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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 written automotive history with its quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the TDI engine and with lightweight construction using the aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF). The company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide and is growing continuously. In 2015 the Audi Group delivered 1.803.246 Audi brand cars to customers – a new sales record. The company currently employs more than 85,000 people worldwide, of which roughly 59,000 are employed at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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  • 11/17/16
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    Audi TechDay Smart Factory

    Audi is making its production fit for the future with the smart factory. In this factory of the future, big data – the creation and intelligent connection of large volumes of data – will facilitate data driven and thus highly flexible and highly efficient manufacturing. A method of production in which Audi might no longer build its cars on an assembly line but according to a radically new, disruptive concept is modular assembly. In addition to this major project, Audi is pursuing many other exciting projects for the production of the future – from the application of virtual reality glasses to metal 3D printing.
  • 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).
  • 05/12/16
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    Annual General Meeting 2016

    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. Watch the Livestream here.
  • 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.
  • 03/03/16
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    Annual Press Conference of AUDI AG 2016

    As part of the Annual Press Conference, we provide you with extensive information on the performance of the business as well as on the earnings, net worth and financial position of the Audi Group. Each year on this occasion we invite international journalists and multipliers to our headquarters in Ingolstadt and publish the Audi Annual Report with all relevant data, facts and figures.
  • 06/25/15
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    Mission to the Moon

    Audi is taking off for the moon – together with the Part-Time Scientists. Nearly 45 years after NASA’s Apollo 17 completed the last manned mission to the moon, the cooperating partners have selected the old landing site of Apollo 17 as the new target. The group of German engineers in the Part-Time Scientists team is working within the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to transport an unmanned rover onto the moon. Audi is supporting the Part-Time Scientists with its know-how in several fields of technology – from quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving.
  • 05/22/15
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    Annual General Meeting 2015

    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.
  • 03/10/15
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    Annual press conference 2015

    As part of the Annual Press Conference, we provide you with extensive information on the performance of the business as well as on the earnings, net worth and financial position of the Audi Group. Each year on this occasion we invite international journalists and multipliers to our headquarters in Ingolstadt and publish the Audi Annual Report with all relevant data, facts and figures.
  • 02/04/14
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    Audi City Berlin

    The brand with the four rings is expanding its innovative Audi City sales concept. In 2012, Audi opened its first digital showroom worldwide in one London‘s best city-center locations. It was followed in 2013 by Audi City in the heart of Beijing. February 4th 2014 sees on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm the opening of the third location in the format’s latest development stage – with even more information and experience quality, as well as new services. Audi City unites digital innovation with the strengths of the classic dealership, making it an important step into the future of premium car sales.

Recent Press Releases

  • 12/08/16
    Models

    New drive version for the Audi TT: 2.0 TDI now also as quattro

    One in two Audi TT cars sold worldwide is a quattro. The successful two-liter diesel engine, which made its appearance with the introduction of the third-generation TT, is now also available in the all-wheel-drive version. Its power is transmitted by the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission. With this combination, both the Coupé and Roadster offer agile performance combined with fuel economy.
  • 12/05/16
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    Audi extends employment guarantee

    Audi is extending its employment guarantee for its approximately 61,000 employees in Germany for a further two years until 2020. According to Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, the current agreement will be followed by further negotiations with the General Works Council. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive pact in combination with an even more long-term job guarantee extending far into the next decade.
  • 12/05/16
    Technology

    Automatic intelligent parking: Audi at NIPS in Barcelona

    It’s one of the world’s most important specialist conferences for artificial intelligence: Every year the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) presents advances in the fields of machine learning and computational neuroscience. Audi is showcasing its expertise at the conference for the first time. From December 5 to 10, 2016, in Barcelona, the premium automaker is showing with the aid of a scale model how a car develops intelligent parking strategies. The car manufacturer is also providing specialists and potential applicants with information on jobs in innovative fields.
  • 12/01/16
    Models

    Euro NCAP: Five stars for the Audi A5 and Audi Q2

    The new Audi models A5* and Q2* have each been awarded top grades in the Euro NCAP test, confirming their place among the safest vehicles in the competition. This is true for both adult and child safety, for pedestrian protection and for other safety systems.
  • 11/30/16
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    Part-Time Scientists and Audi lunar quattro ready to head for the Moon

    It has shed eight kilograms in weight, while also gaining Audi e-tron power: Following extensive tests the “Audi lunar quattro” rover is ready to tackle one of the most difficult terrains of all in exploring the Moon. As well as the development of the lunar vehicle, the mission has now also achieved a further landmark: The German space travel team “Part-Time Scientists” announced yesterday at Audi City in Berlin that it plans to complete the 385,000 km trip to the Moon from the end of 2017 using a launcher booked with Spaceflight Inc. As an early technology partner and ambassador of the Part-Time Scientists’ mission, Audi has been instrumental in generating extensive publicity for the project and bringing other strong partners on board.
  • 11/29/16
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    Audi Hungaria passes millions mark in production

