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  • „Game Day“ at Audi
    01/29/20
    Company

    Audi and Maisie Williams invite the world to “Let It Go” and embrace electric future in Game Day spot

    Audi returns to the biggest night in American football with a musically-inspired, 60-second commercial called “Let It Go” featuring actor Maisie Williams. Williams takes the wheel of the all-new Audi e-tron Sportback to help kick off a global brand campaign about Audi’s long-term ambition to shape a new era of sustainable mobility. Created by global partner agency 72andSunny Amsterdam, the spot was directed by François Rousselet and marks the brand’s eleventh appearance at the game.
  • 01/29/20
    Culture

    Audi and the Berlinale present exciting arrivals and future perspectives on the Red Carpet

    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. The fleet includes the fully electric Audi e-tron* and two new plug-in hybrid models, the Audi A8 TFSI e* and A7 Sportback TFSI e*. 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.
  • 01/28/20
    Trends

    Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf

    Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. At the end of January, Audi drivers will see information from around 150 traffic lights in their cockpit, thus increasing their chance of catching a “green wave”. By early summer most of the intersections in Düsseldorf, approximately 450 out of a total of some 600 installations, will be networked. Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) services like Audi Traffic Light Information increase efficiency, convenience and safety on the roads.
  • 01/27/20
    Models

    Audi e-tron Charging Service: New price model and more favorable conditions at IONITY

    One year after launching its own charging service, Audi is introducing a kWh-based price to the e-tron Charging Service that allows customers to charge their cars with quick-charge service provider IONITY. Here, e-tron customers benefit from heavily discounted rates with the transit rate at 31 cents per kilowatt hour used. Everyday usability is underlined by the fact that the number of countries and charging points connected has doubled since the market launch. With a contract, the premium charging service makes around 135,000 public charging points in 24 countries accessible. When driving abroad, customers can charge their cars according to the local purchasing conditions without any extra costs.
  • 01/21/20
    Company

    Audi provides sustainable mobility and charging solutions at World Economic Forum in Davos

    Audi is once again presenting itself as a provider of sustainable premium mobility at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, thus supporting the Annual Meeting’s sustainability goals. The brand with the four rings is serving as the exclusive mobility partner for the 33rd time already and providing a fleet that is 90 percent electrified. The Audi models are charged with green electricity exclusively, using mobile charging containers made with used Audi e-tron* batteries that were developed specially for this purpose. Audi is continuously developing these green charging solutions.
  • 01/17/20
    Technology

    Audi invests around EUR 100 million in charging infrastructure at own sites

    On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, the premium brand will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public. This independent concept is the largest charging infrastructure project carried out by a German employer. The investment provides Audi with a head start in terms of setup and operation expertise for the hardware and software of such charging concepts while also allowing the company to pilot a new business area of mobility.
  • 01/14/20
    Sports

    Audi and FC Bayern heading toward the future together

    Audi and FC Bayern München are heading toward the future together: The two premium brands have been forming a strong team since 2002, and have prolonged and expanded the substance of their partnership until 2029. Audi is FC Bayern’s exclusive automobile partner. The next decade will be focused on strategic collaboration in the areas of innovative marketing and electrification. As a clear reference to this commitment, all licensed players of the record champion will receive an all-electric Audi e-tron in 2020.
  • 01/09/20
    Company

    Audi closes 2019 with a growth in deliveries of 1.8 percent

    Despite challenging conditions, Audi can report a positive performance of deliveries to customers for 2019: Approximately 1,845,550 cars represent an increase of 1.8 percent. In all three core markets, the Four Rings delivered more automobiles in 2019 than in the previous year. In China, the company set a new record with a total of 690,083 vehicles delivered (+4.1%). In the United States, deliveries continued at the very high level of 2018 with an increase of 0.4 percent. And demand in Germany increased by 4.3 percent. In the month of December, the company delivered approximately 176,000 cars, 13.9 percent more than in December 2018.
  • 01/06/20
    Technology

    Mobility goes smart and individual: Audi at CES 2020

    At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi will once again display exciting exhibits – from futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production. In doing so, the premium brand is defining the digital experience of the future. CES is one of the world’s biggest specialized fairs for consumer electronics and is considered to be an indicator of future topics. It will take place from January 7 to 10, 2020, in Las Vegas.
  • 12/16/19
    Company

    Showcase of Sustainability: The Audi Brand Experience Center at Munich Airport

    Sustainable concepts for future sales: Recently, the company has been showing that economy and ecology do not contradict each other at the new Audi Brand Experience Center at Munich airport. The 3,580-square-meter building is a showcase for state-of-the-art energy and building technology. As an international training center for the Audi sales network and an event location, it functions as a role model and multiplier.
  • 12/13/19
    Company

    25 years of Audi RS: exclusive anniversary package

    25 years of performance, prestige, and exclusiveness. A quarter of a century ago, the RS 2 Avant kicked off the success story of the Audi high-performance models. As a tribute to the first high-performance station wagon from Audi, Audi Sport GmbH is releasing an exclusive equipment package for the TT RS Coupé*, RS 4 Avant*, RS 5 Coupé*, RS 5 Sportback*, RS 6 Avant*, and RS 7 Sportback* models. The “anniversary package 25 years of RS” is now available for order.
  • 12/10/19
    Models

    Refined: Update for the RS 5 Coupé and RS 5 Sportback

    Audi has revised the RS 5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.1 (25.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi) and the RS 5 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.2 (25.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 209 (336.4 g/mi). New details make the exterior design even more progressive. For operation, both models rely on the new MMI touch technology with a large central screen. The twin-turbo V6 with an output of 331 kW (450 PS) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.2–9.1 (25.6–25.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 209–208 (336.4–334.7 g/mi)) continues to ensure an impressive driving performance. In Germany and other European countries, the sale of the revised RS 5 starts shortly; prices start at EUR 83,500.
  • 12/09/19
    Models

