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This section contains all press folders on current topics and news items concerning AUDI AG – from the latest models to major shows, and from motorsport activities to cultural events.
A festival that draws people together and surprises them, with lively concerts and world-class artists – this is what the Audi Summer Concerts are about. 2019 & 2020 bear the creative signature of Lisa Batiashvili. In the second year of her collaboration with Audi she has chosen “Lights of Europe” as the motto for the festival, casting radiant light on the music and the artists in 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
The Audi A3 established the premium compact class in 1996. The brand with the four rings is now presenting the fourth generation of its successful model. From its cockpit to its light signature and infotainment, the new Audi A3 Sportback is digitalized. With its progressive steering, adaptive suspension, and powerful engines, the compact five-door car demonstrates that it not only looks sporty but also is dynamic on the road. With support from innovative assist systems, electrified drives ensure a high level of efficiency.
A technology and success story from Audi is celebrating a major birthday, as the quattro drive system turns 40 years old. Since the original quattro first made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980, the principle of four-wheel drive has become one of the cornerstones of the brand. To date, Audi has produced almost 10.5 million cars with quattro drive systems. Now, it is time for the next chapter in this particular success story: The prototypes Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback use electric torque vectoring.
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi also collected valuable points in the fifth round of the Formula E season. With a hard-fought 7th place in Marrakesh (Morocco), the Brazilian maintained 5th place in the drivers’ championship of the electric racing series.
For the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale, and in a seventh season as Principal Sponsor, with all-electric trips in its progressive and elegant fleet, Audi is setting an exciting scene for film festival celebrities on their way to the Red Carpet from 20 February to 1 March. With the Berlinale Open House program in the Audi Berlinale Lounge, Audi and the Berlinale are also jointly supporting dialogue on various perspectives that reflect dynamic issues of the future. Directly opposite the Berlinale Palast, festival fans and interested visitors will meet to experience interviews, discussions, music acts and interactive events connected with the Berlinale.
After three consecutive victories, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler had to settle for 6th place for Lucas di Grassi in the 2020 Formula E race in Mexico City. Teammate Daniel Abt was able to start the race after a massive accident in practice, thanks to a strong team performance.
For the first time, Audi Sport Team Valvoline is tackling the most important endurance race in Australia with three Audi R8 LMS. At the opening event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), the only worldwide GT3 racing series, eight Audi Sport drivers will be on the grid together with Australian pro Garth Tander. Two race cars fielded by local teams are complementing the brand’s lineup. Competing again in the Pro-Am class at Bathurst will be Audi Sport’s long-standing customer team Hallmarc that scored podium finishes in its class in 2017 and 2019, while Tony Bates Racing will be competing there in the Silver Class with Audi for the first time.
Audi is the world’s first automotive brand to network its series-production models with city traffic lights. In the USA, Audi customers have already been using the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service Traffic Light Information since late 2016.
Formula E started 2020 with a spectacular race in Santiago de Chile. Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team thrilled the South American fans with a forward charge from 22nd place on the grid to seventh place.
Spectacular duels, gripping overtaking maneuvers and an awesome photo finish in the end: The second joint race of the DTM and the SUPER GT made spectators at Fuji, Japan, jump from their seats. One of the protagonists on Sunday: Audi driver Loïc Duval, who still secured a podium finish with a sensational fightback following a puncture.
After two successful years with a total of 17 title wins worldwide, Audi Sport customer racing updated the Audi R8 LMS GT4. From the 2020 season onward, customers will benefit from enhanced aerodynamics and setup options allowing for greater customization. A new look rounds out the car’s appearance.
In 2019, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi are jointly entering their sixth Formula E season. No other pairing in the fully electric racing series has contested so many races as team mates. And none has been as successful: with 40 podium finishes and more than 1,000 points, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is the most successful team in Formula E. The Audi factory team now intends to defend this top spot.
Rain, fireworks and all-out partying at Audi: in the final race of the 2019 DTM, the brand with the four rings again gave the competition no chance and crowned its most successful DTM season with a triple triumph in the finale at Hockenheim.
