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  • 02/23/17
    Audi MediaCenter
    New

    The new Audi A5 and Audi S5 Cabriolet

  • 02/20/17
    Sports

    Audi supports FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti

    From the downhill run to the cross-country skiing trail, from Switzerland to Finland: Audi is an official sponsor of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti starting this Wednesday. Most recently, the brand had supported the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz as Presenting Sponsor.
  • 02/19/17
    Sports

    Successful Alpine World Ski Championships for Audi in St. Moritz

    Two weeks of highlights on and off the ski slopes: During the 44th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland) Audi once again underpinned its position as a strong partner of international skiing. Along the Corviglia world championship course, the brand with the four rings was featured as a constant companion of the Alpine competitions and thrilled visitors off the slopes with quattro experiences on snow and ice.
  • 02/19/17
    Sports

    Podium for Audi driver di Grassi in Buenos Aires

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi on clinching third place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) maintained his second place in the Formula E standings. His teammate Daniel Abt in race three of the fully electric racing series shone with a comeback drive from grid position 16 to seventh place.
  • 02/18/17
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Short Film Award goes to Lebanese director Karam Ghossein

    Lebanese director Karam Ghossein has won the Audi Short Film Award, along with its €20,000 cash prize. In the Berlinale Shorts section, he swayed the international short film jury with his film “Street of Death.” The wide-ranging program at the Audi Berlinale Lounge also generated a great deal of interest during the Berlinale. Attracting more than 6,000 visitors, the Lounge was once again the central meeting place for film aficionados. This year the Lounge featured discussions on current movies, debates about new technologies and the popular Berlinale Lounge Nights.
  • 02/17/17
    Company

    Audi receives Industrial Inclusion Prize

    For the exemplary integration of people with physical disabilities, AUDI AG has been awarded the 2016 Industrial Inclusion Prize in the large company category. At its plants in Germany in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, the company employs 3,100 people with disabilities, or 5.8 percent of the workforce. Together with the University of St. Gallen, Audi has carried out a comprehensive scientific evaluation of its integration process and has derived further specific steps to be taken.
  • 02/15/17
    Company

    Audi wins VDA Logistics Award for automated vehicle transport

    A prize for a pioneering achievement: Audi has won the Logistics Award for 2017 from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in recognition of its FTS driverless vehicle transport system. The autonomously operating system has been in production operation at the Ingolstadt site since the beginning of the year. The parking robot named Ray sorts up to 2,000 cars per day for loading onto railway freight cars. This application is the only one of its kind to date in the automotive industry.
  • 02/14/17
    Sports

    Loïc Duval: “I’d like to mount the podium in the DTM”

    A new challenge for Loïc Duval: Following five years with Audi in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), a title win and a Le Mans victory, the 34-year-old Frenchman is switching to the DTM in 2017. In an interview, Duval talks about his initial impressions in the Audi RS 5 DTM and the feeling of being a rookie again.
  • 02/14/17
    Company

    Audi achieves further growth in Europe and North America

    AUDI AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi established a long-term, strategic growth plan for the coming decade together with its Chinese partner FAW. Against this background the Chinese Audi dealers had planned a restrained business volume at the start of the year. This temporary development in China also affected the global sales balance: Worldwide deliveries fell by 13.5 percent compared with the record-breaking figures for the prior-year month.
  • 02/10/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Gold for Audi Q2 in the German Design Award competition

    The Audi Q2* has won the gold in the German Design Award. At the award ceremony today in Frankfurt am Main, the compact SUV secured the highest award for “Excellent Production Design – Transportation.”
  • 02/10/17
    Models

    New engine and an even sharper look: Update for the Audi RS 3 Sportback

    The new Audi RS 3 Sportback* completes the Ingolstadt premium automaker’s sporty vanguard in the compact segment. Following the world premiere of the RS 3 Sedan* at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the RS 3 Sportback now stands poised to make its entry at the Geneva International Motor Show. With the most powerful production five-cylinder in the world, outstanding dynamism and an even sharper look, the car offers an emotional driving experience.
  • 02/09/17
    Sports

