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01/06/15
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Audi prologue piloted driving

Audi prologue piloted driving

Besides lots of electronics highlights and exhibits, Audi will also show sophisticated innovations in series production cars and studies at CES. The Audi prologue piloted driving showcar provides a glimpse of the future, while the Audi TT Roadster*, Audi RS 7 Sportback* and Audi R8 LMX* demonstrate high-tech solutions available today. In addition, CES visitors can experience the interface concept and the connectivity of the new Q7 which will see its world premiere one week later in Detroit.

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  • 06/23/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    The new Audi RS 5 Coupé

  • 06/23/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström to race in DTM at the Norisring

    Good news for all DTM fans: Mattias Ekström in his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM will be on the grid of the DTM season’s highlight at the Norisring on the first weekend of July and skip the World RX round in Höljes (Sweden).
  • 06/22/17
    Models

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Fully active suspension offers tailor-made flexibility

    The new Audi A8 proves itself a versatile performer on the road. Thanks to its active suspension, it provides comfort-oriented customers with a chauffeur-driven sedan offering a stylishly smooth ride. The enthusiastic owner-driver can relish the characteristics of a sports car. This flexibility is made possible thanks to the new active suspension based on the 48-volt electrical system, which is used for the first time as the main electrical system. The new Audi A8 makes its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona on July 11.
  • 06/21/17
    Sports

    René Rast: “The success drives us as a team”

    Audi driver René Rast has already achieved some of his self-set targets: his first podium result and two fastest race laps at the Lausitzring; first pole position and first DTM victory in Budapest. Apart from his DNF in the Sunday race at Hockenheim, the rookie has finished in the points on every occasion. The pressure that comes with success, however, is not even an issue for the 30-year-old.
  • 06/21/17
    Company

    Second electric car for Audi’s production network

    Audi is expanding its model portfolio with a new e-tron-model. Production of the Audi e-tron Sportback will start at Audi Brussels (Belgium) in 2019. That Audi plant will therefore be responsible for producing a second fully electric model. The Audi e-tron electric SUV will drive off the assembly line there as of 2018.
  • 06/21/17
    Models

    “International Engine of the Year”: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine is once again best in class

    Another success for Audi at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: The brand with the four rings received the prestigious award in the 2 to 2.5 liter category for its 2.5 TFSI engine. It is the thirteenth win overall for Audi.
  • 06/21/17
    Company

    Audi and Johannes Kepler University of Linz to establish center for artificial intelligence

    Audi and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) are to conduct joint research into the intelligent car of the future. For this purpose, the university and the brand with the Four Rings will now establish the “Audi.JKU deep learning center” in Linz. Through cooperation with the Institute for Bioinformatics headed by Prof. Sepp Hochreiter, Audi plans to promote the use of artificial intelligence in automobiles.
  • 06/20/17
    Tradition

    Audi at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood: racing legends meet modern motorsports

    At this year's Festival of Speed in Goodwood, which runs from 29 June to 2 July, Audi Tradition is sending three winning Le Mans cars to southern England. Tom Kristensen will be driving the Audi R8 LMP from the year 2000, with which he brought home Audi's first Le Mans victory. Audi will also be presenting a further two Le Mans cars as part of a special exhibition in honour of the Danish driver. For the first time ever, visitors to the festival will also get the chance to see the Audi Group S mid-engined rally prototype in action, with rally world champion Hannu Mikkola behind the wheel. Completing the vehicle line-up from the brand with the Four Rings will be an Audi RS 5 DTM 2017 as well as an Audi R8 LMS – the current winner of the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring will be driven by Connor De Phillippi.
  • 06/19/17
    Sports

    Ski stars Linus Straßer and Daniel Bohnacker in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    While Audi’s customer teams took more winner’s medals and other trophies, two ski stars eagerly await their appearance in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 06/18/17
    Sports

    DTM Budapest: Audi quotes

    At the Hungaroring, in front of 39,500 spectators (throughout the weekend), René Rast celebrated his first DTM victory. Mattias Ekström, in second place on Sunday, completed the strong performance of the new Audi RS 5 DTM in its first foreign round. Quotes from the Audi camp.
  • 06/18/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast clinches DTM lead