    The one millionth car has rolled off the assembly line at Audi Hungaria, powered by the 30 millionth engine from Győr: a five cylinder TFSI with 294 kW (400 hp). Employees of Audi Hungaria celebrated the ceremonial car – an Audi TT RS Coupé in Catalunya red – with Zsolt Borkai, Lord Mayor of Győr, and Peter Kössler, Chairman of the Board of Management at Audi Hungaria, in attendance.
  • 11/29/16
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    Moving forward under a new name: quattro GmbH becomes Audi Sport GmbH

    quattro GmbH, established in Neckarsulm in 1983, is now operating as Audi Sport GmbH. With Stephan Winkelmann at the helm, this fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG currently has around 1,200 employees.
  • 11/29/16
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    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption.
  • 11/28/16
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    Audi uses wearables in logistics

    Scanner-gloves now make work easier for international logistics employees at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: For the worldwide dispatch of car components, they now use the “ProGlove” by the name of “Mark” with its embedded barcode scanner. This means they have both hands free and can work more ergonomically. After a four week pilot phase, Audi employees are now using these wearables in five positions in the Ingolstadt plant.
  • 11/24/16
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    Peter Mertens appointed as new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

    Dr. Ing. Peter Mertens has been appointed as the new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. He was previously Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation in Göteborg, Sweden.
  • 11/22/16
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    More room for the modern way of working: new office complex for Audi in Ingolstadt

    Promote new ideas and creative work: that is the goal of Audi’s new “Areal Süd” office complex. Following construction that took just less than two years, the first 1,000 employees are now moving in. The new H6 building at the Ingolstadt site features a distinctive, open and innovative office structure. In addition, the new company cafeteria has been open since October 10.
  • 11/14/16
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    Audi outlines growth plan for China business

    Audi has outlined a growth plan for its joint business with FAW Group for the next 10 years, setting the course for sustainable growth in the brand’s largest global market. The partners will intensify their cooperation in key future fields of the automobile industry.
  • 11/11/16
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    Audi production in Münchsmünster in full swing

    Audi is reaching top form in Münchsmünster. In 2016 alone, the competence¬ center for high-tech chassis components, aluminum structural components and pressings will turn out more than 23 million components. That is far more than the original planned output of 21 million. The location now employs over 800 people and all sections of the plant are operating on a three-shift basis. The smart factory – intelligent and connected – is likewise gradually becoming a reality in Münchsmünster.
  • 11/10/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi starts fourth quarter with sales growth

    AUDI AG sold more premium automobiles in October than one year ago. Compared with the same month in 2015, global deliveries increased by 1.2 percent to around 150,950 units. As such, the company has exceeded the 2015 figures every month in the year to date amid a challenging environment. In October, Audi defied the negative market trend in the USA achieving growth for the 70th month in a row; high increases in Canada (+10%) confirmed the successful sales performance in North America. Worldwide, the brand with the Four Rings increased its sales by 4.2 percent since January to around 1,559,750 cars.
  • 10/28/16
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    Audi Group: Special items weigh on third quarter

    Stable operating business and extended provisions for the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue: The Audi Group succeeded in increasing its deliveries and revenue in the first three quarters of the fiscal year, while operating profit is well down on the prior year figure mainly due to special items. The operating return on sales after nine months is 6.9 percent, or 8.9 percent before special items.
  • 10/27/16
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    AUDI AG: Adjustment to the balance sheet risk provisions as of the third quarter 2016

    The Board of Management of AUDI AG announces that in the third quarter2016, according to current estimates, additional financial burdens amounting to EUR 620 million in the form of special items arise. These burdens are subject to valuation risks and could lead to an adjustment of the predicted key performance indicators of the Audi Group for the total financial year 2016.
  • 10/25/16
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    Smart Factory Hackathon: Talented data-science specialists develop solutions for the factory of the future

    “Data drives our production – you innovate from our data” is the motto of the Smart Factory Hackathon, which was held at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt from October 19 to 21. Talented young data-science specialists from the fields of IT, mathematics and engineering developed innovative software solutions for the factory of the future, based on genuine but anonymized data sets from Audi’s production. On Friday afternoon, the winners of the IT competition were awarded their prizes: The “Happy Unicorns” team won first prize with its idea on the subject of container management.
  • 10/19/16
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    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