    Audi to enter three DTM teams in title chase

    Three months before the 2017 DTM season opener, Audi has announced its team assignments. The premium brand will be the only manufacturer to put three teams on the grid. The DTM season will kick off at the Hockenheimring on May 5.
  • 02/09/17
    Tradition

    Audi Anniversary Dates 2017

    In their digital booklet entitled "Anniversary Dates 2017", Audi Tradition provides information about the most important events, records and milestones in product development from the history of Audi.
  • 02/07/17
    Company

    Valuable contribution to resource management: Audi Environmental Foundation honors young scientists

    The Audi Environmental Foundation has recognized two young scientists with its “Sustainable Resource Management Award” (SRM). For the seventh time now, the Foundation has given this award for the best theses on the master’s course for sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The winners examined the CO2 footprint as a key factor for climate protection in the German construction equipment industry and strategies for the sustainable use of hydroelectric power. Anne Katrin Kleih and Veda Sara Sayakoummane will receive prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 02/05/17
    Sports

    Two podium places for Audi customer teams in Australia

    Two Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated hard-fought podium places in an unrelenting running of the Bathurst 12 Hours. Daniel Gaunt/Matt Halliday/Ash Samadi in the Audi R8 LMS were the second-best Pro-Am driver squad in the field of ten marques, trailed by their Audi brand colleagues Marc Cini/Dean Fiore/Lee Holdsworth.
  • 01/31/17
    Culture and Trends

    Culture meets technology: Audi at the Berlinale

    The 67th Berlin International Film Festival will showcase the wide diversity of cinema from February 9 to 19. New technologies like virtual reality are important innovation drivers here. As the principal partner to the Berlinale, Audi supports dialogue between the arts and industry with the Berlinale Open House event series and the European Film Market’s EFM Horizon innovation platform. In addition, fans of the cinema can enjoy discussions about current films, exceptional concerts and the best view of the curb where the stars arrive.
  • 01/31/17
    Tradition

    Audi Tradition's debut at the AvD-Histo-Monte

    Double premiere for the start of the 2017 season: from 7 to 11 February, Audi Tradition will participate for the first time in the AvD-Histo-Monte, Germany's biggest classic car winter rally. The double world rally champion Walter Röhrl will be piloting an Audi quattro specially adapted for regularity rallies.
  • 01/30/17
    Sports

    Audi presents FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz

    In a week from today the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will begin in St. Moritz (Switzerland). Audi accompanies the competitions as presenting sponsor for the seventh time. In doing so, the brand continues its tradition in international winter sports. Highlights away from the slopes this year include the medal reception in the Audi Lounge as well as an appearance by Audi DTM star and Rallycross world champion Mattias Ekström. He will be challenging the Ski athletes off the piste in an unusual duel on snow and ice.
  • 01/30/17
    Sports

    Season opener for title defender Audi in Australia

    Audi is traveling to Down Under as the title defender. Following its win of the drivers’ and manufacturers’ classifications in the 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge, the racing series’ second season will kick off at Bathurst, Australia, on Sunday, February 5. Audi’s teams will be meeting with fierce competition at the event.
  • 01/26/17
    Models

    Two wins for Audi in “Best Cars 2017”

    Audi has driven home two overall wins in the “Best Cars 2017” competition. The Audi A1* triumphed in the “Small Car” category in the reader survey conducted by “auto motor und sport” magazine, and the Audi A3* won the “Compact Car” class. The award ceremony was held today in Stuttgart.
  • 01/24/17
    Company

    Audi etches symbols into car paint

    Audi has developed a process for the partial matting of painted surfaces. A special powder roughens the clear lacquer on the surface to a depth of a few thousandths of a millimeter so that individual markings become visible. With this process, the Audi exclusive program offers personalized design of the side blades for all R8 customers.
  • 01/19/17
    Technology

    An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

    The brand is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big, built-in boost in safety and driving pleasure, even on snow and ice. The milestone car is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro*.
  • 01/18/17
    Company

