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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

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    “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
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    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
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    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
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    Awards for Audi

  • 05/20/19
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • 03/21/19
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    Innovative water treatment at Audi saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water a year

    Audi has reached another milestone on its way to wastewater-free automobile production. The company has put a new service-water supply center into operation at the Ingolstadt site. In conjunction with the existing treatment plant, about half of the wastewater produced at the site can now be recycled and treated for reuse. In this way, Audi will saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water each year. The heart of the service-water supply center is the so-called membrane bioreactor (MBR).
  • 03/14/19
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    After significant adverse factors in 2018 financial year: Audi accelerates its realignment

    Audi restart: Against the background of the transformation of the automotive industry, the Four Rings want to make use of available potential with a new, focused strategy. Audi is thus also drawing conclusions from its unsatisfactory performance in 2018. Impacted primarily by the changeover to WLTP, operating profit before special items amounted to €4.7 billion. The corresponding return on sales was 7.9 percent and thus not within the target corridor. With the inclusion of negative special items of €1.2 billion from the diesel crisis, operating profit amounted to €3.5 billion, equivalent to a return on sales of 6.0 percent. With the successful Audi Transformation Plan, the premium manufacturer was able to offset some of the high financial burdens. In the context of deconsolidating multi-brand import companies at the beginning of 2019, the company increased its long-term strategic target corridor for operating return on sales to nine to eleven percent. The current financial year will be dominated by Audi’s electrification initiative. Due to numerous challenges, 2019 is expected to be a transition year for the company with an operating return on sales forecasted at between 7.0 and 8.5 percent, which is still below the new long-term target corridor. Deliveries of the brand with the Four Rings are expected to increase moderately. The company anticipates financial burdens above all from managing the WLTP transition, high ramp-up costs, enormous advance expenditure for electric mobility and the increasingly difficult macroeconomic environment.
  • 03/14/19
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    Audi delivered around 119,800 premium cars in February

    The brand with the four rings delivered around 119,800 cars to customers worldwide in February, 8.5 percent less than in the same record-breaking month in 2018. Deliveries increased slightly in China (+1.8%). North America (-14.3%) and Europe ( 12.8%) saw deliveries fall. Cumulative deliveries across all markets in the first two months were down 5.5 percent (around 264,500 units). Audi’s new full-size models, such as the Audi A8 (+30.2%), did particularly well worldwide in February.
  • 03/13/19
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    Automobili Lamborghini reaches record highs in all key business figures 2018

    In Fiscal Year 2018 (1 Jan - 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved a new all-time high in all key business figures: sales, turnover and profitability achieved levels unprecedented in the 55-year history of the brand.
  • 03/12/19
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    Operating profit margin confirmed at 7% for Ducati in 2018

    The end of 2018 shows Ducati to have consolidated the growth trend of the past few years for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. 53,004 (2017: 55,871) motorcycles were delivered to clients all over the world; a result which remains over the 50,000 level for the fourth consecutive year, despite a 2.7% decrease in the global market for motorcycles over 500 cc. Conditions proved to be especially challenging in the United States as Ducati’s number one market, declining by nearly 9%.
  • 03/12/19
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    Climate-neutral energy for Audi Hungaria: photovoltaic system on 160,000 square meters

    Together with E.ON, Audi is building a solar energy park on the roofs of the two logistics centers of its plant in Győr covering about 160,000 square meters. This will create Europe’s largest photovoltaic system installed on a building at the Audi Hungaria plant in Győr. It will have a peak output of 12 megawatts. Construction work will start in August 2019 and renewable energy generation will start at the beginning of next year.
  • 03/11/19
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    Save the date: Live streaming of the Audi Annual Press Conference

    At the Annual Press Conference on Thursday, March 14, AUDI AG will present its annual balance sheet and give an outlook at the upcoming year. Viewers can watch the event live worldwide starting at 10:00 a.m. (CET) on www.audimedia.tv.
  • 03/11/19
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    Pioneering work: Audi México produces completely without wastewater

    Audi is the world’s first premium manufacturer to produce automobiles completely free of wastewater. At its site in San José Chiapa, Mexico, the company is using a new water treatment process that collects 100 percent of the wastewater produced there, purifies it and feeds large volumes of clean water back into the plant’s water supply system. In this way, Audi México ensures the sustainable use of the water as a resource and minimizes the environmental impact of its car production.
  • 03/08/19
    Tradition

