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Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV?
Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV? By Mike Lowe

This is the brand new Audi Q8, the German company's top-end premium SUV, as unveiled at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China, on 5 June 2018.It's no mistake that China was the chosen country to debut the new luxury flagship, as its SUV market is booming,... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors
Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors By Max Langridge

Audi has released a few more snippets of information regarding its e-tron electric SUV, which is due to launch in August. The German car manufacturer has revealed how the car has been made to be as aerodynamic as possible in an effort to increase the... Read more

Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future, led by the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety
Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety By Chris Hall

As is often the way with emerging technologies, electric car charging is currently a fragmented experience for those wanting to charge away from home. There are multiple providers, multiple standards of sockets, multiple charging rates and much more to... Read more

Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first
Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first By Chris Hall

Audi has revealed all the details about the battery for its forthcoming Audi e-tron, its first pure electric car. Based on the Audi e-tron prototype, the production version of the car is due to be fully revealed later in 2018 for delivery in Europe before... Read more

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?
Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with? By Dan Grabham

Going up against the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring is this, the brand new Audi A6 Avant estate. Estates are often maligned as boring, but this is anything but. Do you really need an SUV?  Also consider the best SUVs: from crossover... Read more

Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer
4.0 stars Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer By Chris Hall

The launch of the Audi A8 was the start of something new. While Audi seems to release lots of new cars all the time, the Audi A7 is one of new generation: its modern exterior meets a vastly updated interior compared to the older model, complete with new... Read more

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king
4.5 stars Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king By Joe Simpson

Audi owns the fast estate car genre. Mercedes might make some enticing AMG-models which allow you to bring the dog and kids along, but no car defines that genre better than the Audi RS4.From March 2018 the RS4 arrives in its fourth-generation guise, available... Read more

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for
Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for By Leon Poultney

Audi is a company that preaches all-wheel-drive technology. Its famous Quattro system has won numerous rally titles, ushered various Le Mans racers to victory and enabled ham-fisted drivers to enjoy cars with 500+bhp crammed underneath the bonnet without... Read more

Audi's Smart Energy Network will lower your reliance on the power grid
Audi's Smart Energy Network will lower your reliance on the power grid By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer Audi has announced it will carry out a trial project for a new Smart Energy Network in its home city of Ingolstadt and the Zurich area. The Smart Energy Network is a system comprising stationary batteries (installed somewhere like... Read more

Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road
4.0 stars Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road By Mike Lowe

Step into the brand new Audi A8 and it's impossible not to be impressed. This car is like a first class suite on wheels, with such an abundance of tech on offer that it's hard not to play with every touchscreen and option for the sheer thrill of what's... Read more

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works
Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works By Leon Poultney

Anyone who is tuned into the news or has the faintest interest in cars will know that self-driving automobiles are very much on the way."Shock, horror, gasp," we hear you cry. And for good reason, too, because a robot will soon be trundling you up and... Read more

Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021
Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021 By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. What you're looking at here is the Aicon, and it's what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered... Read more

Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made
Audi has now made it possible to see your new car in VR before it's made By Max Langridge

German vehicle manufacturer Audi is rolling out a new VR experience to showrooms in Germany, the UK and Spain, that will let customers see their ideally configured Audi car before placing an order. MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment... Read more

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system
Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system By Max Langridge

Audi has turned to Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen once again for its in-car sound system for the Audi A8, but this time there's a slight difference. Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever? The system for the A8 can be specified... Read more

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range
Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer Audi has partnered up with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese solar-cell producer, Hanergy, to develop a thin solar film layer to be installed in car roofs. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on... Read more

Audi RS5 (2017) review: Pedal to the metal
4.0 stars Audi RS5 (2017) review: Pedal to the metal By Mike Lowe

Got a spare £60k rattling around in your pocket and want to buy a German sports car? There's a new kid on the block: the Audi RS5. The souped-up Audi Sport version of the S5 coupe, the RS5 has the likes of the Mercedes AMG-C63 and BMW M4 Coupe directly... Read more

Audi e-tron Sportback is an all-electric A7 on stilts
Audi e-tron Sportback is an all-electric A7 on stilts By Max Langridge

Audi has unveiled its new e-tron Sportback concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, which will be the German car manufacturer's second all-electric vehicle, following the release of the e-tron Quattro SUV due in 2018. All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery... Read more

Audi RS3 Saloon review: Racecar fun for the road
4.0 stars Audi RS3 Saloon review: Racecar fun for the road By Mike Lowe

Some people say Audi design has become boring; formulaic even. We think it's simply that the German brand has got its design language so on the money that there's nothing left for the moaners to whinge about any more.Besides, if anyone were to say the... Read more

Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options
Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options By Chris Hall

Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available: from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... Read more

Audi A5 (2017) review: Sporty looks, refined drive
4.5 stars Audi A5 (2017) review: Sporty looks, refined drive By Chris Hall