    2016: Another good year for Audi Hungaria

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. had a successful year 2016 with 1,926,638 engines and 122,975 automobiles produced. With these good levels of production, Audi Hungaria operated at a very stable level in 2016 and is a key mainstay of the Audi Group. Premium is a guiding principle in Győr: In March, the Audi TT RS received the “Innovation of the Year” award. Its engine, the 2.5 liter TFSI five cylinder engine with 400 horsepower, won the “International Engine of the Year” prize for the seventh time in 2016. At present, 11,631 people are employed at Audi Hungaria.
  • 01/18/17
    Sports

    Audi Sport to enter World RX

    AUDI AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in the future as well.
  • 01/17/17
    Company

    AUDI AG and FAW Group sign strategic growth plan for China

    AUDI AG is set to further expand its business activities in the Chinese market: Together with its local partner FAW Group, the company has defined 21 key strategy fields with respective goals in a 10-year plan. Audi will significantly expand its model portfolio locally produced at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified automobiles. With a new dedicated company for mobility and digital services, the two partners want to advance their joint commitment in this expanding premium business segment. Furthermore Audi and FAW will intensify their collaboration in financial services aiming to serve the rapidly growing demand from Audi customers in this field. With this agenda for the future, Audi and FAW are laying the groundwork to continue the growth strategy of the four rings in China.
  • 01/16/17
    Company

    Ducati ends 2016 on yet another high, with motorcycle sales topping 55,000

    Ducati Motor Holding enjoyed further growth in 2016, delivering 55,451 motorcycles to customers all over the world: that's an increase of 1.2% compared to 2015 (54,809 bikes).
  • 01/16/17
    Company

    Automobili Lamborghini achieves another record year: 3,457 cars delivered to customers in 2016

    In Fiscal Year 2016 (1 Jan - 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. set another historic sales record. With 3,457 cars delivered to customers around the world, the Italian super sports car producer surpassed the 3,400 units mark for the first time. This marks a new milestone not only for sales, but also for brand and product.
  • 01/09/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi at the Detroit Motor Show: powerful trio kicking off the new year

    Audi is kicking off the new year with three highlights: with the Audi Q8 concept car, the premium carmaker is previewing a future production model at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. At the same time, the brand with the four rings is celebrating the world premiere of the Audi SQ5 TFSI* and publicly presenting the A5/S5 Cabriolet* for the first time.
  • 01/09/17
    Models

    Dynamic and emotional: the new Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI

    Audi presents the new Audi SQ5* at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The sportiest member of the Q5 model series embodies more than ever the emotional concept of the practical SUV with the latest technology. It’s turbocharged, 3.0 TFSI offers powerful performance combined with further enhanced efficiency.
  • 01/09/17
    Models

    Full-size SUV in coupe design: Audi Q8 concept

    Dynamic, highly efficient and extremely comfortable: Audi presents the Audi Q8 concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017. With this model the premium manufacturer is tapping into a new segment for the full-size class – an elegant alternative to the robust presence of a classic sport utility vehicle. The Q8 concept stands for maximum prestige. It combines the spaciousness typical of an SUV with the emotional lines of a coupe. Propulsion is provided by a powerful, yet highly efficient plug-in hybrid with 330 kW of system output and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque. The concept car is the basis for a production model that Audi will launch on the market in 2018.
  • 01/09/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi sets new sales record: 1.871 million deliveries in 2016

    AUDI AG increased its global sales to around 1,871,350 automobiles in 2016, 3.8 percent more than in the previous record-breaking year 2015. During the ongoing, wide-ranging renewal of the model range, sales increased in all core regions: in Europe (+7.6%), in North America (+5.3%) with further growth in the plateaued U.S. market (+4%) and in Asia-Pacific (+0.5%). In all five of its largest individual markets, the four rings sold more automobiles than ever before. Worldwide, demand increased for the seventh year in a row since 2009. Compared with 949,729 customers in 2009, the company almost doubled its market success over this period.
  • 01/08/17
    Sports

    Lucas di Grassi: “A new era has started successfully”

    The ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E team started virtually into the New Year: Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt gathered new experiences during the 1,000,000 Dollar Vegas eRace on race simulators. While Abt claimed ninth place in the 30 driver field, di Grassi was unable to start the main race due to a technical defect. Nevertheless, the Brazilian gives a positive verdict in the interview and looks ahead to a return to the real race tracks.
  • 01/05/17
    Technology

    Piloted driving with artificial intelligence: Audi partnering with top companies in the electronics industry

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for piloted driving – that’s why Audi and strong partners from the electronics industry are jointly developing game-changing know-how in the field of machine learning. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Audi is presenting the Audi Q7 deep learning concept, a piloted driving car made possible thanks to collaboration with NVIDIA.
  • 01/01/17
    Sports

    36 years of “Vorsprung durch Technik”

    Audi positions itself as the sportiest manufacturer in the premium segment and has a perfect basis to do so: motorsport. Sportiness, advanced technology and emotional design are the main elements accounting for the success of the Audi brand. The genes for it have had their origins in racing – for 36 years.
  • 12/22/16
    Models

    Foretaste of a production model: Audi Q8 concept premieres in Detroit

    Audi will start the new year with a sensation: At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2017, the premium manufacturer is to present the Audi Q8 concept. The near-production study represents a synthesis of the emotional styling of a coupé and the spaciousness that typifies an SUV. With this move, the brand is unlocking a new segment for the full-size category.
  • 12/16/16
    Sports

    Dieter Gass to become new Head of Audi Motorsport

    Scheduled change at the helm of Audi Sport: Effective January 1, 2017, after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) will hand over this post to his successor, Dieter Gass (53). Dr. Ullrich will remain with Audi Sport in an advisory role until the end of 2017.
  • 12/15/16
    Sports

    Deliveries of the Audi RS 3 LMS have begun

    Audi Sport GmbH delivered the first two Audi RS 3 LMS cars in Neuburg on Thursday. Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH, and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, handed over the new TCR touring cars to Cadspeed-Racing and Speed Factory Racing Team, whose season will start as early as in the middle of January 2017 in the 24-hour race in Dubai.
  • 12/13/16
    Company

    First German location for Audi on demand

    It’s the most convenient way to get from the tarmac to the business appointment: Airline passengers at Munich Airport can now use the premium mobility service Audi on demand to continue on the next leg of their trip in one of the brand’s latest models. Sophisticated travelers and Audi aficionados can expect to find a fleet of cars equipped with exclusive features – from designer coupes to the high performance experience. Users can book the Audi models with a mobile app and pick them up directly at the myAudi Sphere at the terminal. This makes Munich the first German location for Audi on demand.
  • 12/12/16
    Company

    Audi sales up in all core regions

    Audi continues its course of growth: The brand’s deliveries increased by 4.3 percent to around 154,050 units in the past month. Demand rose sharply in Europe where two important new models, the Audi Q2 and the Audi A5, were launched on the market only recently. Across the entire portfolio, sales in the region increased by 9.5 percent to around 68,200 automobiles. The company also posted further growth in the two other core regions of North America (+3.6%) and Asia-Pacific (+0.8%) in November. Since the start of the year around 1,713,900 customers worldwide decided to buy an Audi; 4.2 percent more than in the same period last year.
  • 12/12/16
    Sports

    Duval and Rast in Audi RS 5 DTM in 2017

    Audi is bringing a breath of fresh air into the DTM. The Frenchman Loïc Duval and the German René Rast will be two new campaigners to compete in the Audi RS 5 DTM next season. Both have previously been successful in other racing series for Audi, most recently having been active in the WEC. Mattias Ekström (Sweden), Jamie Green (Great Britain), Nico Müller (Switzerland) and Mike Rockenfeller (Germany) have been confirmed as drivers for the 2017 DTM.
  • 12/10/16
    Sports

