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    1. 3.0 Twin Turbo with 7-Speed Manual Planned for Audi MLB B8-Based Variant, But Here's the Rub...



      Greg Kable has filed a most interesting report over at AutoCar. The report involves intel on a new engine - namely a new 3.0-liter twin turbo V6. The new engine will feature twin sequential Borg Warner turbochargers and air-to-air intercooler system and internal upgrades that will result in a power output in the neighborhood of 370 bhp and 400 lb ft. The engine will be paired with ...
    2. Audi Q5 Platform-Shared Porsche Crossover Name Changes to Macan



      Porsche has announced today a name change for its small Audi Q5-based crossover. Dubbed "Cajun" during development by Porsche themselves, Cajun was the believed nomenclature for the crossover that's been seen testing wearing Audi Q5 bodywork from the Nurburgring to northern Sweden. That name is officially changed though, confirmed as "Macan" by Porsche just this morning.
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    3. Spied: Audi Q5-bodied Porsche Cajun Mules Testing in Northern Sweden



      Given the two will share platform components, it's not been much of a surprise that Porsche continues to test prototypes of their upcoming Cajun crossover with Audi Q5 bodies. The Audi Q5 is in production and the site of a Q5 on public roads isn't exactly something special. Perhaps these mules go all but unnoticed most of the time... key terminology being "most of the time" since ...
    4. Porsche Plans Audi Q5-derived Cajun. Intel Examined.



      It's no secret that Porsche is working on a baby Cayenne known internally as Cajun and set to be based on the same MLB matrix used for the Audi Q5 and said to share a fair amount with the four-ringer crossover. No surprise then that the Cajun test mule shown above and running laps at Nurburgring simply wears Q5 bodywork. Of course, there will be differences when Cajun goes to market ...
    5. More Audi Q5 Bodied Test Mules Today at Nurburgring, This Time from Porsche



      One thing is sure about this menacing-looking Q5 spied testing at the Nurburgring this week, it's not from Audi. LB plates (meaning Ludwigsburg) denotes the car originates from Porsche just in case the blacked-out Cayenne wheels didn't tip you off. What you're looking at is the latest test mule for the upcoming Porsche Cajun set to share platforms with the Audi Q5... so no real surprise ...
    6. More Audi Q6, Q4 and Q1 Intel, Plus New Renders



      CAR Magazine has published a report from Georg Kacher about Audi's plans for Q-model expansion, focusing in particular on the ideas of Q6, Q4 and Q1 and pairing the piece with two proposed Q4 renders by Schulte Design that are based on photographs unlike the drawing-based render by Fourtitude's staff seen above.

      A lot of the intel here is similar to what was published ...
    7. Crossover Expansion Planned at Audi Says Kacher, Including Q1, Q4, Q6



      As the Audi Q3 moves into production and distribution, Automobile Magazine's European contributor and usual suspect in our News & Rumors coverage Georg Kacher has filed an intel report on Ingolstadt's master plan toward crossover expansion. Turns out Q7, Q5 and now Q3 are only the beginning.

      Here's a quick run-down.

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    8. #INTEL - Hot-Looking Audi Q5 Test Mule Caught Rounding Nurburgring



      Auto Motor und Sport has run a collection of photos of the Q5 above, caught rounding the Nurburgring Nordschleife and doing high-speed testing. We'll admit, while the crossover segment has left us cold at times, seeing this Q5 with large 20-inch wheels, lower suspension, Audi's beefier Euro-only off-road optics kit with flares and aluminum accenting makes us get it. That was ...
    9. Audi, Porsche, VW Crossovers Could Be Built in Chattanooga Says Kacher, Including Audi Q6



      Audi AG CEO Rupert Stadler raised a few eyebrows at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January when he confirmed that Audi was still very much considering a North American production point. Just how this manifests itself remains to be seen, but Automobile's Georg Kacher thinks he may have an idea... at least in part.

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