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2019 Audi A7 preview

The 2019 Audi A7 finally broke cover Thursday in Germany, the second generation for the sleek luxury sedan that set the world on fire with its daring silhouette. The four-door fastback sedan likely goes on sale in the U.S. sometime late next year, although details about the sedan were few and far between. The second-generation sedan has a long road ahead of...

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2019 Audi A7 teased ahead of October 19 reveal

Audi has confirmed plans to unveil its second-generation A7 on October 19. The vehicle has been out testing for months and in just a matter of days the covers will finally come off. A showroom appearance isn't expected until early next year, however. Audi didn't invent the fastback sedan segment when it introduced the original A7 for 2012, but...

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Audi’s future might not include V-10, W-12 engines; V-8 safe for awhile

Audi, like many other automotive brands, will focus on electrification and self-driving-car technology in the future. But, a shift in thinking will likely come at the expense of large engine displacements. Newcomer to the brand, Peter Mertens, came aboard this year as Audi's board member for technical development and he recently questioned the future of...

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First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi's platform is the C-BEV which is designed for high-riding vehicles and will appear initially in the e-tron SUV on sale in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Porsche, engineers have developed the J1 platform for a sedan based on...

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2019 Audi A8 first drive review: technology enabling luxury

I'm hustling through the Spanish countryside getting a back massage, attacking roundabouts with gusto in a car that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds, and my passenger is sound asleep. I'm in a car that won't come to America for more than a year, and it seems to do just about everything well. It's quiet, fast...

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Audi Sport lineup to grow to 16 cars by 2020

Things are about to get a lot busier at Audi Sport in the coming years as the official motorsport and performance arm of the brand with the four rings launches a barrage of new models to catch up with BMW M and Mercedes-AMG. Audi Sport models include all the RS cars as well as the R8 supercar and number 11 at present when you count all the body styles and...

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Report: Former Porsche R&D chief arrested in connection to diesel scandal

Former Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz who stepped down in the wake of the diesel scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group has been arrested in Germany as part of an investigation into the scandal by local prosecutors, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. German business daily Handelsblatt first reported the arrest and Sueddeutsche...

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Audi reveals e-tron FE04 Formula E racecar

The 2017/2018 season of the Formula E Championship which kicks off this December will be the first in which Audi fields its own team, and on Wednesday night we got our first look at the team's car: the Audi e-tron FE04. For the new season, which will be Formula E's fourth, teams still use a common control chassis but are free to develop the...

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Audi Sport reveals RS 4 and RS 5 Carbon Edition cars

Audi Sport unleashed the new RS 4 Avant and RS 5 earlier this year, but it has already returned with special editions for both nameplates. Appropriately called the Carbon Edition, both cars add a healthy dose of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) as well as a few other special touches. They feature identical upgrades, save for a CFRP roof fitted to the...

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