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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Audi unveils its first all-electric racer for Formula E; new powertrain from Audi/Schaeffler

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In Neuberg, Germany, Audi presented the Group’s first all-electric race car: the Audi e-tron FE04 for the Formula E series. The combination of the motor and transmission is the centerpiece of the Audi e-tron FE04. —Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass.

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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 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

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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. mph) in 5.3 In the NEDC, the base version of the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI consumes 6.8 mph) in 5.7 MMI navigation plus also includes the Audi virtual cockpit.

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Continental supplying 48-volt belt starter generator with integrated power electronics for Audi A8

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Continental is supplying the 48V belt-starter generator with integrated power electronics that is at the heart of the mild-hybrid (MHEV) system that is standard on Audi’s new A8. This clears the way for adaptive suspension systems like the new predictive active suspension in the Audi A8.

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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. Audi said that one in two Audi TTs sold worldwide is a quattro. Audi TT 2.0 The clutch management is integrated into the optional Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

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Audi to begin production of e-tron Sportback in 2019; second new electric model for Brussels

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Audi will begin production of the Audi e-tron Sportback—Audi’s second production electric car—at Audi Brussels (Belgium) in 2019. The Audi e-tron electric SUV—the first electric model—will drive off the assembly line there as of 2018. The basis for the new e-automobile is the Audi e-tron Sportback concept design study, which the company unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2017. mph) in 4.5

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New Audi A7 Sportback features mild-hybrid system as standard; V6s with 48V system

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Audi has unveiled the new A7 Sportback four-door coupe. mph), the four-door coupe can coast in freewheeling mode with the engine deactivated and then restarted comfortably via the BAS. The new Audi A7 Sportback will initially launch with the 3.0 Audi AI systems.

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Audi A4 and A5 now available to order as g-tron in Europe; Audi e-gas for 3 years as standard

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Audi’s two latest natural-gas alternatives in the midsize category—the new A4 Avant g-tron ( earlier post ) and the new A5 Sportback g-tron—are now available for order in Europe. mph) in 8.5 mph) (A4 Avant g-tron: 223 km/h (138.6 mph)).

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Audi A8 fully active electromechanical suspension powered by 48V electrical system; predictive adjustment using front camera

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The new Audi A8 will feature a fully active, electromechanical suspension system which drives each wheel individually and adapts to the prevailing road conditions. The Audi SQ7 TDI introduced in 2016 offered a 48V subsystem as well as a 12V system for the alternator.

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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.

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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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Gen 2 Audi A5 Sportback available as bivalent g-tron; Audi e-gas, natural gas or gasoline

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Following on the heels of the introduction of the second-generation A5 in June ( earlier post ), Audi has now introduced the new A5 and S5 Sportback coupé models. Audi S5 Sportback g-tron. Audi e-gas. mph) in just 8.5

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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).

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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 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 mph) in 7.1 Audi models with “ultra” affixed to their names attain best values in fuel consumption and emissions. The Audi Q7 ultra 3.0

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Audi testing autonomous driverless transport systems at Ingolstadt plant

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Earlier this month, Audi began testing driverless transport systems (DTS) at its Ingolstadt plant. Audi says it is the first automobile manufacturer to implement such a DTS-based goods-to-person concept. mph), irrespective of the weight of the material carried.

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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 RS 7 piloted driving concept turns in best performance so far at Sonoma Raceway

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Audi ran the latest generation of its Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept at the Sonoma Raceway in California, surpassing prior performance. Audi has been testing piloted driving under increasingly challenging conditions.

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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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Audi unveils Q8 plug-in hybrid concept full-size SUV; production version in 2018

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Audi presented the Audi Q8 concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017. The Audi Q8 concept uses production technologies for the drive system and suspension. The Audi Q8 concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.4

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Audi’s mild-hybrid systems: 12V for 4-cylinders, 48V for 6- and 8-cylinders

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Audi will begin introducing new mild-hybrid drive vehicles (MHEVs) this year. The next generation of luxury sedans, the Audi A8, will have 48V MHEV systems regardless of engine type. Audi offers the MHEV drives in two variants.

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. mph) in 3.9

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Audi showcasing R8 e-tron piloted driving EV at CES Asia; piloted driving Audi A7 Sportback

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At CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai, Audi is showcasing a piloted driving technology study version of its new R8 e-tron battery-electric sports car, introduced earlier this year at the Geneva show. Audi is also featuring a piloted driving version of its A7 Sportback. mph) in 3.9

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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

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Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). kWh pack), which Audi presented in November 2014.

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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.

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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 biturbo SQ5 TDI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 The Audi SQ5 TDI will be in dealerships in the first quarter of 2013.

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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.

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Audi unveils first “ultra” production model: fuel efficient A3 1.6 TDI ultra with 73.5 mpg US

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Audi A3 1.6 Audi unveiled its most fuel-efficient production model, the A3 1.6 With 81 kW (110 hp) of power output, the Audi A3 1.6 This latest A3 is not only the most efficient Audi, it is also the brand’s first model designated as “ultra”. The Audi A3 1.6

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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.

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Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

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Alstom will supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi’s freight transport. —Johann Schmid, Operations Manager for Audi’s industrial railroad at Ingolstadt. Alstom is pleased to count Audi amongst our H3 customers, after Deutsche Bahn and Volkswagen.

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Audi introduces new top end diesel SQ5 TDI plus; 340 hp, 35.6 mpg

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Audi is further expanding its range of S models, with the new SQ5 TDI plus arriving at German dealerships in October. mph) in 5.1 Like all S models from Audi, the SQ5 TDI plus delivers its power to the road via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

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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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New Audi A8 comes with 48V mHEV standard; plug-in e-tron model with wireless charging

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In a brand event in Barcelona, Audi unveiled its fourth-generation A8 luxury sedan. The Audi A8 has also been developed for highly automated driving. It can optionally be charged by Audi Wireless Charging. Audi A8 L e-tron quattro. mph) takes 4.9

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 showcase Level 4, 5 autonomous concepts, production A8 with Level 3 autonomy at IAA

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Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017. The new Audi A8 incorporates conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard ( earlier post ). Two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. They also provide insights into the brand’s future Audi AI technologies. This Audi study is an SUV coupé measuring 4.90 mph) and automatically change lane.

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Audi presents plug-in hybrid TT offroad concept car at Beijing; wireless charging

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Audi TT offroad concept. Audi is presenting an Audi TT offroad concept at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. Like many of the brand''s new production models, the Audi TT offroad concept is also based on the versatile modular transverse matrix (MQB).

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Audi’s bivalent 2.0 TFSI for the new A4 Avant and A5 Sportback g-trons

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Audi extended its range of natural-gas-fueled g-tron models just a few weeks ago ( earlier post ) with the new A4 Avant g-tron and A5 Sportback g-tron. TFSI engine operating according to the efficient, Audi-optimized B-cycle (Budack-cycle, earlier post ) combustion principle. In the NEDC, the Audi A4 Avant g-tron with optional S tronic consumes just 3.8 mph) in 8.4 mph), the A5 Sportback g-tron 224 km/h (139.2

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New Audi A8 debuting Level 3 autonomous AI traffic jam pilot; parking and remote garage pilots; zFAS controller

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Audi AI is the umbrella term for its new generation of high-end assistance technologies extending all the way up to highly automated driving. Audi AI traffic jam pilot. mph) in nose-to-tail traffic. Audi AI remote parking pilot and garage pilot.

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