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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 2014 the Audi Group delivered 1,741,129 Audi brand cars to customers – a new sales record. The company currently employs more than 79,400 people worldwide, of which roughly 56,000 are employed at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

Recent Press Releases

  • Audi increases number of apprenticeships
    07/06/15
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    Audi increases number of apprenticeships

    Audi will provide vocational training to even more young people in the future. The company plans to increase its number of apprentices from approximately 2,500 at present to more than 2,700 by 2018. The future specialists will support the company on its growth path, above all with its model and technology initiative. The additional apprenticeships also represent a commitment to the company’s sites in Germany.
  • Audi Production Lab: journey into the future
    06/30/15
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    Audi Production Lab: journey into the future

    In the Audi Production Lab, production planners of the premium manufacturer are working together with experts from various departments of the company on innovative technologies for the production processes of the future. A promising technology is hand projection. In the future, it could support production employees with testing and installing components.
  • Mission to the moon: AUDI AG supports the Google Lunar XPRIZE
    06/25/15
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    Mission to the moon: AUDI AG supports the German Team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

    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.
  • AUDI AG: Sales in the Americas increase 11 percent in May
    06/15/15
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    AUDI AG: Sales in the Americas increase 11 percent in May

    At around 153,850 cars, Audi’s worldwide deliveries in May were slightly above the figures from the same month last year (+1.2%). In addition to the upcoming model changes for the Audi Q7 and the A4, the brand’s top-selling model, the current reticence to buy in the Chinese luxury segment was particularly noticeable. The picture in the Americas is, however, very different: here sales of the four rings continued to increase sharply, up 11.1 percent to around 24,500 vehicles. The Audi TT, whose global sales doubled in the month (+96.6%), also helped drive the company’s sales. Across all models, Audi has delivered around 744,900 cars to customers since January, an increase of 4.3 percent.
  • Stadler demands systematic digitalization of urban infrastructure
    06/09/15
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    Stadler demands systematic digitalization of urban infrastructure

    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees digitalization as an historic task for society. He emphasized this fact in a speech on Tuesday at the Economic Conference organized by the Economic Council of the CDU. He pointed out that multiple challenges still exist in the field of transport infrastructure so that digital mobility technologies can fulfill their potential.
  • Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt tests piloted Audi
    06/08/15
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    Audi publishes new Corporate Responsibility Report

    The Audi Group has published its new Corporate Responsibility Report in which it reports transparently on its targets, activities and key figures in the five core areas of products, the environment, employees, society and finance. The new issue focuses on the future topics of alternative drive systems, digital connectivity and internationalization. In addition, three special online topics examine these megatrends with multimedia content and expert interviews.
  • Audi’s head of IT wins European award
    06/05/15
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    Audi’s head of IT wins European award

    Audi is driving in the digital fast lane. The European business network CIONET has chosen Mattias Ulbrich, Head of IT and Organization at AUDI AG, as the “European Chief Information Officer of the Year.” This Thursday, the 48-year-old received the award during the CIO CITY conference in Brussels in front of 170 IT executives from international companies.
  • Economists honor Rupert Stadler
    06/03/15
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    Economists honor Rupert Stadler

    The Association of University Lecturers in Business Administration (VHB) has elected Rupert Stadler as the “Science Oriented Entrepreneur of the Year.” In his laudation, the Chairman of the Roland Berger Stiftung, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, emphasized that Prof. Stadler as CEO of AUDI AG stands for “sustainability in corporate management and a high awareness of values in moral terms as well as with regard to the quality of products.”
  • New Audi MediaCenter now online
    06/01/15
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    New Audi MediaCenter is now online

    Clearer, more informative, faster: Audi Communications is now offering journalists, bloggers and online multipliers a central research platform – the Audi MediaCenter. In future, media representatives will be able to use press releases, photos, videos and other content related to Audi for their editorial work without registration. The online portal at www.audi-mediacenter.com can be easily used on all modern end devices.
  • New Lamborghini SUV: Production in Sant’Agata Bolognese and investment  of hundreds of millions of Euros
    05/27/15
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    Lamborghini prepares for a new era

    Automobili Lamborghini announces a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range. The market introduction of the series model is planned for 2018. A concept of the car was first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012 at the Beijing auto show.
  • Audi A3 production in Ingolstadt
    05/22/15
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    Audi CEO Stadler at Annual General Meeting: “Our brand aims to set new records”

    The Audi Group plans to set new records in 2015. With more than 591,000 cars delivered in the first four months of this year, the premium brand with the Four Rings is well on the way to surpassing its record unit sales of 1.74 million automobiles in 2014. This progress will be assisted by many new and advanced Audi models. In addition to the new Audi Q7, for example, the new Audi A4 will be launched in the second half of 2015. In order to attract new customers to the Audi brand, the company plans to systematically expand its model range in the coming years. By 2020, 60 different models are to be offered, including three additional members of the Q family. The Audi Q1, the Audi Q8 and a sporty SUV with electric drive in the upper mid segment are intended to provide a solid foundation for the Audi Group’s growth path. With a record investment program of €24 billion until 2019, the company is creating the basis to develop further models and innovative technologies and to expand its international production network. At the same time, the premium manufacturer is creating jobs. Worldwide, approximately 6,000 new employees are to be taken on board in 2015, 4,000 of them in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
  • Dr. Bernd Mlekusch
    05/22/15
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    Dr. Bernd Mlekusch

  • Encounter magazine Smart Factory
    05/22/15
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    Smart factory: Audi shows intelligent production

