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  • 05/24/17
    Sports

    ​Audi driver Ekström: “The DTM is fun again”

    With an unusual strategy Mattias Ekström clinched his first podium result in the 2017 DTM at the Lausitzring last weekend. In the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the Audi driver is the leader of the standings before round five at Lydden Hill (GB) next weekend. Time for an initial in-season assessment.
  • 05/23/17
    Sports

    Farewell to the home of rallycross: Audi and Ekström say “Goodbye, Lydden Hill”

    Round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill will also be a farewell. On the weekend of May 27 and 28, the field will be competing for the last time on the circuit in the southeast of England until further notice. Lydden Hill is regarded as the cradle of rallycross, the first races of this motorsport series having been held there in 1967. The circuit suits the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro really well and Mattias Ekström with his team, EKS, is aiming to clinch a victory there.
  • 05/22/17
    Sports

    Johnny Cecotto in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    Audi’s customer teams collected 17 trophies on four continents last weekend.
  • 05/22/17
    Models

    1st place finish for Audi A3 Sportback g-tron in Auto Bild endurance test

    The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.6 – 3.3*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 – 5.1* (42.8 – 46.1 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 98 – 89* (157.7 – 143.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 128 – 117* (206.0 – 188.3 g/mi)) with compressed natural gas (CNG) drive was awarded the first-ever rating of 1+ by the automotive publication Auto Bild after completing 100,000 kilometers of endurance testing. This ranking also impressively confirms the quality of the climate-friendly g-tron technology, which Audi introduced in 2013. The Audi A4 Avant (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.4 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5 – 5.5* (36.2 – 42.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 117 – 102* (188.3 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 147 – 126* (236.6 – 202.8 g/mi)) and the Audi A5 Sportback (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.3 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.4 – 5.6* (36.8 – 42.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 115 – 102* (185.1 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 144 – 126* (231.7 – 202.8 g/mi)) models with this drive type will be launched in early summer of 2017.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    ​Audi scores one-two victory at motorsport festival

    What a Sunday for Audi at the Lausitzring motorsport festival! In front of an impressive crowd, Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström perfected the first one-two victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM. With five cars in the top seven positions, Audi was the strongest brand overall.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    DTM Lausitzring: Quotes Audi Sport

    67,500 spectators (throughout the weekend) experienced a spectacular motorsport festival and another strong showing of the Audi RS 5 DTM. René Rast’s first DTM podium on Saturday was followed by a one-two result on Sunday. Quotes from the Audi camp.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    Bungled Saturday at Formula E race in Paris

    Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport remains without fortune and, consequently, without points in race six of the Formula E season in Paris. Lucas di Grassi is able to maintain his second place in the drivers’ standings but, following Sébastien Buemi’s fifth victory this season, loses ground. Daniel Abt starts coasting behind the safety car shortly before the end of the race with a technical defect, consequently missing a points-finish.
  • 05/20/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast makes a dream of his come true

    René Rast has made a long-held dream of his come true at the Lausitzring. The Audi driver came third in Saturday’s race, clinching the first ever podium in his still young DTM career.
  • 05/20/17
    Company

    Audi defines future network strategy with partners in China

    AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen have signed an agreement with the Audi dealer council for the future development of the Audi business in China. The agreement is based on a common understanding of how the planned cooperation between SAIC and Audi will meet the interests of all parties involved. AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen will implement the 10-year growth plan together with their dealer partners in order to develop business in China in a profitable and sustainable way.
  • 05/19/17
    Sports

    Pure racing atmosphere at Audi’s record appearance at the Nürburgring

    A new record for Audi at the Nürburgring: at the 24-hour race, never have more teams relied on Audi Sport customer racing’s purpose built race car. Six Audi R8 LMS, including four factory-backed models, will line up in the GT3 class. The latest customer sport project, the Audi R8 LMS GT4, will also make its race debut for the purpose of testing. Furthermore, in the TCR category, three Audi RS 3 LMS will fight for class victory in the hands of customers. In the supporting program of the event, 18 cars will compete in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 05/18/17
    Company

    Focus on the future: Audi presents strategic plans to shareholders after a challenging year

