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After the closing date for the WIRED Audi Innovation Awards 2016 ‘Moonshot of the Year’ category, we decided to take to the road in an equally innovative Audi TT, to visit some of the nominees and find out more about what they’re doing.
Starting with the Audi A8 in 2017, we expect to see a new future for Audi with new driving dynamics, ride features and even a new look.
A brand new Audi RS 3 Saloon will soon be joining the RS family. High-powered and offering an explosive performance, this is a model that breaks all the boundaries.
The event is equally as important for automotive manufacturers as it is for the students involved, as the students gain the opportunity to showcase their talent.
FC Bayern München have kicked off the new football season with even more sporty style, as they welcomed the delivery of their new company cars at the Audi Piazza in Ingolstadt.
The Audi Sport customer racing team has hit a major landmark with the production of the 200th Audi R8 LMS.
Order books are now open for the most powerful Audi TT yet: the TT RS
Adding to the list of incredible and glamourous locations that Audi love to visit in the name of advertising comes their latest advert, titled ‘Desolation’.
They say that you can tell everything you need to know about a woman from the contents of her handbag, but what about the handbag itself?
Audi have truly leaped out of the box with their latest ad, telling the story of a sad T-Rex finding happiness with Audi’s piloted driving in an RS 7 concept.
The past few years have seen Audi release a string of increasingly popular cars, from the capable Q5 crossover to the sleek R8 supercar.
What about an object’s shape, angles and materials effects our opinions of it? And how does light and angle help to change the way a car appears in a photo?
The car that made Audi a name in everyday motoring, the Audi 80 B3, celebrates its 30th birthday this year.
Between the 21 and 23 July, Daun will become home to tens of thousands of fans, all travelling to the ‘Mecca’ of historical rally sport in pursuit of the legendary racing cars from the 1980s.
Thinking of Paris, two things usually spring to mind; romance and wine. So what better than an Audi A1 Sportback to explore the winding streets and delve deeper into winemaking history?
Audi has now opened their pioneering virtual showrooms in six different countries, the most recent additions being Audi City Paris and Audi City Moscow in June 2016.
There’s no doubt that Audi’s quattro technology changed the face of rallying in the 1980s, however the brand also struggled to stay ahead despite the advantages on loose surfaces.
The elusive Audi Q8 has been in the works for a while now, and Ingolstadt confirm that the plans for the luxury sports SUV are still on track, but what exactly does that mean?
No matter the type of music or location, festivals always have one thing in abundance; mud. An Audi Q7 around to help set up is therefore a bit of a godsend, and it more than proved its worth at The Cornbury Festival.
From 5pm today, Thursday 4 August, the award-winning Audi A3 Sportback will be on show at London’s Southbank Centre – but it’s not just any A3. It’s a life-size 3D drawing of Audi’s acclaimed model.
Pitting a car against the unforgiving elements and wilderness in the Scottish highlands’ North Coast 500 may seem unfair, but when the car in question is the Audi RS 6 Avant performance, the only unfairness is on the roads.
If your Audi comes with quattro power, or if you’re looking at obtaining an Audi with this intelligent and arguably essential feature, we have two insightful videos that you may be interested in viewing.
The prospect of a revamped Audi R8 may not have excited those who expected only an updated version of the previous model, but once released it became clear this would be the least Audi had to offer.
The sound of a clapper board snapping shut breaks the eerie silence of a deserted department store. Moments later, an Audi A4 Saloon speeds by, making agile turns and narrowly missing shelves that hold expensive-looking lamps.
It seems that every year a new festival springs up, catering to all tastes from indie to mainstream.
The highlight of every summer is undoubtedly the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in the grounds of Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara’s stately home near Chichester in West Sussex.
There’s only one way to watch one of the world’s most famous endurance races; trackside.
It’s impossible to buy a car these days without being confronted with phrases like rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and the even more confusing all-wheel drive.
Tamworth Audi takes to two wheels for Whizz-Kidz
A trip to Iceland may conjure up images of black sand beaches and snow-kissed mountains, but how about renewable energy?
As the world of professional motorsport progresses more and more into the world of futuristic gadgets and gizmos.
In 1976, Audi presented its first five-cylinder petrol engine in the second-generation Audi 100.
The Audi A1 is getting an exciting new update, from the design to the platform, which will be released in 2018.
