Audi of America drops the top on the all-new 2017 R8 V10 Spyder

HERNDON, Virginia, January 25, 2017 - Offering the breathtaking performance, precise handling and driver focused-interior of the R8 V10 Coupe combined with the allure of open-top driving, Audi of America drops the top on the second generation R8 V10 Spyder. With 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, the 2017 R8 Spyder is faster and more powerful than its predecessor, delivering an even more thrilling driving experience.

The R8 Spyder features the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and seven-speed S-tronic® dual-clutch transmission as the R8 V10 Coupe. The lightweight cloth roof, which is complemented by the added lower sideblade, combine perfectly with the Spyder's strikingly athletic design. Its strong backbone is the newly developed ASF® aluminum and carbon fiber construction. Like its predecessors, the interior pays homage to the shape of a racecar cockpit, with driver-oriented, easy-to-operate controls and functions, including the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit.

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The best gets better, from refined design to sporty performance and versatility, the all-new 2018 Audi Q5 makes its US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

HERNDON, Virginia, November 16, 2016 - With the sporty performance of a sedan and versatility of an SUV, the all-new 2018 Q5, sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment. Showcasing a full suite of available driver assistance systems and exceptionally competent driving dynamics paired with advanced infotainment features, the best gets better with the new Q5.

Following its North America debut in 2009, the Q5 helped fuel Audi of America's growth to 200,000 sales in 2015 as the brand's top-selling model. Now, the all-new 2018 Q5 will lead the largest product cadence in the Audi brand's history over the next three years.

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Go to the Audi of America L.A. Auto Show press site to see the latest news releases, images and videos from the show.

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The Audi Player Index - a new form of soccer intelligence - now with live integration into the MLS Match Center and MLS App

HERNDON, Virginia, July 21, 2016 - Earlier this year, Audi of America combined its passion for innovation with a commitment to growing the sport of soccer in America to launch the Audi Player Index. Today, Audi has taken this new form of soccer intelligence to the next level with the integration of the live Audi Player Index experience within the MLS App.

The Audi Player Index was first introduced as a league-wide statistic at the onset of the 2016 Major League Soccer season. Now, with the integration of the Audi Player Index into the MLS Match Center and MLS App, fans are able to follow and evaluate players' movements in near real-time across all MLS matches.

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Audi of America announces pricing for updated 2017 Model Year vehicles

HERNDON, Virginia, May 16, 2016 - Audi today announced its lineup for the 2017 Model Year, including full line pricing and numerous vehicle additions and enhancements.

Continuing its growth strategy, with a focus on producing top-quality vehicles and having offerings in the right segments, along with significant enhancements in technology, design and driving dynamics, Audi announces its 2017 Model Year lineup. In the 2017 model year vehicles, more features become standard across the model lineup and sportier interior and exterior design packages offer more personalization options for customers. Technology packages, including Audi smartphone interface, which supports Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto, is now available on more models than ever before.

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Audi returns to the Marvel cinematic universe for hero-versus-hero epic, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

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HERNDON, Virginia, April 18, 2016 - Audi and Marvel Entertainment team up once again for the release of Marvel's newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, set to be released in the U.S. on May 6, 2016. The collaboration continues the Audi brand's commitment to one of Hollywood's biggest franchises and its passionate fans.  

After nearly a decade of successful collaborations, the Audi and Marvel alliance remains strong.  Multiple models from the luxury carmaker are featured in the film with a robust association that includes an advertising and marketing campaign kicking off with the World Premiere in Los Angeles.

Released today, the campaign includes an exclusive digital video called "The Chase," directed by the film's directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Audi excites the Marvel universe by previewing a pivotal scene featuring the all-new Audi SQ7. Additionally, the campaign will include a 30-second commercial which will begin airing globally mid-April.

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Audi to present new R18 on the internet

INGOLSTADT, Germany, March 21, 2016 - At the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) prologue at Le Castellet (F) on March 25/26, the new Audi R18 will be meeting with its competitors for the first time. Prior to this meeting, the LMP1 sports car will celebrate its premiere on Audi MediaTV.

World premiere of the Audi R18 (Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 14:00, CET) (9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time): www.audimedia.tv


Audi awards top-performing dealerships in the U.S. for 2015

Audi has honored 93 dealerships in the United States with the Magna Society Award. This award dignifies who achieved excellent performances in 2015. To earn Magna Society recognition, a dealer has to demonstrate an above-exceptional level of customer service, and a strong business performance.

Among the dealerships, 12 were distinguished for the 2015 Audi Magna Society Elite, which is a special honor for superior achievements.

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Audi tops CSI rankings

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Audi tops CSI rankings

Every year, the J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study goes out to customers around the country, gathering feedback on the service experience at dealerships. The survey measures satisfaction with:

 

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Within each category, customers rate their experience on a variety of touch points. Thanks to the hard work of everyone in the network, Audi has been steadily climbing the rankings over the last several years, and this year we bested the competition for the first time.


2017 Audi Q7 earns a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS

 

·         2017 Audi Q7 receives Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS

·         Q7 receives highest possible rating in the Small Overlap front crash test; and achieves a superior rating in front crash prevention

·         Audi brand continues its commitment to driver safety

HERNDON, February 25, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Audi Q7 has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2016 Top Safety Pick+, earning “good” ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations and a “superior” rating for front crash prevention. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2016 rating available from IIHS.

“This year’s Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2017 Q7 represents our brand’s longstanding commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the market,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America. “The Q7 demonstrates our leadership in many of the advanced driver assistance systems today that will form the future of piloted driving tomorrow.” 

The Audi brand’s focus on elevating standards for automotive engineering addresses evolving criteria for consumer crash tests as designated by the IIHS. The 2017 Q7, with a fully reinforced structure, builds on the model’s good ratings in the Institute's other crashworthiness tests. 

The standard Audi pre sense city with automatic emergency braking earned the 2017 Q7 a “superior” rating for front crash prevention. The system can detect moving and stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians, at speeds of up to 52 mph and initiates braking when a potential collision is detected. 

The 2017 Q7 3.0L TFSI engine generates 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. While the exterior dimensions have remained similar to the outgoing model, the all-new Q7 offers substantially more interior room for passengers with seating for up to seven standard. With exceptionally competent dynamics, driver assistance systems and connectivity, the all-new Q7 sets a new benchmark for the luxury SUV segment.

 

IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. 

To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. In the area of crash avoidance and mitigation, IIHS assigns vehicles with available front crash prevention systems ratings of basic, advanced or superior, based on the type of system and performance in track tests. 

For more information about the 2017 Audi Q7, please visit www.audiusa.com.