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Audi wants to make your EV’s sunroof a solar panel

Audi wants to integrated solar panels into the panoramic glass roofs on its cars, aiming to increase EV range courtesy of free solar energy. The German automaker has collaborated with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese thin-film solar cell maker Hanergy, on the project. Although not the first time solar panels have been baked into EVs, the…

Audi bags most innovative brand awards

For the second consecutive time, the Audi brand has 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. “With 84 new improvements in…

First Look: Audi Q8 Concept

We might not have been live at the North American International Auto Show this past week,  but we’ve managed to spend some time having a look at Audi‘s new Q8 concept on paper and video. The new Q8 luxury SUV was revealed earlier in the week, and now we’re getting to take a look inside….

BMW X1 xDrive20i Road Test

Decry me as a wagon-loving African rabble-rouser if you must, but BMW’s decision to give the X1 a crossover-style makeover felt like a misstep. The original X1 always felt like a clandestine feint by the German automaker: yes, it bore the badge of an X Series, but its 3 Series underpinnings were more wagon than…

Refreshed Audi A6, A7 to reach us in September

Why change a winning formula? That is perhaps the reasoning behind Audi’s decision to keep its Audi A6 and Audi A7 sedans mostly intact. Mostly. Acknowledging that it still needs to be attractive to buyers tempted to look at competitors’ shiny new offerings, Audi has given the A6 and A7 a slightly makeover, both externally…

2017 Audi A4 makes street debut

While we won’t be making it to the official media launch of the 2017 Audi A4 model, we sure didn’t miss the chance to ride around it when we spotted it in Welkom, Free State earlier this week. See the images after the second jump. The new A4 is still some few days out, but…

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