Find out more about the 3D A3’s flying visit to London.
Audi has recently announced an intention to intensify its involvement with its Formula E Factory Team.
Back in 1994 when the Audi RS2 was launched, few could have imagined the scope of its ensuing success and popularity.
Underground Racing, known for producing some of the fastest modified Lamborghinis to ever touch tyres with tarmac, has got its hands on the new Audi R8 V10.
The success of the Audi Q5 is unparalleled for Audi as they celebrate the one millionth model being driven off the production line in Ingolstadt.
Imagine an Audi with a permanent SIM card, offering in-car internet access whenever and wherever you like.
This year’s 24-hour Le Mans race was full of surprises every step of the way, even in the form of the Audi R8 safety car out for sighting laps in the rain.
One short drive is never enough to truly get to know a car, especially when accompanied by someone you don’t really know. That’s why we’d like to invite you to the Audi Ride and Drive event for a chance to explore and experience high performance motoring from Audi, unaccompanied, at your own pace in stunning countryside surroundings.
Jardine Motors Audi’s ninth year in the event took place at the Edgbaston Golf Club on Tuesday 7th June and proved to be a huge success, with 80 customers from 11 Centres taking part.
Travelling up a road like the Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales in a new Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI V6 quattro S-Line is as smooth as any other road.
It has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. And the rumour mill is churning. It’s the 2017 Audi RS 3 Saloon – and it might be coming soon.
Since the revolution of 1959, the city of Havana in Cuba has been curiously frozen in time, a 1950s era American Chevy more commonplace than a mid-range modern car.
In a drag race of massive proportions, the people at CarWow decided to take all of Audi’s most impressive performance cars, along with the Ducati 959 Panigale sport bike, and pit them against each other on one long strip of airfield.
Just three words can take you to amazing places these days, literally. So Audi decided to find out exactly where their motto, Vorsprung durch Technik, would take them.
Back in 1991, the Audi 80 Cabriolet was launched, enhancing the brand’s offering by offering something completely new.
A growing trend for restaurants that serve food and drink around the clock, and the introduction of the Night Tube this summer, London is well on its way to becoming the city that never sleeps, only more decadent.
From economic ruin to one of the world’s go-to places for inspiring art, Bilbao has just one thing to thank: the Guggenheim effect.
The hottest version in the Audi Q7 SUV line-up is on its way – and it certainly won’t disappoint.
At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place from 23 – 26 June in Chichester, West Sussex, Audi was in fine form and showcased nine all-new models to an enthusiastic UK audience for the first time, with 35 cars on the stand in total.
Measuring in at 6.36 metres long, the A8 L Extended features six seats, six doors and six cylinders, and it’s available for special order from Audi.
The new look Audi S3 is available to order in May, with first customer deliveries being made in the summer
Audi has been proving popular with the Top Gear presenters, namely Sabine Schmitz, and has now been featured for the previous two episodes.
This year’s Beijing Motor Show played host to the reveal of a very different Q3 - the Audi Q3 Connected Mobility features a built-in electric scooter, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
An Audi revamp has seen the A6 and A7 receive refreshed exterior styling features, plus they have been gifted with additional technological advancements, including Apple CarPlay.
The opening round of the CAMS Australian GT Championship, held in Adelaide, saw James Koundouris and Marcus Marshall crash their Supabarn Supermarkets Audi R8 LMS.
The all-new Audi R8 LMS entered the Nürburgring 24hrs for the first time last year – and it triumphed on its first attempt, blasting the opposition out of the water. The 2016 Nürburgring 24 is almost upon us, so Audi has decided to celebrate by launching a limited edition vehicle.
Do you drive an Audi but want to learn how to push it to its limits and hone your driving safety skills? Or have you got your eye on a new model that you would love to get behind the wheel of?
Audi’s new RS 4 Avant has been spotted in disguise – and it is expected to be open for ordering in the near future. This dynamic creation is expected to receive a forced-induction V6 with electric turbocharging, a 3.0-litre engine that’s able to offer an estimated 480bhp.
In 2013, Audi launched the S1’s extremely rare predecessor, the Audi A1 quattro – it’s the most aggressive Audi A1 ever created, and only 333 were sold worldwide.
This year’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps saw Audi Sport Team Joest win a race that saw many competitors struggle to keep up.
