In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?

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In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?
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With the oil crisis of the ‘70s many predicted the death of the V8 engine, but it has continued to solider on. With Chrysler and Infiniti execs recently commenting that there’s no place for eight-cylinder cars in the future of their respective brands, this time, are the V8 engine’s days finally numbered? Continue Reading...

Infiniti Global President Discusses Chinese Market Plans

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Newly appointed head of Infiniti Global, Johan de Nysschen recently took a few minutes during this past weekends Pebble Beach events to answer a few questions about the luxury brand’s global presence. Continue Reading...

Former Audi CEO Johan de Nysschen Becomes Head of Infiniti

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Former Audi CEO Johan de Nysschen Becomes Head of Infiniti
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After the announcement that Johan de Nysschen was stepping down last week, the former CEO of Audi is on the move, and will take the top spot at Infiniti, his official title being senior vice president of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division.  Continue Reading...

Audi North American Plant Coming In The Future, No Date Set

Audi North American Plant Coming In The Future, No Date Set
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Cutting costs these days seems to be all about building factories in the country meant to buy your products. Audi is following that mantra by announcing designs to build a plant in North America. Doing so would help the brand avoid the pitfalls of the European economy and make the actual act of bringing vehicles… Continue Reading...

Audi TTS To Climb Pikes Peak – Without A Driver

Audi TTS To Climb Pikes Peak – Without A Driver
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In a bid to convince drivers of the safety of vehicle electronics, Audi is planning to send a TTS up the legendary Pikes Peak hillclimb without a driver on board. “Sometime soon — maybe even as soon as the fourth quarter of this year — an Audi TTS is going to make the climb up… Continue Reading...

New York 2010: Audi R8 V10 Wins 2010 World Performance Car Award

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New York 2010: Audi R8 V10 Wins 2010 World Performance Car Award
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The Audi R8 V10 was selected from a field of 16 vehicles as the 2010 World Performance Car. The winner was chosen by a jury of 59 journalists for its overall sports performance. The Audi R8 V10 was chosen above the other finalists, the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3. “We’re honored that the… Continue Reading...

Surprise: Audi Q5 Hybrid Coming in Less Than 12 Months

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Surprise: Audi Q5 Hybrid Coming in Less Than 12 Months
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While German automakers are still talking a lot about electric cars and the benefits of diesel, they are also quietly rolling out hybrid models. As hybrids continue to increase in popularity, many European automakers are starting to take after their Japanese counterparts, especially as the Japanese have done such an excellent job penetrating the European… Continue Reading...

Report: Audi A7 Destined for the U.S. as an A8 Alternative

Report: Audi A7 Destined for the U.S. as an A8 Alternative
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Audi of America’s top man, Johan de Nysschen has confirmed that the upcoming Audi A7 will go on sale in North America. Many had already assumed as much, but until now Audi hadn’t even officially stated that the car existed. And with the A5 Sportback not destined for U.S. shores, the future of the A7… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI Named 2010 Green Car of the Year

LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI Named 2010 Green Car of the Year
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Audi is no doubt thrilled that it’s new A3 TDI model was just awarded the honor of Green Car of the Year today at the LA Auto Show. It sounds perhaps more prestigious than it really is, however, as the award has only been given for five years by the Green Car Journal. The list… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Audi E-Tron North American Debut With Electric Orange Paint

LA 2009: Audi E-Tron North American Debut With Electric Orange Paint
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Alongside its new flagship R8 Spyder sports car, Audi also unveiled the E-Tron Concept for the first time on U.S. soil at the LA Auto Show today. And we have to say, it looks much cooler in its new orange paint. Living up to its “Tron” name the oddly shaped E-Tron appears to be part… Continue Reading...

LA Preview: Audi E-Tron Concept Car Set to Electrify Audiences at LA Auto Show

LA Preview: Audi E-Tron Concept Car Set to Electrify Audiences at LA Auto Show
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A project that was vehemently denied to exist by Audi executives, the E-Tron electric R8, was officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany a few months back. Now it is making its first trip to the U.S., with a planned North American debut at the LA Auto Show. Living up to its “Tron”… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Audi E-Tron Electric R8 Headed to Production

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Breaking: Audi E-Tron Electric R8 Headed to Production
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Audi’s E-Tron electric R8 has been given the green light and should be on the road in two to three years. Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen has said that a car based on the E-Tron concept, which debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show last month, will be built. He expects fully functional examples… Continue Reading...

Report: Audi of America Boss Calls Chevy Volt “A Car for Idiots”

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Report: Audi of America Boss Calls Chevy Volt “A Car for Idiots”
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Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen couldn’t be more clear about his thoughts on the upcoming Chevy Volt, calling it “a car for idiots.” De Nysschen made the comments to MSN while previewing a few of Audis upcoming electric cars. He believes that there just won’t be enough demand for a vehicle that is… Continue Reading...

New V10-Powered Audi R8 Priced From $146,000

New V10-Powered Audi R8 Priced From $146,000
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Audi has just released pricing for the new V10-powered R8 in the U.S. The 525hp exotic will start at $146,000 with a six-speed manual transmission and $155,100 for Audi’s R-tronic auto-box with paddle shifters. The 4.2-liter V8 model will continue to be offered at a starting price of $114,200. Standard equipment on the new R8… Continue Reading...