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Bosch: Diesels Could Be 10 Percent Of U.S. Sales By 2015
Bosch: Diesels Could Be 10 Percent Of U.S. Sales By 2015

If Peter Marks, Bosch’s chairman, president and CEO of North and South American operations, is correct, you’ll soon begin to see a lot more diesel vehicle options in the United States market. While diesel vehicles currently account for just 3 percent of new vehicle sales, changing...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 3.0T
Audi A7: Bitten, Smitten and One Sexy Kitten

How do you define cool? Everyone has their own definition and interpretation, but I would generally say that when it comes all things automotive, there has to be a visual presence, a character, a spirit, if you will that is made of metal, rubber, and plastics assembled into a shape that draws the...Read More»

2003 Audi RS6
Recall Alert: 2003 Audi RS6

Audi has issued a recall on its 450-horsepower, V-8 powered 2003 Audi RS6. The recall affects up to 5,992 vehicles. Audi issued the recall due to a faulty fuel tank. The recall documentation states that the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with the bending stress from the...Read More»

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback
Should Buick Bring The Astra GTC To The U.S.? #YouTellUs

Above: the sporty new Opel Astra GTC hatchback. That's today. Is it going to be a Buick tomorrow? We've heard rumors that the cute little Astra could come to the U.S. as a Buick. It'd give Buick the product to fight off the Audi A3 hatchback, Lexus CT 200h, and many other new entries into the...Read More»

Buick Envision Concept
Five Hot Cars From The 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

Some may make it to the U.S. as production cars, while others are definitely headed here, but these five hot cars from the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show prove that automakers are keen to show off their stuff to show goers worldwide. Sure, there were some other concepts at the Shanghai show, but...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 U.S.-spec premiere
Study Says Audi Has Most Engaged Fans On Facebook

You hear the term everyday: engagement. It's almost become a dirty word if you can't back it up with numbers. Today a new study finds that Audi has the most engaged fans on Facebook. Beating the likes of Justin Bieber, Chamillionaire, and even Lady Gaga, Audi has 47 more likes per post on average...Read More»

Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Best 2011 Car Interiors: Ward’s Picks The 10 Best

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Imagine having to sit in and drive 51 all-new cars or those with significantly upgraded interiors. Editors at Ward’s took to the assignment during February and March and ultimately determined the list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...Read More»

2010 Audi TT
Recall Alert: 2010 Audi TT

Volkswagen—parent company of Audi—is recalling up to 10,200 Audi TTs from the 2010 model year. The affected Audis have a manufacture date prior to August 27, 2009. The recall documentation states that the fuel tank ventilation system’s spring may not have the resistance needed to...Read More»

Janne Laitinen sets 206.1 mph ice speed record in an Audi RS6
Audi Wants To Be Your Friend On Foursquare

Automakers want to have as many points of contact with a consumer as possible. Facebook and Twitter are two major platforms that nearly every automaker is using, but Foursquare is another platform that's gaining steam. Audi sees this as an opportunity and has asked its fans to connect with them on...Read More»

Audi duo City
Audi Goes Green With Fewer Wheels, More Wood

If you understand German companies, you know the emphasis they place on “green” manufacturing and sustainability. Audi’s latest line of vehicles takes this concept to a whole new level. Borrowing a page from Morgan’s engineering manual, the Germany automaker is introducing a...Read More»

Audi Adaptive Headlights
Video: What Does the 'A' in Audi Stand For?

Pop quiz: What does the 'A' in Audi stand for? OK, time's up. Put your iPads and iPhones and Blackberries down. If you said it's the Latin translation of the founder's surname, August Horch, then you found the answer on Wikipedia faster than I did. I don't care because that isn't where...Read More»

2000 Audi A8
Homeless Man Protests Over $8000 Transmission

Not everyone has an economic safety net. Some just have a laptop, a cell phone and their car. In Minneapolis a man has made an 11 year old Audi A8 his home for months at a time, but now his options are dwindling for lack of an operational transmission. The single, 53 year old homeless person told...Read More»

Twitter
Top Three Automotive Tweets We Saw Today

Every once in a while it is nice to recognize automakers that tweet out some great stuff. Today we have kept a close eye on our Twitter streams and have picked out the three best tweets that we saw from an automaker. First up is a tweet from Chrysler stating, "Want to join the @Chrysler family? Go...Read More»

Asphalt Audi RS 3
Play Audi's iPhone Racing App For A Chance To Win A 2012 RS3

Been wanting to get your hands on the hot new 2012 Audi RS3? Audi is looking to hook you up, with its new Asphalt Audi RS3 iPhone game. Unfortunately you don't win a RS3 by just crossing the finish line first. You must log the fastest time around the Bahamas track after three rounds to win the RS3...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Toyota, Volvo, GMC Named Best Value Based On Ownership Cost

The Toyota brand has won Vincentric's "Best Passenger Car Value in America for 2011" award, and Volvo is rated at the top among luxury brands. This is the seventh year that Vincentric, which supplies cost-of-ownership data to a number of companies—including Toyota—has picked out top...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
Porsche CEO Promises A New Model Every Year, 100% Sales Growth By 2018

In 2007, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the company would become the world's largest automaker by 2018. Since then, Volkswagen has made progress toward that goal -- last year, it reached the world's #1 spot in production volume -- but it's hit a few snags on the sales front...Read More»

Audi TT RS Q&A at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show
Audi Answers Fans Questions About 2011 TT RS At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows are great for many things, seeing new cars in the metal, talking about the industry with other member of the press, and of course, learning about the product from different PR and product managers. At the Chicago Auto Show, Audi product manager Mark Fruechtnicht took the time to answer...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

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