    Successful season for Audi Sport customer racing

    Strong season for Audi Sport customer racing: Drivers and teams have clinched 24 titles and celebrated endurance racing victories with the Audi R8 LMS in the 2016 season. As a result, in a fierce competitive environment with up to eleven marques, Audi fared brilliantly again in the eighth season of its customer racing program.
  • 12/09/16
    Company

    Audi Brussels wins environment award “Trends Business Tour 2016”

    Audi Brussels has received the environment award “Trends Business Tour 2016.” The brand with the Four Rings succeeded against strong competition, including the energy giant EDF, the consulting company Energiris, and the bio-drink producer Simone a Soif. The jury stated that the key criterion for the decision was the convincing overall sustainability concept of Audi Brussels.
  • 12/08/16
    Company

    Ducati Globetrotter at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt

    One motorcycle, seven heroes and 90 years of Ducati history – this is the motto of “Ducati Globetrotter 90th.” Since July 4, seven Ducati fans from seven countries have been traveling around the world on the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro. Today, the German motorcyclist Timo Schäfer visited the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. In the special exhibition “More Than Red – Passione Ducati” in the Audi museum mobile, he was welcomed by Stephan Öri, the Head of Audi Forum Ingolstadt.
  • 12/08/16
    Culture and Trends

    Audi extends partnership with the Berlin International Film Festival to 2019

    AUDI AG will remain the principal partner to the Berlin International Film Festival. The brand with the four rings will expand its involvement starting in 2017 to include the new innovation platform of the European Film Market (EFM) known as “EFM Horizon.” This platform fosters use of new technologies in the cinema like virtual reality and encourages the exchange of knowledge across industries. Together with the International Film Festival, Audi is also continuing the high-caliber Berlinale Open House program in the Audi Berlinale Lounge.
  • 12/08/16
    Models

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

    One in two Audi TT cars sold worldwide is a quattro. The successful two-liter diesel engine, which made its appearance with the introduction of the third-generation TT, is now also available in the all-wheel-drive version. Its power is transmitted by the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission. With this combination, both the Coupé and Roadster offer agile performance combined with fuel economy.
  • 12/07/16
    Culture and Trends

    Audi networks with traffic lights in the USA

    If you know in advance when a traffic light will switch from red to green, your driving is more relaxed and efficient. Audi is the first automobile brand to connect the car to the city infrastructure – an important step towards autonomous driving. In Las Vegas, starting immediately, the Audi A4 and Q7 models can display traffic-light phases directly in the car. Further U.S. cities will follow, and introduction of the system is planned in Europe. Traffic Light Information optimizes traffic flow, saves valuable time and reduces environmental impact.
  • 12/07/16
    Tradition

    "Berlin Calling": new calendar from Audi Tradition

    The new wall calendar from Audi Tradition for 2017 is titled "Berlin Calling". Renowned automobile photographer Stefan Warter presents twelve Audi and NSU vintage and classic cars in the German capital city. The Audi Tradition Calendar 2017 is available now, priced 29.90 Euros.
  • 12/05/16
    Company

    Audi extends employment guarantee

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

    Automatic intelligent parking: Audi at NIPS in Barcelona

    It’s one of the world’s most important specialist conferences for artificial intelligence: Every year the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) presents advances in the fields of machine learning and computational neuroscience. Audi is showcasing its expertise at the conference for the first time. From December 5 to 10, 2016, in Barcelona, the premium automaker is showing with the aid of a scale model how a car develops intelligent parking strategies. The car manufacturer is also providing specialists and potential applicants with information on jobs in innovative fields.
  • 12/02/16
    Models

    Audi A3 a model of success: two decades, three generations

    The brand with the four rings is celebrating the anniversary of the Audi A3. This successful Audi model had its motor show premiere twenty years ago in Paris. Today the premium compact is available in a choice of four body styles, four drive systems and three trim lines.
  • 12/01/16
    Models