    Audi engineers in the lecture hall: At the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), powertrain development engineers from Audi are expanding their knowledge in the field of electric mobility. The goal of the project is to increase their strategic and technical expertise. The company intends to further strengthen its innovative power by gaining additional stimulus from the world of science.
  • 10/18/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    New technologies for piloted driving – Audi participating in “Digital Motorway Test Bed”

    Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed,” Audi is today presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and infrastructure measures. On the A9 between Nuremberg and Munich, the Ingolstadt premium manufacturer is testing solutions aimed at delivering enhanced safety and convenience in piloted driving in real traffic conditions.
  • 10/12/16
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    Audi in September: New A4 up by more than 20 percent in Europe

    AUDI AG closed the first three quarters with growth despite the difficult market environment: In September, the brand increased its deliveries by 1.7 percent to around 173,850 units compared with the strong prior-year month. Demand especially in Europe (+6.3%) and North America (+4.1%) played its part in the positive sales balance. Within the product portfolio, the compact Audi models in particular were very popular. Combined sales of the Audi A3 and Q3 increased by 16 percent in the month. Since January, the manufacturer delivered around 1,408,800 automobiles across all models to customers, an increase of 4.5 percent.
  • 10/04/16
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    Audi Twin Cup: premium service at its best

    This year’s world championship trophy for the best After Sales performance goes to the Audi team from Russia. Outstanding technical know-how and consistent customer focus led to victory for the team of service technicians and advisors in the international final of the Audi Twin Cup 2016.
  • 10/01/16
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    Audi México opens supplier park in San José Chiapa

    The latest member of the Audi production network is setting global standards, also with its supplier park: The new JIS (Just-in-Sequence) Park next to the Audi plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico, has the advantage of short distances between production and suppliers. Seven suppliers and providers of logistics services have already set up operations there. The new JIS Park will create some 1,000 jobs.
  • 10/01/16
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    Audi México: state-of-the-art technology for top quality

    The Audi plant in San José Chiapa officially opened today. The guiding principle here is “made by Audi”: The Audi Production System (APS) implements a uniformly high standard for quality worldwide. To validate its premium quality, the company is networking its new plant with other sites in the Audi global production network. Working in the production control center, known as P-Control, are 105 employees from various technical disciplines, who monitor how the new Audi Q5 is produced from a bird's-eye view. In combination with the site’s quality laboratory and training center, Audi ensures compliance with the quality standards that apply to its production facilities worldwide.
  • 09/30/16
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    AUDI AG opens automobile plant in Mexico

    Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and thus continuing along its path of global growth. This Friday, the Audi Board of Management opened the company’s first automobile plant on the North American continent. Starting now, the brand with the Four Rings will produce the new generation of the Audi Q5* for the world market in San José Chiapa in Mexico’s federal state of Puebla. The plant has an annual production capacity of approximately 150,000 premium SUVs. By the end of the year, a total of 4,200 jobs will be created locally at Audi México.
  • 09/30/16
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    Lean Award for Audi’s Neckarsulm plant

    The Audi plant in Neckarsulm is to receive the Automotive Lean Production Award in the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) category. The trade magazine Automobil Produktion and the consulting company Agamus Consult award the prize each year in recognition of production facilities that apply the factors of production in a particularly efficient manner. The prize will be awarded in the context of the Automotive Lean Production Congress on November 29 and 30 at the Bosch plant in Blaichach.
  • 09/29/16
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    Save the date: Live stream of opening of the new AUDI AG plant in Mexico

    Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and is thus maintaining its global growth trajectory. On September 30, the Audi Board of Management will be opening the first Audi car plant on the North American continent. The event will be broadcast live on the Internet and via SmartTV.
  • 09/27/16
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    Telecommunications and automotive players form global cross-industry 5G Automotive Association

    Today AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated, announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association”. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.
  • 09/26/16
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    Board of Management Member for Technical Development Stefan Knirsch leaves Audi

    Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development, is stepping down from his position with immediate effect and is leaving the company in agreement with the Supervisory Board.
  • 09/23/16
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    UN prize awarded to Audi’s Environmental Foundation

    The “Columns of Diversity” project, which was implemented jointly by the Audi Environmental Foundation and the association Species Protection in Franconia, has been recognized with immediate effect as an official project within the Decade on Biodiversity of the United Nations. With four converted transformer towers in four federal states of Germany, the foundation and the association have been working to protect species and to spread environmental awareness for two years now. Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Ulrike Scharf recognized this commitment with the UN prize in Bad Staffelstein on Thursday.
  • 09/20/16
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    Audi opens new, highly efficient paint shop

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000 square meter building (129,000 sq. ft.) on Tuesday together with Plant Director Albert Mayer and Group Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch. Up to 900 car bodies a day can be painted there on three floors. Thanks to environmentally friendly technology, the modern application equipment will conserve resources. Ergonomically designed workplaces will make the employees’ work easier.
  • 09/16/16
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    Four wins for Audi in the Car Connectivity Award

