Audi driver trio as leaders of the standings in WEC race at the Nürburgring

  • First-ever WEC race in Germany on August 30
  • New provisions in regulations lead to competitive changes

08.20.2015 – The Audi drivers will be entering round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) as leaders of the standings after the summer break. Following two victories and another podium result, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are traveling to Audi’s home round at the Nürburgring with a 20-point advantage.

AUDI AG: U.S. sales up one-fifth in July

  • Global deliveries reach around 146,100 in the month – up 1.4 percent
  • Sales chief Luca de Meo: “Preparing for key model changeovers also in China”
  • Europe and the Americas again with substantial growth

08.14.2015 – AUDI AG has started the second half of the year with higher sales than in July 2014. Despite forthcoming model changeovers and ongoing difficult conditions in some key markets, the four rings achieved slight sales growth of 1.4 percent in July, taking the total to around 146,100 units. While the Americas (+19.6%) again gathered pace as growth driver for Audi and deliveries continued to increase substantially in Western Europe (+6.1%), sales in the Asia-Pacific region (-9.2%) and Eastern Europe (-3.2%) remained below the prior-year levels. Around 1,048,450 customers worldwide have chosen an Audi since January, 3.5 percent more than one year earlier.

Powerful battery in Audi electric car with cell modules from LG and Samsung

  • South Korean high tech companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI to invest in European battery cell production for Audi
  • Battery electric SUV with a range of more than 500 kilometers

Audi will develop the battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle on the basis of powerful cell modules from the South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The two Audi partners plan to invest in the cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometers.