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    Official: Audi says 'not so fast,' Tesla lovers, attacks Model S success story *UPDATE
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    The automotive industry is full of rivalries, from Ferrari versus Lamborghini to Ford's recent war on the Toyota Prius. Audi must be feeling the electric heat of Tesla's recent success, because the German automaker has put out a press release with one single message: Hey, let's not love on Tesla ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid
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    Diesel Versus Electrons Debate Continues When it comes to the hybrid market, we assume – as most of you probably do as well – that the United States is at the top of the list to get whatever hybrid models an automaker builds. That vision is apparently altering for the Germans, ...

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    Report: Audi delaying A6 hybrid and diesel models, A8 hybrid
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    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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    Official: Audi spills the beans on production A8 Hybrid
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    Diesel-lovin' Audi is slowly, slowly coming to grips with this whole hybrid thing. Earlier this year, the "We're not against hybrids" automaker finally gave out some real information about its hybrid Q5 (after years of teases and killing the program once), and we saw the A6 hybrid at the ...

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    Geneva 2010: Audi A8 Hybrid a concept in name only
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    Audi A8 Hybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the Them's Big Words department, Audi is calling its A8 Hybrid "the efficiency standard." And it's not exactly untrue since the top-of-the-peak, 211-horsepower 2.0-liter sedan boosted by a 45-hp electric motor has more power ...

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    Geneva 2010: Audi shows off A8 Hybrid 'design study'
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    Audi A8 Hybrid design study – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In addition to the interesting electrified A1 e-tron concept, Audi is also showing off a hybridized version of its range-topping A8 sedan at this year's Geneva Motor Show that it claims offers V6 power levels with ...

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    Report: Eight-speed transmissions to proliferate through Audi lineup
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    How many gears are enough? While it seems that six-speed automatic transmissions are just now becoming the de facto standard in most circles, Mercedes-Benz has been working with seven ratios for a while now and Lexus did its German rival one better by designing its own eight-speed. Not content to ...

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    Autocar samples 2011 Audi A8 TDI, 35.6 mpg (U.S.)
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    2011 Audi A8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi is about to thrust its new flagship A8 sedan upon the world but UK magazine Autocar has already had a chance to sample one. At launch, the all-wheel-drive sedan will have three engine options: a pair of 4.2-liter V8s in gas and ...

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    Audi taking their latest generation engines to the Chinese market
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    Audi has decided to launch some of their more advanced and efficient engines in the Chinese market. At an Audi Green Olympics Initiative event in Shanghai, the company announced the addition of the 2.8L FSI V-6 to the A6L and the A8. In the big A8, the 2.8L is rated at 28.3 mpg (US) which is pretty ...

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    Big and green(ish): The Audi A8
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    Audi is launching a new TFSI engine in the A8 benemoth sedan car to compete with the other "eco" (let's just say less polluting) boats such as the Lexus LS 600h or even the BMW 7 Hydrogen (ahem). For only 61,000 EUR (around 80,000 USD) you can buy one of these in Germany.The model, mated to a V6 ...

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    Check out the Audi A8 TDi at the C40 Climate Summit in New York
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    The main story of the source article here is the Shell Synfuel, "a gas-to-liquid propellant manufactured from natural gas that's entirely free from sulphur and aromatics. When burned, Synfuel produces 35 per cent less soot, 93 per cent less carbon monoxide, nine per cent less nitrogen oxides and ...

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    Audi SynFuel driving World Economic Forum
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    Audi's Ingolstadt brand, which is providing the chauffeur service at the World Economic Forum (WEF), is running part of its Audi A8 fleet on emissions-friendly SynFuel diesel fuel. SynFuel, which is produced synthetically from natural gas, is crystal-clear and free of sulphur and aromatics. ...

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    Using aluminum to create lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles
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    Graphic: New York TimesThe use of aluminum in automobiles is by no means ground-breaking news. Sixteen years ago Honda pioneered the first all-aluminum unibodied mass-produced vehicle with the NSX. Since then we've seen automakers turn to aluminum to reduce the weight of drivetrain components, body ...

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