The Audi A5 was launched in 2007 and revised in 2009 to put doors into the back of the Coupé version for a more conventional five-door arrangement, the Sportback as Audi calls it. So solid was the A5 that the second-generation A5 has only just appeared,... Read more

Audi Q5 (2017) review: Technical brilliance in a slightly vanilla design
4.0 stars Audi Q5 (2017) review: Technical brilliance in a slightly vanilla design By Chris Hall

The Audi Q5 is arguably Audi's most important SUV. Sitting in the mid-sized segment, it occupies a space where it's a little more useful than the cutsey Audi Q3 and a little easier to live with in suburban tight spots than the Audi Q7.Built in Mexico... Read more

Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed
5.0 stars Audi R8 Spyder (2016) review: Tinnitus, tyre marks and turned heads guaranteed By Leon Poultney

Audi R8 owners dislike the sentiment, but the German speed machine has always been the sensible supercar.The controlled but elegant exterior styling, the impressive interior technology and its ability to make terrible drivers feel confident behind the... Read more

Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance
4.5 stars Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance By Chris Hall

Of all the Renn Sport models that Audi makes, the TT RS perhaps makes the most sense. At its basic level, the Audi TT is a sports car lite. That dropping roof and low-slung stance point to a sporty little coupé or roadster, even when it's a front-wheel... Read more

Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV
4.0 stars Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV By Chris Hall

When Audi first launched the SQ7, a lot of people laughed. It was expensive and huge in size, perhaps a little out of character on the UK's roads. But that SUV made its mark, popular for its luxe finish and the size, including the seven seats, in a category... Read more

Audi Q2 review: The single-minded SUV
4.0 stars Audi Q2 review: The single-minded SUV By Mike Lowe

In March this year Audi dropped a bombshell at the Geneva Motor Show by launching an Audi that, well, didn't look like a "same design different length" Audi. That car, the Q2, is company's first small crossover; an SUV for the new generation.Sure, the... Read more

Audi A3 (2016) first drive: Virtual cockpit glory
Audi A3 (2016) first drive: Virtual cockpit glory By Chris Hall

The Audi A3 has had a face-lift following its 2012 debut, presenting a fresher look to Audi's top-selling car in the UK. Sitting in the competitive C segment, the Audi A3 has been holding off competition from its stablemate the VW Golf, fending off the... Read more

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars
Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars By Mike Lowe

We're sat behind the wheel of "Jack" - a modified Audi A7 concept, adapted for the full Audi piloted driving experience (the company's fancy name for self-driving cars, essentially) - zipping down the Autobahn in Germany at 130kmph.Although we're not... Read more

Audi S5 Coupé (2016) preview, in pictures: Flexing those German muscles
Audi S5 Coupé (2016) preview, in pictures: Flexing those German muscles By Mike Lowe

This is the new Audi A5 Coupé (well, actually you're feasting your eyes on the sportier S5 Coupé edition). Which, if you squint a little, could be considered as the German brand's version of the Ford Mustang. With some added pep. An apt arrival year,... Read more

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some
Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some By Chris Hall

Sitting at the top of Audi's saloon family is the A8. Give it a sporty makeover and it becomes the S8. Give that a bit of a tweak and a boost and you arrive at the Audi S8 Plus, the most powerful saloon that Audi has ever put on the road. And by the... Read more

Audi RS Q3 Performance first drive: RS thrills and spills in an SUV guise
Audi RS Q3 Performance first drive: RS thrills and spills in an SUV guise By Chris Hall

Audi's quest to give every car in its range the S treatment or RS treatment rolls on unrelenting, with the RS Q3 probably the oddest RS of the lot.Giving the regular A3 the RS treatment makes sense, as it results in a typical hot hatch, albeit one that's... Read more

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technik
5.0 stars Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technik By Chris Hall

The notion of an everyday supercar is something of an oxymoron. A car that will destroy rivals on the race track, but still be perfectly practical popping to the supermarket when you run out of saffron.The first Audi R8 secured this position: in some... Read more

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency
Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency By Mike Lowe

Plug-in electric vehicles are on the rise, with the Audi Q7 e-tron joining the A3 Sportback e-tron and R8 e-tron - taking the German maker's count up to three. There's clearly momentum behind electric, thanks to its efficiency, environmental and fuel-saving... Read more

Hands-on: Audi’s new 3D VR Configurator
Hands-on: Audi’s new 3D VR Configurator By Stuart Miles

You’re on the hip Left Bank of Paris’s Seine River. It’s a sunny, breezy spring morning and you’re staring into the engine bay of your brand new, Ara Blue Audi R8 V10 Plus. As you move around the side of the car, you can’t help but wonder if... Read more

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper
Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper By Mike Lowe

Hydrogen fuel cell powered cars aren't new - we've already driven the BMW 5 Series concept, the Hyundai IX35 and the road-ready Toyota Mirai - but Audi's first foray into the tech is an altogether meatier, more powerful concept car. The A7 Sportback h-tron... Read more