    Four first place finishes for Audi in the Car Connectivity Award 2016: In the reader survey conducted by “auto motor und sport” and “CHIP” magazines, Audi wins in the Assistance Systems, Control Concepts/Displays, Sound Systems and Entertainment/Multimedia categories. More than 32,000 readers voted.
  • 09/14/16
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    Audi gets top marks in the GTÜ used car report

    Quality pays off: Audi picked up three wins in the current used car report published by the GTÜ (German Association for Technical Inspection). The Audi A1, Audi A6 and Audi A8 each took first place in their respective categories.
  • 09/13/16
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    Audi continues global growth in August

    AUDI AG delivered around 132,350 cars to customers in August. As such, global sales exceeded the prior-year month by 2.9 percent. Most recently, the demand for automobiles with the Four Rings developed positively especially in China (+8.8%), the United Kingdom (+13.2%) and Spain (+23.3%). By contrast, weaker conditions of some markets in South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East were also reflected in Audi’s sales balance. Cumulative global sales increased by 4.9 percent since January to around 1,234,900 cars and are up in all the brand’s core regions: in Europe (+7.4%), Asia-Pacific (+3.8%) and North America (+5.2%).
  • 09/11/16
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    Audi strengthens partnerships with Chinese tech giants

    Audi is strengthening the digital footprint of the brand in its largest global market. Audi China and the brand’s joint venture FAW-Volkswagen signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent respectively. The partners will deepen their cooperation in the areas of data analysis, internet-vehicle platform building and urban intelligent transport.
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    Audi leads the pack – including in the “Auto Bild” test rankings

    Audi leads the pack – including in the tests conducted by “Auto Bild” magazine. The latest issue of the motoring publication lists the top 100 test cars, arranged in ten different categories. Audi is out in front wherever dynamics, driving safety and comfort are the key attributes – with two class wins for the Audi R8 V10 plus, 15 further top placings and a remarkable achievement in the noise emissions (interior acoustics) category.
  • 09/01/16
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    System of dual training at Audi: Career start into the digital future

    Audi is expanding its activities in the field of dual occupational training: 804 young people, more than ever before, will start their occupational training in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this September. The company will continue to provide training to such large numbers of young people in the coming years, and will thus strengthen its position in the future areas of digitization and electric mobility.
  • 08/31/16
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    “Audi at home” premium mobility service debuts in Asia

    Following its successful launch in the USA, Audi at home is now also available for the first time in Asia. In Hong Kong, residents of the exclusive “Dragons Range” complex can make flexible use of a fleet of selected Audi models. The automobiles are located on-site and can be booked by smartphone, complemented by all-encompassing service through a concierge desk. The mobility program will also be introduced into other high-class real estate projects in this Asian megacity in the future. With the service, Audi is offering new ways to experience the brand with the four rings in one of the world’s most demanding automotive markets.
  • 08/31/16
    Technology

    The “Golden Computer 2016” goes to Audi connect in the Computer Bild readers’ choice poll

    For the second time, readers of Computer Bild magazine have honored Audi connect as the best connectivity package in the automobile industry. In the prestigious “Golden Computer” competition, their votes put Audi connect in first place in the “connected car” category.
  • 08/23/16
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    Thomas M. Müller succeeds Ricky Hudi as Head of Electronics at Audi

    Dr. Thomas M. Müller will be the new Head of Electrics/Electronics of AUDI AG. The 45 year old is considered a proven expert on the topics of connected car and electronic systems. He succeeds Ricky Hudi, who is leaving the company at his own request and by mutual understanding after 19 successful years. Hudi will found and lead his own technology and consulting firm. Among others, Hudi will provide consulting for the location platform company HERE, in which Audi, BMW and Daimler have become investors.
  • 08/22/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi starts transmission production in China

    Audi is expanding its activities in China. Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), the premium brand is inaugurating a new transmission plant this Monday. The plant, in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin, will supply highly efficient 7-speed S tronic transmissions for the new Audi A4 L and other locally produced models.
  • 08/11/16
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    Audi increases sales in all regions

    AUDI AG has started the second half of the year with sales growth: In July, the company sold 149,400 units, up 2.3 percent year-on-year. The brand increased sales in all three core regions – in North America by 5.9 percent, in Asia-Pacific by 4.4 percent and in Europe by 1.5 percent. The new Audi A4 was the bestselling model worldwide with around 30,450 units and growth of 14.9 percent. Since January, the carmaker has delivered around 1,102,650 cars to customers from its entire portfolio, an increase of 5.2 percent.
  • 08/10/16
    Technology

    The innovative shock absorber system from Audi: New technology saves fuel and enhances comfort