    Humans and robots working hand in hand, car-body parts emerging from a 3D printer and cars driving in piloted mode from the assembly line: Audi is pursuing this vision of the factory of the future: the smart factory. In the Encounter magazine under that heading, the automobile manufacturer is now providing a wide-ranging insight on how intelligent Audi’s production processes already are and which leaps of innovation will occur in the coming years. Audi presented the publication on Friday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
  • Break lounges in production areas at Audi
    05/18/15
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    Break lounges in production areas at Audi

    Factory workers at Audi will soon be spending their breaks in a more relaxing way. The company has designed new group corners and break rooms for both of its production plants in Germany, together with the faculties for wood engineering and interior design of Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. The design and modular construction of the employee lounges are unique in the automobile industry.
  • Audi TTS Roadster
    05/08/15
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    AUDI AG continues growth in April

    After the best first quarter in the company’s history, Audi also sold more cars in April: around 152,850 deliveries exceeded prior-year sales in April by 2.5 percent. Demand again increased in all regions of the world compared with the same month of the preceding year. AUDI AG’s business developed positively especially on the American continent: deliveries to customers climbed by 12.7 percent. From January to April, global unit sales of the company thus grew by 5.2 percent to around 591,050 premium automobiles.
  • Audi Q7
    05/06/15
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    Audi and Cubic Telecom start strategic partnership

    Audi is systematically extending its lead in the field of connectivity. Through its subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), the brand with the Four Rings has acquired a stake in Cubic Telecom, a global forerunner in M2M technology. Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand.
  • 05/04/15
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    24 hours running

  • The new Audi Q7 on its last approval drive in Namibia
    05/04/15
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    Audi on the right track in Q1 2015

    The Audi Group has posted strong results for the first quarter of 2015: Worldwide sales by the Audi brand increased compared with the prior-year period by 6.1 percent to 438,229 units. In the months of January through March, the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer of premium cars generated revenue of €14,651 million and an operating profit of €1,422 million. Its operating return on sales was 9.7 percent.
  • Audi is the preferred address: top places in German employer rankings
    04/27/15
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    Audi is the preferred address: top places in German employer rankings

    “Vorsprung durch Technik” attracts the experts of tomorrow: This is proven by recent studies by consulting companies trendence* and Universum*. In both rankings, Audi is once again the preferred employer for young engineers in Germany. The company is also increasingly popular with young IT experts. University students have good job opportunities at Audi: This year, the brand with the Four Rings plans to recruit another 6,000 new employees worldwide. A large proportion of them will work on new innovations and will provide support with developing international production facilities.
  • Audi, DHL and Amazon deliver convenience
    04/22/15
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    Audi, DHL and Amazon deliver convenience

    “Our final attempt failed, your package can be picked up at our service center.” With Audi connect easy delivery, a future service from Audi connect, this message will be a thing of the past – making shopping online even more convenient. Audi is working together with its partners DHL Parcel and Amazon Prime to develop an innovative logistics service: shipping parcels directly to your car’s trunk. A pilot project starting in May will allow participants to use the service for the first time. Audi connect easy delivery will operate through temporary authorization for keyless access to the car’s luggage compartment.
  • The new Audi Q7 on its last approval drive in Namibia
    04/13/15
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    AUDI AG: March best month in the company’s history

    A start of the year made to measure for AUDI AG: With around 438,250 units sold, the brand’s global sales increased in the first quarter by 6.1 percent compared with the same period 2014 – with growth in all regions. The successful start to the year was also helped by the March results. With a plus of 4.4 percent to around 177,950 cars, Audi delivered more automobiles in a single month than ever before. This means that the company with the Four Rings has registered an increase in sales for 63 months in a row.
  • Premiere for Audi Autonomous Driving Cup
    03/27/15
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    Technical University of Munich students win first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    The prize for the best model car with piloted driving has been awarded to Munich: A team of five students from the Technical University of Munich has won the first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup against strong competition from all over Germany.
  • Dual education in Italy: Successful start for social project of Audi subsidiaries
    03/26/15
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    Dual education in Italy: Successful start for social project of Audi subsidiaries

    The two Audi subsidiaries Lamborghini and Ducati have celebrated a milestone with their joint social project “Dual Education System Italy” (DESI), which has been created in cooperation with the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry for Teaching, Universities and Research, and the Ministry of Education of the region Emilia Romagna. Following the first component of education in a college, the young participants, largely from socially disadvantaged families, are now starting their practical training. For this purpose, Lamborghini and Ducati have set up modern training centers in their plants.
  • Premiere for Audi Autonomous Driving Cup
    03/26/15
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    Premiere for Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    A model car that reacts independently to an obstacle that suddenly appears and brakes accordingly: Approximately 50 students from all over Germany are currently working on this scenario in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup. They will present the capabilities of the model cars they have programmed themselves in the final of the competition in the Audi museum mobile on March 27, 2015.
  • Audi Q7
    03/16/15
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    New Audi Q7 under starter’s orders

    The countdown has started: today marks the beginning of advance sales for the new Audi Q7, which will be at European dealerships starting in June. The second generation of the prestigious SUV impresses with innovative technology and powerful and efficient engines that make it the CO2 champion of its class. The base price of the Q7 3.0 TDI (200 kW) is 60,900 euros. The 3.0 TFSI is available from 62,900 euros.
  • New home for Audi Academy
    03/12/15
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    New home for Audi Academy

