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Audi stands for sporty vehicles, high build quality and progressive design – for “Vorsprung durch Technik.” Founded in 1899 as Horch & Cie. Motorwagen-Werke by August Horch, today the company is among the world’s leading producers of premium cars. The company’s innovation capability is one reason behind its success. Audi has always had a tradition of making automotive history: from quattro permanent all-wheel drive, through lightweight construction based on the aluminum Audi Space Frame, to present-day models capable of automated driving. The first all-electric series-production Audi e-tron has been officially in production at Audi Brussels since September 2018 – on the world’s first carbon-neutral volume automotive production line in the premium segment. Audi believes sustainable action starts with the procurement process and extends right up to the recycling of the vehicle. The company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide and is growing continuously. AUDI AG delivered around 1.812.500 new Audi brand cars to customers during 2018. The company currently employs 90,000 people worldwide, of which over 60,000 are employed at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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  • 05/23/19
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    Annual General Meeting 2019

    At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area.
  • 05/13/19
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    For the Mobility of Tomorrow - IN-Campus Technology Park for Audi and the Ingolstadt Region

    The abbreviation “IN” denotes innovation: With the IN-Campus, AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt have gotten a strategic investment off the ground. Both partners will work together to remediate the site of a former oil refinery and transform this industrial wasteland into a campus. The focus is on the development work for future-oriented projects. The future technology park IN-Campus is designed to be open, sustainable and close to nature. The first construction jobs are well under way.
  • 03/14/19
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    Annual Press Conference 2019

    On the occasion of its Annual Press Conference on March 14, 2019 in Ingolstadt, AUDI AG will present the key figures for the year 2018 and will provide an outlook for the year 2019.
  • 03/15/18
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    Annual Press Conference of AUDI AG 2018

    On the occasion of its Annual Press Conference on March 15, 2018 in Ingolstadt, AUDI AG presented the key figures for the year 2017 and provided an outlook for the year 2017. The press conference was live-streamed. Following the speeches of the Board Members, Audi broadcasted the Q&A session.
  • 11/22/17
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    Tech Day Quality

    Quality is a core competence of the brand with the four rings. To inspire with quality leadership in the premium segment is Audi’s aspiration with regard to the mobility of the future. Audi customers have expectations for the function, comfort, value and reliability of their cars that are every bit as great as those of people using premium mobility and other services – and that will hold even more true in the future.
  • 07/11/17
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    Audi.Vorsprung.2025

    On the way to becoming the premium digital car company, Audi has launched the biggest transformation in its corporate history. The brand is becoming digital throughout and sustainably economical in order to redefine urban mobility. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is disruptive. Every market player is duty bound to invent something completely new from the ground up. Otherwise, there’s a risk of being left behind by the competition; not least by those who have only recently emerged onto the mobility market with new approaches, services and ideas. Just how inspired Audi is by this challenge can be seen in Barcelona. It reflects the very essence of the company and its employees. Vorsprung is in Audi’s DNA – it describes the approach that the company has always taken when driving forward its activities. An approach that Audi will also continue to pursue in the future, ensuring customers are offered solutions that create Vorsprung for them too.
  • 09/30/16
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    AUDI AG opens automobile plant in Mexico

    A new plant goes online: On September 30, 2016, Audi dedicated its new production site in San José Chiapa, Mexico (state of Puebla) – the 12th plant in the Audi production network. Audi is producing the premium Audi Q5 SUV for the global market on a production site measuring 400 hectares (988.4 acres). This will be the first time the company has produced a model for the global market at a location outside of the European continent. The most advanced production site in the Audi world is also located at the highest elevation of any of the company's sites, at 2,400 meters (7,874.0 ft).
  • 05/02/16
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    Audi Late Light Show

    Audi is to present an impressive 3D video mapping light show at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in advance of the world premiere of the new Audi A5 Coupe. On six consecutive evenings starting on Wednesday, May 25, visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular light show by the renowned Hungarian group of artists “Maxin10sity.” Everyone is invited to the show – art fans, Audi employees and their families, as well as people from the region and beyond – when the 2,300-square-meter surface of the building on the Audi Piazza is transformed into a unique work of art during the “Audi Late Light Show.” Entry will be free of charge.

Recent Press Releases

  • 11/12/19
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    Audi wins two “Golden Steering Wheel” awards The A1 and the e-tron win their classes

    Double win for Audi in the “Golden Steering Wheel 2019” contest: The A1 Sportback and the fully electric e-tron won in their respective categories “Small Cars” and “Large SUV.” Readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag voted to determine the finalists. An international panel of experts crowned the winners from these nominations.
  • 11/11/19
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    Mobility offering expands: large-scale rollout of Audi on demand in Germany

    Whether Hamburg, Munich or Berlin, the service for flexible premium mobility Audi on demand is gaining momentum in Germany with the dealership partners and cooperation partner Sixt. Audi on demand has been available at 15 locations in German dealerships since September and is being gradually expanded. 50 selected Sixt stations, predominantly at airports and train stations, are now part of the Audi on demand network. By the end of the year, the number of German locations will rise to 100, with the rollout in Europe due to follow in stages from 2020.
  • 11/08/19
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    Audi increases deliveries in October by 26.8 percent to around 149,150 cars

