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Audi urban concept

Audi is breaking new ground: The Audi urban concept technology study is a 1+1 vehicle for urban and metropolitan areas. The electric powered show car has four wheels, but does not fit into any current automobile category. Weighing just 480 kilograms (1,058.22 lb), the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racecar, a roadster, a fun car and a city car into a radical new concept. It has the potential to become the trendsetter for a new form of mobility.

Recent Press Releases

  • 08/17/11
    Models

    The Audi urban concept – a completely new kind of concept car

    Audi is once again opening up new horizons: the Audi urban concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The technical study being presented at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt does not fit under any of the conventional categories – the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept. In addition to a Sportback model, Audi is also presenting a Spyder variant.
  • 08/10/11
    Models

    The Audi urban concept – a completely new kind of concept car

    Audi is once again opening up new horizons: the Audi urban concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The technical study, which will be shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) 2011, does not fit under any of the conventional categories – the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept.

Basic Information

  • 05/13/16
    Models

    The new Audi A3 – even more attractive and dynamic

    The success model from Audi has become even more attractive: The Audi A3 approaches the starting line with new driver assistance systems and engines as well as newly designed headlights and taillights. Also new on board is the innovative operating and display concept, the Audi virtual cockpit. The new A3 is available as a three-door version*, a Sportback*, a Sedan* and as a Cabriolet*. The sport version of the Audi S3* comes with numerous innovations and has enhanced its dynamic potential even further. With the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* and the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron* the A3 series offers the most versatile line of drive systems in the compact segment. *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed in the last chapter of this document.
  • 05/10/16
    Company

    Overview of Audi

    Audi can look back on an eventful and successful year 2015: Customers took delivery of 1.8 million new Audi models, setting a new record for unit sales. In Europe and China, Audi confirmed its position as the most successful premium brand; in the United States, the Four Rings grew twice as fast as the overall market. Worldwide, more than 85,000 people work for the Audi Group (85,655 as of March 31, 2015), a new employment record. * The fuel consumption and emissions of all vehicles named in the text and available in the German market are provided in the list at the end of this basic information.
  • 05/04/16
    Sports

    Audi Sport TT Cup 2016

    The starting signal for the second season in the Audi Sport TT Cup: following its successful inaugural year with gripping races, the Audi one-make cup takes place in three countries and includes seven race weekends this year.
  • 05/02/16
    Models

    The Audi SQ7 TDI: first S model of the series

    The Audi SQ7 TDI*, the top model of the new Q7 family, is the most powerful and fastest diesel SUV on the market. Its new 4.0 TDI engine features a world first: An electric powered compressor helps it to outstanding drive-off performance. Yet it consumes just 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32.7 US mpg). The SQ7 TDI also leads the competition in other areas of technology. “In the SQ7 TDI, we are presenting a brand new engine: a dynamic four-liter V8 with the consumption figures of a six-cylinder,” said Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “Its electric powered compressor is a world first. It draws its power from a 48 volt electrical subsystem, which also supplies the new, electromechanical active roll stabilization. The Audi SQ7 TDI is also the technology leader with respect to assistance systems, chassis and connectivity,” added the Audi Board Member. *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed on the last page of this document.
  • 04/25/16
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    Audi TT RS Coupé and Audi TT RS Roadster: the sporty spearhead of the series

    400 hp power output, from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds, top speed of up to 280 km/h (174.0 mph): With the new aluminum five-cylinder engine, the TT RS Coupé* and TT RS Roadster* deliver outstanding performance. Available for the first time in a series-production Audi: OLED rear lights. Like the Audi virtual cockpit and the comprehensive infotainment range, they demonstrate “Vorsprung durch Technik”. *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed on the last page of this document.
  • 04/08/16
    Sports

    Audi in the 2016 DTM

    Last year, the Audi RS 5 DTM was the car to be beaten, so Audi Sport is entering the 2016 season with all the more ambitious aims: the brand sporting the red rhomb has firmly set its sights on the titles in the drivers,’ teams’ and manufacturers’ classifications.
  • 04/01/16
    Models

    The new Audi A4 allroad quattro – all-round car with offroad capabilities

    The new Audi A4 allroad quattro* is the most expressive way to drive an A4. It combines extroverted, customized design with maximum functionality. Its standard quattro drive combined with powerful and efficient engines makes it the perfect companion in any situation. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/22/16
    Sports

    Audi in the WEC 2016

    Audi is competing in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship WEC with its all-new Audi R18.
  • 03/03/16
    Company

    Audi at the Ingolstadt site

    The Audi Group’s biggest production site and the second-largest automobile plant in Europe, with more than half a million cars produced and more than 43,000 employees – those are the key figures for the Audi site in Ingolstadt in 2015. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
    Company