    Audi takes a confident look at the future despite the current challenges. Following a year that was impacted by the diesel crisis, the company plans to continue pushing forward with its strategic transformation. At the Annual General Meeting this Thursday in Neckarsulm, the Board of Management explained the company’s plans for its models, technologies and business operations to the shareholders.
  • 05/17/17
    Company

    Audi Supervisory Board reappoints CEO Rupert Stadler for another five years

    In its regular meeting this Wednesday, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG confirmed the appointment of Rupert Stadler as Chairman of the Board of Management for another five years. The Supervisory Board also decided to upgrade and expand the area of responsibility for integrity. The Chief Compliance Officer is to report directly to CFO Axel Strotbek.
  • 05/17/17
    Culture and Trends

    Audi initiative defines key terms for mobility in the city of the future

    Audi has founded a working group together with city governments, business and scientific institutions, and produced with its partners a catalogue of terms for the city of the future. A DIN specification precisely defines more than 200 terms in automobile technology for “intelligent individual urban mobility.“ This is necessary to guarantee that urban planners can take account of impulses coming from interdisciplinary research and development while they design the smart city of tomorrow. Audi is convinced that cities will benefit from intelligent automobiles if they create the interfaces to match.
  • 05/16/17
    Tradition

    Anniversary exhibition at the Audi museum mobile: "Revolution – 60 years of the NSU/Wankel engine"

    An exciting piece of technological history is on-show in the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt as part of the new special exhibit entitled "Revolution – 60 years of the NSU/Wankel engine". The special occasion is the 60th anniversary of this once revolutionary rotary engine concept. Audi's predecessor brand NSU took on the new technology at an early stage in vehicles like the "Prinz 3" prototype. The exhibition runs from May 20 to November 5, 2017 and shows this and further models featuring the Wankel engine. What's more, boat, airplane and motorcycle engines, as well as those used in lawnmowers and power saws of various manufacturers also demonstrate the eventful history of this progressive technology.
  • 05/16/17
    Models

    Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

    7,000 attendees on site, millions worldwide via the internet: Audi is taking part in the renowned Google I/O developer conference, where it is presenting its concept of a next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated.
  • 05/15/17
    Sports

    Trophies for international Audi customers

    In Asia, Italy and Russia the drivers from several Audi customer teams stood on the podium this weekend.
  • 05/15/17
    Sports

    DTM: Audi and fans fired up for “Lausitz”

    The spectacular opening races at Hockenheim earned the DTM plenty of positive headlines – the rush for tickets to the season’s second race weekend at the Lausitzring now being in full swing as a result. Last year, nearly 70,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport festival at the Lausitzring. The crowd might even be larger this weekend, May 20/21.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström continues to lead standings

    Mattias Ekström and his team, EKS, suffered a minor setback in round four of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. At Mettet, Belgium, in an all-Scandinavian final, the reigning world champion finished in position four but, for the first time this season, had to yield to the competition on podium, but still defended his lead in the drivers’ classification.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi keeps crowd in suspense

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi has clinched another podium result in the Formula E electric racing series on the shortened Formula 1 circuit in Monaco, his adopted country, and in round five of the season kept the crowd in suspense up until the end.
  • 05/12/17
    Sports

    Four top clubs in Audi Cup

    The date for the fifth edition of the Audi Cup has been confirmed. On August 1 and 2, at Audi’s invitation, four top international clubs will be pitted against each other. Audi announced today the first participants and kicked off advance ticket sales. A premiere: the coaches of the visiting teams took part in the press conference via live holographic video conferencing.
  • 05/12/17
    Sports

    Audi: partner of international sport

    From international football, the Alpine and Nordic winter sports world and the Kieler Woche through to the world’s most popular tournament series for amateur golfers: Audi has been a close partner and sponsor of regional, national and international sports for decades.
  • 05/11/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast: “Starting from the first row was a highlight”

    Fight-back, first row on the grid and a Sunday of shocks: Audi driver René Rast experienced a turbulent season-opening weekend in Hockenheim. In an interview, the 30-year-old reviews the racing highlights, his premature exit from the Sunday race and assesses the DTM’s new features from a driver’s perspective.
  • 05/11/17
    Sports