    Audi driver René Rast is the man of the hour in the DTM. The newcomer celebrated his first DTM victory at the Hungaroring and on pulling off a mega weekend even snatched the lead of the drivers’ standings. In the manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications, Audi is in front as well before its home round at the Norisring on July 1/2.
  • 06/17/17
    Sports

    Lead of the standings, but disappointment for Audi

    Audi has taken the lead in the DTM manufacturers’ and teams’ standings at Budapest (Hungary). Following a strong performance in qualifying that put five Audi RS 5 DTM cars at the front of the grid, the race, however, ended in extreme disappointment for Audi.
  • 06/15/17
    Sports

    Audi Sport Nürburgring-winners go again at Spa

    The Audi Sport customer racing driver line-up for Spa has been confirmed: twelve international drivers compete with four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS cars at the next great endurance classic in the international GT calendar. In addition, six other privately entered Audi R8 LMS cars will race. The aim: to take the fourth victory after 2011, 2012 and 2014. The race takes place on July 29 and 30 on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Belgian-German border region.
  • 06/15/17
    Sports

    Audi Cup participants confirmed

    The Audi Cup field is complete. In addition to Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool FC, host FC Bayern München is going to welcome SSC Napoli to the Allianz Arena on August 1 and 2. Advance ticket sales for the preparation tournament featuring top-flight teams have already begun.
  • 06/14/17
    Models

    New level of freedom: the Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus

    The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.5 l/100 km [18.8 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 292 [469.9 g/mi]) from the workshop of Audi Sport GmbH is the fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings. Its unmistakable 610 hp V10 mid-engine offers intense driving performance and powers the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The standard performance program, R8 bucket seats and many components made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer distinguish this high-performance sports car, with its exclusive micrommata green paint finish giving it an even more cutting-edge look.
  • 06/13/17
    Sports

    Kieler Woche 2017: sailing with Audi

    Audi brings the fascination of sailing from water to land: The premium brand accompanies Kieler Woche from June 17 to 25 with celebrity guests and a diverse supporting program. The brand from Ingolstadt presents itself at the largest sailing regatta in the world for the eighth time in a row.
  • 06/13/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    New Audi A8 will make its debut in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Before the official world premiere, the new Audi A8* appears on the silver screen. The flagship of the premium brand makes a guest appearances in the Marvel blockbuster ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ in theaters worldwide in July . Therefore, movie fans will be the first to catch a glance at the luxurious sedan at the film premiere which takes place in Los Angeles on June 28.
  • 06/12/17
    Sports

    Audi customers celebrate success in Europe, Australia and Asia

    Audi Sport customer racing celebrated five international victories with its customers in competition with other brands, as well as many more trophies.
  • 06/12/17
    Sports

    Hungarian home round for Audi in the DTM

    Following two strong performances in Germany, the Audi team is going to present itself on international tarmac with the new RS 5 DTM for the first time. This weekend (June 16 to 18) the DTM will be racing at the Hungaroring near Budapest.
  • 06/11/17
    Sports

    Successful Formula E home race for Audi in Berlin

    One pole position, two podiums and 56 points in total: Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport inspired the fans with its strong outing at the home Formula E race on the former airport in Berlin-Tempelhof.
  • 06/11/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS: points instead of podium

    Mattias Ekström took fourth place at the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017 in Hell. In his tenth World Championship finale in a row, the defending rallycross World Champion missed yet another podium finish by 0.4 seconds. In the overall standings, the Swede still holds second behind compatriot Johan Kristoffersson. In the teams’ classification EKS is third at the half-way stage of the season.
  • 06/09/17
    Company

    Paolo Poma appointed new CFO of Automobili Lamborghini

    Automobili Lamborghini has appointed Paolo Poma as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. He will join the team led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali, effective immediately.
  • 06/09/17
    Models

    „Audi Summit” in Barcelona in July: brand exhibition of the Four Rings

    Audi has issued invitations to its own brand exhibition to take place on July 11, 2017. On a total area of more than 10,000 square meters, the first Audi Summit will showcase pioneering solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow – from premium mobility services to piloted driving and parking. 2,000 guests from all over the world will also experience the premiere of the brand’s new flagship, the Audi A8.
  • 06/08/17
    Company

