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2014 Audi RS7 [w/video]

<i>Stunning Sportback Gets The Performance To Match</i><p>Saying the 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback is not as good as the not-for-North-America Audi RS6 Avant we recently tested is a bit like saying one more strip of crispy bacon would make our Waffle House All-Star Special breakfast even more special. The RS7 goes …

1. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Arguably the most significant new-car introduction for 2014 (at least from an enthusiast’s standpoint) brings a hallowed name back to an iconic American sports car. Coming in coupe and convertible versions, the Corvette Stingray is completely redesigned with an all-new chassis and mechanicals …

The Hottest New Cars For 2014

With the debilitating effects of the economic crisis firmly in the nation’s rearview mirror and new-car sales firing on all cylinders, the 2014 model year is serving up an engaging array of new and fully redesigned models, ranging from family sedans and plush luxury cars to hot sport coupes and …

Edmunds.com sues company for fake reviews of car dealerships

Auto-information website Edmunds.com sued a company that allegedly posted more than 60 fake reviews of car dealers.<p>Santa Monica-based Edmunds screens every review consumers post on its website, and in early February, the moderators began noticing a pattern among reviews of about two dozen dealers. …

Audi Canada surprises out-of-warranty owners in a good way

One of the worst parts about going to a dealership is sitting around waiting for the courtesy shuttle to show up and transport a group of strangers to their places of work or homes. Well, Audi of Canada found a nice way to surprise customers who brought their out-of-warranty vehicles in for a …

Audi to blitz 1.5M sales goal two years ahead of schedule

Audi doesn't seem to be having any trouble of hitting its relatively audacious sales goal of two million units by 2020 – it's already on pace to eclipse 1.5 million sales two years ahead of schedule. According to <i>Reuters</i>, the Volkswagen-owned brand rode a wave of sales in China and the US to pace …

2013 Audi Allroad 2.0T Arrival

A Year With The Four-Ring Wagon That Thinks Its an SUV<p>The appeal of an SUV is not lost on me. I’ve owned a bunch, including models from GMC, Land Rover, and Jeep. The “smallest” of them was my Wrangler, but even then I enjoyed sitting tall in the saddle, a reassuring bulk of truck-bred steel …

2013 Audi S4 First Test

With a Quickness<p>You know how this goes. <i>Motor Trend</i> is testing an Audi, which means I’m going to hit on three things: It’s fast, the steering feels awful, and the MMI infotainment controller spins backwards. Why? Because Audi has a formula that works very, very well and applies it across the line, …

2014 Audi A8 L TDI First Test

Downsizing Done Right<p>The 2014 Audi A8 L TDI is the newest luxury sedan powered by a six-cylinder instead of an eight, more proof that the engine downsizing trend is hitting all segments. At first, it’s odd to find something smaller than a V-8 or a mighty W-12 under the A8’s hood, but this is the …

Audi “It Couldn’t Be Done” Commercial: How Could They? – Feature

When I critique car commercials, it’s important that I remain objective and not be influenced by my feelings about the vehicle itself or the company that makes it. That said, I’ve long been a fan of Audi products and their marketing. In fact, two of my all-time favorite commercialsare Audi spots: …

Audi Releases Pricing, EPA Info for 2014 A6, A7, and Q5 TDI Diesel Models

The diesel-powered Audi TDI models are coming!<p>Audi has slowly but surely been adding more and more models that offer TDI diesel power over the past few years, and the 2014 A6, A7, and Q5 are the lastest four-ringers to gain the option. Now, pricing and fuel-economy info for the three models have …

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Apple Announces 'iOS in the Car' Phone-to-Car Integration for iOS 7

Today, Apple made a big announcement at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC): a new, automotive-specific feature of the new iOS 7 mobile operating system. The feature, which Apple is calling iOS in the Car, links the iPhone to a car’s infotainment screen. But this is no mere Bluetooth …

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Audi R&D Chief Wolfgang Dürheimer Talks Electrics and Hydrogen

At a recent event in Germany, Audi’s head of R&D Wolfgang Dürheimer said that a car needs to perform in everyday circumstances. While that appears on the surface to be relatively obvious, it was his follow-up remark that set up his agenda with regards to alternative energies. “I don’t see that with …

Audi Dismisses Head of R&D Wolfgang Dürheimer

Everything seemed to be on track for Audi to enjoy a perfect weekend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That was before word spread that the brand had fired its head of R&D, Wolfgang Dürheimer. The story was broken by German magazine <i>Der Spiegel</i> and has been corroborated by several high-ranking Volkswagen …

Audi Opens First e-gas Synthetic Fuel Production Facility

Audi’s e-gas production facility in Werlte, Germany.<p>We aren’t chemistry majors, but stick with us, as this is awfully interesting: Audi has opened a power-to-gas facility that is a practical shot at sustainability. It’s a two-step process that starts with electrolysis, using surplus green …

2015 Audi A8 Can Spot Animals; Not Coming Stateside With Matrix LEDs

Audi demonstrates its Matrix LED headlamps, which will debut on the 2015 A8—except in the U.S., where such technology is illegal.<p>While Audi’s flagship sedan boasts night-vision cameras and a strong aluminum frame, nothing helped the A8’s safety record more than a big crash with a very handsome man …

2014 Audi RS7

The Audi A7 in its most awesome form.<p>Yes, it’s real. The engineers at Quattro in Neckarsulm, Germany, have slotted a ridiculously powerful, twin-turbocharged V-8 into the Audi A7 and birthed nothing less than a five-door supercar. That model, the RS7, will bully its way onto American shores later …