    AUDI AG Standort Neckarsulm

    As the biggest company in the prospering Heilbronn-Franken economic region, the Neckarsulm site of AUDI AG is also one of the most attractive employers in Baden-Württemberg. The city of Neckarsulm, named after the two rivers Neckar and Sulm, has approximately 26,600 inhabitants and provides 35,900 jobs. The Heilbronn-Franken region provides more than 367,500 jobs, with the automotive industry playing an important role. With more than 16,300 employees, Audi in Neckarsulm is the region’s biggest employer (as of December 31, 2015). * The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Aurangabad site

    AUDI AG has been producing automobiles at its site in Aurangabad in the Indian federal state of Maharashtra since September 2007. The Audi A3 Sedan*, Audi A4 Sedan*, Audi A6 Sedan* and the Audi Q3*, Audi Q5* and Audi Q7* are produced at the plant of Skoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL). In addition, SAIPL produces the Volkswagen Jetta as well as the Škoda models Yeti, Octavia* and Superb in Aurangabad. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Bratislava site

    In Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, AUDI AG has been producing its Audi Q7* premium automobile since late 2005. The Audi Q7 is built in the ultramodern plant of Volkswagen Slovakia out of several hundred components. A total of 81,708 Audi Q7 SUVs were produced there in 2015 (2014: 60,021).
  • 03/03/16
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    AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V.

    Audi has produced the Audi A1 family exclusively in Brussels, the European capital, since 2010. In 2015, approximately 116,250 automobiles drove off the production line there. In 2018, Audi will transfer production of the Audi A1* from Brussels to Martorell in Spain. Subsequently, production of the first purely electric-drive SUV from Audi will start in the capital of Belgium. The plant will also have its own battery production. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the site in China

    Audi has been active in China since 1988 and has been the leader in the country’s premium segment ever since. AUDI AG is represented in China through a joint venture and a one-hundred-percent subsidiary. The Audi joint venture FAW Volkswagen produces the models Audi A4 L*, Audi A6 L*, Audi Q3* and Audi Q5* in Changchun in Northern China. The Audi A6 L and the Audi A4 L were developed especially for China with a longer wheelbase. As of late 2016, the first locally produced Audi plug-in hybrid will drive off the assembly line in Changchun: the Audi A6 L e-tron. In the plant in Foshan in the South of China, the joint venture produces the Audi A3 Sportback* and the Audi A3 Sedan*. * The fuel consumption and emissions of all vehicles named in the text ands available in the German market are provided in the list at the end of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft.

    AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. develops and produces engines for AUDI AG and other companies of the Volkswagen Group in Győr, Hungary. In 2013, the company inaugurated a new automobile plant there covering the complete production process. In that year, Audi Hungaria started series production of the Audi A3 Sedan* and A3 Cabriolet*. Series production of the new Audi TT Coupe* and Audi TT Roadster* started in 2014. These models are meanwhile produced completely at the site in Hungary. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Jakarta site

    Audi’s automobile production in Indonesia started in January 2011. In cooperation with INDOMOBIL/Garuda Mataram Motor, the models Audi A4 1.8 TFSI*, Audi A6 2.0 TFSI* and Audi A6 2.8 FSI are to be assembled in so-called SKD (semi knocked down) production in the country’s capital, Jakarta. Garuda Mataram Motor distributes the Audi automobiles. Indonesia is regarded as the most important ASEAN country (Association of South-East Asian Nations). *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Kaluga site

    Audi assembles the models Audi A6* and Audi A8 L* at the site in Kaluga, Russia. In the semi knocked down (SKD) process, the automobiles are first fully assembled at Audi’s plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. They are then partially dismantled before the SKD kits are transported by rail to Kaluga. Assembly is carried out by Volkswagen Group RUS in accordance with the technical and quality specifications of AUDI AG. Audi has been assembling SKD kits in cooperation with Volkswagen Group Rus at the plant in Kaluga since 2009. Russia continues to be a strategically important market for AUDI AG, despite the difficult economic situation: 25,650 Audi models were sold there in 2015.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Martorell site

    Audi has been producing the Audi Q3* and the Audi RS Q3* at the SEAT site in Martorell near Barcelona in Spain since the spring of 2011. The compact, sporty SUV is produced with state-of-the-art equipment. In the fall of 2014, the second-generation Audi Q3 went into series production; the new Audi RS Q3 followed at the beginning of 2015. Last year, the number of cars produced was increased to 134,170 (2014: 112,815).
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi Tooling Barcelona

    Audi Tooling Barcelona (ATB) is based in Martorell in the region of Catalonia, Spain, and is active in the areas of toolmaking and plant engineering. The company can look back on a history of more than ten years. Its customers include SEAT as well as the Audi production plants, and it currently employs approximately 150 employees.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the San José Chiapa site

    A new plant is being created: Audi will produce the Audi Q5* at the site in San José Chiapa in Mexico as of 2016. The most up-to-date production plant in the Audi world is being created on the 460 hectare site (including a just-in-sequence park). At an altitude of 2,400 meters, it is the highest site in the Audi production network.
  • 03/03/16
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    Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

    Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is known for innovative, dynamic and highly passionate luxury super sports cars. The Italian brand, headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese in northeastern Italy, has been part of the Audi Group since 1998. * The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A

    Founded in 1926, Ducati now builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterised by performance engines with desmodromic distribution, innovative design, and avant-garde technology. The company produces a range of premium motorcycles with technical and design features that are relevant in the main market segments and grouped into six unique model families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Superbike. Model Year 2015 saw the introduction of the Ducati Scrambler: not just a new motorcycle but rather a new brand, offering a whole new world made up of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in self-expression.
  • 03/03/16
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    ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO S.p.A.

    Italdesign is a creative design company with worldwide operations. In 2010 the company became part of the Volkswagen Group, joining Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati; together, these brands constitute the Audi Group.
  • 03/01/16
    Models

    The Audi Q2: Urban, agile SUV with new design language

    Whether it is used for an off-road adventure or for everyday driving in a big city – the Audi Q2* is the all-round vehicle. Youthful and provocative in its styling and with all sorts of high-tech equipment on-board, it is now being presented to the public at the Geneva International Motor Show. *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed on the last chapter of this document.
  • 02/24/16
    Models

    The new Audi S4 and S4 Avant: at the peak of the model line and the segment

    The new Audi S4* and S4 Avant* assume top positions in the new A4 family. And they will be leaders in their class – with a newly developed engine, intelligent lightweight design and a package of innovative technologies from the full-size class, especially in terms of their connectivity and driver assistance systems. Audi has experienced great success with its sporty S models over a period of twenty years. The formula here is cultivated understatement – a modest sporty look plus superior performance plus the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The brand with the four rings is continuing this philosophy in the new S4 and S4 Avant. Both models are based on the second generation modular longitudinal platform, and they use high-tech in all areas. *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed on the last chapter of this document.
  • 02/23/16
    Sports

    Audi in GT racing 2016

    Audi has been active in international GT3 racing since 2009 and is one of the global players in this growth market. Audi Sport customer racing is the brand’s customer racing program. It is firmly rooted in four continents, has won 28 titles to date, and been economically successful as well. Audi built 137 race cars of the first generation. In 2015, the successor model – the Audi R8 LMS – debuted. It has been available to customer teams since the beginning of the 2016 motorsport season.
  • 02/17/16
    Technology

    quattro with ultra technology – the permanently available all-wheel drive system

    Audi opens a new chapter in the history of quattro: The new quattro with ultra technology combines driving dynamics and safety with high efficiency, making the all-wheel drive system fit for the future. The system is designed for numerous Audi models with longitudinally mounted front engines. An initial variant will debut in the new Audi A4 allroad quattro* in mid-2016. * The fuel consumption and emission values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 01/11/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    The Audi h-tron quattro concept

    The brand with the four rings is unveiling its concept car Audi h-tron quattro concept at the NAIAS 2016 in Detroit – a sporty SUV that uses hydrogen as its energy source. The concept car combines a highly efficient fuel cell achieving an output of up to 110 kW with a battery that provides a temporary boost of 100 kW. Audi’s fuel cell technology paves the way for sustainable mobility with the sporty performance for which the brand is renowned. The Audi h-tron quattro concept uses only around one kilogram (2.2 lb) of hydrogen per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi). It takes only about four minutes to fill the tank, giving the car a range of up to 600 kilometers (372.8 mi). The conspicuously aerodynamic design with a Cd value of 0.27 plays a major part in its outstanding efficiency. In another major step, Audi will go into production with its new technologies for piloted driving and parking in 2017 along with the next generation of the A8 luxury sedan. The technology study already provides a glimpse of things to come. *The collected fuel consumption of all models named here and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this Basic Info.
  • 01/06/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi at the CES 2016

    At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi is presenting its latest technologies – in the form of attractive solutions for today and visionary ideas for tomorrow. The world’s most important electronics show takes place January 6–9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).
  • 11/28/15
    Sports

    Audi in motorsport – 2015 season record

    The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, the Audi RS 5 DTM and the new Audi R8 LMS numbered among the protagonists of a thrilling and eventful 2015 motorsport season. In addition, the Audi Sport TT Cup celebrated a successful premiere.
  • 11/25/15
    Models

    The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro – new SUV expands portfolio of plug-in hybrid models

    Electric range of up to 56 kilometers (34.8 mi), in 6.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) and just 1.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (130.7 US mpg) on average – the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is groundbreaking with respect to dynamics and efficiency. The spacious SUV is the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a TDI engine and quattro drive. In every field of technology it showcases Audi’s high-tech competence. The Audi Q7 e-tron will be rolling into European dealerships with a generous list of standard equipment in spring 2016. The base price in Germany is 80,500 euros.
  • 11/09/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi future performance days 2015

