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  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned Q3. Its main targets were to be the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Lexus UX and Mercedes-Benz GLA. However, as we learned at March's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Q4 will now be a battery-electric model based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB modular platform for EVs. It will be called the Q4 e-tron...

  • New Audi A4
    Updated Audi A4 arrives with mild-hybrid tech but still no plug

    Audi's A4 range has been updated, bringing revised looks, some extra goodies in the cabin, and mild-hybrid tech. There still isn't a plug-in hybrid model but one is expected. It will be badged a TFSI e as Audi is now reserving the e-tron badge for battery-electric models. The updated A4 range...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots and video

    Audi has just introduced a new generation of its Q3 for 2019 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the high-performance RS Q3 version from the Audi Sport division. Previously thought to be a tester for a new SQ3 variant, our sources have confirmed that this is in fact a...

  • Audi h-tron quattro concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Audi not giving up on fuel cells, new prototype coming this year

    Although Audi plans for a slew of new electric cars, fuel-cell technology is far from dead at the German luxury brand. According to an Autocar report on Friday, Audi has serious concerns about sourcing battery materials for electric cars responsibly and meeting customer demands for range and...

  • 2021 Audi A4 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 spy shots and video

    Audi's A4 is about to receive a major update, as evidenced by prototypes for the updated version. The A4 received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh. The current generation of the small luxury sedan was introduced for 2017, so...

  • Audi R8 disintegrating artwork
    Disintegrating Audi R8 artwork is our kind of decor

    To celebrate 10 years of the Audi R8's V-10 engine, the brand commissioned artist Fabian Oefner to create a "disintegrating" portrait of the supercar. If Oefner's name sounds familiar, it's because his work recently made the rounds on the internet when he released the "exploding" Lamborghini Miura...

  • 2019 Audi A8 L

    Just as winter has arrived in Westeros, spring attempts to gain traction in Chicago, but winter won’t let go. A trip to Wisconsin during a mid-April snowstorm gave me more time to learn more about the 2019 Audi A8 L than when I drove it in Spain for our initial review. This time, I could drive it like I owned it, use the infotainment system to listen to George R.R. Martin’s “A Dance With Dragons,” and test it on horrible Midwestern pavement. After 497 miles in the car, I was reassured that the A8 is a worthy competitor for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series...

  • 1986 Audi Sport Quattro for sale
    Try not to drool over this 1986 Audi Sport Quattro for sale

    There may be no more desirable classic Audi than the limited run of Sport Quattros. The coupe, homologated for Group B rally racing, is an icon for Audi enthusiasts. Those with the right bank balances can turn a dream into a reality because one has surfaced for sale. Canepa listed this 1986 Audi...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback spy shots and video

    A prototype for the Audi Sport version of the recently launched second-generation A7 Sportback has been spotted. Yes, you’re looking at the gestation of a new RS 7 sledgehammer. The current model is one of the most potent 4-doors on the market and this new one's set to lift the bar even...

  • 2019 Audi R8
    Audi R8 replacement expected to be 650-hp electric e-tron GTR

    In March, we heard that the Audi R8 had a very uncertain future. If new rumors prove true, it appears the R8 will, in fact, die to make room for an all-electric supercar. The information comes from British magazine Car, which reported Monday the R8 will morph into the "e-tron GTR." Sources close to...

  • André Lotterer's 1984 Audi Sport Quattro
    André Lotterer daily drives a 1984 Audi Sport Quattro

    Those lucky enough to own classic cars often choose something other than old, finicky, heritage vehicles as a "daily drivers." André Lotterer is different than most classic car owners. Lotterer featured his 1984 Audi Sport Quattro on the YouTube series "Petrolicious" and described his...

  • 2019 Audi Q3, 2019 New york International Auto Show
    2019 Audi Q3 preview

    Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi looks to have one of the strongest offerings in the form of its redesigned 2019 Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled last October at the 2018 Paris International Motor Show and on Wednesday was shown in the United States for the first time, at the 2019...

