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    Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

    Rumors Audi product, spied test mules, and prototypes.

    1. Audi S1 and S8 Set for Paris Says Auto Motor und Sport. No Mention of S7.



      German automotive magazine Auto Motor und Sport published their own Paris preview and in that suggest that Audi plans to pull the wraps off of a new S1 and S8, S-car versions of the all-new A1 and A8. Interestingly, A,M und S makes no reference of an S7 that was suggested by a source of ours at Audi just last ...
    2. Volkswagen Group of America To Name Jonathan Browning as CEO. How Will This Effect Audi?



      With the Monday news cycle officially begun, the Volkswagen Group of America has released a media advisory confirming it will name a new CEO at the National Press Club in Washington, DC Monday morning at 11 AM.

      HERNDON, VA - Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) will announce the

      WHAT:
      appointment of its new
      ...
    3. Video: Possible Audi R4 e-tron Concept Carried by Helicopter to Top of Ski Jump



      Yesterday we relayed a report from WorldCarFans suggesting the rumor of an 'Audi R4 e-tron' roadster concept bound for Paris. While we've still not been able to confirm the rumor and the WCF report was anything but specific on how they came about the information, we are beginning to believe some truth in the matter. Why? That grainy image above.

      That shot is a quick screen-capture majorly blown up from ...
    4. More TDIs for America Says Audi Marketing Boss



      Last year there was a repositioning at Audi whereby product planning was streamlined into the marketing channel and that team reports to Audi of America marketing boss Scott Keogh since that time. Given Keogh's senior position in general we'd already expect him to know what's what when it comes to future Audi products but this change makes that ...
    5. R4 e-tron Roadster Concept for Paris Says WorldCarFans



      The website WorldCarFans is reporting that Audi plans an 'R4 e-tron Roadster' for this month's Paris Auto Show. According to the WCF story, the car may be a roadster version of the coupe (above) shown last January in Detroit.

      So What Do We Think?
      WCF is consistent at running a lot of news but isn't always right. In the past they've even run CGIs we've ...
    6. 4.0T FSI Alert: Audi's Next-Gen Wunder Engine Revealed in Bentley Press Release



      There've been any number of rumors about the engine that will power Audi's upcoming S and RS variants. We've read everything from V10 biturbo to high-rev V8 in the mags but at the end of the day we're keeping our money on the biturbo 4.0T FSI to motivate the S6, S7, S8 (likely more as 4.2 is phased out) and likely RS variants of each will be a biturbo 4.0T. An extremely senior source in Germany mentioned 4.0T to us a while back ...
    7. Lamborghini Reveals 1st of 6 Paris Auto Show Teaser Photos



      Lamborghini is proving a company of few words this week as it reveals its first of six confirmed teaser photos that hint at Sant Agata's Paris Auto Show star attraction. The only text that accompanies this image is this:

      Lamborghini. Sound and light. Paris 2010.
      Discover the way to the future of supersports cars.
      So what is it? Concept car? New production model? We're not entirely sure. ...
    8. Audi Plans A1 Sales in China, Confirms Next-Gen A1 for USA



      Audi board member Peter Schwarzenbauer chatted with Bloomberg this week about the Audi A1, the newest and smallest Audi that goes on sale in Europe this week. Initial plans for the PQ25-based Audi A1 involved just the EU but heightened demand for the car has forced a rethink in Ingolstadt.

      In regards to the ...
    9. Impressive C7 Audi A6 Renders on QARSI.de



      A selection of impressively done photoshop renders have circulated recently that, if nothing else, give an excellent suggestion of what the upcoming C7-generation Audi A6 will look like. The shots are good enough to make you wonder if they're real but they appear to be heavily based on new A8 shots sourced from the Audi.de configurator.

      Check out more at the German Audi blog QARSI.DE after the ...
    10. Audi A2 Platform Test Mule Caught in California Hot Weather Testing



      Given it's a whole new component set, smaller than the upcoming modular transverse MQB architecture, not much is known of the upcoming small car platform planned to underpin the upcoming Audi A2. Various Volkswagen-branded Up! concept cars have been shown at auto show after auto show but that's the closest we've seen of the so-called "Up-platform" until now. CAR Magazine has published spy photos of a production ...