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2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet Tested: The Renaissance Droptop

The seasons always change, but convertibles rarely do. The idea of a retractable roof on automobiles has existed since before the invention of the car itself, and droptops have been a mainstay of Audi’s offerings for decades now. In the United States, the four-ring brand sells four convertibles for a variety of clientele. There’s the […] …

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The One-Off Lamborghini Concept is Being Auctioned… Again

The first and only functional example of the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S is being auctioned… again. With only about 112 miles on the odometer (180 kilometers), the Lamborghini Concept S is a true street-legal roadster and has been shown twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is not the first time it is crossing […]
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Audi Working Towards Becoming a Leading Technology Firm

Audi has one eye keenly fixed on the future of mobility, and that means moving beyond building cars to become a leading technology company. That’s the automaker’s outlook moving forward, with a three-pronged approach focused on digitalization, urbanization, and sustainability. And it’s the first point that Audi expects to carry the most weight as it […]
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Lost at Sea: Mulliner Puts a Boat Deck inside a Bentley Continental GT’s Trunk

Presenting the Bentley Motors Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner, a car with nearly as many syllables in its name as examples being built. It is a hand-crafted batch of exactly 30 vehicles, and yet another luxury automaker’s ode to yachts, this time named after the Greek goddess of calm seas, Galene. Bentley’s customization division, […] …

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Volkswagen Reveals Sixth-Generation Polo, Americans Can Rent One in Europe

The small Volkswagen Polo, introduced in 1975 to accompany the Golf that had debuted a year earlier, remains a vehicle of global importance for Wolfsburg, having shifted over 14 million units over its life span. But it’s never been exported to the United States. Volkswagen has just unveiled the sixth generation of its successful supermini, […] …

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Spied: The Mk7 Jetta Caught Testing

Spy photographers have caught the first pictures of the next-generation Jetta testing in the Southwest. We learned earlier this year that production of the new Jetta will begin before the end of 2017, but the new car is otherwise shrouded in mystery. It has long been predicted that the Mk7 Jetta would resemble the “Midsize Coupe […]
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The Bigger 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Costs $385 More Than the Old One

The new, significantly bigger Volkswagen Tiguan is a lot more car than its predecessor, but it won’t cost a lot more money. The 2018 Tiguan, which is more than 10 inches longer than before and now offers a third row of seats, costs just $385 more than did the 2017 model, with a base price […] …

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Oil (Won’t) Be Back: Audi Confirms Diesel Is Dead for the U.S.

Long-serving Volkswagen Group executives wince when they hear the word Dieselgate. As they should; the scandal has cost the company millions in buyback restitution and an as yet unquantified amount in damage to its reputation. But although the company remains committed to diesel technology in Europe, we now have confirmation from a senior source that […] …

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Audi Wants High-Performance EVs to Join Hybrid RS Variants

The great thing about talking to senior executives at auto companies is that they know considerably more than their PR minders do. And sometimes, if you get the right exec on the right day, they’re prepared to talk about things the spin doctors would advise against revealing. We suspect that Peter Mertens, new head of […] …

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VW Takes First and Second at Lydden Hill Rallycross

Petter Solberg was on sparkling form this weekend, taking his first win of the season at the historic Lydden Hill Circuit. The win was made even sweeter as teammate Johan Kristoffersson was on the second step to keep him company. Solberg’s win is only the second for the team so far this year, following Kristoffersson’s […]
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