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    1. Audi Q6 Still on Track Says Walter de'Silva, Head of Design for Volkswagen Group



      It's not like we were questioning whether the upcoming Audi Q6 had been dropped from Audi's development plans, but confirmation of the car by the Volkswagen Group's design boss are worth a mention and they come from Automotive News Europe via Autoblog.

      If you've been keeping track, Audi will now be in charge of initial development of large (longitudinal engine fitment) ...
    2. NPR Assesses Audi's Growth, Names Justin Timberlake, Interviews Audi CMO Scott Keogh



      National Public Radio (NPR) published a story this week highlighting the unrivaled growth by Audi in the luxury car market over the last few years. Fans of the brand or simply those curious will want to take note, because this relatively short piece touches on a number of facets about the brand and makes a few key points. Siting celebrity ...
    3. Correction: Martin Tomczyk Future at BMW Not Yet Confirmed



      It's been brought to our attention that we may have been mistaken in our reporting of Martin Tomczyk landing over at BMW. The news was brought to our attention outside of Audi and when the Audi press release confirming Tomczyk's departure was announced we assumed it was confirmed. As of this writing, Martin's move to BMW has NOT ...
    4. Thoughts on DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk Leaving Audi for BMW in 2012



      As likely with most of our race fan reader base, we were surprised this morning to learn that 2011 DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk will be exiting his Audi A4 racecar for a new BMW next season , and hot off of the acquisition of his 2011 DTM Championship title. Martin will be missed, though perhaps it's not a surprise he's leaving.
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    5. Via 4T: Inside Line Pits A6 Versus BMW 5-Series. Guess Who Wins? (Spoiler Alert)



      InsideLine has pitted the all-new Audi A6 against its arch enemy, the BMW 5-series. Closely matched, the two cars are both the 6-cylinder with forced induction variants. The A6 is the 3.0 TFSI and the 5er is the 535 biturbo.

      We have to admit, that the A6 won was not so much of a surprise. Even the last-generation car beat the Bimmer in several recent Car Magazine tests. ...
    6. Video: Top Gear Pits Audi RS 5 Against BMW M3 Competition Package



      Top Gear's latest episode has gone quite active on our radar due to on particular segment pitting the RS 5 against the BMW Competition package. The good news is that Clarkson didn't like the M3 Competition. The bad news is that he didn't like the RS 5 either.

      Is it worth watching? Yes. ...
    7. Spoiler Alert: 2011 Audi Q7 3.0T Beats Acura MDX, BMW X5, Land Rover LR4 and Lexus GX460 in Car & Driver Comparison

    8. Bloomberg Story Focuses on Pressure Felt by BMW from Strong Audi Competition



      The financial website Bloomberg.com has published a fascinating story about BMW and the ramping competition from Audi. The story, more about BMW than Audi, is still quite interesting to us because it zeros in on a fundamental advantage Audi has over its rivals from Germany and we're not talking about quattro. Audi is the key volume ...
    9. Grand-Am Announces US-Based DTM Series Is a Go



      We've been hearing whispers of DTM racing somehow linked to Grand-Am all season but official word has finally come through and that news is much better than we'd hoped. According to SPEED, a 12-race US-based DTM championship will begin in the 2013 season. The series is reported to be a support show for Grand-Am and even NASCAR racing events which is most interesting indeed. ...