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Powerful battery in Audi electric car with cell modules from LG and Samsung

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  • South Korean high-tech companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI to invest in European battery-cell production for Audi
  • Battery-electric SUV with a range of more than 500 kilometers
  • First battery-electric Audi SUV will combine sportiness and range with an emission-free driving system

 

Audi will develop the battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle on the basis of powerful cell modules from the South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The two Audi partners plan to invest in the cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometers.

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034Motorsport is proud to offer the RS500 Audi TT RS Turbo Kit

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RS500 was designed for the track day enthusiast who desires an improved usable powerband without sacrificing reliability. Providing significant increases in horsepower and torque past 5,000 RPM, the RS500 Tuning Package shines on track where the factory turbocharger can’t keep up. Consisting of an OEM+ turbocharger upgrade, higher-flow high-pressure fuel pump, and 034Motorsport’s proprietary performance software, the RS500 tuning package is the elegant, reliable solution for breathtaking performance on the street or track, at an excellent price point.

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Audi Mexico event aims to help North American suppliers make inroads

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  • Supplier Day event Aug 20 in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico, is for companies and businesses wishing to work with the new Audi plant
  • About 90 percent of the value of each Q5 SUV produced at the plant is expected to come from North American suppliers, materials and processes
  • An estimated 20,000 jobs throughout North America would be created

Audi may be locating its first North American plant in Mexico, but the establishment of the company’s first manufacturing footprint on the continent is meant to expand its relationship with the supplier community in the United States and Canada too.

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The pinnacle of sportiness – the new Audi S8 plus

  • Highest powered sport sedan in the premium segment
  • 4.0 TFSI engine outputs 445 kW (605 hp) and up to 750 Nm (553.2 lb ft)
  • Zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds; top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph).

Audi is making a strong statement with the new S8 plus*. With a power output of 445 kW (605 hp) and a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph), the new Audi S8 plus* delivers even more enhanced driving performance. The new top model is reinforcing the brand’s position in the segment of premium class sedans.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Pricing Announcement

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Audi of America is proud to announce its first e-tron® offering, the all-new 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron®. This vehicle marks an important milestone as the first in line of e-tron® vehicles to join the Audi fleet.

The combination of a highly-efficient 1.4 TFSI® gas engine and electric motor yields 204 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. It’s a front wheel drive PHEV featuring a near 50:50 weight distribution, which lends to a great driving experience. Drivers will notice that, compared to other hybrid vehicles, the A3 Sportback e-tron® has outstanding driving dynamics that are akin to a typical Audi experience.  The A3 Sportback e-tron® can move via all-electric propulsion, gasoline propulsion or a combination of both, to achieve over 400 highway miles total range.

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Brand ‘LoveList’ ranks Audi high for consumer sentiment

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  • Audi was highest-ranked automotive brand and 15th overall
  • Analytics firm NetBase looked at nearly 24 million social media posts
  • Study looked for words including adore, amaze, awesome

Audi is one of the world’s most-loved brands, when consumer passion is measured by positive mentions across social media, according to one ranking.

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Audi sets 55th straight monthly U.S. record with 20.8% gain in July 2015

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  • Fourth-best sales month in Audi of America history
  • Demand for Audi SUV models increased 68.4% for the month
  • All-time best July sales of Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles

Audi reported that its July 2015 sales increased 20.8% to 17,654 vehicles, a total that stands as the fourth-best monthly result ever in the U.S. market.

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Audi R8 LMS on pole at Spa

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  • Frank Stippler sets best time before 24-hour race
  • Thrilling race to be expected due to close gaps
  • Audi is best in six brands among the top ten

Frank Stippler only needed an advantage of 17 thousandths of a second. This was the margin by which the 40-year-old professional driver from Audi Sport Team WRT secured the best time in the decisive Superpole shootout for the Spa 24 Hours. His team-mate Laurens Vanthoor (B) achieved the sixth-best time.

Note: You can watch live: http://www.24hoursofspa.com/live

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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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