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Groundbreaking: The Audi RS 5 TDI concept

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  • V6 TDI with electric charger generates 283 kW (385 hp) and 750 Nm
  • Outstanding sprint performance: 0 – 100 km/h in four seconds
  • Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “48-volt systems and electric turbocharging are important technologies for the future”

The RS 5 TDI concept technology study is powered by an enhanced-output V6 3.0 TDI biturbo boosted by an electrically driven turbocharger. This new development makes the diesel engine sportier and more efficient.

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Audi A3 clubsport quattro (photos)

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More photos of the Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept.  The original article is here: Audi at Wörthersee Tour 2014.  Enjoy more beautiful photos of this awesome Audi concept!

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Sleek and stylish – the new Audi A7 Sportback

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  • Athletic aesthetic and elegance in grand style
  • Five powerful and highly efficient engines from 160 kW to 245 kW
  • S7 Sportback* features 331 kW and innovative COD technology

Audi has spared no effort in revising the A7 Sportback*. The spacious five-door coupe is now even more powerful and attractive – thanks to new engine configurations, new transmissions, new headlights, taillights and new infotainment systems. The new A7 Sportback combines the emotional appeal and sportiness of a coupe with the comfort of a sedan and the functional benefits of an Avant.

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The Audi R8 LMX – world’s first production car with laser high beams

 

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  • Engine developing 419 kW (570 hp), from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.4 seconds
  • Laser high beam increases range and safety
  • Limited-edition supercar can now be ordered

419 kW (570 hp), from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.4 seconds: The Audi R8 LMX (12.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers [18.2 US mpg]; 299 grams CO2 per kilometer [481.2 g/mile]) offers breathtaking performance and groundbreaking technology. The limited-edition car is the first production car in the world to come equipped with laser high beams. The R8 LMX can now be ordered and will debut on the streets this summer.

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Audi A3 is named 2014 World Car of the Year

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  • Third generation of Audi’s premium compact car is a world beater
  • Second overall victory for Audi at World Car of the Year Awards

The Audi A3*, the premium compact bestseller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the ten year history of the World Car of the Year Awards as the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005.

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Double-digit growth for Audi in China in Q1 2014

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  • Unit sales by Audi in China up by 21.1 percent to 124,520 automobiles in Q1
  • Head of Sales Luca de Meo: “Additional growth from locally produced models Audi A3 Sportback* and A3 Sedan*.”

In the best first quarter of Audi’s history in China, 124,520 customers decided to buy a car with the Four Rings – an increase of 21.1 percent compared with the prior-year period. With the A3 Sportback, another locally produced model in the premium compact segment was launched in the Chinese market this March. Production of the A3 Sedan will start in the summer. Together with the Audi Q3*, which has been produced in China since November 2012, Audi offers the broadest range of cars in this segment from local production.

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Audi partners with creators for first-of-its kind event on May 7, transforming crowdsourced stories of perseverance into works of pop culture

  • Audi celebrates the uncompromised spirit of the all-new A3 with a live, crowdsourced creative event.
  • Select stories will be reimagined by masters of design, technology, music, food, and film at an exclusive social experience in Santa Monica, Calif., with works of art auctioned off for charity.
  • Comedian and television host Nikki Glaser will host the live webcast at audiusa.com/paidmydues.

The creativity and perseverance of the individual – along with the uncompromised nature of the all-new Audi A3 – will be brought to life by a group of well-known artists, musicians, designers, film directors and more at an exclusive live-streamed collaborative spectacle hosted by Audi in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 7.

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Maximum transparency: Audi receives DEKRA certificate for carbon footprint

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  • First premium automobile manufacturer with corporate carbon footprint calculated in detail and certified
  • Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Hubert Waltl: “An important element of climate-neutral mobility”
  • Transparency on company-wide greenhouse-gas emissions

The Audi Group has calculated its corporate carbon footprint and is the first premium automobile manufacturer to be certified according to the international standard ISO 14064. For this purpose, the Group made a detailed assessment of emissions in all automobile lifecycle phases. Experts of DEKRA Certification GmbH and DEKRA Certification Inc. reviewed and confirmed the basic data sources and calculations. With the corporate carbon footprint, Audi is making its company-wide greenhouse-gas emissions transparent along its entire value chain. This will enable the Group to analyze them even more systematically and to reduce them more effectively in the future.

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Audi and partner FAW cooperate on plug-in hybrid for China

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  • Decision on Audi A6 e-tron on the basis of the long-wheelbase A6
  • Plug-in hybrid with the latest battery technology to be produced by Audi and FAW within the joint-venture FAW-Volkswagen in China
  • Prof. Rupert Stadler: “We are shaping the future of electric mobility in China.”

Together with its Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, Audi is to launch a plug-in hybrid car for the Chinese market. The Audi A6 e-tron will be based on the long-wheelbase version of the Audi A6, which is already produced in China, and will be specially developed for the most important market of the German premium manufacturer.

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Lighter, faster, way ahead – the new Audi A3 Sedan.

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The motto above isn’t just fancy words- the new premium compact from Audi is lighter by 60kgs (thanks to Audi Ultra lightweight technology) and faster (0-100kmph) by 1.2 seconds compared to its closest competitor.

This evening the local press, bloggers and exclusively invited guests were given a sneak preview of the new Audi A3 Sedan at the Lounge, Indera Samudra Grand Hall Empire Hotel & Country Club.

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