    In the best location: The Audi Academy has now found its new home between the Danube, the New Castle and the Technical University. Today, Audi inaugurated the new seminar and office building with numerous guests from the fields of politics and business. This is where the company is concentrating its many further-training activities.
  • Bestes pilotiert fahrendes Modellauto gesucht
    03/11/15
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    Wanted: Best piloted model car

    Audi is taking piloted driving to model cars: Ten student teams will face off in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup to find the best piloted model car. Audi provides the hardware – a 1:8-scale Audi Q5* – and the young experts develop the software.
  • Audi 2014 Annual Report: „We create tomorrow”
    03/10/15
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    Audi 2014 Annual Report: “We create tomorrow”

    Under the central theme “We create tomorrow,” this year’s Annual Report presents emotional articles showing how the company is shaping the automotive future. It includes striking photo spreads like those showing the new Audi TT* and Audi Q7*, an action-packed spy thriller and a high-speed drama surrounding the 13th win at Le Mans.
  • AUDI AG: Employees to profit from company’s success in 2014
    03/10/15
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    AUDI AG: Employees to profit from company’s success in 2014

    For their committed efforts in the year 2014, Audi employees will once again participate in the company’s success. The employees at the sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm paid according to collective-bargaining agreements will receive an average amount of €6,540. Job applicants currently have good prospects of joining the successful company: The brand with the Four Rings plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees for innovative areas of work this year, of whom 4,000 will be recruited in Germany.
  • Audi Q7
    03/10/15
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    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at Annual Press Conference: “We delivered more in 2014 than promised”

    With a new record for deliveries of more than 1.74 million automobiles, Audi for the first time increased its revenue to more than €53 billion in 2014. Operating profit amounted to €5.15 billion and the operating return on sales of 9.6 percent was at the upper end of the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent. After taking increased financial income into consideration, profit before tax increased to approximately €6 billion. The return on sales before tax was 11.1 percent. By 2020, Audi plans to expand its product range to 60 models. The brand with the Four Rings will therefore invest more than €24 billion in new products and technologies by 2019, and is continually expanding its global production network. Worldwide, the Audi Group plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees in 2015 to strengthen its workforce with experts as it moves along its strategic growth path. The company intends to deliver more premium cars than in the previous year once again in 2015.
  • Innovation Forum 2015
    03/09/15
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    Innovation Forum: Audi is presenting pioneering technologies

    Pioneering technologies from the areas of development and production were shown in an Innovation Forum organized by Audi today in Ingolstadt, on the eve of its Annual Press Conference. 300 international journalists were guests in the Technical Development and Production divisions. They viewed the company’s new Lighting Assistance Center, Wind Tunnel Center and various stations depicting milestones along the way to the intelligently connected factory.
  • Audi A6 TFSI ultra
    03/08/15
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    AUDI AG: sales growth in all regions in February

    AUDI AG continues to grow: despite the model changeover for the A1* and Q3* in Europe and a shortened sales month in China, the company exceeded prior-year sales in February. Around 122,550 customers opted for the four rings last month, up 4.2 percent. Strong growth was achieved with the now globally available A3 family* (+47.4%) and the latest generation of the A6* (+10.8%). Since the start of the year, worldwide deliveries across all models are up 7.4 percent to around 260,250.
  • Live from Ingolstadt: Annual Press Conference of AUDI AG
    03/06/15
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    Live from Ingolstadt: Annual Press Conference of AUDI AG

    Audi sold more than 1.74 million automobiles last year, thus setting a new record. The company will announce details of its figures for the year 2014 at its Annual Press Conference on
  • Audi plant uses robots to move cars
    03/06/15
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    Audi plant uses robots to move cars

    Audi is testing systems for the intelligent factory of the future: In a pilot phase at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt that started in February, two robots independently transport cars from production to an interim storage area. From there, they later place the sorted Audi models into position according to their shipping destinations, so that logistics employees can load them onto railway wagons. Audi is now preparing the first industrial application. The company is also examining additional areas of application for such robots.
  • Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants
    02/26/15
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    Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants

    The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, the company is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities: the so-called “chairless chair.” This high-tech carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Waltl
    02/17/15
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    Hubert Waltl

  • New human-robot cooperation in Audi’s production processes
    02/12/15
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    New human-robot cooperation in Audi’s production processes

    Direct cooperation between man and machine: At its main plant in Ingolstadt, Audi has for the first time deployed a robot that works “hand-in-hand” with humans – without a safety barrier and ideally adapted to the employees’ working cycles. It is the first human-robot cooperation at the Volkswagen Group to be applied in final assembly. This innovative technology makes work easier for the assembly employees and makes ergonomic improvements.
  • Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro
    02/11/15
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    Audi buys fuel-cell patents from Ballard Power Systems

    AUDI AG has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian clean energy company until 2019.
  • Audi TT Coupé
    02/09/15
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    Audi continues with growth in January

    Audi has made its best-ever start to the year in company history: delivering around 137,700 units, the Ingolstadt-based company sold 10.3 percent more cars in January than during the same month last year. Following the record-breaking sales in 2014, the four rings once again saw growth in all regions of the world. Growth for the brand was particularly strong in North and South America, with sales up 15.1 percent to 16,200 units. In particular, the popular A3 family (+58.1%) and the new Audi TT (+15.0%) contributed to the successful start to the year worldwide.
  • Audi VR experience: the dealership in a briefcase
    01/15/15
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    Audi VR experience: the dealership in a briefcase