    Audi is upping the pace of electric mobility. For every vehicle and drive concept, the company develops the best form of electrification – in terms of customer expectations, market conditions, costs, complexity and delight potential. New services such as rapid direct-current charging round off Audi’s premium electric mobility.
  • 10/26/15
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    The pinnacle of sportiness – the Audi S8 plus

    Audi is breaking the 600-hp barrier in the full-size sedan segment. The new Audi S8 plus* produces 445 kW (605 hp) and delivers 700 Nm (516.3 lb ft) to the crankshaft. Overboost temporarily increases the latter to 750 Nm (553.2 lb ft). The large sports sedan sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds. The electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph) can be optionally increased to 305 km/h (189.5 mph). *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 10/09/15
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    High tech all the way – the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant

    More powerful, more efficient, more intelligent: the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant feature numerous premium technologies which set higher benchmarks for their class. Elegant design blends with an innovative control concept, and lightweight construction meets new, efficient drivetrain solutions. The A4 and A4 Avant are also ahead of their peers in terms of infotainment and assistance systems. As a result, Audi drivers can look forward to a truly high-tech experience ― an innovative synthesis of technology and esthetics.
  • 09/14/15
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    All-electric into the automotive future – the Audi e-tron quattro concept

    Its design, with the extremely low drag coefficient of 0.25, was created in the wind tunnel; the powerful electric drive with up to 370 kW follows the e-tron quattro concept: The Audi e-tron quattro concept, the battery-electric technology study from Audi at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015, is a whole new caliber of sporty SUV. Its range of more than 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) gives it full everyday usability. Leading technical solutions in the areas of operation and piloted driving also offer a high level of comfort and convenience. The Audi e-tron quattro concept provides a foretaste of the first production electric car from the brand with the four rings, which is scheduled to launch in 2018.
  • 09/14/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    The Audi Model Range

    Audi Models in Frankfurt
  • 09/04/15
    Models

    High tech all the way – the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant

    More powerful, more efficient, more intelligent: the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant feature numerous premium technologies which set higher benchmarks for their class. Elegant design blends with an innovative control concept, and lightweight construction meets new, efficient drivetrain solutions. The A4 and A4 Avant are also ahead of their peers in terms of infotainment and assistance systems. As a result, Audi drivers can look forward to a truly high-tech experience ― an innovative synthesis of technology and esthetics. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 07/27/15
    Sports

    Audi Cup 2015

    Four matches with top-flight soccer clubs on two days – that’s the Audi Cup. Four big names in international soccer will be meeting at the Munich Allianz Arena on August 4 and 5 at the event billed as ‘In close touch with the best.’
  • 07/08/15
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    The fastest production Audi ever: the new Audi R8

    The previous model was already the sporty vanguard of the brand – and this applies to the second generation Audi R8* even more. The newly conceptualized high-performance sports car has been made even tauter and stronger, both on and off the race track. Embodied in its DNA is know-how acquired in the numerous car racing successes that Audi has achieved over the years – primarily in endurance racing events. The sport prototypes have won the 24 hours of Le Mans 13 times since 2000, and the R8 LMS contributed seven more overall victories in 24 hour races since 2009. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 06/25/15
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    Mission to moon: AUDI AG supports the German Team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

    Audi is taking off for the moon – together with the Part-Time Scientists team. The group of German engineers are working within the framework of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to transport an unmanned rover onto Earth’s natural satellite. Audi is supporting the Part-Time Scientists with its know-how in several fields of technology – from quattro drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving. The moon rover will be named the “Audi lunar quattro.”
  • 06/12/15
    Models

    Innovative technologies in the new Audi R8 model family

    At Audi, race cars and production cars have a lot in common in many technology areas – including their controls and displays. The best example is the similarity between the sport prototype Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the new production sports car, the Audi R8*. Their steering wheels and digital displays share a lot of common features. The high-performance sports car, which will go on sale in late summer, is part of a sporty model family together with the GT race car, the Audi R8 LMS, and the battery-electric powered Audi R8 e-tron. In its latest evolutionary stage, the Audi R8 offers more power, speed and endurance.
  • 05/24/15
    Technology

    Audi at CES Asia 2015

    The car of tomorrow is an integral part of the networked world. At CES Asia, Audi is showing how digital features can be systematically integrated into the automobile while considering the special market requirements of Asia. Today, there is a growing focus on technology fields related to automotive electronics. Lighting technologies, infotainment and connectivity, operating and display concepts as well as driver assistance systems and piloted driving. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this Basic Info.
  • 05/08/15
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    Lighter, more efficient and full of high-tech – The new Audi Q7