    70 Years Anniversary Audi Ingolstadt

    The automobile manufacturer’s early days in Ingolstadt – An excursion to historical production sites in a DKW Schnelllaster van
  • 03/07/19
    Models

    Audi A3 Sportback g-tron: Starting the New Model Year with a Longer CNG Range

    The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.5; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 96–95*) is starting the new model year with a technology update. Thanks to its increased tank volume, the compact model can cover around 400 kilometers (248.5 miles) (WLTP cycle) in gas operation. Presales at dealerships in Germany will kick off on March 7. The basic price will be EUR 30,600.
  • 03/06/19
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    Audi installs used lithium-ion batteries in factory vehicles

    A second life for batteries from electric cars: Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Like all automobile manufacturers, Audi is obliged by law to take back energy carriers after they have been used in cars. Because they still have a large proportion of their original charging capacity, an interdisciplinary project team is now investigating how batteries from Audi e-tron* test vehicles, for example, or from hybrid models such as the Audi A3 e-tron and Audi Q7 e-tron, can continue to be used sensibly. A number of other advantages have already become apparent during the test phase.
  • 02/28/19
    Models

    Homage to ten years of the V10 engine: the Audi R8 V10 Decennium

    Audi is celebrating the success story of the V10 engine with the Audi R8 V10 Decennium (combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 13,1 [18.0 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 297 [478 g/mi]*). A 456 kW (620 hp) V10 engine, bronze-colored highlights inside and out, and strictly limited: The edition model with 222 units coincides with the sales launch of the new Audi R8. The name Decennium comes from Latin and means “decade.” It stands for ten years of fascination on the road and success in motorsport.
  • 02/22/19
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    Crowdfunding accomplishes innovative projects at Audi

    Swarm financing at the Four Rings: For the first time, Audi employees have successfully deployed crowdfunding internally to implement their project ideas as a group, using existing financial resources. Audi is one of the first companies to effectively integrate this promising and modern approach to financing new projects within the company. Audi Crowdfunding consolidates resources between the departments using a cross-business digital platform. This innovative method represents another milestone in the transformation of Audi's corporate culture.
  • 02/21/19
    Models

    The new Audi SQ5 TDI: Instant performance thanks to electric powered compressor

    700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque, output 255 kW (347 hp): The new Audi SQ5 TDI (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.8 – 6.6*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 177 – 172*) once again has a powerful V6 engine under the hood, just like its successful predecessor of the first generation. An electric powered compressor ensures that maximum torque is available to the sporty SUV at just above idle; a mild hybrid system further enhances efficiency.
  • 02/21/19
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    Superior driving performance and emotional design: The Audi RS 5 Sportback can now be ordered

    Audi Sport is now accepting orders for the Audi RS 5 Sportback (combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 9.1 (25.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 207 – 206 (333.1 – 331.5 g/mi)* in Germany and other European countries. The five-door, high-performance model combines exceptional design and high everyday usability with maximum performance.
  • 02/19/19
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    Audi e-tron extreme: Technology demonstrator on legendary “Streif”

    In late January, Audi sent its first fully electric-powered SUV onto the slopes where the world’s best ski racers battle for victory in the Hahnenkamm Race. The specially equipped Audi e-tron climbed the “Mausefalle” on the legendary “Streif”. With an 85 percent gradient, it is the steepest section of the spectacular downhill course.
  • 02/18/19
    Models

    Two new V6 engines for the Audi Q8

    Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8, by adding two V6 engine versions. Beginning now, customers can also order the Q family’s top model with a powerful 3.0 TFSI and an additional variant of the 3.0 TDI.
  • 02/13/19
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    Baden-Württemberg’s Minister-President Kretschmann test drives an Audi e-tron

    The Audi e-tron in front of the Villa Reitzenstein: Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Germany’s federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and the Audi CEO, Bram Schot, met for an informal exchange of opinions at the headquarters of the state government in Stuttgart. On this occasion, the Chairman of the Audi Board of Management accompanied by Wendelin Göbel, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources, and Rolf Klotz, Chairman of the Labor Council of the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, handed over the keys of an Audi e-tron, which the Minister-President will test drive.
  • 02/12/19
    Company

    Royal visit to Audi Brussels

    His Majesty the King of Belgium today made an official visit to the Audi plant in Brussels. The reason for the visit is the King’s interest in the company’s dual vocational training system. In Belgium, Audi Brussels is regarded as a pioneer for practical specialist training in the corporate environment. In addition, King Philippe was informed about the first all-electric SUV in the history of Audi. The education ministers from Flanders, the French Community and the Brussels Capital Region – Hilde Crevits, Marie-Martine Schyns and Didier Gosuin – accompanied the head of state on his visit.
  • 02/08/19
    Company

    Audi starts 2019 with around 144,650 automobiles sold

    AUDI AG delivered around 144,650 cars to customers worldwide in January. As such, sales performed positively in the two largest markets. In China the company achieved its best January result in its history, with sales up 5.1 percent to 64,000 units sold. In the German domestic market the Ingolstadt-based carmaker handed over 23,359 cars (+1.5%). Despite the government shutdown, demand in the United States is virtually on par with the strong prior-year level (14,253 sold automobiles, -1.8%). Worldwide deliveries were down 3.0 percent year-on-year due to the decrease of sales in European region.
  • 02/06/19
    Company

    Future solutions for resource management: Audi Environmental Foundation presents awards to young researchers

    The Audi Environmental Foundation has presented two master’s graduates from the Technical University of Munich with the Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) Award. For the eighth time now the Audi Environmental Foundation has honored outstanding master’s theses in the Sustainable Resource Management course of study in this way. This year’s award went to Julia Möbius and Sebastian Heinz. Each of the winners received prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 02/01/19
    Company

    Audi e-tron Charging Service Goes On-Grid

    The green light has been given for unlimited, trouble-free electric mobility. The Audi e-tron Charging Service is going on-grid in ten markets. The service will be rolled out in a further six markets in the first quarter and expanded in Eastern Europe over the course of the year. When driving abroad, Audi customers can charge their cars according to the local purchasing conditions without any extra costs. To cover individual charging needs, customers can choose from two different tariffs. Providing a premium charging offer, Audi makes 80% of all public charging stations in Europe accessible on the basis of just one contract.
  • 02/01/19
    Company

    Audi saved nearly €110 million with clever employee ideas in 2018

    More efficient through ingenuity: In 2018, Audi employees submitted more than 25,000 ideas, and the company implemented approximately 13,500 suggestions for improvement. Last year, the brand with the Four Rings saved €109.1 million at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites. Some of this was returned to the employees in the form of bonuses: a total of €8.1 million.
  • 01/29/19
    Technology

    Audi promotes EEBUS Standard for Intelligent Connection of Electric Cars and Buildings

    Audi is actively involved in shaping the digital energy world of the future. The brand with the four rings is involved in the EEBUS initiative to promote networking across manufacturer and industry boundaries. The Audi e-tron (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi)*: 26.2 - 22.6 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEFZ); CO2 emissions combined in g/km (g/mi): 0) is the first electric car whose charging system uses the new communication standard. At the “Plugfest E-Mobility” at the Audi plant in Brussels, developers are testing cross-industry compatibility before the EEBUS standard for energy communication is introduced in February.
  • 01/28/19
    Company

    Audi expands premium mobility offering in Europe: Audi on demand starts in Spain

    Audi is expanding its premium mobility offering in Europe and is now launching Audi on demand also in Spain. The first service hub has opened on January 21 with a local Audi partner in Barcelona. In this way, the service is increasingly becoming established as a new digital area of business for retailers. The Four Rings will successively expand their network for premium mobility with local sales partners in numerous cities worldwide in 2019.
  • 01/25/19
    Company

    Dialog with researchers into the future at Audi about digitization, dilemmas and diversity

    Audi is to launch a new annual series of public lectures under the heading “Science in Dialogue” on Tuesday, January 29. A total of twelve theme evenings will focus on the most diverse facets of rapid global change. International scientists will provide insights into their research, highlighting both social and technological aspects. Admission is free of charge.
  • 01/23/19
    Company

    Audi e-tron hits Munich Airport with full force

    Audi is preparing a very special showcase for the e-tron prior to its official launch on the German market: The all-electric Audi has landed at Munich Airport in a multi-storey meteorite that covers a 630-square-meter (6,781.3 sq ft) footprint. Until mid-March, visitors and passengers can experience the new model for themselves along with its technology, its service ecosystem and other exciting future projects from Audi in the MAC Forum between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
  • 01/23/19
    Company

