Dialogue on future-oriented sustainability: Audi at the One Young World Summit
Innovations for a changing world: The One Young World Summit, held in Belfast from October 2nd to 5th, will bring together more than 2,000 young people to discuss the social tasks of our time. Audi will also be represented at the event again. Bentley, Volkswagen subsidiary Elli (Electric Life), Audi, and the Audi Environmental Foundation are sending a total of 34 employees and scholars from all over the world to Northern Ireland – with future-oriented projects and ideas in tow. Xavier Ros, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources at AUDI AG, sees curiosity and openness to impulses from outside, along with never stopping learning, as fundamental tasks of our time and part of Audi’s DNA.
Audi RS Q e-tron wows Paris with Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger
From the desert to the city: Audi is not only using the forward-looking drive technology of the RS Q e-tron in the Dakar Rally, but is also specifically demonstrating it in metropolises. After the rally car’s highly acclaimed city tour through Hamburg a year ago, Paris was now on the agenda. In the home of French Audi factory drivers Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger, the innovative low-emission prototype headed for renowned sights. A wave of joy and curiosity from many passers-by accompanied the emotional drive. The appearance of Audi’s high-tech ambassador generated a lot of sympathy and unique images.
Sporty, beautiful, and innovative: the NSU/Wankel Spider
It was one of the stars at the 1963 IAA in Frankfurt: the NSU/Wankel Spider. The real sensation of the open two-seater was not its beautiful design; instead its inner qualities really excited the public. The heart of the sports car was the world’s first single-rotor wankel engine ever used in a production car. In this seventh episode on the history of NSU, Audi Tradition presents the NSU/Wankel Spider and its innovative drive concept.
Audi Ingolstadt to achieve net carbon neutral production in 2024
The Audi plant in Ingolstadt will begin net carbon-neutral production on January 1, 2024. The main plant will commence building the new Audi Q6 e-tron series next year. After Brussels (Belgium, 2018) and Győr (Hungary, 2020), it will be the third Audi plant to operate with net zero emissions. In addition are the Audi R8 and e-tron GT quattro models, which have been built at Böllinger Höfe with net zero emissions since 2020. As part of its Mission:Zero environmental program, Audi has set itself the goal of achieving net carbon neutrality at all its sites worldwide by 2025. By then, the final steps will have been taken in Neckarsulm and San José Chiapa (Mexico).
DTM victory and many other Audi customer successes
Audi Sport customer racing celebrated remarkable achievements on the fourth weekend in September. The second win of the season in the DTM, a success at the conclusion of the GT World Challenge Asia, a fourth triumph in a row in New Zealand and the first victory of the season in the Le Mans Cup together with a one-two-three in the TCR Europe were among the highlights.
Update for the Audi Q4 e-tron: more range, more efficiency, more emotions
Audi is systematically continuing its course for growth in fully electric models. More than other e-models, the Audi Q4 e-tron family has contributed to the strong growth in deliveries in the first half of 2023 (+51.2 percent). It is being comprehensively updated in the 2024 model year with a newly tuned suspension, increased efficiency, characteristic sound, and enhanced standard equipment. In addition to an optimized drive concept and higher charging power, Audi is expanding the models’ range of functions in the driver assistance systems. With the optional adaptive cruise assist, both models now also aid lane changes. The updated models will be available to order from September 26, starting at 52,950 euros.
Audi RS Q e-tron wows Madrid: Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz in the rally car in the city center
From the desert to the city: Audi not only uses the forward-looking drive technology of the RS Q e-tron in the Dakar Rally, but also specifically demonstrates it in metropolises. After the rally car’s highly acclaimed city tour through Hamburg a year ago, Madrid was now on the agenda. In the home of Spanish Audi factory drivers Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz, the innovative low-emission prototype headed for well-known sights. A wave of joy and curiosity from many passers-by accompanied the emotional drive. The appearance of Audi’s high-tech ambassador generated a lot of sympathy and unique images.
Audi customers with title successes in Europe and China
Audi Sport customer racing celebrated title successes with its customer teams in the 24H Series powered by Hankook European Series, the GT Super Sprint Challenge in China and is well placed in title contentions in several championships. Two victories at the invitation race in Singapore round off a strong weekend.
Audi RS Q e-tron on city tour: Audi drivers inspire Madrid, Paris and Stockholm
From the desert to the metropolises: Audi not only uses the future-oriented drive technology of the RS Q e-tron at the Dakar Rally but also specifically demonstrates it in major cities. Following the highly acclaimed Hamburg tour a year ago, the program now included the capitals of the three countries from which the Audi factory drivers hail. Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz traversed Madrid, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger were on the road in Paris and Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist steered the innovative low-emission prototype through Stockholm. Many passers-by followed the emotional performances full of joy and curiosity.
Audi opens new Vehicle Safety Center
The new Audi Vehicle Safety Center on the incampus premises in Ingolstadt provides significantly improved and state-of-the-art crash test facilities. Around 100 million euros were invested in the facility. Among its features are a 250-meter (820 ft) run-up track, a mobile 100-ton crash block, and the ability to collide two vehicles at a 90-degree angle. As a premium brand, Audi is committed to meeting heightened requirements that go beyond current international standards.