    The second generation of the Audi Q7* comes with a fascinating drive system, suspension system, assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity with innovative technology. The large SUV is up to 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) lighter than its predecessor and reduces CO2 emissions by as much as 50 g per kilometer (80.5 g/mi). Scheduled to follow shortly after the market launch of the Q7, the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a six-cylinder diesel engine and quattro drive. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this Basic Info.
  • 05/01/15
    Sports

    Audi Sport TT Cup 2015

    With a dedicated racing series for the Audi TT the brand with the four rings offers a new opportunity to enter the company’s successful motorsport world. The Audi Sport TT Cup will be held as part of the DTM starting in the 2015 season.
  • 04/22/15
    Sports

    Audi in the DTM 2015

    Audi has a clear strategic aim. The brand with the four rings is to become the premium automobile segment’s ‘number one.’ And in the DTM, Audi has firmly set its sights on being ‘number one’ as well. After winning the manufacturers’ title last season, the drivers’ title that last went to Audi in 2013 is to be recaptured this year.
  • 03/23/15
    Sports

    Audi in the WEC 2015

    For the first time in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC, four automobile manufacturers fight for overall victories during the 2015 season. Audi aims to win the title for the third time after 2012 and 2013 triumphs.
  • 03/10/15
    Sports

    Audi in GT racing 2015

    Since 2009, Audi has firmly established itself in the growth market of international GT3 racing – on a sporting level, the brand is credited with 26 championship victories, and with 136 race cars delivered the program is a commercial success. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Audi unveiled a fundamentally new R8 LMS, which sets new benchmarks in the aerodynamics, lightweight design and safety areas.
  • 03/09/15
    Company

    Innovation Forum 2015:

    Vorsprung durch Technik is the hallmark that defines Audi in all areas of automobile development and production. In Audi’s new Lighting Assistance Center in Ingolstadt, engineers are developing innovative lighting technologies, and in the Wind Tunnel they are working on the aerodynamic efficiency of Audi models. In production, Audi is paving the way for the “smart factory,” the intelligent, connected factory of the future. * The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed at the end of this document.
  • 02/16/15
    Technology

    Lighting

    Audi is the world’s leading brand for automotive lighting technology, and new solutions such as Matrix laser headlights continue to drive progress. In addition to its function, the lighting of Audi models is also of central importance as a design element. The lighting visualizes the brand’s core values – progressiveness, sportiness and sophistication to a great extent.
  • 02/02/15
    Models

    The new Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster – high-tech and emotion

    A modern classic relaunched: Audi introduces the third generation of the TT Roadster* and the second generation of the TTS Roadster*. The open-topped two-seater fascinates with its puristic sports car character, distinctive design, excellent dynamics and groundbreaking technology. One highlight is the Audi virtual cockpit, the digital instrument cluster.
  • 01/06/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    “Next Chapter” – Audi at 2015 International CES

    A four-core processor processing eight billion operations per second. A virtual tachometer with a needle that is rendered anew 60 times per second to ensure absolutely fluid motion. 3D sound to match a concert hall and appearing to come from every direction, an Audi tablet as a multimedia control panel and simple wireless communication between your mobile devices and your car all demonstrate how diverse the future of the automobile is at Audi. All this and convenience, too: piloted parking and innovative Audi wireless charging (AWC) technology pave the way for electric mobility. A laser headlight shining ahead hundreds of feet and a car lapping the famous Hockenheim speedway at 240 km/h (149.1 mph) without a driver – Audi is a leading and driving force in all technology areas relating to electronics and electrics. At CES in Las Vegas, the world’s most important electronics exhibition, Audi makes a splash with a host of new technologies.
  • 01/06/15
    Models

    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.
  • 12/04/14
    Models

    The new Audi A1 and A1 Sportback – more agility for the compact models

    Audi has extensively revised the A1* and the A1 Sportback* – the two compact models are now even sportier, more customized and attractive. In the thoroughly updated engine lineup, two new three-cylinder engines set the benchmark. The Audi S1* and S1 Sportback* are available for customers who prefer especially dynamic driving. * The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this BasisInfo.
  • 11/06/14
    Models

    The Audi Q3 – a winner with many new strengths

    The new Audi Q3* is more powerful, more efficient, more comfortable and more versatile. The compact premium SUV features Audi know-how in all fields of technology. * The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this BasisInfo.
  • 11/06/14
    Models

    The new Audi RS Q3

    The new Audi RS Q3*, the dynamic spearhead of the Q3 model series, is now even more distinctive and powerful. Its 2.5 TFSI engine satisfies the Euro 6 standard and produces 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft) of torque, the latter between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes just 4.8 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Average fuel consumption is 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers (28.0 US mpg), corresponding to 198 g CO2 per kilometer (318.7 g/km). The start stop system and the regulated oil pump contribute to this good value.
  • 10/20/14
    Models