    Audi expands exchange incentive to the whole of Germany

    Changeover made easy: Audi is supporting the package of measures to improve air quality and is now expanding its exchange incentive to the whole of Germany. Customers who switch from an existing diesel car with the Euro 4 or Euro 5 emissions standard – regardless of model or brand –will benefit from a price incentive for a new or young used Audi car until April 30. The incentive is staggered depending on the model and ranges from €2,000 to €9,000 euros for new cars. In addition, the environmental incentive of up to €10,000 for scrapping Euro 1 to Euro 4 diesel vehicles continues to apply throughout Germany.
  • 01/22/19
    Company

    Audi electrifies the World Economic Forum in Davos

    Sustainable mobility for the World Economic Forum in Davos: As the exclusive shuttle partner, Audi is providing a fleet of 50 Audi e-tron cars (Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi)*: 26.2 - 22.6 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEFZ); CO2 emissions combined in g/km (g/mi): 0) for the annual meeting in 2019. The all-electric cars are fully powered by green electricity. And with mobile charging containers, the company is demonstrating a potential application of used batteries from electric cars.
  • 01/21/19
    Company

    Big Data analysis for the beehive: Audi Environmental Foundation sponsors “we4bee”

    The Audi Environmental Foundation and its partner we4bee are launching a research project of the same name to analyze bee behavior. Hundreds of beehives equipped with high-tech sensors transmit enormous amounts of data online about the health status of the bees and environmental influences on the colony. Scientists at the University of Würzburg want to use scientific methods to identify bee behavior and derive conclusions from that information about oncoming environmental events. The application phase for schools and educational institutions to become patrons of the bee colonies runs until February 15.
  • 01/15/19
    Company

    Five years of Audi manufacturing in Münchsmünster

    The Münchsmünster production site close to Ingolstadt has been an important part of the main AUDI AG site since fall 2013: This facility, extending over an area of 54 hectares, makes form-hardened sheet steel elements and diecast aluminum components for lightweight construction using innovative production methods – combining low weight with strength and maximum precision. Key components for models of the Audi, VW, Bentley and Lamborghini brands have been manufactured here for the past five years. The new Audi e-tron equally incorporates chassis modules from Münchsmünster.
  • 01/10/19
    Company

    Record figures take Automobili Lamborghini to a new level: 5,750 cars delivered in 2018

    In Fiscal Year 2018 (1 Jan – 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved another historic sales record. With 5,750 cars delivered to customers around the world, +51% over the previous year, the Italian super sports car brand continues its global growth.
  • 01/10/19
    Company

    Audi closes 2018 with around 1,812,500 automobiles sold

    Audi delivered around 1,812,500 automobiles to customers worldwide in 2018, 3.5 percent less than a year ago. In Europe, sales fell 13.6 percent in the past twelve months. On the home continent, Audi had replaced almost a third of its deliveries with important model changeovers for the A1, A6, A7 and Q3 since the start of the year. In China, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker reaffirmed its position as the most successful premium brand for the 30st year in succession. In North America, the company closed the year on a par with the level of last year (-0.9%). Around 154,550 customers worldwide chose an Audi in December, a decrease of 14.3 percent.
  • 01/09/19
    Models

    Compact Premium Sports Car in Top Form: New Audi TTS Available for Order

    Audi is sending the TTS (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 – 7.1* (32.2 – 33.1 US mpg)*; combined CO2 emission in g/km: 166 – 161* (267.2 – 259.1 g/mi)) into the new model year—the compact premium sports car is now available for order. The new seven-speed S tronic, a standard feature, further improves the acceleration values of the Coupé and Roadster. The TTS competition special model presents an especially refined exterior and an exclusive interior.
  • 01/08/19
    Company

    AUDI AG: Hildegard Wortmann to take charge of Sales and Marketing

    Hildegard Wortmann will be in charge of the Sales and Marketing division of AUDI AG latest as of July 1, 2019. She will succeed Bram Schot, who took over as the company’s Chairman of the Board of Management at the beginning of this year. Wortmann has many years of international experience in product management, marketing and brand communication.
  • 12/14/18
    Company

    The Audi e-tron as the solution to the puzzle: a new experience at Munich Airport

