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Audi R8 to reportedly lose V10 and go all-electric by 2022 [Updated]

Audi R8 to reportedly lose V10 and go all-electric by 2022 [Updated]

The Audi R8 is a very cool car and is far from common. It's rare to see them on the road in most areas. The R8 is currently powered by an Audi V10 engine. That will change with word surfacing that by 2022 Audi plans to ditch the beloved V10 in favor of all-electric propulsion.

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Audi e-tron mass production kicks off

Audi e-tron mass production kicks off

Audi has announced that mass production of the electric SUV called the e-tron started this week. We still don’t know what the e-tron looks like, the world premiere is set to happen in San Francisco on September 17. We do know a little of the specs to be expected for the SUV.

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Audi A4 Ultra sport is the limited-edition farewell to the manual

Audi A4 Ultra sport is the limited-edition farewell to the manual

Audi fans who also like to shift their own gears were undoubtedly sad when Audi announced that the manual transmission was dead in the US starting with 2019 models. Audi is at least going to give the manual transmission a fitting send-off with a very limited-edition car only offered with a manual dubbed the A4 Ultra sport. It's only offered with a manual.

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If Audi’s PB18 is the future of sports EVs – count me in

If Audi’s PB18 is the future of sports EVs – count me in

Even if it's not entirely clear what exact category the Audi PB18 e-tron falls into - the "hatchback-station-wagon single-seater electric performance coupe" is a woefully-underrepresented segment, sadly - one thing is abundantly obvious. Audi is definitely preparing for an electrified future which diverges significantly from what we know of as supercars today. Having seen the PB18 e-tron at Monterey Car Week 2018 this week, I'm ready to say I'm along for the ride.

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Audi PB18 e-tron concept is a vision of electric excellence

Audi PB18 e-tron concept is a vision of electric excellence

Audi may be readying its e-tron all-electric SUV for the market, but it picked Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to reveal a far more playful EV concept, the PB18 e-tron supercar. Promising to cut the assumption that tomorrow's electric vehicles will inevitably be at least semi-autonomous and vaguely anodyne, the PB18 e-tron goes in entirely the opposite direction.

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Audi’s 2019 US lineup ditches manual transmission option

Audi’s 2019 US lineup ditches manual transmission option

If you are a fan of Audi cars and like to change your own gears, bad news for you. Audi has confirmed that the last cars offered in the US with a manual transmission option are losing that option for 2019. The refreshed 2019 Audi A4 no longer has a 6-speed manual option.

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2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive: Practically perfect

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback first drive: Practically perfect

It's not a coupe, and it's not a sedan, but the 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback absolutely is mesmerizing. Audi Sport's latest blend of performance and luxury takes on the BMW 650i and the Mercedes-Benz CLS 550, not to mention putting the V8-powered Mercedes AMG C63 S sedan in its crosshairs, too. At this stage of the game it's not enough to be simply fast, or pretty. You have to be distinctive.

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This Audi RS5 has the EV heart of a Tesla

This Audi RS5 has the EV heart of a Tesla

In the enthusiast world engine swaps are nothing new. All sorts of cars end up with engines that were never meant to be crammed under their hoods, but that doesn’t stop performance fans. If you thought that the dawn of EVs would mean the end of engine swaps you would be wrong.

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In our Audi e-tron Pikes Peak drive, the challenge is reversed

In our Audi e-tron Pikes Peak drive, the challenge is reversed

It’s just after 5:00 AM, and we’ve ascended past 14,100 feet as the sun was just starting to rise. A fitting moment, indeed, as the vehicle that I was about to meet represents a new chapter for an iconic brand. In front of us, a half dozen Audi e-tron prototypes dressed in camouflage with bright orange accents greet us. It was no mistake that Audi chose one of the most iconic mountains in its history to introduce us to its most important model in many years. The Audi e-tron represents not only the future of the brand but also the industry as a whole, the automaker's first attempt at going head-to-head with Tesla, not to mention other behemoths each sprinting to unveil their latest all-electric models.

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Audi e-tron SUV set to finally debut in September

Audi e-tron SUV set to finally debut in September

Last month, Audi was forced to delay the reveal event for its new e-tron SUV after the company's CEO, Rupert Stadler, was arrested. At the time, Audi didn't give a new date for the event, leaving us the dark as to when the car would finally get a full reveal. Today, Audi fixed that little oversight, delivering a new event date and location and revealing when reservations for the car will open up.

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Audi’s second-gen Q3 SUV debuts

Audi’s second-gen Q3 SUV debuts

Audi has unveiled the second generation of its Q3 SUV. The new Q3 is revised outside and in and offers new features and options that the outgoing model lacked. The Q3 uses a digital cockpit with large MMI touch response. On the outside, the style of the new Q3 was revised for a sportier look.

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Audi TT third-generation sports car celebrates the TT’s 20th anniversary

Audi TT third-generation sports car celebrates the TT’s 20th anniversary

Audi has unveiled the third-generation of its iconic TT sports car. This third-generation model is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the TT model that launched back in 1998. Audi says for the new TT it has enhanced performance and extended the standard equipment the car offers.

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