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Audi talks autonomous EV charging and 150 kW for e-tron quattro

Audi talks autonomous EV charging and 150 kW for e-tron quattro

Audi's electrification plans include self-driving tech, with engineers developing an e-tron EV that can automatically trundle to its charger, Roomba-style. The upcoming Audi e-tron quattro - currently a concept but set to spawn a production version in 2018 - will be the German automaker's most serious all-electric vehicle so far, opening the door to a number of cutting edge charging technologies intended to make EV ownership more straightforward.

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Man vs Machine: My rematch against Audi’s new self-driving RS 7

Man vs Machine: My rematch against Audi’s new self-driving RS 7

Last year, I beat Audi's autonomous race car on the track. Robots might not have feelings, but that didn't stop Audi's engineers calling me back for a re-match with the latest, greatest version of the self-driving RS7s. AJ, Bobby, Jack, and now Robby all have two things in common: first, they’re named after famous race car drivers, and second, they've successfully driven autonomously on racetracks, on the autobahn, and on a cross country trip.

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2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

Damned by diesel, or redeemed by electric? The timing seems ill-fated for Audi's brand new 2017 Q7 e-tron quattro, a plug-in hybrid that arrives under the NOx cloud of the VW group's ongoing emissions scandal. Though on paper it makes sense - the plentiful torque of a V6 diesel paired with the eco-peppy zing of a plug-in EV - the fuel's already patchy reputation in the US hasn't been helped by the recent "dieselgate" revelations.

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2016 Audi S8 plus and RS 7 performance hit dealerships in December

2016 Audi S8 plus and RS 7 performance hit dealerships in December

Audi has announced the official pricing for two of its new cars that are coming to the US next month. The cars are the 2016 S8 plus and the RS 7 performance. Both of the cars are upgraded and improved for 2016 and include a 4.0L twin-turbo engine under the hood making 605hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.

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“Audi at Home” car-sharing service launches in SF and Miami

“Audi at Home” car-sharing service launches in SF and Miami

Two relatively new housing locations will be first on Audi's list for their new vehicle-sharing program called "Audi at Home." Residents of two residential communities will be able to reserve vehicles via their smartphone for "spontaneous booking" of vehicles, each made to suit a specific set of tastes. This system will be launched at the LUMINA luxury condominium project in San Francisco and Four Seasons Residences in Miami, and will eventually be spread to additional locations across the United States.

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Audi, TOMS give TRAVELER sunglasses for Season of Audi purchases

Audi, TOMS give TRAVELER sunglasses for Season of Audi purchases

Last June, car maker Audi and shoe and eyewear maker TOMS partnered to give out a free pair of shoes for every one who buys an Audi car during the Summer of Audi promotional season. Summer may be long over, but that isn't stopping the two from making yet another exclusive marketing offer that is, at the same time, also charitable. During the "Season of Audi", which starts this November and ends January next year, Audi will be giving out a pair of TRAVELER by TOMS sunglasses for each purchase.

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Audi 3D prints its way to a Union Typ C sports car replica

Audi 3D prints its way to a Union Typ C sports car replica

When you think of 3D printing, chances are, you'll be thinking of materials and products made of out plastic. Or sometimes sugar and chocolate. But that presumption might soon be a thing of the past, if Audi Tooling has its way. The toolmaking arm of the car maker, together with other family members from Volkswagen, has just practically 3D printed the Grand Prix sports car Audi Union Typ C. More than just a throwback to history, the feat was made possible by actually printing the parts using metal materials.

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VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate vehicle owners: what you should do

VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate vehicle owners: what you should do

Today the EPA issued a new set of notifications for vehicles made by Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi. The vehicles in question join the growing number of automobiles with "defeat devices" aimed at allowing more nitrogen oxide (NOx) to be emitted from the vehicle than is legal inside the United States. Defeat devices were discovered on 3.0 liter diesel engine versions of the 2014 VW Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5.

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2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport packs 450hp twin turbo V8

2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport packs 450hp twin turbo V8

Audi has rolled out a new model that will sit right between the normal A8 and the high-end S8 and the new car is called the 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport. The car has a 4.0L twin turbo V8 under the hood that makes 450hp, a bump of 15 hp compared to the previous 4.0T model. Audi is mum on torque output for the car.

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Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance are torque monsters

Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance are torque monsters

Audi has announced the new RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance cars and each of them pack the same 4.0 TFSI engine under the hood. Performance is a new designation for Audi debuting with these cars. That 4.0 TSFI engine isn’t exactly huge on displacement, but the turbo tech used by Audi gives both of these cars some big power and torque numbers with 605hp and a whopping 553.2 lb-ft of torque on tap.

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Audi A5 DTM aims at Europe only with V6 diesel engine

Audi A5 DTM aims at Europe only with V6 diesel engine

Audi is ready to launch a special version of the A5 in Europe to celebrate the automakers DTM racing efforts. The car is called the A5 DTM and it is a special version that packs a diesel V6 engine under the hood. That engine should be enough to tell you that the car won’t be coming to the US.

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2017 Audi A4 first drive: A8 for the everyman

2017 Audi A4 first drive: A8 for the everyman

Hardly had the lights flashed on the new 2017 Audi S4 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, when a handful of journalists were whisked off to Venice, Italy to test drive the next generation A4. Set to go on sale in Q1 of next year as a 2017 model, the new A4 is still some months out, but thanks to this early preview I got a chance to see just what’s going on with the subtle yet appreciable - not to mention critical - changes to both the exterior and interior design over the outgoing car. With 12 million A4 sold worldwide, there’s a lot riding on this ninth-generation (“B9”) model, especially as it faces down the likes of Cadillac's ATS, BMW;s 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz's C-Class.

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