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9Audi working on new Quattro-centric horizontal design language

If we were to opine that Audi needed a new design language, we certainly wouldn't be the first. Because while most of the vehicles wearing the Four Rings these days look slick enough, they all tend to look rather similar, and perhaps lack a certain amount of character. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Audi is working on just such a design overhaul.

10Audi design chief Egger leaving for Italdesign Giugiaro

Wolfgang Egger, Audi's chief designer, is leaving the company according to a Automotive News Europe, which cites a report from Germany's Automobilwoche. Egger won't be going far, though, remaining within the Volkswagen family and taking up head design position Italdesign Giugiaro, a VW subsidiary as of 2010.

15Audi's latest design is a table clock

Audi and Porsche have more things in common than we can count. They're both German, of course, and have both enjoyed considerable winning streaks at Le Mans. Both have a tendency to put their (often turbocharged) engines at one extreme of the car or another, driving either the closest wheels or all four. Both tend to follow a brand-wide evolutionary design approach, focusing their energies instead on the engineering that goes under the bodywork. Both now find themselves under the same corporate

83Audi launches design initiative to deal with criticism that all models look alike

The accusation began when the Audi A8 took on rather similar detailing as the smaller A4, and it was all but confirmed with the arrival of the latest A6: Audi was making the same car in different lengths. BMW, in fact, has been accused of the same thing with its sedans. Unlike BMW, though, Audi is apparently working to change that. It has begun a design overhaul called AQR that is claimed will "a set of individual themes for each of the three major model families."

19Audi wants your help designing its future electric vehicles

Audi e-tron – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Audi wants your help designing its future electric vehicles

Audi e-tron – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Audi designs a foosball table, redefines "fine motor skills"

Audi Design Foosball Table – Click above for high-res image gallery

25High Performance: Audi designs a €100,000 Bosendorfer piano to celebrate centenary

Bosendorfer Audi Design Grand Piano – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Audi promotes "Intelligent Emotion" project with new student concept renderings

Click above for high-res gallery of the Audi "Intelligent Emotion" concepts and designers

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