    Audi is taking the next big step in integrating digital technologies into automotive retail: The Audi VR experience gives customers the opportunity to configure their preferred car at the dealership through virtual reality headsets and experience it in a unprecedentedly realistic way. The headset showcases the entire model portfolio of the four rings, including all possible equipment combinations. Audi has become the first automotive manufacturer to develop a dedicated retail software solution for virtual reality headsets.
  • Audi RS Q3
    01/09/15
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    AUDI AG: new record year with over 1.74 million deliveries in 2014

    In 2014, AUDI AG clearly exceeded its goal of 1.7 million deliveries: By year-end, the company handed over around 1,741,100 cars to customers, 10.5 percent more than in 2013. The company was thus once again able to accelerate its growth pace and achieved with around 165,600 additional customers the second-highest volume increase in its history. The coveted SUV models* (+15.8%) and the A3 family* available worldwide for the first time in 2014 (+53.2%) contributed primarily to the strong sales total. In December, Audi continued to post double-digit growth and concluded the year with sales up 14.7 percent to around 150,000 units for the month.
  • Audi site in Ingolstadt
    12/27/14
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    Audi expands its investment program: €24 billion from 2015 through 2019

    Audi is further expanding the biggest investment program in its history. From 2015 through 2019, the Ingolstadt-based company plans to invest €24 billion, which is €2 billion more than in the previous planning period. 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies. Audi aims to meet stringent CO2 limits worldwide with a new generation of extremely economical combustion engines and alternative efficiency technologies. Furthermore, new features in the areas of connectivity and driver assistance are designed to extend the “Vorsprung durch Technik” of the brand with the four rings. At the same time, the company is expanding its worldwide production network. More than half of the planned investment will take place at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
  • Audi A6 allroad quattro
    12/09/14
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    AUDI AG: new sales record after 11 months

    Audi continues to post double digit growth in November too: Deliveries climbed 10.8 percent to a new record breaking figure for a single month of around 146,250 cars. The company once again grew significantly in all regions around the globe. Demand for the four rings rose in the Asia Pacific region in particular with sales up 17.7 percent. Since January, the premium manufacturer has delivered around 1,591,100 cars (+10.1%) to customers, thus topping last year’s sales total after just 11 months. In the whole of 2013, the Ingolstadt based company sold around 1.575 million units.
  • Universum study: top places for Audi amongst young professionals
    12/01/14
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    Universum study: top places for Audi amongst young professionals

    Audi has achieved its best results in the renowned Universum study for young professionals since the survey started. The company has recorded another double victory as the most popular employer for graduates of both engineering and business management. In the IT category, the brand with the Four Rings has moved up to second place. Amongst graduates of natural sciences, Audi has made a great leap forward by 14 places. Meanwhile, the Audi family has grown to a new record size in 2014: After recruiting more than 3,000 new employees this year, the Audi Group will have a worldwide workforce of approximately 80,000 people at the end of 2014.
  • Audi Hungaria: energy efficiency through supply of geothermal heat
    11/25/14
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    Audi Hungaria: energy efficiency through supply of geothermal heat

    The drilling has already begun: An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Győr. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 megawatt hours of geothermal energy per annum and will cover about 6 percent of total heat requirements.
  • Audi site in Ingolstadt
    11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi site in Ingolstadt
    11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi’s production wins innovation prize
    11/19/14
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    Audi’s production wins innovation prize

    Audi’s production has won the “Best Open Innovation Award” in the category “Best Cross-Industry Innovation.” The Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute for Innovation Management of the Airbus Group at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen recognizes the most innovative companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with this prize. Alois Brandt, Head of Technology Development Innovation Management, and Felix Schwabe, Innovation Management Production, accepted the prize on Audi’s behalf at the flagship event “Innovation 2014” in Munich on Tuesday evening.
  • Albert Mayer
    11/17/14
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    Albert Mayer

  • Audi SQ5 (3.0 TFSI USA model)
    11/07/14
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    AUDI AG continues worldwide growth in October

    AUDI AG started the fourth quarter of the year with significant sales growth: in October, deliveries worldwide showed a year-on-year increase of 10.8 percent to around 146,200 cars. Cumulatively, Audi sales since January have risen by 10.1 percent to about 1,444,900 units. In the past month, the three major export markets for the four rings made a particularly strong contribution, with growth rates well into the double digits: China up 17.0 percent, the United States up 16.5 percent and the United Kingdom up 22.1 percent.
  • 126th Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG 2015
    11/05/14
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    Audi Hungaria: Start of production of new Audi TT Roadster

    As of today, the new generation of the Audi TT Roadster* is driving off the assembly lines at Audi Hungaria. The official starting signal was given by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, in the presence of numerous politicians and businesspeople including Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, and the Mayor of Győr, Zsolt Borkai. After the A3 Sedan*, A3 Cabriolet* and TT Coupe*, this is the fourth Audi model to go into series production at the new automobile factory.
  • Audi A6 Avant
    11/03/14
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    Audi Group posts growth in deliveries, revenue and earnings in first nine months

    Audi is right on track to achieve its goals for the full year. In the first nine months of this year, the Audi Group increased its deliveries by ten percent to a total of almost 1.3 million automobiles delivered to customers worldwide. The Ingolstadt-based company thus generated revenue of €39.3 billion and operating profit of €3.8 billion. Its operating return on sales for the period is 9.7 percent.
  • The intelligent car fleet: “Audi shared fleet” takes on the German capital
    10/31/14
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    The intelligent car fleet: “Audi shared fleet” takes on the German capital