    Distinguished driver line-up in the Audi R8 LMS GT4

    The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 faces its first race entry at the Nürburgring 24 Hours from May 25 to 28. Audi Sport will be relying on experienced forces: Audi Sport Team Phoenix has been a partner of the customer racing program from the very first minute, whilst the seven international drivers already have many thousands of race kilometers on the Nordschleife under their belts, as well as numerous titles.
  • 05/11/17
    Company

    AUDI AG: Extraordinary effects impact sales in April

    AUDI AG delivered around 156,150 cars to customers worldwide in April; a decrease of 5.0 percent compared to the 2016 record-breaking figure. In China, where business is currently impacted by extraordinary effects associated with Audi’s strategic alignment in the market, sales in the past month were 11.6 percent higher than in March. Year-on-year, April results in China were still 6.9 percent down. Global deliveries since the start of the year amount to around 578,750 units, 6.7 percent below the 2016 figure. In Western Europe (+1.0%) and North America (+7.3%), Audi achieved further growth despite the ongoing model changeover for the Q5 and the A5 family.
  • 05/09/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström aims to set record in Belgium

    For Audi and EKS there is no time to take a breather in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the moment. Just one week after its visit to the Hockenheimring as part of the DTM season opener, the World RX campaign will be stopping at Mettet from May 12 to 14. Mattias Ekström is traveling to Belgium as the overall leader.
  • 05/08/17
    Sports

    Audi customer teams collect trophies around the world

    On the first weekend of May, The Audi customer teams were successful internationally in Australia, Asia and Europe with the RS 3 LMS and the R8 LMS.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    DTM Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

    The DTM delivered a tremendous season opener featuring two spectacular races at the Hockenheimring in front of 79,500 spectators (throughout the weekend). Following third place on Saturday, Audi achieved the first victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM on Sunday. Quotes after the weekend that kicked off the 2017 DTM.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    New Audi RS 5 DTM already a winner

    After just two races, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is already a winning car: in the turbulent round two of the 2017 DTM at the Hockenheimring, Jamie Green was in a class of his own on Sunday.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    Hattrick! Audi and Ekström rock Hockenheim

    Mattias Ekström and his Team EKS remain the measure of all things in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. In round three of the season at the Hockenheimring, the reigning world champion was again not to be beaten. In difficult weather conditions, the Swede, shortly before the DTM qualifying session for race two, prevailed against his compatriots Johan Kristoffersson and Timmy Hansen in a gripping final. In the drivers’ classification, Ekström has extended his lead. In the teams’ classification, world champions EKS continue to trail Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in second place.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    Two wins for Philip Ellis in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The Audi Sport TT Cup began the 2017 season with two closely fought races. Philip Ellis prevailed in both races at Hockenheim in front of Gosia Rdest, whilst two rookies drove to third place in each race.
  • 05/06/17
    Sports

    Strong performance by Audi drivers in DTM season opener

    From grid position 16 to third place: in the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring, Mike Rockenfeller thrilled Audi fans with a comeback drive and clinched a podium result for the new Audi RS 5 DTM in its debut race. Similarly strong performances were shown by Mattias Ekström and René Rast.
  • 05/05/17
    Models

    Audi the most innovative brand in the Automotive Innovations Award 2017

    For the second consecutive time, Audi achieved overall victory in the Automotive Innovations Award in the premium manufacturer category. With this, the brand with the four rings once again demonstrated its versatility and innovative strength in important future segments like aerodynamics, lightweight construction, connectivity and piloted driving.
  • 05/04/17
    Company

    Audi Tool Trophy: Prize for talented young engineers

    Sharp edges, tight radii – it is the design of their bodies in particular that makes the Audi models so unmistakable. In Production these precise lines can often only be manufactured with specialized tools from the Competence Center for Plant Equipment and Forming Technology. In its search for innovative toolmaking ideas, the “Audi Tool Trophy” student competition is now entering its ninth year. The winners received prize money of up to 2,500 euros on May 3.
  • 05/04/17
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS stronger than ever in Asia

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup will start its sixth season in Sepang (Malaysia) on the weekend from May 5–7. It has established itself as one of the leading motorsport platforms for young talents in Asia. The Cup is even more attractive this year: thanks to an agreement with the Blancpain GT Series Asia, Audi’s customer teams are able to compete in two different series under profitable conditions.
  • 05/04/17
    Company

