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Scott Keogh 2012 L.A. Auto Show Speech

Let me say, there’s never been a more exciting time to be representing Audi – in many ways, because of these numbers. I suppose you’re wondering what they mean. By now, you’ve probably guessed that this isn’t the debt clock. This is the Audi TDI clean diesel clock. 

It doesn’t tell the time; it tells a story – a powerful one – about what TDI clean diesel technology has accomplished for our company and our customers. Even more important, what it can accomplish for our country and our environment. In order to explain what the numbers mean, let me begin at the beginning. 

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Audi to introduce four new TDI® clean diesel models to the U.S. Market at the L.A. Auto Show

  • The Audi A8 TDI clean diesel achieves manufacturer estimated fuel efficiency of 24 city/ 36 highway
  • New 3.0 liter V6 TDI clean diesel models will include the Audi A8, A7, A6, Q5 and an updated Q7 TDI
  • Audi to use #FuelForThought at the LA Auto Show to create a social media experience at the display and online 
Audi of America announces the arrival of the new TDI® clean diesel models for the Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The addition of these four models marks the first time Audi will feature a full lineup of TDI clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. as they join the updated Q7 model. Each TDI vehicle delivers up to 30% better fuel economy and 30% lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline engines*, resulting in longer range and fewer trips to the fuel pump. By having more density than gasoline, diesel packs more energy content in the same amount of fuel, which helps maximize the miles per gallon when that energy is released during a more powerful combustion cycle.
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QuattroWorld’s Q7 TDI S-line plus gets new graphics

We’ve certainly had a great time putting around 13,000 miles on our Q7 TDI. It has been such a wonderful car to drive and take on our many adventures. I can’t imagine life without it! Now that the show season is upon us, we thought it would be fun to add some vinyl to the car to add to the story and help people realize that it is a TDI Clean Diesel! I think they should be able to figure that out now don’t you? The TDI logo is in Matte Black vinyl, which matches the Matte Black trim that comes with the S;0line plus package. The other items are all done in a reflective material that lights up like a highway sign when any light hits it. 

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A. Kahn Design introduces the wide track Audi Q7

Staying true to his philosophy of combining mechanical perfection and exterior beauty, Afzal Kahn’s formula of club-class quality and high-tech engineering puts the wide track Audi Q7 (available in ibis and pearl white) somewhere near the top of the premium SUV pile.

Safe and luxurious, with imposing looks and plenty of visual presence – the Q7 Kahnexterior package helps disguise the proportions.

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Gallery: Audi at the 2012 North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show is arguably one of the most important shows of the year for Audi.  This year was no exception and was highlighted by the announcement from Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG that the Audi Q3 will be arriving in North America within two years. In addition to the Q3, Audi announced the long awaited return of the allroad after a 7-year hiatus from North America.

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EVO gets behind the wheel of Red Sonja


Dickie Meaden from EVO recently had the chance to learn how to tackle the Italian Misano Circuit from no other than Allan McNish. It wasn’t just about learning to tackle The Misano Circuit in a street car. It’s about learning how to tackle The Misano Circuit in an Audi R18. Dickie was allowed to complete 5 laps in the R18 in the completely untouched Le Mans winning car. There’s all sorts of debris embedded in the car as Audi has a tradition of leaving the cars in the condition that they win the race in. 

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Audi R18 TDI in third place at Imola

  • Timo Bernhard and Marcel Fässler achieve podium result
  • Fourth place for Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen
  • Team-internal duel makes for thrilling finish

Audi Sport Team Joest finished the round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) at Imola, Italy, in third and fourth place. Only three weeks after Audi’s victory at Le Mans Marcel Fässler and Timo Bernhard took third place in the #1 Audi R18 TDI at the six-hour race near Bologna. Their team-mates Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen in the diesel sports car designated as number “2” finished the fourth ILMC round on position four.

Le Mans winner Marcel Fässler, who had captured a position on the front row of the grid by taking second place in qualifying, defended his place at the beginning of the race. Allan McNish, who drove the #2 R18 TDI at the start, was running in fourth place at the beginning of the race. Both cars continually lost time due to many lapping events in heavy traffic in the field of 48 vehicles. After the first pit stops, 47 minutes into the race, the two Audi R18 TDI cars were on positions three and four.

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Audi sets record for best May U.S. sales



  • May 2011 sales of 10,457 rose 13.6% above May 2010 sales
  • Demand for the all-new 2012 Audi A7 was strong for the month
  • Sales of Audi TDI clean diesel vehicles continue to far outpace initial predictions
Audi today reported its fifth-consecutive record-setting month for 2011 with the best May U.S. sales in company history. Last month, demand for Audi luxury vehicles increased 13.6% to 10,457 vehicles sold, from 9,205 vehicles sold in May 2010, marking the third-best month in Audi of America history.

Audi R18 TDI: Advantage through LED technology

  • Five weeks before the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Full LED headlights for the new LMP1 sportscar
  • Audi with clear advantage in LED technology

Always be at least one step ahead of the opposition – this is Audi’s motto. This is exactly how the Four Rings brand presented the Audi R18 TDI – the first Le Mans sports car featuring headlights comprising entirely of light emitting diodes. As a result, the Audi drivers have a significant advantage at night during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Gallery: Le Mans Testday 04.23

Special thanks to photographer Norbert Kratz for granting us permission to repost these amazing photos! Check out the complete gallery for yourself after the break.

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