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    Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

    Rumors Audi product, spied test mules, and prototypes.

    1. What the Heck is an Audi T-Tron? Hint: It Doesn't Have T-tops



      What you see above is called the Audi T-tron? What's a T-tron? Answer: T-tron is a (photoshop) styling exercise by Theophilus Chin whereby he's applied the greenhouse of a production Audi TT to the body of Audi's quattro Concept.

      The result is interesting in that it shows the similarity of the quattro's design to other e-tron models. When we first spied the 3/4 above we thought the car might ...
    2. Autobild Details Future Audi Models with Plenty of New Renders



      German automotive magazine Autobild has published their own intel report of new Audi models adn we've just found an English summary over at GermanCarBlog. The report is filled with renders made by our friend Larson and subjects of the report include the Audi Q3 crossover (due 2011), next-generation Audi A3 Sportback (due 2012), Audi Q1 (due 2013), Audi A2 (due 2014), ...
    3. Kacher Details 2016 Audi A8, A9 coupe and roadster, New MSB Architecture, 3.0T FSI Biturbo and More



      The latest "Deep Dive" column over on Automobile Magazine's website is exemplary of what we've come to expect from German auto journalist Georg Kacher. The piece is long-looking... 2016 A8 long-looking, and includes information of an A9 coupe and roadster.

      It probably goes without saying here but we'll revisit... Kacher is wired into the management ...
    4. Audi A8 Platform Will Underpin Bugatti Sedan Says Der Spiegel



      The German magazine Der Spiegel is reporting via its Spiegel Online website that the Bugatti Veyron will be discontinued in 2014 at which time the Volkswagen Group's most luxurious brand will shift to production of a 4-door sedan likely based on the Galibier (above and below). Interestingly, Spiegel is suggesting that the car will be based on the Audi A8 and that ...
    5. Mysterious S5 Cabriolet with RS 5 Nose Spotted at Audi Forum Ingolstadt



      Check out these images of an S5 Cabriolet we've found over at Audiblog.nl. The car appears to be a stock Ibis White S5 Cabriolet with 20-inch wheel option other than what appears to be an OEM front fascia from the RS 5.

      There's no actual confirmation that the piece is the RS 5 piece or something new from Audi but we're guessing it is the stock RS piece. Knowing though is interesting because ...
    6. B8 Audi RS 4 Dead But C7 RS 6 Coming Says Car & Driver German Correspondent Jens Meiners



      There are a couple of German journalists who've become quite prolific thanks to their usually accurate early reads on moves by the German manufacturers. We usually plug Georg Kacher as the Grand Poobah of that particular Water Buffalo club and C&D's Jens Meiners is definitely an honorary member. So when Jens filed a story over on caranddriver.com this ...
    7. Next-Generation Audi RS 6 Render from Theophilus Chin



      Theophilus Chin is at it again with another C7 render, this time the next Audi RS 6. From the looks of it Chin added silver mirrors and honeycomb grille to the C7, and from there pulled styling cues such as the chin, box flares and tri-five alloys straight from the current C6-generation RS 6.

      Chin's got two images on his website (linked below), including a rear shot that appears to have a lower ...
    8. US-Spec(ish) Audi A4 allroad Caught Testing Stateside



      Road and Track Magazine has published photos of an A4 allroad (not the one above) caught winter testing in the States. R&T points out the US-spec bits on the car such as the amber corner markers and US plate holder at the front. They also confirm the car had a speedo in miles rather than metric. The magazine says an A4 allroad is coming and that it will likely ...
    9. Porsche Named Winner in Development Bid Versus Audi within VAG Says Automotive News



      If you're as fascinated by internal development of product at Audi and its Volkswagen Group parent then you'll likely not want to miss this blog post (linked below) we've found over at Automotive News Europe.

      From the sounds of the piece, Audi and Porsche had both lobbied for developmental control of sports cars and big luxury cars. According to the report, the decision was made by Volkswagen ...
    10. Next-Generation Audi RS 6 Render from GTSpirit.com



      We've found a collection of cool renders of what an RS 6 based on the C7 Audi A6 revealed last week. Audi themselves have made no hint of details about the next RS 6 but these renders are cool to imagine. The artist took the lower chin spoiler with silver accents from the recently introduced RS 3 Sportback. We're not sure if that chin will carry over or not but we doubt the wheel choice from ...