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    Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

    Rumors Audi product, spied test mules, and prototypes.

    1. Alabama Raises Hand as Audi Says US Factory



      Hot on the heels of the Automotive News story about a potential American Audi factory come several pieces by pro-Alabama publications suggesting 'Bama may be prime country for an Audi facility. One of the more informative pieces from AL.com particularly grabbed our attention.

      As it turns out, Audi sister brand Volkswagen seriously considered a location in Huntsville, AL before choosing its current Chattanooga location. ...
    2. Audi Confirms US Production Plant Says Automotive News



      Automotive News is claiming to have an exclusive in their confirmation this weekend that Audi now plans to build a plant in the USA. "It is totally clear that we need new production capacity in the USA. The only question is when." said company CEO Rupert Stadler in an interview.

      A second source of AN also told the publication that a second plant bbuilding engines and transmissions in North ...
    3. US-Spec Audi S6 Test Mule Spied, Pics at Car & Driver



      It's not that S6 mules haven't been seen before. They have. Still, one spotted on US soil in US trim is another matter entirely. Looking much like an A6 S-line save for the quad tailpipes, we're guessing this navy blue mule didn't even stick out much in traffic. After all, dealers are receiving their demo A6s already. Fortunatley, photographer Jeremy Kupfer was eagle eyed and ...
    4. Kacher's German Intel Via Autobild: R5, R5 Sportback, A9 and More



      We've spoken enough good about Georg Kacher and his authority on far-reaching intel to perhaps look like a bunch of fanboys of the German/Anglo motor journalist. Fact is, Kacher's got contacts at the highest levels in the board of Audi and other German manufacturers so he usually knows what's what. And even though it may be so far out that it's subject to change, ...
    5. Audi A4 Avant Facelift Test Mule Spied



      Some blurry shots of a facelifted Audi A4 Avant have surfaced revealing some of the expected facelift changes due later this year and due to go on sale for the 2013 model year. Most of the changes are expected to make the B8 consistent with the latest A6, including general shape of the headlights, hexagonal taillights and more.

      When it comes to Avant, things are expected ...
    6. Audi Q5: Photo of Virtual OE+ Project Car by Fourtitude Editors



      About a month ago, we were debating what or what not to next add to our Four Seasons Test garage and the Q5 was one vehicle solidly in our crosshairs. After seeing spy photos of a Q5 with the European market Off Road Package (also available through Audi Accessories for the USA we hear) testing at the Nurburgring with Porsche engineers doing early work on the upcoming Cajun, Audi's crossover was really on our radar. Lowered, with large ...
    7. quattro GmbH Builds Stomping Audi Q3 2.5 TFSI with TT RS / RS 3 Engine


      For those keeping track, the presence of quattro GmBh boss Stefan Reil at the Zurich launch of the Audi Q3 last week was a bit of a puzzler. The German executive was quoted in a story about the production determination of the quattro Concept for an article on Edmunds Inside Line, but also very interesting is why Audi's high performance boss would be at the launch of a 4-cylinder crossover.

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    8. quattro Concept Production Decision Due by September Says quattro GmbH Boss



      Edmunds.com European contributor Alistair Weaver is on location in Zurich this week for the launch of the Audi Q3 and came up with some interesting news. According to Weaver, quattro GmbH boss Stefan Reil revealed that while the decision whether or not to produce the quattro Concept decision has yet to be made, the final outcome is expected to be known ...
    9. Audi Builds 2.5T FSI Q3 Prototype, Could Lead to Q3 RS.



      At the same time European journalists are getting their first sample of the all-new Q3 in Switzerland and full production is beginning in Martorell, Spain, news is slipping out that the marque from Ingolstadt could be planning a potent RS version of the small crossover.

      Power for the engine would come from the same 2.5 TFSI 5-cylinder found ...
    10. Breaking: Audi 3.0T Could Switch to Turbo Says Kacher



      We've said it before and will say it again. Georg Kacher knows his $h*t. We like to think we're well informed in these pages and that level of knowledge constantly confirms to us that Kacher is even better in-the-know. The German auto journalist who contributes to CAR and Automobile ...
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