Audi steps up research into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels with new e-diesel pilot plant; power-to-liquids

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Audi is systematically building on its e-fuels strategy. Together with the partners Ineratec GmbH ( earlier post ) and Energiedienst Holding AG , the company has plans for a new pilot facility for the production of e-diesel in Laufenburg, in Canton Aargau (Switzerland).

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Second-generation Audi A7 Sportback features standard 48V MHEV system with gasoline or diesel engines

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Audi has unveiled the second-generation A7 Sportback, which is the essence of Audi‘s new design language. TDI (diesel) engine. In the NEDC, the base version of the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI consumes 6.8 MMI navigation plus also includes the Audi virtual cockpit.

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Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

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Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new type of defeat device in Audi vehicles, which allows the cars to cheat emission tests. Both V-6 and V-8 powered Audi A8 diesels—built between 2009 and 2013—were. Diesel cars

Audi TT 2.0 TDI diesel now also available with quattro all-wheel-drive

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Audi is introducing a quattro all-wheel-drive version of its diesel Audi TT 2.0. Coupled to the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the sporty TT diesel quattro Coupé delivers fuel consumption of 5.2 Audi said that one in two Audi TTs sold worldwide is a quattro.

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Audi Offers Gift Cards To TDI Diesel Owners Too

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While investigations into the company's TDI diesel-emissions cheating continue, the U.S. It included gift cards and free roadside assistance for owners of the 482,000 affected 2009 through 2015 2.0-liter diesel cars in the U.S. But those cars also include Audi. TDI Audi A3 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalarm of Volkswagen recently tried to soothe customer feelings with a "goodwill" package.

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Audi V-6 diesel talks 'progressing well' for October agreement, exec says

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A preliminary settlement for Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel cars with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines is awaiting approval by a federal judge. regulators have not made as much progress in addressing affected VW, Audi, and Porsche TDI models with 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines. Audi's sales boss now believes an. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Audi’s new 3.0L diesel; ready for 48V mild hybrid system

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Audi engineers have intensively further developed the new 3.0 TDI diesel engine for the European market. In the new Audi A5 and Q5 models, the V6 diesel outputs 210 kW (286 hp) as well as 620 N·m (457lb-ft) of torque (this engine version is not yet for sale. As with all V engines from Audi, its two banks lie at a 90-degree angle from one another. Audi recalls 24,000 cars in Europe with Euro 5 TDI engines. 48V Diesel Engines Hybrids

2017 69

Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class. less diesel fuel per lap than in 2014.

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Audi offers up to €10,000 trade-in bonus for switching from Euro 1-4 diesels to Euro 6; biomethane benefit

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Audi AG is offering trade-in bonuses to customers who switch to an Audi with Euro 6 standard from diesel-powered cars with emission standards Euro 1 through Euro 4. The bonus is especially attractive for customers who select an Audi with plug-in-hybrid technology or a g-tron model that runs on CNG (compressed natural gas). The company is also offering attractive conditions for customer who change over to a late-model used Audi. Biomethane Diesel Emissions

2017 60

Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

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Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. emissions EPA TDI VW V-6 Volkswagen diesel scandalDifferent remedies apply depending on the vehicle's model year: 2009 through 2012 cars will be bought back, while 2013 through 2016 vehicles will be modified to comply with emission limits.

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New 3rd generation Audi TT diesel offers fuel economy of 56 mpg

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3 rd generation Audi TT. Audi is unveiling the third-generation of its TT compact sports car at the Geneva Motor Show. TDI diesel will be available with manual shift and front-wheel drive. The Audi TT 2.0 In the Audi TT, the 2.0 The Audi TTS is the peak performer.

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Audi Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro: First Drive Of Diesel Plug-In Hybrid SUV

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Last week may not have been the ideal time for Audi to show off its second plug-in hybrid vehicle, since its Q7 e-tron SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine. With the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal now entering its third month—and no resolution apparent—the awkwardness of demonstrating a diesel plug-in hybrid was. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tron

2015 63

Audi Q7 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Gasoline, Not Diesel, For U.S. And China

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No diesel hybrids are now sold in North America, but diesel enthusiasts have lately been salivating over the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid formally launched at the Geneva Motor Show. Sadly for those TDI fans, Audi will limit that model to European sale. Plug-In Hybrids Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tron

Regulators approve updates to some Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel SUVs

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State and federal environmental regulators announced Monday they had approved modifications to illegally polluting Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter Friday to VW announcing the approved modifications for the 3.0-liter TDI models. Diesel TDI VW Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI Q7 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Audi tech development chief resigns

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Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG for Technical Development, has resigned , effective immediately. He had been appointed to that position at the beginning of this year, replacing Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg who left the company earlier after being suspended in connection with the diesel emissions scandal.

