Manufacturing motors for EVs and hybrids is a very different process from making conventional engines. In this video, you’ll go inside the factory where Audi produces its EV motors, and robots and humans work in concert to transform metal, plastic, and coils of copper wire into a modern and powerful mode of propulsion.
Sharing underpinnings from the Porsche Taycan, Audi’s performance EV produces 637 hp and 612 lb-ft. of torque, launching the AWD sportback sedan from 0-to-60 in just 3.1 seconds. The RS also has a lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof, matrix LED headlights, 20-inch sport wheels, and an upgraded interior.
Audi will make just 30 of the R8 Panther. The RWD R8 coupe features sexy Panther Black crystal paint, 20″ double-spoke black and red rims, racing seats with Crimson red Nappa leather, Alcantara trim, and plenty of carbon fiber. Rocking a 532hp 5.2L V10, it launches from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 sec. with a top speed of 201 mph.
Audi presents a new sport trim for its TT 2-seaters. With a 2.0-liter turbo engine that makes 315 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque, the Coupé launches from 0-to-62 mph in 4.5 sec, and the Roadster in 4.8 sec. The cars get LED headlights, gloss black 20″ wheels, red brake calipers, black trim, Nappa leather, a 12.3″ virtual cockpit, and more.
Automaker Audi’s battery electric hatchback envisions a day when drivers spend less time driving, and the car does more of the work. Thanks to its Level-4 autonomy features, its steering wheel and pedals can retract when not needed, providing space to relax or work despite its compact size.
Audi’s pure electric crossover is expected to produce up to 350hp, with a range somewhere around 277 miles per charge. Like the recently-revealed Mustang Mach-E, it has an aerodynamic side profile with fastback looks, and is packed with the latest tech. The AWD e-tron Sportback 55 quattro can do 0-to-62 mph in 5.7 seconds.
Currently destined for Europe only, Audi’s tricked-out compact crossovers have been lowered, given wide fender flares, 20″ or 21″ sport wheels, aero, brake, and exhaust upgrades, and pack a 5-cylinder turbo engine that makes 400 hp. The RS Q3 has a traditional crossover roofline, while the Sportback is sloped more aggressively.
We love when a concept car pushes the boundaries, and the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro does just that. It’s an electric, all-wheel drive off-roader with seating for four, helicopter-like visibility, oversize tires, and a suspension that’s ready for rugged trails. Plus, its battery pack is designed to provide exceptional range for off-grid adventuring.
Audi’s very special performance wagon is finally coming to America. It’s powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8, and combined with a 48-volt hybrid system, makes 591hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, launching you and your family to 62 mph in just 3.6 sec, on its way to a 190mph top speed when fully equipped. And it sounds fantastic.
The concept version of Audi’s next all-electric car, which will be released in 2021. The e-tron GT Concept’s electric motors make 590 hp, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5s, and has a top speed of 149 mph. Its range will be roughly 250 mi, and it can charge to 80% in 20 min.
Audi’s first ever pure electric vehicle. The e-tron shares similar styling to the Q SUV series, but is decidedly more futuristic. It packs a long-range 95 kWh battery, 2 high-performance motors for AWD, and a sleek, high-tech interior. Deliveries start Q2 2019, with a $1000 reservation deposit.
With the U.S. Presidential debate’s viewership right up there with the Superbowl, Audi decided to run a commercial spot right up there with the best of them. Just like the debate, a man and woman are fighting over the ticket, but for a very different reason. Bravo, Audi. Bravo.
The new TT looks and drives better than ever, with impressive grip and cornering, a zippy 220 hp turbo 4 with 258 lb-ft. of torque, and a luxuriously appointed interior. Its cool 12.3″ “virtual cockpit” combines an instrument panel, infotainment and navigation displays in one.
The droptop version of Audi’s powerful R8 supercar lets you truly enjoy the wondrous exhaust note of this 540hp V10 beast. It can still go from 0-to-62 in 3.6s, tops out at 198mph, and offers greatly improved rigidity, road and wind noise over the previous generation.
The extended version of Audi’s big Super Bowl 50 spot is a tribute to the space program, David Bowie, our elders, and awesome sports cars all in one, as a retired astronaut is lost until he gets a chance to drive Audi’s 205mph R8 supercar. Wouldn’t we all like that chance?
Audi amps up its already bonkers RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback with “Performance” models. Both AWD cars now have a whopping 605 hp, and the ability to overboost torque from 516 to 553 lb-ft. on demand. 0-to-60? 3.7s. Now can we get the wagon here in the States?
Audi’s all-electric SUV is slated for release in 2018, and just might give the Tesla Model X a run for its money. Using three powerful motors to produce 496 hp, it can hit 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 310+ mile range, and can juice to 80% in 15 minutes. Inside, it’s packed with tech.