The second generation of the Audi RS 7 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.6 – 11.4 (20.3 – 20.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 265 – 261 (426.5 – 420.0 g/mi)) has arrived, and it’s more unique than ever before. For the first time, Audi Sport is offering the high-performance Sportcoupé as a five seater, with much wider wheel arches and higher performance as well as improved efficiency. Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
From the suspicious driver to the tech-savvy passenger: in the representative online study “The Pulse of Autonomous Driving”, Audi has produced a user typology of autonomous driving. In the context of the initiative “&Audi”, the mobility company Audi in cooperation with the market research institute Ipsos interviewed 21,000 people in nine countries on three continents. It shows that young, high-earning and well-educated “status-oriented trendsetters” and “tech-savvy passengers” most look forward to autonomous driving. Amongst “suspicious drivers”, who tend to be older with a lower level of income and education, skepticism is dominant. The “safety-oriented reluctant” would use autonomous driving only when others have gained experience with the technology. The largest user group are the “open-minded co-pilots”, who are fundamentally open to autonomous driving as long as they can take control at any time.
The triple has been perfected: Following the win of the DTM manufacturers’ championship, Audi also secured early title wins in the drivers’ and teams’ championships at the Nürburgring. The first DTM Champion in the new turbo era is René Rast, who only needed to finish Sunday’s race in third position to win the title.
Audi is bringing two world debuts and an array of show firsts to Frankfurt in September 2019. The brand with the four rings is using the International Motor Show (IAA) to showcase a stunning collection of new products, both in the e-mobility area and from its range of conventionally powered models. The Press Conference on September 10 will feature the unveiling of the Audi AI:TRAIL concept car, the vision of a future electrically powered off-roader. Another model making its first appearance will be the new Audi RS 7 Sportback (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.6 – 11.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 265 – 261), with which Audi Sport GmbH is expanding its portfolio of high-performance automobiles. In the shape of the e-tron FE06, Audi’s Formula E racing car can be admired for the first time in its new technical configuration and with its new design. Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
To the DTM title with TFSI power at an accelerated pace: Audi secured an early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the popular touring car racing series at the Lausitzring and is thus the first champion in the new turbo era. Four races before the end of the season, the brand with the Four Rings sits in the top spot out of reach of its rivals.
Jubilation in Japan: Kelvin van der Linde/Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch celebrated victory in the 10 Hours of Suzuka, which makes for high suspense in the title race of the world’s only GT3 racing series before the finale in November.
A 1-2-3-4 success, maximum points scored, a historic result in qualifying, the lead in all three championships of the DTM extended: Audi achieved a true “Super Sunday” at Brands Hatch.
With a new e-scooter concept, Audi is responding to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. To be transported by car, bus or train, the twelve-kilogram (26-pound) e-scooter can be folded up and conveniently stored in the back of the car, or if preferred pulled like a trolley. Above all, the Audi e-tron Scooter stands out thanks to its handling, which is like surfing waves. The rider has one hand free, and so is able to look around and give hand signals. Production and sales are planned for late 2020.
Audi is adding a compact SUV in coupé shape to its model range: the Audi Q3 Sportback. The new model combines the strong presence and versatile everyday convenience of an SUV with the sporty elegance and agile handling of a coupé. This makes it the first compact crossover of the Audi brand. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.7 - 4.7; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 174 - 123; Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
The Audi SQ7 TDI (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 7.6 - 7.4 (30.9 - 31.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 200 - 194 (321.9 - 312.2 g/mi)), with its 435 metric hp V8 diesel engine, has been the top model of the product line since the spring of 2016. The large SUV now boasts a new, even more impressive design. Its interior features sport seats, MMI navigation plus, touch operation, and the Audi virtual cockpit including performance view as standard. The 4.0 TDI with electric powered compressor provides powerful propulsion from a standstill. The new Audi SQ7 TDI** will be introduced to European markets at the end of September and will be available from EUR 94,900. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.6 - 7.4; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 200 - 194; Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
Following the season’s highlight at the Norisring that was extremely successful for Audi, DTM fans can look forward to their next treat: on July 20/21, the popular touring car racing series will visit the famous TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands.
At Spa in 2019, Audi Sport customer racing was battling for its third 24-hour race victory this season. At the end of a race that was dominated by freak weather conditions and interrupted for several hours by heavy rain, the Audi R8 LMS, with the leading position having been maintained by Audi DTM drivers Robin Frijns/Nico Müller/René Rast in the gripping final stage, again proved its powerful performance capacity. Even so, drivers and teams were deprived of a podium finish in the overall classification.