    Luxury, space and efficiency: The Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro

    Step by step, Audi is putting its new electrified models on the road. Presales of the Q7 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 22.9–21.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64) have just started in Germany and other European countries. The SUV, whose plug-in hybrid drive combines a three-liter V6 gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor, is available in two power levels. The top-of-the-line version offers a system output of 335 kW (456 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of system torque (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 22.9–22.2; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64), while the second version delivers 280 kW (381 PS) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 22.4–21.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64).
  • 12/06/19
    Company

    Record-breaking figure for Audi in November: Deliveries up 23.1 percent to around 163,350 cars

    AUDI AG delivered around 163,350 cars (+23.1%) to customers worldwide last month, more than ever before in a single month of November. Apart from the strong growth in Europe (+33.0%), which is still due to prior-year effects, record figures in the core regions of North America (+17.3%) and China (+16.8%) contributed to the new record-breaking figure. In turn, the company also exceeded the prior-year cumulative figures for the first time since the start of the year: From January through November the brand with the Four Rings delivered around 1,669,600 premium automobiles (+0.7%).
  • 11/29/19
    Company

    Audi increases upfront expenditure for electric mobility

    AUDI AG has planned a total amount of approximately €37 billion for research and development expenditure and investment in property, plant and equipment over the next five years. Against the backdrop of its roadmap towards electrification, the manufacturer is planning upfront expenditure of €12 billion solely for electric mobility – more than ever before. The successful Audi Transformation Plan (ATP) is freeing up the necessary funds: Since the start of the program, the ATP has already contributed €4 billion to earnings. Furthermore, measures taken in the context of Audi.Zukunft are to free up approximately €6 billion for future investments by 2029.
  • 11/28/19
    Models

    Better efficiency and longer range: technical update for the Audi e-tron

    Just in time for the premiere of the e-tron Sportback**, Audi is introducing a standard technical update for its first electric product line. This combines optimized drive system hardware with software adjustments to improve efficiency. As a result, all versions of the e-tron SUV will come off the assembly line with an extra 25 kilometers (15.5 mi) or so of range. The new models are available now to customers in Europe.
  • 11/26/19
    Company

    Audi concludes fundamental agreement with Works Council on economic and forward-looking realignment

    A new era is dawning. Audi is taking sustained action for greater economy, flexibility and secure jobs. The Board of Management and employee representatives have reached a fundamental agreement within the framework of Audi.Zukunft. The decisions relate in particular to the optimization of production capacities at the two German plants and socially responsible workforce adjustments while extending job guarantee up to the end of 2029. The 6 billion euros thus generated will secure the strategic targeted return corridor of 9 to 11 percent and will flow into future projects such as electrification and digitalization. In this way, Audi.Zukunft will sustainably strengthen the competitiveness of the Four Rings and will make the company fit for the coming years. The agreement takes effect on November 29, 2019 and applies for the next ten years.
  • 11/21/19
    Models

    Orders for Audi A4 Avant g-tron and A5 Sportback g-tron with new design can be placed as of November

    Audi natural gas models combine ecology and economy: The Audi A4 Avant g-tron and A5 Sportback g-tron feature a new, sporty design and a state-of-the-art touch operating concept. Customers in Germany can order both models starting November 21 – the Audi A4 Avant 40 g-tron at a base price of EUR 43,200 and the Audi A5 Sportback 40 g-tron for EUR 45,100.
  • 11/20/19
    Company

    New in the Audi Board of Management: Dr. Arno Antlitz, Dirk Große-Loheide and Dr. Sabine Maaßen

    Three new members, Dr. Arno Antlitz, Dirk Große-Loheide and Dr. Sabine Maaßen, will join the Board of Management of AUDI AG in 2020. Dr. Arno Antlitz will become the new Chief Financial Officer of AUDI AG on March 1, hereby exchanging his area of responsibility with the current Audi CFO Alexander Seitz, who will become CFO at Volkswagen Cars. Dirk Große-Loheide will be the new Audi Board of Management Member for Procurement and IT as of April 1; he succeeds Dr. Bernd Martens. The new team is to be completed with Dr. Sabine Maaßen, currently CHRO of Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, who will take over Board of Management responsibility for Human Resources at AUDI AG from Wendelin Göbel on April 1.
  • 11/20/19
    Technology

    SUV Coupé for the e-tron Family: The Audi e-tron Sportback

    “The future is electric:” Audi is staying consistently true to its strategic alignment by presenting the second model in its e-tron product line. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a dynamic SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 miles) ( in the WLTP cycle) from a single battery charge (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 26.3 - 21.6 (WLTP); 23.9 – 20.6 (NEFZ); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0). Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle. Their light is broken down into tiny pixels and can be controlled with exceptional precision. This makes safe lane centering easier on narrow stretches of road and shows the position of the vehicle in the lane. The Audi e-tron Sportback** can be ordered as of the end of November. Market introduction in Europe is scheduled for the spring of 2020.
  • 11/15/19
    Company

    Markus Duesmann to be new Audi CEO

    Markus Duesmann will become the new CEO of Audi on April 1, 2020. The 50-year-old mechanical engineer will succeed Bram Schot, who has held the position since June 2018. Duesmann has been active in the automotive industry for almost three decades, most recently as Board of Management Member for Purchasing at BMW. Bram Schot, 58, will leave the Group at the end of March by best mutual agreement.
  • 11/13/19
    Culture

