Audi Ditches Heavy Steel Springs For Lightweight Fiberglass On Next A7

Every little bit helps when it comes to dropping the pounds, and it's even more important with unsprung weight. So Audi is nixing ye ol' steel springs for fiberglass on an "upper mid-size model" later this year. Our money's on the new A7. It's the obvious choice. » 6/30/14 2:28pm 6/30/14 2:28pm

The Opposite Locker - Edition XXX

This is The Opposite Locker where we try and sort out the cool from the square. You are free to discuss your point of view of the cars, on the board and up to bat, within the comments with an optional use of the "Anna Kendrick Test." This is a discussion system detailing how cool a car is, not how fast, fun, or… » 7/22/13 12:52pm 7/22/13 12:52pm

Holy Crap! How Did Anyone Survive This Explosive Audi Crash?

At first, when Douglas's dad woke him up around 3:00 am to say there was a crash outside their house in suburban Vancouver, it wasn't a shock. More than a dozen cars have ended up in their lawn over the last twenty years. The shock didn't come until Douglas saw the flaming Audi A7 split in half and roasting in a… » 4/30/12 3:00pm 4/30/12 3:00pm

Audi RS7: This Is It

Now here's a bit of unexpected test-car porn. Quattro World readers caught an apparent Audi RS7 test vehicle in Las Vegas, clad in stealthy matte black and powered by the same 4.0-liter TFSI V8 as the new Bentley Continental GT. » 8/04/11 6:30pm 8/04/11 6:30pm

Audi sponsors Stephen Colbert's sailboat

None other than old Jalopnik friend Stephen Colbert showed up for the North American debut of the Audi A7. Apparently, Audi is sponsoring his boat in a race from Charleston to Bermuda. Awesome cameo is awesome. » 4/20/11 3:00pm 4/20/11 3:00pm

Audi A7: The Humpback Of Ingolstadt

Audi calls its A7 a "large five-door coupe." We could get all doctrinaire and note that "coupe" comes from a French term for a single-seat carriage with one or two doors. Why is the word "hatchback" so bad? » 11/18/10 4:15pm 11/18/10 4:15pm

Audi A7 Sportback: Aluminum Und Shteel Und A Big Ass

Here's an early sneak peek at the Audi A7 Sportback, the newest member of the Auto Union's aluminum und shteel Bundeswehr, showing off its big back end ahead of tomorrow's official unveiling. » 7/25/10 3:00pm 7/25/10 3:00pm

Audi Planning 580 HP RS7 Sportback

According to Autocar, there's an RS version of the A7 Sportback coming. The Audi RS7 Sportback will be equipped with a naturally-aspirated version of the 5.2-liter V10 cranking out 580 HP paired with a dual-clutch gearbox. [Autocar] » 5/06/10 2:30pm 5/06/10 2:30pm

Audi A7 SportsAssCrossHatchTour Gets Naked, Opens Huge Rear End

All good things must end; in this case Audi's nearly perfect range of sedans and wagons. Now, they're following arch-rival BMW's bizarre pursuit of fat hatchbacks with the 2011 Audi A7. Why, God, why? [AutoExpress] » 11/20/09 2:15pm 11/20/09 2:15pm

Audi To Release Mysterious New Model For 100th Anniversary

Audi's getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary in July and according to their presser, they'll be unveiling a new model. However, they're not saying what it'll be. Could it be the Audi R8 Spyder? » 5/04/09 4:00pm 5/04/09 4:00pm

Audi A7 Concept To See Detroit Auto Show Reveal

The Freep reported this week we'll see the sheet drop on the Audi A7 concept at next month's Detroit Auto Show. Glad to see a non-US automaker plans to reveal something. » 12/15/08 11:15am 12/15/08 11:15am

Audi Drops Sketches Of A5 Cabrio, Sportback, A7 And Next-Gen A8

Eschewing trite teaser images » 10/27/08 4:00pm 10/27/08 4:00pm, Audi has instead given us some actual eye candy, providing official design sketches of four upcoming models: the and Sportback, the all-new four-door coupe and the 2011 . While the A5 Cabrio looks pretty much like a topless A5 coupe, the is unique for not looking at all like a…

2010 Audi A7 Caught Testing, Crashing Near The Nürburgring

This Audi A7 » 9/17/08 12:15pm 9/17/08 12:15pm mule was spied in Germany, but not ripping up the Nürburgring like you would expect. Rather, it was too busy bouncing off guardrails on a small country road located just off the racing circuit. It appears that the accident didn't involve any other vehicles (), and the driver is said to be fine, but we…

2009 Audi A7 Debuts Hilarious New Concept In Camouflage

Looking like your Great Aunt Edna in a flowing muumuu, the 2009 Audi A7 camouflaging strategy has taken a turn for the hilarious. Instead of the traditional "tape and blocks," or "crazy looking vinyl decals," Audi has decided on "giant brown tarp with holes cut in it" as the easiest way to keep prying eyes off its new… » 6/17/08 8:30am 6/17/08 8:30am

Audi Engine Strategy Through 2011 Leaked

Someone in the know over at has spilled forth a detailed list of all Audi brand engines for all models through the 2011 calender year — and the release dates for new models. In addition to the big engine news, the leakers claim that we'll be seeing the rumored Audi A7 model in June of 2010, as well as an… » 5/29/08 1:40pm 5/29/08 1:40pm

2009 Audi A7 Breaks Its Elusive Cover

Looks like the Audi A5 isn't the only one stirring things up lately. WorldCarFans has posted spy photos they claim to be the long (looooong) rumored Audi A7. Their spy shots look like a test mule wearing an A6 suit that's a little bit too small but we still like what we see. The track is stretched a bit as is the… » 1/30/08 9:08pm 1/30/08 9:08pm

Another Smuggled Audi Sketch: Audi A7

They started with the Audi R8 targa and A1, now the UK's Car magazine is completing its sketchy trifecta with a drawing of what could be the Audi A7. They say an insider smuggled the art from Audi's design studio in Ingolstadt, (though there's little information verifying the images' veracity). Nonetheless, the A7 is… » 7/27/07 8:31am 7/27/07 8:31am

Coming Soon to a Decade Near You: The Audi A7

No Audi's not done deriving new models, considering there are still a couple of counting numbers it hasn't yet appropriated. For instance, it's been a year since we've heard anything new about the coming Audi A7/S7, a new coupeish four-door set to challenge the Mercedes CLS by 2009. Ditto for the Q5 small SUV. Now,… » 3/19/07 3:18pm 3/19/07 3:18pm