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Lexus, Subaru rank high for responding to internet leads

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
An annual study found that 21 of 33 auto brands improved their responsiveness to internet leads last year. But only two brands, Lexus and Subaru, have remained in the top one-third of the Pied Piper study rankings for every survey year from 2011 to 2014.... Read More »

 

Audi A3 gatherings target young, hip bacon lovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Audi is planning blowout parties April 3 in New York and Los Angeles to mark the launch of the Audi A3, and it wants all of its dealers to throw their own get-togethers that night.... Read More »

 

Forecasts add a dab of caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here's a sure sign that executives feel a lot less giddy about prospects for new-vehicle sales than they did a year ago.... Read More »

 

Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »

 

Mercedes closes gap with Audi by one-third on China sales surge

March 7, 2014 12:34 CET
Mercedes slashed second-place Audi's luxury-car sales lead by almost one-third in the first two months on surging demand for its models in China.... Read More »

 

Audi superstore opened by Sonic in Houston

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
A unit of Sonic Automotive has opened the largest Audi dealership in the United States -- a glitzy 142,000-square-foot store in Houston.... Read More »

 

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Audi tech boss has high expectations for brand's first plug-in hybrid

March 7, 2014 06:15 CET
Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's technology boss, sees alternative powertrains such as plug-in hybrids as the future for his unit.... Read More »

 

BMW targets 2 million car sales this year on China, U.S. gains

March 5, 2014 10:46 CET
BMW Group plans to sell more than 2 million vehicles this year as demand grows in China and the U.S. and the automaker pushes to stay ahead of Audi and Mercedes in global brand sales.... Read More »

 

All-wheel-drive sales get lift from severe winter

12:34 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
While U.S. auto sales have been slowed this winter by record cold and snow, brands known for their all-wheel-drive offerings have fared well, and in several cases, are thriving.... Read More »

 

Audi risks fading as BMW recovers

March 2, 2014 12:31 CET
Just as Europe's car market recovery shifts up a gear, Audi will have little new to display at the Geneva auto show, other than its latest generation TT niche sports car.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi risks fading as BMW recovers

6:31 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Just as Europe's car market recovery shifts up a gear, Audi will have little new to display at the Geneva auto show, other than its latest generation TT niche sports car.... Read More »

 

Japanese stay atop Consumer Reports rankings as Detroit struggles

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Detroit has come clawing back from the brink with award-winning products, but Japanese and luxury brands still have the best lineups of cars and light trucks in the industry, the editors of the influential shopping guide Consumer Reports say.... Read More »

 

Concerns raised over Audi, BMW lending cars to EU ahead of tough CO2 targets

Feb. 24, 2014 16:21 CET
Some European politicians and transparency campaigners have raised concerns about German luxury carmakers Audi and BMW providing free cars to EU member states while negotiations were under way over strict new CO2 emissions targets.... Read More »

 

Audi names VW executive as production chief

Feb. 21, 2014 08:21 CET
Audi named Volkswagen executive Hubert Waltl as its production chief. Waltl succeeds Frank Dreves who is retiring.... Read More »

 

VW's Q4 profit rises 18%, lifted by record sales at Porsche

Feb. 21, 2014 19:44 CET
VW Group reported an 18 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit as record sales at its Audi and Porsche brands offset spending on developing new models and expanding production.... Read More »

 

VW's Q4 profit rises 18%, lifted by record sales at Porsche

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Volkswagen AG reported an 18 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit as record sales at its luxury Audi and Porsche brands offset spending on developing new models and expanding production.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi gives TT a fresh look

6:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
The latest Audi TT coupe, which will debut at the Geneva auto show, will feature more angular styling, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi gives TT a fresh look

Feb. 20, 2014 12:05 CET
The latest Audi TT coupe, which will debut at the Geneva auto show, will have a more angular styling, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows.... Read More »

 

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Audi, BMW race to be first with laser headlights

Feb. 17, 2014 06:15 CET
The race is on. BMW has announced plans to offer optional laser headlights on its new i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, while Audi has promised to get the technology to market even faster.... Read More »

 

Audi boosts output of A3, Q5 models in Germany

Feb. 11, 2014 16:00 CET
Audi has added 33 shifts at its German plants in January and February, citing strong demand for the A3 compact and Q5 SUV, among other models.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales growth tops BMW on compact car surge

Feb. 11, 2014 10:49 CET
Mercedes brand sales grew faster in January than at BMW and Audi as the carmaker's growing compact lineup helped it further close the gap in deliveries with its rivals.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales growth tops BMW on compact car surge

4:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Mercedes brand sales grew faster in January than at BMW and Audi as the carmaker's growing compact lineup helped it further close the gap in deliveries to its rivals.... Read More »

 

Marketing boss says Cadillac is no BMW or Audi (and that's good news)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Cadillac has touted its cars as having the performance cred to take on German luxury makes -- occasionally even calling out BMW in its advertisements.... Read More »

 

Audi opens 'digital' showroom in Berlin

Feb. 8, 2014 06:15 CET
Audi has opened a "digital" showroom on a major Berlin shopping street, part of a shift by luxury carmakers to move into smaller, pricier city center locations to woo young, affluent buyers.... Read More »

 

Game ads work OT on viewers' 'second screens'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2014
Right after Peyton Manning's first-quarter interception toss to Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in Super Bowl XLVIII, American Honda tweeted out a condolence video of sorts.... Read More »

 

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