    Experiencing the history of the Salzburg Festival with Audi

    For the 100th anniversary of the Salzburg Festival in 2020 – and for its 25th anniversary as main sponsor – Audi is inviting festival audiences to take an eventful trip through the story of the festival: on the back seat of an Audi e-tron (combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km*: 26.4 -22.9 (WLTP); 24.6 -23.7 (NEDC), combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (0 g/mi)), passengers drive to several places that have played a significant part in the history of the festival. The journey uses a technology developed by Audi to transport visitors into three-dimensional worlds by means of a virtual-reality headset and to integrate the motion of the vehicle into the experience in real time. During the festival, Audi will offer about 1,000 experience rides.
  • 11/12/19
    Models

    Audi wins two “Golden Steering Wheel” awards The A1 and the e-tron win their classes

    Double win for Audi in the “Golden Steering Wheel 2019” contest: The A1 Sportback and the fully electric e-tron won in their respective categories “Small Cars” and “Large SUV.” Readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag voted to determine the finalists. An international panel of experts crowned the winners from these nominations.
  • 11/08/19
    Company

    Audi increases deliveries in October by 26.8 percent to around 149,150 cars

    AUDI AG delivered around 149,150 cars to customers worldwide in October. This represents a 26.8 percent increase on the prior-year period. All three core regions performed positively: In China, an increase of 6.0 percent represents a new record figure for deliveries. In North America, the Four Rings increased deliveries by 15.6 percent. In Europe, deliveries were up a formidable 68.6 percent, with extraordinary effects from 2018 contributing to the strong growth. Since the start of the year Audi has delivered around 1,506,250 cars worldwide, down just 1.2 percent year-on-year.
  • 11/08/19
    Company

    Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation: How do we shape a future worth living?

    On the occasion of its tenth anniversary on November 13, the Audi Environmental Foundation is issuing invitations to a lecture and discussion evening with three environmentalists and sustainability experts. The speakers will provide an overview of the state of our planet and address the question of how commitment to climate protection could look in the future. The Foundation is presenting its projects under the motto “Ten years of Greenovation.”
  • 11/06/19
    Models

    Even sharper and more striking: The Audi R8 V10 RWD and the Audi R8 LMS GT4

    From special series to standard range: The Audi R8 V10 with rear-wheel drive (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 13.1–12.9 (18.0–18.2 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 293–299 (471.5–481.2 g/mi)) is advancing to a permanent model. In this context, its exterior is being redesigned to make it even more striking: It will be fitted with the same new features as the R8 V10 quattro models**. The V10 mid-engine, which delivers 397 kW (540 PS) here, and the rear-wheel drive offer a puristic kind of driving pleasure. The near-production-level Audi R8 LMS GT4 racing car, which also features rear-wheel drive, is being released at the same time, with a new design and noticeable optimizations in terms of vehicle dynamics. The customer sport racing car for the international GT4 category will offer private drivers even more precise adjustment options in the future.
  • 10/31/19
    Company

    AUDI AG: Robust figures for the third quarter

    In a challenging second half of the year, the Audi Group stabilized its deliveries and posted robust figures for the third quarter. Adjusted for the effects of deconsolidating the multi-brand importers, revenue was higher than in the prior-year period. Operating profit reflects the decrease in deliveries and ongoing high upfront expenditure for the future. Cash generation continues to be a strength of the Audi Group: A net cash flow of €3.3 billion confirms the company’s first-class solvency. With a view to the full year, the Audi Group now anticipates a slight increase in deliveries compared with 2018 and affirms its forecast for its key financial metrics.
  • 10/28/19
    Company

    Audi electrifies Munich: new, free charging, parking and shuttle service at airport

    Audi is launching a free initiative for all electric and plug-in hybrid car owners at Munich Airport, under the name of “Charge & Fly”: Until the end of the year, interested drivers can recharge their electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle with green power while they are away, and park for free.
  • 10/23/19
    Sports

    With TFSI power: record year for Audi in the DTM

    Since as far back as 2001, Audi has been combining turbocharging with gasoline direct injection (TFSI) in production cars. When this efficiency technology was rolled out in the DTM, the brand with the four rings leveraged its experience-based advantage and set numerous records in the 2019 season.
  • 10/21/19
    Models

    Electrifying full-size sedan: the Audi A6 55 TFSI e quattro

    Audi is expanding its portfolio of electrified models consistently: Five powerful cars with plug-in hybrid drive are making their debut in the second half of 2019 alone. Presales of the A6 55 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.1–1.9 (112.0 – 123.8 US mpg); combined energy consumption in kWh/100 km*: 17.9 – 17.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 47 – 43 (75.6 – 69.2 g/mi) are starting in Germany. With its system output of 270 kW (367 PS), it delivers a confident performance.
  • 10/21/19
    Company

    Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit

    Achieving economic progress and social justice consistent with the ecological limits of our planet: The United Nations has set 17 goals for a sustainable future worth living. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the focus of the tenth One Young World Summit. Audi and the Audi Environmental Foundation are enabling 26 employees and external scholarship holders to participate in the global forum, which is taking place in London from October 22 to 25.
  • 10/16/19
    Sports

    Audi e-tron FE06 meets with rivals for the first time

    At Valencia, the new Audi e-tron FE06 is meeting with its competitors for the first time this week: until Friday, all twelve teams will continue the joint test, before the new season kicks off in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23.
  • 10/16/19
    Models

    Luxury meets efficiency: the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro

    With the new A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.7 – 2.5 (87.1 – 94.1 US mpg); combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 21.2 – 20.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 61 – 57* (98.2 – 91.7 g/mi)), Audi is offering its customers electric driving in the luxury class for the first time. The combination of plug-in hybrid drive and intelligent drive management allows distances of up to 46 kilometers (28.6 mi) (measured in accordance with WLTP) to be covered with electric drive alone, turning a large portion of daily journeys into an emissions-free and nearly silent driving experience. The system power of 330 kW (449 PS) and system torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) ensure impressive vehicle dynamics.
  • 10/09/19
    Company

