Audi returns as sponsor of the 68th Emmy® Awards with exclusive Airbnb partnership featuring the all-new Audi R8

Audi of America returns for the sixth consecutive year as the official automotive sponsor and vehicle provider for the Television Academy for the 68th Annual Emmy® Awards.

This year’s campaign will also feature an exclusive collaboration with Airbnb, offering fans the opportunity to book a once-in-a-lifetime travel and driving experience complete with a stay at a famed luxury residence and a weekend with the all-new Audi R8 supercar.

Audi continues record U.S. sales streak for 68th consecutive month

Audi’s August sales increased 2.5 percent to 19,264 vehicles, the brand’s 68th straight monthly sales record in the U.S.

Audi achieved its best-ever August, as well as the second-best sales month, in the brand’s U.S. history. The previous August record was set in 2015 with sales of 18,794 vehicles. Year-to-date sales have risen 3.5 percent to 134,562 vehicles sold. August 2016 sales are second only to December 2015.

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron delivers even more technology for a premium driving experience

Audi of America’s refreshed A3 Sportback e-tron is poised to continue to bring new owners to the electric plug-in hybrid family. The compact vehicle in the A3 model-line combines performance with impressive efficiency, and now offers even more technology, for a premium driving experience that is truly Audi.

The A3 Sportback e-tron continues to be a success for Audi, with nearly 13 percent of all A3 sales being comprised of e-tron sales. As the brand’s first step towards providing an electrified future in the U.S., the e-tron offers a versatile choice for the full array of daily commuting challenges, some of which can be handled on battery power alone.

2017 Audi A4 ultra offers highest EPA-estimated fuel economy in competitive segment

Offering a competitive-segment-leading, EPA-estimated 31-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the 2017 Audi A4 ultra is an efficient entry-level luxury sedan with uncompromising design, technology and driving dynamics.

The A4 ultra leverages a newly revised combustion method and an even more efficient variant of the 2.0-liter TFSI® engine to achieve EPA-estimated ratings of 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. No other luxury sedan in its competitive segment offers higher EPA-estimated city or highway mileage.

Audi announces the first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service - the new Traffic light information system

Audi of America in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) will launch the first V2I technology called Traffic light information, arriving on select 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad® models this fall.

“Continuous innovation in connected car services and advanced driver assistance systems that enrich and improve the customer experience is at the core of the Audi brand and our collective future,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America.

2017 Audi R8: A truly exceptional car

The Audi R8 Coupe offers more performance than any other Audi production model. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive offer extraordinary driving performance.

The top version, with 610 hp (449 kW), sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds and its maximum speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph). A high-revving mid-engine, consistent lightweight construction concept and extremely dynamic suspension with quattro drive in addition to fully variable torque vectoring all make the R8 Coupe a truly exceptional car.