Two months after taking office as the new CEO at Audi, Markus Duesmann is setting up a unit for the accelerated development of additional automobile models. The head of the “Artemis” high-tech project will be Alex Hitzinger, a successful motorsport chief engineer and currently in charge of autonomous driving in the Group. He will work with a team of automotive and technology experts to – as a first step – “develop a pioneering model for Audi quickly and unbureaucratically,” says Duesmann. Resources and technologies of the entire Volkswagen Group are potentially available for this. Duesmann and his Volkswagen Group colleagues also expect the “Artemis” project to provide a blueprint for the future agile development of cars throughout the Volkswagen Group. … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
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Of course, the RS Q8 stands as the heaviest of the three, tipping the scales at 5,071 lbs (2,300 kg). It's also the most expensive at £104,000 (~$128,000). Of course, it has the biggest engine, as well – a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that makes whopping 600 hp (447 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of pulling force. … [Read more...] about Watch Audi RS Q3 Face More Powerful RS4, RS Q8 In A Drag Race
The Q5 Sportback will also receive the Q5’s updated interior. This is a midcycle refresh, so customers should expect modest changes. Rumors suggest the dash-mounted infotainment touchscreen could grow to 10.1 inches while Audi will likely update the software with its MMI infotainment system. While there’s no word on the crossover’s powertrain, we expect the current lineup of engines to continue service, though there could be a few tweaks to improve emissions and fuel efficiency. … [Read more...] about Audi Q5 Sportback Spied For First Time With Coupe-Like Profile
The optional Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment plus add-on package also features other innovative services, including Google Earth. Using high-resolution satellite images it provides a more lifelike display, making it easier for drivers to find their way around. The same applies to the new, detailed 3D models of many major European cities. The hybrid radio is also included in the specification. Depending on a station’s signal strength it automatically switches between FM, DAB and the online stream to ensure optimum reception at all times. In conjunction with the optional Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment plus package, the natural voice control responds to inquiries not just with information stored onboard, but also with the detailed knowledge from the cloud – the same feature already premiered in the Audi A8. The online cross-referencing improves both the detection rate as well as the results. That way it is easy for the Audi Q3 to find special … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi Q3 Gets Athletic New Look And Even More Tech
“GT Masters is one of the toughest sprint series in GT racing, you can run a successful car which fights for the championship if you have the two right drivers between 500 and 700,000 euros, so it’s a completely different number,” he said. … [Read more...] about DTM made the “same mistakes” as ITC – 1996 champion Reuter