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Design Miami/ 2008: Spectacular venue for the Audi Q7 Coastline to “drop anchor”

Audi is the exclusive automotive sponsor for the third year running at Design Miami/, the leading global forum for high-end design. From December 2 through 5, the world’s most influential dealers, designers, collectors, curators, and critics will meet here to celebrate the design scene’s highlights at countless events. Audi is not only sponsor of the VIP fleet, but also – with the “Audi Coastline Marina” installation – a participa

Lightweight Design - It’s an Art: The Audi ASF Design Principle

Most manufacturers’ cars have grown heavier as the years have gone by. This isn’t true of Audi. Quite the opposite: more than ten years ago the Audi A8 and the Audi A2, with their aluminum bodies, put a stop to this never-ending spiral of increased weight. Since then, Audi has developed this pioneering weight-saving technology more and more. Today ASF (Audi Space Frame), as it is now known, is used for four Audi models: the TT, TT Roadster, R

Audi Q7 Coastline: Avant-garde contribution at Design Miami/ 2008

Audi will be the exclusive automotive sponsor and exhibitor of innovative design for the third year running at the leading global forum for high-end design in Miami. Design Miami/ will take place from December 2 through 5. This event is a highlight in the world of design. During the same week, Audi will participate for the first time at Art Basel Miami Beach, a key U.S. art show. Audi will thus sponsor the two most important events for contemp

Audi presents long-wheelbase A4 for the Chinese market

Audi is the first premium brand to introduce a prestigious long-wheelbase version in the upper mid-size category exclusively for the Chinese market: the Audi A4L’s wheelbase is 60 millimeters (2.36 inches) longer, which benefits rear-seat passengers in particular. The A4L thus offers unrivalled spaciousness in its se

Audi S3 and S3 Sportback with S tronic

A milestone in transmission technology is now available in the Audi S3 and S3 Sportback sporty compact models. The S tronic dual-clutch transmission unites the powerful two-liter TFSI engine with the road in a manner that is both sporty and efficient. This ensures quicker acceleration, high agility and ride comfort along with improved fuel efficiency. A genuine marvel of engineering, the revolutionary S tronic dual-clutch transmission has been a sensation ever since it debuted in the Audi TT

Audi A3 (Euro spec)

The Audi Q7 earned recognition as the best luxury SUV and the Audi A3 claimed the top ranking among luxury multi-function vehicles in the just-released 2008 Total Value Index® produced by the consumer research firm Strategic Vision.The annual Total Value Index blends what consumers say about their vehicles (in terms of expected reliability, expected fuel economy, price paid and expected resale value) with various ownership measures calculated by Strategic Vision. In determining the 2008 Index s

Golden Steering Wheel goes to the new Audi Q5

It has not even hit the market, but it has already won an award: “Bild am Sonntag” named the new Audi Q5 the best vehicle in this year’s special SUV class, awarding it the “Golden Steering Wheel”. The Audi Q5 won out over strong competition and, in the process, repeated the Audi A4’s success last year. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, accepted the prize – one of the most prestigious accolades in the automotive industry – in Berlin on Wednesday. “This is a treme

Eyecatching economy from new Audi A5 2.0 TDI

Coupé styling now combines with 53mpg-plus economy in new four-cylinder diesel-powered Audi coupé The cost of cutting a dash in the Audi A5 coupé has just been further reduced by the frugal new 53mpg A5 2.0 TDI, which is available to order now in front-wheel-drive and quattro four-wheel-drive forms priced from £28,485 OTR, and will reach its first UK customers in March 2009. Its launch also coincides with the introduction of the even more striking S line specification for all A5 models, available at a premi

Audi sets 2009 MY prices for the all-new TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster

Audi of America released pricing for the highest performing TT models ever brought to market – the 2009 TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the TTS Coupe will start at $45,500 and $47,500 for the TTS Roadster. “The Audi TTS Coupe and the TTS Roadster are genuine sports cars that provide remarkable driving experiences and striking design,” said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president of Audi of Ame

Audi A6 2.0 TDIe - A Convenient Car

Audi introduces the new Audi A6 2.0 TDIe in the Netherlands during the conference on climate control, of which Nobel Prize Peace Prize winner, Al Gore, is a guest speaker (www.mgmc.nl/). The leading participant will be chauffeured in the A6 2.0 TDIe, as well as being a luxurious and comfortable car, it is also extremely fuel-efficient. Across the range, we have improved its fuel economy by 15 percent compared to its predecessor. During the conference, the A6 TDIe will run on Shell's synthetic Ga

New Audi A4 Earns Highest Federal Crash Test Rating

The redesigned 2009 Audi A4 luxury sport sedan gained further validation of its segment-leading qualities by earning the U.S. government’s highest crashworthiness and rollover safety rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the A4 achieved the coveted 5-Star designation based on its performa

Audi Q7 Takes Top Ranking In 2008 Smartgreen Index

The Audi Q7 luxury sport-utility vehicle earned the highest rating in its category under a new consumer sentiment index aimed at identifying the smartest “green” choices available to U.S. consumers. This is the first year for the SmartGreen Index?, or SGI?, tabulated by the San Diego-based marketing research fir