    Audi in September: Worldwide deliveries increased by 4.5 percent

    The Four Rings closed September with deliveries up 4.5 percent year-on-year. Last month the company delivered around 145,400 units. The picture was mixed among the core regions: While deliveries in Europe (+33.1%) increased sharply due to prior-year effects, the figures for deliveries in North America (-13.8%) and China (-3.3%) were down year-on-year. Since January the carmaker delivered around 1,357,100 premium automobiles to customers, reducing the cumulative decline to 3.6 percent.
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    Road map E: Audi in the era of electric mobility

    Audi is transforming into a provider of electric mobility—a process that involves all areas of the company. After all, the brand with the four rings intends to put more than 30 electrified models on the market by 2025, which constitutes a 40 percent share in sales. In doing so, Audi is consistently pursuing the path of sustainable mobility. Accordingly, the areas of Procurement and Production are also aligning themselves more strongly with sustainability-related criteria. The skills and experiences from the development and production of the Audi e-tron* will be incorporated into the upcoming projects for the all-electric models. The activities are flanked by comprehensive training and development concepts.
  • 10/06/19
    Sports

    Triple triumph in the finale: Audi crowns its most successful DTM season

    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.
  • 10/02/19
    Company

    Audi, the city of Ingolstadt and Telekom cooperate on 5G technology

    Audi and Deutsche Telekom are entering into a pioneering 5G technology partnership together with the city of Ingolstadt. This was announced by the three partners at the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Ingolstadt on Wednesday. The goal is to use the new 5G technology to make urban mobility safer, more digital and more sustainable.
  • 09/26/19
    Sports

    Lucas di Grassi speaks at Climate Week NYC

    In a brief keynote speech, Lucas di Grassi promoted the topic of electric mobility in New York City, emphasizing the role of Formula E in the transformation of mobility, especially in urban areas. The Audi driver represented the fully electric racing series at “Climate Week NYC” that follows the UN Climate Action Summit and will continue until Sunday.
  • 09/25/19
    Trends

    Audi publishes user typology and emotional landscape of autonomous driving

    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.
  • 09/14/19
    Sports

    “What a year!” René Rast DTM Champion ahead of 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.
  • 09/10/19
    Models

    The Off-Roader of the Future – the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro

    Audi is completing its quartet of visionary vehicles and will be at IAA 2019 to showcase an electric off-roader for the future of road transport: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track. All four visionary use case vehicles—the Audi Aicon, AI:ME, AI:RACE and AI:TRAIL will be on show together at Audi’s stand in Hall 3 throughout the whole of IAA 2019.
  • 09/06/19
    Models

    The Audi A5 is now more attractive than ever

    The 3.0 TDI engine with electric powered compressor and 48-volt main electrical system in the updated Audi S5 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 6.2–6.1(37.9–38.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 162–160 (260.7–257.5 g/mi)) and the S5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 6.2–6,1 (37.9–38.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 161–160 (259.1–257.5 g/mi)) provide for potent pulling power.
  • 09/06/19
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi at the IAA Frankfurt 2019

    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*, 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.
  • 09/06/19
    Company

    Audi closes August with around 150,100 automobiles delivered

    Audi delivered around 150,100 automobiles to customers worldwide last month. 2.5 percent less than a year ago. In August 2018, the sale of models in stock particularly in Europe had contributed to exceptionally high growth in deliveries. As such, Audi saw deliveries fall 4.7 percent on the home continent last month. Deliveries rose in North America (+0.9% to around 25,650 cars). In the Chinese market, demand increased by 2.0 percent to 58,580 units. The cumulative decline in worldwide deliveries was down 4.5 percent.
  • 09/03/19
    Company

    70 years of Audi in Ingolstadt: three special exhibitions at the Audi Forum

    Audi has been building cars at the Ingolstadt site for 70 years. The heart of the Group beats in this Bavarian city on the Danube: Ingolstadt is where AUDI AG has its headquarters and operates its largest production site worldwide. To mark the 70th anniversary of the company in Ingolstadt, Audi is presenting insights into the history of the four rings. Three special exhibitions entitled “Audi in Ingolstadt: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow” were opened simultaneously today in the Audi Forum by Albert Mayer, plant manager at the Ingolstadt site, and Thomas Frank, Managing Director of Auto Union GmbH. The highlight is the extraordinary temporary exhibition “W49” in the Audi museum mobile, which lasts until the end of February 2020. Two additional exhibitions are open to Audi employees and all interested members of the public until September 21, 2019.
  • 08/29/19
    Technology

    Brand with the four rings shines at world’s largest lighting congress

    At the thirteenth International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL 2019), Audi presenters will offer insights into the next generation of OLED lighting technology. The new digital OLED technology enables customizable lighting designs and permits communication using the exterior lighting. The congress begins on September 23, 2019 in Darmstadt. Audi guest speakers will be presenting digital OLED technology as well as the latest trends and developments in lighting at what is the biggest and most important conference for automotive lighting technology.
  • 08/27/19
    Company

    Audi grieves for Ferdinand Piëch

    The Board of Management of AUDI AG expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch on behalf of all employees. In commemoration in all plants worldwide the flag is set to half-mast. Piëch was a member of the brand with the Four Rings for more than twenty years, most recently as Chairman of the Board of Management for almost five years from 1988 to the end of 1992.
  • 08/26/19
    Models

