Audi R8 LMS race teams kick-off 2015 season at the Rolex 24 in Daytona
Paul Miller Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports look to compete in the 53rd running of the Daytona 24 hour race. Both race teams bring considerable endurance racing experience to the effort with a total of four 24 hour race winners taking the wheel.
The teams will compete as part of the 19 vehicle GTD class with 54 vehicles in total on the grid. Audi won the Daytona 24 hour race two years ago as part of the GRAND-AM series. Paul Miller Racing was able to find success with a contentious 2nd place finish following last year’s race as well as taking their first victory at Road Atlanta last year. Flying Lizard placed second at Laguna Seca and has shown a strong ability to compete for the podium.
All-new Audi Q7 earns EyesOn Design Award at Detroit auto show
The all-new, next-generation Audi Q7 was named winner of the EyesOn Design Awards “Best Designed Interior” Category at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The full-size premium SUV, which offers more headroom, shoulder room and legroom along with exceptional integration of technology, continues the Audi reputation of designing great interiors.
The Audi Q7 is the first-ever vehicle to be honored with the “Best Designed Interior” award. The SUV was also named a finalist in the “Innovative Use of Color, Graphics, and Material” category. The EyesOn Design Awards are given to the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS as determined by North American and global leaders of design from automotive manufacturers, along with academic chairs of transportation design programs and design leaders from other fields.
Audi hosted the world premiere of the new Audi Q7 at the North American International Auto Show
At this year's Detroit Auto Show, the brand with the four rings presented the new Audi Q7* – the lightest SUV in its class. Compared with the previous model, curb weight has been reduced by 325 kilograms (716.5 lb). With its lightweight, multimaterial body and an all-new chassis, it offers superb comfort together with the performance of a sporty Audi – as well as top-notch CO2 levels.
Another highlight of the Detroit Auto Show was the new Audi Q3* which celebrated its US debut.
AUDI AG: new record year with over 1.74 million deliveries in 2014
In 2014, AUDI AG clearly exceeded its goal of 1.7 million deliveries: By year-end, the company handed over around 1,741,100 cars to customers, 10.5 percent more than in 2013. The company was thus once again able to accelerate its growth pace and achieved with around 165,600 additional customers the second-highest volume increase in its history. The coveted SUV models* (+15.8%) and the A3 family* available worldwide for the first time in 2014 (+53.2%) contributed primarily to the strong sales total. In December, Audi continued to post double-digit growth and concluded the year with sales up 14.7 percent to around 150,000 units for the month.
“2014 is impressive evidence of the Audi brand’s strength,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “We accomplished a very successful record year even before the second stage of our model initiative. Meanwhile, conditions in many markets continue to be challenging.”
Audi at 2015 CES
A four‑core processor processing eight billion operations per second. A virtual tachometer with a needle that is rendered anew 60 times per second to ensure absolutely fluid motion. 3D sound to match a concert hall and appearing to come from every direction, an Audi tablet as a multimedia control panel and simple wireless communication between your mobile devices and your car all demonstrate how diverse the future of the automobile is at Audi. All this and convenience, too: piloted parking and innovative Audi wireless charging (AWC) technology pave the way for electric mobility. A laser headlight shining ahead hundreds of feet and a car lapping the famous Hockenheim speedway at 240 km/h (149.1 mph) without a driver – Audi is a leading and driving force in all technology areas relating to electronics and electrics. At CES in Las Vegas, the world’s most important electronics exhibition, Audi makes a splash with a host of new technologies
Even today, many customers view their car as more than just a vehicle – it is a “mobile device". Audi drives forward networking of its models both inside and outside the car. At CES, Audi presents a wide range of innovations in the technology fields of controls and displays, infotainment, connectivity and lighting technology, in driver assistance systems and in piloted driving.