Audi DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) star Jamie Green, joined by BBC F1 reporter Tom Clarkson, swaps four wheels for two to test out the Audi Sport Racing Bike in the Monaco hills.
To get to Surf Snowdonia, the vehicle of choice is the compact SUV, the Audi Q5.
Islay, a rugged, windswept island in the Hebrides, houses the creators of the island’s first and only gin, The Botanist – flavoured with 22 flowers, leaves, and herbs all growing wild and foraged sustainably.
We wouldn’t blame you for laughing, but this is no joke. The Audi A7 Sportback quattro really did drive through the heart of the Arabian Desert.
Is there a better way to travel to the world’s most extraordinary solar power plant than in an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the first plug-in hybrid model for the brand?
June has hit with a bang, with Audi unveiling the all-new second generation A5 Coupé, along with its more potent sibling, the S5.
The new Audi R8 was the star of the show in Top Gear recently, featuring in not one but two segments.
Images of the much anticipated new Audi A8 have recently surfaced, revealing hints at the all-new styling.
The Audi SQ7 isn’t just making waves, its making tidal waves. This hefty SUV carries with it a monstrous amount of power with 664 lb-ft of torque; that’s enough to move Hadrian’s Wall all the way to Surrey.
Audi has injected an even more powerful engine into the 2017 S4 Saloon and Avant, fitting a new turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine under the bonnet packing a 349bhp punch.
Excitement levels are at an all-time high in anticipation of the Audi Q2, due to be released at the end of the year, and already there is speculation surrounding Audi’s plans to release an SQ2 model soon afterwards.
The history of racing cars is long and multi-faceted, with both flops and supercars sitting alongside one another down the long road of the past.
This year saw perhaps the most dramatic Le Mans race ever to unfold; from disappointing performances to shocking final lap developments, it seems that this year’s race held enough twists and turns to keep even the most neutral racing fan watching with captivation.
On 13 June 2016, social media was set to buzzing at a photo that began circulating, apparently showing a new truck in production by Audi. It turned out to be a conceptual design, and while a few were disappointed, it still represents a very exciting future ahead for the luxury car brand.
The A5 was introduced to the Audi line-up back in 2007, making it one of the oldest models in the range. The renewed, revitalised edition A5 Coupé will go on sale in 2017, a decade after its first release.
In preparation for the 2016 season, which will kick off on Sunday 17th April with the Six Hours of Silverstone, the Audi DTM and World Endurance Championship racing teams have been training in Lanzarote.
The Audi SUV range is growing rapidly, with brand new Q2 debuting at the Geneva Motor Show.
The second half of this year will see the new Audi RS Q5 launch as the Bavarian brand’s RS line-up extends.
The Audi RS Q3 already boasts impressive credentials, but the newly unveiled RS Q3 Performance pushes the Bavarian brand’s crossover creation to its limits.
This month saw the world premiere of the Audi S4 at the Geneva Motor Show, in stunning ‘Vegas Yellow’.
A new generation of the famous quattro all-wheel drive system from Audi is on its way – and it may even feature on future RS models.
A modified Audi TTS, named ‘Shelley’ by students at Stanford University in the USA, has hit 120mph whilst driving autonomously around an American race track.
Audi has launched the new Audi TT RS in both Coupé and Roadster forms at the Beijing Motor Show – and these latest, most powerful incarnations don’t disappoint.
Audi has a new frontrunner when it comes to the racing arena – the R18 LMP1.
Unveiled this week at the New York Motor Show, the new Spyder brings not only more power but also less weight than its predecessor - and on paper, it’s set to perform.
Audi’s RS 6 Avant is a high-performance, practical creation that offers supreme luxury and cutting-edge technology as standard.
This month has seen the creation of a custom-made Marvel comic book for Audi Magazine, created by Marvel Custom Solutions.
The automotive world has been plugged in to electric power for a while already, but battery-powered vehicles are most definitely the future, with more and more new hybrid and all-electric models being released from every angle.
Meet the fastest, most powerful production Audi ever created – the all-new Audi R8.
Audi has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to advanced automotive powertrains, offering e-tron power in A3 and Q7 forms.
Later this year, we’re expecting the launch of the new Audi TT RS Roadster – and it has recently been spotted at the Nürburgring in Germany, being put through its paces.
