Toyota Motor Corp. set out to audit suppliers in North America following its biggest recall crisis and discovered testing of components wasn’t as rigorous as it expected.Read more
BMW is revamping its X3 model to catch up with Volkswagen AG’s Audi in the U.S. market for compact premium SUVs. The second-generation X3, which goes on sale in Europe in November and the United States on Jan.Read more
Bentley is considering equipping its future V8-powered Continental GT variant with a dual-clutch transmission that sister-company Audi badges as S-Tronic.Read more
‘More’ power is the best kind of power– but in today’s motoring world, less weight is equally as important.Read more
A serious legal battle is developing around the ownership of the name “Team Lotus”. Claudio Berro, the motorsport directors of Lotus Cars, provides web site 422race.com with some details about it.Read more
In today’s News Brake, Audi considers producing the quattro concept, Ray LaHood thinks the car is a no-phone zone, and there will be plenty of Fiestas at SEMA . . . But Wait, There’s More!Read more
The quattro lives!Read more
BMW’s striking Vision EfficientDynamics concept is headed for production.
BMW’s striking Vision EfficientDynamics concept is headed for production in late 2012 or early 2013 as a 450-hp, twin-turbocharged halo for the company’s new environmental initiative. Theoretically at least, the production car, which may be badged M100 (shown here as an artist’s interpretation based on spy photos), has what it takes to eclipse its most serious rivals. Extensive computer simulation suggests that it will outpace the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Audi R8 5.2, and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Power will likely come from the twin-turbo in-line six that’s being cooked up for the next M3 and will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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Volkswagen premium brand Audi increased new-car sales 16 percent in September because of continued strong demand in China, where volumes rose by almost half last month.Read more
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been named one of the keynote speakers for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. Stadler is expected to address the giant Las Vegas trade show on Jan. 6.Read more
Audi chairman Rupert Stadler will be a keynote speaker on Jan. 6 at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.Read more
Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler has been named one of the keynote speakers for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. Stadler is expected to address the giant Las Vegas trade show on Jan. 6.Read more
On-the-road impressions of Ford’s new Focus, Audi A1 quattro revealed, we drive new Passat and BMW X3, plus all-new Audi RS5 goes head-to-head with BMW M3Read more
Twin clutch gearbox adds appeal to the Audi’s flagship TT RS Coupe and Roadster.Read more
Audi is considering selling its next-generation A1 compact car in the United States to capitalize on consumer interest in small cars and hedge against fluctuations in fuel prices.Read more
As I was walking the show floor at last week’s 2010 Mondial de l’Auto in Paris, I was severely struck with anxiety. Strolling through Peugeot’s, Renault’s, Mercedes’, BMW’s and other European makers’ stands; I could scarcely believe the effort that was put into every car’s styling. Anxiety, because I would not want to be the next guy or gal that has to redesign the next version of the Renault Megane, Audi TT or, in this case, the Mercedes CLS-Class. Imagine the expectations!Read more
Infiniti begins work on its higher performance image.
Infiniti’s current advertising spots begin with a Shodo brush stroke of a car silhouette, the designer’s first representation of how a new car will look. With the IPL — Infiniti Performance Line — the brand puts figurative pen to paper and begins to sketch out a new, high-performance sub-brand. In creating the IPL, Infiniti is following well-established practice in the luxury-car arena. All of its major rivals already have a family of extra-sporty variants: M for BMW, AMG for Mercedes-Benz, S and RS for Audi, the V-series for Cadillac, and the nascent F models for Lexus. Given its comparatively small global sales footprint, however, Infiniti is starting small — as a package, the IPL G Coupe is a considerably more modest effort than any of those specialty machines.
Audi’s e-tron electric sports car caught a lot of attention at the Detroit auto show in January. Now the e-tron is back, at the Paris auto show, without a roof, but with the addition of a twin-turbo V6 diesel behind the seats.Read more