    Audi is financially on track after the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2017, the Audi Group achieved a robust operating profit. While revenue remained at the level of the first quarter of last year the earnings figure actually rose slightly compared to the prior-year period which had been negatively influenced by special items. The operating return on sales for the first quarter is 8.7 percent.
  • 05/02/17
    Sports

    Double commitment for Ekström at Hockenheim

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship will visit the Hockenheimring from May 5 to 7. For Mattias Ekström, round three of the season is a very special one. Like last year, the reigning Rallycross World Champion will not only be on the grid in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, but in the Audi RS 5 DTM contest both races of the DTM season opener as well.
  • 05/02/17
    Company

    New ratings system at Audi: sustainability is decisive for placing orders with suppliers

    AUDI AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will only be placed with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable value chain. The ratings are based on checks carried out at the suppliers’ production plants as well as on self disclosure. The premium car manufacturer is starting the ratings system with the selection of suppliers for the new Audi e-tron* electric SUV and for the successor to the Audi A3.
  • 05/01/17
    Sports

    Fabian Vettel and Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi Sport TT Cup this coming weekend

    While the juniors and a prominent guest driver are looking forward to the Audi Sport TT Cup season opener at Hockenheim, the Audi Sport customer racing teams achieved victories and podium results in Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, Japan and in the USA.
  • 04/28/17
    Sports

    Racing debut of the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    May 6, 2017 will be a special day for Audi motorsport: 16 months after the project was launched, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is going to contest its first two races when the 2017 DTM season opens at the Hockenheimring.
  • 04/27/17
    Culture and Trends

    Moon rover Audi lunar quattro featured in “Alien: Covenant”

    The moon rover Audi lunar quattro celebrates its film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster “Alien: Covenant” which premieres worldwide this May. Audi experts have developed the Audi lunar quattro in cooperation with the German start-up “Part-Time Scientists”. It will soon embark on an actual mission to space.
  • 04/24/17
    Sports

    Audi customers successful in Saudi Arabia and at the Nürburgring

    Thanks to a customer’s victory in Saudi Arabia, Audi Sport customer racing recorded its second title success of the still young season, after an Audi team already prevailed in a championship in New Zealand in March.
  • 04/23/17
    Sports

    World Champion Ekström wins in Portugal as well

    Everything continues to run according to plan for Mattias Ekström and his EKS team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. At the second round in Montalegre, the defending World Champion beat nine-time Rally World Champion Sébastien Loeb in a thrilling finale. With his second victory this season, the Swede extended his lead in the drivers’ classification. In the team classification, World Champion EKS sits in second place behind the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden squad.
  • 04/21/17
    Sports

    Audi driver squad stronger than ever before

    Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich left the traditional Audi Winter Camp in Ofterschwang, Bavaria, at which the AUDI AG factory drivers prepared for a week together with their team bosses between 24 and 31 January for the 2009 motorsport season, extremely satisfied.
  • 04/20/17
    Sports

    Ten Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters

    Audi remains the brand with the highest number of cars entered in probably the strongest national GT3 racing series in Europe. On April 28–30, ten Audi R8 LMS start contesting the eleventh season of the ADAC GT Masters. The cars are spread between six Audi customer teams, three of which are present for the first time in this series. The customer teams and their drivers are supported by six Audi Sport drivers.
  • 04/19/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi in the TCR: Audi RS 3 LMS for entry-level

    With the new Audi RS 3 LMS Audi Sport customer racing has expanded its offering in customer sport starting in the 2017 season. The TCR race car puts customer sport at Audi on an even broader base.
  • 04/19/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi in 2017 GT Racing: Worldwide trust in the Audi R8 LMS

    Audi has reached its next milestone in international GT3 racing: In the 2016 season, Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH, handed over the 200th edition of the Audi R8 LMS to a customer team. Since Audi launched the program in 2009, the GT3 sports car with the four rings has been in high demand around the world. The latest generation of the Audi R8 LMS, which sets the benchmark in aerodynamics, lightweight construction, safety and customer friendly service, will also compete in all the important GT3 racing series in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe in 2017.
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    The architecture of e mobility: Audi e-tron Sportback concept

