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Audi Autonomous Cars Get Green Light: Lookout, California!

Google made headlines and struck fear and awe in the hearts of Californians when it received a permit to test autonomous vehicles in the state. Audi autonomous cars will now be on the roads alone, too, as they have been given the green light to test their own versions of driverless cars in California. Audi’s permit in California will allow them to test their driverless automobiles on the roadways. The brand has already been testing its wares in Europe and a couple of other states in the U.S., but California is where the Audi Electronics Research Lab is located, making … Continue reading

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The Audi R8 LMX Has Laser Beams: Checkmate BMW?

Now the BMW i8 will not be the only exotic sports car with lasers. The Audi R8 LMX is getting laser high beams. This will make the limited edition Audi R8 a smidge cooler than it already was and will be the first production model fitted with laser high beams, according to the brand. Likely due to the production timelines for each company and which model will be officially released first. While it is a bit unclear which company had what laser in production form first, one thing is crystal clear: laser beams on cars is awesome. Should Audi beat … Continue reading

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Audi Investing Billions for New Lineup

Word on the street is that luxury carmaker Audi is poised to invest billions in its next-generation of vehicles. And by billions we mean around $30 billion over the next five years. The results will certainly be exciting and full of unexpected futuristic powertrain surprises! With the competition gearing up in performance, powertrain options, looks and technology, it comes as little shock that Audi is willing to invest in its future. The investment could also aid in the company’s goal to enjoy 2 million annual sales by 2020…which seems a bit insane, but kudos for having the drive. It also … Continue reading

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Look Out, Siri! Audi and Google are Teaming Up

The battle between tech tycoons Apple and Google rages on, and now Google is taking aim at Siri, the disembodied voice that Apple users have grown to love. Because Apple has partnerships with around nine automotive companies to integrate their iOS devices, Google has now paired up with Audi to unleash a direct threat to Siri in the form of Google’s Android operating systems in new Audi cars. Which will be better, Apple iOS devices linking to infotainment systems or Google Android software coming with new cars? Oh how far we have come from pulling off the lot with a … Continue reading

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Audi Cylinder on Demand Option Offers Greener Power

Audi is joining the ranks of companies offering cylinder deactivation options. With its Cylinder on Demand (COD) feature, fuel economy is improved by up to 20% when deployed. The Audi Cylinder on Demand system can improve fuel economy by up to 20 percent compared to fully active mode. The company will release the COD system in three of its gasoline engines, including the following: The 1.4-liter TFSI COD 4-cylinder, the 4.0-liter TFSI COD 6-cylinder and the W12 COD 12-cylinder of the latest Audi A8 L. How it works The Audi COD system deactivates about half of the operating cylinders by … Continue reading

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Want to Know More About Your Audi? Audi eKurzinfo App

Technology is everywhere. It is increasingly incorporated into our lives in unexpected places, like automobiles. While technology certainly makes our lives more streamlined, it can be frustrating for some to adjust. Audi has introduced an application that can assist with those issues! The Audi eKurzinfo app serves to replace that bulky user’s manual. Gone are the days of frantically flipping through a car manual searching for an answer. The Audi eKurzinfo will be available for the following models: The A1, A3 and S3 from 2012 forward. This is such a simple idea, I think all vehicles should come with a … Continue reading

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Meet the 2014 Audi R8 Lineup

The next generation of the Audi R8 is here, holding true to form with minimal styling changes. The tweaks for the new lineup are barely noticeable, lurking mostly in the power and performance arenas. Exterior alterations were kept at revised LED lighting, rounded exhaust pipes and revised bumpers. New trim options will be available for the cabin. The R8 still snags hearts with that oversized greenhouse and dazzling shape. The 2014 Audi R8 lineup at a glance:  The Audi R8 V8 coupe base model: Starting price of $114,000 The same 4.2-liter V8 engine delivering 430 horses Manual transmission with optional … Continue reading

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Audi Drivers Get Upper Hand in Parking

Living in the city has its perks and its pains–like parking. Audi drivers now have an advantage to help them locate available parking thanks to a new Audi parking feature. The feature links its built-in navigation system to the information made available from participating parking garages to inform drivers of open spots. Genius! The amount of information being made available from public parking structures continues to rise, making it ideal to link the technology directly to vehicles. This technology will reduce the overall stress of wasting time, money and fuel searching for parking in crowded areas, and will likely be … Continue reading

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The Audi Q5 Luxury SUV Has It All

Sales are looking good for the 2013 Audi Q5 luxury SUV. This sleek vehicle offers an outstanding blend of design, power and comfort that is unparalleled by others in its class. Perhaps it will join our fleet of Audi rentals in the future! Design The Audi Q5 looks sporty and aggressive with its shapely body and pronounced grille. Curved bands of LED lighting wrap completely around each headlamp and tail light, giving a distinctive new look. Audi’s use of LED lighting has often been mimicked, making them a trendsetter in this arena. The Audi Q5 does not seem overly large, … Continue reading

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2014 Audi R8 Starts at $114,900

After skipping a 2013 model year, the 2014 Audi R8 is back with a new look and attitude. The new R8 packs an even greater adrenaline rush with high-performance upgrades and a higher price to match them! In sleek V8 coupe form, the Audi R8 will skim a mere $114,900 from the old savings account. Note: That is just the starting price, without fancy add-ons, the $1,250 destination fee or the lofty $3,000 gas-guzzler tax…gulp. After taking a year off, the 2014 Audi R8 supercar is back in full effect with more power and more options Since the debut of … Continue reading

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