    In the mobility of the future, the recuperation of energy plays an increasingly important role, including in a car’s suspension. Audi is working on a prototype called “eROT,” in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers used today for an even more comfortable ride.
  • 08/04/16
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    Successful model: one million Audi Q5 from Ingolstadt

    This Thursday, the one-millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany. The international success of the Audi Q5 began in 2008, when Audi launched this model in the segment of mid-range SUVs – the second Q-model from the brand with the Four Rings after the Audi Q7. Since then, the Audi Q5 has developed into a favorite with the customers and is to be seen on the roads of more than 100 countries. Because Audi produces this top-seller also in China and India for the respective local markets, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
  • 08/03/16
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    Audi at Formula Student 2016: countdown at the Hockenheimring

    Audi is getting ready for Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2016. This year, the company is participating in the construction competition with five teams of students. In addition, the automobile manufacturer will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best idea for lightweight construction from young engineering students. 115 teams from 28 countries will compete to produce the best overall concept for self-developed racing cars at the Hockenheimring between August 9 and 14.
  • 08/02/16
    Technology

    A car lifetime in fast-forward mode: 100th Audi Quality Assurance INKA test

    12 years in just 19 weeks: Audi Quality Assurance has conducted its 100th INKA test – on an Audi A4*. The Ingolstadt corrosion and aging test is one of the toughest assessments a car has to go through at Audi. It simulates the challenges of 12 years of a car’s lifetime in a span of just 19 weeks. Quality Assurance uses this method to verify an Audi's effective corrosion protection and durability.
  • 07/29/16
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    Audi partners with digital health incubator to tone up startups and drivers

    AUDI AG becomes founding partner in Berlin’s “Flying Health Incubator”. The center supports startups that develop digital innovations in the healthcare sector. With its involvement, Audi is accelerating to develop “automotive health” as new business area – dedicated to enhance customer’s health and fitness while driving. With Audi Fit Driver, the brand is already testing innovative services and functionalities in this field.
  • 07/29/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi Group in first half of year: ongoing robust performance in a challenging environment

    Worldwide growth in car deliveries and robust key financials: Since the beginning of the year, the Audi Group has delivered more than 950,000 automobiles of the Audi brand and increased its revenue to €30.1 billion. Operating profit amounts to approximately €2.7 billion before special items, representing an operating return on sales of 8.8 percent. Earnings were reduced by special items totaling €265 million.
  • 07/14/16
    Models

    Now accepting orders for the new Audi Q2

    The new Audi Q2* made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi is now accepting orders for the compact SUV. It will roll into dealerships in the fall with sporty and agile handling plus infotainment and assistance systems from the full-size class.
  • 07/14/16
    Models

    Sporty and elegant: Orders now being accepted for the new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé

    Audi unveiled the A5 and S5 Coupé* to the public in early June with a spectacular light show. Customers can now order the design highlight from Ingolstadt. On board are powerful engines, a newly designed chassis and a wide range of infotainment choices.
  • 07/13/16
    Models

    The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 is in the starting blocks

    Audi unveiled the new R8 Spyder V10* at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Pre-sales are starting in Europe tomorrow. The base price in Germany is €179,000.
  • 07/11/16
    Company

    Audi increases sales by 5.6 percent in the first half of the year

    Positive sales result for the Four Rings for the half year: With around 953,200 units delivered, AUDI AG increased its sales since January by 5.6 percent, growing in all regions. The brand recorded strong growth especially in Europe. Sales in that region increased by 8.4 percent since the beginning of the year, topping 450,000 cars for the first time. Worldwide, especially the new models Audi A4 (+12.3%) and Audi Q7 full size SUV (+73,6%) pushed the sales performance. Deliveries across all models increased by 7.4 percent in June to around 169,000 units with Audi surpassing its performance from the same month last year in all top ten sales markets.
  • 07/08/16
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    Audi awards prevention prizes for health and safety at work

    Prevention is better than cure: That’s one of Audi’s fundamental principles, especially in connection with health and safety at work. High standards of working safety and promoting good health traditionally have high priority at the company. Employees contribute towards continuous improvements with their optimization suggestions. This year, the brand with the Four Rings once again awarded certificates and trophies in several prize categories for such suggestions. Teams from the German and international production sites received the awards in Neckarsulm on Thursday.
  • 07/06/16
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    A modern working world at Audi: New company agreement on mobile working

    Binding criteria for mobile working: The Board of Management and Group Works Council of AUDI AG have reached a new company agreement. In the future, employees will have even more freedom and scope to combine their working life with their private life. For the first time, they have a general right to work flexibly and independently of place and time, if it is compatible with their actual tasks. The new regulations are part of a comprehensive concept for the future world of work at Audi.
  • 07/06/16
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    Audi wins Digital Economy Award