    AUDI AG delivered around 149,150 cars to customers worldwide in October. This represents a 26.8 percent increase on the prior-year period. All three core regions performed positively: In China, an increase of 6.0 percent represents a new record figure for deliveries. In North America, the Four Rings increased deliveries by 15.6 percent. In Europe, deliveries were up a formidable 68.6 percent, with extraordinary effects from 2018 contributing to the strong growth. Since the start of the year Audi has delivered around 1,506,250 cars worldwide, down just 1.2 percent year-on-year.
  • 11/08/19
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    Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation: How do we shape a future worth living?

    On the occasion of its tenth anniversary on November 13, the Audi Environmental Foundation is issuing invitations to a lecture and discussion evening with three environmentalists and sustainability experts. The speakers will provide an overview of the state of our planet and address the question of how commitment to climate protection could look in the future. The Foundation is presenting its projects under the motto “Ten years of Greenovation.”
  • 11/05/19
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    Audi to launch global brand campaign and partner with 72andSunny Amsterdam

    Audi will launch a new global brand campaign in 2020 focussing on the realignment of the Four Rings. More than ever before, insights and communication trends from the company’s worldwide network will be incorporated along the lines of global brand management. Audi has now partnered with 72andSunny, an internationally renowned creative company, for this project.
  • 11/05/19
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    Audi adopts “overspray-free painting” in series production

    Protecting the environment and cutting costs: Using the method known as overspray-free painting, Audi is now able to apply two different colors in the same painting process. The new technique is being adopted for the first time for the “edition one” limited-edition models of the A4 Sedan* and A5 Coupé*, which were updated in 2019. The customer has the option of choosing a roof in brilliant black. Audi is the first car manufacturer to adopt this environmentally friendly technique in series production.
  • 10/31/19
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    AUDI AG: Robust figures for the third quarter

    In a challenging second half of the year, the Audi Group stabilized its deliveries and posted robust figures for the third quarter. Adjusted for the effects of deconsolidating the multi-brand importers, revenue was higher than in the prior-year period. Operating profit reflects the decrease in deliveries and ongoing high upfront expenditure for the future. Cash generation continues to be a strength of the Audi Group: A net cash flow of €3.3 billion confirms the company’s first-class solvency. With a view to the full year, the Audi Group now anticipates a slight increase in deliveries compared with 2018 and affirms its forecast for its key financial metrics.
  • 10/28/19
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    Audi electrifies Munich: new, free charging, parking and shuttle service at airport

    Audi is launching a free initiative for all electric and plug-in hybrid car owners at Munich Airport, under the name of “Charge & Fly”: Until the end of the year, interested drivers can recharge their electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle with green power while they are away, and park for free.
  • 10/25/19
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    Virtual robots support Audi employees working on PCs

    Colleague robot moves into the office: Audi is now developing bots to carry out monotonous tasks for employees at PC workstations. The digital robots can perform tasks such as entering data or creating standardized reports faster, more efficiently and without errors. The company wants to relieve its employees of such work so that they can concentrate on complex and value-adding tasks. For this purpose, Audi built up development expertise in the area of robotic process automation (RPA) last year. In mid-2019, Audi IT founded a center of excellence that provides the central platform for RPA.
  • 10/25/19
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    Audi brings its MQ! Innovation Summit to China

    Audi is inviting pioneers, visionaries and technical experts from all over the world to Beijing for the third MQ! Innovation Summit to discuss new approaches to innovation topics and the mobility of the future. Sustainability, electric mobility, artificial intelligence, automated driving: These are some of the main topics that will be addressed in keynote speeches and examined in workshops with all the participants.
  • 10/23/19
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    Five years of Audi Neuburg – a true success story

    Motorsport, driving events and biodiversity; all part of Audi Neuburg. The land was acquired in January 2010, groundbreaking took place in summer 2012, and the 47-hectare high-tech facility was officially opened in summer 2014. Five years later, Neuburg at Danube is not only an Audi site but also a magnet for visitors. In that time, 115,000 people have dropped by, and around 60,000 customers from more than 50 countries have taken driving and safety courses. Audi Neuburg is the home of the Audi driving experience and the Motorsport Competence Center with Audi Motorsport and Audi Sport customer racing. Technical Development also tests driver assist and safety systems here. There are roughly 400 employees working at the site, which has a carbon-neutral energy supply. Habitats for numerous species of animals and plants have been created on the site.
  • 10/21/19
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    Electrifying full-size sedan: the Audi A6 55 TFSI e quattro

    Audi is expanding its portfolio of electrified models consistently: Five powerful cars with plug-in hybrid drive are making their debut in the second half of 2019 alone. Presales of the A6 55 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.1–1.9 (112.0 – 123.8 US mpg); combined energy consumption in kWh/100 km*: 17.9 – 17.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 47 – 43 (75.6 – 69.2 g/mi) are starting in Germany. With its system output of 270 kW (367 PS), it delivers a confident performance.
  • 10/21/19
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    Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit

    Achieving economic progress and social justice consistent with the ecological limits of our planet: The United Nations has set 17 goals for a sustainable future worth living. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the focus of the tenth One Young World Summit. Audi and the Audi Environmental Foundation are enabling 26 employees and external scholarship holders to participate in the global forum, which is taking place in London from October 22 to 25.
  • 10/16/19
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    Luxury meets efficiency: the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro

    With the new A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.7 – 2.5 (87.1 – 94.1 US mpg); combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 21.2 – 20.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 61 – 57* (98.2 – 91.7 g/mi)), Audi is offering its customers electric driving in the luxury class for the first time. The combination of plug-in hybrid drive and intelligent drive management allows distances of up to 46 kilometers (28.6 mi) (measured in accordance with WLTP) to be covered with electric drive alone, turning a large portion of daily journeys into an emissions-free and nearly silent driving experience. The system power of 330 kW (449 PS) and system torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) ensure impressive vehicle dynamics.
  • 10/10/19
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    “come with me” celebrates 10-year anniversary at Audi

    “Interessieren – Informieren – Ausprobieren” (Interest – Inform – Try it out) – that is the theme of the come with me program. Audi has been supporting the initiative to get school students interested in technology for a decade now, and around 500 young people from schools in the region have so far taken part in the Audi project. The initiators, the Bavarian Employers’ Associations for the Metalworking and Electrical Industries (bayme vbm e. V.), honor the brand with the four rings and other companies on Thursday for their long-standing cooperation. The anniversary event will be hosted by Audi.
  • 10/09/19
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    Audi in September: Worldwide deliveries increased by 4.5 percent

    The Four Rings closed September with deliveries up 4.5 percent year-on-year. Last month the company delivered around 145,400 units. The picture was mixed among the core regions: While deliveries in Europe (+33.1%) increased sharply due to prior-year effects, the figures for deliveries in North America (-13.8%) and China (-3.3%) were down year-on-year. Since January the carmaker delivered around 1,357,100 premium automobiles to customers, reducing the cumulative decline to 3.6 percent.
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    Road map E: Audi in the era of electric mobility

    Audi is transforming into a provider of electric mobility—a process that involves all areas of the company. After all, the brand with the four rings intends to put more than 30 electrified models on the market by 2025, which constitutes a 40 percent share in sales. In doing so, Audi is consistently pursuing the path of sustainable mobility. Accordingly, the areas of Procurement and Production are also aligning themselves more strongly with sustainability-related criteria. The skills and experiences from the development and production of the Audi e-tron* will be incorporated into the upcoming projects for the all-electric models. The activities are flanked by comprehensive training and development concepts.
  • 10/02/19
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    Audi, the city of Ingolstadt and Telekom cooperate on 5G technology

    Audi and Deutsche Telekom are entering into a pioneering 5G technology partnership together with the city of Ingolstadt. This was announced by the three partners at the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Ingolstadt on Wednesday. The goal is to use the new 5G technology to make urban mobility safer, more digital and more sustainable.
  • 09/30/19
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    Audi Hungaria: Alfons Dintner to become new CEO as of October 1

    Alfons Dintner will take over as Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria on October 1. He succeeds Achim Heinfling, who will take over as Plant Manager at the Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt. Alfons Dintner is moving to Győr from Ingolstadt, where he was responsible for managing the Pre-Series Center of AUDI AG.
  • 09/30/19
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    “Chefsache Inklusion” network meeting at Audi

    “Chefsache Inklusion”, which means “inclusion is a management issue”, is the theme for today’s meeting of decision-makers from associations and business in Ingolstadt. They are offering advice on how inclusion can succeed in the work environment. The expert forum is organized by the Berufsförderungswerke vocational training centers in Nuremberg and Munich, and the host this year is Audi.
  • 09/30/19
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    Start of the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback at Audi Hungaria

    Audi Hungaria is starting production of the two most powerful Audi Q3 derivatives: The Audi RS Q3 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 8.9–8.8; combined CO2 emissions g/km*: 203–202) and the RS Q3 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 8.9–8.8; combined CO2 emissions g/km*: 204–202). The two sport compacts offer outstanding performance, athletic design, and maximum everyday usability. The legendary five-cylinder engine from Győr provides a special driving experience.
  • 09/27/19
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    Four Rings opens largest Audi Center in Scandinavia

    Together with Swedish dealer Din Bil in Kista, Audi has opened one of the most modern and largest Audi Centers in Scandinavia. With a digital Customer Private Lounge, state-of-the-art workstations and a flexible building, the Audi Center Kista is optimally prepared for the future. It places the customer even more squarely center stage in line with the new Audi strategy “Consistently customer.”
  • 09/27/19
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    Leadership change at the Ingolstadt site: Achim Heinfling takes over as new Plant Manager

    From Győr to Ingolstadt: Achim Heinfling, currently Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt., will become the new Plant Manager at the headquarters of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. Heinfling succeeds current Plant Manager Albert Mayer on October 1, 2019.
  • 09/20/19
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    Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

