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Audi extends dynamic piloted driving lead at Sonoma Raceway as production nears

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  • Audi RS 7 piloted driving prototype “Robby” tested at limits of speed and handling to prove technology’s future capabilities in highway driving
  • Audi reveals piloted driving roadmap to U.S. political leaders and Silicon Valley innovators
  • Audi Traffic Jam Pilot technology will appear first in next-generation Audi A8

Piloted driving at Audi achieves new levels of racing speed on the road to series production of the technology in a few years. On one of the most demanding circuits in the world, Sonoma Raceway in California, the latest generation of the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept has exceeded the previous top performances again. Audi will offer piloted driving first in the next generation of the Audi A8.

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Audi sets 54th consecutive monthly U.S. sales record in June 2015

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  • Sales for the month rose 8.3% to 18,262 vehicles
  • Third-best sales month in Audi of America history
  • Demand for Audi SUV models increased 24.1% for the month

Audi reported that its June 2015 sales increased 8.3% to 18,262 vehicles, a total that stands as the third-best monthly result ever in the U.S. market.

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Mission to the moon: AUDI AG supports the German Team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

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  • Technical support for the Part-Time Scientists team
  • Audi know-how incorporated into the “Audi lunar quattro” moon rover
  • Luca de Meo, Board Member for Sales and Marketing: “We want to inspire others to partner with the project”

Audi is taking off for the moon – along with the Part-Time Scientists. Nearly 45 years after NASA’s Apollo 17 completed the last manned mission to the moon, the cooperating partners have selected the old landing site of Apollo 17 as the new target.

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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.

Audi launches innovative mobility program: Audi on demand

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  • Audi on demand launches beta program in San Francisco
  • Innovative premium service allows customers to choose their preferred Audi model via iPhone app
  • Personal concierge delivers vehicle to a San Francisco location of customer’s choosing

Audi today introduced Audi on demand, an innovative mobility program that gives customers a new way to experience the Audi brand and its range of vehicles at the touch of a button. With Audi on demand, customers can reserve an Audi by the day for up to 28 days.  The premium service is currently available in San Francisco as part of a beta program and will be rolled out across additional U.S. cities in the coming years.  

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Audi sets 52nd consecutive monthly U.S. sales record in April 2015

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  • Sales for the month rose 7.5% to 16,827 vehicles
  • A3 models achieved best-ever monthly sales since launch
  • Demand for SUV models was strong for the month

Audi reported that its April 2015 sales increased 7.5% to 16,827 vehicles, a total that stands as the brand’s 52nd straight month of record U.S. sales.

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Audi of America appoints Jeri Ward as Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

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  • Michigan native has been with Audi of America since 2007
  • Audi climbed to top three from 13th place in customer experience with Ward directing efforts in her most recent role
  • First ever female Vice President for Audi of America

Audi of America today appointed Jeri Ward Vice President and Chief Communications Officer to lead U.S. public relations efforts for the brand as its record-setting growth story continues to unfold.

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The new form of automotive freedom: the Audi prologue allroad show car

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  • Third member of the Audi prologue family for all types of roads
  • Innovative display and operating concept for digital interaction
  • Powerful and efficient with plug-in hybrid technology from Audi

High-end technology and unrestricted everyday practicality, plus alluring elegance: The Audi prologue allroad is making its world premiere at Auto Shanghai. In any terrain, in any situation: the five-door model with the raised body provides a new emphasis in the Audi prologue show car family. Its operating concept enables digital interaction between driver and passengers; the plug-in hybrid drive impresses with 540 kW (734 hp), yet low consumption.

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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