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Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition: 25 years of Audi TDI technology

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  • 3.0 TDI biturbo with 240 kW (326 hp)
  • From 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds
  • More power and exclusive equipment

Impressive power and sports car driving performance – Audi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of TDI technology with a dynamic special edition model. The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition makes its potential clear – it delivers 240 kW (326 hp), combined with a powerful 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque, and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. With the boost function active, it can take advantage of an additional 15 kW (20 hp), thereby briefly achieving an output of 255 kW (346 hp).

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Six-millionth Audi with quattro drive

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  • Production jubilee at Audi
  • Nearly every second Audi is equipped with quattro technology
  • Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Hubert Waltl: “The global success of the quattro is a credit to a motivated production team”

Jubilee at Audi: The six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170 quattro versions, the brand with the Four Rings offers the biggest selection of all- wheel drive vehicles amongst the premium manufacturers.

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Audi: More than 50,000 cars delivered in China in one month for the first time

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  • Sales in the first half of the year up by 17.8 percent to 268,666 cars
  • Sales chief Luca de Meo: “Well over half a million cars will be sold in China by the end of the year”
  • High customer satisfaction: Audi takes first place in J.D. Power SSI study

Audi achieved new record figures in the Chinese market in the first half of the year, increasing unit sales in China including Hong Kong and Macau by 17.8 percent to 268,666 automobiles. In June, the company for the first time passed the mark of 50,000 deliveries in one month (50,756, or plus 14.1 percent compared with the 44,479 deliveries in the prior-year month).

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AUDI AG sets new half-year record with around 869,350 deliveries

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  • Audi A3 family* and Q models as growth drivers
  • Sales chief Luca de Meo: “We will carry forward the momentum from the first half of the year into the second half”
  • U.S. launch for new A8* generation

With year-on-year sales growth of 11.4 percent, AUDI AG has achieved the best first half year in company history. The brand with the four rings handed over around 869,350 cars to customers in the first six months. In June alone, the company delivered around 155,450 cars worldwide, exceeding the figure in the same period last year by 10.8 percent. The premium brand grew particularly strongly in North America, increasing sales by 21.2 percent year-on-year.

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Audi A6: Top scores in South Korea for crash safety and pedestrian protection

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The Audi A6* received the top score of five stars in the South Korean KNCAP crash test program for its crash safety and very good pedestrian protection. This now makes the model one of the safest cars in its class in this region, too.

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Audi announces pricing for all-new 2015 Audi Q3 crossover

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- The agile Audi Q3 compact premium crossover combines coupe-like design with the utility of an SUV
- High level of standard equipment including heated, 12-way power front leather surface seats, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and Audi advanced key
- Audi Q3 joins the already successful Audi SUV family that includes the Audi Q5 and Q7

The Audi Q3 combines coupe-like design with the utility of an SUV, offering an excellent balance of agility and functionality. It features a standard 200 horsepower 2.0 liter TFSI® engine with a six-speed Tiptronic® transmission. The Q3 joins the highly successful Q5 and Q7 Audi SUV line-up and will go on sale this fall.

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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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