    Audi and the Volkswagen Group are among the first automobile manufacturers to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement. The company has set itself the ambitious goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2025 – compared with reference year 2015 and over the entire product lifecycle. In the long term, Audi is pursuing the vision of CO2-neutral mobility and aims to be climate-neutral throughout the company on balance by 2050.
  • 09/13/19
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    Audi promotes dialogue on dementia

    Audi is inviting its employees and the general public to a series of events about dementia from September 17 to 19. The program at the Ingolstadt site was developed in cooperation with Audi BKK and famPLUS GmbH and is tailored to family members of people dealing with dementia as well as interested members of the public.
  • 09/12/19
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    It’s good for the environment and employees: Audi trials new sealing process at the paint shop

    At its paint shop in Győr, Hungary, Audi is testing a new method of body sealing. Before a car is given its paint finish, a paste-like sealing material is applied to areas such as the weld seams. This improves vehicle acoustics, guards against corrosion and seals off the interior. The new method grants complete freedom in determining the thickness and width of material to be applied. This makes it possible to apply the sealing material more quickly and with supreme precision.
  • 09/06/19
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    Audi closes August with around 150,100 automobiles delivered

    Audi delivered around 150,100 automobiles to customers worldwide last month. 2.5 percent less than a year ago. In August 2018, the sale of models in stock particularly in Europe had contributed to exceptionally high growth in deliveries. As such, Audi saw deliveries fall 4.7 percent on the home continent last month. Deliveries rose in North America (+0.9% to around 25,650 cars). In the Chinese market, demand increased by 2.0 percent to 58,580 units. The cumulative decline in worldwide deliveries was down 4.5 percent.
  • 09/03/19
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    70 years of Audi in Ingolstadt: three special exhibitions at the Audi Forum

    Audi has been building cars at the Ingolstadt site for 70 years. The heart of the Group beats in this Bavarian city on the Danube: Ingolstadt is where AUDI AG has its headquarters and operates its largest production site worldwide. To mark the 70th anniversary of the company in Ingolstadt, Audi is presenting insights into the history of the four rings. Three special exhibitions entitled “Audi in Ingolstadt: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow” were opened simultaneously today in the Audi Forum by Albert Mayer, plant manager at the Ingolstadt site, and Thomas Frank, Managing Director of Auto Union GmbH. The highlight is the extraordinary temporary exhibition “W49” in the Audi museum mobile, which lasts until the end of February 2020. Two additional exhibitions are open to Audi employees and all interested members of the public until September 21, 2019.
  • 08/29/19
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    New, sustainable training and education programs at Audi

    The Audi locations Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are preparing for the future: In line with the new demands of tomorrow’s mobility, Audi is also expanding its range of programs for school and university students. They will have the chance to apply for the coming year for new degree programs and an expanded range of vocational training at the locations. To promote digitalization in the learning process, Audi is introducing a new online learning platform into its training program through which trainers and trainees can network across multiple locations.
  • 08/29/19
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    Girls for Technology Camp 2019: girl power at Audi in Ingolstadt

    Experiencing the world of technology at Audi: 14 schoolgirls from all over Bavaria took advantage of their chance to do just that at this year’s “Girls for Technology Camp” at Audi in Ingolstadt. The participants, ages 12 to 14, were able to take on the role of apprentices at the premium car brand during the summer school break.
  • 08/27/19
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    Audi grieves for Ferdinand Piëch

    The Board of Management of AUDI AG expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch on behalf of all employees. In commemoration in all plants worldwide the flag is set to half-mast. Piëch was a member of the brand with the Four Rings for more than twenty years, most recently as Chairman of the Board of Management for almost five years from 1988 to the end of 1992.
  • 08/26/19
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    Ten countries in 24 hours: Audi e-tron on tour

    Ten European countries in 24 hours – the Audi e-tron (combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km*: 26.4 - 22.9 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEDC), combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (0 g/mi)) has impressively demonstrated its long-distance qualities. On August 20, nine journalists set out on the tour stretching over 1,600 km (994.2 mi) from Lake Bled in Slovenia to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The electric SUV with its long range and short charging stops proved to be a compelling proposition. Combined with its powerful drive and comfortable interior, it turns electric touring into a premium experience.
  • 08/23/19
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    Active summer for Audi Summer Kids

    More than 200 Audi Summer Kids enjoyed an exciting vacation program in Ingolstadt over the last four weeks with the theme “Summer Kids the clock is striking 19!”
  • 08/14/19
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    Daniel Weissland to lead Audi of America as President

    Audi is pleased to announce Daniel Weissland has been appointed as President of Audi of America effective Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 08/12/19
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    Audi Congratulates TUfast Formula Student Racing Team on Victory at Hockenheim

    After five grueling days of competition at the Hockenheimring, the Audi-sponsored racing team from the Technical University (TU) of Munich won first place in the Electric category of Formula Student Germany, emerging triumphant over 39 other teams.
  • 08/09/19
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    Audi delivers around 155,350 automobiles in July