    Ten countries in 24 hours: Audi e-tron on tour

    Ten European countries in 24 hours – the Audi e-tron (combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km*: 26.4 - 22.9 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEDC), combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (0 g/mi)) has impressively demonstrated its long-distance qualities. On August 20, nine journalists set out on the tour stretching over 1,600 km (994.2 mi) from Lake Bled in Slovenia to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The electric SUV with its long range and short charging stops proved to be a compelling proposition. Combined with its powerful drive and comfortable interior, it turns electric touring into a premium experience.
  • 08/25/19
    Sports

    Fivefold triumph in 500th DTM race: Audi is manufacturers’ champion early

    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.
  • 08/14/19
    Company

    Daniel Weissland to lead Audi of America as President

    Audi is pleased to announce Daniel Weissland has been appointed as President of Audi of America effective Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 08/09/19
    Company

    Audi delivers around 155,350 automobiles in July

    Audi delivered around 155,350 automobiles to customers worldwide last month. This represents a decrease of 6.1 percent compared with the same period last year when extraordinary effects in connection with WLTP had a major impact on deliveries. In July 2018, the sale of models in stock particularly in Europe had contributed to exceptionally high growth in deliveries. In China, the four rings continued their run of success in July 2019: The most important individual market closed last month with a new record of 56,365 cars delivered (+6.0%). In the United States, Audi has increased deliveries in July as well (+0.8%). Since the start of the year, Audi has delivered around 1,061,550 cars worldwide (-4.8%).
  • 08/05/19
    Trends

    Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

    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.
  • 07/29/19
    Models

    A young, urban type: The Audi A1 citycarver

    A fresh, self-confident road stance, plenty of room for customization and extensive connectivity: all are hallmarks of the Audi A1 citycarver. The most progressive model in the new A1 product line is at home in any environment: in the city, on country roads and highways and even on slightly rough terrain.
  • 07/26/19
    Company

    After a challenging first half of the year: Audi Group confirms earnings forecast for 2019

    As forecasted, the year 2019 is proving to be challenging for the Audi Group: In the first half of this year, deliveries, revenue and operating profit were lower than in the same period of 2018, partially reflecting effects from the deconsolidation of several multi-brand import companies. Operating performance was adversely affected in particular by the repercussions of the WLTP changeover, the implementation of the model initiative and the downturn in the global passenger car market. At the same time, Audi is making high advance expenditure in the mobility of the future. As a result, the operating return on sales of 8.0 percent for the first half of the year was below the long-term target corridor of 9 to 11 percent, but within the bandwidth of 7 to 8.5 percent that had been forecasted for 2019. Despite strong headwinds, the Audi Group also affirmed its earnings target for the full year.
  • 07/25/19
    Company

    Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum

    The supply chain of the Audi e-tron* is becoming more sustainable: The aluminum producer Hydro now supplies sustainable aluminum for the battery housing of the first fully electric model of the company. The material is processed and manufactured along the entire process chain in an environmentally friendly manner and under socially acceptable working conditions. This has been confirmed by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) with a “chain of custody” certificate. The ASI already awarded Audi a certificate for the sustainable assembly of these aluminum components in October 2018. This means that the aluminum sheets processed in the battery housing of the Audi e-tron are now demonstrably produced in a responsible manner along the entire value chain, from the extraction of the bauxite raw material to the end product.
  • 07/24/19
    Models

    Powerful Elegance: the Audi Q3 Sportback

    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.
  • 07/21/19
    Sports

    Mike Rockenfeller wins tire battle at Assen

    A spectacular DTM premiere at Assen in the Netherlands: Following the rain battle on Saturday, the spectators on Sunday got to watch a crazy tire thriller on a dry track of the famous TT Circuit that Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix decided in his favor. With Nico Müller in third position, Audi, just like the day before, achieved a double podium. In spite of a second pit stop, leader of the standings René Rast still finished his 50th DTM race in fifth place.
  • 07/18/19
    Models

    Multifaceted personality: predictive active suspension in the A8 flagship model

    Audi is now offering another high-tech innovation for the Audi A8 luxury sedan – predictive active suspension. Depending on the chosen settings, it gives the brand’s flagship model the supreme ride comfort of a chauffeur-driven limousine or the firm handling of a sports car. In Germany and other European markets, predictive active suspension can initially be ordered for the TFSI versions of the Audi A8.
  • 07/15/19
    Company

    High-Performance. Full of Character. Individual. Audi Sport Is Celebrating 25 years of the Audi RS Models

    25 years ago, the first Audi RS model was launched on the market in the form of the Audi RS 2 Avant, marking the beginning of a success story. With their proximity to motor racing and their exclusiveness, the Audi RS models have always held a particular fascination. To date, Audi Sport GmbH, formerly quattro GmbH, has presented a total of 25 RS models. In 2019, six further product innovations are being presented, of which two are completely new RS models.
  • 07/14/19
    Sports

    Runner-up title and victory in the finale for Audi in Formula E

    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. The last race was won by Robin Frijns in the Audi e-tron FE05 fielded by the customer team Envision Virgin Racing, handing the squad third in the teams’ classification.
  • 07/11/19
    Company

    Audi increases deliveries in June to around 166,700 premium automobiles

    Audi delivered around 166,700 premium automobiles worldwide in June, 1.7 percent more than in the same period last year. In particular, the largest single market China (+22.2%) contributed to global growth, closing June with a new record-breaking figure. Across all markets, demand was particularly strong last month for the brand’s premium flagship, the Audi A8, with deliveries up 53.2 percent. Worldwide growth with the Audi Q2 (+46.2%), Audi Q5 (+32.1%) or the new Audi Q3 in Europe (+51.0%) attests to the sustained popularity of the SUV range. Since January the brand with the four rings delivered around 906,200 cars (-4.5%) to customers.
  • 07/11/19
    Sports