    Design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a coupé: Audi presents a versatile concept car at the Auto Shanghai this spring. The four-door Gran Turismo Audi e-tron Sportback concept comes with a 320 kW electric drive. The formal idiom combines classic Audi elements with an array of trendsetting details: an electrifying architecture, tailored consistently to the technology and the package of the electric drive.
  • 04/18/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS to start as leaders of the standings in Portugal

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship will be entering round two at Montalegre, Portugal, next weekend (April 22 and 23). The town near the Spanish border merely has a population of 1,800, but motorsport fans have been flocking to the venue in large numbers in recent years.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi sales down year-on-year in the first quarter due to temporary extraordinary effects in China

    AUDI AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3 percent less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the Four Rings: Western Europe (+2.4%) and North America (+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to the year in Audi history. Despite the ongoing generation changeover of important high-volume models such as the Audi Q5 and the A5 family, the brand continued to grow in both regions. In China (-22.1%), by contrast, temporary extraordinary effects impacted the start of 2017. Audi is laying important structural foundations for the market potential of the coming decade there. In the month of March, around 173,450 deliveries worldwide were 6.8 percent below the previous year’s figure.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

    The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talent in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.
  • 04/12/17
    Models

    An exclusive presence: The “Audi Sport” Edition of the Audi R8 Coupé

    Silver, red and black are the colors of Audi Sport – and of the new special edition R8 Coupé model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colors heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. Audi is unveiling the exclusive, high-performance sports car for the first time, at the New York International Auto Show. The car is being built in a limited run of 200 and can be ordered from May onward.
  • 04/12/17
    Sports

    New Audi R8 LMS GT4: Audi Sport customer racing headed for growth

    Before the New York International Auto Show the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second generation of this success model in 2015, and the RS 3 LMS for the TCR category in 2016. Now Audi Sport’s portfolio of models has been extended once again.
  • 04/11/17
    Company

    Plans for two new Q models in the Audi production network

    Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Győr (Hungary) in 2019.
  • 04/10/17
    Sports

    Audi customers victorious in Asia, Australia and Germany

    The Audi customer teams celebrated a successful weekend in international GT racing, plus a podium result in a TCR ranking.
  • 04/07/17
    Sports

    DTM presents Pit View and other new features

    In the coming DTM season, fans will be able to experience the Audi RS 5 DTM and the work of the teams at a closer range than ever before: at nearly all DTM events, owners of a paddock ticket will be admitted to a dedicated spectator pit from which they can directly watch the mechanics at work in the two adjacent garages.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Audi and Porsche join forces for shared vehicle architecture

    The green light has been given for the shared vehicle architecture strategy of the future: Rupert Stadler and Oliver Blume, the Board of Management Chairmen of AUDI AG and Porsche AG, plan to cooperate even more closely. The objective of the new initiative is to shape the mobility of the future together. Through the effective application of development capacities, additional scope is to be created for the topics of electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. This will enhance competitiveness so that the two companies can optimally utilize the opportunities for future model generations and better meet the challenges.
  • 04/04/17
    Culture and Trends

    Innovative on-board products for airlines: Audi Industrial Design cooperates with SPIRIANT

    Audi Industrial Design creates products for airlines. Together with aviation experts of SPIRIANT, the concept design studio of the brand with the four rings has drafted three collections for the premium categories of airlines. The collections are presented for the first time at the trade show “World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo”.
  • 04/03/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi once again “best training company” in 2017

    Audi is one of “Germany’s best training companies” for the second time in succession. According to a study by FOCUS MONEY magazine, the company offers optimal conditions for apprentices in the “Automobile Manufacturers” category. A total of 940 companies from more than 50 sectors participated in the nationwide study.
  • 04/03/17
    Sports

    First title in 2017 season for Audi customer team

    While Audi’s customer teams are scoring initial international successes in the GT3 racing and in the TCR classes juniors from ten nations are preparing for the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 04/02/17
    Sports

    Dream start for World RX Champion Ekström

    The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship could not have been off to a better start from Audi and EKS’s point of view. The season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw Mattias Ekström triumph. In the final, the reigning world champion relegated Timo Scheider (D) and Andreas Bakkerud (N) to positions two and three. This victory immediately puts Ekström back at top of the drivers’ standings. In the teams’ classification, team world champions EKS are in the top spot tied on points with Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.
  • 04/02/17
    Sports