    Full scope of Audi’s technological expertise – The new A6 model series

    The revised A6 model series* is launching with numerous new features on engines, transmissions, headlights and infotainment. The Audi A6 and the A6 Avant are even more powerful, efficient and sophisticated than ever. The versatile A6 allroad quattro and the S6, S6 Avant and RS 6 sport models also benefit from the model refresh. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this BasisInfo.
  • 09/03/14
    Models

    Third-generation dynamics – The new Audi TT and the TTS

    The Audi TT* has been renowned for its sporty and progressive design for over 15 years. Now the brand with the four rings is presenting the third generation of the Coupé. It embodies dynamics, emotion and technology in their purest forms – in design, the engines, chassis and the innovative operating concept. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this BasisInfo.
  • 07/14/14
    Technology

    The Audi TDI – Tech Workshop 2014

    Audi is celebrating a very special anniversary in 2014 – 25 years of TDI. At the IAA in Frankfurt am Main in fall 1989, the company presented the Audi 100 equipped with a 2.5 TDI, a fully electronically-controlled diesel engine with direct injection. The brand with the four rings has since then continuously increased its lead in this field of technology and established new milestones.
  • 07/14/14
    Models

    Even more attractive, powerful and efficient – The new Audi A7 Sportback

    The Audi A7 Sportback has been thoroughly revised. This large, five-door coupe boasts enhanced technology and even better performance in a number of areas – engines, transmissions, headlights and infotainment.
  • 06/20/14
    Models

    Sporty and highly efficient – The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    The A3 Sportback e-tron combines sporty power, high efficiency and an emotional driving experience with uncompromising everyday utility. A 1.4 TFSI engine and an electric motor work together in its parallel plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The system output of 150 kW (204 hp) is transferred to the front wheels via a newly developed six-speed S tronic. Its sporty character positions the A3 Sportback e-tron as a new highlight in the A3 family. It accelerates to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 222 km/h (137.9 mph). Average fuel consumption according to the ECE standard is just 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (156.8 US mpg) – a CO2 equivalent of 35 grams per kilometer (56.3 g/mile).
  • 03/13/14
    Models

    The Audi S1 and the Audi S1 Sportback – the dynamic benchmark in their class

    A great name makes a comeback: Audi is presenting the S1 and the S1 Sportback (7.0 / 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers [33.60 / 33.13 US mpg]; 162 / 166 grams of CO2 per kilometer [260.71 / 267.15 g/mile]). The new Audi S1 is the unrivalled embodiment of a compact sports car. All the modifications to the Audi S1, including the new four-link rear axle, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the powerful 2.0 TFSI producing 170 kW (231 hp) and 370 Nm (272.90 lb-ft) of torque make it agile and dynamic. Its fully fledged everyday practicality makes it the ideal driving machine for daily needs. These characteristics turn the Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback into the benchmark in their class.
  • 03/11/14
    Models

    The New Audi TT: emotive Technology

    The Audi TT compact sports car has been demonstrating its unique character since it made its series debut in 1998. This year sees the launch of the third generation of this stylish Coupé. Emotion, dynamism and high-tech in their purest form unite in the design, drive, running gear and innovative operation of the new TT.
  • 01/07/14
    Audi MediaCenter

    Next Generation – Audi at the International CES

    “Next Generation” is the motto under which Audi is appearing with a virtual fireworks display of innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas from January 6 - 10, 2014. Audi is showing its future solutions for the megatrends piloted driving, infotainment, connectivity, operation and display, and its groundbreaking lighting technologies at the world’s most important consumer electronics trade show.
  • 11/18/13
    Company

    Element of growth strategy: the new Audi production facility in Münchsmünster

    The Audi site in Ingolstadt has been growing for many years. Expansion in the region is necessary. Due to the good transport connections, a new Audi manufacturing facility has been created in Münchsmünster. The 48-hectare (118 acre) site is located approximately 30 kilometers east of Ingolstadt. A competence center is located there on a site of 31 hectares for the production of die-cast aluminum structural parts, hot- and cold-formed pressed parts and suspension components. Production is now running at full speed with more than 700 employees working three shifts.
  • 11/06/13
    Models

    Sporty, elegant and open – The new Audi A3 Cabriolet

    The new Audi A3 Cabriolet is instantly at the top of its class. The compact four-seater with its elegant soft top fascinates with new engines, systematic lightweight design, multifaceted networking and highly advanced assistance systems.
  • 11/06/13
    Models

    The Audi S3 Sedan

    Impressive power and groundbreaking efficiency: The Audi S3 Sedan sets new standards. Its 2.0 TFSI is a high-output engine, producing 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque, yet consumes on average with S tronic just 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (34.09 US mpg). The uncompromising chassis and systematic lightweight construction underscore the dynamic character of the four-door model. You can find the presskit for mobile devices .
  • 10/16/13
    Models

    The sportiest premium sedan in the full-size class – the new Audi A8

    A multitude of high-end technologies, systematic lightweight construction and excellent comfort: Audi presents a thoroughly revised version of its successful A8 flagship. Its engines have become even more powerful and efficient; new assistance systems and the innovative Matrix LED headlights make for even more superior driving.
  • 09/23/13
    Models