    Daniel Abt to continue racing for Audi in Formula E

    Before the finale of the current season, Audi sets the course for its future in Formula E: Daniel Abt will continue competing in the fully electric racing series together with Lucas di Grassi for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team in the coming season. They are the only pairing to have existed since the series was launched in 2014.
  • 07/05/19
    Sports

    Premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Audi Sport customer racing delivers fascination galore with the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Oliver Hoffmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen together with the Duke of Richmond – the organizer of the Goodwood Festival of Speed – unveiled the new sports car. The expert audience enthusiastically watched the premiere of the sports car with an output of 470 kW (640 hp) – the most powerful one in the eleven-year history of the customer racing program.
  • 07/03/19
    Models

    Top Performance: the Audi SQ8 TDI

    Audi presents the sporty top model of the Q family: the SQ8 TDI (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.8 (30.2 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 205 - 204 (329.9 - 328.3 g/mi)). Thanks to the eight-cylinder diesel engine with biturbo charging, the large SUV coupe offers superior performance coupled with a high level of efficiency. The drive and suspension technologies, which include the sport differential, roll stabilization and all-wheel steering, ensure dynamic handling. The Audi SQ8 TDI** will be on the lots of European dealerships in the late summer of 2019. Its price in Germany starts at 102,900 euros. ** The collective fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this MediaInfo.
  • 07/02/19
    Technology

    Automotive and Mobility Industry Leaders Publish First-of-its-Kind Framework for Safe Automated Driving Systems

    “Safety First for Automated Driving” (SaFAD) white paper emphasizes the importance of safety by design for automated vehicles
  • 06/30/19
    Culture

    Audi Summer Concerts: opening with Disney and Berlioz

    Ingolstadt, 30 June 2019 – The Audi Summer Concerts began at the weekend for the 30th time under the title Ouverture Fantastique. Many families came to Audi’s hall for employee assemblies to see Walt Disney’s film Fantasia with the Philharmonie Salzburg conducted by Elisabeth Fuchs. For the traditional opening concert, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding returned to the concert hall in Ingolstadt after eight years. The festival will continue until 14 July 2019.
  • 06/23/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport wins 24 Hours of Nürburgring for the fifth time

    The 47th running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring was a thriller up until the last second: Following a turbulent final stage, the number 4 Audi R8 LMS won the battle with last year’s winning team from Porsche with a one-lap advantage. For Audi Sport Team Phoenix based at the Nürburgring, this marked the third victory with Audi and the fifth in the team’s 20-year history.
  • 06/19/19
    Company

    Audi and Sony Pictures Entertainment Team Up On “Spider-Man™: Far From Home” Digital Content

    Audi has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to release exclusive digital content ahead of this summer’s upcoming film, “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
  • 06/17/19
    Sports

    Formula E: Audi in the thick of the title race

    The title race in Formula E is intensifying: On Saturday (June 22), the electric racing series will hold the eleventh of thirteen races this season in Bern. In the teams’ and drivers’ classifications, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi sit in second position, set to grab the top spot in the Swiss capital city.
  • 06/07/19
    Company

    Audi closes May with around 151,900 automobiles delivered

    AUDI AG delivered around 151,900 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. As such, deliveries were down 5.4 percent year-on-year. In Western Europe, the company closed the month over last year (+1.5%); the increase in demand in the domestic market Germany (+3.5%) and in France (+12.2%) made a positive contribution. In China (-7.4%) and North America (-5.7%) the model changeovers of important high-volume models continued to have a detrimental effect on deliveries. In the first five months the Four Rings handed over 5.8 percent less than in the same period in 2018.
  • 06/05/19
    Models

    20 years of A6 Avant with offroad qualities: the new Audi A6 allroad quattro

    20 years after its debut, the fourth generation of the Audi A6 allroad quattro is being launched. With the standard all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension and increased ground clearance, it is just as much at home on the road as it is off. The powerful V6 TDI engines (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.6 – 5.8*; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 172 – 152*) offer ample pulling power for up to 2.5 tons of towing capacity. Thanks to its distinctive look and even more customized equipment options than the predecessor, the A6 allroad quattro appeals to customers that appreciate the combination of powerful design, extraordinary versatility and high comfort.
  • 05/25/19
    Sports

    Triumph in Berlin: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler repeats home victory in Formula E

    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.
  • 05/24/19
    Technology

    Audi Opens Battery Storage Unit on Berlin EUREF Campus

    Audi is electrifying the capital: In the context of the Formula E guest performance in Berlin, the brand with the four rings has opened up Germany’s largest multi-use storage unit on the EUREF Campus. The storage unit has a capacity of 1.9 MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. The objective: Intelligent networking to promote the energy transition.
  • 05/23/19
    Company

    Extensive Premium Mobility Offer for Europe: Audi relies on Multi-Channel Strategy

    The company with the four rings is expanding its flexible premium mobility business in Europe considerably and is positioning the umbrella brand Audi on demand on multiple pillars. Customers in ten countries will thus be able to access around 10,000 Audi models and book them flexibly starting in fourth quarter. At the same time, the company is intensifying the integration of its own trade organization into the digital business area and is leveraging additional synergies within the Volkswagen Group.
  • 05/23/19
    Company

    “Consistently Audi”: Board of Management presents corporate realignment to shareholders

    Audi will become a provider of holistic CO2-neutral premium mobility, with the aim of assuming a leading role among its competitors. The manufacturer is therefore accelerating its electrification roadmap and company-wide decarbonization. By 2025, the vehicle fleet’s CO2 footprint is to be reduced as a first step by 30 percent over its entire lifecycle compared with 2015. In the future, return on investment as a key financial steering parameter will also reflect the CO2 performance of the Four Rings and is to rise to more than 21 percent through sustainable management. The Board of Management is presenting the realignment at the 130th Annual General Meeting in Neckarsulm and providing information on current business developments. While Audi is mastering a challenging year 2019 with substantial operationally adverse factors, the premium manufacturer is pressing ahead with its transformation and aims for a significant increase in corporate value in the long term. The Four Rings will focus strictly on customer-relevant innovations, will further develop its business model profitably and will realize synergies within the Volkswagen Group and in external partnerships. The guiding principle of the far-reaching transformation is “Consistently Audi.”
  • 05/22/19
    Models