    Spectacular victory for Audi driver di Grassi in Mexico City

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi reduces his deficit to championship leader Sébastien Buemi to five points following his first victory of the season in the fourth race of the Formula E season in Mexico City (Mexico). Team mate Daniel Abt scored points again after finishing seventh.
  • 03/31/17
    Sports

    Sharper look for new Audi RS 5 DTM

    About a month before the DTM season opens, Audi is presenting the liveries of the six Audi RS 5 DTM cars. The engineers at the Audi motorsport department prepared the race cars in the past two weeks together with the teams. From Monday to Thursday next week (April 3 to 6) the new DTM cars will participate in final pre-season tests at Hockenheim.
  • 03/31/17
    Tradition

    Discover vintage vehicles from Audi Tradition on the road

    Audi Tradition starts 2017 with full steam. This year, car lovers can experience historic vehicles at more than 20 national and international events throughout Europe. The highlight for all fans of the great Audi rally age will most certainly be two-time world champion, Walter Röhrl, once again engaging the gears of his legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 Pikes Peak at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood (June 29 to July 2).
  • 03/30/17
    Company

    Audi seeks acquisition of Silvercar Inc., a mobility technology company based in the U.S.

    Audi plans to acquire Silvercar by expanding its minority share to 100 percent. The U.S.-based company has successfully specialized in digital services for flexible vehicle use in the high-end market segment. In the future, Audi and Silvercar intend to cooperate closely to expand the range of mobility products and services offered in the U.S. In addition to the core business of Silvercar, both partners also plan to further develop the successfully launched Audi mobility services in the U.S. market. The acquisition is currently subject to approval from the applicable regulatory authorities.
  • 03/29/17
    Company

    Audi Supervisory Board to propose to the Annual General Meeting the ratification of the actions of all current members of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board

    At this year’s Annual General Meeting to be held on May 19, 2017, the Supervisory Board of Audi Aktiengesellschaft will propose the ratification of the actions of all current members of the Board of Management for the year 2016. This will take place on the basis of a comprehensive legal review by the law firm Gleiss Lutz.
  • 03/29/17
    Sports

    Title defense with strong Audi customer teams

    The Blancpain GT Series is the leading Europe-wide series for GT3 sports cars. Since 2011, the Audi teams have collected a total of six overall titles and sixteen class titles in this young series. Three Audi Sport customer racing teams will aim to win more trophies and titles this year.
  • 03/28/17
    Sports

    Starting signal for Audi and EKS in World RX

    The fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is coming up. Twelve events on three continents are on the calendar this year, kicked off by the round at Barcelona on April 1 and 2, which marks a premiere in several respects. It will be the first race in which EKS receives factory support from Audi. The reigning world champion will be fielding three Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars for the first time. Plus, Barcelona will be the venue of the season opener for the first time.
  • 03/27/17
    Sports

    TCR racing series: Large international demand for the Audi RS 3 LMS

    The new Audi RS 3 LMS stands in front of its first motorsport season. The race car can compete in 14 series worldwide, including the TCR International Series and ADAC TCR Germany with its strong field. The title defender of the TCR International Series, Stefano Comini, will drive an Audi from 2017 on. Also in the ADAC TCR Germany, the Audi RS 3 LMS has earned special preference: The reigning champion team, Target Competition, ordered four cars.
  • 03/22/17
    Tradition

    Audi Tradition takes design milestones to Techno Classica

    Tradition brand NSU in the spotlight: at the world’s biggest classic car exhibition, Techno Classica in Essen, Audi Tradition will this year be showing five treasured vehicles from Audi history. Using the motto "NSU – a new way to drive", the brand with the four rings will only be presenting vehicles from the Neckarsulm-based company history starting from Wednesday, April 5th to Sunday, April 9th.
  • 03/21/17
    Sports

    World Champion Ekström attacks again with Audi

    Mattias Ekström will again be competing in a dual role in 2017. Following remarkable years in the DTM and two titles with Audi, the Swede is determined to claim the top spot now in the new, more than 500-HP Audi RS 5 DTM too. And as the reigning World Rallycross Champion he has only one aim in the up-and-coming racing series as well: to win the title again this year. The season will open at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya not far from the Spanish metropolis, on April 1 and 2. Starting this year, Ekström can also rely on support from Audi’s motorsport department.
  • 03/21/17
    Sports

