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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. mph) in 4.7 In the future, this combination will be used in many Audi models.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. To showcase their progress, Audi and NVIDIA developed an Audi Q7 piloted driving concept vehicle.

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Audi ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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For MY 2017, Audi has updated its A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for the US with improved technology offerings such as the available Audi virtual cockpit and standard driver assistance systems including Audi pre sense front.

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Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

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At the weekend, Audi''s R18 e-tron, a diesel-electric hybrid race car, took victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race. It''s been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport. Also at Le Mans, Nissan unveiled its 2014 competitor for the race, the ZEOD RC electric prototype. And on Tuesday, reports the BBC, a new electric land speed record was

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First Look: 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

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That certainly seems to be the case with the Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro. This powertrain is the same as that used in the Audi A6 and A8 Hybrid concept vehicles. For example, using both the engine and motor in the Sport mode, the Audi Q5 Hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.1

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Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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Audi is introducing two new models with plug-in hybrid drive systems to the market in China in 2016, both of which are having their world premier at Auto Shanghai 2015: the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro and the Audi A6 L e tron. Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0

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Audi going to the moon; Audi lunar e-quattro rover

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Audi is supporting the German team (the “ Part-Time Scientists ”) in the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) competition with its know-how in several fields of technology from quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving. Audi lunar quattro.

Audi SQ7 features new V8 TDI, 48V system, electric compressor

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Audi is introducing a diesel-engined S model to its Q7 model line. mph) in 4.8 mph) (governed). Audi engineers will present a paper on the new V8 TDI at the upcoming Vienna Motor Symposium in April. Audi developed the 4.0

Audi to introduce natural gas A3 Sportback g-tron at year’s end; CO2-neutral e-gas

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Audi A3 Sportback g-tron. Audi will introduce the compact A3 Sportback g-tron—which can be powered by the CO 2 -neutral Audi e-gas, synthetic methane generated from eco-electricity in the Audi e-gas project ( earlier post )—at the end of the year.

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models in the US are now available with Audi’s more efficient Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) and seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The Audi 2.0

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that “ The Porsche Mission E and the Audi e-tron quattro concept are nothing less than a quantum leap for our industry ”—both vehicles have an all-electric range of 500 kilometers (311 miles). Audi e-tron quattro. mph) in 4.6

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Audi launches next-gen A4 with new Millerized TFSI engine; g-tron model w/ Audi e-gas

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Audi has unveiled the new-generation Audi A4 and A4 Avant, developed with a high priority on the reduction of CO 2 emissions. TFSI based on Miller cycle, introduced by Audi earlier this year at the Vienna Motor Symposium. Audi A4 2.0 seconds and 210 km/h (131 mph).

Audi power-dense 2.5L TFSI engine with electric biturbo delivers 591 hp from 2,480 cc; 48V subsystem for the turbo

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At the Wörthersee festival, Audi is showcasing the Audi TT clubsport turbo technology concept equipped with a new 2.5 mph) in 3.6 Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. mph) in 3.6

Audi to demonstrate automated driving technology in Florida

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Audi will be the first to test its automated driving technology on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida—which recently was designated as an automated driving and connected car test bed—using an Audi A7 equipped to handle piloted driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph (64 km/h). Audi believes this initial version of piloted driving—Traffic Jam Pilot—could be available to consumers within five years.

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New Audi Matrix LED headlights

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The new Audi Matrix LED headlights will make their debut on the new A8, which is appearing on the market at the end of 2013. In the new Audi A8, each headlight comprises 25 high-beam light-emitting diodes, arranged in groups of five per reflector.

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. The new sports car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). The Audi TT 2.0

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Audi to start series production of A8 hybrid in 2012

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Audi A8 hybrid. Audi will start series production of the A8 hybrid in 2012. The Audi A8 hybrid reaches 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.7 seconds from a standing start and has a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). Click to enlarge.

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World record for the Audi R8 e-tron at the Nürburgring

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The Audi R8 e-tron ( earlier post ) has set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. —achieved with a Gumpert Apollo Sport, which is powered by a 515 kW (700 hp) Audi V8 gasoline engine.

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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More than two and one-half years after the car was first announced ( earlier post ) and more than one year after sales began in Germany and Central Europe ( earlier post ), the US-spec version of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin arriving in US showrooms in the next few weeks.

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Audi autonomous RS 7 Sportback to run lap at Hockenheim at racing speed

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A driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback will take a lap on the Hockenheim race track on Sunday 19 October, in the season finale of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car will handle the Hockenheim track at racing speed. Tests conducted so far indicate that on the grand prix track a lap time of just over two minutes can be expected, and that the technology demonstrator should reach speeds of up to 240 km/h (149 mph).

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Audi presented a range of its ongoing work on electromobility and efficiency—from fuels and systems to full vehicles—under the “Future Performance Days 2015” banner. On the full vehicle side, Audi put forward the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 mph) in 6.0

Audi introducing supercharged gasoline engine version of SQ5 SUV at Detroit Show

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Audi will introduce an SQ5 model powered by a supercharged gasoline engine at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show; heretofore, the SQ5 was only powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI Biturbo diesel, and was not available in the US. New Audi SQ5. The Audi SQ5 consumes on average 8.5

Audi introducing new “ultra” A4, A5, A6 models; diesels with up to 60 mpg

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Audi is expanding its “ultra” strategy with 11 new models: especially efficient diesel engine versions in the A4, A5 and A6 model lines will be launched in Europe in early 2014. Ultra” is Audi’s designation for more efficient mobility that is fully available for everyday use. Audi A6 2.0

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Audi takes plug-in diesel hybrid e-tron Spyder concept, Q5 hybrid to Le Mans

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Former Le Mans Winner Frank Biela driving the Audi e-tron Spyder. Along with the e-tron Spyder, Audi sent an Audi Q5 hybrid quattro ( earlier post , earlier post ). The concept car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph in 4.4

Audi Sport wins 1st FIA Formula E race in Beijing

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Lucas di Grassi, FIA Formula E Beijing (Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team). Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Formula E team won the inaugural event of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT) 25 laps.