    Audi continues to grow in North America in May

    In May, AUDI AG delivered around 159,600 cars to customers, 2.8 percent less than in the same month in 2016. Around 738,300 deliveries over the first five months of the year represent a decrease of 5.9 percent worldwide. Despite the downturn of the total U.S. market, Audi managed to further increase sales in the United States in May too, achieving substantial growth in North America overall since the start of the year (+6.6%). In China, the sales balance for the past month (-4.0%) was still influenced by the negotiations on future collaboration, which have now been brought to a successful conclusion. The intended comprehensive deal was sealed in the second half of the month. The Chinese Audi dealers reported 48,012 units delivered in May, the highest monthly sales figure in the year to date.
  • 06/08/17
    Technology

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: More voltage for enhanced efficiency

    The new Audi A8 is advancing electrification on a broad front. In the next model generation, the flagship will for the first time feature an electrified powertrain as standard. To that end, the combustion engines will be equipped with mild hybrid technology. What this means for the customer is refined running and enhanced performance, coupled with greater efficiency. The basis is the 48-volt electrical system, which features for the first time in the new Audi A8 as the primary electrical system.
  • 06/07/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi CEO Stadler speaks at UN congress in Geneva about artificial intelligence

    Audi CEO Prof. Rupert Stadler has spoken at a congress of the United Nations about the use of artificial intelligence for the benefit of humankind. In his keynote speech at the start of the “AI for Good Global Summit,” he stated that automated driving presents an opportunity to improve life significantly. He warned, however, against excessive expectations: “In situations where an accident is unavoidable, we expect a decision from the autonomous car. But a dilemma situation cannot be solved either by a human or by a machine.” Therefore, alongside legal issues, ethical questions about the use of the new technology also needed to be discussed, he added. With the beyond initiative, Stadler is now calling for such a discourse.
  • 06/06/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS rallycross team: season’s midpoint in the far north

    Hell, Norway, will be hosting round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship next weekend. On the roller coaster track near Trondheim, 22 campaigners are going to battle for victory in the Supercar class from June 9 to 11. World RX Champion Mattias Ekström ranks in second place of the drivers’ standings after five of twelve rounds. EKS is in position three of the teams’ classification.
  • 06/05/17
    Sports

    Audi customer teams successful in Europe

    At Zolder, Belgium and Misano, Italy, Audi customer teams won seven trophies in total.
  • 06/02/17
    Sports

    Facts on the fourth Audi victory at the Nürburgring

    On May 28, Audi won the Nürburgring 24 Hours for the fourth time. The background and the facts on the victory in the Eifel.
  • 06/01/17
    Technology

    Audi recalls 24,000 cars in Europe with the TDI V engine

    Within the context of a proactive, comprehensive investigation of transmission software in various model versions, Audi has detected anomalies in the NOx emissions in certain driving conditions of approximately 24,000 cars of the A7 and A8 model series certified according to the EU5 emission standard. Their NOx emissions exceed the limit by a factor of up to two but will be corrected by new transmission software.
  • 05/30/17
    Company

    Smart Factory Hackathon: coding for Audi’s production of the future

    Anyone who masters algorithms and programming is exactly right for this event: From October 4 to 6, 2017 the Audi Production division in Ingolstadt is holding its second Smart Factory Hackathon. In this competition, talented young data scientists from all over the world have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. The goal is to work out practical solutions for production processes of the future within 25 hours. Interested students and young professionals can apply immediately.
  • 05/29/17
    Sports

    Customer racing success in America and Australia

    The Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated many podium places on the last weekend of May.
  • 05/28/17
    Sports

    Audi and Ekström from hunted to hunter

    Mattias Ekström finished fifth in the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. At the birthplace of rallycross in Lydden Hill, the reigning World Champion missed a podium finish and was forced to surrender his overall championship lead to Volkswagen driver Johan Kristoffersson. EKS holds third place in the team classification.
  • 05/28/17
    Sports

    Fourth victory for the Audi R8 LMS in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Fourth victory in five calendar years: After 2012, 2014 and 2015, the overall victory in 2017 once again went to the Audi R8 LMS. This makes the race car from Audi Sport customer racing the most successful sports car since 2012, at which time the GT3 models first started battling it out for the overall race win in the Eifel.
  • 05/27/17
    Sports

    Third victory for Philip Ellis in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The Audi Sport TT Cup entertains the spectators once again: at the Nürburgring, Philip Ellis extended his table lead after crossing the finish line 0.267 seconds in front of the Spaniard Mikel Azcona.
  • 05/26/17
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS second on the grid at the Nürburgring

