For the first time in its history, the Audi S5 now has a V6 diesel at its heart. The 3.0 TDI engine, which will be introduced in both the S5 Coupé and the S5 Sportback in late 2019, now produces 342 bhp and delivers up to 516.3 lb-ft of torque to the crankshaft, available between 2,500 and 3,100 rpm.
Almost exactly one year since the first Audi e-tron made its camouflaged debut at the Geneva Motor Show, a concept that will form the basis of the fifth fully electric model to join the range by the close of the decade, broke cover at the same location.
“Twin-turbo exhilaration delivered with TDI moderation in versatile SUV accommodation” – the Audi SQ5 returns with a new, third generation SQ5 TDI set to re-join the UK range in the spring. The SUV, with a new Electrically Powered Compressor and MHEV drivetrain, will be available in two forms – SQ5 and SQ5 Vorsprung – the latter offering a higher specification
The nascent range of fully electric Audi e-tron models is to be complemented by a series of plug-in hybrids that will consolidate existing model lines, and the first of these will make their debuts next week at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Appearing for the first time on the Audi stand on Tuesday March 5 will be new hybrid variants of the A6, A7 Sportback, A8 and Q5, the majority of which will be available in a choice of two configurations with either a comfort or performance orientation and corresponding outputs and equipment packages. The new plug-in hybrid models will be available for order during the course of 201
The Audi e-tron SUV is now available to order in the UK today in two forms – e-tron and e-tron Launch Edition – priced at £71,490 and £82,240 respectively. The new five-seat SUV blazes a trail that will be followed by at least 11 more fully electric Audi models between now and 2025
Like a number of cars in our top 50, the Audi A3 benefits from a timeless design, giving it perennial appeal at used car dealerships. Those four rings help too, because despite being a Golf in a posh frock, the A3’s interior is an undeniably cosy place to spend time.
The second-generation TT has a much sharper, more masculine appearance, and its interior continues to set the standard in the sports car class. Its digital instruments are crisp and cool, while displays mounted in the centre of the air vents are a touch that marry function with flair.
Audi has been showing its new all-electric e-tron in Milton Keynes, one of four key locations chosen by the UK Government to spearhead vehicle emissions reduction initiatives as part of its Go Ultra Low Cities programme.
Audi is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the e-tron. By 2025 Audi will offer twelve models with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and expects to achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs in this portfolio include the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback, which is due to make its debut in 2019. A series of models with classic body layouts such as Avant and Sportback will also be available. The range will cover every relevant market segment from the compact to the full-size class.
A major waypoint on the journey towards electrification of the Audi model range has just been reached: Audi Brussels has this week begun volume production of the Audi e-tron. The company says its first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use, and thanks to its charging capacity of up to 150 kW can be primed and ready for a long distance journey in around 30 minutes using a quick-charging station. Audi will present the final production-ready car for the first time at its world premiere in San Francisco on September 17.