    “International Engine of the Year” Awards: Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine wins in its class

    The 2.0 TFSI from Audi has won the “International Engine of the Year” award in the category of engines with between 150 and 250 metric horsepower. An international panel of experts comprising 70 automotive journalists voted the four-cylinder gasoline engine the winner of its class. The award ceremony took place as part of the “Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show 2019” at the exhibition and trade center “Messe Stuttgart” today.
  • 05/21/19
    Models

    Sporty and efficient with plug-in hybrid drive: the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

    The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km*) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. The drive concept comprises a combustion engine and an electric motor with intelligent controller, enabling it to cover most everyday driving distances electrically. The WLTP all-electric range is more than 40 kilometers (25.9 mi). With the E license plate under the German Electric Mobility Act, owners also enjoy tax advantages and municipal traffic privileges.
  • 05/20/19
    Company

    AI for bee research: we4bee becomes part of the Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ program

    The we4bee bee research project, which is supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation, has been included in Microsoft's “AI for Earth” program. we4bee aims to connect intelligent beehives equipped with sensors with the cloud in order to carry out long-term analyses of bee colonies and environmental data, and to investigate the effects of certain influences on bees using data-science methods. As a member of the worldwide “AI for Earth” network, we4bee gains access to current products and services connected with artificial intelligence, and is supported by learning and training programs.
  • 05/19/19
    Sports

    René Rast wins also at Zolder

    René Rast is the first driver to have achieved two victories in the DTM’s new turbo era. At the DTM’s return to Zolder, Belgium, the Audi driver won Sunday’s race in commanding style. His teammate, Jamie Green, perfected Audi Sport Team Rosberg’s triumph by finishing in third position. Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix came fourth.
  • 05/15/19
    Models

    The Audi A4: even sportier and even more cutting edge

    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 integrated into the brand’s new design language; the large MMI touch display offers the kind of operating experience customers will be familiar with from their smartphone. Many engine options 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 6.3 – 6.2 l/100 km (37.3 - 37.9 US mpg)*; combined CO2 emissions 166 – 163 g/km (267.2 – 262.3 g/mi)*, with a V6 TDI under the hood for the first time, a 48-volt main electrical system and an electric powered compressor (EPC), which lends its beefy acceleration even more spontaneity. This combination of power, torque and efficiency makes it unique in the segment.
  • 05/14/19
    Trends

    Audi networks with traffic lights in Europe

    Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” to Europe. From July Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Then cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city: Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on green. If that is not possible within the permitted speed limit, there will be a countdown to the next green phase. Driving in cities will thus become more relaxed and efficient. In the USA, Audi customers have already been using this service since late 2016. Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to network its series-production models with traffic lights in cities.
  • 05/13/19
    Company

    For the Mobility of Tomorrow - IN-Campus Technology Park for Audi and the Ingolstadt Region

    “IN” stands for innovation: With IN-Campus, AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt have gotten a strategic investment off the ground. They will work together to intricately remediate the site of a former oil refinery in Ingolstadt, the first environmental project of its kind in Bavaria. IN-Campus GmbH, a joint venture of AUDI AG and the city of Ingolstadt, is investing in a campus—the focus lies on the technologies of the future. Construction work on the 75-hectare IN-Campus, which was designed to be open and close to nature, is already underway. Today, May 13, the Bavarian Minister President, Dr. Markus Söder, the Mayor of the city of Ingolstadt, Dr. Christian Lösel, and Audi Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler, together with the two managing directors of IN-Campus GmbH, are officially laying the foundation stone for the joint project.
  • 05/13/19
    Company

    Audi on demand in Mallorca: mobility service expands in Spain

    Just in time for the start of the summer season, the premium mobility service Audi on demand has also been relaunched on the popular vacation island of Mallorca. A selection of exclusive, sporty R and RS models is available for users of the service. Audi Center Palma functions as the business partner. With this, Audi is not only pushing ahead with the integration of the mobility concept within the dealerships but also is expanding its international network with an additional European location.
  • 05/12/19
    Sports

    Seventh win for Audi RS 3 LMS in FIA WTCR

    Frédéric Vervisch and Comtoyou Team Audi Sport celebrated the seventh win for the Audi RS 3 LMS in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with Audi Sport customer racing at the Slovakiaring. At the third race weekend of the 2019 season, the Belgian got away well off the line from ninth place on a damp track in race one. In the first lap alone, he overtook seven rivals. Putting in a breathtaking charge, he swept past the leading car in lap five. Thus, Vervisch claimed his second WTCR victory after his maiden win last year at the finale in Macau. Thanks to his achievement and the results of the three other Audi Sport drivers, the marque has experienced the most successful FIA WTCR weekend so far this year. Earning 74 points, the combined points’ tally of all drivers was one more than at the season-opening round in Morocco.
  • 05/10/19
    Technology

    Benchmark for long-distance journeys: the charging power of the Audi e-tron

    With the e-tron, Audi is making electric mobility a reality for long-distance driving – thanks in part to charging power that is unique among the competition. The e-tron is not only the first mass-produced car that can be charged with up to 150 kW of electricity at a fast charging terminal. The high charging power over a large portion of the charging procedure sets a benchmark and shortens downtime. Sophisticated thermal management of the battery ensures the performance capability at cold and hot outside temperatures.
  • 05/09/19
    Company