    On its way to becoming a digital car company, Audi is making its production sites fit for the digital future. In recognition of this, the company received the “Digital Economy Award” from Initiative Deutschland Digital (IDD) in Bonn this Tuesday. The brand with the Four Rings took first place in the category Company 4.0.
  • 07/01/16
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    A small car makes a big impression: the new Audi Q2

    A new car for the main plant of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt: The Audi Q2 has now entered series production there. With this compact SUV “made in Ingolstadt,” the brand with the Four Rings has entered a completely new segment while showing its commitment to its main site on the River Danube. Innovations such as a fully automatic module store in the assembly process help to master increasing production complexity.
  • 06/30/16
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    Sixth Audi City opens in Moscow

    Audi is bringing its digital showroom concept to another major metropolis: the sixth Audi City worldwide opens today in Moscow. In the immediate vicinity of Red Square, inside the bustling Nikol’skaya Plaza shopping mall, visitors to the 600 square meter (6,458 sq ft) space are treated to a virtual experience of the complete product portfolio from the four rings.
  • 06/30/16
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    Audi City

    Audi City points the way in the future of premium car sales: This physical cyberstore presents Audi’s entire model range using virtual technology throughout, and offers top caliber personal advice and service. The showroom concept therefore blends digital innovation with the strengths of the physical dealership, and acts as the main innovation lab for digitally connected sales activities at Audi. At the forefront of developments in this pioneering field, the Company opened the first Audi City in 2012 and has since been gradually refining the successful formula.
  • 06/13/16
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    myAudi Sphere: new stage for the four rings at Munich Airport

    The new business class from Audi: At Munich Airport, visitors, customers and Audi dealers can now discover cutting-edge retail solutions developed by the four rings. Following a complete remodeling, the former Audi Forum at Munich Airport is reopening as a discovery platform for progressive tools in the dialogue between customers, the manufacturer and dealers. The focus is on digital innovations that connect the real and virtual worlds of Audi.
  • 06/09/16
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    Audi sales increase by 6.7 percent in May

    AUDI AG sold around 164,150 cars to customers in May, representing a global increase of 6.7 percent year on year. With their new model generations, growth for the A4 Sedan and the A4 Avant reached 16.2 percent. The new Q7 full size SUV also continued its successful start, up 79.6 percent in May. For the entire model lineup, Audi sales increased in all of the brand’s three key regions – by 9.7 percent in Europe, by 5.7 percent in Asia Pacific and by 3.8 percent in North America. Worldwide deliveries since January rose to around 784,250, up 5.3 percent compared with the same period in 2015.
  • 06/06/16
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    Audi Environmental Foundation: Bat nature trail supports wildlife conservation efforts

    The educational facility “Steigerwald Center – experiencing sustainability” has gained yet another highlight: From now on, a bat-themed nature trail will teach visitors of all ages about these mammals, some of which are threatened with extinction. The nature trail was officially opened on Friday in Handthal, Lower Franconia, by representatives of the Audi Environmental Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Federation in Franconia, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, and the Bavarian State Forestry Commission.
  • 06/01/16
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    Audi Group posts robust first-quarter results

    The Audi Group has reported a successful first quarter of 2016 despite challenging conditions. In the first three months of this year, it generated revenue of €14,511 million. Operating profit for the period amounts to €1,202 million and includes negative special items totaling €100 million. The operating return on sales of 8.3 percent is within the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent despite the special items.
  • 06/01/16
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    Audi Tool Trophy: prize for innovative student work

    Whether developing efficient tools for production, applying alternative production concepts like 3D metal printing or new methods for checking the quality of components in the press shop – the spectrum covered by toolmaking has many aspects. That has been demonstrated once again by student work in the areas of press-shop tools and car-body assembly equipment, which was given recognition with the award of the Audi Tool Trophy by the Audi Toolmaking division on Tuesday. For the eighth time now, the company has organized this student competition that is unique in the whole of Europe. The six best entries in the categories of “Master’s Dissertations” and “Bachelor’s Dissertations / Term Papers” were awarded prize money of up to 2,500 euros.
  • 05/31/16
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    Audi connect SIM – online without borders

    Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. The advantage of factory-installed SIM card: Customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years – even outside Germany.
  • 05/26/16
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    Cinema feeling: Audi City Istanbul opens

    Audi continues to push the digital empowerment of its sales activities: the world's fourth location of the brand’s digital showroom – Audi City Istanbul – goes online today on the Bosporus. Cyber stores in more major cities will follow this year. In addition, digital technologies from the Audi City concept will be introduced in around 200 traditional dealerships by the end of 2016.
  • 05/20/16
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    UNIVERSUM ranking: Audi is a preferred employer

