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    Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

    Rumors Audi product, spied test mules, and prototypes.

    1. Next-Gen Audi A6 Test Mule Caught Hot Weather Testing



      Check out the photo we've just found over on Spyshots.nl depicting what is reported to be the next-generation Audi A6. As of right now there's not a whole lot to see though the car is most obviously an Audi. What is somewhat confusing is the camouflaged nose sporting what appears to be a new design though the remainder of the body appears to be the current generation car.

      The Audi A6 ...
    2. Audi RS 3 Test Mule: Best Spy Photos Yet



      We've just found one of the best photo sets to date of the upcoming Audi RS 3 super hot hatch. Presumably the car will use the same 350-hp 5-cylinder drivetrain of the TT RS but in the more utility-minded 5-door A3 Sportback chassis. These shots reveal a black example running pretty much production trim. Note the TT RS style chin spoiler. ...
    3. Audi A7 Photos Leak Two Days Ahead of Munich Reveal



      It just goes to show, a secret is only a secret until you tell someone. We're guessing some embargo photos went out to some outlet or another who managed to let these shots of the A7 slip out into the public domain about two days ahead of schedule. Why? The shots are legitimate from what we can tell and look like PR shots, while the selection is still just a few pics that ...
    4. Georg Kacher Hints at Audi R5 e-tron on Automobile Magazine Website



      Automobile Magazine's German contributor Georg Kacher has filed a story with the US mag that focuses squarely on the idea of a newer, smaller mid-engine sportscar from Audi. It appears Kacher recently got access to the Detroit e-tron concept car for a quick test drive complete with pics and has published full intel on what he expects from Audi and he's decided to start calling the car 'R5'. ...
    5. Audi R4 Roadster Impression by Andrei Avarvarii



      As rumors continue to swirl surrounding mid-engine Audis, we've just run across this render by artis Andrei Avarvarii. This roadster is most obviously based upon the Volkswagen Bluesport concept car images and, if accurately date tagged, predates the 2010 Detroit e-tron concept Audi chose to show.

      We found the image over at the German Audi blog QARSI.de and have provided a link to that site ...
    6. Audi A1 Coupe? Theophilus Chin Render Speculates



      During a quick visit to the Theophilus Chin blog today we ran across one of his latest photoshopped works, the render of an Audi A1 coupe. Based on the image of an A1 S-line, Chin changed the roofline to something a little more TT-inspired though we're not exactly sure it works with the A1's decidedly taller proportions.

      Will Audi build an A1 coupe? Not likely. We've heard of 5-door and Cabriolet ...
    7. Render Artist Larson Creates Audi A2 Mockup with Interesting Spin on Audi Trademark Grille



      Executives at Audi have not been terribly secretive about the upcoming successor to the ahead-of-its-time Audi A2. This time around the car is expected to make use of a shared platform and not an Audi Space Frame made of aluminum in order to keep costs in line. An upright 5-door is most likely and thus far we've seen no shortage of photoshop renders usually based off of a Volkswagen Up! concept and usually tacked on with Audi ...
    8. Audi A7 Microsite Launched by Audi Netherlands



      Launch of the much-anticipated Audi A7 is imminent. While test mules still seem to pop up here and there the car's official Auto show launch is quickly approaching while it's first reveal is expected even sooner. Initial intel suggested the car would drop at the Moscow Auto Show thanks to a healthily burgeoning market in Russia but a push for strong media coverage suggests an event more mainstream. Officially the A7 is expected ...
    9. Auto Motor und Sport Intel on Next-Gen MQB-based Audi A3



      Auto Motor und Sport has run an intel/rumor piece on the next-generation Audi A3. The story, in German, is accompanied by a number of artist renderings including a proposed RS 3 above. Here's a quick summary of the A M und S piece.

      *Due by 2012
      *RS 3 to use current TT RS engine.
      *1.2 to 2.0 liter 3 and 4-cylinder engines will be available (at least in Europe) ...
    10. Audi Q3 Exposed on Cover of AutoBild? Nope.



      We just spotted the most recent cover of AutoBild allrad over on GermanCarBlog. There's a rather cool orange-looking small SUV with four rings on center cover and the pic was accompanied by the title "Audi Q3: Is this it?"

      The answer is no. The shot is a re-touched press photo of the Audi Cross Coupe concept from several years ago. Here's the original.

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