January 9, 2008
Compiled by: Jason Teller
Now that it’s 2008 it’s the perfect time to take a look back at the Audi happenings of the past year. Readers will be able to quickly see the news and events which dominated the world of Audi in 2007, as well as diving into each article for more comprehensive information.
We have also designated a single newsworthy item as the Audi Event of the Year. In 2005 it was the final race for the venerable R8 race car at Le Mans, whereas in 2006 it was the highly anticipated debut of the R8 sportscar at the Paris Motor Show. This year we can’t help but believe that Audi’s return to a coupé offering is the biggest news of the year, and so the debut of the A5 / S5 gets the nod.
Best wishes to all of our readers in 2008.
January 2007 – Majestic Power: The Audi Q7 V12 TDI
The Q7 had earned its spot in the Audi lineup when along came a monster big brother powered by an amazing V12 TDI powerplant.
February 2007 – Audi Annual Press Conference
Audi posted record figures again in the 2006 financial year for sales, revenue and earnings.
March 2007 – The New Audi A5 / Audi S5
Audi Event of the Year
Audi finally brings a coupé back to its lineup – a beautiful one at that.
April 2007 – Audi RS 4 is the World Performance Car of the Year
The revered RS 4 picks up some hardware as journalists from 22 countries vote it World Performance Car of the Year.
May 2007 – The Audi TT clubsport quattro
Audi shows a very special concept car which is part TT and part open cockpit racecar.
June 2007 – Audi’s Seventh Le Mans Victory
Audi wins the 75th running of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours and keeps the Audi R10 TDI unbeaten there.
July 2007 – AudiWorld Acquired by Internet Brands, Inc.
AudiWorld announces that it has been acquired by a leading operator of automotive websites, Internet Brands, Inc..
August 2007 – The Audi A8 In-Depth
The sporty yet elegant flagship Audi A8 is refreshed.
September 2007 – Volkswagen of America, Inc. Announces New Strategic Direction, Move to Virginia and Restructure of U.S. Operations
Citing difficulties attracting the right talent and a need to be closer to key markets and customers, Audi of America announces it will move to Northern Virginia.
October 2007 – In Depth: The New Audi A4
As Audi’s A4 goes, so goes Audi. While the B7 A4 included a number of enhancements, the model has not seen such a thorough upgrade since B5-B6.
November 2007 – Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro Concept
Audi used the Los Angeles Auto Show to debut a brand new concept. The body was meant to hint at the upcoming Q5.
December 2007 – Open for Sport: The Audi A3 Cabriolet
The A3 has been around for awhile, but the A3 Cabriolet is a brand new offering for 2008 from Audi. Unfortunately it will not come to the U.S.
- 2006 Year in Review
- 2005 Year in Review
- 2004 Year in Review