    Audi has secured some good starting positions at the Nürburgring 24 Hours: the five fastest Audi R8 LMS clinched second, third, fifth, sixth and ninth on the grid in the decisive top 30 qualifying.
  • 05/24/17
    Sports

    ​Audi driver Ekström: “The DTM is fun again”

    With an unusual strategy Mattias Ekström clinched his first podium result in the 2017 DTM at the Lausitzring last weekend. In the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the Audi driver is the leader of the standings before round five at Lydden Hill (GB) next weekend. Time for an initial in-season assessment.
  • 05/23/17
    Sports

    Farewell to the home of rallycross: Audi and Ekström say “Goodbye, Lydden Hill”

    Round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill will also be a farewell. On the weekend of May 27 and 28, the field will be competing for the last time on the circuit in the southeast of England until further notice. Lydden Hill is regarded as the cradle of rallycross, the first races of this motorsport series having been held there in 1967. The circuit suits the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro really well and Mattias Ekström with his team, EKS, is aiming to clinch a victory there.
  • 05/22/17
    Sports

    Johnny Cecotto in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    Audi’s customer teams collected 17 trophies on four continents last weekend.
  • 05/22/17
    Models

    1st place finish for Audi A3 Sportback g-tron in Auto Bild endurance test

    The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.6 – 3.3*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 – 5.1* (42.8 – 46.1 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 98 – 89* (157.7 – 143.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 128 – 117* (206.0 – 188.3 g/mi)) with compressed natural gas (CNG) drive was awarded the first-ever rating of 1+ by the automotive publication Auto Bild after completing 100,000 kilometers of endurance testing. This ranking also impressively confirms the quality of the climate-friendly g-tron technology, which Audi introduced in 2013. The Audi A4 Avant (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.4 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5 – 5.5* (36.2 – 42.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 117 – 102* (188.3 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 147 – 126* (236.6 – 202.8 g/mi)) and the Audi A5 Sportback (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.3 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.4 – 5.6* (36.8 – 42.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 115 – 102* (185.1 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 144 – 126* (231.7 – 202.8 g/mi)) models with this drive type will be launched in early summer of 2017.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    ​Audi scores one-two victory at motorsport festival

    What a Sunday for Audi at the Lausitzring motorsport festival! In front of an impressive crowd, Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström perfected the first one-two victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM. With five cars in the top seven positions, Audi was the strongest brand overall.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    DTM Lausitzring: Quotes Audi Sport

    67,500 spectators (throughout the weekend) experienced a spectacular motorsport festival and another strong showing of the Audi RS 5 DTM. René Rast’s first DTM podium on Saturday was followed by a one-two result on Sunday. Quotes from the Audi camp.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    Bungled Saturday at Formula E race in Paris

    Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport remains without fortune and, consequently, without points in race six of the Formula E season in Paris. Lucas di Grassi is able to maintain his second place in the drivers’ standings but, following Sébastien Buemi’s fifth victory this season, loses ground. Daniel Abt starts coasting behind the safety car shortly before the end of the race with a technical defect, consequently missing a points-finish.
  • 05/20/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast makes a dream of his come true

    René Rast has made a long-held dream of his come true at the Lausitzring. The Audi driver came third in Saturday’s race, clinching the first ever podium in his still young DTM career.
  • 05/20/17
    Company

    Audi defines future network strategy with partners in China

    AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen have signed an agreement with the Audi dealer council for the future development of the Audi business in China. The agreement is based on a common understanding of how the planned cooperation between SAIC and Audi will meet the interests of all parties involved. AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen will implement the 10-year growth plan together with their dealer partners in order to develop business in China in a profitable and sustainable way.
  • 05/19/17
    Sports

    Pure racing atmosphere at Audi’s record appearance at the Nürburgring

    A new record for Audi at the Nürburgring: at the 24-hour race, never have more teams relied on Audi Sport customer racing’s purpose built race car. Six Audi R8 LMS, including four factory-backed models, will line up in the GT3 class. The latest customer sport project, the Audi R8 LMS GT4, will also make its race debut for the purpose of testing. Furthermore, in the TCR category, three Audi RS 3 LMS will fight for class victory in the hands of customers. In the supporting program of the event, 18 cars will compete in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 05/18/17
    Company