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Audi introducing Audi prologue Avant diesel plug-in hybrid show car at Geneva; 147 mpg, wireless charging

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi presented the Audi prologue concept car, featuring a mild hybrid powertrain with a 48V electrical subsystem. Both prologue variants provide a view into coming Audi design language, as well as the technology experience inside and outside.

2015 78

Audi introduces new efficient diesel models

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A whole new line-up of diesel engines has been introduced by Audi as part of its "ultra" strategy: and the emphasis is firmly on fuel economy.

2014 56

New Audi R18 makes its debut; fundamental redesign of diesel hybrid racer with Li-ion battery storage

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The new Audi R18 made its world premiere on the occasion of the Audi Sport Finale at the Audi Training Center Munich on Saturday. Audi Sport has fundamentally re-designed the Audi R18 for the 2016 season. —Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

2015 78

Audi introducing 2nd-gen Q7 SUV at NAIAS; e-tron quattro diesel PHEV model; 2nd gen MLB

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Audi will present the new second-generation Audi Q7 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro all-wheel drive diesel plug-in hybrid will consume just 1.7

2014 97

Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

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Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic Audi will pull. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most prestigious events in motorsports. But that dominance is coming to an end. DON'T MISS: How to promote a Porsche hybrid? TDI Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans Formula E Championship

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Audi offering free emissions software upgrade for up to 850,000 diesels

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Audi is offering its customers in Europe and other markets—outside of the US and Canada—a retrofit program for cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines. A total of up to 850,000 cars worldwide with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines (V6/V8 TDI, EU5/EU6) will get new software. Earlier this week, Daimler announced it was extending its diesel emissions upgrade actions to more than 3 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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Audi unveils redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for 2016 season

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Audi unveiled its redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for the 2016 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As a result, Audi’s LMP1 sports car is more powerful and more efficient than its predecessor; the new R18 consumes less fuel than any of the generations before it.

2016 78

Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. Audi and its development partners Global Bioenergies S.A. galons US), the largest batch yet produced—of synthetic Audi e-gasoline for initial engine tests. Like all Audi e-fuels, the new fuel has many advantages. —Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at Audi AG. diesel.

2018 72

Modifications to oldest, dirtiest VW, Audi TDI diesels approved by EPA

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VW Group of North America now owns hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel vehicles it has bought back from owners under the terms of various diesel emission scandal settlements. EPA TDI VW California Air Resources Board CARB Volkswagen diesel scandalYesterday, it got some very good news: the EPA has approved a modification that will it allow it to resell the oldest and dirtiest of those vehicles.

2017 62

Audi V-6 TDI Diesels May Require Only Simple Fixes: CEO

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While Volkswagen has submitted details of proposed fixes for its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel models to the EPA, no details of the changes required have emerged. But for the other set of VW Group diesel engines, the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI units used in Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles, Audi's CEO says the fix may be simple. Green TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

2015 63

Audi banking on Gen 2 3.0L TDI diesel for US sales; calls for a “fair shot” for diesel

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Audi''s Gen 2 3.0L Audi of America introduced four new TDI clean diesel models for the US market this year—the Audi A8, A7, A6, Q5—along with an updated Q7 TDI, all equipped with a second-generation 3.0L V6 TDI diesel engine. Audi took 26 lbs (11.8

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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Audi introduced the Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at the Geneva show. tron quattro is Audi’s second vehicle featuring a plug?in in hybrid drive system, and the first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro drive in its segment. in hybrid vehicles, the Audi Q7 e?tron

2015 84

Tough Audi decision alleged: diesel-emission gear or profitable high-end audio systems?

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news much lately, the VW diesel scandal continues to unfold in Germany, as prosecutors continue their investigations over whether criminal acts were committed under German law. Last week's arrest in Germany of a former Audi executive, Zacchio Giovanni. Audio VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalAlthough it's not been in U.S.