    Audi delivered around 155,350 automobiles to customers worldwide last month. This represents a decrease of 6.1 percent compared with the same period last year when extraordinary effects in connection with WLTP had a major impact on deliveries. In July 2018, the sale of models in stock particularly in Europe had contributed to exceptionally high growth in deliveries. In China, the four rings continued their run of success in July 2019: The most important individual market closed last month with a new record of 56,365 cars delivered (+6.0%). In the United States, Audi has increased deliveries in July as well (+0.8%). Since the start of the year, Audi has delivered around 1,061,550 cars worldwide (-4.8%).
  • 07/26/19
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    After a challenging first half of the year: Audi Group confirms earnings forecast for 2019

    As forecasted, the year 2019 is proving to be challenging for the Audi Group: In the first half of this year, deliveries, revenue and operating profit were lower than in the same period of 2018, partially reflecting effects from the deconsolidation of several multi-brand import companies. Operating performance was adversely affected in particular by the repercussions of the WLTP changeover, the implementation of the model initiative and the downturn in the global passenger car market. At the same time, Audi is making high advance expenditure in the mobility of the future. As a result, the operating return on sales of 8.0 percent for the first half of the year was below the long-term target corridor of 9 to 11 percent, but within the bandwidth of 7 to 8.5 percent that had been forecasted for 2019. Despite strong headwinds, the Audi Group also affirmed its earnings target for the full year.
  • 07/25/19
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    Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum

    The supply chain of the Audi e-tron* is becoming more sustainable: The aluminum producer Hydro now supplies sustainable aluminum for the battery housing of the first fully electric model of the company. The material is processed and manufactured along the entire process chain in an environmentally friendly manner and under socially acceptable working conditions. This has been confirmed by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) with a “chain of custody” certificate. The ASI already awarded Audi a certificate for the sustainable assembly of these aluminum components in October 2018. This means that the aluminum sheets processed in the battery housing of the Audi e-tron are now demonstrably produced in a responsible manner along the entire value chain, from the extraction of the bauxite raw material to the end product.
  • 07/23/19
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    “Dualissimo” award: top marks for Audi graduates in the dual course of study

    Hannah Korte, an Audi graduate as bachelor of mechatronics in the dual course of study, received the 2019 “Dualissimo” award from the Dual University Initiative together with the Association of Bavarian Industry. This makes the 25-year-old one of the five best in Bavaria. Together with four other graduates, the young engineer accepted the award today in Munich.
  • 07/22/19
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    International Audi Twin Cup 2019: Japan awarded as best team

    First-class technology knowledge meets premium service: At the international final of the Audi Twin Cup 2019, Audi service technicians and advisors from across the globe demonstrated their skills. In the end, the team from Japan managed to beat the competition. Horst Hanschur, Vice President Retail Business Development and Customer Services at AUDI AG, presented the cup to the winning team.
  • 07/18/19
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    Audi tests assembly processes for the e-tron GT entirely virtually

    Audi is embracing virtual reality (VR) with the Audi e-tron GT: Using VR glasses and controllers, employees from various departments test all assembly processes entirely virtually. Audi has developed in-house its virtual reality software for the process. This relies on 360-degree scans that provide a three-dimensional indoor map for the virtual space. The technology is being used for the first time for testing the assembly processes for the e-tron GT at the Neckarsulm site.
  • 07/18/19
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    Personnel change at Audi plant Ingolstadt: plant director Albert Mayer to retire, Achim Heinfling to be new plant director

    A new man is to take charge of the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: Plant director Albert Mayer is to retire this fall and to be succeeded by Achim Heinfling, who is currently managing director of Audi Hungaria. This was announced on Wednesday evening by Audi’s Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler at an internal event, at which he informed his management team about the realignment of the Production division.
  • 07/17/19
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    Modification work: Preparations underway at Audi Böllinger Höfe for the Audi e-tron GT

    The electric powered Audi e-tron GT will be manufactured alongside the Audi R8 supercar at Audi Sport GmbH’s production facilities in the Böllinger Höfe from late 2020. At present, the required construction work is underway at the R8 production facilities to integrate the electric sports car. Additional logistics halls are being added and state-of-the-art equipment set up in the body shop and assembly areas. The modification work will largely take place during ongoing production, with the completion date slated for the fall.
  • 07/15/19
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    High-Performance. Full of Character. Individual. Audi Sport Is Celebrating 25 years of the Audi RS Models

    25 years ago, the first Audi RS model was launched on the market in the form of the Audi RS 2 Avant, marking the beginning of a success story. With their proximity to motor racing and their exclusiveness, the Audi RS models have always held a particular fascination. To date, Audi Sport GmbH, formerly quattro GmbH, has presented a total of 25 RS models. In 2019, six further product innovations are being presented, of which two are completely new RS models.
  • 07/11/19
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    Audi Neckarsulm logistics specialists testing business model for mobile charging station