    Free choice of models, flexible use and pay-per-use billing: The new car pool service “Audi shared fleet” is now also taking the German capital by storm. The innovative start-up campus “Factory Berlin” has already chosen the innovative mobility solution by the company with the four rings, and put its new fleet into operation together with Audi on Thursday evening.
  • Audi México: Inaugurado nuevo Centro de Especialización
    10/21/14
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    Audi México: Inaugurado nuevo Centro de Especialización

    Un gran momento para Audi México: más de 300 invitados de alrededor del mundo celebraron hoy la inauguración del nuevo Centro de Especialización, entre ellos el Prof. h.c. Thomas Sigi, responsable de Recursos Humanos del Consejo Directivo de AUDI AG, el Dr. Hubert Waltl, responsable de Producción del Consejo de Directivo de AUDI AG, Dr. Rafael Moreno Valle, Gobernador del Estado de Puebla, Dr. Jorge Guillén, Rector de la Universidad Tecnológica de Puebla, Dr. Elías Micha Zaga, Director Adjunto de Desarrollo Regional del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) y Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Ministra Adjunta en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Federal de Alemania. En el futuro, en este moderno edificio se llevarán a cabo más de 1,500 cursos anuales para empleados y becarios. Esta capacitación previa constituye la base para el inicio de la producción del sucesor del Audi Q5* en la nueva planta de San José Chiapa. En total, la plantilla de Audi México contará hasta finales de 2016 con alrededor de 3,800 empleados.
  • Audi México: new Training Center opened
    10/21/14
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    Audi México: new Training Center opened

    A great moment for Audi México: Over 300 international guests today celebrated the opening of the new Training Center, among them Audi Board Member for Human Resources, Prof. h.c. Thomas Sigi, Audi Board Member for Production, Dr. Hubert Waltl, Governor of the State of Puebla Dr. Rafael Moreno Valle, President of the Universidad Tecnológica de Puebla, Dr. Jorge Guillén, Vice Director for Regional Development of the National Science and Technology Council, Dr. Elías Micha Zaga and German Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer. The modern building will in the future host over 1,500 training courses a year for employees and apprentices. This advance qualification is laying the foundations for the start of production of the Audi Q5* successor at the new plant in San José Chiapa. Audi México will be recruiting a total of some 3,800 employees by the end of 2016.
  • Audi extends Neckarsulm site
    10/17/14
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    Audi extends Neckarsulm site

    AUDI AG inaugurated the Audi Böllinger Höfe in Heilbronn today – an important step in the future and growth strategy of the Neckarsulm site. A state-of-the-art logistics center and production of the Audi R8 are already up and running in the Böllinger Höfe industrial park – situated around six kilometers from the main plant in Neckarsulm.
  • Jubilee in Brussels: 500,000th Audi A1
    10/14/14
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    Jubilee in Brussels: 500,000th Audi A1

    500,000 Audi A1* cars produced at the plant in Brussels. The jubilee model, a Misano red Audi A1 S line, drove off the assembly line today. The car is equipped with a 1.4 liter TFSI engine and is destined for a customer in Germany. His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Audi plant in Forest, a municipality of Brussels, on this special day. Prof. Thomas Sigi, Board of Management Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director at AUDI AG, and Patrick Danau, General Director at Audi Brussels, showed the monarch around the modern automobile factory.
  • 10/10/14
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    Array of awards for Audi spots in Cannes

    Audi collects Dolphins in Silver and in Gold: the brand’s spots received the jury’s acclaim at the Corporate Media & TV Awards in Cannes. The five films from the areas of Sales & Marketing as well as Communications scooped three Gold and two Silver at the corporate film industry’s world-famous festival.
  • Audi A6 Avant TDI ultra
    10/09/14
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    AUDI AG: strongest September with 159,950 deliveries

    Audi continues to grow: With around 159,950 deliveries and sales up 6.4 percent, the company reported its 57th record-breaking month in a row and, at the same time, the best September ever for the four rings. Sales growth was particularly strong in North America, up 17.6 percent. This means that deliveries worldwide increased by 10.0 percent in the first three quarters to around 1,298,650 cars.
  • Audi Logistics: 30 years of the car loading platform
    10/08/14
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    Audi Logistics: 30 years of the car loading platform

    Jubilee at the Four Rings: 30 years ago today, Audi put a new loading station into operation at its site in Ingolstadt – with a car-loading platform that was unique in the European automobile industry at that time. The innovative idea for the moving platform came from an employee at Audi Logistics. Since then, approximately eight million automobiles have left the Audi plant in Ingolstadt by rail via this platform – faster and more efficiently than before.
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    10/06/14
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    Audi in China: Growth in deliveries of 16 percent in the first three quarters

    In the first nine months of this year, Audi set a new record in the Chinese market (including Hong Kong and Macau). Unit sales from January through September increased by 16 percent to a total of 415,704 cars. In September alone, the brand with the Four Rings delivered 51,614 automobiles, representing growth of 13,4 percent compared with the same month last year.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    10/03/14
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    eCar Award for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Audi scores with its plug-in hybrid strategy. At the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines, Audi took first place with the A3 Sportback e-tron* and the TT offroad concept car.
  • Luca de Meo
    10/02/14
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    Audi Sales Chief Luca de Meo awarded “Eurostar 2014”