The A4 represents the core of the brand – after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize model even tauter and sportier. Its exterior is shaped by the brand’s new design language, while the large MMI touch display offers the kind of operating experience customers will be familiar with from their smartphone. Many engine variants now come with mild hybrid systems (MHEV) – efficiency and comfort benefit from this broad-based electrification. This also applies to the Audi S4 TDI (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3–6.2* (37.3–37.9 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 166–163* (267.2–262.3 g/mi)) with a V6 TDI under the hood for the first time, a 48-volt main on-board electrical system and an electric powered compressor that lends its hefty acceleration even more spontaneity. This combination of power, torque and efficiency makes it unique in its segment. * Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
Audi made the Formula E decider gripping until the last lap. At the New York finale, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team claimed the runners-up honors in the electric racing series. Audi driver Lucas di Grassi concluded the 2018/2019 season in third place of the drivers’ championship.
435 PS, 900 Nm Drehmoment, von 0 auf 100 km/h in 4,8 Sekunden – der Audi SQ8 TDI (Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert in l/100 km: 7,8; CO2 Emissionen kombiniert in g/km*: 205 - 204) steht für überlegene Performance. Sein Achtzylinder-Diesel mit Biturbo-Aufladung ist das stärkste Diesel-Aggregat auf dem europäischen Markt. Gepaart mit modernsten Fahrwerkskomponenten bietet das große SUV-Coupé hohe Dynamik und immensen Fahrspaß. Top-Technologien bei Bedienung und Vernetzung komplettieren den starken Charakter des Audi SQ8 TDI, der im Spätsommer 2019 bei den europäischen Händlern steht. In Deutschland ist er ab 102.900 Euro erhältlich.
A dominant victory on Saturday, a double podium on Sunday, a new track record and the lead extended in all three DTM classifications: Audi managed to deliver its so far strongest performance in its home round at the Norisring.
Audi is ready for a new category in motor racing: The Audi R8 LMS GT2 stands for several superlative features in Audi Sport customer racing’s program. With 470 kW (640 hp), it is by far the most powerful sports car in the eleven-year history of the customer racing program.
In the so far hottest DTM race of the new turbo era, the new Audi RS 5 DTM was the measure of all things. Nico Müller won Sunday’s race in commanding style at Misano (Italy) ahead of BMW driver Philipp Eng. René Rast finished third in spite of a puncture and thus extended his lead of the standings. Following an altogether strong performance in Italy, Audi is leading all three DTM classifications.
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler remains unbeaten as Audi’s factory team at its home round in Formula E. Following Daniel Abt’s victory last year, Lucas di Grassi triumphed at the E Prix in Berlin this time.
At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area.
The abbreviation “IN” denotes innovation: With the IN-Campus, AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt have gotten a strategic investment off the ground. Both partners will work together to remediate the site of a former oil refinery and transform this industrial wasteland into a campus. The focus is on the development work for future-oriented projects. The future technology park IN-Campus is designed to be open, sustainable and close to nature. The first construction jobs are well under way.
A double podium on Saturday, a one-two-three result on Sunday: Audi managed an impressive start to the DTM’s turbo era at the Hockenheimring. In Sunday’s gripping race, René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg with a bold strategy won ahead of Nico Müller and Robin Frijns (both Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline).
Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is in the center of the battle to win both titles in Formula E. At the spectacular E-Prix in the French capital Paris, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi finished in 3rd and 4th place. Robin Frijns celebrated his first win in the electric racing series in the Audi e-tron FE05 fielded by the Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing.
Audi is starting the Auto Shanghai 2019 motor show with two world premieres and a whole series of national innovations. The brand is presenting the visionary Audi AI:ME concept car in the southern Chinese metropolis. In addition, two electric models will make their series debut in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron* and the Q2 L e-tron, which was designed especially for China and is built in the Foshan plant. The compact SUV, which will be delivered to the first customers in the summer of 2019, is even experiencing its world premiere in Shanghai.
With a hard-fought seventh position, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi scored crucial points for the Formula E title race in the E-Prix in Rome. His teammate, Daniel Abt, finished out of the points for the first time this season.
Following two consecutive victories in the California 8 Hours, Audi Sport customer racing achieved a fourth and a seventh position at Laguna Seca, USA, marking a successful debut of the 2019 generation of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 sports car in the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC).
