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    1. Geneva 2011: Video Interviews with Audi's Chief Designer Stefan Sielaff and and Chief of Electrification Frank van Meel



      As with our interview at the Detroit Auto Show with Audi of America boss Johan de Nysschen, we worked again at Geneva with Audi's social media team to perform several interviews to help tell the story of Geneva. First up is chief of design Stefan Sielaff who takes questions from Twitter and Facebook and talks quite a bit about the new Audi A3. Watch below. ...
    2. Geneva 2011: Specialty Car Manufacturers with an Audi Heart. Photo Galleries of Gumpert and Spyker.



      One thing we love about the Geneva Auto Show is its magnetic attraction to design houses like Giugiaro, Pininfarina, Bertone and Touring Superleggera as well as specialty sports car manufacturers like Spyker and Gumpert.

      Having been through a tough economy the ranks of this cottage industry as seen on display at Geneva may have ...
    3. Choice Gear: Apple iPad2 Launches During Busy News Week



      While we were on the ground in Geneva this week for the annual motor show we weren't overly surprised to see the Apple iPad integrated into futuristic car concepts like the back seat of the Audi A3 Concept or the front seat of the Volkswagen Bulli. Just how to integrate Apple's tablet and others like it has been much on the minds of the forward thinkers in the electronics labs at Audi and its parent the Volkswagen Group. However, ...
    4. Video: Amy MacDonald Performs "This Pretty Face" at Audi's Geneva Press Conference



      In case you didn't catch it, Scottish singer Amy MacDonald played the Audi press conference at Geneva last week. As we prep for our show wrapup that'll run later today, we've stumbled across video of the singer performing her single "This Pretty Face" on the Audi stand. The song's a good one though good luck getting ahold of it if you're a Yank. We've checked iTunes and Amazon and neither have it for download ...
    5. Audi Confirms US Arrivals of A8, A6, and Q5 TDI in Next 24 Months



      Rumors about which Audi models will be next to get the diesel treatment here in the United States can be put to rest this morning. Audi of America boss Johan de Nysschen has confirmed our next three TDIs in an annual press conference held via the web just a few hours ago. Within the next two years, the company will be offering TDI variants of the A6, the A8, and the Q5.

      According ...
    6. In Brief: Hans Juergen Abt of Abt Sportsline Sits Down for Chat at 2011 Geneva Motor Show



      Anyone keeping track of Audiís DTM efforts will immediately recognize one very regular face in the Geneva Motor Show stand of Abt Sportsline. One of the brothers behind the fabled Audi tuning brand, Hans Juergen Abt is also the Team Director of Audi Sportís Team Abt Sportsline. No surprise, Hans Juergen was on hand at Geneva to help launch ...
    7. Audi RS 3 Photo Gallery Receives Massive Influx of New Photos



      Audi AG is in the middle of their RS 3 media launch in Monte Carlo this week and as a result there's been a big release of photos from the event. Among the shots are both a Misano Red and a Suzuka Grey example shot in various locations around Monte Carlo. Many shots have been added to each section of our RS 3 gallery (Exterior, Interior and Technical). Check them out after the ...
    8. On Location: Audi RS 3 Sportback at A50 in Audi Forum Ingolstadt



      A reader visiting the Audi Forum Ingolstadt this week was kind enough to shoot and share these photos of an RS 3 Sportback. Parked in front of Building A50 where the board members usually park their rides, this RS 3 appears to be Misano Red with black optics and with an Audi Exclusive interior. Our source tells us the interior is two-tone magnolia ...
    9. On Location: Audi Forum Neckarsulm, Signal Green TT RS, Platinum R8 Spyder, RS 3 and More



      Over the next few days we've got some On Location galleries to share from our recent pre-Geneva trip to Audi's factory in Neckarsulm and to the Lamborghini factory in Sant Agata Bolognese. First up is our gallery from the Audi Forum Neckarsulm.

      As those familiar will know, the Audi Forum at the company's Neckarsulm facility features a delivery ...
    10. Godfather of Auto Writers, David E. Davis Jr. Passes. R.I.P.



      One of automotive journalism's greatest passed over the weekend of complications from cancer surgery. We learned David E. Davis Jr. died at the age of 80 and were truly saddened by the news.

      Some might say it's Brock, but I'd wager David E. Davis is the godfather of automotive journalism. You see, David E. was there in the beginning... or what many see as both the beginning and the ...
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