    Audi delivered around 140,300 automobiles to customers in April

    AUDI AG delivered around 140,300 cars to customers worldwide in April, down 12.8 percent year-on-year. Model changeovers affecting volume models such as the Audi A6 continued to have an adverse effect. The new Audi Q3 has developed its potential in Europe so far, with strong growth in countries such as France (+109.0%) or Germany (+97.6%); in other markets such as the United States, the model will only be available in dealerships from the middle of the year. Since the start of the year worldwide deliveries were down 5.9 percent to 587,550 automobiles.
  • 05/08/19
    Sports

    MotoGP star Dovizioso to race for Audi in the DTM

    A prominent guest driver at Audi Sport in the DTM: For one weekend, Italian motorcycle star Andrea Dovizioso (33 years old) is going to switch from his Ducati Desmosedici GP into the cockpit of an Audi RS 5 DTM. The MotoGP 2017 and 2018 runner-up will contest the two DTM races at Misano (Italy) on June 8 and 9.
  • 05/07/19
    Company

    Silver jubilee: Audi A4 celebrates its 25th birthday

    Audi is celebrating a major production anniversary in the premium mid size segment: 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 drove off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. Since then, the brand with the Four Rings has produced more than 7.5 million units of the model. A quarter of a century after its birth, demand is unabated for the Audi A4, now in its fifth generation. With 344,586 units sold in 2018, the A4 is the world’s most popular model of the Four Rings. Approximately every fifth Audi delivered worldwide today comes from this series.
  • 05/05/19
    Sports

    One-two-three for Audi, runaway success for René Rast

    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).
  • 05/03/19
    Company

    AUDI AG: first quarter of 2019 still affected by adverse factors

    As expected, the Audi Group has embarked upon a very challenging financial year 2019. First-quarter revenue and operating profit decreased compared with the high levels of the previous year. At 8.0 percent, the operating return on sales was within the range of 7 to 8.5 percent that had been forecast for 2019, but was below the long-term target corridor of 9 to 11 percent. Adverse factors in the current financial year are primarily due to the repercussions of the WLTP changeover, the transition to new generations of numerous models and the difficult economic environment. In 2019, Audi is entering the era of electric mobility and will continue to make high advance expenditure in future-oriented fields in the coming years. With its strategic realignment, the Audi Group therefore aims to achieve sustained growth in productivity and profitability.
  • 04/30/19
    Company

    Audi Sport GmbH to be managed in the future by Oliver Hoffmann and Julius Seebach

    Oliver Hoffmann (42) and Julius Seebach (35) are to take over the management of Audi Sport GmbH on May 1, 2019. The current Managing Director, Michael-Julius Renz (62), is to retire. Audi’s Head of Sport Technology, Oliver Hoffmann, has been a member of the management since June 2018, and will also be responsible for technical development at Audi Neckarsulm as of May 1. Julius Seebach will be responsible for commercial functions within the management.
  • 04/27/19
    Sports

    Formula E in Paris: Audi drivers brave April weather

    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.
  • 04/17/19
    Models

    Audi A7 Sportback is “2019 World Luxury Car”

    The Audi A7 Sportback* is the “2019 World Luxury Car.” The A7 Sportback is the second Audi to take home the award after the Audi A8* won it last year. The awards were presented today at the New York International Auto Show.
  • 04/17/19
    Models

    The Audi S5 models now with a TDI engine

    For the first time ever, the Audi S5 (Combined fuel consumption for Coupé/Sportback in l/100 km: 6.2 (37.9 US mpg)*; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 163 – 161 g/km (262.3 – 259.1 g/mi)*) has a V6 diesel under the hood. The 3.0 TDI engine in the S5 Coupé and the S5 Sportback produces 255 kW (347 hp) and delivers up to 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft. An electric powered compressor provides for strong off-the-line performance; a mild hybrid system enhances efficiency. This combination of power, torque and efficiency makes the S5 unique in its segment.
  • 04/15/19
    Models

    Mobility for Megacities: Audi AI:ME

    At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing a visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future: The showcar, known as the Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time on board. The Audi AI:ME offers a broad range of high-tech features for communication, entertainment, or simply relaxation.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019”: Audi wins in four out of ten categories

    Audi celebrated a resounding success as part of the readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019” awards: The Q2, Q5, A6 allroad quattro* and the all-electric powered Audi e-tron* models won in their respective class, making Audi the most successful brand among the competition.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Live from Shanghai: AUDI AG Press Conference

    Audi is presenting two world premieres at China’s most important motor show in Shanghai from April 16 to 25. The brand with the four rings is augmenting its all-electric product range with the Audi Q2L e-tron, which was specially developed for the Chinese market. Audi is also presenting a concept car in Shanghai that illustrates its vision for automated driving in an urban space.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Audi at Auto Shanghai 2019

    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.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Agility for the long haul: three S TDI models with electric powered compressor

    Sportiness meets efficiency – three new S-models from the Audi A6 and A7 series offer customers in Europe the ideal performance models for the long haul. For the first time, Audi has combined a V6-TDI engine with an electric powered compressor and a 48-volt primary electrical system. The S sport suspension with damping control, dynamic all-wheel steering and the ceramic brake system tick all the boxes for dynamic cornering and deceleration. The striking design with the sophisticated looks of an S model lends these sporty full-size models particular presence. Audi S6 Sedan: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 – 6.2(37.3 – 37.9 US mpg)*; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 165 – 164 (265.5 – 263.9 g/mi)*; Audi S6 Avant: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5(36.2 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 171 (275.2 g/mi); Audi S7 Sportback: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5(36.2 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 170 (273.6 g/mi) * Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used as well as the selected equipment
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