At the IAA car show in Frankfurt am Main, Audi has shown off its nanuk quattro concept sports car with a V10 TDI engine. This concept is being hailed as a concept crossover combination of the Audi quattro with the performance dynamics of a sports car, and was designed with collaboration from Italdesign Giugiaro designers.
A few days back Audi was teasing car geeks all around the world with a dark and ill-defined image of a new concept car it promised to unveil at the 2013 IAA show in Frankfurt. Audi's is finished teasing and has unveiled images of the incredibly cool Audi Sport Quattro concept. Audi says that the car was designed to help celebrate the 30th birthday of the Sport Quattro.
Audi has achieved a new milestone - 500,000 Audi TT vehicles have been produced, something it is celebrating with the announcement of a limited-production Audi TTS 200kW special edition model. The Audi TTS Competition 272 horsepower model will start surfacing this upcoming October, with the total number produced being limited to 500 units.
Judge the future of the car industry by movies, and you'd be forgiven for assuming that only Audi makes it beyond the 21st century, with the German company notching up another product placement deal supplying the upcoming Ender's Game movie with its sleek coupés. The new Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro, specially designed for the film, is the latest of several one-off cars created for Hollywood, but in a first for Audi is entirely computer generated.
The 2014 Audi RS 7 is being touted as the most powerful amongst all RS models that are available in the United States, and was first shown off at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now the pricing for the model has been revealed, with prospecting buyers looking at a starting price of $104,900 USD. The car will be hitting showrooms in the US later this fall.
Finding parking is one of the most annoying facets about driving a car, especially when you're in a big city where a parking spot is hard to come by. However, Audi wants to at least make the experience somewhat bearable to those looking for a parking space. The company is sending out an OTA update today that will add parking information to their Connect infotainment system.
As it was with the Acer Enterprise-esque spot that turned out to be a rather strange Windows 8 computer by the name of Aspire R7 last month, so too do the stars of Star Trek appear this week in a video spot for Audi. In their newest crossover appearance, both original Spock and new-age Spock have a bit of a battle on the road, complete with so many Star Trek references your head will spin. This spot is also home to a driverless / self-driven Audi vehicle in addition to the Audi S7, as driven by Zachary Quinto.
Audi has become the first car manufacturer to have its LED headlights validated as contributing to fuel-economy, with the bulb alternatives shaving off over a gram of CO2 emissions per mile. The LED lights - which Audi uses on five models in its range, from the cheapest A3, through to the R8 coupe - were run through the EU Commission's dynamometer and found to trim CO2 output by 1.61g/mile, as well as using less power than halogen lights.
This week the folks at Audi and T-Mobile have let it be known that they're going to offer data plans in the near future that allow drivers to be connected at an extremely affordable rate. Connected, that is, to mobile data inside their Audi next-generation Connected Vehicles. You'll be rolling out with web connectivity for a variety of apps and services anywhere you drive for as little as $15 USD a month!