    Logistics specialists from the Audi Neckarsulm site have devised a new business model: They are offering flexible charging with an all-round service. The Neckarsulm experts use the ParkE mobile charging station, a project developed in 2018 by the think tank Audi Denkwerkstatt Berlin.
  • 07/11/19
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    Audi increases deliveries in June to around 166,700 premium automobiles

    Audi delivered around 166,700 premium automobiles worldwide in June, 1.7 percent more than in the same period last year. In particular, the largest single market China (+22.2%) contributed to global growth, closing June with a new record-breaking figure. Across all markets, demand was particularly strong last month for the brand’s premium flagship, the Audi A8, with deliveries up 53.2 percent. Worldwide growth with the Audi Q2 (+46.2%), Audi Q5 (+32.1%) or the new Audi Q3 in Europe (+51.0%) attests to the sustained popularity of the SUV range. Since January the brand with the four rings delivered around 906,200 cars (-4.5%) to customers.
  • 07/04/19
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    Open day at the Audi Training Center: 70 years of training at the Ingolstadt location

    Final school exams and then what? Interested school students can gain an insight into Audi’s working world during the open day at the training center. The automobile manufacturer has been providing vocational training at its Ingolstadt plant for 70 years. Audi employees will celebrate this special anniversary together with people from the region on Saturday, July 6. Audi invites you to take part in many activities and to travel back in time through the changes in vocational training.
  • 07/02/19
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    Automobili Lamborghini sets new half-year sales record in 2019

    Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is maintaining its strong global growth and reports another increase in worldwide deliveries. In the first six months (January 1 to June 30) of the current Fiscal Year 2019 the Italian super sports car producer delivered a total of 4,553 cars to customers around the world. Compared to the same period in the previous year this is an increase of 96%. These figures mark another record and even surpass the full year sales numbers of 2017.
  • 06/19/19
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    Audi and Sony Pictures Entertainment Team Up On “Spider-Man™: Far From Home” Digital Content

    Audi has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to release exclusive digital content ahead of this summer’s upcoming film, “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
  • 06/19/19
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    Audi Denkwerkstatt Distinguished as Top Innovation Unit

    Denkwerkstatt comes first in the “Innovation Discovery” category and second in the “Innovation Development” category: Audi Denkwerkstatt from Berlin receives two awards in this year’s study on the digital innovation units of companies.
  • 06/12/19
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    Digital vacation: Students discover innovative Audi technologies at DigiCamp

    From the school desk into the future: During the Whitsuntide holidays, 15 pupils from all over Bavaria are gaining deep insights into the digital working world at Audi. The 15 to 18-year-olds are participating in this year’s DigiCamp from June 10 to 14. The brand with the Four Rings is now hosting this special holiday activity for the second time.
  • 06/07/19
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    Audi closes May with around 151,900 automobiles delivered

    AUDI AG delivered around 151,900 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. As such, deliveries were down 5.4 percent year-on-year. In Western Europe, the company closed the month over last year (+1.5%); the increase in demand in the domestic market Germany (+3.5%) and in France (+12.2%) made a positive contribution. In China (-7.4%) and North America (-5.7%) the model changeovers of important high-volume models continued to have a detrimental effect on deliveries. In the first five months the Four Rings handed over 5.8 percent less than in the same period in 2018.
  • 05/27/19
    Company

    Four rings launch online sales of new cars with Audi TT Quantum Gray Edition

    Audi takes e-commerce to the next level. Beginning June 5, 2019, consumers will be able to purchase new cars directly online. The first model to be sold exclusively over this sales channel is the Audi TT Quantum Gray Edition*. Customers can also inquire digitally and without obligation about leasing or financing and have the exclusively equipped, limited-edition model delivered anywhere in Germany. Audi dealerships are an important element of this initial pilot project for online direct sales.
  • 05/24/19
    Technology

    Audi Opens Battery Storage Unit on Berlin EUREF Campus

    Audi is electrifying the capital: In the context of the Formula E guest performance in Berlin, the brand with the four rings has opened up Germany’s largest multi-use storage unit on the EUREF Campus. The storage unit has a capacity of 1.9 MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. The objective: Intelligent networking to promote the energy transition.
  • 05/23/19
    Company

    Extensive Premium Mobility Offer for Europe: Audi relies on Multi-Channel Strategy

    The company with the four rings is expanding its flexible premium mobility business in Europe considerably and is positioning the umbrella brand Audi on demand on multiple pillars. Customers in ten countries will thus be able to access around 10,000 Audi models and book them flexibly starting in fourth quarter. At the same time, the company is intensifying the integration of its own trade organization into the digital business area and is leveraging additional synergies within the Volkswagen Group.
  • 05/23/19
    Company

    “Consistently Audi”: Board of Management presents corporate realignment to shareholders

