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    Official: Audi says new 48 volt micro-hybrid system improves fuel economy, paves way for electrification

    Most cars use a 12-volt system to power their electrical components. But, with more and more electric bits and bobs being added to new vehicles, a dozen volts is looking a bit weak these days. In fact, Audi says that standard 12-volt systems are being stretched "to their very limits." Enter 48 ...

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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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    Exclusive: Driving Audi's TDI wonder from LA to NY in search of the recordbooks [w/videos]

    Driving Cross-Country On Clean Diesel To Prove The EPA Wrong There is no wrong way to cross the continental US. Many people fly, countless drive. The hardcore walk or bike. Horses, motorcycles and hot air balloons? Do what you've got to do. But what if you don't really have to cross? What if ...

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    Exclusive: Audi TDI Truth in 48 drives us from LA to NYC in mpg efficiency run

    "Nice ons." "Fuel cut." "Surf drafting." There are certain phrases that, when you hear them, you know you've not at your average automotive event. In fact, the drive we're setting out on today is something that has never been done before: taking three 2014 Audi TDI vehicles – a Q5, an A7 ...

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    Beijing: Audi tries hand at luxury PHEVs with A6 L e-tron concept

    Audi has finally spread its plug-in hybrid technology to the A6 L. The German automaker unveiled the A6 L e-Tron technology study on Monday at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, complete with an all-electric driving range of nearly 50 miles at 37 mph. Liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries power the ...

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    Report: Audi delaying A6 hybrid and diesel models, A8 hybrid

    Audi may claim that it's "not against hybrids," but it's certainly not hugely in favor of them, either. Any potential buyer of a hybrid version of the A6 or the A8, for example, had better get ready to wait a bit, because Audi wants to "minimize lineup complexity." So much for all this. The ...

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    Report: Hybrid Audi A6 coming to the U.S.

    Officially, Audi hasn't confirmed whether or not A6 hybrid will be sold in the U.S., but Car and Driver says that, almost without a doubt, the gas-electric sedan will make its way to the States in 2012. C/D cites the fact that Audi admitted the hybrid powertrain will only be offered in the sedan ...

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    Report: Audi A6 Hybrid not coming until 2015?

    201? Audi A6 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At last week's Detroit Auto Show, Audi unveiled the 2012 A6, and trotted out a hybrid variant capable of achieving 38 miles per gallon and running up to 62 miles per hour on electricity alone. So when can we buy one? Audi isn't ...

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    Detroit 2011: Audi A6 Hybrid is Teutonic efficiency

    2011 Audi A6 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While we have already met the 2012 Audi A6, we weren't clear on what the A6 Hybrid would look like. As it turns out, we had a pretty solid idea, as Audi officials say they have gone out of their way to keep it aesthetically true ...

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    The Audi diet: Automaker wants to slash weight from entire lineup

    Audi Quattro Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi makes some blazingly fast automobiles. If you need proof, spend some seat time in vehicles like the RS6 or the R8. They make it look like producing autos with plenty of kick is a piece of cake for Audi. Making that same ...

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    Report: Audi adding A6 hybrid by late 2012

    2009 Audi A6 3.0T –Click above for high-res Image gallery
    It's beginning to look like the third hybrid model in the Audi lineup will be the next-generation A6, expected to debut in 2011. Audi has already confirmed that it will launch a Q5 hybrid in production late this year. At the Geneva ...

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    Audi tries again to convert Chinese to diesels with new A6L TDI

    One of the star vehicles sold by the VW group in China is the Audi A6L, a longer wheelbase version of the popular A6 sedan. The hot seller moved 8,440 units last July. Now, the German company has decided to offer the A6L with one of the company's famous TDI diesel engines: the 2.7-liter TDI that ...


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