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

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

    Part-Time Scientists and Audi lunar quattro ready to head for the Moon

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

    “Auto Trophy 2016”: with seven awards, Audi most successful brand

    The readers of Auto Zeitung have decided: Audi is market leader once again in the Auto Trophy 2016 competition. This year the honors went to the models Audi A1*, Audi Q2*, Audi Q5*, Audi A5 Sportback* and Audi Q7*. The premium brand also took first place in the “Best design” and “Best brand’ categories.
  • 11/29/16
    Company

    Audi Hungaria passes millions mark in production

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

    “The extra hour” installation by Audi and the LEGO® Group at Design Miami/

    More freedom thanks to more time: the central customer benefit offered by autonomous driving is being showcased by Audi at this year’s Design Miami/ exhibition, being held November 30 to December 4, 2016. Audi worked together with the LEGO Group to develop “The extra hour” installation specifically for the exhibition.
  • 11/29/16
    Company

    Moving forward under a new name: quattro GmbH becomes Audi Sport GmbH

    quattro GmbH, established in Neckarsulm in 1983, is now operating as Audi Sport GmbH. With Stephan Winkelmann at the helm, this fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG currently has around 1,200 employees.
  • 11/29/16
    Company

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe

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

    Audi uses wearables in logistics

    Scanner-gloves now make work easier for international logistics employees at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: For the worldwide dispatch of car components, they now use the “ProGlove” by the name of “Mark” with its embedded barcode scanner. This means they have both hands free and can work more ergonomically. After a four week pilot phase, Audi employees are now using these wearables in five positions in the Ingolstadt plant.
  • 11/27/16
    Sports

    Mattias Ekström and EKS win World Rallycross Championship teams’ title

    Mattias Ekström and his privateer rallycross team EKS are World Champions in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. After the Swede had wrapped up the drivers’ title at the penultimate round of the season, EKS triumphed at the season finale in Rosario, Argentina.
  • 11/24/16
    Company

    Peter Mertens appointed as new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

    Dr. Ing. Peter Mertens has been appointed as the new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. He was previously Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation in Göteborg, Sweden.
  • 11/22/16
    Company

    More room for the modern way of working: new office complex for Audi in Ingolstadt

    Promote new ideas and creative work: that is the goal of Audi’s new “Areal Süd” office complex. Following construction that took just less than two years, the first 1,000 employees are now moving in. The new H6 building at the Ingolstadt site features a distinctive, open and innovative office structure. In addition, the new company cafeteria has been open since October 10.
  • 11/20/16
    Sports

    Audi wins FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has won what has arguably been the most unusual GT race in Macau. After the race had been stopped twice, Laurens Vanthoor decided the FIA GT World Cup in his favor for the first time.
  • 11/19/16
    Sports

    WEC Bahrain: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following the one-two victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) finale.
  • 11/19/16
    Sports

    Audi says goodbye with one-two victory

    Saying goodbye with a bang: Audi achieved an impressive one-two victory in the last race of its Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). After clinching pole position in qualifying, the Audi R18 diesel hybrid sports car went on to claim a lights-to-flag victory in the 6 Hours of Bahrain. In addition, Lucas di Grassi set the fastest race lap. As a result, Audi has clinched the vice-championship titles in the manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications.
  • 11/18/16
    Sports

    Final pole position for Audi in Bahrain

    Shining at the end: Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Oliver Jarvis (GB) achieved two personal bests and secured the best possible starting base for Audi at the last sports car event in the company’s history.
  • 11/14/16
    Sports

    Audi to battle for FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing will be competing against three other manufacturers in the streets of Macau from November 17 to 20, aiming to bring the most prestigious crown in GT3 racing, the FIA GT World Cup title, home to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 11/14/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    The new Audi Q5

  • 11/14/16
    Company

    Audi outlines growth plan for China business

    Audi has outlined a growth plan for its joint business with FAW Group for the next 10 years, setting the course for sustainable growth in the brand’s largest global market. The partners will intensify their cooperation in key future fields of the automobile industry.
  • 11/13/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 42/2016

