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    1. Could Mid-Engine Audi R5 Be on Again? Kacher Deep Dive on VAG Platform Sets Suggests It Is.



      On again. Off again. On again. Off again. When last we heard intel on the much-rumored and much-lusted-for mid-engine Audi R5 (rendered above and proposed baby brother to the R8), the project was dead... done... kaput. Now the often extremely well connected Georg Kacher has published his latest Deep Dive column in Automobile Magazine and the piece says otherwise. ...
    2. RS 3 Mashup by Theophilus Chin



      Here's an interesting take on the next-generation (MQB) RS 3 as rendered by Theophilus Chin. This image, based on a 3-door A3, takes elements from the recent Audi RS Q3 Concept and less recent Audi A1 quattro to make for one very mean-looking render. We love what we see here.

      So How Accurate Is It?
      From our experience with Audi, this isn't very accurate... no matter how cool we think ...
    3. Proposed Audi R8 Baby Brother, Rumored R4 or R5 Model Not Green Lighted



      More bad news for proponents of radical growth of Audi's sports car lineup - the proposed "little brother to the Audi R8" has been cancelled according to a highly placed source at Audi AG. Apparently when company directors looked into the feasibility it was determined that there just wasn't enough room for a car to be placed between the top TT RS and the base R8. ...
    4. More Audi A3 PR Photos Added to Geneva 2012 Gallery



      In case you missed it we ran all of the Audi PR text materials earlier this evening right as the car was launched. We've finally had a chance to get back to the hotel room here in Geneva and format/upload all of the other remaining release photography. Below is a link to both the press release and the photo gallery. Enjoy.

      Audi A3 Press Release

      Audi ...
    5. Leaked Official Photo of New Audi A3? Sure Looks Like It!



      We're getting close to the Geneva Auto Show. In case you'd seen the photo blasts of the new Audi RS 4 and the TT RS plus and hadn't done the math, it's messaging time in these weeks ahead of the main event that first week of March. It's always a game to guess which reveals will come ahead of time and which ones will be saved until that first press day (or perhaps the Volkswagen Group reveal). Still, we'd bet our money it'll be ...
    6. Audi A3 Mule Spied Practically Undisguised in Spain



      As the new MQB-based Audi A3 moves toward its Geneva Motor Show debut, miles are still be ing logged on A3 test mules. This particular one, practically undisguised with the exception of some masking around the lighting elements, was caught driving down public roads in Spain. Thanks Kiky for the eagle eye, snapping a quick photo and sharing it with us. Expect full coverage of the Geneva Auto Show debut of the new A3 in early March. ...
    7. Volkswagen Group Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) Architecture Revealed This Week



      As most Audi fans are aware, a new generation of A3 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Those in the know also probably know that the A3 and other Audi models with transverse engines like the TT and eventually the A1 will move to a new modular transverse matrix dubbed MQB.

      If MQB sounds similar to Audi's already employed MLB (modular longitudinal matrix) that underpins or will underpin nearly every ...
    8. Details on New MQB Audi A3 Bound for Geneva Motor Show Debut



      Earlier today we posted a story about leaked Audi Geneva Motor Show plans though that story had the RS 4 in the headline. Another notable model from the leaked document that confirmed this news (seen below) also confirms information about the expected launch of the new A3 (seen in spy photos above).

      ...
    9. Spied: Believed Third Gen Audi TT Mule Surfaces



      Near as we can tell, what you see here are the first known photos of a TT test mule. The car, obviously wearing bodywork of the current car, was caught testing in Spain albeit from a distance and shot on 1900s era camera phone judging on the graininess. Still, the shots (and there are many so follow the link) capture the car from several angles.

      Granted, the bodywork is pretty much current TT so some might argue ...
    10. Photo Gallery: Pics of Audi from CES 2012



      We've got a load more information to run likely tonight and throughout the rest of the week but we wanted to get our photos from our first day at CES up for your enjoyment. When perusing the collection make sure to check out the shots of the production interior for the upcoming MQB Audi A3, shots of a new 4G Audi connect running in an A7 and photos of a groundbreaking new heads up display from ...
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