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    Video: Smart ED ready for high-horsepower Mustang on city drag strip

    Hey, all you fans of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, where will you ever use that 204 mile per hour top speed? Probably not in very many places, and Smart would kindly like to remind you that, "Top speed means nothing in the city." That's the tagline for a new ad for the all-electric Smart ...

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    Official: Audi readies sales of new fuel-efficient A4, A5 and A6 models

    As diesels continue to account for a minority of cars sold by Audi in the US, the German automaker and Volkswagen unit continues to expand its diesel models in Europe for the sake of fuel efficiency. Early this year, Audi will debut its new A4, A5 and A6 variants in Europe as part of what it ...

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    Report: Audi to equip all Chinese-made vehicles with mild hybrid tech starting in 2012

    According to Dominique Boesch, general manager of FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company's Audi sales division, German automaker Audi will equip all of its Chinese-made vehicles with mild hybrid technology starting in 2012. If true, then Audi will become the only automaker to make stop-start ...

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    Details emerge on new Audi A5 e-tron quattro plug-in

    Audi A5 e-tron prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi is backing up its goal of dominating the premium electric vehicle segment by 2020 with a new e-tron prototype. This plug-in hybrid, based on the A5 Coupe, is packed with all the technological wizardry you would expect ...

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    Challenge Bibendum: Audi's E100-capable A5 can get to 25 mpg and 146 mph

    E100-capable Audi A5 prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we saw an Audi A5 quattro with the words "Ethanol E100" at the Challenge Bibendum in Rio de Janiero recently, we knew it was something unusual. It was so different, in fact, that it's taken Audi PR until today to ...

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    Audi A4, A5 and Q5 all get eight-speed transmission for 2011, Q5 gets 2.0T

    For the 2011 model year, many of Audi's B8 platform vehicles with all-wheel-drive will join the Q7 in getting a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The quattro-equipped A4 sedan, A5 coupe and Q5 crossover with the 2.0-liter TFSI inline-four will all swap a six-speed for the new transmission. ...

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    Audi shows off lightweight aluminum/carbon fiber A5 prototype

    Audi Aluminum A5 Coupe Prototype - Click above for high-res image
    As much as we like the Audi A5 with it's lovely lines and proportions and good driving dynamics, we have to admit that it's a bit porky. The lightest version currently available in the U.S. market is the 3.2-liter V6 quattro at ...

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    Audi A3 1.6 TDI shines during opening stages of efficiency challenge, scores 78.4 mpg (US)!

    Audi A3 1.6 TDI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi has kicked off its latest efficiency marathon in northern Norway this week with a fleet of A3, A4, A5, Q7 and TT models to demonstrate what they can do in the real world. Leading the pack in terms of minimal fuel consumption is the new ...

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    Euro NCAP finds small cars offer plenty of protection

    Europe's crash testing authority, Euro NCAP, has published a series of new tests that includes the latest small and fuel efficient models offered there. The top scorers in the small car segment, with five star results, were the Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and Kia Soul. The Audi Q5 and the Peugeot 3008 ...

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    Audi ups entry diesel powertrain for the 44 mpg A5 coupe

    Audi has decided to launch a new diesel base engine for the A5 coupé in European market: a 2.0-liter 170hp variant, using common-rail injection technology, that can be used with either FWD or the Quattro all-wheel drive setup. With the front-wheel configuration, the A5 manages to burn 5.3 ...

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    In the AutoblogGreen Garage: Audi A5 3.0 TDI 6MT

    Click for a high res gallery of the Audi A5 TDI
    In spite of some recent hiccups with plans by other manufacturers to introduce new diesel models in the U.S. market (see here), Audi is one company that at least publicly remains fully committed to oil burners. During the recently completed Audi ...

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    Audi A5 test mules driving reports

    Germancarblog has posted on Fortitude's test drives of Audi A5 test mules that combine two greener driving technologies: ethanol and start/stop. The test with ethanol involved a modified 2.0 T engine. Using an E85 powertrain and the biofuel, emissions were qualified as "75% better" than from the ...

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    Take a look at Audi's current green efforts

    We'll relay the information in this article on Auto 123 in the ever-popular backwards-first method of news reporting. That article ends this way: "Further down the road, as oil reserves become exhausted, bigger and better solutions will be needed." While that may seem obvious, another point worth ...


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