    Formula E and the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport squad had a successful African premiere on the street circuit in Marrakesh. In Great Britain, the Audi customer team Tockwith Motorsports celebrated winning the Dunlop Endurance Championship with the R8 LMS ultra, and in Japan Hitotsuyama Racing won one race at the Super GT season finale.
  • 11/11/16
    Company

    Audi production in Münchsmünster in full swing

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

    Emotional farewell for Audi from the FIA WEC

    Audi is ending an era. On Saturday, November 19, not only the current season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will end in Bahrain but also Audi ceasing its Le Mans sports prototype program after 18 years. Audi’s sports prototypes, from the Audi R8, the Audi R10 TDI and the Audi R15 TDI to the Audi R18, have shaped an entire racing era. They represent one of Audi Sport’s most successful periods and are symbols of the technical progress achieved by the brand with the four rings.
  • 11/10/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi starts fourth quarter with sales growth

    AUDI AG sold more premium automobiles in October than one year ago. Compared with the same month in 2015, global deliveries increased by 1.2 percent to around 150,950 units. As such, the company has exceeded the 2015 figures every month in the year to date amid a challenging environment. In October, Audi defied the negative market trend in the USA achieving growth for the 70th month in a row; high increases in Canada (+10%) confirmed the successful sales performance in North America. Worldwide, the brand with the Four Rings increased its sales by 4.2 percent since January to around 1,559,750 cars.
  • 11/08/16
    Models

    Golden Steering Wheel for Audi Q2 and Audi A5 Coupé

    The Audi Q2* and the Audi A5 Coupé* both finished triumphantly in the 2016 Golden Steering Wheel awards. The premium carmaker from Ingolstadt won in both the “Compact SUV” and “Sports Car” categories. Together with an international panel of experts, readers of “Auto Bild” magazine and the “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper selected the best automotive newcomers of the year. The prize, among the most coveted honors in the automotive industry throughout Europe, is being presented tonight at the Axel-Springer-Haus in Berlin.
  • 11/06/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 41/2016

    Title defender Alex Yoong and challenger Alessio Picariello fought a gripping two-way battle in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Shanghai. Audi driver René Rast is happy about the birth of a child and Team Rosberg makes children happy.
  • 11/06/16
    Sports

    WEC Shanghai: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • 11/06/16
    Sports

    Audi scores 18 points at Shanghai

    Audi proved its untiring endurance racing spirit in round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in China. In spite of diverse adversities, the six drivers and the team never lost their concentration and in the end still managed to score 18 points. As a result, Audi defended second place in the manufacturers’ standings before the finale to be held in Bahrain in two weeks’ time.
  • 11/05/16
    Sports

    Rows two and three for Audi at Shanghai

    Although Audi will be starting from positions three and five in round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Shanghai the brand with the four rings, having set five fastest times to date, has remained the best manufacturer in qualifying this year.
  • 11/04/16
    Models

    The new Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet – open to intense driving pleasure

    The premiere of the new Audi A5 Cabriolet* completes the new generation of the A5 family. Up to four people can enjoy intense driving pleasure on board the open-top mid-sized model. The fully automatic acoustic hood opens and closes up to a speed of 50 km/h (31.1 mph). In the Audi S5 Cabriolet* a new six-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 354 hp and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque ensures top performance.
  • 11/02/16
    Tradition

    Ducati's passion on show at Audi museum mobile

    The Audi museum mobile special exhibition entitled "More Than Red – Passione Ducati" will see around 50 Ducati models from past and present exhibited. Besides series-production models, racing motorcycles and rare prototypes, the special viewing area will also show exhibits from Ducati's pre-motorcycle days. The exhibition will run from November 9, 2016 to April 30, 2017.
  • 10/30/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 40/2016

    Audi customer teams in Australia and New Zealand had a successful race weekends: they won a championship title and finished on the podium. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen opened in Abu Dhabi the first Audi Sport Center and Rally World Champion Sébastien Ogier tested the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, with which Mathias Ekström won the World Rallycross Championship.
  • 10/28/16
    Sports

