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04/17/18
Neckarsulm
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Audi Sport GmbH (formerly quattro GmbH)

Moving forward under a new name:  quattro GmbH becomes Audi Sport GmbH
Audi R8 V10 RWS

Born in motorsport, tested under the most extreme conditions and taken to series maturity. That is what the high-performance R/RS models from Audi Sport are all about, combining maximum prestige with everyday usability and unparalleled performance. The Audi Sport GmbH includes under its umbrella four pillars: the high-performance sports models as well as Audi Sport customer racing, customization in the form of the Audi exclusive program and the Audi Sport collection.

Audi Sport GmbH - formerly quattro GmbH - was established in 1983 as a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG. The company has been registered as a manufacturer of high-performance cars since 1996. Audi Sport GmbH headquarters are based in Neckarsulm. The Audi Sport High-performance R and RS models are produced at the Audi Sport facilities at “Böllinger Höfe” (R8) and at the Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt production sites. The company’s team of over 1120 employees are constantly breaking new ground in terms of exclusive customisation and unique brand experience.

Recent Press Releases

  • 06/06/18
    Company

    Ninth victory in a row: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine named “Engine of the Year” once again

    Audi continues its winning streak at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: For the ninth time in a row, the jury selected the brand’s 2.5 TFSI as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-liter category. Its 294 kW (400 hp) makes it the most powerful series-production five-cylinder on the global market.
  • 12/19/17
    Company

    Michael-Julius Renz becomes head of Audi Sport GmbH

    Michael-Julius Renz (60) is due to become the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. He follows Stephan Winkelmann (53), who will leave at the turn of the year to become president of Bugatti.
  • 11/02/17
    Models

    Sales launch for the new Audi RS 4 Avant

    The new Audi RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.8; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 200-199*) unites impressive driving performance with excellent suitability for everyday use. The model made its world debut at this year's IAA trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Customers in Germany and other European countries can order the Audi RS 4 Avant from Thursday, November 2, onward. The basic price is € 79,800.
  • 10/04/17
    Company

    Oliver Hoffmann takes over as the new Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport

    Oliver Hoffmann (40) took over as Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH on October 1. He succeeds Stephan Reil (52) in this role, and is now responsible for the upcoming product campaign from the Audi subsidiary brand. By 2020, the number of Audi Sport series production models is set to increase from 11 to 16.
  • 09/12/17
    Models

    Return of the RS icon: the new Audi RS 4 Avant

    Audi Sport GmbH celebrates the world debut of the new Audi RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.8; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 200-199*) at the IAA 2017. It combines high performance with tremendous everyday usability. Its 2.9 TFSI engine with 331 kW (450 hp) and 600 Nm of torque makes it the sporty vanguard of the A4 family. The standard quattro drive distributes the power of the V6 biturbo to all four wheels.
  • 09/11/17
    Models

    Puristic driving dynamics: the new Audi R8 V10 RWS

    The Audi Sport GmbH is extending its R8 model series to include a new derivative with rear-wheel drive. The Audi R8 V10 RWS (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.6 – 12.4, combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 286 – 283**) comes in a limited series of 999 units with both Coupé and Spyder variants. It will be rear-driven (Rear Wheel Series) and be built exclusively by hand at the Böllinger Höfe R8 factory.
  • 09/08/17
    Models

    Audi at the IAA 2017: Autonomous driving in three steps

    Progress in three levels: Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017. The new Audi A8 incorporates conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard. Two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. They also provide insights into the brand’s future Audi AI technologies. Other production models – from sporty to ultra-efficient – round off the motor show presence of the brand with the four rings.
  • 08/18/17
    Tradition

    Audi Sport at the Monterey Car Week

    The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287) will be making its debut appearance in the United States this weekend at the Monterey Car Week. Audi Sport is using the occasion to celebrate the long and successful motorsport involvement of the brand with the four rings. Current road and racing models will also be presented.
  • 08/10/17
    Models

    Red Dot Awards for the Brand Book of Audi Sport

    The new Audi Sport Brand Book has received three awards at this years “Red Dot Award: Communication Design”: The painstakingly produced Brand Book from Audi Sport GmbH took the renowned German in the categories “Books” and “Film Craft” - for the book itself and for two of the films produced for it.
  • 11/29/16
    Company

    Moving forward under a new name: quattro GmbH becomes Audi Sport GmbH

    quattro GmbH, established in Neckarsulm in 1983, is now operating as Audi Sport GmbH. With Stephan Winkelmann at the helm, this fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG currently has around 1,200 employees.
  • 02/23/16
    Company

    Stephan Winkelmann to be new CEO of quattro GmbH

    As of March 15, 2016, Stephan Winkelmann (51) will be the new CEO of quattro GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of AUDI AG, which produces and distributes the high performance R and RS models. Winkelmann was President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. since January 1, 2005. Heinz Hollerweger (62), the current Head of quattro GmbH, is to retire after almost 40 years of successful work for Audi.

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