    “Vorsprung durch Technik” is highly rated by university students in Germany. Audi has once again achieved top positions in the current ranking by the UNIVERSUM institute. For the next generation of engineers, the company has now been voted the most desirable employer for the ninth time in succession. And among IT students, Audi is rated as the best automobile manufacturer. With approximately 45,000 participants, the UNIVERSUM ranking is regarded as the biggest graduate survey in Germany.
  • 05/18/16
    Models

    New Audi air conditioning filter brings relief to allergy sufferers

    Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralizes a majority of all allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment.
  • 05/13/16
    Technology

    Autobahn A9: Audi research car “Jack” shows social competence

    Audi once again confirms its leading role in the field of piloted driving. Its latest research car, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway. Above all, it has learned how to show consideration for other road users. “Jack” exhibits a driving style that is adaptive to the given situation, safe and especially interactive – a research car with social competence.
  • 05/12/16
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    Dialog and progress: the Audi Corporate Responsibility Interim Report 2015

    The Audi Group has today published its Corporate Responsibility Interim Report 2015. In it, the company reports on key figures, activities and challenges in the area of sustainability, but also on the consequences of the diesel emissions issue. The focus this year is on climate protection, digitization and the modern world of work. Under the motto “Audi & Co.,” experts from the automobile manufacturer discuss topics of the future with opinion leaders from the fields of research and economics.
  • 05/12/16
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    Audi CEO Stadler at the Annual General Meeting: “Our model and technology initiative will ensure further growth”

    In 2016, the Audi Group aims once again to increase the number of cars delivered, maintain its high level of profitability and continue investing large amounts in the future. At the 127th Annual General Meeting this Thursday in Ingolstadt, the Board of Management of AUDI AG explained to the shareholders the financial statements for the year 2015, current developments and the goals for this year. In addition, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, provided an outlook on the coming decade for the premium brand.
  • 05/11/16
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    Audi continues global growth in April

    AUDI AG has started the second quarter with further growth. In April, worldwide deliveries climbed by 7.5 percent year on year to around 164,350 automobiles. The four ring’s two largest markets China (+9.4%) and Germany (+12.4%) reported substantial growth rates. Globally, cumulative sales since January were up 4.9 percent on the corresponding period of 2015 at around 620,100 units. This was the first time ever in the Company’s history that over 600,000 customers had chosen an Audi in the opening four month period.
  • 05/02/16
    Models

    Automotive Innovations Award 2016: Audi is “Most Innovative Premium Brand”

    Audi claims three wins at the Automotive Innovation Award. The award is presented by the research institute Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC). Audi wins the “Most Innovative Premium Brand” main prize. The brand with the four rings also receives awards for its innovations in the categories “Connected Car” and “Vehicle Concepts/Body”.
  • 05/02/16
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    Spectacular “Audi Late Light Show” to accompany world premiere of new Audi A5 Coupe

    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.
  • 04/26/16
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    Audi Environmental Foundation: starting signal for “Smart HOBOS” high-tech beehive

    Bees pollinate about 80 percent of our agricultural plants and wild vegetation, so life without bees is almost impossible. Too little pollination would have severe consequences – both environmental and economic. With the worldwide unique “Smart HOBOS” (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect these vital and fascinating insects. On Tuesday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation; Christoph Hillenbrand, District President of Upper Bavaria; Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, Vice President of Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg; and bee expert Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz opened the research station at Audi’s production site in Münchsmünster. The first bees will soon move into their new home.
  • 04/25/16
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    trendence study: Audi is a top employer

    Making visions into “Vorsprung” – the development engineers of tomorrow would prefer to do that at Audi. In the latest study by trendence, a research institute, the brand with the Four Rings was ranked in first place for the ninth time in succession by engineering students. Audi also gained a top ranking once again from students of business management, taking second place. As an innovative company, Audi wants to strengthen its workforce with 1,200 more employees in its most important areas for the future. Digitization is increasingly creating new jobs.
  • 04/22/16
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    New Audi A8 production officially started at Neckarsulm site

    Audi officially opened the new production halls for the Audi A8* at the Neckarsulm site on Friday – a milestone in the site’s strategy for the future. Production of the A8 started with the operation of a switch at the official opening.
  • 04/18/16
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    Action for prevention of bowel cancer: Audi receives Felix Burda Award

    A successful approach to a sensitive topic: AUDI AG has won this year’s Felix Burda Award with its “Actively tackling cancer” screening concept. Representatives of Audi’s Health Care department accepted the award in the “Workplace health checks” category at a gala in Munich moderated by Thomas Hermanns on Sunday evening.
  • 04/14/16
    Models

    Double win for Audi in the “All-Wheel Drive Car of 2016”