    Focus on the future: Audi presents strategic plans to shareholders after a challenging year

    Audi takes a confident look at the future despite the current challenges. Following a year that was impacted by the diesel crisis, the company plans to continue pushing forward with its strategic transformation. At the Annual General Meeting this Thursday in Neckarsulm, the Board of Management explained the company’s plans for its models, technologies and business operations to the shareholders.
  • 05/17/17
    Company

    Audi Supervisory Board reappoints CEO Rupert Stadler for another five years

    In its regular meeting this Wednesday, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG confirmed the appointment of Rupert Stadler as Chairman of the Board of Management for another five years. The Supervisory Board also decided to upgrade and expand the area of responsibility for integrity. The Chief Compliance Officer is to report directly to CFO Axel Strotbek.
  • 05/17/17
    Culture and Trends

    Audi initiative defines key terms for mobility in the city of the future

    Audi has founded a working group together with city governments, business and scientific institutions, and produced with its partners a catalogue of terms for the city of the future. A DIN specification precisely defines more than 200 terms in automobile technology for “intelligent individual urban mobility.“ This is necessary to guarantee that urban planners can take account of impulses coming from interdisciplinary research and development while they design the smart city of tomorrow. Audi is convinced that cities will benefit from intelligent automobiles if they create the interfaces to match.
  • 05/16/17
    Tradition

    Anniversary exhibition at the Audi museum mobile: "Revolution – 60 years of the NSU/Wankel engine"

    An exciting piece of technological history is on-show in the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt as part of the new special exhibit entitled "Revolution – 60 years of the NSU/Wankel engine". The special occasion is the 60th anniversary of this once revolutionary rotary engine concept. Audi's predecessor brand NSU took on the new technology at an early stage in vehicles like the "Prinz 3" prototype. The exhibition runs from May 20 to November 5, 2017 and shows this and further models featuring the Wankel engine. What's more, boat, airplane and motorcycle engines, as well as those used in lawnmowers and power saws of various manufacturers also demonstrate the eventful history of this progressive technology.
  • 05/16/17
    Models

    Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

    7,000 attendees on site, millions worldwide via the internet: Audi is taking part in the renowned Google I/O developer conference, where it is presenting its concept of a next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated.
  • 05/15/17
    Sports

    Trophies for international Audi customers

    In Asia, Italy and Russia the drivers from several Audi customer teams stood on the podium this weekend.
  • 05/15/17
    Sports

    DTM: Audi and fans fired up for “Lausitz”

    The spectacular opening races at Hockenheim earned the DTM plenty of positive headlines – the rush for tickets to the season’s second race weekend at the Lausitzring now being in full swing as a result. Last year, nearly 70,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport festival at the Lausitzring. The crowd might even be larger this weekend, May 20/21.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström continues to lead standings

    Mattias Ekström and his team, EKS, suffered a minor setback in round four of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. At Mettet, Belgium, in an all-Scandinavian final, the reigning world champion finished in position four but, for the first time this season, had to yield to the competition on podium, but still defended his lead in the drivers’ classification.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi keeps crowd in suspense

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi has clinched another podium result in the Formula E electric racing series on the shortened Formula 1 circuit in Monaco, his adopted country, and in round five of the season kept the crowd in suspense up until the end.
  • 05/12/17
    Sports

    Four top clubs in Audi Cup

    The date for the fifth edition of the Audi Cup has been confirmed. On August 1 and 2, at Audi’s invitation, four top international clubs will be pitted against each other. Audi announced today the first participants and kicked off advance ticket sales. A premiere: the coaches of the visiting teams took part in the press conference via live holographic video conferencing.
  • 05/12/17
    Sports

    Audi: partner of international sport

    From international football, the Alpine and Nordic winter sports world and the Kieler Woche through to the world’s most popular tournament series for amateur golfers: Audi has been a close partner and sponsor of regional, national and international sports for decades.
  • 05/11/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast: “Starting from the first row was a highlight”

    Fight-back, first row on the grid and a Sunday of shocks: Audi driver René Rast experienced a turbulent season-opening weekend in Hockenheim. In an interview, the 30-year-old reviews the racing highlights, his premature exit from the Sunday race and assesses the DTM’s new features from a driver’s perspective.
  • 05/11/17
    Sports