    The fascination of open-top dynamism – The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

    Dynamic performance where the sky’s the limit: the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible built by quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm offers a scintillating combination of elegance and dynamism. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, with its 331 kW (450 hp) accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds. Sophisticated drivetrain and chassis solutions round out the package. The presskit for mobile devices is available here.
  • 09/23/13
    Models

    The Audi RS 7 Sportback – Dynamics at their most beautiful

    The Audi RS 7 Sportback unites design and dynamics, combining the strengths of a large, five-door coupé and a sports car. Its 4.0 TFSI engine with biturbo turbocharging produces 412 kW (568 hp) and 700 Nm (515.29 lb-ft) of torque. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes 3.9 seconds. An option raises the electronically limited top speed to 305 km/h (189.52 mph). Despite this impressive performance, the large, five-door coupé consumes an average of just 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (24.00 US mpg). With their powerful engines, the RS models are the dynamic spearhead of the Audi range. quattro GmbH is responsible for their special character and consistently sporty design. The AUDI AG subsidiary is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The abbreviation “RS” represents many things: the most powerful engine within a model line, quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the pinnacle of dynamic performance, an understated look and comprehensive everyday practicality.
  • 07/08/13
    Company

    quattro GmbH

    quattro GmbH was established in 1983 as a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG. The company began to market an exclusive collection of lifestyle articles in 1985. In 1995, quattro GmbH presented an extensive customisation range for Audi models for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company has been registered as a manufacturer of high-performance cars since 1996. quattro GmbH models are produced at the quattro GmbH production facility in Neckarsulm (Audi R8) and at the Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt sites (Audi RS 3, RS 4, RS 5). Here, the company’s team of around 830 employees are constantly breaking new ground in terms of exclusive customisation.
  • 07/08/13
    Models

    The Audi RS 5 Coupé

  • 06/12/13
    Company

    Audi expands its Hungarian site in Győr into a fully-fledged car factory

    AUDI AG has expanded its site in Győr into a complete automobile factory. The expansion, which represents an investment volume of more than €900 million, is creating 2,100 new jobs in the northwest of Hungary. The first models to roll off the new production lines will be the Audi A3 Sedan and the S3 Sedan.
  • 06/12/13
    Company

    Audi Hungaria: in the press shop

    320 meters long, 58 meters wide and 17 meters high –Hall G 55, the press shop, isn’t the biggest building of the Audi Hungaria plant in Győr. But it’s something like the cornerstone of the production process – the section where the production of each individual car begins. The building’s foundations consist of a seamless slab of reinforced concrete 1.5 meters thick and eight meters below the surface of the ground. The slab is supported by 360 bored piles 15 meters long and 0.8 meters in diameter.
  • 06/11/13
    Models

    Foray into the world’s largest market segment: the Audi A3 Sedan and S3 Sedan

    The Audi A3 Sedan is a born winner. This sporty four-door model with an elegantly flowing notchback bears all the strengths of Audi’s successful A3 model line. Three engines will be available for this sedan starting this summer. The top-of-the-line model will appear before long: the Audi S3 Sedan with 221 kW (300 hp). It represents Audi’s foray into a new market segment.
  • 04/08/13
    Models

    The new Audi S3 – Compact Sports Appeal

    The new Audi S3 offers superior performance and groundbreaking efficiency. The 2.0 TFSI produces 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. With the optional six-gear S tronic it takes the top model in the range from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.8 seconds, though on average only consumes 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (34.09 US mpg). The third generation of the lightweight premium compact car sets new standards in its segment. You can find the Presskit for mobile Devices here: www.audi-presskit.de/rs6_avant_s3
  • 01/08/13
    Technology

    Audi presents new technologies at the CES

    Audi will be presenting its new electrics/electronics technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The show booth will be devoted to networking the car with its environment – with a particular focus on future piloted driving and mobile communications. Other show highlights include sound and lighting technologies. If you own a mobile device, you can find the specially tailored press folder here.
  • 11/12/12
    Models

    The new Audi A3 Sportback – sporty versatility

    Sporty, versatile and functional – Audi presents the new A3 Sportback. The compact five-door model with the spacious luggage compartment is groundbreakingly light thanks to ultra lightweight technology. The engines are powerful and highly efficient. The infotainment and driver assistance systems available in the new A3 Sportback set new standards in the premium compact segment.
  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi future energies

  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi future engines

  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi urban future

  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi future lab: mobility

    Future mobility will be very diverse, and Audi plans to offer the right drive concept at the right time to every customer on every market. To this end, the brand is developing a broad-based portfolio of new technologies: in its TDI and TFSI engines, hybrid drives and electrified vehicles – the Audi e-tron models.
  • 07/09/12
    Models