    Audi will become a provider of holistic CO2-neutral premium mobility, with the aim of assuming a leading role among its competitors. The manufacturer is therefore accelerating its electrification roadmap and company-wide decarbonization. By 2025, the vehicle fleet’s CO2 footprint is to be reduced as a first step by 30 percent over its entire lifecycle compared with 2015. In the future, return on investment as a key financial steering parameter will also reflect the CO2 performance of the Four Rings and is to rise to more than 21 percent through sustainable management. The Board of Management is presenting the realignment at the 130th Annual General Meeting in Neckarsulm and providing information on current business developments. While Audi is mastering a challenging year 2019 with substantial operationally adverse factors, the premium manufacturer is pressing ahead with its transformation and aims for a significant increase in corporate value in the long term. The Four Rings will focus strictly on customer-relevant innovations, will further develop its business model profitably and will realize synergies within the Volkswagen Group and in external partnerships. The guiding principle of the far-reaching transformation is “Consistently Audi.”
  • 05/21/19
    Models

    Sporty and efficient with plug-in hybrid drive: the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

    The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km*) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. The drive concept comprises a combustion engine and an electric motor with intelligent controller, enabling it to cover most everyday driving distances electrically. The WLTP all-electric range is more than 40 kilometers (25.9 mi). With the E license plate under the German Electric Mobility Act, owners also enjoy tax advantages and municipal traffic privileges.
  • 05/21/19
    Company

    Audi creates near-natural habitat for animals and plants on 17 hectares of the plant site

    Along with climate change, the loss of biodiversity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The United Nations has therefore declared the current decade to be the UN Decade of Biodiversity. Audi is also committed to protecting biodiversity and has transformed 17 hectares of land on the Audi production site in Münchsmünster into a near-natural habitat for animals and plants. So far, 112 plant species have developed there and around 90 species of wild bees have settled there.
  • 05/20/19
    Models

    Awards for Audi

  • 05/20/19
    Company

    AI for bee research: we4bee becomes part of the Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ program

    The we4bee bee research project, which is supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation, has been included in Microsoft's “AI for Earth” program. we4bee aims to connect intelligent beehives equipped with sensors with the cloud in order to carry out long-term analyses of bee colonies and environmental data, and to investigate the effects of certain influences on bees using data-science methods. As a member of the worldwide “AI for Earth” network, we4bee gains access to current products and services connected with artificial intelligence, and is supported by learning and training programs.
  • 05/17/19
    Company

    With virtual reality into the electric era: Audi makes technicians worldwide fit for the e-tron

    Know-how in high-voltage technology, electrics and electrical engineering: Audi is currently preparing technical trainers and service technicians worldwide for the Audi e-tron*. Virtual-reality training is also being used for the first time. The virtual technology allows realistic, safe learning of highly sensitive technologies such as the high-voltage battery. The company uses an efficient digital modular solution that is already in use for VR training in logistics.
  • 05/16/19
    Company

    Great Engagement in Audi Volunteers’ Day: More than 300 Audi people involved in 43 projects

    If we all do our all: This is the motto of the seventh Audi Volunteers’ Day, which takes place this Saturday, May 18, in Ingolstadt and the region. More than 300 Audi employees are actively involved in 43 social projects this year.
  • 05/13/19
    Company

    For the Mobility of Tomorrow - IN-Campus Technology Park for Audi and the Ingolstadt Region

    “IN” stands for innovation: With IN-Campus, AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt have gotten a strategic investment off the ground. They will work together to intricately remediate the site of a former oil refinery in Ingolstadt, the first environmental project of its kind in Bavaria. IN-Campus GmbH, a joint venture of AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt, is investing in a campus—the focus lies on the technologies of the future. Construction work on the 75-hectare IN-Campus, which was designed to be open and close to nature, is already underway. Today, May 13, the Bavarian Minister President, Dr. Markus Söder, the Mayor of the city of Ingolstadt, Dr. Christian Lösel, and Audi Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler, together with the two managing directors of IN-Campus GmbH, are officially laying the foundation stone for the joint project.
  • 05/13/19
    Company

    Audi on demand in Mallorca: mobility service expands in Spain

    Just in time for the start of the summer season, the premium mobility service Audi on demand has also been relaunched on the popular vacation island of Mallorca. A selection of exclusive, sporty R and RS models is available for users of the service. Audi Center Palma functions as the business partner. With this, Audi is not only pushing ahead with the integration of the mobility concept within the dealerships but also is expanding its international network with an additional European location.
  • 05/09/19
    Company

    Audi delivered around 140,300 automobiles to customers in April

    AUDI AG delivered around 140,300 cars to customers worldwide in April, down 12.8 percent year-on-year. Model changeovers affecting volume models such as the Audi A6 continued to have an adverse effect. The new Audi Q3 has developed its potential in Europe so far, with strong growth in countries such as France (+109.0%) or Germany (+97.6%); in other markets such as the United States, the model will only be available in dealerships from the middle of the year. Since the start of the year worldwide deliveries were down 5.9 percent to 587,550 automobiles.
  • 05/07/19
    Company

    Silver jubilee: Audi A4 celebrates its 25th birthday

    Audi is celebrating a major production anniversary in the premium mid size segment: 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 drove off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. Since then, the brand with the Four Rings has produced more than 7.5 million units of the model. A quarter of a century after its birth, demand is unabated for the Audi A4, now in its fifth generation. With 344,586 units sold in 2018, the A4 is the world’s most popular model of the Four Rings. Approximately every fifth Audi delivered worldwide today comes from this series.
  • 05/03/19
    Company

