Audi’s new A8 flagship will sail only as a luxury V8 hybrid

Range-wide adoption of 48V circuitry for big Audis Luxury sedans to have electric drive on all models Flagship model’s world debut July 11 at Barcelona Audi summit   INGOLSTADT, Germany – The next Audi A8 range, due for global debut in July 2017, is to be the brand’s first with an electrified drivetrain as standard as, the automaker…

Black is back! 2018 Audi A4 sedan and wagon will go dark

Model range gains equipment and option pack/spec Black Edition includes piano-black inlays, 19″ alloy rims Cruise control, parking radar now across A4 range MILTON KEYNES, England – Exclusive styling, extensive equipment, more road presence… what you get on the latest Audi A4 Black Edition sedans and wagons The cars are also headliners for a broader…

Two more Audis on way – find out what they are

Audi Q8 crossover SUV to build in Bratislava… …Q4 compact SUV in Győr from 2019 …and, no, we didn’t know where they were either AUDI HAS ANNOUNCED that two more Q models are to go into production – an Audi Q8 in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the Audi Q4 in Győr (Hungary) the following…

FIRST LOOK: Audi R8 V10 Spyder for SA in April

Impressive performance, open-top allure Claims 0-100km/h zapped in 3.5sec/318km/h Cloth roof opens or closes in 20sec LOS ANGELES, California – Audi of America has dropped the top on the second generation R8 V10 Spyder and its 402kW / 549Nm engine that makes the 2017 R8 Spyder faster and more powerful than its predecessor. The car…

Ultimate bike test: Around the world on Ducati Multistrada

Last of seven globetrotters reaches Ducati factory in Italy Ducati-symbolic sites en route visited by riders Six-month, 30 000km, ride now part of Ducati history BACK IN BORGO PANIGALE: Long-distance rider Timo Schäfer back at the Ducati factory, the final rider in a team of seven that carried the baton he is holding around the world on…

Audi adds two AWD drive models to TT range

INGOLSTADT, Germany – Audi has added all-wheel drive to its TT 2.0 TDI – Coupe and Roadster versions. Right-hand drive versions will be available early in 2017 – check with your local dealer in the new year for a more accurate date. The quattro cars will, Audi Germany says, complement the existing front-wheel drive TT…

Audi goes for green so cars will rule the roads

First true Vehicle-to-Infrastructure service by an auto brand Variations on the Audi A4 and Q7 tested in Las Vegas Networking ‘essential for autonomous driving in cities’ THE FRUSTRATION OF RED: In future, however, development work being done by Audi will mean ‘green waves’ controlled in cities by the cars themselves. Image: Audi / Newspress INGOLSTADT, Germany…

End of a racing era for Audi sports cars

Audi to close its sports-car programme 18 years and 106 wins from 186 races Tech transfer from race cars to roads INGOLSTADT, Germany – Audi is ending an era. On Saturday, November 19, not only the current season of the FIA World Endurance championship (WEC) will end in Bahrain but also Audi will end its…

Audi A3: 20 years on, prices for the new ones

Change for 2017 across Audi A3 range Small, but high-performance, engines Hue range of prices, low fuel-consumptions Audi’s A3 range has just been relaunched in South Africa with new technology, new engines, styling amendments and a new operating and display concept within a virtual cockpit and in four body styles – two-door hatch, four-door hatched…

First look: Audi’s A5 Coupes hit UK showrooms

SE, Sport and S line spec on all models Three TDI, two TFSI, engines join A5 Coupé range Flagship S5 in either shell with 265kW / 500Nm LONDON, England – Less than a month after its European debut at the Paris autoshow, the successor to the five-door Audi acclaimed for wrapping high functionality in a captivating…

Still giving it five: Audi’s latest TT (V)

Most powerful TT in series production ‘Supercar pace, quattro adhesion’ Top speed heading for 300km/h Its maker, Audi, describes it as a supercar, the most powerful yet of its family, capable of a sub-four second dash to 100km/h and potential top speed of 280km/h thanks to some of the most advanced car-tech on the planet….