    Audi scoops two prizes in the “All-wheel Drive Car of 2016” reader survey from car magazine Auto Bild Allrad. The Audi A4 allroad quattro is the winner in the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the Audi A6* won the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros.” The award ceremony was held Thursday evening in Stuttgart.
  • 04/14/16
    Technology

    Audi pursues research into electric mobility – gains “Vorsprung” from 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) of trials

    Audi has gained a wealth of experience from the 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) covered as part of the Electric Mobility Showcase. The brand provided 80 Audi A1 e-tron prototypes and 40 production models of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* for the four-year support program conducted by the German government and the automotive industry. Trial participants have come to appreciate electric driving as a new and very attractive form of mobility.
  • 04/12/16
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    AUDI AG: Strongest starting quarter with over 450,000 deliveries

    Double record for the brand with the four rings: Audi concluded the best first quarter in the company’s history along with the most successful sales month. In March, Audi increased global sales by 4.6 percent to a monthly high of around 186,100. That brings cumulative deliveries since January to around 455,750 cars, 4 percent more than in the same quarter last year. Growth during the first three months was mainly driven by strong demand in Europe and America. Audi has also seen increases in China since the beginning of the year.
  • 04/01/16
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    Albert Mayer

  • 03/24/16
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    Winner on points: Team FAUtonOHM wins Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016

    This year’s prize for the best autonomous driving model car goes to Nuremberg. In the second edition of the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup, students at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the technical college Nuremberg Georg Simon Ohm outscored teams from seven other colleges in a thrilling competition. The winners were happy to win prize money in the amount of 10,000 euros.
  • 03/24/16
    Models

    “The best brands in all classes”: multiple victories for Audi

    Audi has taken first place in the most categories in Auto Bild magazine’s reader survey. The magazine asked a total of 60,250 readers to rate the quality, service, value for money and image of 39 different car brands. Votes were tallied in a total of 13 car classes.
  • 03/17/16
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  • 03/11/16
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    Audi starts production of the Audi Q3 in Brazil

    Audi do Brasil just started the production of the Audi Q3 at the site of Curitiba in the state of Paraná. Equipped with a 1.4 TFSI flex engine with 150hp, the SUV is being assembled in a completely new production line. The model was the best-selling premium SUV in the Brazilian market in 2015 and is a key product within the brand’s strategy for the country.
  • 03/11/16
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    Audi develops a new generation of tools

    Audi Toolmaking is racing into the future. The company’s tooling specialists have now passed an important milestone. They have developed a new, highly efficient generation of tools that is up to 20 percent lighter and ten percent more stable than the previous generation. This has been made possible by lightweight and composite construction methods that are used in car body construction. The new tools are already being used in the press shop in Ingolstadt.
  • 03/10/16
    Technology

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016: piloted driving on a 1:8 scale

    On a quest to create the piloted model car: The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup will be held for the second time from March 22 to 24, 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt. The miniature-format, automated-drive Audi Q5 models will face a challenging circuit, with prize money of EUR 10,000 awaiting the winners.
  • 03/10/16
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    AUDI AG: European sales up 8.1 percent in February

    AUDI AG has extended its successful start to the year in February: worldwide deliveries increased by 3.3 percent year on year to around 126,500 cars. The company once again achieved high growth in Europe: up 8.1 percent to around 65,150 units. Here the new Audi A4 is already in dealerships. Global sales of the mid size model increased by 5.3 percent to around 22,650 units in February. Across the entire portfolio of the four rings, sales since the start of the year total around 269,650 cars, an increase of 3.6 percent compared with 2015.
  • 03/04/16
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    Albert Mayer to be new plant director in Ingolstadt – Fred Schulze to be product line manager as of April

    Albert Mayer is to become plant director at the Audi site in Ingolstadt as of April 1, 2016. He will succeed to Fred Schulze, who will move to a newly created key position as product line manager for all top end SUV models. Mayer is currently head of production and plant planning at AUDI AG.
  • 03/03/16
    Models

    Audi SQ7 TDI: Driving Innovation

    With 320 kW (435 hp) and 900 Nm (663.8 lb ft) of torque, the new Audi SQ7 TDI* is the most powerful diesel SUV on the market. It also leads the competition in numerous other technical fields. Its redesigned 4.0 TDI engine features a world first: An electric powered compressor gives the SQ7 TDI outstanding off-the-line performance. Yet it consumes on average 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32.7 US mpg).
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi Annual Report 2015: “tomorrow.now!”

    With its new annual report, the Audi Group shows how it is making it possible to experience the future of mobility today. Under the heading of “tomorrow.now!” the focus is on the strategic topics of electrification and digitization. The website in responsive design is aimed at mobile devices so that readers can conveniently access the current Audi annual report anywhere.

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