Autonomous Audi RS 7 concept completes Hockenheimring lap at racing speed

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System components of the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept. At the DTM season finale, an autonomous Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept completed a lap on the Grand Prix track in Hockenheim at racing speed—without a driver. mph) and a lap time of 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

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Audi A3 TCNG for e-gas project. Starting in 2013, Audi will begin series production of TCNG models whose engines—derived from TFSI units—will be powered by e-gas: synthetic methane produced via the methanation of hydrogen produced by electrolysis using renewable electricity.

Audi introducing 5-door A1 Sportback; fuel consumption as low as 62 mpg US for diesel versions

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Audi A1 Sportback. The new Audi A1 Sportback, which will go on-sale in 2012, is a five-door version of the compact 3-door A1. Audi pairs some engines with the seven-speed S tronic transmission. lb-ft) of torque, a zero-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 7.0 mph) in 8.5

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Audi unveils 2nd battery-electric Audi concept in Shanghai; production in 2019; 3-motor “e-quattro” drive

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Audi is unveiling a new battery-electric e-tron concept in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron Sportback. The production version will come in 2019 as Audi’s second battery-electric offering, following the introduction of the production version of the Audi e-tron SUV ( earlier post ) in 2018.

Audi to offer new R8 e-tron EV on request; almost 2x pack capacity, 280-mile range with new Li-ion technology (update 1)

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Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car at the upcoming Geneva show, featuring new V10 engines, newly developed quattro drive, and a new multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF) combining aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). mph) in 3.2

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Audi introduces sport e-bike concept at Wörthersee

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Audi e-bike Wörthersee. One of the highlights on the Audi stand at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour in Austria (an annual gathering of Audi VW, Seat and Skoda enthusiasts) is an electric bicycle technology concept: the Audi e-bike Wörthersee. Click to enlarge.

Audi presenting plug-in hybrid Sport quattro concept show car at Frankfurt; 700 hp and 94 mpg

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The Audi Sport quattro concept. At the upcoming 2013 IAA in Frankfurt am Main, Audi will present the Audi Sport quattro concept show car—a coupé plug-in hybrid with a system output of 515 kW (700 hp). The new Audi Sport quattro concept show car, which picks up on an Audi quattro concept study of three years ago, combines acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.7 The Audi Sport quattro concept can cover up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) on electric power alone.

Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

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Audi has introduced the natural-gas-fueled A4 Avant g-tron; dealers in Europe will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017. With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO 2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80%. mph) in just 8.5

Audi A2 Electrifies Frankfurt Auto Show

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Audi A2 Concept: A Crossover for the Urban Driver. Audi is using this year’s International Motor Show in Frankfurt to showcase the Audi A2 Concept, a electric crossover for urban driving that the company says will give drivers “a peek into the future of electric mobility.”.

Audi presents A6 L e-tron PHEV concept at Auto China in Beijing

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Audi is presenting the Audi A6 L e-tron concept at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. Audi says that with its first e-tron technology study in the luxury class, it is showing what a locally produced New Energy Vehicle from Audi might look like. The A6 L e-tron PHEV concept.

NXP, Cohda Wireless RoadLINK achieves top performance in Audi field trial for intelligent, securely connected vehicles

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At the conclusion of a field test in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi said that the RoadLINK V2V communications technology from NXP Semiconductors and Cohda Wireless ( earlier post ) delivered excellent results in the reliability of wireless exchange of warnings, reception performance, and communication range in real traffic conditions and at high speeds. —Aurel Papp, head of development EMC / Antenna Components, Audi AG.

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New Audi A3 Sportback cuts fuel consumption around 10% compared with prior models; up to 62 mpg US with entry diesel model; plug-in hybrid e-tron model in 2014

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Audi A3 Sportback. Audi’s new A3 Sportback features a lightweight design and an initial choice of one diesel (TDI) and two gasoline (TFSI) engines, with two additional diesel engines and one gasoline unit to follow. seconds and reaches a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph).

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Audi at CeBIT in Hanover with new A3 to highlight Audi connect; future role of Car-to-X communication

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Concurrent with its presence at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is appearing at CeBIT in Hanover for the first time. There, under the “Audi connect” banner, it is presenting current and future solutions for mobile IT applications at the world’s biggest trade fair for information technology. Among the highlights is the new Audi A3, introduced at the Geneva show: the first Audi model to use the modular infotainment platform. Audi pre sense city.

Audi unveils TT and TTS Roadsters prior to Paris debut; evolution of Audi Space Frame; up to 54.7 mpg US with diesel

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Audi TT Roadster. Audi is presenting the new TT Roadster and the TTS Roadster at the Paris Motor Show; the introduction follows the recent introduction of the 3rd-generation TT Coupé. A particular highlight in the third TT generation is the Audi virtual cockpit. The body of the TT Roadster and the TTS Roadster represents a new evolution of the Audi Space Frame (ASF) based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). Audi Model. Audi virtual cockpit.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro: diesel hybrid Le Mans racer with electric flywheel energy storage

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Audi Motorsport unveiled the R18 e-tron quattro: the first LMP1 car to combine a highly-efficient TDI diesel engine with a hybrid system. On the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, kinetic energy is recovered on the front axle during the braking phase.