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras
Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras By Mike Lowe

During our pre-brief ahead of test-driving the 2016 Audi A4 Saloon, there was one line that resonated in our minds: "connectivity and systems are now as important as ride handling". It's largely true - as we'll come to later in separating our views between... Read more

Audi e-tron Quattro SUV concept: An electric Q6 in disguise
Audi e-tron Quattro SUV concept: An electric Q6 in disguise By Joe Simpson

It's not just Porsche targeting Tesla (with its Mission E concept). As the Californian electric motoring brand turned up to the Frankfurt Auto Show without its new Tesla Model X SUV (because, hey, launching a car at a motor show is a bit, y'know, 80s),... Read more

Audi Q7 first drive: SUVving wicked this way comes
Audi Q7 first drive: SUVving wicked this way comes By Mike Lowe

Gliding along Hampshire A-roads in the all-new Audi Q7 and there's a sudden bang. A sparrow has somehow flown head-first into the windscreen, presumably distracted by this SUV's all-new looks – which are altogether more sophisticated and a bit less... Read more

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip
Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip By Mike Lowe

The 2015 Audi RS3 is one ultra-powerful hot hatch, delivering more snap, crackle and pop than your average bowl of morning cereal. As we can imagine from just one days' driving, to sit behind the wheel of this beast every morning would never fail to bring... Read more

Audi TT Coupé review: The TT's coming of age
5.0 stars Audi TT Coupé review: The TT's coming of age By Chris Hall

The Audi TT is a car that's always had an image problem and it all stems from the curvaceous and bubbly first iteration. That was 1998, however, and as much as there was pointing and laughing from some drivers, it didn't stop the TT making its mark on... Read more

Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future?
Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future? By Mike Lowe

The Audi R8 e-tron, the all-electric supercar that we've been dubbing as Iron Man's car since its announcement back in March, is hankering for some extra attention. At CES Asia 2015, it was unveiled on stage at Audi's pre-show keynote in its driverless... Read more

Audi A6 Avant (2015) first drive: Home from stately home
Audi A6 Avant (2015) first drive: Home from stately home By Chris Hall

The Audi A6 Avant, or estate for those not conversant with Audi parlance, has seen a minor revision for 2015. It remains one of the obvious models of estate envy on the road, offering plenty of space and comfort over and above the popular A4 Avant. The... Read more

Audi R8 e-tron 2016 is the electric supercar you’ve been dreaming about, if you’re Iron Man
Audi R8 e-tron 2016 is the electric supercar you’ve been dreaming about, if you’re Iron Man By Elyse Betters

Iron Man is getting an electric car.For the second generation of Audi R8 supercar, Audi has introduced an e-tron electric version. Set to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new R8 e-tron will be available with a V10 engine and 92kWh t-shaped lithium-ion... Read more

Audi R8 2015 to come with Bang & Olufsen 13-speaker surround sound system
Audi R8 2015 to come with Bang & Olufsen 13-speaker surround sound system By Luke Edwards

Bang & Olufsen has created a sound system tailored to work perfectly in the new 2015 Audi R8. It can even cancel the vehicle noise for a more immersive audio experience.The Bang & Olufsen sound system was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show... Read more

Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)
Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on) By Joe Simpson

The Audi Q7 was the most important new mainstream production car to be launched at the Detroit Auto Show, joining a growing throng of recently refreshed big SUVs. Given that BMW debuted a new X5 in 2014 (although it looks just like the old one), Volvo... Read more

Seven-seater Audi Q7 only car to come with Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Seven-seater Audi Q7 only car to come with Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen and Audi have teamed to include the home entertainment company's "most revolutionary collaborative sound system to date".The Audi Q7, unveiled at the North American Motor Show in Detroit, features a Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System.... Read more

Audi self-driving A7 ‘production ready’ after 550-mile drive to CES in Las Vegas
Audi self-driving A7 ‘production ready’ after 550-mile drive to CES in Las Vegas By Luke Edwards

An Audi A7 has driven itself over 550-miles from San Francisco all the way to CES 2015 in Las Vegas.Audi says that the self-driving A7 has sensors that it claims are now "production ready". Despite being a futuristic car the sensors aren't all new with... Read more

Audi S1 review: Super supermini
4.0 stars Audi S1 review: Super supermini By Chris Hall

The Audi S1 is the baby of the German manufacturer's S family of sports models, but beefed-up to make it a super supermini.It takes this small hatchback from an appealing £14,000 to eyebrow-raising £24,000 and skywards, sailing over £30k for the model... Read more

Audi TT Sportback concept: Less concept than the name suggests
Audi TT Sportback concept: Less concept than the name suggests By Joe Simpson

The Audi TT Sportback perhaps qualifies as the major surprise of the Paris Motor Show as it was one of just a few uncertainties to be revealed. Although if you've been following Audi's strategy over recent shows, it should come as no surprise at all.The... Read more