    Distinguished driver line-up in the Audi R8 LMS GT4

    The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 faces its first race entry at the Nürburgring 24 Hours from May 25 to 28. Audi Sport will be relying on experienced forces: Audi Sport Team Phoenix has been a partner of the customer racing program from the very first minute, whilst the seven international drivers already have many thousands of race kilometers on the Nordschleife under their belts, as well as numerous titles.
  • 05/11/17
    Company

    AUDI AG: Extraordinary effects impact sales in April

    AUDI AG delivered around 156,150 cars to customers worldwide in April; a decrease of 5.0 percent compared to the 2016 record-breaking figure. In China, where business is currently impacted by extraordinary effects associated with Audi’s strategic alignment in the market, sales in the past month were 11.6 percent higher than in March. Year-on-year, April results in China were still 6.9 percent down. Global deliveries since the start of the year amount to around 578,750 units, 6.7 percent below the 2016 figure. In Western Europe (+1.0%) and North America (+7.3%), Audi achieved further growth despite the ongoing model changeover for the Q5 and the A5 family.
  • 05/09/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström aims to set record in Belgium

    For Audi and EKS there is no time to take a breather in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the moment. Just one week after its visit to the Hockenheimring as part of the DTM season opener, the World RX campaign will be stopping at Mettet from May 12 to 14. Mattias Ekström is traveling to Belgium as the overall leader.
  • 05/08/17
    Sports

    Audi customer teams collect trophies around the world

    On the first weekend of May, The Audi customer teams were successful internationally in Australia, Asia and Europe with the RS 3 LMS and the R8 LMS.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    DTM Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

    The DTM delivered a tremendous season opener featuring two spectacular races at the Hockenheimring in front of 79,500 spectators (throughout the weekend). Following third place on Saturday, Audi achieved the first victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM on Sunday. Quotes after the weekend that kicked off the 2017 DTM.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    New Audi RS 5 DTM already a winner

    After just two races, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is already a winning car: in the turbulent round two of the 2017 DTM at the Hockenheimring, Jamie Green was in a class of his own on Sunday.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    Hattrick! Audi and Ekström rock Hockenheim

    Mattias Ekström and his Team EKS remain the measure of all things in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. In round three of the season at the Hockenheimring, the reigning world champion was again not to be beaten. In difficult weather conditions, the Swede, shortly before the DTM qualifying session for race two, prevailed against his compatriots Johan Kristoffersson and Timmy Hansen in a gripping final. In the drivers’ classification, Ekström has extended his lead. In the teams’ classification, world champions EKS continue to trail Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in second place.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    Two wins for Philip Ellis in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The Audi Sport TT Cup began the 2017 season with two closely fought races. Philip Ellis prevailed in both races at Hockenheim in front of Gosia Rdest, whilst two rookies drove to third place in each race.
  • 05/06/17
    Sports

    Strong performance by Audi drivers in DTM season opener

    From grid position 16 to third place: in the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring, Mike Rockenfeller thrilled Audi fans with a comeback drive and clinched a podium result for the new Audi RS 5 DTM in its debut race. Similarly strong performances were shown by Mattias Ekström and René Rast.
  • 05/05/17
    Models

    Audi the most innovative brand in the Automotive Innovations Award 2017

    For the second consecutive time, Audi achieved overall victory in the Automotive Innovations Award in the premium manufacturer category. With this, the brand with the four rings once again demonstrated its versatility and innovative strength in important future segments like aerodynamics, lightweight construction, connectivity and piloted driving.
  • 05/04/17
    Company

    Audi Tool Trophy: Prize for talented young engineers

    Sharp edges, tight radii – it is the design of their bodies in particular that makes the Audi models so unmistakable. In Production these precise lines can often only be manufactured with specialized tools from the Competence Center for Plant Equipment and Forming Technology. In its search for innovative toolmaking ideas, the “Audi Tool Trophy” student competition is now entering its ninth year. The winners received prize money of up to 2,500 euros on May 3.
  • 05/04/17
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS stronger than ever in Asia

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup will start its sixth season in Sepang (Malaysia) on the weekend from May 5–7. It has established itself as one of the leading motorsport platforms for young talents in Asia. The Cup is even more attractive this year: thanks to an agreement with the Blancpain GT Series Asia, Audi’s customer teams are able to compete in two different series under profitable conditions.
  • 05/04/17
    Company

