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Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup
Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup

Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker said Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next year. Audi confirmed to Car and Driver that it...Read More»

2019 Audi A7, January, 2018 media drive, Cape Town, South Africa,
More style, less money: 2019 Audi A7 priced from $68,995

The 2019 Audi A7 will cost $68,995 when it arrives in the automaker's U.S. showrooms later this year, Audi said Thursday. That's about a $700 savings over the outgoing 2018 model, even though the new A7 features big tech upgrades inside and under its hood. The latest A7 will be offered in Premium...Read More»

2019 Audi Q3
2019 Audi Q3 revealed: flagship style, bite-size dimensions

The 2019 Audi Q3 unveiled Wednesday has a face that might look familiar, but only if you've been shopping the high end of the automaker's crossover SUV lineup. That's because the smallest Audi crossover now shares much of its design with the company's new Q8 flagship. That's good news for the Q3...Read More»

Audi Q8
Audi Q8 first look: crossover SUVs über alles

There's a lot to digest with the Audi Q8 that debuted Tuesday in China, a style-oriented flagship that tops the automaker's growing lineup of luxury crossover SUVs. Though it shares its underpinnings with the three-row Audi Q7, the Q8 boasts its own styling inside and out. It previews a more...Read More»

2016 Audi Q5
Audi recalls 350,000 vehicles to fix overheating coolant pumps

Audi issued a recall Tuesday for more than 350,000 cars and crossover SUVs in the U.S. electric coolant pumps in the vehicles that can overheat and present a fire risk. The recall covers the 2013 to 2016 A4, the 2013 to 2017 A5, the 2012 to 2015 A6, and the Q5 from 2013 to 2017. All of the recalled...Read More»

Audi Traffic Light Information System, Las Vegas
Traffic lights in Washington, D.C., can now talk to cars

Washington, D.C., is the latest city to link its traffic system to cars equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, communication, Audi said today. Audi is the first automaker to include V2I technology on some of its vehicles, a critical step toward self-driving cars. Right now, the benefits...Read More»

2019 Audi A6
2019 Audi A6: the digital luxury sedan

The 2019 Audi A6 is evolutionary outside, majorly upgraded inside and under its hood. Tuesday, Audi took the wraps off of its all-new mid-size luxury sedan ahead of its formal debut at next week's Geneva auto show. With its 2019 A6, Audi ups its tech game inside and underneath. Outside, the A6...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Volvo XC60: Compare Cars

Compact crossover buyers are spoiled for choice. If you’ve whittled your shopping list to the 2018 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Audi Q5, you’re on the right path. Both of these five-seat luxury crossovers benefit from beautiful attention to detail, comfortable interiors, high marks for...Read More»

2017 Audi A5 Sportback g-tron (European model), driven, Aug 2017  [photo: Ronan Glon]
What's New for 2018: Audi

For 2018, the Audi lineup sees myriad small changes—but there's even more to come next year. Soon, an all-new flagship will arrive: the 2019 Audi A8. Look for its style and features to influence the brand's lineup for the next decade. Hot on its heels is an all-new A7 that will be followed up...Read More»

Audi traffic light information
Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

The days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi Q5: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

With its high-tech options and cossetting ride quality, the Audi Q5 is a thoughtful, conservative reinvention of the automaker's compact luxury crossover. The latest Q5 is essentially a tall wagon version of the automaker's Audi A4 sedan, which was a strong contender for last year's Best Car to Buy...Read More»

Who leads the autonomous car patent race? (chart by Statista)
New study of self-driving cars puts Google at the back of the pack

Every few months, we learn a bit more about the state of self-driving cars and who's winning the race to bring them to market. Depending on the criteria being used, the rankings can shift pretty dramatically, as we can see in a new report from Germany's Cologne Institute for Economic Research. That...Read More»

2015 Audi A4
Audi may have produced thousands of cars with the same VIN, but why?

Bavarian prosecutors discovered thousands of Audis produced with identical vehicle identification numbers, or VINs, according to a new report out of Germany. The Audis were primarily exported to China, Korea, and Japan—but the question is, why did they exist in the first place? The findings...Read More»

Audi and Chinese firm Alta Devices team up to develop a glass solar roof panel
Audi developing transparent solar roof panels

Audi and and a Chinese technology firm are teaming up to develop a panoramic glass roof embedded with solar cells capable of powering ancillary systems like air conditioning and seat heater, the automaker said on Wednesday. Working with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese tech firm Hanergy, Audi...Read More»

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI
Audi engineer implicates top brass in Dieselgate coverup

In the U.S., Volkswagen's Dieselgate drama has been largely resolved, but in Germany, the plot is thickening as a formal investigation uncovers more details about the company's wrongdoing. Most recently, a former Audi engineer has confessed that top Volkswagen officials knew about the company's...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
EPA approves fix for 326,000 VW diesels, but will owners take it?

If you live in the U.S. and you own one of the 475,000 or so 2.0-liter Audi or VW diesels affected by the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we have good news and bad news. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: your car can probably be fixed. The Environmental Protection Agency and the...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class (GLK250 BlueTEC)
EU investigates whether Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, VW colluded on diesels

Many people assume that the upcoming movie about Volkswagen's Dieselgate fiasco will look a lot like Wall Street or The Insider: a tale of corporate greed run amok. If European investigators are proven right, though, the film could be more like The Matrix, because the plot is heading deeper and...Read More»

Porsche Panamera Diesel
Porsche may stop making diesels (but Audi is doubling down)

The four horsemen of the Diesel Apocalypse are saddling up. The signs are everywhere: Studies show that diesel emissions are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year; Automakers and suppliers the world over are being sued for not complying with clean-air laws; and, Many countries are...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Report: Bosch created software on Volkswagen and FCA diesels accused of emissions cheats

You thought Dieselgate was over, right? Volkswagen admitted wrongdoing, it agreed to some massive fines, case closed. Not so fast. As many have been saying all along, Volkswagen didn't pull off its dastardly deeds alone. One of its supplier sidekicks, Bosch, has already shelled out $327 million for...Read More»

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