    The Audi Q5 – new power for a winner

    The Audi Q5 combines the sports appeal of a sedan with high variability of its interior space and many practical solutions for recreation and everyday driving. Audi has further sharpened the profile of its performance SUV in this facelift – in its styling, infotainment systems, assistance systems and engines. The Audi Q5 hybrid quattro is impressive in its fuel economy, and the new SQ5 TDI – the first S model from Audi with a diesel engine – rounds out the model lineup upwards.
  • 05/09/12
    Technology

    High-voltage battery project house at the Ingolstadt/Gaimersheim site

    Audi is pressing ahead with its electric mobility activities and is launching operation of its new high-voltage battery project house. Located in Gaimersheim, not far from the Ingolstadt plant, more than 100 specialists are working on energy storage devices for electric drives and are looking at all the key aspects – from development and manufacture through to testing the battery systems.
  • 05/06/12
    Models

    Workshop Audi A3

    The new Audi A3 showcases Audi’s technical competence in all aspects of carmaking. Ultra lightweight construction methods have resulted in a pioneeringly low weight of the progressively designed premium compact, its engines are powerful and yet highly efficient, and its interior offers an ambiance full of sporty elegance, precision and quality. In its mobile infotainment and driver assistance systems, the car offers technologies that set new benchmarks in this market segment.
  • 03/26/12
    Models

    Luxury sedan with systematic efficiency –The Audi A8 hybrid

    The Audi A8 hybrid, which will be at dealers in the spring, is the only European full-hybrid in the segment and is also the world’s most efficient luxury-class hybrid sedan. Its 2.0 TFSI and the electric motor together produce 180 kW (245 hp) of system power. The brand’s flagship consumes on average just 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (37.34 US mpg).
  • 03/26/12
    Models

    Luxury sedan with systematic efficiency – The Audi A8 hybrid

    The Audi A8 hybrid, which will be at dealers in the spring, is the only European full-hybrid in the segment and is also the world’s most efficient luxury-class hybrid sedan. Its 2.0 TFSI and the electric motor together produce 180 kW (245 hp) of system power. The brand’s flagship consumes on average just 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (37.34 US mpg).
  • 03/08/12
    Technology

    Networked mobility – Audi at CeBIT

    Audi, the leading brand in automotive infotainment, will present itself at the CeBIT in Hanover, Germany for the first time ever. Under the “Audi connect” banner, the brand will present current and future solutions for mobile IT applications at the world’s largest trade fair for information technology from March 6 to 10. The highlight at Audi’s trade-fair stand is the new A3: its modular infotainment platform represents a significant engineering breakthrough.
  • 03/05/12
    Models

    A statement about competence – Audi A3

    The new A3, which celebrates its premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, presents the combined technological competence of Audi in compact format. In its lightweight body, the architectures of its interior and user interfaces – the three-door car is once again setting standards in its class. Its engines impress with their efficiency and power, and the range of driver assistance systems and infotainment solutions is unparalleled in the premium compact class.
  • 02/20/12
    Models

    Power intensified – the Audi RS 5 Coupé

    The Audi RS 5 Coupé is a model athlete, with tremendous power packed into a two-door body sporting an even sharper design. The 4.2-liter V8 produces 331 kW (450 hp); the seven-speed S tronic and the quattro drivetrain deliver the power to all four wheels. The RS 5 Coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.5 seconds, and its top speed can be increased to an electronically governed 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request.
  • 01/10/12
    Technology

    Audi at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas - intelligent networking with Audi connect

    The key word ‘Audi connect’ stands for networked mobility – it refers to a technical field in which Audi is the global leader. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the brand is presenting its current technologies and future projects. Especially interesting are the new solutions in hardware and user control in the new Audi A3.
  • 11/21/11
    Technology

    Audi active safety workshop The new Audi driver assistance systems and lighting technologies

    Audi is the driving force in the area of driver assistance systems. Its development engineers are working constantly on new technologies – from the traffic jam assistant to automatic emergency braking – intended to make driving even more convenient and safe. Lighting technology, a prime Audi domain, is also a key aspect of active safety.
  • 10/10/11
    Models

    Cultivated dynamics and systematic efficiency – the Audi S8

    The new Audi S8 is a luxury sedan with superior dynamics. Its newly developed 4.0 TFSI develops an impressive 382 kW (520 hp), but consumes just 10.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (23.06 US mpg) – thanks in part to new cylinder on demand technology. The advanced chassis, the ultra-lightweight aluminum body and the richly appointed interior round out the profile of the S8, a model athlete that is scheduled for market launch in early summer 2012.
  • 09/13/11
    Models

    The Audi A2 concept

    With the A2 concept technology study, Audi is offering a peek at electric driving in the megacities of the future. The purely electric powered A2 concept is a classic space concept: a premium vehicle for metropolitan areas featuring generous amounts of space and composed road manners.

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