    Audi is financially on track after the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2017, the Audi Group achieved a robust operating profit. While revenue remained at the level of the first quarter of last year the earnings figure actually rose slightly compared to the prior-year period which had been negatively influenced by special items. The operating return on sales for the first quarter is 8.7 percent.
  • 05/02/17
    Sports

    Double commitment for Ekström at Hockenheim

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship will visit the Hockenheimring from May 5 to 7. For Mattias Ekström, round three of the season is a very special one. Like last year, the reigning Rallycross World Champion will not only be on the grid in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, but in the Audi RS 5 DTM contest both races of the DTM season opener as well.
  • 05/02/17
    Company

    New ratings system at Audi: sustainability is decisive for placing orders with suppliers

    AUDI AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will only be placed with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable value chain. The ratings are based on checks carried out at the suppliers’ production plants as well as on self disclosure. The premium car manufacturer is starting the ratings system with the selection of suppliers for the new Audi e-tron* electric SUV and for the successor to the Audi A3.
  • 05/01/17
    Sports

    Fabian Vettel and Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi Sport TT Cup this coming weekend

    While the juniors and a prominent guest driver are looking forward to the Audi Sport TT Cup season opener at Hockenheim, the Audi Sport customer racing teams achieved victories and podium results in Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, Japan and in the USA.
  • 04/28/17
    Sports

    Racing debut of the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    May 6, 2017 will be a special day for Audi motorsport: 16 months after the project was launched, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is going to contest its first two races when the 2017 DTM season opens at the Hockenheimring.
  • 04/27/17
    Culture and Trends

    Moon rover Audi lunar quattro featured in “Alien: Covenant”

    The moon rover Audi lunar quattro celebrates its film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster “Alien: Covenant” which premieres worldwide this May. Audi experts have developed the Audi lunar quattro in cooperation with the German start-up “Part-Time Scientists”. It will soon embark on an actual mission to space.
  • 04/24/17
    Sports

    Audi customers successful in Saudi Arabia and at the Nürburgring

    Thanks to a customer’s victory in Saudi Arabia, Audi Sport customer racing recorded its second title success of the still young season, after an Audi team already prevailed in a championship in New Zealand in March.
  • 04/23/17
    Sports

    World Champion Ekström wins in Portugal as well

    Everything continues to run according to plan for Mattias Ekström and his EKS team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. At the second round in Montalegre, the defending World Champion beat nine-time Rally World Champion Sébastien Loeb in a thrilling finale. With his second victory this season, the Swede extended his lead in the drivers’ classification. In the team classification, World Champion EKS sits in second place behind the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden squad.
  • 04/21/17
    Sports

    Audi driver squad stronger than ever before

    Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich left the traditional Audi Winter Camp in Ofterschwang, Bavaria, at which the AUDI AG factory drivers prepared for a week together with their team bosses between 24 and 31 January for the 2009 motorsport season, extremely satisfied.
  • 04/20/17
    Sports

    Ten Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters

    Audi remains the brand with the highest number of cars entered in probably the strongest national GT3 racing series in Europe. On April 28–30, ten Audi R8 LMS start contesting the eleventh season of the ADAC GT Masters. The cars are spread between six Audi customer teams, three of which are present for the first time in this series. The customer teams and their drivers are supported by six Audi Sport drivers.
  • 04/19/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi in the TCR: Audi RS 3 LMS for entry-level

    With the new Audi RS 3 LMS Audi Sport customer racing has expanded its offering in customer sport starting in the 2017 season. The TCR race car puts customer sport at Audi on an even broader base.
  • 04/19/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi in 2017 GT Racing: Worldwide trust in the Audi R8 LMS

    Audi has reached its next milestone in international GT3 racing: In the 2016 season, Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH, handed over the 200th edition of the Audi R8 LMS to a customer team. Since Audi launched the program in 2009, the GT3 sports car with the four rings has been in high demand around the world. The latest generation of the Audi R8 LMS, which sets the benchmark in aerodynamics, lightweight construction, safety and customer friendly service, will also compete in all the important GT3 racing series in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe in 2017.
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    The architecture of e mobility: Audi e-tron Sportback concept