    FIA WEC to race in Audi’s largest market

    For Audi, an important race is coming up before its imminent withdrawal from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Once a year, the LMP sports cars visit China – the company’s largest market. On Sunday, November 6, Audi is going to battle for points and trophies in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
  • 10/28/16
    Company

    Audi Group: Special items weigh on third quarter

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

    AUDI AG: Adjustment to the balance sheet risk provisions as of the third quarter 2016

    The Board of Management of AUDI AG announces that in the third quarter2016, according to current estimates, additional financial burdens amounting to EUR 620 million in the form of special items arise. These burdens are subject to valuation risks and could lead to an adjustment of the predicted key performance indicators of the Audi Group for the total financial year 2016.
  • 10/26/16
    Sports

    Audi with new motorsport strategy: Formula E instead of WEC

    Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series.
  • 10/25/16
    Company

    Smart Factory Hackathon: Talented data-science specialists develop solutions for the factory of the future

    “Data drives our production – you innovate from our data” is the motto of the Smart Factory Hackathon, which was held at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt from October 19 to 21. Talented young data-science specialists from the fields of IT, mathematics and engineering developed innovative software solutions for the factory of the future, based on genuine but anonymized data sets from Audi’s production. On Friday afternoon, the winners of the IT competition were awarded their prizes: The “Happy Unicorns” team won first prize with its idea on the subject of container management.
  • 10/23/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 39/2016

    With a strong performance the Audi RS 3 LMS debuted in the VLN season finale as the best car in the TCR touring car category. Audi customer teams clinched victories and a vice-championship title win in Europe, Asia and South America. In an interview, Joonas Lappalainen talks about his approach to becoming the titleholder in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 10/20/16
    Sports

    DSV athletes start skiing season with Audi

    The German Ski Association (DSV) started the new season with Audi. At the Audi Sportpark and the Audi driving experience center, the athletes were kitted out for the world championship winter and received their new official cars. Viktoria Rebensburg and Severin Freund received insight into the brand’s innovative technologies during a demonstration of piloted driving on autobahn A9.
  • 10/19/16
    Company

    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

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

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

    Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed,” Audi is today presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and infrastructure measures. On the A9 between Nuremberg and Munich, the Ingolstadt premium manufacturer is testing solutions aimed at delivering enhanced safety and convenience in piloted driving in real traffic conditions.
  • 10/17/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 38/2016

    While Mattias Ekström was crowning himself World Rallycross Champion at the Estering and Edoardo Mortara rejoiced over his DTM victory, Audi customer teams celebrated several podium places, plus two drivers and a rookies’ title in the Audi R8 LMS this weekend.
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    DTM finale at Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

    In front of 142,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) at Hockenheim, Audi won the manufacturers’ and the teams’ classifications of the DTM, plus both final races. In the drivers’ classification, Edoardo Mortara and Jamie Green took positions two and three. Quotes following the final weekend.
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    Audi Sport TT Cup: Lappalainen clinches title

    Joonas Lappalainen secured the title in the Audi Sport TT Cup season finale at the Hockenheimring. In the last race, the Finn, who is only 18 years old, came in third place, trailing Dennis Marschall and Nicklas Nielsen, and relegated the German Marschall and Nielsen from Denmark to positions two and three in the overall classification. Still, Nielsen had good reason to celebrate, too. The newcomer in the Audi one-make cup, on achieving two second places, claimed victory in the rookies’ classification.
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    Audi secures two of the three DTM titles

    Audi secured two of the three DTM titles in the finale at Hockenheim. For the third time, Audi is DTM manufacturers’ champion and for the fourth time, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline is teams’ champion. In spite of his fifth victory this season, Audi campaigner Edoardo Mortara in the Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM missed the drivers’ title by a very narrow four-point margin.
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    Mattias Ekström is FIA World Rallycross Champion

    Mattias Ekström, on finishing fifth at the Estering, secured an early title win in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. To compete in the penultimate round of the 2016 season, the Swede had opted not to run in the DTM finale at Hockenheim, marking the first time for him to miss a race in his 16-year DTM career.
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