With news of Audi’s decision to not take part in Formula 1 any time soon, Williams has spoken out expressing disappointment – but is the news really negative or in fact positive, allowing Audi to concentrate their efforts on other areas of motorsport?
The new and incredibly successful Audi A4 has won yet another award to add to its tally.
Audi Exclusive in Neckarsulm, Germany, has impressed yet again with a remarkably designed R8 V10 Plus, boasting 610hp. The tailor-made Orange Pearl Effect – or ‘Perleffekt’ in German – creation is complemented by gloss black and carbon-fibre components.
The next-generation Audi A8 is expected to hit showrooms next year, offering electric turbocharged engines, plug-in and non-plug-in hybrid power and self-driving technology, as well as a new styling direction to complete the luxury car’s package.
At Jardine Motors Audi Centres, we appreciate the effort and time taken by you to use our Aftersales Services – and that’s exactly why we have put a whole host of complimentary options in place to make your trip to us a satisfying experience.
To celebrate the start of the 2016 Hahnenkamm ski-racing weekend in Kitzbühel, Austria, Audi held a sensational event to celebrate its weekend hosting duties.
Ever wanted to drive an Audi… on the moon? It sounds like the stuff of fantasies, but now that fantasy can become a reality.
A touching tribute to David Bowie. Our new advert will be aired at The Superbowl.
In a thrilling, nail-biting finish - one of the closest finishes in endurance racing - the Audi R8 LMS won the GTD category.
With the Q3, Q5 and Q7 already on the roads, Audi has now claimed the rights to the Q2 and Q4.
Success at the 2016 Dubai 24 Hours for Audi has meant starting the season in style, with Laurens Vanthoor, Stuart Leonard, Michael Meadows and Alain Ferté combining skills to take victory in the Audi R8 LMS on 16th January.
Are you looking for that perfect Audi gift? At Jardine Motors Audi in Milton Keynes, we’ll have you spoilt for choice in our brand new Audi Accessory Shop, right next to the customer lounge.
As well as trying out Audi’s innovative autonomous technology on public roads and highways in Nevada, the brand has also taken its testing to the track.
The battery-electric mid-size SUV with sleek, coupé-like styling could produce as much as 496bhp from its three electric motors, as well as a zero-emission range of up to 311 miles on a single charge.
Always reaching for the stars (pun intended), Audi has brought together a team of the best scientists and engineers to build a Lunar Rover.
It may not be snowing here in the UK, but in other areas in the northern hemisphere, snow has certainly fallen with wintry conditions having taken hold. But snow doesn’t mean that you can’t keep on driving.
Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport is stepping up to the top class in British GT, ready to take on the British GT Championship in an Audi R8 LMS.
Audi’s most utilised engine is the turbo fuel stratified injection (TFSI). The turbo aspect is denoted by fuel being pressure-injected into the combustion chamber of the engine to create an instant charge.
Audi is working to make self-parking technology a reality, which could minimise the time spent in car parks and improve efficiency, both in time management and car park space.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest electronics trade show in the world, was held in Las Vegas between 6th and 8th January 2016. Audi has been exhibiting at CES since 2011, when it became the first carmaker to exhibit its own space.
In the future, Audi will use ‘Matrix laser’ headlights to protect pedestrians and to impressively illuminate the road ahead, keeping road users as safe as possible.
Every January since 1989, Detroit has become the home of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
In the 39th year of the What Car? Awards, Audi has won the coveted ‘Car of the Year’ award for the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport.
Exciting specification details for the Audi A4 allroad quattro have been revealed at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show.
In 2012, Audi released the TT RS. It offered an impressive 2.5-litre, five cylinder, direct-injection turbo engine kicking out 360 bhp and 343 lb ft of torque.
Featuring more than just a facelift, the completely redesigned all-new A4 Avant from Audi is now in its fifth generation.
Candide Thovex doesn’t wait for winter – and neither does quattro® all-wheel drive.
British Leena Gade is the head race engineer for Audi Sport Team Joest.
What is a Hypercar? Is it a premium Supercar? Is there even such a thing? Well, it appears there is.
The five-cylinder engine has played an important role in Audi history, beating at the heart of many performance models. Audi created the first production petrol straight-five in the 1970s, used in the Audi 100, which later worked as the base for an Audi rally racing legend.
Audi has been at the forefront of hybrid technology since the 80s with the release of the Audi duo concept car.