    Luca de Meo, AUDI AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing, has received the “Eurostar 2014” prize in the “Sales & Marketing Executive” category. Through the Eurostar awards, the international industry publication Automotive News Europe celebrates the most successful top managers in the European automotive industry. In its laudation, the jury emphasized that de Meo has successfully pushed Audi’s worldwide sales growth and even exceeded expectations with the strong performance of recent months.
  • Marc Lichte
    09/22/14
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    Marc Lichte

  • Audi wins connectivity award
    09/18/14
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    Audi TT is the best networked car

    The new Audi TT* is the best networked car in Germany. This was the finding by “auto motor und sport” and CHIP magazines in their “Car Connectivity Award.” Audi connectivity services also triumphed in four other categories. The award was presented yesterday evening in Stuttgart.
  • The Audi family is growing: 724 new apprentices
    09/12/14
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    The Audi family is growing: 724 new apprentices

    Today, 724 young people are starting their vocational training at Audi. 483 apprentices are beginning their working lives at the company’s headquarters in Ingolstadt and 241 are starting at the Neckarsulm site. The proportion of young women is constantly growing and will exceed 29 percent this year. AUDI AG currently offers apprenticeships in 22 different occupations, four of which also result in the qualification to study at a university of applied sciences. In addition, six dual study courses are offered at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites.
  • Audi Hungaria: 100,000th car leaves production line at new plant
    09/11/14
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    Audi Hungaria: 100,000th car leaves production line at new plant

    100,000 cars built since the start of production at the new Audi Hungaria car plant: The anniversary model, an Audi S3 Sedan* in glacier white, was driven off the production line today. The model, equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine built at the Győr engine plant and with a red interior design, is destined for the United States. AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. has been producing the Audi A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet since June of last year, and added the new generation of the Audi TT to its portfolio just a few weeks ago. In response to high demand worldwide for these models, the Company introduced a third shift in its automotive manufacturing operations in August.
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    09/08/14
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    AUDI AG: sales target for 2014 raised to 1.7 million

    Audi again maintained its path of growth worldwide in August: Sales rose 5.6 percent to around 125,300 automobiles. This brings the total number of customers who have chosen an Audi since the start of the year to around 1,138,700, an increase of 10.5 percent. The four rings grew particularly strongly in North America in August, increasing sales by 22.6 percent year on year.
  • US$ 22 million for environmental protection: Audi México starts water projects
    09/04/14
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    US$ 22 million for environmental protection: Audi México starts water projects

    Audi México is pursuing its environmental strategy with a focus on water. In cooperation with the State of Puebla, more than 100,000 trees will be planted in the area of San Jose Chiapa. The project aims to replenish the aquifers and maintain the region’s biodiversity. This is the first of many water projects connected with the construction of the automobile plant and production of the new Audi Q5* as of the year 2016.
  • Audi opens high-tech complex  in Neuburg an der Donau
    08/30/14
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    Audi opens high-tech complex in Neuburg an der Donau

    AUDI AG is strengthening its presence in the Ingolstadt region: Audi today officially put the high-tech Audi Neuburg complex into operation after a construction period of just two years. In the presence of the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, the Mayor of the city of Neuburg an der Donau, Dr. Bernhard Gmehling, and 250 other guests of honor, the 47-hectare site was opened by Prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board of Management Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG, and Peter Mosch, Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG. Under one roof, the complex accommodates the Competence Center Motorsport with Audi Sport customer racing, the Audi driving experience center and functions of the Technical Development division. Audi is investing a high double-digit million amount in the new site, which is approximately 20 kilometers west of the company’s main site in Ingolstadt and will provide employment for a total of 460 people.
  • Alfons Dintner
    08/26/14
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    Alfons Dintner

  • Audi México’s ongoing strategy:  management phase to take place on August 1
    08/26/14
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    Alfons Dintner

  • Stefan Moser
    08/19/14
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    Stefan Moser is new Head of Audi Product Communications

    Stefan Moser (54) will become the new Head of Product Communications at Audi on September 1. He will report to Toni Melfi, the Head of Audi Communications. Moser, who has worked for many years in the fields of journalist and motorsport communication, comes from Volkswagen, where he has been Head of Motorsport Communications.
  • Audi S3 Sedan
    08/07/14
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    AUDI AG: sales growth of 9.7 percent in July

    AUDI AG has started the second half of the year with further sales growth: global sales increased year-on-year by 9.7 percent in July to around 144,000 cars. The company again managed to boost sales in each of the top three sales regions around the world: by 5.4 percent in Europe, 16.2 percent in Asia-Pacific and 12.1 percent in North America. Since January around 1,013,350 cars with the four rings have been delivered to the brand’s customers, an 11.1 percent increase.
  • Audi Hungaria: Start of production of the new Audi TT Coupe
    08/01/14
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    Audi continues its profitable growth

    Despite challenging conditions and a record investment program, Audi delivered a convincing performance in the first half of 2014 with solid key figures. In the period of January through June, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker set a new record with deliveries of 869,355 Audi vehicles. The Audi Group posted first-half revenue of € 26.7 billion and operating profit of € 2.7 billion. In the first six months of this year, the company achieved an operating return on sales of 10.0 percent and was thus at the upper end of its strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent.
  • Audi México’s ongoing strategy:  management phase to take place on August 1
    07/31/14
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    Audi México: relevo en la Presidencia el 1 de agosto