    Excitement guaranteed: The new Audi e-tron (Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi)*: 26.2 - 22.6 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEFZ); CO2 emissions combined in g/km (g/mi): 0) is now at the heart of a specially developed strategy game at Munich Airport. Customers and other interested parties can playfully explore the first fully electric Audi and the topic of electric mobility in an “Escape Room.” The new event format will be hosted in the rooms of myAudi Sphere until mid-March.
  • 12/12/18
    Company

    Bram Schot to be the new Chairman of the Audi Board of Management

    The Supervisory Board of AUDI AG has appointed Bram Schot as the Chairman of the Board of Management effective January 1, 2019. Schot has headed the company since June 2018 as interim CEO. Schot will continue temporarily to hold Board of Management responsibility for Sales and Marketing from January 1 onwards.
  • 12/11/18
    Company

    Audi in November: Deliveries remain down on last year due to exceptional situation

    Global deliveries of the Four Rings in November fell by 16.7 percent year-on-year to around 132,650 automobiles. In Europe, extraordinary effects due to the switch to the WLTP test cycle along with the challenging phase-in and phase-out scenario as part of the Audi model initiative continue to affect sales. As a result, the company delivered 33.9 percent fewer units in Europe last month than in the same month in 2017. Deliveries from the Ingolstadt-based automaker also fell 9.1 percent in North America on account of imminent model changeovers. By contrast, China continued to grow (+2.7%). Cumulative global sales since January were down 2.4 percent on the corresponding period of 2017 at around 1,657,950 units.
  • 12/10/18
    Company

    Audi extends mobility services in China and strengthens global hub network

    The Audi network for flexible premium mobility is growing: The Four Rings now offers Audi on demand+ at another location in the northwest of Beijing. As such, the company now covers an area of more than 300 square kilometers for its users. For added convenience, customers can alternatively pick up their desired car at the airport in the Chinese capital. Audi also intends to offer the service in Sanya on Hainan Island by late 2018. As a result the company will be increasing its number of locations to 46 this year, bringing the total number of customers to six figures.
  • 12/06/18
    Company

    Next KBA approvals: Audi can recall further diesel models in Germany

    Starting tomorrow, AUDI AG will recall approximately 64,000 further vehicles with V-TDI engines into the workshops. Following the approval of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), half of the eight recalls for cars with V-TDI engines will now be implemented. This corresponds to about two thirds of the approximately 151,000 vehicles in Germany covered by the Euro 6 emissions standard.
  • 12/06/18
    Company

    Audi gives starting signal for production in Algeria

    AUDI AG and the longstanding Audi importer SOVAC S.P.A. have today opened the assembly of three models in Algeria. As of now, the Audi A3 Sportback, the A3 Sedan and the Audi Q2 will drive off the assembly line in Relizane, the capital of the province of the same name. Production is initially planned for an annual capacity of approximately 3,000 cars of the Audi brand. The SOVAC Production S.P.A. Algerie plant has been producing Volkswagen Group automobiles since 2017.
  • 12/04/18
    Company

    More performance for the compact sports car: the new Audi TT can be ordered now

    Sharper, more powerful and better equipped: Audi starts advance sales of the upgraded TT series today. 20 years after the series debut of the original TT, the compact sports car now has a tauter exterior design, more powerful engines and a wider range of standard equipment. The limited-edition “TT 20 years” anniversary model (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 7.0*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 165 – 161*) is a homage to the success story of the Audi TT.
  • 12/04/18
    Company

    Audi Sport drivers club: Exclusive customer program off to successful start

    Audi Sport has already established the Audi Sport drivers club successfully in the German market. In 2019 the exclusive customer program for all R and RS model owners is moving into the next phase: Audi Sport is opening the club to additional markets while expanding the range of benefits to include a members-only Audi Sport online presence. The Audi Sport drivers club offers unique events, such as dynamic driving experiences, tours of Audi production facilities and manufactures, and exclusive insights into the future model lineup.
  • 12/04/18
    Company

    Audi decides on investment program for realignment

    The Audi Group is accelerating its realignment with high investments in future-oriented topics. From 2019 until the end of 2023 alone, the company plans advance expenditure of approximately €14 billion in electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving. This includes investments in property, plant and equipment as well as research and development expenditure. Overall, the company’s total projected expenditure for the planning period of the next five years amounts to about €40 billion.

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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