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• 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, as well as creating brand awareness through channels like the “Iron Man” film franchise. (Audi)

• Among the extensive options available to buyers of a Porsche 911 Carrera S, the automaker has added a horsepower package, called the Powerkit, that would increase the car’s total horsepower from 400 to 430. The power bump was achieved through modifications to cylinder heads, camshafts and intakes, as well as to the electronic engine management system. Porsche claims fuel consumption on the new European cycle is not affected by the modifications, but Holger Eckhardt, a spokesman for Porsche, said in a telephone interview that fuel consumption may be slightly higher in the United States, owing to different methodologies for calculating fuel efficiency. Pricing for the system in America will be announced closer to its availability date in September. (Porsche)

• The Environmental Protection Agency has released ratings for the purely electric Tesla Model S. Fitted with the top-specification battery pack, rated at 85 kilowatt-hours — roughly equivalent to 362 horsepower — the sedan achieved a rating of 89 miles-per-gallon-equivalent, with an estimated 265-mile range. The agency did not issue ratings for the S’s other two power packs, rated at 40 kWh and 60 kWh. Tesla has claimed that traveling at a steady 55 miles per hour under ideal conditions, an S equipped with the 85-kWh pack will be capable of 300 miles of range. (Car and Driver)

• Ferrari raised 1.8 million euros, roughly $2.3 million, in a two-week online auction to support families affected by two major earthquakes that struck the Emilia Romagna region, in northern Italy, last month. The automaker, which did not report significant damage to its operations in Maranello, auctioned a 599XX, a race-ready hypercar based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, for more than 1.4 million euros to an unidentified American. The car will be delivered to the winning bidder on the weekend of the Italian Grand Prix, from Sep. 7-9, by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, the principal drivers for Ferrari’s Formula One team. (Ferrari)

By THE NEW YORK TIMES