Audi driver Daniel Abt also scored points in the sixth E-Prix of the season. As a result of his fifth place in Sanya (China), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler made up further ground in the teams’ classification of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
On the occasion of its Annual Press Conference on March 14, 2019 in Ingolstadt, AUDI AG will present the key figures for the year 2018 and will provide an outlook for the year 2019.
The 50th race of Formula E and another podium finish for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Keeping a cool head, Lucas di Grassi finished the turbulent E-Prix in Hong Kong as the runner-up. His teammate, Daniel Abt, fought back from twelfth on the grid to fourth position. In total, all four Audi e-tron FE05 cars finished in the top six.
Audi is showcasing its compact SUV study with electric drive at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Audi Q4 e-tron concept provides a glimpse of the next stage of Audi electric mobility and is due to be presented as a volume-production vehicle in late 2020/early 2021.
In late January, Audi sent its first fully electric-powered SUV onto the slopes where the world’s best ski racers battle for victory in the Hahnenkamm Race. The specially equipped Audi e-tron climbed the “Mausefalle” on the legendary “Streif”.
Audi will drive the stars to the red carpet at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival in the Audi e-tron (electricity consumption combined in kWh/100 km: 26.2-22.6* (WLTP), 24.6-23.7 (NEDC); CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0*). In its sixth season as principal sponsor, Audi and the Berlinale will together welcome visitors to the Audi Berlinale Lounge, to dive into the festival experience directly next to the red carpet. From February 7 to 16, the Berlinale Open House Program will present varied event formats and exciting discussions with visionaries from the fields of film, culture and business on socially relevant trend topics. The Audi Berlinale Lounge is open to filmmakers and journalists as well as festival visitors.
Hat-trick for Audi: For the third time in a row, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has won the E-Prix in Mexico City. In front of packed grandstands at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi notched up his ninth Formula E victory with a spectacular photo finish after a breathtaking maneuver in the last second.
In the hottest ever Formula E race, title defender Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has claimed its first podium of the season in Santiago de Chile. Sam Bird from the Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing pocketed the first victory of the Audi e-tron FE05.
The 2019 motorsport year will begin in Africa for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: On Saturday, January 12, the second ABB FIA Formula E Championship race of the season was held in Marrakesh (Morocco).
Audi will present an exhibition stand at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The booth is designed around the motto "from driving experience to digital driving adventure". The in-car entertainment of the future will be in the spotlight as the brand presents an innovative entertainment format for the road – a very special movie viewing experience. Moreover, Audi will be showcasing the latest innovations revolving around the Audi e-tron and offer a first glimpse into light technologies and Car2x services. You can experience all of this from January 8 to 11, 2019.
Following a five-month break, Formula E is returning to the race track next Saturday (December 15): In Ad Diriyah, on the outskirts of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, the fifth season of the fully electric racing series will begin. The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team with Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi and the newly developed Audi e-tron FE05 will be on the grid as the title defenders.
The brand with the four rings presents its first fully electric series-production model, the Audi e-tron. From 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.7 seconds, a range of over 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle, zero local emissions – the full-size SUV is powerful, efficient, sporty and practical for everyday driving. Its two electric motors produce up to 300 kW and combine with the electric all-wheel drive to deliver optimum performance on any terrain. A comprehensive range of charging options for at home and on the go make electric driving convenient and effortless. Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi)*: 26.4 - 22.9 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEFZ) CO2 emissions combined in g/km (g/mi): 0 Information on fuel/power consumption and CO2 emissions in ranges depending on the chosen equipment level of the car
Right on time for the 20th anniversary of the first Audi TT, the brand is especially highlighting the sports car character of the new model. The brand has accordingly refined the design of its icon, enhanced the performance and extended the range of standard equipment. The limited “Audi TT 20 years” anniversary model (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 7.0*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 165 – 161*) is available as a Coupé and as a Roadster. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.1 – 6.0*; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 183 – 137* * Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires
The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV with great all-round talents. It marks a step forward with its spaciousness and versatility, as well as its technology: Just like the Audi top-of-the-line models, it features a digital cockpit and a large MMI touch display. Numerous infotainment solutions from the full-size segment connect the compact SUV with its environment. New assist systems support the driver when parking, in town and on long journeys. These also enhance comfort, as does the further developed suspension. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7,6 - 4,7; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 174 - 124 (Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.)
