Audi News

  • Audi Aicon concept

    Audi has confirmed plans to unveil an EV concept at next month's Auto Shanghai 2019. Rather than previewing a future model in the works, the concept will be a pure design study exploring electric mobility a decade from now. Audi rolled out a similar concept at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show in the form of the Aicon, which the automaker has since confirmed will form the basis of its first self-driving car due to start trials in 2021. While the concept bound for Shanghai won't lead to any production model, its design is thought to hint at future styling themes for the brand with...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots

    Audi is out testing an electric version of the Q2 compact crossover sold overseas. To be badged a Q2 L e-tron, the electric crossover is based on the Q2's long-wheelbase body style sold exclusively in China and will be launched on the market there later in 2019. We know this is the electric version...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi will launch 13 performance cars and SUVs in 2019

    Audi Sport fans have a lot to look forward to this year as the brand announced on Thursday at its annual General Meeting that it has 13 performance cars in the pipeline for 2019. "The brand is sharpening its sporty image with nine new S models as well as four especially powerful R and RS models,"...

  • 2021 Audi RS 4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS 4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the high-performance RS 4, which unfortunately Audi only...

  • 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi is developing a compact crossover SUV that it will badge a Q3 Sportback, and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the high-performance version from the Audi Sport division: the RS Q3 Sportback. The Q3 Sportback is a coupe-like crossover based on the same structure as the recently redesigned Q3, and judging by the various prototypes the styling will resemble the lines of the larger Q8. We know this latest prototype is for the RS Q3 Sportback because of the exhaust tips; Audi Sport cars typically feature a pair of fat oval-shaped exhausts like those shown here. The prototype also...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept
    Audi sees an electric range sweet spot in the future

    As electric cars continue to slowly creep into the market, we certainly haven't reached the point at which any EV offers too much driving range. More often than not, the best EVs hover around 300 miles. Eventually, we'll find a sweet spot as customers discover how much range makes the most sense...

  • 2018 Audi RS6 Avant Nogaro Edition
    Decision to bring Audi RS 6, A6 Avant to US coming soon

    Audi plans to make a decision on whether it will introduce a new generation of the A6 Avant and the hotter RS 6 Avant for the U.S. market soon. CarBuzz initially reported in January that its own source was told by Audi executives that the company had given both wagon models the green light for the...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback prototype
    Audi rolls out e-tron Sportback prototype at 2019 Geneva auto show

    A prototype for Audi's e-tron Sportback was rolled out on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, previewing the automaker's next electric car. The e-tron Sportback is a coupe-like version of the e-tron crossover SUV that went on sale for 2019. The more rakish e-tron Sportback is...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept
    Q4 e-tron concept previews Audi's first EV based on MEB platform

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover SUV to slot between the Q3 and Q5, the automaker is also working on an electric Q4 e-tron which it previewed in concept form Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The market launch has been confirmed...

  • 2019 Audi R8 Decennium edition
    Audi R8 Decennium rings in 10 years of the V-10 engine

    Ten years ago, Audi graced its halo sports car with a hallmark engine: the 5.2-liter V-10 mill that made 525 horsepower. Today, Audi honors the a decade of the V-10 with a new special edition car: the R8 V10 Decennium. Recall, the Audi R8 first entered production for the 2006 model year powered...

  • 2021 Audi S3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi is working on a new generation of the A3, the nameplate's fourth, and included in the range once again will be a sporty S3. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the new S3 in Sportback guise. While we won't likely see the S3's hatchback body style in the United States, many of the details you see here will end up on the car's sedan body style that we'll receive instead. The new S3 is expected to debut alongside the new A3 in 2020, meaning we'll likely see them arrive in showrooms as 2021 models. Underpinning the cars will be an updated version of the Volkswagen Group's MQB modular...

  • Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids
    Audi readies A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids for Geneva auto show

    After years of promising, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. The automaker on Monday announced that plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 Sportback and A8 will be presented next week during the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The cars...

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

    Audi's next electric car has been spied. The car is a more rakish, style-conscious alternative to the current e-tron crossover SUV, to be known as the e-tron Sportback. We'll see it later this year as a 2020 model. Audi previewed the design with a concept of the same name rolled out in 2017...

  • 2021 Audi A5 Sportback facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi's A5 range is about to receive an update, as evidenced by a prototype for an updated A5 Sportback. Similar updates will feature on the related A4 range, numerous prototypes for which have also been spotted. The updates represent a mid-cycle refresh for the cars and should be introduced for the...

  • Audi e-tron ski slope ad
    Audi pays homage to 1986 ski slope ad with e-tron SUV

    Audi made a name for itself in the late 20th century with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and today, the brand wants to show a shift to battery electric vehicles won't change Quattro's prowess. The brand published a new video on Tuesday that recreates its famed 1986 ski slope advertisement. In...

  • Audi traffic light recognition
    Audi wants to help you hit all green lights, all the time

    The average American driver spends 300 hours a year driving, and Audi hopes its latest piece of technology helps reduce that figure. The luxury brand announced Tuesday its new Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), a funny name for an impressive technology that aims to help drivers hit every...

  • 2020 Audi TT RS

    The Audi Sport division has implemented a round of updates for the TT RS sports car. 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, the designers added a sharper look that provides a better indication of the potency within. The front fascia takes on a more rigid design, with the air intakes enlarged to add to the aggression. They also help feed air to additional radiators located behind the typical RS honeycomb grill. At the rear, there's a...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots and video

    Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the new Audi Q8 comes another sighting of a prototype for a high-performance RS Q8 from the Audi Sport division. Audi has previously been spotted testing an SQ8 but we know the latest tester is for an RS Q8 because of the enlarged intakes in the front...

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

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype for an updated A4 Allroad soft-roader. The current A4 range was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see...

  • 2019 Audi TT 20 Years special edition
    Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition toasts the past

    Following its global reveal in December, Audi has provided details on the U.S.-spec TT 20th Anniversary Edition. The toast to the sports car's lineage starts at $53,895, which includes a $995 destination fee. For those who want to ring in the car's anniversary sans roof, Audi charges $57,795 for...

  • 2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride
    2019 Audi Q8 review update: Luxury crossover lode runner

    Lights flicker underneath champagne-dry powder that dusts the old marquee at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah. The Egyptian’s been here since the 1920s. Back then, Park City was a glorified, dusty camp attached to a silver lode; a long ride but a world apart from Salt Lake City, which...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad...

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