Ever wondered where the word Audi derives from or who gets to build the R8’s? Wonder no more; find out with our fun facts about Audi!
It’s taken many years for Audi to win the battle to claim Vorsprung durch Technik as its own trademark, but finally, it has.
Cruise Control is now a common feature on modern vehicles, maintaining a constant set speed – but Audi’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) raised the bar when it was introduced.
In every modern Audi, you’ll find an engine control unit (ECU); a computer that controls how the engine works. It’s the brain of the car, so it is possible to change the way it thinks – simply by altering its settings.
Audi’s renowned four-wheel-drive technology, quattro, offers technical competence and a dynamic approach to driving in all weather conditions. And it’s available across the entire Audi range.
Audi are looking forward to the release of the SQ7 in 2016, which will feature an innovative new electrical structural design.
As treacherous conditions make driving more hazardous, it’s important to carry out a comprehensive check on your Audi before winter, and it’s just as important to maintain it over the season to keep you as safe as possible – a few simple steps will keep your Audi ready to hit the road each day.
Previously confirmed as the Q1, but now christened the Audi Q2, Audi’s up and coming 2016 compact has been spotted and looks as striking, sleek and muscular as the rest of the Q model range.
The LA Auto Show is in full flow and Audi has already made its mark; the Bavarian brand has announced that 25% of its fleet will be electrified by 2025. The electric side of Audi, known as e-tron, has been widely accepted in Europe, with the US plugging in this month to launch the A3 Sportback e-tron.
As we drive through autumn leaves, we know it won’t be long until the rain, snow, sleet and ice arrive on our doorstep.
For much of this year, a pilot phase at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant has seen two robots called ‘Ray’ work as a driverless transport system in logistics.
Audi quattro burst onto the scene in 1980, offering ‘grip, whatever the weather’ – Audi set about to prove this statement to be true, and the Bavarian brand certainly did that in style.
The 60-second television advert showcasing the all-new Audi R8 focuses on the biological reactions the supercar evokes in drivers behind the wheel.
Starting with the simple extras, as well as the bigger accessories available, make sure that you are always prepared for this winter, whatever the weather.
The Audi RS 3 Sportback is one of the most powerful hatchbacks on the market, boasting 362 bhp and a 174mph top speed from its 2.5-litre TFSI, 5-cylinder engine, and 0 – 62mph in 4.3 seconds.
The all-new Audi A4 means business, setting the new standard in car infotainment. Following in the footsteps of the sleek TT, the all-new A4 is bursting with the latest technology features and is the pinnacle of Audi technology.
The 2015/16 Alpine Ski World Cup Season has just begun, and Audi is at the heart of it as main sponsor for the 14th time.
All-new second generation Audi R8 V10 and V10 plus models are now being delivered to customers, but Audi is not stopping there with the R8 model offering.
Audi has announced that next year, we will see the arrival of the next-generation A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback, as well as the A4 allroad.
Back in 2006, Audi AG wrote itself into the history books with victory at Le Mans. The Audi R10 TDI was the first diesel car to win one of the most difficult, demanding races in the world.
The world’s largest amateur golf tournament series, the Audi quattro Cup, brings together 53 countries, 800 tournaments, 100,000 amateur competitors and concludes with 1 world champion.
The very first Audi supercar was the brainchild of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, head of design for Auto Union (parent company for Audi and Horch)
The Audi Future Factory – words that may well conjure up images the likes of which might have in the past only been seen in a film.
2015 marks the 35th year of Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system, as well as the car that first brought it to market.
Audi’s lighter, safer, new generation R8 LMS is now being delivered to customer racing teams, with plenty of time to prepare for the 2016 GT3 season.
Built specifically for the Audi Sport TT Cup, quattro GmbH has developed the Audi TT cup, an all-new race sports car.
Audi offers a choice of five very different but equally memorable driving experiences to treat either you or another Audi enthusiast at the home of British motorsport.
Audi has given the RS 6 and RS 7 the same treatment, making them serious performance contenders.
With size and space sufficient to rival saloons, such as the Audi A8, the A7 Sportback sweeps down at the rear for a more aerodynamic appearance and sloping roofline, which is both striking and stylish.
At Jardine Motors Audi in Tamworth, our team have been working tirelessly to restore the Audi UR quattro to its former glory.