6th September 2013
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First Look at the Audi A3 e-tron in Latest WOT Video – Rumor Central

Get the full details on the new Audi A3 e-tron electric car on the latest episode of Wide Open Throttle. Jeff Curry, Audi’s E-Mobility Marketing and Strategy representative, discusses Audi’s new EV. Curry tells us that 17 A3 e-tron test vehicles are being launched in four select cities to see how they perform in real-world driving conditions. The production version should be ready in two years and will be based on the upcoming ...
4th September 2013
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On the Money? Hagerty’s Top Future Collectibles List Includes VW GTI, Audi RS5

Hagerty has released its annual “Hagerty Hot List” of the top 10 cars the insurance company believes will become collectible in 20 years. Hagerty’s list is comprised completely of 2013 model-year vehicles that the company thinks will still be desired by enthusiasts in 20 years. Unlike our own list of future collectibles, Hagerty’s rules are a bit less stringent. To qualify as a future collectible on the Hagerty list, the vehicle must be mass-produced, and available ...
28th August 2013
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Wheelies: The Exit Velocity Edition

Jean-Francois Monier/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesThe driver Stephane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 during qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race last June. The factory team announced its withdrawal from the 2012 race calendar this week. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Peugeot, which has competed with Audi for dominance of the Le Mans series in recent years, has announced its withdrawal from the 2012 race calendar. ...
24th August 2013
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Wheelies: The Corner-Office Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: Audi of AmericaScott Keogh. • On Wednesday, Audi of America announced that Scott Keogh, formerly chief marketing officer, would serve as the division’s president. The appointment followed the resignation of Johan de Nysschen, who left to lead Infiniti from the Nissan subsidiary’s new headquarters in Hong Kong. Audi credited Mr. Keogh with helping to orchestrate the return of RS and Allroad models to the American market, ...
19th August 2013
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Top 10 Road Trip Cars with 400 Horsepower or More and Room for Four

With the holidays fast approaching and enthusiasts planning road trips to visit family and friends, we’ve put together this list of the top 10 coolest road trip cars with 400 hp or more that can accommodate at least four full-size adults. From four-wheel-drive SUVs for those who may traverse deep snow to rear-drive sedans and a wagon for those whose travels will feature sunshine and dry roads, we’ve got the field covered for drivers who ...
15th August 2013
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Audi says ‘not so fast,’ Tesla lovers, attacks Model S success story *UPDATE

The automotive industry is full of rivalries, from Ferrari versus Lamborghini to Ford's recent war on the Toyota Prius. Audi must be feeling the electric heat of Tesla's recent success, because the German automaker has put out a press release with one single message: Hey, let's not love on Tesla too much, mmmkay? Audi's press release is titled, 'Not so fast to put Tesla on that particular pedestal' and it's full of Audi making sure we ...
14th August 2013
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TOTD: Would You Ever Consider Buying an Electric Car?

With automakers introducing electric cars that push the envelope in terms of styling and performance, the tailpipe-emissions-free cars are starting to become more acceptable. Take, for example, the stunning Tesla Model S, which won our 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Audi’s e-tron concept is also proof that an electric car doesn’t have to look like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. So what would it take for you to consider buying an electric car? Electrification has even ...
12th August 2013
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Gran Turismo 6 is Coming to PlayStation 3, Demo Announced – Rumor Central

Gran Turismo 6 is coming. In celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, Sony today announced its signature racing game Gran Turismo 6 is in development, and will arrive on shelves this holiday season. A playable demo is scheduled to arrive in July. Sony touts Gran Turismo 6 as bringing new levels of realism and authenticity to the sim racing genre. GT6 boasts an entirely new game and physics engine, the latter of which includes a new ...
12th August 2013
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Nissan Objects to New SAE Charging Standard

Not even a week ago, automakers from all over the globe agreed to a new standard for electric vehicle charging, called the Combined Charging System, or CCS. Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler AG, and Porsche have been lobbying for the use of single-pug system (a.k.a. CCS) for rapid charging, and Chrysler joining the group as well. But somebody forgot to tell ...
6th August 2013
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The 10 Best Sports-Oriented Family Cars – Rumor Central

Just because you’ve grown up, settled down, and had a kid or two doesn’t mean you can’t have fun anymore. While you may have to take a pass on that late-night partying you once did, you can stay in touch with your younger self with a car that’s fun to drive and can double as a family vehicle. However, finding a vehicle that appeals to you both as an enthusiast and a head of household ...