High tech all the way – the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant

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More powerful, more efficient, more intelligent: the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant feature numerous premium technologies which set higher benchmarks for their class. Elegant design blends with an innovative control concept, and lightweight construction meets new, efficient drivetrain solutions. The A4 and A4 Avant are also ahead of their peers in terms of infotainment and assistance systems. As a result, Audi drivers can look forward to a truly high-tech experience ― an innovative synthesis of technology and esthetics.

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2016 B9 Audi A4/S4 intelligence Round up

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Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming 2016 B9 A4 & S4. We expect Audi to unveil the cars in September at the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt. If the current timelines of the RS cars holds we should see an RS 4 two-years after. There’s a lot of speculation about the engine options. Most of the engine combinations listed below apply to Europe. However, for North American A4 we can expect two TFSI variants including an e-tron along with a TDI option.

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Fan Guide: 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

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This year there will be several options for viewing the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As an Audi fan, this year is gearing up to be incredible with 3 Audi R18 e-tron quattros on the grid. There will be several options for keeping up with the race. We will be updating the front-page as well as our twitter as the race progresses. 

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Audi ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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  • All three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars on 2nd and 3rd rows of the grid
  • Intense Thursday for the Audi Sport Team Joest mechanics
  • Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Ullrich: “We have three very good racecars”

After an arduous day’s work on Thursday, Audi Sport Team Joest is now ready for the greatest challenge of the 2015 motorsport season – the 24 Hours of Le Mans (start Saturday at 1500 CEST).

Audi RS 5 DTM meets Ducati Superbike

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  • DTM and IDM at the Lausitzring
  • Joint weekend for Audi and Ducati
  • Superbike Champion Forés: “Audi RS 5 DTM is a fascinating car”

A family get-together of the fast kind: Audi DTM driver Miguel Molina and his Spanish compatriot Xavi Forés, who competes in the German motorcycle racing series IDM on a Ducati, met in the pit lane of the Lausitzring on Friday night.

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​Audi celebrates one-two-three-four win at Lausitzring

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  • Jamie Green with second victory of the season back at the top of the standings
  • Mortara, Ekström and Molina complete Audi triumph
  • Six of the eight Audi drivers score points

A great day for Audi in the DTM: At the Lausitzring, the brand with the four rings celebrated a commanding one-two-three-four victory on Saturday evening and remains unbeaten in the 2015 DTM. Jamie Green in the Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg recaptured the lead of the standings on scoring his second success of the season. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in positions two, three and four completed Audi’s triumph.

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A3 TDI: A Clean Break with Diesel Stereotypes

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[Ed. Note: In October QuattroWorld participated in the Audi TDI Challenge were we attempted to drive from Albuquerque to San Diego on one tank of diesel. Here Robert presents the real world  side of the A3 TDI]

By Robert S. Schultz

“This is a diesel?”

If ever there was a one-sentence road test report, the above would be it. Surprise and amazement pretty much sum up reaction to the Audi A3 TDI. In part, that’s due to the extensive work Audi has done in cleaning up diesel technology. But it’s also a revealing comment on the state of our understanding of diesels. Stereotypes die hard, despite the efforts of Audi and other auto manufacturers to scrub and burnish the image of contemporary diesels. It’s one thing to hear that they aren’t the noisy, dirty, smelly oil-burners of yore. It’s quite another to experience this transformation firsthand, either behind the wheel or in the passenger seat. To aid in our enlightenment, Audi kindly handed over the keys to a 2015 A3 TDI for a week.

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New Audi R8 LMS wins Nürburgring 24 Hours

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  • Audi’s GT3 race car immediately an endurance race winner
  • Third Nürburgring success for Audi in four years
  • Thrilling battle for victory ends in 40-second advantage
The Audi R8 LMS managed a brilliant 24-hour racing debut by clinching victory at the Nürburgring. Audi only unveiled its GT3 race car ten weeks ago – now the production-based sports car impressed in a tough battle that lasted up to the last hour of the race. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT with Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B) was 40 seconds faster
than the BMW Team Marc VDS. 

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Audi USA announces 2016 Model Year vehicles and pricing

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  • Full model line improvements for 2016 model year vehicles, building on momentum of 52 consecutive months of record sales
  • More standard features and available options on 2016 Audi model year vehicles
  • Newly redesigned 2016 A6 and A7 model lines, including powerful and efficient engines, benchmark technology and refined design cues

Audi today announced its lineup for the 2016 Model Year, including full line pricing and numerous vehicle additions and enhancements.

Continuing its growth strategy with a focus on balanced performance – enhancements in technology, innovative design and driving dynamics that help improve efficiency and performance, Audi announces its 2016 Model Year lineup. In the 2016 model year vehicles, more features become standard across the model line-up and more options are integrated into packages. Technology packages, including an enhanced Head-up display – are now standard on more Audi models than ever before. The first in the 2016 model line to be introduced are the updated 2016 Audi A6 and A7 models. The A3 family continues setting new standards in the entry premium market, with impressive standard features and an available 4G LTE data connection.

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2016 B9 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Engine in detail

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  • New 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine with innovative combustion method
  • Top figures: 190 hp, 320 Nm (236.0 lb-ft), less than 5 l/100 km (47.0 US mpg)
  • To be implemented in the new Audi A4 by the end of 2015
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “A prime example of the Audi rightsizing strategy”

Audi presents the most efficient two-liter gasoline engine in its class. The new 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp) demonstrates the engine expertise of the brand – with a ground-breaking new combustion method. Audi will be using the engine for the first time in the next generation of the A4.