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    1. 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 ...
    2. Bloomberg Story Offers Industry Analyst Take on Audi and Volkswagen Group's Upcoming MQB Architecture



      Just one year after the debut of the A3 Concept that revealed Audi's plans for an A3 sedan, Ingolstadt will launch the first production version (a 3-door) of the all-new A3, again at the Geneva Motor ...
    3. Wolfsgart 2011 Coverage at Audiworld



      One of the great things about the summer season is the widespread presence of niche shows in remote locales around the country. For those looking for German car enthusiast shows in New England, take note of the most recent event report from the editors of Audiworld. We've never heard of Wolfsgart held in Essex Jnunction, VT though after perusing the photo galleries from the event (after the jump below), we definitely ...
    4. "TDI" Badge Not So Audi Exclusive Says European Court



      According to Autobild via Autoblog.com, Audi (and parent company the Volkswagen Group) have lost a judgement in a European Union court based in Luxembourg whereby the company attempted to tradmark the term 'TDI'.

      Both Audi and Volkswagen have used the TDI tradmark for years and it's become synonymous with the German marques, particularly ...
    5. More Photos Added from Worthersee



      We've just added more photos from the Worthersee Treffen going on over in Austria this week. Just one week ahead of Le Mans on this year's calendar, Worthersee represents the world's largest gathering of enthusiasts of the Volkswagen Group and brands like Audi. Even better, Audi and group siblings Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda all take part, including reveals this year that encompassed everything from ...
    6. Audi Releases First Drawings of Q3 Ahead of Shanghai Motor Show Debut



      Audi released several drawings today of its upcoming Q3 crossover. Based on Audi and the Volkswagen Group's transverse A architecture much like the A3 and TT and will be built at the Martorell Spain plant currently utilized by SEAT. Sources inside Audi have told us that the Q3 will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month alongside an e-tron version of the A3 sedan shown in concept form in Geneva. ...
    7. Audi, Porsche, VW Crossovers Could Be Built in Chattanooga Says Kacher, Including Audi Q6



      Audi AG CEO Rupert Stadler raised a few eyebrows at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January when he confirmed that Audi was still very much considering a North American production point. Just how this manifests itself remains to be seen, but Automobile's Georg Kacher thinks he may have an idea... at least in part.

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    8. AutoCar Blogger Identifies How Auto Design Got So Boxy with Analysis of Audi 50



      Anyone familiar with the late 70s and early 80s designs coming from Audi and other manufacturers at the time would not be surprised to hear the word "boxy" used as a descriptor. At a certain point in the early to mid 1970s, styling houses like Bertone (believed involved in the design of the Audi 50) and Giugiaro (responsible for the ...
    9. Find of the Day: 1979 Iltis Type 183 "Ur-ur quattro" on Phoenix, AZ Craigslist



      Given we were so captivated by Audi Tradition's Volkswagen Iltis we tested recently in Mont Tremblant , we ran a quick search for examples of the Jeep currently for sale. Result: We found just one after a quick search of the usual places. Like we said... rare, but not impossible to find.

      This standard issue army green example has been listed on the Phoenix area Craigslist. It's a '79 ...
    10. Photo Gallery: 2011 Qatar Motor Show



      We've just added a photo gallery of the Audi stand and stands from other Volkswagen Group brand (Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Volkswagen) presented this week at the Qatar Motor Show. As you can see from the pics, Audi showed its red version of the e-tron Spyder concept along with the new A6. Nothing all-new was shown.

      Much was the same for its VAG siblings with the exception ...
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