    Alfons Dintner (50) sucederá a Matthias Müller (50) a partir del 1 de agosto del presente año. Se hará cargo de la dirección del proyecto de la futura planta de Audi en San José Chiapa en México y asumirá el cargo de Presidente AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. Dintner, cuyo último puesto fue Miembro de Consejo Producción y Logística de Volkswagen de México, será el responsable en 2016 del lanzamiento del sucesor del Q5*. Matthias Müller asumirá una función directiva en el departamento de Desarrollo Técnico de AUDI AG en Ingolstadt.
  • Audi México’s ongoing strategy:  management phase to take place on August 1
    07/31/14
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    Audi México’s ongoing strategy: management phase to take place on August 1

    Alfons Dintner (50) is to succeed Matthias Müller (50) with effect from August 1. He is taking charge of project management for the future Audi plant in the Mexican city of San José Chiapa and will become CEO of AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. Dintner, most recently Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at Volkswagen de México, will be responsible for the launch of the Q5* successor model in Mexico in 2016. Matthias Müller is taking on a senior position in Audi’s Technical Development in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    07/31/14
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    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron starts in Europe

    The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron*, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power from Audi complete the offering for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter.
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    07/24/14
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    Audi wins connectivity award

    Five first-place finishes for the four rings: Those are the results of a first-ever reader survey conducted by auto motor und sport and CHIP, in which over 42,500 readers chose the best connectivity features. The awards ceremony will be held in Stuttgart on September 17.
  • Audi Hungaria: Start of production of the new Audi TT Coupe
    07/24/14
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    Audi Hungaria: Start of production of the new Audi TT Coupe

    The third generation of the Audi TT* and the TTS Coupe is now going into series production at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. Following last year’s start of production of the Audi A3 Sedan, the S3 Sedan and the new A3 Cabriolet, the new Audi TT is now also leaving the assembly lines at the automobile plant in Győr. Audi produces this model there with the full depth of manufacturing. The most impressive features of the Audi TT are its sporty character and emotive design, as well as innovative technologies in its drivetrain and its operating and display concept.
  • The Audi A3 Sedan rolls out of the Aurangabad plant
    07/21/14
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    The Audi A3 Sedan rolls out of the Aurangabad plant

    Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has started production of the next big Audi - Audi A3 Sedan, at its Aurangabad plant, in the state of Maharashtra. After the Audi A6, the Audi A4, the Audi Q5, the Audi Q7 and the Audi Q3, the Audi A3 Sedan will be the sixth model to be produced at the plant. The Audi A3 Sedan will be launched in the Indian market soon.
  • Audi Twin Cup: service cum laude
    07/21/14
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    Audi Twin Cup: service cum laude

    The Audi driving experience center Neuburg hosted last weekend the service world of the four rings. The international finals of the Audi Twin Cup drew 75 teams of Audi technicians and service advisors to the competition. Participants from 38 countries traveled to the new driving experience center near the company headquarters in Ingolstadt, hoping to win the brand’s Service World Cup with technical know-how and customer focus. The team from USA took first place on the winners’ podium.
  • Audi 100 2.5 TDI, Audi RS 5 TDI concept
    07/17/14
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    25 years of TDI: The bestseller for efficiency

    Audi is marking a very special anniversary: It was 25 years ago that the company first unveiled the TDI engine, which has since gone on to become the most successful efficiency technology on both road and racetrack. Since that time, Audi has achieved worldwide sales of around 7.5 million automobiles with a TDI engine, and at the Le Mans 24 Hours a TDI-powered model with the four rings has been first over the finishing line on eight occasions since 2006. The two latest developments in one of Audi’s main areas of innovation also embody athletic efficiency: the new, fuel-efficient 3.0 V6 TDI generation, and the Audi RS 5 TDI concept with electric charging.
  • Six-millionth Audi with quattro drive
    07/11/14
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    Six-millionth Audi with quattro drive

    Jubilee at Audi: The six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170 quattro versions, the brand with the Four Rings offers the biggest selection of all-wheel drive vehicles amongst the premium manufacturers.
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    07/09/14
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    Advance sales of the Audi TT start

    The waiting is over for sports car enthusiasts: From July 10, dealers will be taking orders for the new Audi TT for the German market. Prices start at EUR 35,000. The Coupé will be arriving on the market this fall – with the new Audi virtual cockpit as standard.
  • Audi A8 4.2 TDI clean diesel quattro
    07/07/14
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    AUDI AG sets new half-year record with around 869,350 deliveries

    With year-on-year sales growth of 11.4 percent, AUDI AG has achieved the best first half year in company history. The brand with the four rings handed over around 869,350 cars to customers in the first six months. In June alone, the company delivered around 155,450 cars worldwide, exceeding the figure in the same period last year by 10.8 percent. The premium brand grew particularly strongly in North America, increasing sales by 21.2 percent year-on-year.
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    07/04/14
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    Audi Encounter magazine wins gold in the Best of Corporate Publishing Award

    Two gold awards and seven more nominations demonstrate the outstanding quality of Audi publications. In addition to the Encounter magazine, the app for Audi’s Annual Report also took first place amongst 700 submissions.
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    07/04/14
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    Audi: More than 50,000 cars delivered in China in one month for the first time

    Audi achieved new record figures in the Chinese market in the first half of the year, increasing unit sales in China including Hong Kong and Macau by 17.8 percent to 268,666 automobiles. In June, the company for the first time passed the mark of 50,000 deliveries in one month (50,756, or plus 14.1 percent compared with the 44,479 deliveries in the prior-year month).
  • “Dual Training” at Audi Brussels:  successful conclusion of pilot phase
    07/01/14
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    “Dual Training” at Audi Brussels: successful conclusion of pilot phase

