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For the European market, the Audi Q3 was unveiled in 2011 after being previewed by the Cross Coupe quattro concept at the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show. Now it’s our turn, as Audi decided to release it for the 2015 model year.

With the incredible success the Q5 and the Q7 are already enjoying and the increased demand for compact SUVs in the U.S., it is really no surprise to see the Q3 on American soil. The Q3 is expected to be an even more successful model, thanks to its combination of a coupe-like look with the utility of a SUV and the usual features offered by an Audi SUV — "utility, technology, craftsmanship and performance."

The 2015 Audi Q3 will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale in the fall of 2014. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Audi Q3.

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Audi TT

While Audi was busy unveiling details on the next generation TT ’s interior at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi engineers were busy testing the TT prototypes in chilly conditions in Europe.

The prototype continues to wear heavy camouflage — an indication that its official debut is still months away — but also an obstacle in our attempt to see what the next TT will look like. Despite not seeing much of the new TT’s body, figuring out what it’ll look like won’t be too difficult, as we do not expect the new TT to be considerably different than the current model, except for some styling cues from the first generation.

Audi already announced the new tiny sports coupe will be built on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB platform, which will make it lighter than the current generation. Also, the new TT is expected to deliver increased performance, thanks to a series of new engines, including a new 1.8-liter engine and two different 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Audi TT.

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In the latest episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman from Motor Trend took two of the most powerful sports sedans out there — the Audi RS7 and the Porsche Panamera Turbo — to see which one was the best on the road.

According to him, the Porsche Panamera was always one of Motor Trend’s favorites, but the new Audi RS7 is also a pretty surprising ride. In fact, it was such a shock to the automotive world, that only the Panamera Turbo could compete with it.

To be honest with you, the RS7 is definitely our favorite, as it is not only more powerful — 560 vs. 520 horsepower — but it also looks better than the Panamera in our opinion. Check out the video to see which one did better in the latest test, which took place both on the track and a canyon road.

Let us know in the comment section below which of the two models you would choose for a daily driver.

 Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

When we got our first look at the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept , our nerdy senses started to tingle, as we imagined all the possibilities of these tiny, yet powerful lights making their way into production cars. Well, Audi boss Rupert Stadler confirmed that these lights will indeed make their way into production, like with the 2015 BMW i8 , but not any time in the near future in the U.S. at least.

Unfortunately, we have this little agency called the NHTSA that has to approve all new automotive technology before an automaker can fit it on vehicles, and it has yet to even consider this technology for U.S.-bound vehicles. In fact, the NHTSA still has to make a final ruling on Audi’s LED Matrix Display headlights, which we saw on the upcoming 2015 Audi A8 , so we suggest not holding your breath on the Audi’s Laserlight setup just yet.

What’s more, this also brings into focus the fact that though the i8 will have these lights as an option, they will likely not be made available in the U.S. in time for its release later this year. Talk about a total buzz kill...

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight

When Audi teased that it would introduce a "mysterious world premier" at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show this January, it made mention of practically nothing, leaving the constant speculation to all of us and ruining our holidays altogether.

Okay, it wasn’t that bad, but a lot of us publicly wondered what Audi was going to bring to CES in Las Vegas. But the answer to that question may have finally arrived in the form of a new concept that’s not really all that new except for a new technology that could reshape the way Audis are built in the near future.

The concept’s name is the Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept and as its name suggests, it carries the new laser lights technology that seems to be gripping the auto industry these days.

The concept’s exterior looks are pretty similar to the Sport Quattro Concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, and the real hook of this new prototype is well and truly without debate.

It’s the dawn of the laser lights and Audi is showcasing, through this concept, that it has no problem pioneering it the same way it did those LEDs, which seems outdated now by comparison to those lasers.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

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Jon Olsson is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer coming from Sweden. As he spends most of his life on the snow, you can imagine that for him a car specially equipped for the winter is a must. In the past years he prepared himself a very cool Lamborghini Gallardo to transport his ski, but also a specially designed PPI Design R8 Razor GTR , among many other.

Now his garage will also include a new Audi RS6 Avant specially designed for the winter season. Apparently the new RS6 Avant made quite an impression and this is why it was picked by Olsson: "this truly is the most impressive car I have ever driven, the only car that came close to impress me as much was the Agera R , so I think that says a lot!"

We are not very sure if a comparison between the Agera R and the RS6 Avant is accurate, but we just can’t wait to see all the updates the car will receive in the near future.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS 6 Avant Winter Mobile by Jon Olsson.

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The Audi R8 GT is limited to only 333 units worldwide, so you can imagine that the chance to own one is pretty rare. For us, a base R8 GT is powerful enough from factory and it needs no upgrades. If you forgot, it is powered by a 5.2 V-10 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and up to 198 mph.

But, what while we consider this amount of power quite enough for a sports car, the guys over Underground Racing decided the R8 GT can do much better so they developed a first upgrade package for it.

The kit is called Stage 2R Twin Turbo and was specially developed for a customer that opted for the FULL 2R build. This setup makes an easy 1,150 whp on 93 octane pump gas and more than 1,800 whp on race gas.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi R8 GT by Underground Racing.

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We know that the new A3 sedan will be Audi ’s star for the 2014 Super Bowl ads and while we can tell for sure that these are indeed the commercial the company prepared for this year, they surely look cool.

The idea behind these four new commercials is choosing the right luxury car and of course that Audi makes fun of its rivals coming from BMW BMW , Lexus Lexus or Mercedes Mercedes -Benz. As no surprise, Audi says that its new A3 sedan is the perfect luxury sedan for both companies, but also as an every day drive.

Audi advices its clients to "start off the new year uncompromised by holding out for the right luxury car — a car that’s special." And of course that the car it is talking about is the new A3 sedan. Audi is a little "mean" in these new commercial as it says in one of them: "Don’t give in to the temptations to settle for the wrong luxury car."

We guess that only time will tell if the A3 sedan is really the car Audi is bragging about as it will go on sale in early 2014.

Three more commercials after the jump.

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Audi Q4

Usually, future product offensive and market strategy is a close a guarded secret in any organization. However, there are ways to dig out information that could give us some idea as what goes on behind closed doors. Autocar recently got access to trademark applications filed by Audi which clearly reveal some of the models that could enter production in the near future.

The documents show a few SUVs that Audi plans to introduce into the market. Starting with the much talked about Q2 , Audi wants to launch a high performance version based on the Q2, dubbed "SQ2". The company has already committed to a Range Rover Evoque rivaling Q4 and SQ4 on the aforementioned lines.

In recent times, the market has seen increased demand for luxury SUVs. Audi sees this as an opportunity to spread its wings. The company has trademarked the name "Q9" for a future large SUV. They also have plans to offer fuel-cell technology in their road cars. Hence the name "f-tron" pops up onto the trademarks list.

Click past the jump to read more about Audi’s SUVs and hybrid-electric models

Source: Autocar
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Kahn Design prepares to end the year in style, with a new design based on an Audi . It looks like the company decided to drop its usual preference to Land Rover models, and decided to do something special for its final release for 2013.

The kit prepared by Kahn Design is based on the Q5 with the 2.0-liter TDI engine that delivers a total of 170 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. As usual, the design firm left all the bits under the hood in their stock form, but the 170 horses from the factory four-pot engine enough for such a tiny SUV .

Instead, Kahn focused on upgrading the exterior and the interior look of this petite SUV, plus it installed a new set of wheels combined with a new suspension system for enhanced handling. There is also a new quad exhaust system made in stainless-steel, which will make the diesel engine sound a little bit better.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi Q5 S-Tronic Wide Track by Kahn Design.


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