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Audi plans plug-in hybrid offensive

June 27, 2014 10:46 CET
Audi plans to launch at least four plug-in hybrid cars as it bets on the technology to counter rival BMW's electric car offensive. The first of these, the A3 Sportback E-tron, will be rolled out this month.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple.... Read More »

 

Audi, BMW both claim to be 1st with laser high beams

June 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Both Audi and BMW claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights, but it is unclear which automaker should get the bragging rights.... Read More »

 

BMW to extend JV with China's Brilliance until 2028

June 23, 2014 10:16 CET
BMW said it will extend its joint venture with Chinese partner Brilliance until 2028 as it seeks to challenge Audi in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

 

Audi draws up EV plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Audi has drawn up blueprints for a range of high-performance electric cars to help it take on its German rivals and Tesla Motors if the market picks up, sources at the carmaker told Reuters.... Read More »

 

Audi, BMW play laser tag on high-beams

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
In the latest round of technological one-upmanship involving German luxury brands, Audi and BMW each claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights.... Read More »

 

Asian automakers still reluctant to embrace aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2014
As western carmakers such as Audi and Ford embrace aluminum to save weight and boost fuel economy, their Asian rivals remain reluctant to invest in the costly retooling required that would disrupt existing manufacturing processes and supplier relationships.... Read More »

 

Audi draws up plans for range of electric cars, report says

12:23 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Audi has drawn up blueprints for a range of high-performance electric cars to help it take on its German rivals and Tesla Motors if the market picks up, sources at the carmaker told Reuters.... Read More »

 

Automakers' use of aluminum will climb fivefold by 2020, Novelis says

June 12, 2014 13:23 CET
Aluminum use in auto bodies will climb fivefold by 2020 as carmakers seek lightweight materials to improve fuel economy, a senior executive at aluminum supplier Novelis said.... Read More »

 

BMW holds off Audi as A3 sedan tightens race for luxury car lead

June 10, 2014 12:51 CET
BMW Group held on to the lead in global luxury car sales as demand for 5-series sedans and X5 SUVs helped edge out Audi. BMW delivered about 1,000 more vehicles than Audi in May as the race for the top spot in the segment tightened.... Read More »

 

BMW holds off Audi as A3 tightens race for luxury-car lead

6:27 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
BMW held onto the lead in global luxury-car sales as demand for 5-series sedans and X5 SUVs helped edge out Audi.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo, Conti, Audi are 2014 L.E.A.D.E.R. winners

June 6, 2014 13:33 CET
Volvo, Continental and Audi are the 2014 winners of the fifth annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards.... Read More »

 

Audi's 11% May sales rise reinforces challenge to BMW

June 5, 2014 14:33 CET
Audi posted an 11 percent rise in sales last month, supporting its bid for the global luxury car-sales crown in a tightening race with rival BMW.... Read More »

 

BMW tops Mercedes in May as cheaper luxury models woo buyers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
BMW topped Mercedes in May sales as cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles helped luxury brands gain traction in the United States with new buyers enjoying rising disposable income.... Read More »

 

Audi unveils edgy new A7

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Refreshed versions of Audi's coupelike A7 and S7 sedans will have sharper-edged exterior styling.... Read More »

 

Audi refreshes A7/S7 with sharper lines, powertrain upgrades

6:33 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2014
Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce picks former Infiniti, Audi exec to lead sales

May 27, 2014 12:10 CET
Rolls-Royce has named former Infiniti and Audi executive Fintan Knight as its new director of sales and marketing. Knight, 42, has worked for premium automakers in Europe, Asia and Australia.... Read More »

 

Audi reveals new A7/S7 with sharper looks, revised powertrains

May 27, 2014 12:33 CET
Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup.... Read More »

 

M-B drops subcompact proposal; bigger Smart car may rival Audi A1

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
After thinking it over, Mercedes-Benz has decided not to build a car smaller than its A-class subcompact.... Read More »

 

Daimler's German dealers face shake-up in profit push

May 22, 2014 10:54 CET
Daimler is considering scaling back its vehicle retail organization in Germany and ending production of EV battery cells in an accelerated push to reach its profitability goal. The Mercedes maker has revealed plans to sell 36 sales outlets.... Read More »

 

Toyota remains most valuable car brand worldwide, study says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
Toyota is the world's most valuable car brand once again, while Ford and GM's Chevrolet brand are making strides as consumer confidence builds in the United States, according to research released today by marketing consultant Millward Brown.... Read More »

 

Toyota named most valuable car brand

May 21, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota defended its title as the world's most valuable car brand. BMW was No. 2 while Ford made the biggest improvement, leaping past VW brand and Nissan into the top five, according to a study.... Read More »

 

Mercedes drops proposal for subcompacts

May 19, 2014 11:20 CET
The smallest Mercedes will remain the A-class compact, although the Smart brand could expand into subcompacts, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

 

REVIEW

Smartphone fans may see little value in Audi's 4G feature

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
The redesigned Audi A3 makes its pitch for young buyers not only with a sticker price starting near $30,000, but with a superfast 4G LTE wireless Internet connection, making it the first model available in the United States with that feature.... Read More »

 

Audi checks every link in Mexico supply chain

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2014
Audi is applying an unusual level of scrutiny to its supply base, even working directly with raw-material vendors, as it gears up to open the first European luxury auto assembly plant in Mexico.... Read More »

 

 
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