    Audi a strong partner in the 16/17 winter sports season

    Audi looks back on a winter sports season of superlatives: the highlight was the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, which ended this weekend with the finale in Aspen (USA), as well as the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland) and the Nordic World Championships in Lahti (Finland).
  • 03/17/17
    Company

    Audi Hungaria: solid results for 2016

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. ended the year 2016 with solid results: The company's engine production operations built 1,926,638 engines (2015: 2,022,520). The automotive production side built a total of 122,975 automobiles (2015: 159,842), including the new models Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster. The premium manufacturer achieved revenue of €7,136 million (2015: € 7,906 million). At the end of the year the company had 11,631 employees (2015: 11,411).
  • 03/17/17
    Sports

    Race track debut for the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    Only a week following its world premiere in Geneva, the new Audi RS 5 DTM did its first public test laps on the Italian race track at Vallelunga.
  • 03/16/17
    Company

    Claudio Domenicali

  • 03/16/17
    Sports

    Fired up for the new season: the young drivers in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    A young squad hungry for success is getting into gear: for the first time, the participants of the 2017 Audi Sport TT Cup jointly prepared for the new season at a training camp in Oberstdorf from March 11 to 15.
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Ducati turnover and sales continue to grow

    The year 2016 was another positive year for Ducati: the motorcycle manufacturer delivered 55,451 motorcycles to customers all over the world thus recording an increase in sales for the seventh consecutive year (+1.2%; 642 more motorcycles than in 2015). The result translates into a turnover of € 731 million, with an increase of 4.1% compared to 2015 (€ 702 million). At the end of fiscal year 2016, Ducati also contributed an operating result of € 51 million (2015: € 54 million) and an operating margin of 7% to the Audi Group.
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Automobili Lamborghini Sets Another Record in 2016

    In Fiscal Year 2016 (31.12.2016), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved new historic landmarks. The Italian super sports car brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese increased worldwide sales by seven per cent from 3,245 to 3,457 units. Thus, sales grew for the sixth consecutive year. Turnover exceeded 900 Mio. Euros for the first time and increased from 872 Mio. Euro to 906 Mio. Euro (+4%). This increase is reflected also in the positive operating result, confirming the solidity of the growth path. In preparation for the market launch of the third model line, the Super SUV Urus, in 2018 Lamborghini continues its strategic investments. The total headcount increased from 1,298 to 1,415 during 2016.
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Audi sales in February down slightly year-on-year

    AUDI AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the year in its history and continued to grow in February. In China, Audi is currently holding intensive talks with its local partners in order to position the joint cooperation suitably for the planned next stage of growth. In this phase the Chinese dealers are managing their business cautiously and reported 5.8 percent fewer deliveries in the past month than a year ago. Global sales in February were thus 1.1 percent below the record-breaking figure from 2016
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Audi sets strategic path in challenging year 2016

    In the coming years, Audi will significantly rejuvenate its product range, will launch several electric cars and will enter new digital business areas. The robust core business forms the basis for the required advance expenditure. The Audi Group’s revenue increased to €59.3 billion in 2016 and its operating return on sales before special items was 8.2 percent. The company recognized provisions totaling €1.8 billion for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue and in connection with Takata airbags. After these special items, operating profit amounted to €3.1 billion, resulting in an operating return on sales of 5.1 percent.
  • 03/14/17
    Sports

    FC Bayern München on Audi Summer Tour in Asia

    This summer, FC Bayern München will be traveling to Asia in preparation for the new season. Audi will be part of the program as the team’s partner, once again presenting the Audi Summer Tour featuring four test matches against European top-division clubs. The German record champion will embark on the trip to Asia on July 16. Audi and FC Bayern München have been partners for 15 years.
  • 03/09/17
    Sports

    Four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS with strong driver line-up in 24 Hours Nürburgring

    A strong Audi line-up for the 24 Hours at the Nürburgring: In Germany’s major endurance race to be held from May 25 to 28, Audi Sport customer racing will be supporting Audi Sport Team Land and Audi Sport Team WRT. The two teams will each be fielding two Audi R8 LMS cars. Twelve professional race drivers, including six winners from previous years, are going to share the cockpits in the iconic endurance race.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    Audi RS 3 Sedan

