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Audi Announces Exclusive R8 Models for U.S. Market

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Luxury car brand Audi will create 2012 R8 models exclusively for the U.S. market. The company announced today that 50 Audi R8 vehicles will be produced, Twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and 30 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be bound for the USA. The Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive later this month.... Read More

Audi Reports Monthly Record Sales for 19 Consecutive Months

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Audi’s premium vehicles represented more than 30 percent of the 11,707 new vehicles it sold for the month of July in the U.S. market. The luxury automaker’s sales are up 28 percent over July 2011. Nineteen consecutive months of record-setting sales have been recorded to date, and the firm is on pace to set a year-to-date-record for sales in 2012.... Read More

Danville Tour d'Elegance Returns in September

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Danville Tour d’Elegance returns for its second running on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Legends of Racing, Heroes of Parkinson's is the theme for this year’s tour, as it honors three racecar drivers...... Read More

The Latest Boutiques | Rolls Royce, Piaget & Louis Vuitton

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  2 Comments

In a recent study by Capgemini regarding the future of physical retail stores, over half (51%) of the 16,000 participants expect that, by 2020, many physical stores will exist primarily as showrooms, places to display products available for order by various other channels. Which when you think about it, is a historical model that has long served the retail cycle of luxury cars.... Read More

The Latest Appointments | Bentley, Bugatti & Herm?s

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

One of the latest European brands to be ‘rescued’ to foreign investment, Aquascutum’s new management has chosen to part ways with design director Joanna Sykes.... Read More

Audi's Hybrid R18 e-tron quattro Wins Le Mans 24 Hours

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Approximately 200,000 spectators, in Ingolstadt, saw the Audi Sport Team Joest take first place at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Four Audi R18 models, including the R18 e-tron quattro, a diesel-hybrid car, finished first, second, third, and fifth, respectively.... Read More

The Latest Appointments | PPR, Audi & Jumeirah Group

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

The Latest Appointments at Hilton Hotels, Sotheby’s, Barney’s New York, Tiffany & Co, PPR, Smythson, Aquascutum, Departures & Vogue Australia... Read More

Audi Offers Custom Auto Features With quattro GmbH

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The demand for bespoke luxury automobiles is rising as affluent consumers are personalizing their vehicles with special options and upgrades. The custom process provides the opportunity to customize a car’s interior, exterior, and performance.... Read More

Audi at Le Mans in France |Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury car maker Audi chronicles its winning race team’s efforts at the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. The film, which debuted nationwide on Speed TV in early May, is the third of a trilogy of films documenting the Audi sports teams and the U.S. Ski team’s pursuit of excellence.... Read More

Audi E-Bike Wörthersee Takes Cyclists for the Ride of Their Lives

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Electric bicycles are nothing new, but one that can go up to 50mph certainly is. Audi took some time out from making luxury cars to debut their new e-bike, the Wörthersee prototype that can do just that, and more, according to Inhabitat.com.... Read More

Audi Acquires Ducati | Plans First North American Plant

Apr 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Audi AG is acquiring Italian sports motorcycle manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from Invest Industrial Group. The supervisory boards of both companies have approved the acquisition. Ducati becomes the luxury automaker’s “third pillar” in northern Italy along with Lamborghini and Italdesign Giugiaro.... Read More

New Market Study Reveals Crossover Between Luxury & Non-Luxury Car Brands

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Apparently, both luxury and non-luxury brand automobiles are on the minds of U.S. consumers in the market for a new car this year, according to results of an ongoing market research study conducted by Phoenix Marketing International.... Read More

Limited Edition Audi 2012 R8 GT Spyder MSRP at $210K

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury automaker Audi this week announced an MSRP of $210,000 for its limited edition 2012 R8 GT Spyder. A total of 330 vehicles will be made worldwide. Each of the cars will be specially numbered on the gearshift. Fifty are designated for the United States and delivery of the R8 GT Spyder begins this month.

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Audi's Customer Relations Program 'Certified' by J.D. Power and Associates

Nov 22, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Is it just a coincidence that a company experiencing its best year in sales in the U.S. also is doing well at customer service? Being lauded for its marketing analysts and product testers, J.D. Power and Associates recently "certified" Audi for superior customer service.... Read More

Audi TT RS Receives 2012 All-Star Award from Automobile Magazine

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Along with having a stellar sales year in the USA, Audi also is picking up its share of awards and accolades from the automotive industry. Automobile Magazine recently named the Audi TT RS as the recipient of its 2012 All-Star award. The award will be presented to the automaker at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.... Read More

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