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Audi E-Tron Electrified To 248-Mile Range On European Cycle

The scenario: dancing lights and pulsating crackling over the car’s roofThe Faraday cage at the Siemens high-voltage test bay in the Berlin switchgear plant measures 42 x 32 by 25 meters (137.8 x 105.0 x 82 ft). A team of electricians and engineers at the world’s largest switchgear production facility is researching lightning impulse voltages of up to three million volts. ...

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2019 Audi E-Tron Caught Torturing Its Tires At The Nürburgring

The Audi E-Tron, the German automaker’s all-electric SUV, is not new. Earlier this year, the automaker unveiled a camouflaged prototype at the Geneva Motor Show, signaling the electric SUV’s future production. The prototype seen in Geneva is distinctly Audi, with its polygonal grille, sleek headlights, and Led taillight strips. The latest prototype spied testing at the Nürburgring is not much ...

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Audi Q5 Long Wheelbase Rumored For Beijing Motor Show Debut

The 2018 Beijing Motor Show is fast-approaching, so it comes as no surprise more and more details are beginning to emerge about the premieres we will be seeing the People’s Republic. However, many of them are going to be China-exclusive models, such as the rumored Q5 L set to become Audi’s very first stretched crossover. Details are rather scarce at ...

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Hear The 2019 Audi TT RS Play Its Five-Cylinder Symphony

Audi took the wraps off the current-generation TT RS in April 2016 and already the baby R8 is getting ready for a mid-cycle refresh. The Porsche 718 Cayman rival was seen this week at the Nürburgring being pushed hard on the demanding track, thus giving us the opportunity to hear its glorious soundtrack coming from the five-cylinder engine. If it ...

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Audi SQ7 By ABT Detailed On Video: 765 LB-FT For $266,330

With a monstrous 435 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and 900 Newton-meters (664 pound-feet) of torque on tap, the Audi SQ7 TDI is the most powerful diesel SUV money can buy. You can have the same TDI 4.0-liter engine in the much more expensive Bentley Bentayga Diesel and in both cases the mountain-moving amount of torque is available from an impressively low ...

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Daimler Goes Back In Time To The Late 50s When It Bought Auto Union

In April 1958 the then Daimler-Benz AG acquired a majority in Auto Union GmbH. All the remaining shares followed on 31 December 1959. By 1960, Auto Union was therefore a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler-Benz. Important moves for the future were made in the period up to 1 January 1965, when Volkswagen acquired a majority in Auto Union from Daimler-Benz: From 1961, the major Mercedes-Benz plant in ...

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Take Home Audi’s Rear-Wheel-Drive R8 RWS For Less Than $140K

With a rear-wheel-drive setup, a powerful, mid-mounted V10, and a healthy weight loss over its all-wheel-drive counterpart, some would argue that the R8 RWS (or, Rear Wheel Series) is the one to buy. Now there’s even more reason to consider it; according to reports, the limited-edition R8 will undercut the all-wheel-drive R8 by a whopping $26,000 with an asking price ...

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2020 Audi SQ3 Spied For The First Time

The outgoing first-generation Audi Q3 has spawned just one performance version in the form of the RS Q3, but thankfully it’s going to be a different story with the next iteration. As hot crossovers are gaining traction in the automotive industry, Audi Sport certainly wants a bigger piece of the action with new entries such as the SQ2, SQ3, RS ...

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