    Design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a coupé: Audi presents a versatile concept car at the Auto Shanghai this spring. The four-door Gran Turismo Audi e-tron Sportback concept comes with a 320 kW electric drive. The formal idiom combines classic Audi elements with an array of trendsetting details: an electrifying architecture, tailored consistently to the technology and the package of the electric drive.
  • 04/18/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS to start as leaders of the standings in Portugal

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship will be entering round two at Montalegre, Portugal, next weekend (April 22 and 23). The town near the Spanish border merely has a population of 1,800, but motorsport fans have been flocking to the venue in large numbers in recent years.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi sales down year-on-year in the first quarter due to temporary extraordinary effects in China

    AUDI AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3 percent less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the Four Rings: Western Europe (+2.4%) and North America (+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to the year in Audi history. Despite the ongoing generation changeover of important high-volume models such as the Audi Q5 and the A5 family, the brand continued to grow in both regions. In China (-22.1%), by contrast, temporary extraordinary effects impacted the start of 2017. Audi is laying important structural foundations for the market potential of the coming decade there. In the month of March, around 173,450 deliveries worldwide were 6.8 percent below the previous year’s figure.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

    The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talent in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.
  • 04/12/17
    Models

    An exclusive presence: The “Audi Sport” Edition of the Audi R8 Coupé

    Silver, red and black are the colors of Audi Sport – and of the new special edition R8 Coupé model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colors heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. Audi is unveiling the exclusive, high-performance sports car for the first time, at the New York International Auto Show. The car is being built in a limited run of 200 and can be ordered from May onward.
  • 04/12/17
    Sports

    New Audi R8 LMS GT4: Audi Sport customer racing headed for growth

    Before the New York International Auto Show the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second generation of this success model in 2015, and the RS 3 LMS for the TCR category in 2016. Now Audi Sport’s portfolio of models has been extended once again.
  • 04/11/17
    Company

    Plans for two new Q models in the Audi production network

    Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Győr (Hungary) in 2019.
  • 04/10/17
    Sports

    Audi customers victorious in Asia, Australia and Germany

    The Audi customer teams celebrated a successful weekend in international GT racing, plus a podium result in a TCR ranking.
  • 04/07/17
    Sports

    DTM presents Pit View and other new features

    In the coming DTM season, fans will be able to experience the Audi RS 5 DTM and the work of the teams at a closer range than ever before: at nearly all DTM events, owners of a paddock ticket will be admitted to a dedicated spectator pit from which they can directly watch the mechanics at work in the two adjacent garages.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Audi and Porsche join forces for shared vehicle architecture

    The green light has been given for the shared vehicle architecture strategy of the future: Rupert Stadler and Oliver Blume, the Board of Management Chairmen of AUDI AG and Porsche AG, plan to cooperate even more closely. The objective of the new initiative is to shape the mobility of the future together. Through the effective application of development capacities, additional scope is to be created for the topics of electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. This will enhance competitiveness so that the two companies can optimally utilize the opportunities for future model generations and better meet the challenges.
  • 04/04/17
    Culture and Trends

    Innovative on-board products for airlines: Audi Industrial Design cooperates with SPIRIANT

    Audi Industrial Design creates products for airlines. Together with aviation experts of SPIRIANT, the concept design studio of the brand with the four rings has drafted three collections for the premium categories of airlines. The collections are presented for the first time at the trade show “World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo”.
  • 04/03/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi once again “best training company” in 2017

    Audi is one of “Germany’s best training companies” for the second time in succession. According to a study by FOCUS MONEY magazine, the company offers optimal conditions for apprentices in the “Automobile Manufacturers” category. A total of 940 companies from more than 50 sectors participated in the nationwide study.
  • 04/03/17
    Sports

    First title in 2017 season for Audi customer team

    While Audi’s customer teams are scoring initial international successes in the GT3 racing and in the TCR classes juniors from ten nations are preparing for the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 04/02/17
    Sports

    Dream start for World RX Champion Ekström

    The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship could not have been off to a better start from Audi and EKS’s point of view. The season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw Mattias Ekström triumph. In the final, the reigning world champion relegated Timo Scheider (D) and Andreas Bakkerud (N) to positions two and three. This victory immediately puts Ekström back at top of the drivers’ standings. In the teams’ classification, team world champions EKS are in the top spot tied on points with Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.

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