Bei der ersten Testfahrt des Audi Q2 hat Audi eine außergewöhnliche Kulisse gewählt: Havanna, die Hauptstadt Kubas. Damit ist die Marke mit den Vier Ringen der erste Automobilhersteller in der Geschichte, der ein neues Modell auf der Karibikinsel präsentiert.
Am 2. Juni präsentiert Audi das neue Audi A5 Coupé erstmals der Öffentlichkeit. Flankiert wird die Weltpremiere von einer aufwändigen Videomapping-Show. Auf der Audi Piazza laufen die Vorbereitungen für die Late Light Show auf Hochtouren, bei der die spektakuläre 3D-Licht-Inszenierung die Fassade des Audi Forum in ein Kunstwerk verwandelt.
Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler honored as “Influencer of the Year” Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, has been voted “Influencer of the Year” by roughly 100 managers of the German automotive industry. The vote was taken during the “StrategyCircle Automobilindustrie” conference, where managers from carmakers and suppliers discuss future trends and the challenges facing the industry. (December 11, 2013)
Audi wins four Connected Car awards Audi was honored four times with the Connected Car Award 2013, more than any other carmaker. “Auto Bild” and “Computer Bild” presented the awards for the first time in 2013. Audi won the “Pioneer Award” for piloted driving. The company also received awards for navigation using Google Earth images; in the category “Telephone” for the Audi phone box and in the category “Internet” for the LTE WLAN hotspot. The awards were presented during the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. (December 13, 2013)
Audi R8 is “Best Supercar” and “Car of the Year” in Australia The Audi R8 V10 plus has won two important awards in Australia: The Australian version of “Top Gear” honored the sports car as “Best Supercar of 2013,” and “Motor Magazine” named it “Performance Car of the Year.” (December 5, 2013)
Audi S5 wins American “Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award” The Audi S5 has won the American “Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award.” The editors of “WardsAuto” tested 44 different engines. The 3.0 TFSI V6 has now won the annual award five times in a row. (December 12, 2013)
Audi R8 and Audi A6 Avant TDI biturbo win awards in Singapore Readers of the Singaporean online magazine “sgCarMart” have chosen the Audi R8 as “Supercar of the Year”. The Audi A6 Avant TDI biturbo was also honored as “Diesel of the Year”. “sgCarMart” is Singapore’s largest Internet car portal. (December 16, 2013)
Array of awards for Audi in Brazil Audi has won multiple awards in Brazil for the Audi RS 6 Avant: the “Best of the Year Award” presented by the Brazilian “Auto Press” news agency in the category “Best Sports Car”; the “10 Best of 2014 Award” from “Car and Driver” magazine; and the “Car of the Year Award” from “Auto Esporte” magazine in the category “Premium Car of the Year”. “Auto Esporte” also honored Audi for the 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo. The company claimed two “Automotive Press Awards” in the category “Best Engine” for the 1.8 TFSI and the 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo. (December 17, 2013)
Universum survey: Audi is the most attractive employer among young professionals The young professionals have spoken: Audi is Germany’s most attractive employer. The company was voted top in the survey by both engineers and business specialists. Audi also jumped up the rankings in the category “IT,” and was the only carmaker to finish in the top three. (December 3, 2013)
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).