Audi e-tron, the third: The brand with the four rings is presenting one of the stars of the 2018 Auto Show in the movie capital Los Angeles. With the electric powered Audi e-tron GT concept a four-door coupé is making its debut as a show car. The volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.
In a captivating finale in South Africa, Audi driver Mattias Ekström secured once again the runner-up title in the World Rallycross Championship (World RX) at the wheel of the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. The Swede also finished the final race of the season in Cape Town in second place behind World Champion Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen).
Spectacular finale at the fourth and final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC): Audi Sport customer racing took a double victory and secured the title in the manufacturers' classification for the third consecutive time.
In the FIA World Rallycross (World RX) season’s penultimate round at the Estering near Buxtehude, Mattias Ekström and Andreas Bakkerud in positions two and three celebrated the first two podium finishes in a single event for EKS Audi Sport in the 2018 season. In summer-like temperatures, Ekström in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro only had to admit defeat to World Champion Johan Kristoffersson by 1.849 seconds.
Six victories in a row! Audi driver René Rast won the season’s last race at the Hockenheimring as well, so topping his own record from the previous day. On Sunday, behind Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett, the 31-year-old German from Audi Sport Team Rosberg secured the runner-up’s spot in the championship. The DTM’s new record man in the end was only lacking four points to successfully defend the title.
On December 15, a new era in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will begin in Ad Diriyah (Saudi Arabia): Thanks to the electric cars’ greater range, the drivers will compete with only one race car for the first time. Audi now unveils the newly developed Audi e-tron FE05, with which Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will again make a bid for the titles.
The evolution of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2018. The new version of the model, successful worldwide in sprint and endurance racing, is tailored closely to the customer requirements regarding technology and operating costs.
Podium on US debut: during the first outing for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in the USA, EKS Audi Sport scored its seventh top 3 result of the season. With temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius in Austin (Texas), both drivers in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro reached the final for the best six. The Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud took third overall while team mate Mattias Ekström finished the final in fifth place after contact with an opponent.
The 100th victory for Audi in the DTM, another double strike by René Rast and a total of five of six possible podium places: Audi remained unbeaten on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Austria), too.
At the The Charge event in San Francisco, it will finally strip off the camouflage and reveal itself to the global public: the Audi e-tron. With a range suitable for longer distances, an electric all-wheel drive, and a charging capacity of up to 150 kW at quick-charging stations, it sets a new tone for the world of electromobility. But Audi is driving more than just electromobility forward. At the event in San Francisco, Audi will showcase its plans for the future of mobility in a comprehensive theme park: along with the Audi e-tron, autonomous driving and digital business models will mark the start of a new era.
EKS Audi Sport celebrate a podium finish for the sixth time in the current FIA World Rallycross Championship season: at the ninth round of the season in the Latvian capital Riga, Mattias Ekström in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro finished second, only 2.3 seconds behind the winner and championship leader Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen).
Attractive station wagons go by the name of Avant – this Audi claim applies more than ever to the new version of the bestseller. The dynamic and elegant exterior of the A6 Avant is wrapped around a spacious interior and a luggage compartment with a capacity of up to 1,680 liters (59.3 cu ft). The suspension combines comfort and sportiness on a new level; all engines come standard with a mild hybrid system for improved efficiency. The MMI touch response digital operating system is easy and intuitive to use, and the comprehensive connectivity features and numerous new and updated assist systems make the A6 Avant the ideal touring car. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.4 – 4.1; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 171 – 108; Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depending on the tires/wheels used
A thrilling race weekend with a decision on the final meters: In round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship season, Andreas Bakkerud and Mattias Ekström just barely missed scoring the first victory this season for EKS Audi Sport, but regained second place in the teams’ classification in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans.
An all-new challenge is in store for DTM Champion René Rast and his fellow drivers this weekend: The team from Audi Sport will compete in the first DTM race to be held under floodlights. The Italian seaside resort of Misano Adriatico will host the first two night races in DTM history on Saturday and Sunday (August 25/26), each starting at 10.30 PM (CEST).
After scoring 25 points for winning the classification at Bathurst (Australia) in February and again at Spa (Belgium) in July, the Audi R8 LMS achieved third place at Suzuka. The Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing celebrated the podium result with the three Audi Sport drivers Christopher Haase/Kelvin van der Linde/Markus Winkelhock.