    AUDI AG: first quarter of 2019 still affected by adverse factors

    As expected, the Audi Group has embarked upon a very challenging financial year 2019. First-quarter revenue and operating profit decreased compared with the high levels of the previous year. At 8.0 percent, the operating return on sales was within the range of 7 to 8.5 percent that had been forecast for 2019, but was below the long-term target corridor of 9 to 11 percent. Adverse factors in the current financial year are primarily due to the repercussions of the WLTP changeover, the transition to new generations of numerous models and the difficult economic environment. In 2019, Audi is entering the era of electric mobility and will continue to make high advance expenditure in future-oriented fields in the coming years. With its strategic realignment, the Audi Group therefore aims to achieve sustained growth in productivity and profitability.
  • 04/30/19
    Company

    Audi Sport GmbH to be managed in the future by Oliver Hoffmann and Julius Seebach

    Oliver Hoffmann (42) and Julius Seebach (35) are to take over the management of Audi Sport GmbH on May 1, 2019. The current Managing Director, Michael-Julius Renz (62), is to retire. Audi’s Head of Sport Technology, Oliver Hoffmann, has been a member of the management since June 2018, and will also be responsible for technical development at Audi Neckarsulm as of May 1. Julius Seebach will be responsible for commercial functions within the management.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Audi at Auto Shanghai 2019

    Audi is starting the Auto Shanghai 2019 motor show with two world premieres and a whole series of national innovations. The brand is presenting the visionary Audi AI:ME concept car in the southern Chinese metropolis. In addition, two electric models will make their series debut in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron* and the Q2 L e-tron, which was designed especially for China and is built in the Foshan plant. The compact SUV, which will be delivered to the first customers in the summer of 2019, is even experiencing its world premiere in Shanghai.
  • 04/09/19
    Company

    Audi delivered around 182,750 premium automobiles to customers in March

    AUDI AG delivered around 182,750 cars to customers worldwide in March. As such, deliveries were down just 0.5 percent on the prior-year level. The company set new record-breaking figures in China and the United States. This contrasted with a fall in sales in the South America and Asia-Pacific regions due to model changeovers. Audi also closed March in positive territory in its domestic market Germany where the much sought-after Q models boosted sales alongside the market introduction of the Audi e-tron (combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km*: 26.2 – 22.6 (WLTP); 24.6 – 23.7 (NEDC); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0). Overall the first quarter was still dominated by the detrimental effects of the WLTP switchover: In the first three months of the year, Audi delivered around 447,250 cars (-3.6%) worldwide.
  • 04/08/19
    Company

    Audi expands polymer 3D printing in Production

    Audi is expanding the use of 3D printers in Production. Custom designed and locally printed, auxiliary tools from the 3D printer help employees on the production lines. A separate department will be responsible for implementation at the Neckarsulm site in the future.
  • 04/03/19
    Company

    Volker Germann is new Managing Director of Audi Brussels

    Volker Germann is the new managing director at Audi Brussels. The plant in Belgium produces the Audi e-tron, the first all-electric SUV in the history of the Audi company. Germann succeeds in this position to Patrick Danau, who is retiring after more than 40 years of service for the Volkswagen Group. Within the executive board of Audi Brussels, Volker Germann will hold the positions of General Director for Production, Technology and Logistics and Spokesperson of the Management.
  • 03/29/19
    Company

    5G: Ericsson, Audi and Sick present human-robot interaction in real time

    An exciting demonstration at the 2019 Hannover Messe, where humans and machines work hand in hand: The Swedish network supplier Ericsson has brought a 5G network to its booth and is presenting, together with Audi and Sick, human-robot interaction in real time. A wireless production robot interacts with visitors there. The research project can be experienced at the Ericsson booth in Hall 8 of this year’s Industry 4.0 exhibition.
  • 03/29/19
    Company

    One cubic meter of plastic waste collected each month: cleanup in the port of Brussels

    Together with Audi Brussels and the Port of Brussels, the Audi Environmental Foundation and its project partner Recycled Island Foundation have installed a specially developed collecting basin in the harbor basin of Brussels. This plastic trap is designed so that waste floating in the water is flushed into a net, where retention devices prevent it from being washed out again and thus ensure that no plastic reaches the open sea via the canal. The port of Brussels is already the third site for the Recycled Island project, following Rotterdam and the Indonesian island of Ambon.

Management of the Board

08/28/17
Company

Audi appoints four new Board of Management members

There is to be a new composition of the Board of Management of AUDI AG as of September 1. The area of Finance, IT and Integrity will be the responsibility of Alexander Seitz and the area of Marketing and Sales will be headed by Bram Schot. Wendelin Göbel will be in charge of Human Resources and Organization and Peter Kössler will be responsible for Production and Logistics. Matthias Müller and Rupert Stadler see the change at the top as creating the right conditions for the company’s future success. General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch emphasized that the transformation at Audi should be shaped so that both business success and the interests of the workforce are sustainably balanced.
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.
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