    Audi Brussels is reaping the first fruits of its “Dual Training” pilot project. Ten trainees have passed their final examinations, five of whom are now starting their careers as production plant technicians at Audi Brussels. In cooperation with the partner schools, Audi will continue to train the other five young people as maintenance technicians, starting in September.
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    06/25/14
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    Audi 2.5 TFSI voted “International Engine of the Year” for fifth time

    The Audi 2.5-liter TFSI engine is the “International Engine of the Year” for 2014 in the 2 to 2.5-liter category. The five-cylinder car has now won the award for the fifth consecutive time.
  • One year of Audi México: Superb results achieved
    06/17/14
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    One year of Audi México: Superb results achieved

    The start of series production of the Audi Q5* in mid-2016 is approaching: One year after construction work started in Mexico, the progress that has been made on the future plant site of Audi México is readily apparent, and work on the building shell is advancing rapidly. Employee training activities are also moving forward at full speed. There are already 700 local employees on board in all. With the newly created supplier network, 65 percent of value creation can now take place locally.
  • German Federal Parliament to drive efficient Audi ultra models
    06/12/14
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    German Federal Parliament to drive efficient Audi ultra models

    The transport service of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) has added 66 especially efficient full-size sedans to its fleet: With CO2 emissions of only 114 grams per kilometer (183.5 g/mi), the Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra is one of the lowest-consuming premium cars in its segment. In the coming days, AUDI AG will be handing over the keys for the first cars of the efficiency fleet.
  • “Land of quattro:” Audi showcases the homes of all-wheel drive
    06/06/14
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    Audi advertising triumphs at Global Effie Awards

    Audi is the first German carmaker to receive one of the most coveted awards in the advertising industry: The Gold Global Effie was presented to the four rings for its “land of quattro” campaign at yesterday’s awards ceremony in New York. The campaign for the premium segment’s top-selling all-wheel drive technology has thus been recognized as one of the most successful marketing ideas in the world. Through the Effie Awards, the jury acknowledges both the creativity and effectiveness of advertising communication. The advertisement for the launch of the new Audi A3 Sportback was shortlisted in this year’s competition, singling it out as one of the strongest campaigns in the world.
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    06/05/14
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    AUDI AG: U.S. sales fuel global growth in May

    AUDI AG again clearly exceeded its sales total from the prior-year month: Worldwide, around 152,000 customers opted for an automobile with the four rings in the last month – 10.8 percent more than in May 2013. The A3* (+42.9%), the Q3* (+20.8%) and the full-size category with the A6* (+9.7%) contributed in particular to this sales success. Since the start of the year, the company has increased its global deliveries by 11.5 percent to around 713,900 premium cars.
  • High honors: Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg recognized with the VdM “Golden Diesel Ring”
    05/30/14
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    High honors: Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg recognized with the VdM “Golden Diesel Ring”

    The German Association of Motoring Journalists (VdM) today presented Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development and head of cross-brand Research & Development for the Volkswagen Group, with its “Golden Diesel Ring” (Goldener Dieselring). With the ring, the VdM recognizes Dr. Hackenberg for his contributions to road safety. The honor was presented during the AMI Auto Show in Leipzig.
  • 20 years of Audi Ideas Program
    05/27/14
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    20 years of Audi Ideas Program

    AUDI AG celebrates 20 years of Audi Ideas Program with impressive results: 58,040 Audi employees submitted ideas for improvements in the past two decades, adding up to a total of 838,070 suggestions. From the ideas that were realized, Audi has derived a total benefit of 780 million euros. The company is celebrating the jubilee year with various activities such as participation in an Alpine rally and a special lottery with jubilee prizes.
  • Audi México se centra en los proveedores locales:
    05/14/14
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    Audi México se centra en los proveedores locales

    Audi México crea puestos de trabajo en la región TLCAN gracias a su ambiciosa estrategia de expansión. A medio plazo, un porcentaje superior al 65% de las piezas suministradas por los proveedores para el Audi Q5* deberán proceder de América del Norte y a largo plazo, incluso hasta el 90%. De este modo, en los próximos diez años se podrán crear más de 20,000 puestos de trabajo, de los cuales, alrededor de 1,000 se concentrarán en un parque de proveedores ubicado al sur de la planta de Audi en San José Chiapa. Con motivo del comienzo de las obras se reunieron hoy el Responsable de Compras en el Consejo de Dirección, el Dr. Bernd Martens y el Gobernador de Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas. Está previsto que el parque de proveedores JIS (just in sequence) se ponga en marcha, en una primera fase, a finales de 2014. La producción en serie de la segunda generación del Audi Q5 para el mercado mundial se iniciará en 2016.
  • Audi México sets focus on local suppliers:
    05/14/14
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    Audi México sets focus on local suppliers

    Audi México is creating jobs in the NAFTA region with its ambitious localization strategy. In the medium term, well over 65 percent of all sourced parts for the Audi Q5* will come from North America, with this to increase to 90 percent in the long term. More than 20,000 jobs could be created over the next ten years, roughly 1,000 of these at a supplier park south of the Audi plant in San José Chiapa. Audi Board Member for Procurement Dr. Bernd Martens and Puebla Governor Rafael Morena Valle Rosas were on site today for the groundbreaking ceremony. The first phase of the JIS (just-in-sequence) Supplier Park is scheduled to begin operation in late 2014. Series production of the second-generation Audi Q5 for the global market begins in 2016.

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