Audi reveals the secrets of its Prologue Avant concept, the wagonized version of the stunning Prologue coupe. This one is a plug-in diesel hybrid, using the system from the Q7: a 353-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 100-kW electric motor, for a total of 455 hp.
More intel emerges on the 2016 Audi R8 after its camouflaged introduction in Spain. We're told the new chassis is now flexible enough to be configured into Clubsport or Superleggera variants, it shifts faster, its new all-wheel-drive system allows it to "oversteer at will," and its engine bay could house a twin-turbo V6.
Auto Express went to the Ascari circuit in Spain to check out the new Audi R8. The big news is that it won't come with a V8 at launch, only with a 5.2-liter V10 that puts out either 540 horsepower or 610 hp. But apparently, it does still have sideblades.
The latest word has it that Audi is preparing a high-performance version of the new Q7, to wear either the S or RS badge and either a gasoline or diesel engine to take on the Mercedes GL63 and BMW X5 M.
The autonomous Audi TTS developed by engineers from Stanford University recently went to Thunderhill Raceway to lap the track without a driver inside. It also turned a faster lap than an amateur racing driver.
Audi of America gets help from Saturday Night Live player Vanessa Bayer to spoof the elevator scene from Fifty Shades of Grey. If you haven't got your daily dose of innuendo yet, this video has it all.