Audi launching new efficient Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro diesel in Europe; 42.8 mpg US

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Audi is launching an exceptionally efficient diesel version of the new 7-seat Audi Q7 SUV ( earlier post ), which is now available for customer order in Europe: the newest Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 liters diesel per 100 km (42.8mpg US), it also reduces the entry-level price for the Q7 model series to €58,000 (US$63,600). Audi will be delivering cars to dealers in Europe starting in September. The new Audi Q7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

2015 65

Audi testing find e-ethanol and e-diesel produced by Joule often perform better than conventional counterparts

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Audi investigating its e-fuels in an optical research engine using laser-induced fluorescence. —Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at Audi. The Audi engineers were primarily interested in mixture preparation and the synthetic fuels’ combustion characteristics.

2014 103

Audi reveals fuel economy of new diesel line-up

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It was at last year''s Los Angeles Motor Show that Audi announced a new diesel model line-up that would mark the introduction of diesel engines into the Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8 and the Audi Q5 TDI models. The diesel models, s[.].

Audi sets new lap record for diesels on Sachsenring; electric compressor overcomes turbo lag, enhances sprint performance

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Audi has set a new record time on the Sachsenring for cars with a diesel engine. The Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept rounded the 3.6 The earlier Audi RS 5 TDI concept produced 283 kW (385 hp), with peak torque of 750 N·m (553.2 Diesel Engines Vehicle Systems

2015 84

Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

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models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such software may be similar to that notoriously used in 580,000 vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche from 2009 through 2015 in what became the Volkswagen diesel emission. Diesels emissions EPA Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandalInvestigators probing U.S.

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Audi announces pricing and fuel economy for 2014 Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDI diesels

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At the 2012 Los Angeles Motor Show in December, Audi of America announced the significant expansion of its diesel model line-up with the addition of A8, A7, A6, and Q5 TDI diesel models to the Q7 and A3 TDI already on sale in the US. Audi has now announced pricing and fuel economy figures for the 2014 A6, A7 and Q5 TDI models, expected to begin arriving at US dealers in late Summer 2013. The 2014 Audi A8 L was already recently introduced. 2014 Audi A6 TDI.

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Diesel Scandal Already Costing Volkswagen, Audi In Reputation

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Only one out of four vehicle owners think favorably of Volkswagen this week, in the wake of the brand’s diesel emissions scandal. Even the companion VW Group automaker Audi. Volkswagen diesel scandalIt’s yet another indicator that the brand, which saw three out of four opinions favorable before scandal, faces a long, tough road to earn back consumer trust.

2015 63

Audi introduces first S model with diesel: Audi SQ5 TDI

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Audi has introduced the SQ5 TDI—the brand’s first S model with a diesel engine. The Audi SQ5 TDI will be in dealerships in the first quarter of 2013. The biturbo SQ5 TDI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds, with an average fuel consumption of 7.2

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Audi continues rollout of standard 48V mild hybrid system with new A6 Avant

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Audi has launched the new Audi A6 Avant station wagon equipped with a standard 48V mild hybrid system (MHEV) for the four- and six-cylinder TDI (diesel) and TFSI (gasoline) engines. Audi offers two variants of MHEV drive systems.

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New 8th-generation Audi A6 features 48V mild hybrid system as standard

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Audi unveiled the eighth generation of its successful A6 full-size sedan; all engines feature Audi’s 48V mild-hybrid (MHEV) system ( earlier post ) as standard equipment. In Audi’s new mild-hybrid technology, a belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithium-ion battery.

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Audi offers two new 3-cylinder engines in refreshed A1: 1.0 TFSI and MDB 1.4 TDI diesel for A1 ultra

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Audi A1. Since their introduction on the market in 2010, the Audi A1 and A1 Sportback have sold more than 500,000 units worldwide. For the first time, Audi is offering completely new three-cylinder engines: the 1.0 TDI diesel. The Audi A1 1.0 Click to enlarge.

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Audi presents latest generation 3.0 TDI diesel at Vienna Motor Symposium; up to 13% more fuel efficient

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Audi V6 TDI with 160 kW (218 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp). Audi presented the latest generation of its 3.0 TDI diesel engine at the 35 th International Vienna Motor Symposium. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. ft) of torque in the Audi A8 [7.4

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