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Audi Supervisory Board reappoints CEO Rupert Stadler for another five years

In its regular meeting last week, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG confirmed the appointment of Rupert Stadler as Chairman of the Board of Management for another five years. The Supervisory Board also decided to upgrade and expand the area of responsibility for integrity. The Chief Compliance Officer is to report directly to CFO Axel Strotbek.

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The Power of Receiving is Switched on by Audi During Ramadan

Audi Middle East have invited customers to “Switch on The Power of Receiving” during Ramadan 2017. This exclusive Audi campaign during the Holy Month is giving customers a variety of affordable opportunities to own a new car this Ramadan.

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Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

7,000 attendees on site, millions worldwide via the internet: Audi is taking part in the renowned Google I/O developer conference, where it is presenting its concept of a next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated.

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Audi the most innovative brand in the Automotive Innovations Award 2017

For the second consecutive time, Audi achieved overall victory in the Automotive Innovations Award in the premium manufacturer category. With this, the brand with the four rings once again demonstrated its versatility and innovative strength in important future segments like aerodynamics, lightweight construction, connectivity and piloted driving.

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Audi is financially on track after the first quarter

In the first quarter of 2017, the Audi Group achieved a robust operating profit. While revenue remained at the level of the first quarter of last year the earnings figure actually rose slightly compared to the prior-year period which had been negatively influenced by special items. The operating return on sales for the first quarter is 8.7 percent.

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Moon rover Audi lunar quattro featured in “Alien: Covenant”

The moon rover Audi lunar quattro celebrates its film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster “Alien: Covenant” which premieres worldwide this May. Audi experts have developed the Audi lunar quattro in cooperation with the German start-up “Part- Time Scientists”. It will soon embark on an actual mission to space.

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An exclusive presence: The “Audi Sport” Edition of the Audi R8 Coupé

Silver, red and black are the colors of Audi Sport – and of the new special edition R8 Coupé model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colors heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. Audi is unveiling the exclusive, high-performance sports car for the first time, at the New York International Auto Show. The car is being built in a limited run of 200.

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Plans for two new Q models for Audi production network

Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Győr (Hungary) in 2019.

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2017 Audi Innovation Award Registrations are now open

The competition for the second Audi Innovation Award is now open. The competition, led by Audi Middle East in partnership with Dubai Design Week, aims to empower regional designers while archiving intellectual progress in the region.

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Audi on a Winning Streak in 2017 with 9 Awards in the Middle East

Audi Middle East celebrates nine trophies received at award ceremonies during the first quarter of 2017.

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Young and assertive: the new Audi Q2

Whether on an off-road adventure or for everyday driving in a big city – the Audi Q2 is the all-rounder. Sporting a youthful styling and packed with state-of-the-art technology, and is now available at dealerships in the Middle East region already.

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Audi sets a strategic path for the future

In the coming years, Audi will significantly rejuvenate its product range, will launch several electric cars and will enter new digital business areas. The robust core business forms the basis for the required advance expenditure. The Audi Group’s revenue increased to €59.3 billion in 2016 and its operating return on sales before special items was 8.2 percent. The company recognized provisions totaling €1.8 billion for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue and in connection with Takata airbags. After these special items, operating profit amounted to €3.1 billion, resulting in an operating return on sales of 5.1 percent.

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New Audi RS 5 DTM already a winner – Ekström victorious in WRX again

After just two races, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is already a winning car: in the turbulent round two of the 2017 DTM at the Hockenheimring, Jamie Green was in a class of his own on Sunday and won the race. On Saturday Mike Rockenfeller thrilled Audi fans with a comeback drive and clinched a podium result for the new Audi RS 5 DTM in its debut race.

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Racing debut of the new Audi RS 5 DTM

May 6, 2017 will be a special day for Audi motorsport: 16 months after the project was launched, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is going to contest its first two races when the 2017 DTM season opens at the Hockenheimring.

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Saudi Arrows victorious at Saudi GT Championship

Audi Sport customer racing celebrated its second title success of the season this week in Saudi Arabia, where Mohammed Bin Saud Al Saud was crowned Saudi GT Championship winner at Reem Circuit. This win followed another Audi team victory at the New Zealand championship in March.

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Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talents in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.

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New Audi R8 LMS GT4: Audi Sport customer racing headed for growth

At the New York International Auto Show last week the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second generation of this success model in 2015, and the RS 3 LMS for the TCR category in 2016. Now Audi Sport’s portfolio of models has been extended once again.

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Motorsport Newsletter – Audi teams victorious in Mexico City and Barcelona

Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi celebrated a spectacular victory at Formula E in Mexico City. Mattias Ekström was victorious at the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and the Audi Sport customer racing teams are aiming to defend their title in the Blancpain GT Series.

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The Audi RS 3 LMS goes for a spin around Dubai

The Audi RS 3 LMS is in the Middle East for a visit. The racing version of the new Audi RS 3 Sedan that made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, is the latest addition to the Audi Sport customer racing fleet. The TCR version of the Audi RS 3 Sedan puts customer racing at Audi on an even broader base.

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Last DTM test for Audi before world premiere

Audi prepared for the new DTM season in a three-day test on the Portuguese race track at Portimão, covering 1,971 kilometers in total.

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Audi Sport to enter World RX

AUDI AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in the future as well.

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Dieter Gass is the new Head of Audi Motorsport

Scheduled change at the helm of Audi Sport: after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) handed over his post to his successor, Dieter Gass (53). Dr. Ullrich will remain with Audi Sport in an advisory role until the end of 2017.

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Hankook 24H DUBAI a great start for a busy season

With the twelfth running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI, supported by the first-ever race event for prototypes organised by Dutch agency CREVENTIC, and the premiere of the new TCR Middle East series, the 2017 season of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook got underway at Dubai Autodrome last week. “Again, we have enjoyed an event that was really special in many ways. The number of 95 cars that were present and the 92 cars that took the start were an impressive proof of the popularity of the event.

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Audi RS 3 LMS celebrates class victory – three Audi R8 LMS in the top 10 of the 24H Dubai

Audi Sport customer racing started the 2017 racing season with a strong result: In its first race in the hands of a customer and on making its debut in a 24-hour race, the new Audi RS 3 LMS celebrated a class victory during the 24H Dubai.

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