For the first time, the DTM raced on the tradition-steeped Grand Prix Circuit at Brands Hatch. René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg scored 28 points over the weekend and took yet another DTM podium for Audi with a third place on Sunday.
A crazy race weekend with many highs and lows: in round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Trois-Rivières, Canada, Mattias Ekström as the best Audi driver placed fourth with a small deficit.
This year’s running of the Spa 24 Hours has been a race of superlatives: Audi Sport customer racing has met with the sport cars from twelve other marques at the anniversary event of the iconic endurance race.
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler secured the title in the teams’ classification with impressive comeback drives in the season finale. Four podium positons during the weekend, including a one-two finish and 78 of a maximum of 94 possible points, turned a near unassailable deficit of 33 points before the final weekend into a 2-point advantage.
The Audi Q8 brings together the best of both worlds – the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé and the practical talents of a large SUV. The generously dimensioned interior with variable luggage compartment, state-of-the-art operating and suspension technologies as well as intelligent assistance systems make the Audi Q8 a composed companion for business and leisure. A powerful, yet efficient 3.0 TDI with mild hybrid system producing 210 kW (286 hp) provides the dynamics implied by the muscular design. With the permanent quattro all-wheel drive and a ground clearance of up to 254 millimeters (10.0 in), the SUV coupé can keep going when paved roads end. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.1 - 6.5; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 207 - 172 (Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.)
Season highlight in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX): the event in Swedish Höljes is held from June 29 to July 1. It is regarded as the craziest world championship round of the year and is simultaneously the home race for EKS Audi Sport and Mattias Ekström.
Title defender Lucas di Grassi has given Audi an historic victory in the Formula E electric racing series. In front of a record turnout, the Brazilian won the first E-Prix on Swiss soil.
Another podium finish for EKS Audi Sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX). In round five of the season in Norway, Mattias Ekström in the 580-hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro celebrated second place and his first podium finish this season. Only two weeks earlier, his teammate, Andreas Bakkerud, had finished as runner-up at Silverstone (Great Britain). EKS’ newcomer in his home round in Norway made it into the final as well and placed sixth.
in his fourth event for EKS Audi Sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), Andreas Bakkerud made the step onto the winners’ podium for the first time after finishing second. Mattias Ekström completed the strong showing of the powerful 580 hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro with fourth place.
Fully connected, comfortable and sporty at the same time: The new Audi A6 is more versatile than ever before. Operation with the all-digital MMI touch response system is pioneering; the connectivity and assistance systems also provide a great deal of comfort on long journeys. Its suspension combines supreme ride comfort with enhanced agility. All engines are fitted standard with a mild hybrid system. Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 4.0; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 165 – 104; Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.
Audi electrified Berlin with a fairytale finish at the Formula E home race. Thanks to pole position, a dominant one-two finish and the fastest race lap, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is the first team to score maximum points on a race day of the electric racing series.
EKS Audi Sport in round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in Belgium experienced some turbulent races with ups and downs. Mattias Ekström, who was leading the intermediate classification after qualifying at the challenging Circuit Jules Tacheny in the 580-hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, finished fourth, just barely missing the podium. His teammate, Andreas Bakkerud, on delivering a strong fight made it into the final as well, placing sixth.
Audi Sport customer racing has offered fans a festival of superlatives at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. From May 10 to 13, in the world’s major motorsport event, the customer sport race cars have been fielded in three different competitions for the first time. For the tenth time in a row, Audi has contested the 24-hour race. At the same time, the supporting program has featured five gripping sprint races with Audi Sport participation: the three rounds of the new WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup and the two Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup races.
What a DTM opener at Hockenheim! In Sunday’s spectacular second race, Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix stormed forward to second position after starting from ninth on the grid. His teammate, Loïc Duval, and René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) scored points for Audi as well. Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) experienced an emotional DTM farewell.
Sun, rain and even snow in the end: totally crazy April weather in round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and a roller coaster ride for EKS Audi Sport. After positions one and three in qualifying, expectations of the two Audi campaigners, Andreas Bakkerud and Mattias Ekström, in Portugal had been higher than positions four and seven.
Formula E continues its European tour. On Saturday, April 28, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will stop in Paris. In the race around the Dôme des Invalides, the drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to continue their strong run of results. The futuristic Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will be part of the program again. Used as a race taxi, it previously thrilled fans and guests in Rome.