conceptual predecessor, complete with a squat stance, short overhangs and four customizable colors for the roof arches
Filed under: Motorsports , Audi , Diesel New drivers for Audi R15 – Click above for high-res image gallery After finally losing the top spot on the Le Mans podium to Peugeot last June, Audi is bound and determined to recapture victory this year. To that end the automaker has signed on three new drivers for this year’s squad including one Peugeot veteran
Filed under: CES , Europe , Technology , Audi Audi’s all-new Multi Media Interface – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi ‘s Multi Media Interface, or MMI , may not have been all things to all people when it launched in 2004, but Audi has been continually improving the system, making it the defacto way to access media in your Quattro-equipped sled. It’s getting better still, with the third generation MMI (3G MMI) getting a boost courtesy of NVIDIA mobile graphics and providing some impressive visuals in the process