Fiat 500 Sacrificed By Audi Q7 To Encourage Crash Compatibility…

This week ADAC, the German auto club, tried to convince automakers to consider small car crash compatibility when designing larger cars by obliterating a Fiat 500 with an Audi Q7. The point ADAC was trying to make is not that the Fiat 500 is unsafe — it actually scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing where the Audi Q7… » 7/30/08 1:20pm 7/30/08 1:20pm

Audi Engine Strategy Through 2011 Leaked

Someone in the know over at Audiblog.nl 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

Audi Q7 Coastline Concept Is A Real Land Yacht

Just in case you thought the new Q7 V12 TDI wasn't ridiculous enough with its 757.5 lb-ft of torque, Audi has made this nautically-themed Q7 Coastline Concept. Though we've gotta say that while this thing certainly is a land yacht, Audi missed the boat by not fully capitalizing on the maritime theme. First off, any … » 3/03/08 8:20am 3/03/08 8:20am

2009 Audi Q7 V12 TDI Revealed With Unbelievably Powerful Diesel Engine

While we were playing with Audi's smaller V8-powered diesel Q7 (thanks to the folks at Honeywell), it looks like the multi-ringed brand was working on taking the rocket-powered powerhouse of an SUV to a whole new oil-burning level with the new Audi Q7 V12 TDI. With the new bigger, longer and more uncut diesel engine… » 3/01/08 6:18pm 3/01/08 6:18pm

Purported Audi Internal Product Release Schedule Leaks on to Internet,…

A number of Audi fan forums across the internet have a spreadsheet showing up that purportedly shows a list of each and every product launch in Germany for 2008 (high-res shot here). Included in the spreadsheet are such noted notables as the Q5 and Q7 V12 TDI at the end of the third quarter, the Audi TT-S listed in… » 12/04/07 7:45am 12/04/07 7:45am

Report: Audi Q7 V12 TDI Coming in 2008

Earlier this year at the Detroit show, we eyeballed a snow-white SUV prototype whose purity-implying paint scheme belied the sooty oil burner hidden within. Admittedly, the metaphor of that Audi Q7 concept stretches thin, considering the Audi V12 TDI under the hood is far less emmisive than diesel-fired smokers of the… » 8/07/07 8:15am 8/07/07 8:15am

Clobberin' TIme: VW Touareg to Be First Among VW Hybrids

At the Frankfurt auto show in 2005, in between shots of espresso and facefulls of the Official Media Center Vegetable Soup, we heard from Porsche that the company was working on a hybrid-drive system for its Cayenne SUV and those that share its platform — that's Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7. It was a five-year plan,… » 1/29/07 11:18am 1/29/07 11:18am