    Audi Sport GmbH presents the RS models as high-performance cars under the RS label. The quattro all-wheel drive is also standard in these models. The lineup comprises the new RS 3 Sportback, the RS 3 Sedan, the RS 6 Avant, the RS 6 Avant performance, the RS 7 Sportback performance as well as the TT RS Coupé and the TT RS Roadster.
  • 03/07/17
    Sports

    World premiere in Geneva: the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    Clear the stage for an exciting new race car: At the same time as the production model, Audi Sport presented the DTM racing version of the Audi RS 5 Coupé at the Geneva Motor Show. The new RS design language premieres in this model that features numerous modifications required by the regulations as well.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    Talented and multi-disciplined: the Audi Q8 sport concept

    Groundbreaking drive system technology and an accentuated sporty look: at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi will be presenting another concept car which demonstrates the potential of the future Q8 model range. The Audi Q8 sport concept study demonstrates the vision Audi’s developers and designers have for the dynamic yet efficient SUV of tomorrow.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    The new Audi RS 5 Coupé

    The new Audi RS 5 Coupé* is the first Audi Sport model in the new RS design idiom. The car’s all-new 2.9 TFSI biturbo engine produces 331 kW (450 hp) and delivers 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque. Standard quattro drive distributes the power to all four wheels.
  • 03/07/17
    Technology

    New Audi e-gas offer as standard: 80 percent lower CO2 emissions

    Audi is presenting a very sustainable offer: The automaker is now offering customers climate-friendly Audi e-gas to power the A3 Sportback g-tron* – the fuel offer is included as standard and customers will pay only the regular natural gas price. With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80 percent**. Early this summer Audi will further expand its product range with two new models – the A4 Avant g-tron* and the A5 Sportback g-tron*, and the e-gas offer as standard applies to both models.
  • 03/07/17
    Technology

    Audi at the Geneva International Motor show: sporty prospects

    Audi is presenting six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé* – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its counterpart in motorsport, the Audi RS 5 DTM, is starting the new season with over 500 hp of power. Two more show debuts accompany the brand’s sporty presentation: the Audi RS 3 Sportback* and the Audi SQ5 TFSI*. And with the A5 Sportback g-tron*, Audi also is presenting one of its sustainable drive concepts. The natural gas-powered car combines dynamic performance, everyday usability and elegant design with low CO2 emissions.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    Dynamic and emotional: the new Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI

    Audi presents the new Audi SQ5* at the Geneva Motor Show. The sportiest model of the Q5 model series is now available in European markets with a turbocharged 3.0 TFSI engine. It combines powerful performance with further improved efficiency and embodies more than ever the emotional concept of a practical SUV. At a later date, Audi will once again offer the SQ5 with a TDI engine in Europe.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    Power from gas: The new Audi A4 Avant g-tron

    Sporty and versatile: The A4 Avant g-tron* is yet another Audi vehicle offering sustainable mobility for the future. Dealers will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017. It can be selected with climate-friendly Audi e-gas or compressed natural gas (CNG), or can be powered with gasoline.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi RS 7 Sportback performance

    Audi Sport GmbH presents the RS models as high-performance cars under the RS label. The quattro all-wheel drive is also standard in these models. The lineup comprises the new RS 3 Sportback, the RS 3 Sedan, the RS 6 Avant, the RS 6 Avant performance, the RS 7 Sportback performance as well as the TT RS Coupé and the TT RS Roadster.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi RS 6 Avant

    Audi Sport GmbH presents the RS models as high-performance cars under the RS label. The quattro all-wheel drive is also standard in these models. The lineup comprises the new RS 3 Sportback, the RS 3 Sedan, the RS 6 Avant, the RS 6 Avant performance, the RS 7 Sportback performance as well as the TT RS Coupé and the TT RS Roadster.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi TTS Coupé and TTS Roadster

    High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi SQ7 TDI

    High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi S8 and S8 plus

    High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi S7 Sportback

    High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
  • 03/06/17
    Models

    Audi S6 and Audi S6 Avant

    High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
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