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BMW And Audi Are Working On Low-Cost Carbon Fibre

Lightweight carbon fibre in your everyday road-going family sedan could be commonplace in the not-too-distant future, with the news that BMW and Audi are working hard to cut the cost of producing the high-tech material by 90 per cent, bringing it into competition with steel and aluminium for mass-market automotive production.


Audi S1 Sportback: Australian Hands On

Want to get an Audi S model in your life but afraid you can’t afford it? The new Audi S1 Quattro might be just what you need. We went driving around the wilds of Tasmania with the new beastly hot hatch, and it’s incredible.


Audi A3 e-tron: Australian Hands-On

Hybrid petrol-electric cars are evolving at a rapid pace, but early examples like Toyota’s Prius weren’t as earth-changing and fuel-saving as we’d all hoped. Ingolstadt is taking care of that last point, though — it doesn’t want to be massively revolutionary, but Audi’s new A3 e-tron city car marries an electric motor to a regular fossil-fueled engine, and it can travel 50km without using a drop of petrol. When it does use dinosaur juice, it does so frugally and sensibly.


Audi Suspension Springs Are Trading Steel For Composites

Forget what you know about car suspension: Audi is tearing up the rule book and making its latest springs from glass fibre-reinforced composite instead of steel. It’s not gone mad though; this is the future.


Audi Turned 28 Cars Into A Giant World Cup Scoreboard

In what could turn out to be yet another vain attempt to get most Americans to like — or even mildly appreciate — soccer, Audi created a giant World Cup scoreboard made from something the country definitely loves: cars.


This Inflatable Tent Makes The Car Part Of The Canopy

This tent takes car camping to the next level. Its inflatable structure can stand by itself, but it can also be attached to the back of an Audi Q3 — to offer more robust shelter and storage if you need it.


Audi's New Q4 Crossover SUV Design Sketches Are Imposing

Crossover, soft-roader SUVs are one of the fastest-growing segments in motoring right now. Every marque wants to have a car that can hold the kids and their football gear, but also fit into a tight parking spot in the middle of the city. The new Audi Q4 crossover — so that’s a bit bigger than the Q3, but smaller than the Q5 — might look something like these concept sketches released by the Audi Design Team, if it’s ever released.


This Ad's Amazing Optical Illusion Reveals The Hazards Of Driving

Audi’s luxury vehicles include a neat night-vision system that will automatically warn drivers about hazards on the road. And to drive home just how life-saving it can be, the company’s ad agency created a brilliant billboard in an airport with a secret hazard that was only revealed to passengers when they got closer and closer.


Audi Might Build The R8 e-tron After All

The Audi R8 is almost the perfect sports car. The electric version, the e-tron, was shelved after Audi realised the range was insufficient. According to the head of development at Audi, however, it’s back on track.


This Audi Ski Lodge Is Being Eaten By A Glitch From The Future

The Obergurg-Hochgurgl ski area, in the Austrian Alps, is full of lodges just like this: rustic, charmingly worn, oh-so-cozy, and — wait — colonised by a bizarre parasite that spews red and white triangles across its facade?