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Der ChicWagen: Audi’s New A5/S5 Sportback

Despite dire warnings that the sedan is about to experience a slow and grisly demise, der Technikers at Audi announced today that they will be crafting a new five-door liftback from their swoopy A5 coupe, the most interesting of which is the S5 Sportback. Styling is typical Audi fare, employing …

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2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Review – Nothing To Do But Pick Nits

It’s the new version of an always desirable German luxury sports sedan. Shocker: it’s good. Though the 2017 Audi A4 looks like a carbon copy of the 2016 model, it’s a new car with a new platform, new dimensions, new interior, and a revamped powertrain. The A4’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder …

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Audi Saves the Manuals (for Luxury Segment Bragging Rights)

The dwindling supply of new vehicles offering a row-your-own driving experience spurs fewer tears than before, but the three-pedal setup isn’t dead yet. In fact, offering a manual transmission is still worthy of boasting about through official channels. As it rolls out the 2017 A4, Audi wants you to know …

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Audi CEO Could Be in the Clear after Emissions Probe Grilling

Despite witnesses claiming Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was involved in the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the law firm investigating the company has reportedly found no evidence to support the claim. According to company sources, U.S. law firm Jones Day found nothing that suggests the company chairman had any prior knowledge of …

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Audi Tech Boss Leaves Company as Heat Rises on Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn

After German media reported his suspension last week, Audi announced today technical development boss Stefan Knirsch is stepping down and leaving the automaker. The executive, who sat on Audi’s management board, found himself caught up in the investigation surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. Meanwhile, a German newspaper claims that newly …

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The Wild and Wacky World of Walter Treser’s Audi-Based Creations

Who built the first 250-horsepower Quattro? The first turbocharged German wagon? The first long-wheelbase Audi with all-wheel drive? The first all-wheel-drive convertible? The first off-road-inspired Audi? The first aluminum space-frame car? The first mid-engine car with Volkswagen’s Audi Group underpinnings? Not Audi. They all came from the mind of one …

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