  • 2021 Audi S5 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi's sporty S5 coupe is about to come in for a facelift. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update for the entire A5 range and related A4. Judging by these photos of a prototype, the changes will include subtle tweaks to the front and rear fascias as well as new internals for the lights at both ends. We can also see that the front grille is wider and lower than on the current S5. Look for the same tweaks to appear on updated versions of the S5 Sportback and S5 Cabriolet. Similar changes should also filter across to the regular A5 and high-performance RS 5. There's no shot of the cabin but...

  • 2019 Audi Q5
    Audi Select subscription program adds new tier, updates prices

    Audi's car subscription service now offers a more affordable set of vehicles with the introduction of the Core Collection. The brand announced Tuesday the service will expand to two tiers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Audi Select launched with a single tier of vehicles available for a flat...

  • 2020 Audi R8, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 R8 gets new look, 200-mph top speed for all models

    The 2020 Audi R8 is ready to storm the Big Apple with a refreshed version of its high-end R8 sports car. On Thursday, the German brand revealed the updated R8 for the U.S. market after showing the global car last year. Of note, Audi will skip the 2019 model year and jump straight to the 2020 model...

  • 2016 Audi RS 6 Avant Performance
    Audi hints RS 6 Avant is U.S. bound

    Audi continues to flirt with the idea of bringing the RS 6 Avant to the United States for the first time. The brand dropped a new hint we'll see the hot station wagon on our shores soon in a Saturday Car and Driver report. Audi Sport R&D chief Oliver Hoffmann said his division is prepping for a...

  • Audi AI:ME concept
    Audi AI:ME concept is an A2 from the future

    Audi on Monday revealed the AI:ME concept ahead of the official debut on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019. Rather than preview a future model in the works, the concept is a pure design study that explores electric mobility a decade from now. Specifically, it's a compact EV with self-driving capability...

  • 2019 Audi TT RS
    2019 Audi TT RS refined with round of updates

    The Audi Sport division has implemented a round of updates for the TT RS for the 2019 model year. The TT RS is already a fast, agile car that does a good job of handling a track, despite it sharing a platform with the humble Volkswagen Golf (that says more about the Golf, really). For the update...

  • 2019 Audi TT

    Audi's third-generation TT sports car has received some tweaks as it passes the midway point in its life cycle. They include revised looks and increased standard equipment, but sadly no extra power. The updated TT in base trim offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A TTS features the same engine but ups output to 288 hp and 280 lb-ft. Both come standard with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drive. An updated TT RS is also in the lineup and comes with a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 good for 394 hp and 354 lb-ft. It also...

  • New Audi S7 Sportback
    New Audi S6 and S7 Sportback arrive with turbo V-6 power

    Audi has finally added spicier S versions of its redesigned A6 and A7 Sportback that launched last year, and the wait has definitely been worth it. As expected, the cars have ditched the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 of the previous generation in favor of a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. Despite the...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron rated by EPA with 204 miles of range

    The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The most recent salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size crossover SUV with a 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a reasonable $75,795 starting...

  • 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy shots and video

    Audi Sport is in the early stages of developing its next RS 6 Avant. Our latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the super wagon testing hard at the Nürburgring. Earlier shots showed a test mule. You can tell this is the RS 6 Avant because of the aggressive front fascia with enlarged...

  • Marc Lichte
    Audi design boss confirms A4-sized electric sedan

    Audi will add an electric sedan about the size of the A4 to its lineup, the automaker's design chief, Marc Lichte, has confirmed. Lichte made the confirmation during an interview with Autocar published on Tuesday. “There will be [electric] SUVs and low-floor sporty cars such as the e-tron GT...

  • 2019 Audi R8
    Audi TT and R8 futures uncertain, electrification needed

    The fight for the Audi TT and R8's survival is on within the halls of the German brand. According to the brand's CEO Bram Schot, both cars have an uncertain future as it takes a hard look at profitability. Schot declared Audi will always have "icon cars," but gave caution to the future of the TT...

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