Audi Cars & SUVs

When acquired by the Volkswagen Group in 1964, Audi was known in Germany as a small manufacturer of quirky front-wheel drive sedans, occupying the market space in Germany in a manner not unlike Sweden's Saab occupied - at the time - in Sweden. When formally introduced to the U.S., in a distribution agreement with Porsche, the marque was not fully established in the marketplace until it brought its quattro all-wheel drive system to rally courses and, later, U.S. showrooms.

After establishing a foothold in the U.S., Audi enjoyed dramatic growth via a move upscale with its almost futuristic 5000, along with the introduction of its quattro all-wheel drive system. Its market momentum, however, was waylaid by reports of unintended acceleration which, while inaccurate, were never successfully refuted by Audi management. It took the introduction, some ten years later, of the all-new A4 sedan for Audi to regain a semblance of its earlier momentum. Today, Audi's success is underwritten by an all-new A4, along with a host of upscale 4-doors (A6, A7 and A8), crossovers (Q3, Q5 and Q7), and coupes (A5, TT and R8). And nowhere in today's Audi showroom will you see an inkling to its one-time quirkiness; only high style, all-season capability and advanced technology.


2017 Audi A3
2017 Audi A3
MSRP:
$31,200
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
26 City / 35 HWY
2017 Audi A5
2017 Audi A5
MSRP:
$41,200
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 32 HWY
2017 Audi A6
2017 Audi A6
MSRP:
$49,800
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 31 HWY
2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4
MSRP:
$37,300
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 33 HWY
2017 Audi Q7
2017 Audi Q7
MSRP:
$54,800
Engine:
3.0L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 25 HWY
2017 Audi Q3
2017 Audi Q3
MSRP:
$31,800
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
20 City / 28 HWY
Crash sends race car driver sliding into first place

A Belgian race car driver won an unexpected victory at the 2016 FIA GT World Cup race last weekend when he slid to victory on the roof of his car.
A fix and buyback program for Audi V6 diesels may be on the way

And a solution might be available for a majority of the vehicles.
VW confirms Audi's emissions test transmission anomalies

"Adaptive shift programs can lead to incorrect and non-reproducible results."

Feds ponder if this actually cheating.
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Watch the Le Mans Audi R8 safety car drift during red flag

This is why you hire a four-time Le Mans winner to drive the safety car.

Yannick Dalmas launched his Audi R8 safety car sideways yesterday while patrolling the soggy Circuit de la Sarthe during a 24 Hours of Le Mans red flag.
The hot hatch without a hatch | 2017 Audi S3 First Drive
We drive the 2017 Audi S3 sports sedan, which has been updated with fresh styling and new technology, most of which is shared with the 2017 A3.
An Outback for architects | 2017 Audi A4 Allroad First Drive
We drive the latest crossover wagon from Audi, the A4 Allroad, featuring a new Quattro system, plenty of tech, an efficient powertrain, and big utility.
A luxury crossover for people who like to drive | 2018 Audi Q5 First Drive
The Audi Q5 gets a thorough rework for 2018. We drove the small premium crossover to find out how its new engine and tech improve the package.
Audi could buy back 25,000 older diesel Q7s

Buyback would only affect older Q7s; newer TDIs could be repaired.

Der Spiegel's report is sure to irk the Volkswagen Group's German critics, who have fired on the company's decision to only offer buybacks in the US.
Volkswagen Group recalls 281,505 VWs and Audis for fuel leaks

There are actually three separate recalls.

No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Brand new cars are being sold with defective Takata airbags

Some replaced airbags will need to be replaced again.

A new report calls out Toyota, FCA, VW, and Mitsubishi for continuing to sell new vehicles in the US that have defective Takata airbags.