B9 A4 and other Next generation Audi test mules spotted in California!

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Last week we heard from an R8 enthusiast about an Audi convoy that he spotted. He was driving on the 210 East heading out of Los Angeles. When he spotted the new 2016 R8 followed by three other spiral wrapped Audis (A4 and A5s) driving with it. Unfortunately, he couldn’t capture any photos.

Thanks to the quick reaction of Purist member Dave Skulman who was out driving on Mulholland Highway. Today, we can finally bring you some photos of the camouflaged B9 A4 followed by the 2016 R8 and 2016 TT Roadster. The later two aren’t as important as they have both been publicly unveiled already.

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Audi starts WEC season from second row

WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone 2015

  • Loïc Duval/Lucas di Grassi/Oliver Jarvis in position three
  • Both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars of Audi Sport Team Joest in the top five
  • Head of Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: “Good base for the race”

Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener. In the qualifying session at Silverstone (Great Britain) the gaps between the top cars amounted to only a few tenths of a second. Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, who will be starting the 6-hour race on Sunday from position three in their Audi R18 e-tron quattro, were the best Audi team.
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Audi ready to battle for World Endurance Championship title

WEC Prologue 2015

  • Better aerodynamics, efficiency and speed: the new R18 e-tron quattro
  • Two strong driver teams with great ambitions
  • Season opener at Silverstone: a challenging classic
Audi is ready for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). On Sunday, April 12, at Silverstone in the UK, the chase begins for the World Championship title that Audi won in 2012 and 2013. With two new R18 e-tron quattro cars and six successful drivers, Audi Sport Team Joest will be battling for the first victory in the new season.

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BETSAFE WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jon Olsson’s Audi RS6 DTM

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Over 900 hp engine with 18 karat gold anodized turbo chargers on a DTM widebody Audi RS6 sets the new standard.

Team Betsafe’s Swedish freeskiing legend Jon Olsson is famous for owning some of the most extravagant cars in the world. This time around Jon has built a machine that takes a strong claim to the title of the world’s meanest station wagon: the Audi RS6 DTM.

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AUDI AG: sales growth in all regions in February

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  • Around 122,550 deliveries worldwide in the month – up 4.2 percent
  • Sales chief Luca de Meo: “New A6 generation with strong performance in the full-size class”
  • 50th consecutive record-breaking month for Audi in the United States

AUDI AG continues to grow: despite the model changeover for the A1* and Q3* in Europe and a shortened sales month in China, the company exceeded prior-year sales in February. Around 122,550 customers opted for the four rings last month, up 4.2 percent. Strong growth was achieved with the now globally available A3 family* (+47.4%) and the latest generation of the A6* (+10.8%). Since the start of the year, worldwide deliveries across all models are up 7.4 percent to around 260,250.

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Audi honors 91 dealers with 2014 Magna Society Awards

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  • Each winning dealer ranks among the most outstanding Audi retailers in the U.S.
  • Audi customer service and business objectives must be met in order to earn Magna Society status
  • Twelve dealerships were distinguished as 2014 Audi Elite Magna Society winners

Audi honored 91 top-performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a distinction for dealers who achieved excellent performance in 2014.

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2016 Audi A6 earns IIHS highest rating of Top Safety Pick+

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  • A6 receives highest possible rating in Small Overlap crash test; and achieves Top Safety Pick+ rating when equipped with available Driver Assistance package
  • Reflects the Audi brand’s commitment to safety
  • 2016 A6 model line start of sales is this month

Newly refreshed for the 2016 model year, the Audi A6 has earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with the available Driver Assistance package and produced after January 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2015 rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 A6 recently underwent the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash test and received the highest possible rating of “good”.

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at Annual Press Conference: “We delivered more in 2014 than promised”

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  • Audi Group 2014: revenue of over €50 billion, operating profit above €5 billion, operating return on sales of 9.6 percent
  • High level of financial strength demonstrated by net cash flow of €3 billion and profit before tax of approximately €6 billion
  • Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “After a very positive start to this year, we aim to achieve a new record for unit sales in 2015”

With a new record for deliveries of more than 1.74 million automobiles, Audi for the first time increased its revenue to more than €53 billion in 2014. Operating profit amounted to €5.15 billion and the operating return on sales of 9.6 percent was at the upper end of the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent. After taking increased financial income into consideration, profit before tax increased to approximately €6 billion. The return on sales before tax was 11.1 percent. By 2020, Audi plans to expand its product range to 60 models. The brand with the Four Rings will therefore invest more than €24 billion in new products and technologies by 2019, and is continually expanding its global production network. Worldwide, the Audi Group plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees in 2015 to strengthen its workforce with experts as it moves along its strategic growth path. The company intends to deliver more premium cars than in the previous year once again in 2015.

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2015 A3 and Q3 named to KBB.com 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000

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  • KBB.com 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000 evaluated on exceptional performance and standard equipment offering
  • List established to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions
  • A3 and Q3 boast a variety of standard amenities and features found in larger flagship Audi vehicles

The Audi A3 and Q3 have been named to the 2015 KBB.com list. Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Luxury Cars under $35,000 list recognizes vehicles with exceptional standard equipment, fuel economy and performance.

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Audi presents the new R8: The sporty spearhead just got even sharper

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  • The second generation of the high-performance sports car makes its debut in Geneva
  • 5.2 FSI engine with up to 449 kW (610 hp), 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.2 seconds
  • New multimaterial Audi Space Frame with high proportions of aluminum and CFRP
 No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph).

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